|Burial register ID:||1130|
|Cause of death:||Unknown|
|Date of death:||09-Nov-1873|
|Date of burial:||09-Nov-1873|
John Schmidt (1848-1873)
John (or Johannes) Schmidt was born in Germany in 1848. He was a resident of Dunedin for five years. He was a baker and his shop and abode were in George Street, Dunedin. He married Magdalena Kippenberger in May, 1873 in Krull’s Family Hotel. The marriage was witnessed by Victoria Krull and Katharina Kippenberger. Magdalena may have worked as a domestic in the hotel. She was 20 years old and John was 25.
Six months later John Schmidt’s bakery caught fire. Tragically, he died from injuries sustained while he was trying to save Magdalena, who was also injured but survived and married again. Several buildings were destroyed in the fire, which was believed to have originated in John’s bakery. John’s building is reported as being insured for £40.
Otago Daily Times, 31 October 1873:
Illustrated New Zealand Herald, November 1873:
Otago Police Gazette, 29 November 1873:
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