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Re: Fireman
Posted by: PHelfand46 (ID *****9713) Date: March 09, 2012 at 18:00:09
In Reply to: Re: Fireman by Donna Hawkins of 5230

Sorry about the wrong Henry Schmidtetter. I have the obit for wife Susan. Her soundex code for the PA death records was S532; looking for Henry or Harry again - I tried S532, S533 and S536. My guess is that they have his Schmidtetter under different soundex code. Perhaps Henry is buried with her at Montrose Cemetery. You could contact them to find out. I went to their site, they had a search engine for names but it didn't seem to be working.

I have access to obits for Phila area up to 1922 (mostly Phila Inquirer) through genealogybank.com/ which is a subscription service. If you are local, your library may have online access to the Phila Inquirer up to 1922 as well as after about 1990.


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July 27, 1922 – Philadelphia Inquirer:
SCHMIDTETTER, July 24, SUSAN, wife of Henry G Schmidtetter. Funeral services Thurs. 2 P M, residence 419 E. Livingston st. Int. private, Montrose Cem.
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PA Death Record Index: Susan Schmidtetter S532: Phila 7/24/1922; 65658
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April 25, 1892 – Philadelphia Inquirer:
SCHMIDTETTER, Suddenly on April 21, 1892, Bertha May, daughter of Henry and Susan Schmidtetter, aged 20 months.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence of her parents, No. 1323? Earl st. Interment at Palmer Cemetery.
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March 5, 1920: Agents Find Liquor in Pile of Ashes Evidence "Dug up" in Back Yard Causes Alleged

Reference to Captain Henry Schmidtetter uncovering a still in the ashes of a fire.

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Philadelphia Public Library Instructions for Obit Lookups:

If you have the exact date for a death after 1922, you can contact the Phila Public Library for obit lookups.
Ordering obituaries from the Free Library of Philadelphia:

Send a written request with the person's name, exact date of death (month, day, year) or burial date and a stamped self-addressed envelope. They will check two newspapers for each name submitted.

U.S. Mail:
Free Library of Philadelphia
Newspapers & Microfilm Center
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Email:
erefNEWS@freelibrary.org

Payments:
A $10 fee will be charged for up to three obituary name "lookups" whether or not staff can locate the obituaries. This fee covers three emailed scans. If you prefer a paper copy a $5.00 shipping/handling fee will be added. An invoice and search results will be sent upon completion of the research

Service Limitations:
Please be advised that staffing limitations prevent them from undertaking ongoing or in-depth research for patrons. Please refrain from sending additional requests until payment is completed for previous requests.

Here are just some of the newspapers that are archived at the Newspaper and Magazine Database Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Bulletin, 4/10/1847-1/29/1982
Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/3/1860-date
Philadelphia Public Ledger, 3/25/1836-3/15/1934
Philadelphia Record, 5/14/1870-2/1/1947
Of course, there are MANY others.



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