C1805-7 Sep 1850
The meaning of the name of Franz source is an Ancient Germanic expression meaning "A Frenchman."
This name is used in German.
Narrative: The Franks, a Germanic tribe that conquered the territory now known as
France in the 6th century, most likely derived their name from their
favorite weapon, a type of spear called a franca.
Franz was born C1805 in
Leichlingen, Rhine Province, Prussia,
the son of
Peter Johann Schmittert
and Anna Maria Thiel
Franz married Anna 13 Jan 1833
ANNA PHILIPPINA KNECHT
C1807-11 Dec 1849
Anna's name source is Channah, a Hebrew name meaning "Favored grace."
Anna, born C1807 in Solingen (zoh'-ling-en), Rhine Province, Prussia,
was the daughter of Johann Wilhelm Knecht and Anna Margaretha Wolfertz. She
married Franz Schmittert 1833 in Solingen.
The four known children born
of this union were:
Alwine, 9 Oct 1833, married
Anton Carl Reuter
Mathilde 30 Jan 1836
Auguste, 01 Jun 1838
Franz August, 6 Jan 1841
Ida Johanna, 18 Apr 1843