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Luise Elisabeth HÖRTH

Gabriel SCHMALZ 2 3 4 5
  • Born: February 20, 1844, Gallenbach, Baden, Germany 6 7
  • Baptized: February 22, 1844, Steinbach, Baden, Germany
  • Marriage: Luise Elisabeth HÖRTH on January 21, 1874 in Steinbach, Baden, Germany 1
  • Died: November 20, 1925, Logan County, Arkansas at age 81 8 9
  • Buried: Paris, Arkansas - St. Joseph's Cemetery

bullet  General Notes:

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bullet  Noted Events In his Life:

  • Immigration, March 29, 1880, America. picture
    He emigrated to America from Baden-Baden, Germany. Baden-Baden is a small town near the Black Forest in south western Germany. Click here to read more about the history of Baden-Baden and how it got it's name.

    Gabriel Schmalz, Louise, Konrad and Felix are listed on the New York Passenger List. Arrival Date: 29 Mar 1880 - Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Netherlands - Destination: United States of America - Place of Origin: Germany - Ship Name: Maas - Port of Arrival: New York - Line: 23 - Microfilm Roll: 423 - List Number: 321

    The "Maas" of 1873 was a 1,705 gross ton ship, length 255.3ft x beam 35.1ft, straight stem, one funnel, two masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 10 knots. There was accommodation for 8-1st and 288-3rd class passengers. Built by Henderson, Coulborn & Co, Glasgow for the Dutch company, Plate, Reuchlin & Co, she was launched on 19/8/1872. She left Rotterdam on her maiden voyage to Halifax (for coal) and New York on 20/11/1872. In April 1873, Plate, Reuchlin ceased operations due to lack of capital and she went, with the rest of their assets, to the newly formed Holland America Line. On 1/6/1873 she commenced her first voyage for her new owners, from Rotterdam to New York, and her last voyage started on 8/4/1883. Later the same year she was renamed "Maasdam" and on 25/8/1883 resumed Rotterdam - New York sailings. On 24/10/1884 she was destroyed by fire at sea with no loss of life. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.3, p.909]
  • Census, June 27, 1900, Short Mountain, Logan, Arkansas - District 61. picture

    The following Schmaltz family are members are listed on this page:
    Gabriel Smaltz, Head, Born May 1835, Age 65
    Louise E., Wife, Born Feb 1852, Age 48
    Caroline, Daughter, Born May 1877, Age 23
    Felix A., Son, Born Oct 1878, Age 21
    Frank M., Son, Born Jan 1882, Age 18
    Mary E., Daughter, Born Dec 1886, Age 13
    Adolp, Son, Born Nov 1884, Age 15
    Leo, Son, Born May 1888, Age 12
    Frances M., Daughter, Born Oct 1992, Age 8

    This is the most messed up census I found. Even with all the errors in the census data and the transcription of the data, I am
    convinced this IS the Gabriel Schmalz family. It looks like when the census taker came around somebody just made their best
    guess at birth month and year for each person in the family but were off by a year or so for most and off by about 9 years for
    Gabriel. The names also have errors indicating that whoever was giving the information to the census taker didn't even have a
    good knowledge of the family membrs names. The errors are:
    - Gobrie Smatty: I can't make out the first name but the last name looks like "Smaltz" with the l and the t crossed thus the name
    - "Caroline, Daughter" should be "Conrad, Son".
    - Felix A. should be Felix C.
    - Adolp should be Adolph
    - Mary E. should be Mary S.
    It's also interesting that Mary also shows up in the 1900 Fort Smith Census indicating she was not even living at Gabriel's
    house in 1900. I also suspect Conrad had already spread his wings and flew the coop by 1900 which would explain why
    someone who didn't know the family might have been confused about "Caroline/Conrad".
  • Census, April 1, 1910, Short Mountain, Logan, Arkansas - District 58. picture

    The following Schmalz families are listed on this page:
    Gabriel Schmalz, Head, Age 66
    Louise, Wife, Age 58
    Adolph, Son, Age 25
    Leo Son, Age 21
    Frances, Daughter, Age 18
    Charles Schmalz, Head, Age 24
    Tillie, Wife, Age 22
  • Census, January 20, 1920, Short Mtn, Logan, Arkansas - District 59. picture

    The following Schmaltz family members are listed on this page:
    George W. ?, Son, Age 11
    Regina ?, Daughter, Age 9
    Albert ?, Son, Age 7
    Gilbert, Son, Age 5
    Leo Schmaltz, Head, Age 31
    Eva, Wife, Age 29
    Julius, Son, Age 5
    Roman, Son, Age 3 ?/12
    Edwin, son, Age 11/12
    Gab Schmaltz, Head, Age 76
    Louise, Wife, Age 69
    Ed Schmaltz, Head, Age 34
    Helen, Wife, Age 27
    Alice, Daughter, Age 3 3/12
    Hilda, Daughter, Age 2 7/12
    Irene, Daughter, Age 1 3/12
  • Cemetery: St. Joseph's Cemetery: Paris, Logan, Arkansas, USA. picture


Gabriel married Luise Elisabeth HÖRTH, daughter of Athanasius HÖRTH and Martina HABICH, on January 21, 1874 in Steinbach, Baden, Germany.1 (Luise Elisabeth HÖRTH was born on September 11, 1851 in Altschweier, Amt Bühl, Grossherzogtum Baden, Germany, died on February 4, 1925 in Paris, Logan, Arkansas, USA 10 11 12 13 and was buried on February 6, 1925 in Paris, Logan, Arkansas, USA.)



  1. Parish Register Entry, The Marriage of Gabriel Schmalz and Louise Hörth picture
    Picture was provided by Roman Reith.

  2. Roman Reith provided information including the following source citation information:,
    Ahnenliste: Bruder von Kaspar Schmalz MVVV
    Kirchenbuch Varnhalt
    + Geburtseintrag (1844)
    + Heiratseintrag (1874)
    + Geburtseintrag des Sohns Conrad (1876)
    + Geburtseintrag des Sohns Felix (1878)
    + Im Jahr 1881 mit Ehefrau Luise und zwei Kindern (Conrad und Felix) nach Nordamerika ausgewandert.
  3. Baden, Germany Emigration Index 1866-1911,
    Name: Gabriel Schmalz Place of Origin
    (Town, District, Province): Varnhalt, Buehl, Baden Year Emigrated: 1880 Others: 4 Persons.
  4. Naturalization Document,
    Name: Gabriel Schmalz Year: 1901 Place: Arkansas Source Publication Code: 9280 Primary Immigrant: Schmalz, Gabriel Annotation: Limited to 75 copies. Source Bibliography: UNITED STATES, WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION. Index to Naturalization Records in Arkansas, 1809-1906. (Immigration and Naturalization Records Indexing Project Service Division.) Little Rock, Ark.: U.S.W.P.A., 1942. 6 unpaginated, 111p. Page: 44

  5. Arkansas Land Records,
    Name: GABRIEL SCHMALZ Land Office: DARDANELLE Document Number: 7998 Total Acres: 80 Misc. Doc. Nr.: 22028 Signature: Yes Canceled Document: No Issue Date: April 14, 1906 Mineral Rights Reserved: No Metes and Bounds: No Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392 Multiple Warantee Names: No Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862 Multiple Patentee Names: No Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original Land Description:
    1 N½NE 5TH PM No 7N 26W 18

  6. Parish Register Entry, The birth of Gabriel Schmalz picture
    Picture was provided by Roman Reith.

  7. FamilySearch International Genealogical Index,
    Birth: 22 Feb 1844 Varnhalt, Baden, Baden
    Source Information: Batch Number: 7514732 Sheet: 07 Source Call No.: 0884514 Type: Film.
  8. Saint Joseph's Cemetery Records,
    Schmaltz Gaberil 2-20-1844 11-20-1925.
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  9. Arkansas Death Index,
    Name: Gabrial Schmalz Death Day: 20 Death Month: Nov Death Year: 1925 County: Logan Roll Number: 19241933.
  10. Obituary, Louise Hörth picture

  11. Memorial Card, Louise Hörth picture

  12. Saint Joseph's Cemetery Records,
    Schmaltz Louisa 9-11-1851 2-4-1925.
  13. Arkansas Death Index,
    Name: Louise Schmalz Death Day: 4 Death Month: Feb Death Year: 1925 County: Logan Roll Number: 19241933.