Petersburg Observer, 1907
Aged German Passes Away - Louis Schmidt, a Highly Respected Citizen is Mourned by Relatives and Friends - Louis Schmidt, aged 83 years, 9 months, and 20 days, a highly respected citizen, died Sunday October 13, at the home of his son six miles south of the city. The deceased was born in Germany but came to the United States when comparatively early in life. He has resided in Illinois for thirty-seven years. His home is in Cass county where he owned a farm, but for the past thirteen years he has lived with his son, Fred. The deceased is survived by two sons and four daughters: Henry of Athens and Fred of near Tallula; Mrs. Lizzie Jeske, Mrs. Bertha Scheibner of Springfield, Mrs. Anna Johnson of this city and Mrs. Hannah Hendricks of Cass County. The funeral services were held Wednesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Theodore Krueger officiating. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery near Petersburg.