Geneablogy: An occasional Journal about our experiences exploring our heritage

Tuesday, March 14, 2000

Looking through the Michigan Genealogical Death Index for Schmitts in Wayne County who died between 1867 and 1882 turns up some interesting causes of death. One poor soul died of Inflammation of the Legs. Another suffered from QUICK CONSUMPTION. A number of youngsters are listed, too, suffering from Croup or Scarlet Fever. I'm clearly going to need more information about Great-Grandma Miller before this becomes a useful tool for finding Schmitts, but it's interesting nonetheless.

Posted at 9:31:42 PM