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Henry S. Schmidt is engaged in general merchandising at Victoria.  He 
is a native of Prussia, Germany, and was born April 24, 1824.  His
father was John Schmidt, now deceased, who was also a native of Prussia.
Henry S. Schmidt immigrated to this country in 1845, and first located
in New York City, where he remained about two years; he then went to
Luzerne County, Penn., from there to Kalamazoo, Mich., and in 1854 he
settled in Chicago, where he reamined but one year.  In 1858 he removed
to St. Louis, and from there, in 1862, went to California, where he was
engaged in mercantile business until 1887, when he located in Victoria,
Jefferson Co., Mo., and established his present business.  He carries a
general stock of merchandise, and as a result of reasonable prices he 
is enjoying a large and growing trade.  In 1852 he married Jennie 
Thomason; and of the seven children born to their union but three are
living, viz.: Thomas, Harris and Rosa.  Mr. Schmidt is a member of the
Masonic fraternity and of the I. O. O. F.