Henri Francis Schmitz (1735 - 1825)

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Nicknames: "Henri Francis Schmidt"
Birthplace: Germany
Death: Died in Lexington, Lexington, South Carolina, United States
Occupation: Physician and Officer in the American Revolution
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About Henri Francis Schmitz

"Dr. Hennry F. Schmitz's. The home of the famous doctor (?-1826), whose skills had by 1860 become legendary to 'every adult person now in the Dutch Fork.' His potent 'Obsolutely, dat is shust so' had convinced everyone of the infallibility of his opinion. Some Dutch Fork folk feared he had "power to cast spells' and 'was on terms of intimacy with the Devil.' " from Names in South Carolina, Volumes XXV-XXX, 1978-1983, Edited by Claude Henry Neuffer (Spartanburg, S.C.: The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1984, p. 27

His house appears on Mills' Atlas of 1825 as the home of 'DR. SMYTZ.' Schmitz (as Dr. Schmitt) is an important character in John Punterick: A Novel of Life in the Old Dutch Fork (The South Caroliniana Series Bibliographical & Textual No. 7) Mayer, O.B. (ed. James E. Kibler) Bookseller: Dr. Books (Columbia, SC, U.S.A.)

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Henri Francis Schmitz's Timeline

1735
1735
Germany
1750
1750
Age 15

He was a medical doctor in the Dutch Fork area as early as 1750.

1763
1763
Age 28
Lexington, South Carolina, United States
1764
1764
Age 29
Lexington, South Carolina, United States
1790
1790
Age 55
Lexington, South Carolina, United States
1802
1802
Age 67
South Carolina, United States
1825
1825
Age 90
Lexington, Lexington, South Carolina, United States
1826
1826
Age 90
Pomaria, Newberry, South Carolina, United States
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