Philippina Dexheimer

b. 31 August 1841, d. 2 August 1890
  • Philippina Dexheimer was born on 31 August 1841 in Biebelnheim, Rheinhessen.
  • Philippina Dexheimer arrived in the Port of New York on 6 November 1862, aboard the Bark Ottile from Bremen, traveling between-decks, apparently alone, identified as a servant.
  • She married John Harmson circa 1866.
  • The following appeared on 1 January 1870 in the Sacramento Daily Union: The following is as complete a list of the Marriages, Births and Deaths that have occurred in Sacramento during year 1869 as we have been able to compile from all sources: Births . . . August 2 -- Wife of John Harmson, of a daughter.
  • John Harmson and Philippina Dexheimer, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California. Other members of the household included Albert Harmson and Lillie M. Harmson.
  • John Harmson and Philippina Dexheimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, at 1117 Fifteenth Street and one boarder.. Other members of the household included Lillie M. Harmson, John William Harmson and Otto Charles Harmson.
  • Philippina Dexheimer became a widow at the 22 March 1882 death of her husband John Harmson.
  • She married William Schmidt on 8 June 1885 in Sacramento, California, at the residence of the bride, with Rev. Dr. Charles Taubner officiating.
  • The following appeared in the Sacramento Daily Record-Union: Married] (Sacramento, June 8) By Rev. Dr. Charles Taubner, at the residence of the bride, William Schmidt to Mrs. Philippa Harmson, nee Dixheimer, both of Sacramento.
  • Philippina Dexheimer and Lillie M. Harmson appeared in the '1889-1890 Sacramento, California, City Directory at 1233 H Street listed as P. Harmson and Miss Lillie Harmson..
  • At the time of writing An Illustrated History of Sacramento County, California, published in 1890, Mrs. Philippine Schmidt was treasurer of the Germania Lodge, No. 31, Rebekah Degree, I.O.O.F.
  • Philippina Dexheimer died on 2 August 1890 at age 48 in Sacramento, California.
  • William Schmidt became a widower at her death.
  • She was interred at Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California.
  • The following appeared on 4 August 1890 in the Sacramento Daily Record-Union: [Died] (Sacramento, August 2) Philippina, wife of William Schmidt, a native of Germany, 49 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from her late residence, H street, between Twelfth and Thirteenth, to-morrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o'clock.
  • The following appeared on 5 August 1890 in the Sacramento Daily Record-Union: Members of Germania Rebekah Degree Lodge, No. 31, I. O. O. F., you are hereby notified to meet at Temple Hall THIS MORNING at 9 A. M., to attend the funeral of our beloved sister, Philipina Schmidt. Christina Hope, N. G.
  • Photographs of present-day Biebelnheim.
  • Last Edited: 5 Jan 2014

Family 1: John Harmson b. circa 14 February 1832, d. 22 March 1882

Family 2: William Schmidt d. circa November 1890