F. Peter Schmidt

Page 460-461 - F. Peter Schmidt, secretary-treasurer of the Pulte Plumbing and Heating Company of Grand Rapids, was born in that city August 25, 1889, the son of Peter and Anna (Hubel) Schmidt, pioneer residents of the city where their son was born. Peter Schmidt was born in Germany and came to the United States when he was a youth of fourteen years. He settled in Grand Rapids where he followed his trade of stone worker. Many of the buildings of that city bear on their cornerstones the engraving of Peter Schmidt. He died in 1912, but his widow is still living in Grand Rapids. F. Peter Schmidt was educated at St. Mary’s school, Grand Rapids, and after the completion of his education, he became an apprentice in the machinist trade, which he followed for five years. For a period of seven years thereafter, he had charge of the shipping department of a leading Grand Rapids concern. In 1911, at the end of that time, he became associated with the Pulte Plumbing and Heating Company. At the time of the incorporation of that company in 1920 he became secretary and treasurer of the firm, a position which he now holds. Among those engaged in the plumbing business in Grand Rapids, he is known as a man well versed in the various phases of his work, and as such he has gained an enviable reputation among them. In the year 1912, he married Miss Georgia Turcott, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Turcott of Walker township, Kent county. The grandmother of Mrs. Schmidt is still living in the same log house west of Walker to which she moved in the early eighties. Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt are the parents of six children as follows: Frederick E., born April 4, 1913; Joseph F., born November 2, 1915; Eugene, born December 16, 1918; Geraldine, who was born February 13, 1921; Dorothy, born April 2, 1922, and Robert, born November 12, 1924. Mr. Schmidt is a member of the Knights of Columbus and in 1912 he was secretary and treasurer of the Wilson-Marshall Club.Hub.

Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 5 May 2004
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