Smith Louisa  aka, Louise 

Smith Louisa aka, Louise

Female 1871 - 1956

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1871 House ........photo: March,1903........The Fortman Boys: Frederick Peter, Age 9, Lawrence Anthony, Age 7, Edmund Age 2..................Peter Schmidt's Victorian House built in 1871 at 6836 N. Ridge...it is 32 yrs. old in this photo...Peter died in the back bedroom here last year...the house now belongs to Louisa Schmidt Fortman and her husband Frederick. Married 8 yrs. Their Son Albert Joseph, not pictured will be born in 17 months. This Son will receive the house from his Mother in 1937. Albert Joseph will Will the house to his Son, David who will take title upon his father's death 7 Sep 1987. This house has thus been in the Schmidt Fortman lineage for 136 years................................................................................ Note the Greenhouses in the back, the carriage shed on the North side, the kerosene lamp in the bow window and the scalloped upstairs bedroom shade. The house does not yet have city sewers which will be laid in Ridge Ave. next year. The chimney cap is typical of the period as is the European grape-vine lattice a few feet south of the front porch. The bulkhead wooden-door can be seen to be open on the south side behind the large tree....................Louisa Smith Fortmann, Mistress of the house in this picture is age 32.

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Fortman Lawrence  (Sr) Anthony
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Owner/SourceDavid A. Fortman
Date1903
PlaceChicago
File nameRidge House with 3 Boys 1904.jpg
File Size200.28k
ID9
Dimensions800 x 565
Linked toFortman Albert Joseph; Fortman David Alan; Fortman Edmund J., S.J.; Fortman Frederick Peter; Fortman Lawrence (Sr) Anthony; Schmitt a.k.a. Schmidt a.k.a. Smith (Twin) Peter, Jr; Schmitt a.k.a. Schmidt a.k.a. Smith (Twin) Peter , Jr; Schmitt a.k.a. Schmidt a.k.a. Smith Johann Peter, Sr; Smith Louisa aka Louise; Smith Louisa aka, Louise

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