Louis Schmidt

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Louis (Laferte dit) Schmidt
Born December 4, 1844
Old Fort near Fort Chipewyan
Died November 6, 1935
Saint Louis, Saskatchewan near Batoche
Occupation Metis leader, politician
Spouse(s) in 1872 he married Justine Laviolette

Louis Schmidt was born on December 4, 1844 at Old Fort, near Fort Chipewyan and was baptised at Portage La Loche by Father Jean-Baptiste Thibault in July 1845.[1][2] He died in Saint Louis, Saskatchewan near Batoche November 6, 1935. In 1869 he was Secretary to the first Provisional Government organized in the Red River Colony.[1] Louis Schmidt sat as an elected member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly for Saint Boniface West in 1870-1874 and again in 1878-1879.[1] He was the grandson of Alexis Bonami and a classmate of Louis Riel.[2]

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