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Dieter Schmidt
Date of birth: 1816
Status: Deceased
Date of death: 1866
Age: 49
Occupation: Railroad Foreman
Relationships: Bauer - close friend, deceased
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by: Brian Jensen
Season: 1 & 2
First episode: "Derailed"
Last episode: "Slaughterhouse"
Appearances: 5 episodes (see below)

Dieter Schmidt was the railroad foreman at the beginning of Season 2.

Background Information[]

Schmidt traveled from Germany to the United States with his friend, Bauer. Both men sought work on the Union Pacific Railroad.

Season 2[]

Main article: Season 2

Schmidt was suspected of killing Penny, a Hell on Wheels prostitute. Lily asked Elam to take care of the man who killed Penny. Elam approached Schmidt as he relieved himself early one morning. After attempting to proposition Schimdt to kill a prostitute, Elam stabs Schmidt to death. ("Durant, Nebraska")


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "Immoral Mathematics" "A New Birth of Freedom" "Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai" "Bread and Circuses"
"Pride, Pomp and Circumstance" "Revelations" "Derailed" "Timshel" "God of Chaos"
Season 2 appearances
"Viva La Mexico" "Durant, Nebraska" "Slaughterhouse" "Scabs" "The Railroad Job"
"Purged Away with Blood" "The White Spirit" "The Lord's Day" "Blood Moon" "Blood Moon Rising"