The 3 Henry John Schmidts of West Bend, Iowa

If you want to have a conversation about Henry John Schmidt of West Bend, Iowa, you had better be careful. There were, in fact, 3 Henry Johns in the Schmidt family of that town, who all lived at the same time, and were all related to one another. All 3 even used the nickname “Heiney,” […]

Elmer Raymond “Doc” Schmidt (1923-2015)

As some of you know, the family lost one of our dearest patriarchs on Sunday. Elmer Raymond “Doc” Schmidt died February 22nd, 2015, at the age of 91. He was grandpa to some, uncle to others, and cousin to many. Elmer was the son of Fred Schmidt, grandson of Henry Schmidt, great grandson of Conrad […]