Louis Schmidt Card & Comic

Our professional historian cousin, Sandra Schmidt of Washington DC, found these memorabilia of one of our Schmidt cousins during her research. This is a business card for the restaurant/tavern owned by Balthasar Ludwig “Louis” Schmidt (1835-1908) at 702 Seventh St. NW in DC: Balthasar Ludwig “Louis” Schmidt was the son of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., grandson […]

A Closer Look at Washington DC’s Seventh Street NW in the 1870s

Balthasar Ludwig “Louis” Schmidt (1835-1908) was one of the original Schmidt immigrants to come from Machtlos, Germany and settle in America. Louis ended up in Washington, DC, where he operated a popular restaurant/tavern on Seventh Street NW from 1875 until his death (after which the business was carried on by his son Milton until Prohibition […]

Addy Mae’s Coming to Reunion

Have you ever had an Addy Mae’s dessert? If you live near or have ever been through West Bend, there’s a good chance you know what we’re talking about. Addy Mae’s intends on being at the Schmidt Family Reunion to sell their incredible goodies!

Cousin Hazel’s Rhubarb Upsidedown Cake Recipe

Rhubarb Upsidedown Cake Creator: Hazel (Messner) Schmidt (1922-2015) Contributor: Beverly (Schmidt) Miller Circa: 1975 Ingredients: 1 box of yellow cake mix 4 cups of diced rhubarb 1 cup of sugar 1 pt. of heavy cream Cool Whip Directions: Mix the yellow cake mix as directed. Pour into 9×13 cake pan. Add diced rhubarb to top […]