Dad

I admit that I am cheating a little bit today. I am reposting an article I wrote 3 years ago. I wrote it to honor my dad on Father’s Day. The real reason I am reposting this article is that I feel the need to spend more time writing my next book. I really should have it published in time for our museum’s Immigration Conference this coming October. I did add some recently discovered information to this article. Happy Father’s Day to you.

For Father’s Day, today’s blog post is about my dad.  Actually, I’m going to start with this photo of my dad, my grandfather, and my great grandfather…..all Schmidts.

3 Schmidts

Left to right:  Richard Schmidt, Emanuel Schmidt, and Gottwerth Schmidt

My dad, Richard Heinrich Schmidt, was born on January 4, 1913 and baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wittenberg, Missouri.  He would attend the Lutheran school that was operated by St. Paul’s.  In a previous post, I wrote about Teacher Stohs – Dad’s Teacher.

This family photo must have been taken when Dad was still in Teacher Stohs’ class.  Dad is the one to the left of my Aunt Hildegard, who has her hand in front of her face.

MR. & MRS. EMMANUEL G. SCHMIDT AND THEIR CHILDREN MR. & MRS. EMMANUEL G. SCHMIDT AND THEIR CHILDREN

In 1928, when Dad was just 15 years old, he lost his father who died that year.  Recently, I wrote another post…

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