FC: Schmidt Family Pictures | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
1: Fred & Flora Schmidt | On their wedding day, September 17, 1913 and then circa 1957
2: Family Gatherings | circa 1945 | John Onnen Janssen Schmidt, Fred's father, with his grandkids, Jack Kearney, Joyce & Lester Elliott & June & Marilyn Kearney, in 1938
3: circa 1944 | circa 1965 | circa 1948
4: Fred & Flora's family: top pic: Ben & Les, LaVon & LaVera bottom pic: Jess & son Jerry, LaVera & LaVon | circa 1943 | circa 1942
5: Their children:, Top row: Jesse, Ben & Jesse, & Leslie, Bottom row: LaVon and LaVera
6: Jesse, Ben & Leslie | Jesse, friend, Ben & Les, circa 1925 | Jesse, friend, & Ben, circa 1925 | Friend, Ben & Jesse, circa 1928 | Ben & Jesse 1918
7: LaVera & LaVon | circa 1934 | circa 1943
8: Jesse was born November 11, 1915 | Jesse John | Jesse is the baby on the right, 1915 | Ben & Jesse are in front, 1918
9: Jesse & Maybelle on their wedding day, June 17, 1939
10: Jesse & Maybelle's family. They had 4 sons, from oldest to youngest, Jerry, Don, Richard and David. | circa 1953 | circa 1954 | circa 1957
11: circa 1958 | circa 1964 | with grandsons, Steve and Mike, circa 1968
12: Ben was born April 19, 1918. He was inseparable from his big brother Jesse, as evidenced by all the pictures to the left. He entered the US Army in 1942. He was fatally burned by an explosion of solvents used to clean weapons and succumbed to his injuries on April 20, 1944. | Ben Fred
13: Jesse, Ben & Les, 1943
14: Leslie Donald | Les was born October 4, 1921. He married Norma Niles on June 5, 1949. The had 2 children, Patsy and Tom. Norma died June 30, 1959.
15: Les married Ruth Greeves on December 9, 1962.
16: LaVon Anna
17: LaVon was born January 2, 1931. She married Ray Barth on June 30, 1950. They had 3 children, from oldest to youngest, Gary, Roger and Barb.
18: LaVera was born January 5, 1933. She married Yale Meyer June 28, 1953 | LaVera Emmaline
19: They had 6 children, from oldest to youngest, Allen, Duane, Byron, Calvin, Eva & Keith. | circa 1962 | circa 1964
21: in later years..
22: Family Gatherings - ~ Cousins ~ (Fred & Flora's grandkids) | circa 1956 | circa 1963
23: circa 1957 | circa 1962
24: Flora with her great grand children | Flora, Mike, Clair & Jerry, 1963 | Flora, Heidi, Carolyn, Bobbi Jo & Richard | Jesse, Bobbi Jo & Flora | Bobbi Jo, Steve, Flora, Becky, Mike, Todd & Heidi
25: Jerry, Diana, Todd, Maybelle, Don, Steve, David, Mike, Heidi, Carolyn, Bobbi Jo, Jesse & Richard. | Jesse, with grandsons, Steve & Mike | Maybelle, Heidi, Mike, Bobbi Jo, Robbie, Steve, Jesse, Todd & Becky
26: Fred & Flora's great great grandchildren | 4Generations, Jerry, daughter, Becky, mom, Maybelle, Grandson, Michael Jr, son, Michael, dad Jesse | Michael Jr, Maddy, Michael, Alex & Gabby | Jerry, Jesse, grandson, Jesse & Steve | Steve, with his sons, Jonah & Jesse | Becky's kids, Curt, Jenna & Kizzie
27: Don with wife, Chris with sons, Robbie, Daniel & Matthew | Maybelle with 3 of her sons, Don, David & Richard | Becky & Leslie | David with wife, Janet, and daughter, Leslie | Heidi, Bobbi Jo, Bill, Don, Nicole, Chaise, Carolyn, Dalton & Richard