The Family of John Schmidt
Johann August Ferdinand Schmidt, son of Johann Joachim Schmidt and Dorothea Elizabeth Gartz, was born on 11 Jun 1869 in Two Rivers and died on 3 Apr 1937 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois at age 67. In 1905, he co-founded Schmidt Bros Construction Co. with his brothers.
John married Anna Rust on 2 Dec 1896. Anna was born in Illinois and died in 1936. They had three children: 2 daughters and a son, Roy Rust.
Roy Rust Schmidt was born on 18 Jun 1900 in Illinois and died on 8 Aug 1931 at age 31. According to his World War I Draft Registration card, he worked as a farmer for J. F. Schmidt on 17 Sep 1918 in Muskegon, Michigan. In the 1920 Federal census, he worked as a finisher in a tire factory in Muskegon, Michigan. Roy married and had one daughter.