A Quick Look at the Pedigree

This is a quick graphic look at my pedigree chart. For more detailed genealogy information, please contact me. I would love to hear from you. I will be happy provide source documentation for anything I post.


  1. Hello Rita,
    I think my gggrandfather Tobias Schmidt is the brother to your gggrandfather Benjamin P. Schmidt. I was looking for Schmidts on line and your wedding picture of Cornelius and Katie (Unruh) Smith. The picture of Cornelius looks a lot like my grandfather Pete J. Smith. My ancestors are basically from Kansas and Oklahoma. We do not know much about my grandfathers early early years. That was why I was looking for information on his siblings or parents. His parents where Jacob T. Schmidt and Helena (Lena) Jantz. Jacob was a son of Tobias and Luvantina (Decker) Schmidt. My grandfather Pete was born and raised in Durham, KS. He left home at age l7 and did not return until about age 23 or 25. This is the first time I have ever blogged. I hope it gets to you. Sherry Chadwick from Oklahoma.

    1. Yes! Your gggrandfather Tobias is a brother to Benjamin. Tobias is my gg grandfather and so is Benjamin. My grandfather, Harvey, was from the Benjamin family and he married, Beatrice, my grandmother, who was from the Tobias line. I just found out this morning that the Tobias family is having a reunion in Ringwood OK. I have been trying to dig into this family more. and wish I could be there. Please feel free to email me. ritmart77 at gmail dot com.