Filed under The Schmidts

Bonifaz Kohlbecker and ancestors

Bonifaz Kohlbecker was the father of Aurelia Kohlbecker who was the mother of Carl Theodor Schmidt who was the father of Harold Arthur Schmidt who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. I am confident that the following records are accurate, but I can’t guarantee that these are my actual ancestors. I have not had an … Continue reading

Carl T. Schmidt 1930 Census

Carl T. Schmidt was the father of Harold Arthur Schmidt who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. The 1930 Census shows that Carl T. Schmidt immigrated from Germany at the age of 7, in 1890. Carl’s wife, Tina John (Hartog) Schmidt, immigrated in 1889, at the age of 4. Their children living at the family … Continue reading

Carl Theodore Schmidt

Carl T. Schmidt (1884-1969) was the father of Harold Arthur Schmidt (1922-2011), who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. Carl Theodore Schmidt came to Nebraska on an orphan train from New York City. Families in the Midwest could choose the orphan they wanted, and a family chose Carl “because he was so small.” Dad farmed … Continue reading

Sandy (Schmidt) Bright’s 60th Birthday Song

Lyrics by Curtis Bright sung to the tune of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver 1940’s… in Virginia, Harold and Clyda, had a baby Saundra. Now she’s older, older than the trees, Younger than the mountains, tooting like a breeze! ((CHORUS)) Saundra Kaye, sixty today, But her hair, isn’t gray! She’s a granny, … Continue reading

Tena John Hartog

Tena John Hartog (1888-1975) was the mother of Harold Arthur Schmidt (1922-2010), who was the grandfather of Curt Bright. Tena John (Hartog) Schmidt was a hard worker. She stayed at home most of the time and kept a fine garden. I’d say she did the work of three women. When they lived in Colorado, Mom … Continue reading