In 1884, a son, JOHANN, was born in Limbach, the seventh child of JACOB SCHMIDT and KATHARINA KROEN. He went back to Germany as a young man and was known as HANS SCHMIDT. He was a tailor in Limbach, but trained to be a medical nurse in Germany. Later he was the caretaker of the Lutheran Church in Gerthe, near Bochum. He returned to visit his family in Czechoslovakia several times. Hans married HELENE KAUL in 1923 and settled in Gerthe, near Bochum. They had five children, BURGHARD, SIEGFRIED DANIEL, ESTHER, HANS GOTTFRIED, and HELMUT. The oldest son, BURGHARD, died on the Russian front in 1943, during World War II. The other four children are living today in Europe.