I am seeking information on my Great-Grandfather, J. J. Schmitt (not sure if it is John Julius Schmitt, or John Jakob Schmitt) He married a woman surname of Ude in the St. Louis, MO. area. Her first name may have been Anna. She may have been related to an Otto Ude. J. J. Schmitt was in the tannery business, and moved his family to Tyler, Texas around the late 1880's. Anna died around that time. J. J. returned to St. Louis, about 1896, and died probably before 1900.He had a second wife, name unknown. J. J. Schmitt was originally from Kaiserserlautern, Germany, according to family accounts. There was a cousin mentioned by my mother named Emma Ude, who lived in St. Louis in the early 1900's. I would appreciate any information for these lines.