Greetings from Shawano County,
John's parents were married in Shawano County on July 2, 1895. They lived in the Pella twp up through the 1910 U.S. Federal Census. I have not been able to locate them on the 1920 census yet. He had a brother Frank who used the Smith name and lived in the Birnamwood area. Members of the family seem to alternate between Smith and Schmidt.