His Success is Written in Stone

John Kauffman’s daughter Maria Elizabeth married my 2nd great-grandmother’s brother Emile Schmitt in the 19th century. Emile became an executive in John’s business, the Kauffman Brewery. The brewery flourished making John, his partner, and many others in the business very wealthy men. John Kauffman rests in Cincinnati’s historic Spring Grove Cemetery across the plot from his former business…

Dance 2, 3, and Back to Work

After doing the Genealogy Happy Dance, I read and reread the Cincinnati Enquirer articles I recently received regarding Emile Schmitt, my 2nd great-grandmother’s brother. From this first article I can surmise he was a respected businessman: According to this next article, Emile was a bowler who enjoyed the company of others. Of particular interest to me was the mention…