According to my family bible, "Eflin Theis" was born April 25, 1851 in Wisconsin. Married my Great Grandfather, Chris Schmit/Smith, died in 1888. She had five children: Nicholas (died in infancy), Cornelius (died at four years old); Frank (outlived Eflin) and Johnny "Albert", who lived a long life. There appears to have been a fifth child, Fred, who is listed with Eflin in the family bible, but I haven't been able to find any other records as of yet. Johnny Schmit lived for a time with his father and his father's second wife, Kate de Burg, and his four half-siblings from that marriage.