My great grandfather was Christian Schmidt, lived his adult life in Elizabeth, NJ. Born in Germany about 1856. Immigrated about 1870. Maybe with other family members...
I know he has relatives (?) with the name of John and Anna Schmidt (they are all buried together).
He married Catherine Bretz in 1880.
If this matches your christian Schmidt, can you please give me access to your tree?
Maybe my Christian Schmidt is the son of your Christian Schmidt?