Thank you, John. My grandfather's name was Louis Schmidt (same name as his father's) from New York City (Manhattan, Clason Point in the Bronx).
His half-brother was Frank Albers. (Their mother was Anna Albers, a widow, who later became Anna Schmidt when she married my great grandfather, Louis Schmidt. Both Anna Schmidt and Louis Schmidt were from Germany. Anna was from Bavaria and Louis was from Baden. Frank Albers married your ancestor, Minnie Ehmer. Did your great aunts and uncles ever meet Frank Albers, Sr. or Frank Albers, Jr.?