If your Herman A. Schmidt is part of the Louis and Henriette Schmidt family posted in this thread, there are possible matches in the local German papers for his parents. For instance, a close match is a Louis Schmidt, 78 yr, d. 1914. There are about 4000 Schmidt entries in "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
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Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping to access our historic German-American culture.