Was a Omaha, Nebraska Fire Captain and was 1 of 7 Omaha Fire Fighters who died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the Millard Hotel, 13th & Douglas Street, in Omaha. Captain Schmidt was appointed to the Omaha Fire Dept. on January 1st, 1914. He was in charge of Engine #14.
Son of Henry & Dora (Hagedorn) Schmidt. He was not married. His Cousin John Brandt Jr also died in this fire. 

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