Hi Thomas, I have - b Mar 17 1849 Germany for William Smith (Wilhem Carl Frederick Smith) d Jan 1, 1923 Goodland,MI bur Imlay City Cem.; Parents John C Schmidt (Schmidt) and Charlotte (Lottie) Stapel. Wife Caroline Earling Scholts
I don't have any documented proof. So maybe it could be different. I would appreciate any help.
Children of Wm Smith are Norman, Wm S, Minnie, Anna, Frank, Emma A, John, Royor (Ray),& Ethel.