Billings Gazette October 2, 1925, page 7 EARLY PIONEER DIES AT HOME Mrs. Schmudlach Has Been Resident of City Since'82. Mrs. Minnie Schmudlach, wife of August Schmudlach and one of the earliest residents of Billings, died at the family home, 302 South Thirtieth street, Thursday morning at at 1:30 o'clock from pneumonia. Mrs. Schmudlach has been an invalid for the last three or four years. Mrs. Schmudlach was born in Germany November 30, 1857, and came to this country with her parents when she was 5 years old. Her parents settled at Ripon, Wis, which was her home until her marriage to Mr. Schmudlach on Sept. 15, 1875, the couple celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary only a few weeks ago. Following their marriage, they moved to Ludington, Mich., which was their home for seven years. In 1882, the year that Billings was established, Mr. and Mrs. Schmudlach came to Billings, which has since been their home. They built at that time the residence which has been their home for 43 years. Mr. Schmudlach was engaged as a carpenter and cabinet maker until his retirement. Besides her husband, Mrs. Schmudlach is survived by five children, Mrs. C.E. Parker, Casper; Mrs. E.J. Frederick, Milan, Wash.; Mrs. Clara Dallas, Billings; and Robert and Edward Schmudlach, both of Casper. A brother, Edward M. Mathwig of Juliet also survives. Funeral arrangements await word from relatives.