Lioba Schmidtberger, born July 07, 1911 in victoria, Ellis County, Kansas; died February 23, 1991 in Victoria, Ellis County, Kansas. Edmund L. Schmidtberger, born May 08, 1913, in Victoria, Ellis County, Kansas; died December 19, 1990 in Hays, Ellis County, Kansas. Acquilinus Schmidtberger, born May 03, 1915 in Victoria, Ellis County, Kansas; died January 13, 1976. Evelyn Ann Schmidtberger, born April 03, 1917 in Victoria, Ellis County, Kansas. Raphael Schmidtberger, born May 25, 1919, Hays, Ellis County, Kansas; died August 07, 1973. Olivia Catherine Schmidtberger, born February 04, 1921 in Vincent, Ellis County, Kansas; died March 24, 1995 in Hays, Ellis County, Kansas. Alvin R. Schmidtberger, born August 12, 1922 in Vincent, Ellis County, Kansas. My great, great, great grandparents are Catherine Dreiling and Michael Schmidtberger. Catherina Dreiling was born March 25, 1863, Herzog, Russia, and died June 20, 1909 In Victoria, Ellis County, Kansas. She married Michael Schmidtberger September 13, 1880, son of Joseph Schmidtberger and Eva Brungardt. He was born September 29, 1859 in Russia, and died March 10, 1925. More about Catharina Dreiling: Immigration: July 29, 1876, Arrived in New York on the SS MOSEL from Bremen. Children of Catharina Dreiling and Michael Schmidtberger are: Eva Schmidtberger, born June 27, 1881; died November 05, 1961. Elizabeth Schmidtberger, born February 09, 1883; died November 1883. Anna Barbara Schmidtberger, born December 06, 1884; died December 03, 1922. Joseph Schmidtberger, born June 24, 1886; died June 07, 1887. Joseph Schmidtberge, born January 09, 1888 in vicoria, Ellis County, Kansas; died December 12, 1947 in Victoria, Ellis County, Kansas. Franz M. Schmidtberger, born September 25, 1889 in Victoria, Ellis County, Kansas; died May 19, 1953. Johannes Schmidtberge, born April 02, 1891; December 13, 1892. Catharina Schmidtberger, born December 27, 1992; died October 16, 1973. Alphonse Schmidtberger, born October 07, 1895; died April 07, 1969. John Schmidtberger; born September 07, 1897; died March 04, 1920. Anna Maria Schmidtberger, born March 25, 1899; died August 02, 1908. Clara Schmidtberger, born April 04, 1901; died December 27, 1932. Daniel M. Schmidtberger, born December 05, 1902; died December 28, 1976. Helen Schmidtberger, born June 21, 1905; died September 30, 1950. Leo Schmidtberger, born October 16, 1907; died December 22, 1980. GORHAM - Alfonse Hammersmith, 76, a lifetime resident of Gorham, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, at his home. He was born Oct. 8, 1906, at Gorham, the son of Anon and Anna Barbara (Schmidtberger) Hammersmith. He was a retired farmer and railroad worker. He married Silvverina Quint on July 28, 1930, at Gorham. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Gorham, and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, of the home, one son, Alfred; Ellinwood, two daughtersm Mrs. Ernest (Darlene) Mattas Jr. Wilson, and Mrs. James (Virginia) Rathbun; Natoma; four brothers, Isadore and Herb, both of Gorham, Leo, Leavenworth, and Eugene, Ellinwood, two sisters, Mrs. Bridgett, Graf, Woodston, and Mrs. Katie dauwe, Plainville; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church; Gorharm; burial in the church cemetery. Parish rosary will be 7:30 tonight at Cline Funeral Home, Russell, follwed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8. Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of service. Former Hays Man Is Electrocuted While Working At Rusetl Frank Befort, 27, Gorham, an oil field worker, formerly of Hays, was electrocuted Tuesday while working with a well service unit west of Russell. The mishap occurred at 12 p.m. Two other men were assisting Befort on an oil well pulling unit behind the headquarters of Holt Welt Service on U.S. 40 at the city limits of Russell when a piece of equipment fouled a 2,400-volt powerline. Befort was killed. The other two men escaped injury. All three men were employed by Holt Well Service. Befort is suvived by his widow, Darlene and two children, Rosemary, 4, and Margaret, 23 months. All of the home and a brother, Clarence, Hays. Officers ar Russell said Befort's parents are both deceased. They were the late Mr. and Mrs. John Befort, Hays. Funeral services for Befort will be at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic church in Gorham. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Russell Mortuary, Russell, Kansas, is in charge of arrangements Silverina Hammersmith WILSON-Silverina Hammersmith, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth, Kansas. She was born Feb. 24, 1913, at Emmeram to Martin and Agnes Quint. She moved to Victoria with her parents at an early age. She married Alfonse Hammersmith July 28, 1930, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Gorham; he proceeded in her death. She was a homemaker. She moved to the Wilson Nursing Home, Wilson, in October 1983 and had lived there til her death. Survivors include a son, Alfred, Ellinwodd; two daughters, Virginia Rathbun, Natoma, and Darlene (Befort) Mattas, Wilson, and 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by a daughter, two sons, two brothers and five sisters. QUINT, MARTIN m MARGARETHA BERENS b. April 5, 1833 b. June 7, 1834 Came on SS SUEVIA 1876 From Louis, Russia Francisus--1856 (m. Anna Barbara Kuhn) (d. Feb. 12, 1882) Margaretha--Aug. 6, 1860 (m. Michael Pfeifer) (d. July 23, 1941) Michael J--July, 1862 Martin--March 23, 1865 (m. Magadena Younger (2) Agnes Wittman) (d. Oct. 16, 1922) Johannes--Feb, 15, 1866 (m. Maria Kern) Michael--April 25, 1873 (m. Mary Annastasia Junker) Peter--Jan. 6, 1877 Anna--Aug. 7, 1881 (m. Joseph Pfannenstiel) QUINT, MARTIN m MAGDALENA YOUNGER b. March 23, 1865 Jan. 22, 1884 b. April 6, 1866 d. Oct. 16, 1922 d. Oct. 30, 1898 P: Martin Quint P: Michael Yunker Margaret Berens Margaret Meier NN: "Martel Martin" Margaretha--Jan. 26, 1885 (d. March 12, 1885) Margaretha--Feb. 10, 1886 (m. Anton Kuhn) (d. July 23, 1941) Michael--April 1, 1888 Anna--May 13, 1890 Mary--Oct. 2, 1892 (m. John Geist) (d. Feb. 14, 1971) Brigitta--Oct. 10, 1894 (m. John B. Schmidt) (d. Sept. 13, 1973) Martin--Dec. 27, 1896 (m. Margaret Fross) m Agnes Wittman b. Aug. 13, 1877 d. Aug 22, 1940 P: Peter Wittman Catherina Nussbaum Philomena--May 29, 1902 Anna Catherine--Nov. 18, 1903 (m. Benjamin Schupman) Catherine Margaret--Oct. 31, 1905 (m. Casper Bollig) (d. March 27, 1957) Rosa--July 31, 1907 (m. Christian Schoenberger) (d. July 22, 1986) Cecelia--April 19, 1909 (m. Michael Lauber) (d. Feb. 18, 1966) Andrew--March 7, 1911 (m. Alberta Weigel) (d. Nov. 29, 1978) Silverina--Feb. 25, 1913 (m. Alfonse Hammersmith) (d. Jan. 30, 1990) John--July 11, 1915 (m. Maria Leiker) (d. Aug. 19, 1983) Clara--July 22, 1917 (d. July 24, 1917) QUINT, MARTIN (EMMERAM) m MARGARET FROSS P: Martin Quint Nov. 22,1920 Younger P: Jacob Fross Magdalena Younger Agnes Kuhn Lawrence H.--Dec. 15, 1922 Walter--Jan. 26, 1926 Raphael Jacob--Sept. 10, 1931 QUINT, MICHAEL m FRANCISCA SPEIES b. Jan. 5, 1834 b. Oct. 11, 1837 P: Alex Quint From Louis, Russia Came on SS SUEVIA 1876 Anna Barbara--May 21, 1858 (m. Johannes Jacob Hammerschmidt) (d. May 4, 1894) Aloys--Aug. 17, 1860 (m. Elizabeth Pfeifer) Katherine--Jan. 8, 1963 (m. Michael Andreas Younger) (d. Aug 13, 1897) Margaretha--Feb. 8, 1870 (Sr. Cosma, C.S.A) (d. March 8, 1931) Veronica--Oct. 8, 1872 (Sr. Hilda, C.S.A.) (d. Sept. 26, 1929) Rosa--Nov. 11, 1874 (Sr. Joseph, C.S.A.) (d. Nov. 27, 1931) Wilhelm Toepfer--Jan. 16, 1878 (adopted) (m. Anna Kern nee Miltenmeir) (d. Oct. 21, 1905) QUINT, PETER m MARGARET GERBER b. Nov. 30, 1830 b. 1839 d. Aug. 18, 1913 d. Aug. 22, 1918 P: Henry Gerber Came on SS OHIO 1875 NN: "Luera Peter" Joseph--Jan. 5, 1865 (m. Barbara Dreiling) (d. June 8, 1899) Rosalia--Sept. 23, 1861 (m. Heinrich Weber) Peter Andreas--June 27, 1864 (m. Catherine Goetz) (d. Jan. 26, 1917) Anna-March 2, 1871 (m. Adam Weigel) (d. 1944) Anna Elizabeth--Oct. 5, 1877 (m. John Sander) (d. Sept. 27, 1952) Jacob--Aug. 2, 1879 (m. Rosa Dreiling) (d. Nov. 24, 1945) Anna Marie--March 2, 1882 (m. John Rohr,Jr.) Ignatius--June 30, 1884 Catherina--April 20, 1887 (m. Lemenes Orth) (d. Feb. 14, 1931) Russell Worker Is Electrocuted Russell--Frank Befort, 27-year-old oil field worker was killed Tuesday when a piece of equipment fouled a high voltage line. Befort worked for the Holt Well Service and the accident was behind the firm's headquarters on US 40 at the west city limits of Russell. Befort and two other men, one Alfred Hammersmith, were working on the oil unit. His companions were not hurt. Befort leaves a wife and two children. The family lives at Gorham, eight miles west of Russell, Kansas. William J. Befort, 83, 2502 Sherman, died Wed. Nov. 22, at the Hays Medical Center. He was born Fed, 2, 1917, in Hyacinth to John C. and Barbara (Steinbock) Befort. He was a farmer, did custom wheat harvesting and worked in the custodial department at Fort Hays State University for 16 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Hays, Kansas. Josephine Mary Pfeifer, 89, Centennial Towers, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Hays Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1912 in Munjor to John C. and Barabara (Steinbach) Befort. She married Alex P. Pfeifer on Aug. 19, 1941, in Hyacinth. He died Nov. 9, 1992. She was a homemaker and had worked in housekeeping at St. Anthony Hospital, Hays. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. Survivors include two sons, Leonard F. Pottsboro, Texas, and Jerry, Jamestown; a stepson, Edward Pfeifer, Hays; a daughter, Norma J. Ruder, Liberal; a stepdaughter, Mildred Dinges, Pottsboro; a brother, Aloysius Befort, Grand Island, Neb; four sisters, Jane Gottschalk, Hays, and Agnes England, Ester Stals and Bernice England, all of New Bedford, Mass.; eight grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; seven great grandchildren; 14 stepgreatgrandchildren; and six stepgreatgreat-grandchildren. She was proceded in death by six brothers, Alex, Connie, Francis, Clarence, John and William J.; and three sisters, Albina Pfeifer, Irene Wilson and Elizabeth Befort. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of May Catholic Church, with Father Don Zimmerman officiating; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. A parish vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Cancer Council of Ellis County or American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.