I have found more information since my last posting:
father: Ralph Walter Schwerdtfeger b 21-JAN-1925 d 5-JAN-1993 1st Spouse: Living Clark, 4 children 2nd Spouse: Living Cain, 3 children
grandfather: Ervin Frederich Schwerdtfeger b 26-DEC-1903 d 16-OCT-1988 brother: unknown Schwerdtfegersister: Hilda Amanda Maria Schwerdtfeger 1st Spouse: Velma Lankford, 4 children,2nd Spouse: Living unknown, no children
great-grandfather: John Schwerdtfeger b 18-MAY-1877 d 2-JUN-1914 m 11-NOV-1900 spouse: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Maria Doerner, 3 children
great-great-grandfather: Fredrich Schwerdtfeger b 30-JUL-1850 d 1926 m 17-APR-1876 spouse: Mary Strunk, 7 children
great-great-great-grandfather: John Friedrich Schwerdtfeger b 17-APR-1803 d 27-JUL-1867 spouse: Lisetta Langen, unknown number of children
This information was found thru myfamily.com then on to ancestry.com.