Fjodor schmick celebrated his 85th birthday. Birthday
In relatively good health, fjodor schmick celebrated his 85th birthday in volkach. Birthday. "The legs and the eyes don't really cooperate anymore," the jubilarian said, but he was happy about every visit and call on his day of celebration. The city's congratulations were conveyed by mayor peter kornell. Two of schmick's daughters live in volkach, one in lohr. His son lives in rubland. "My parents have had a hard life," said daughter elena schmick.
The father, born in volga saratov (rubland), was expelled to kazakhstan as a so-called volga german during the second world war. There he worked until about mid-1985 in a collective farm as a "tractor driver", where he had to drive from early to late, even on weekends. Here he met his wife amalia, with whom he has five children. A son died at the age of five. In 1999, the family moved to volkach, as relatives were already living there. There are now ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren of his children. A large family that is largely rooted in the lower franconian area. A hard blow hit fjodor schmick when his wife died two years ago. "Very credible is their father," the daughter explained. "Regular attendance at church and reading the bible are the mainstays of his life".