Father John Schmeidler, O.F.M., a native of Hays, Kansas, is the son of Marcellus F. & Mary Schmeidler. He was ordained in 1997 and began his service to the parish of St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria, Kansas, in 2013. He will also be serving the missions of St. Ann in Walker and St. Boniface in Vincent.
His Volga German ancestors come from the colonies of Graf, Herzog, and Pfeifer.
- "Capuchin Changes Affect Ellis County." The Salina Register (20 May 2013).