As noted in the short histories written by Wyatt and his son, David, another of Nicholas's
descendants, Helen T. Pearce, engaged in extensive genealogical research. I descended from the union of Nicholas Schmehl,
Jr., and Elizabeth Volk, his first wife. Miss Pearce descended from the union of Nicholas, Jr., and Catherine Kline
(Cline), his second wife. Set forth below is the short history of the Smeal family written by Helen T. Pearce consisting
of three pages.