The 2019 Gemuetlichkeit Days King and Queen
Jeff and Tiffany Schmidt.
Jeff is the son of Richard and Mary Fran Schmidt of Jefferson, Wisconsin. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1996. He went on to further his education at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and graduated in 2001 with a degree in Health & Physical Education. He also received his Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2008 from UW-Whitewater. He has been employed by the School District of Jefferson since 2001 as a Physical Education/Health teacher at West Elementary. Along with his full time job of teaching, he is also the Head Coach for both the Girls and Boys Golf Teams at Jefferson High School, and is the Assistant Coach for the UW-Whitewater Women’s Golf Team.
Tiffany is the daughter of Ron and Monica Krause of Jefferson, Wisconsin. She also graduated from Jefferson High School in 1996. She proceeded to go to University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to work on Pre-pharmacy prerequisites and transferred to University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1999 and graduated in 2003 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She currently is a Managing Pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy inside Target in Janesville, Wisconsin.
The royal couple met and became high school sweethearts while at Jefferson High School. They married on December 28, 2002 at St John the Baptist Church in Jefferson where they have been lifelong members. They were blessed with two amazing children, Payton (13) and Cale (12). Both children attend the Jefferson Middle School in Jefferson, and are active in sports and extra-curricular activities. Payton plays golf and basketball and enjoys singing, playing piano and performing on stage for the JMS Musicals. Cale plays football, basketball, baseball and golf; and also enjoyed his acting debut this past January in the JMS production of the Lion King along with his big sister.
Jeff and Tiffany enjoy spending their free time with their children, family and friends. They enjoy the outdoors all year round; snowmobiling in the winter and hiking in the mountains out west in the summer. The summer will also find this family of four on the golf course in Jefferson, as Jeff coaches the kids with his love of the sport. Jeff stays busy with bow-hunting, along with coaching his three different golf teams. Tiffany enjoys being active in the Optimist Club of Jefferson, serving on the board as president and secretary for multiple years. She also loves cycling in the summer, shopping with her daughter and taking care of her family.
The royal couple has a long lineage of German ancestry. Between the two of them they have about 15 great-great-grandparents that were born in Germany, most originating from the Baden Wurttemberg area. Many of them traveled to New York by boat to start a new life in the United States. Jeff’s paternal ancestors settled in Belgium, Wisconsin in the early 1900s to farm and raise their families. Many relatives still live in that area today. Tiffany’s maternal ancestors found their way to Indiana to start a life farming, while her paternal ancestors settled in the Koshkonong area.
Jeff and Tiffany are truly honored to represent their favorite city as the Royal Couple of 2019. They would like to thank Dan and Erin Geyer (2016), Dave and Jennie Fisher (2017), and Brad and Tonya Umbarger (2018) for their guidance, support and friendship while preparing them for this exciting year. Jeff and Tiffany are looking forward to this amazing experience while serving as the 49th King and Queen of Gemuetlichkeit Days! Prost!