The ghost or ghosts at Schmidt's seem to be friendly. J. Fred Schmidt, the original owner, is probably one of them. People occasionally see a friendly old man in a mirror, or feel someone brush past them. Chairs are dragged out of place in the banquet room when no one else is there.
During a recent visit to Schmidt's with my family, I asked the waitress if she had ever seen the ghost. She said another employee claims to have seen him. She also said that one day they were closing and they heard footsteps on the second floor; when she asked what they were, she was told rather nonchalantly that it was "just the ghost."