I think you should contact the Godfrey Library. They have the Doolittle Funeral Records for Middletown. I found an August Schmidt who died in 1944 - not sure if your August or a relative. Early funeral records are listed by date so if you know the date of his death I could try that. However, the actual record, which is not online, lists more information. Godfrey could give you the information on the actual page.