Jason and Jill (Sickmann) Schmelz, Pacific, announce the birth of a son, Cole Alexander Schmelz. Born Nov. 14, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Cole joins Collin Schmelz, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Gordon Sickmann and Lorraine Sickmann, Marthasville. Paternal grandparents are John Schmelz and Helen Schmelz, Pacific. Great-grandparent is Lucille Ballmann, Marthasville.