If You’re Camping at the Reunion…

If you plan on camping on site at the Clay County Fairground Campgrounds for the Schmidt Reunion on July 30-31, here are a few important details to know. Says Jeremy Parsons, director of the fairgrounds: The campgrounds are open anytime. Campers can arrive whenever they like and stay as long as they like. We¬†will be […]

Some Important Facts You Should Know About The Reunion

Some important facts you should know about the Schmidt Reunion! It will be from 8am-8pm on Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st. Birth/marriage certificates are NOT required. Just bring photo ID’s and as many family members as possible! There are lots of camping spots available at the Fairgrounds Campgrounds (no reservations, first come first […]

Jerry Yocum to Present on German WW2 POWs Interred in Iowa

The Schmidt Family Reunion is excited to announce the addition of Jerry Yocum to the lineup of presentations at our July 30-31 event. Jerry is the President of the Camp Algona POW Museum Committee. Camp Algona in Algona, Iowa housed thousands of Nazi prisoners of war captured in Europe. These German POWs lived fascinating lives […]

VIDEO: Emily Schmidt Performs at BVU

A taste of what’s to come at the Schmidt Family Reunion: award-winning singer and cousin Emily Schmidt sings “Nuit d’etoiles” by Debussy in a concert at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.