Martha (Lindemann) Schmidt and her Grandchildren (1913)

(Click the image to enlarge) Thank you to our cousin Sandra (Schmidt) Banwart of Algona, Iowa for this terrific photograph of Martha Elisabeth (Lindemann) Schmidt (1837-1923) (the wife of Conrad Jacob Schmidt, one of the original Schmidt immigrants to the West Bend, Iowa area) and twenty nine of her grandchildren! This picture was taken in […]

Thank You to Denise Lindemann!

THANK YOU to our cousin Denise Lindemann of Oelwein, IA for her very generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Join Denise and make history. ¬† Denise is the daughter of Marvin Lindemann, granddaughter of Carl Lindemann, great granddaughter of Lizzie (Schmidt) Lindemann, 2xgreat granddaughter of Conrad Schmidt, 3xgreat granddaughter of Dietrich Schmidt […]

Congrats to Jordan Morris and Andrew Petersen!

Congrats to our cousin, Jordan Morris, and her boyfriend, Andrew Petersen, on the birth of the newest member of our family tree: Gavin Petersen! Gavin was born this afternoon, just after 1 pm. Gavin Petersen is the son of Jordan Morris, grandson of Darcey Morris, great grandson of Karla Hanson, 2xgreat grandson of Carl Schafer, […]

The Schafers of West Bend, Iowa

Elizabeth Marie “Lizzie” (Schmidt) Schafer, with 10 of her children, in West Bend, Iowa. Not pictured are William Schafer (who lived in California), Frances Schafer (who died in infancy), and Benjamin Schafer (who was killed in combat in WW2). Lizzie was the daughter of Karl and Maggie (Lindemann) Schmidt of Machtlos. (Left to right) Donald […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the Schmidt Family! Here are 14 mothers in the Schmidt family, at the Carl Lindemann farm in Humboldt, Iowa. A couple of them are still unidentified–perhaps you can help? This photo was¬†taken during Mike and Lizzie (Schmidt) Lindemann’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration in July 1937. (Left to […]