World’s Greatest Family Reunion

In 2016, the Schmidt family gathered in Spencer, Iowa, and broke the record for the largest family reunion ever held in the state of Iowa. On July 25-26, 2026, we will be reuniting for an even bigger and greater reunion, seeking to exceed the record for the largest family reunion in the world.

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Latest Reunion News

Date for Next Schmidt Reunion Announced

Date for Next Schmidt Reunion Announced

The next Schmidt mega-reunion will be held in Spencer, Iowa on the weekend of July 25-26, 2026.[...]
Take the Post-Reunion Survey!

Take the Post-Reunion Survey!

Now that the Schmidt Family has made history and our first mega-reunion has come to an end, we need [...]
Schmidt Cookbook & Children's Books Still For Sale!

Schmidt Cookbook & Children's Books Still For Sale!

Did you miss out on getting a Schmidt Family Cookbook or "Karl Crosses the Atlantic" Children's Book[...]
Press Release: "Schmidt Family of West Bend Breaks a Record in Spencer"

Press Release: "Schmidt Family of West Bend Breaks a Record in Spencer"

PRESS RELEASE For more info, contact: Josiah Schmidt (937) 825-6049 info@schmidtsreunite.com FO[...]
Sold-Out Books Are On The Way

Sold-Out Books Are On The Way

If you ordered a sold-out children's book or cookbook at the reunion this weekend, your order has be[...]
Final Count: 678 Cousins!

Final Count: 678 Cousins!

Well done, Schmidt Family! On July 30th-31st, 2016, we reunited 678 verified cousins at the Clay[...]
Thanks to Ed & Carla Schmidt!

Thanks to Ed & Carla Schmidt!

THANK YOU to our cousin Ed Schmidt, and his wife, Carla, of Whittemore, IA, for their very gener[...]
Thanks to Dorothy Alsleben!

Thanks to Dorothy Alsleben!

THANK YOU to our cousin Dorothy Alsleben of Silver Lake, MN, for her extremely generous donation[...]
Thanks to Darcie & Rex Harris!

Thanks to Darcie & Rex Harris!

THANK YOU to our cousin Darcie Harris, and her husband Rex Harris, of Kalispell, MT for their ex[...]
Thanks to Keith & Marcia Schmidt!

Thanks to Keith & Marcia Schmidt!

THANK YOU to our cousin, Keith Schmidt, and his wife, Marcia, of Storm Lake, IA, for their gener[...]