In the above video, our distant 15-year-old German cousin Anne Killmer sings “Bethlehem,” a song composed by the organist Barbara Jordan. They are not just singing in any old location. They are singing in the village church of Machtlos, Germany, where our ancestors were baptized, married, worshiped, and memorialized deaths and burials for many centuries. […]
This Schmidt Family Reunion isn’t just about food and fun. It’s about nurturing deep family connections. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become part of something bigger than yourself. Please share this video, and urge your family to attend: July 30-31, Spencer, Iowa.
Our professional historian cousin, Sandra Schmidt of Washington DC, found these memorabilia of one of our Schmidt cousins during her research. This is a business card for the restaurant/tavern owned by Balthasar Ludwig “Louis” Schmidt (1835-1908) at 702 Seventh St. NW in DC: Balthasar Ludwig “Louis” Schmidt was the son of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., grandson […]
We regret to report the passing of our cousin, Eldwin Richard Schmidt (1928-2016), which occurred on 14 February 2016 at his home in Winthrop, MN. Eldwin was 87 years old. He had been born in West Bend, IA on 12 August 1928, the son of Henry John Schmidt Jr. and Celina Pearl (Wirtz) Schmidt. Eldwin […]
Behold our official Schmidt Family Crest! Designed by cousin Sarah Schmidt, chosen by a popular vote of Schmidt family members, and polished up by professional heraldry artist Susi Galloway to abide by heraldic standards, this beautiful design now serves as YOUR own official coat of arms. You will be able to see your […]