Photo: Adam and Lizzie Raub and their kids

Check out this great photograph of some of our cousins on the Raub side of the family from the Dysart, Iowa area!   (From left to right) Lois Louise (Raub) Woodworth (1904-1974); Pauline Mary (Raub) Casbon (1917-2006); Adam Raub (1877-1957); Frank W. Raub (1913-1995); Elizabeth K. “Lizzie” (Wetzstein) Raub (1884-1960); LaVanche Gertrude (Raub) Elliott (1906-1971). […]

Janet Mary (Schafer) Welter (1948-2015)

We have lost another dear cousin. Janet Mary (Schafer) Welter (1948-2015) of Ottosen, Iowa died at 6:30 am this morning. Janet is survived by her husband David Welter, children Jesse (husband of Shawn) Welter, Jillian (wife of James) Hansen, Justin (husband of Allison) Welter; grandchildren Kayla, Cassidy, Alexis, and Ryker Welter, Tyler and Cooper Hansen, and Emma Welter; and […]

Minnesota Cousins Visit Machtlos

Our cousins, Tajie Harris, Kathie Harris (Tajie’s mother), and Linda Swalin are on vacation in Germany this week and toured our ancestral hometown of Machtlos! Kathie and Linda are the daughters of Arline Lindstrand, granddaughters of Henry Schmidt Jr., great granddaughters of Henry Schmidt Sr., 2xgreat granddaughters of Conrad Schmidt, 3xgreat granddaughters of Dietrich Schmidt […]

Emily Schmidt to Perform at Reunion

The Schmidt Family Reunion is proud to announce the newest addition to our event lineup! Award-winning singer/musician (and family member) Emily Schmidt of Emmetsburg, Iowa will be performing at our gathering. Emily sings, plays the ukelele, guitar, and piano, and performs a diverse repertoire of songs, from old classics to modern hits. Come to the Schmidt […]

The Ship That Almost Snuffed Out the West Bend Schmidts

This is an essay written in 1927 by John Klein, a Humboldt, Iowa high school student. His freshman English class was to interview and write about an older person in the community. The essays are collected at the Humboldt public library. Michael Lindemann is the subject of this essay and it includes an account of […]