Final Count: 678 Cousins!

Well done, Schmidt Family! On July 30th-31st, 2016, we reunited 678 verified cousins at the Clay County Fairgrounds & Event Center in Spencer, Iowa. Including other guests (who did not technically qualify as a direct descendant or spouse), our headcount was over 1,000. Next time will be even bigger!

Spencer Daily Reporter: “Schmidt family reunion might be for the record books”

Thanks to Will Musgrove of The Spencer Daily Reporter for the writeup! “The Clay County Fairgrounds holds many events throughout the year, but come next summer, one of those events might also be record breaking.” Read more!

Press Release: Iowa Family Planning World’s Largest Reunion

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Josiah Schmidt 937.825.6049 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Iowa Family Planning World’s Largest Reunion March 4, 2015 — The Schmidt family of West Bend, Iowa intends to break the Guinness World Record for largest family reunion on July 30th-31st, 2016 in Spencer. Between 5,000 and 10,000 attendees are expected in an event that […]