Schmidt Reunion Policy on Dogs

Some attendees have asked about the Schmidt Reunion policy on pets on the fairgrounds during our event. We welcome pets (including dogs) in both the campgrounds and the fairgrounds as long as the following rules are abided by: All pets must be on leashes at all times Pets are not allowed inside buildings unless they […]

See & Hear Inside the Church of Machtlos, Germany

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. […]