Thanks to Rich & Chris Schafer!

THANK YOU to our cousin Richard Schafer, and his wife, Christine, of Maplewood, MN, for their very generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Join Rich & Chris and make history.   Richard is the son of Donald Schafer, grandson of Lizzie (Schmidt) Schafer, great grandson of Karl Schmidt, 2xgreat grandson of Dietrich […]

Marlene Christine (Ernst) Schmidt (1933-2016)

We report with sadness the death of our relative, Marlene Schmidt (1933-2016), who passed away on February 9th in Spencer, Iowa at the age of 82.   Marlene was the wife of our cousin Everett Schmidt (1925-2005). She was the daughter of the late Aaron and Bernice (Brechler) Ernst, and she was the daughter-in-law of […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the Schmidt Family! Here are 14 mothers in the Schmidt family, at the Carl Lindemann farm in Humboldt, Iowa. A couple of them are still unidentified–perhaps you can help? This photo was taken during Mike and Lizzie (Schmidt) Lindemann’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration in July 1937. (Left to […]