Thanks to Deb & Don Schulz!

THANK YOU to our cousin Deb Schulz, and her husband, Don, of West Bend, IA, for their very generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Join Deb & Don and make history.   Debra is the daughter of Jim Schmidt, granddaughter of Earnest “Bud” Anliker, great granddaughter of Henry Schmidt Sr., 2xgreat granddaughter […]

Thank You to Neil & Lynece Galles!

THANK YOU to our cousin Neil Galles, and his wife, Lynece, of Montgomery, IL, for their generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Join Neil and Lynece and make history. Neil is the son of Cindy Galles, grandson of Donald Schmidt, great grandson of Fred Schmidt, 2xgreat grandson of Henry Schmidt Sr., 3xgreat grandson of Conrad […]

The Schafers of West Bend, Iowa

Elizabeth Marie “Lizzie” (Schmidt) Schafer, with 10 of her children, in West Bend, Iowa. Not pictured are William Schafer (who lived in California), Frances Schafer (who died in infancy), and Benjamin Schafer (who was killed in combat in WW2). Lizzie was the daughter of Karl and Maggie (Lindemann) Schmidt of Machtlos. (Left to right) Donald […]