Thanks to David Ellison & Laura Wojciuk!

THANK YOU to our cousin David Ellison, and his wife, Laura Wojciuk, of Elkhorn, WI, for their generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Join David & Laura and make history.   David is the son of Leona Alderson, grandson of Lizzie (Schmidt) Schafer, great grandson of Karl Schmidt, 2xgreat grandson of Dietrich […]

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 […]