Thank You to Hannah & Kyle Pagel!

THANK YOU to our cousin Hannah & Kyle Pagel of Minnesota for their generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Join Hannah & Kyle and make history.   Hannah is the daughter of Rich Schafer, granddaughter of Don Schafer, great granddaughter of Lizzie (Schmidt) Schafer, 2xgreat granddaughter of Karl Schmidt, 3xgreat granddaughter of […]

The Yo-Yo Immigrant Who Helped the Schmidts Get to America

The vast majority of we Americans who trace our ancestry back to the Schmidt family of Machtlos, Germany have an unlikely character to thank for us being where we are today. Her name was Anna Martha (Schmidt) Rimbach. She was born in Germany and she died in Germany, yet without her we would not be Americans today. […]