From 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 31st, experience a non-denominational German language church service in the Clay County Events Center Arena. Pastor Thomas Flanagan of Milford will be delivering a homily and scripture reading in German similar to one that our German ancestors would have experienced hundreds of years ago. Schmidt cousins will also […]
The Spencer Daily Reporter has a fun article on our upcoming July 30-31 mega-reunion! Check it out and share! The Schmidtish are coming! The Schmidtish are coming! July 30 and 31, the Clay County Fairgrounds will be home to the Schmidt Family Reunion. Josiah Schmidt, a professional genealogist and president of the reunion committee, was […]
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. […]
This Schmidt Family Reunion isn’t just about food and fun. It’s about nurturing deep family connections. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become part of something bigger than yourself. Please share this video, and urge your family to attend: July 30-31, Spencer, Iowa.
The Schmidt Family Reunion is excited to announce the addition of Jerry Yocum to the lineup of presentations at our July 30-31 event. Jerry is the President of the Camp Algona POW Museum Committee. Camp Algona in Algona, Iowa housed thousands of Nazi prisoners of war captured in Europe. These German POWs lived fascinating lives […]