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. […]
Wow! Check out this amazing submission by cousin Jordyn Schmidt to the Schmidt Family Crest Design Contest! SUBMISSION #2 Designer: Jordyn Schmidt The family crest is divided into 4 quadrants which represents different aspects of the Schmidt family. The upper left quadrant symbolizes all of our hard work. Our ancestors and some of us today […]
This is an essay written in 1927 by John Klein, a Humboldt, Iowa high school student. His freshman English class was to interview and write about an older person in the community. The essays are collected at the Humboldt public library. Michael Lindemann is the subject of this essay and it includes an account of […]
The Schmidt family of Machtlos began with Hans Heinrich Schmidt and Barbara (Rimbach) Schmidt, who lived in the latter 1600s and early 1700s. The branches of the Machtlos Schmidt family who settled in America, however, exist because of Hans Heinrich’s great great grandson: Dietrich Schmidt. Dietrich Schmidt baptism record, 6 April 1803, Machtlos Dietrich Schmidt was […]
Well well, what’s this in the Des Moines Register this weekend? Thanks to reporter Kyle Munson for writing this fascinating story on our upcoming 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion!