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 […]
Some important facts you should know about the Schmidt Reunion! It will be from 8am-8pm on Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st. Birth/marriage certificates are NOT required. Just bring photo ID’s and as many family members as possible! There are lots of camping spots available at the Fairgrounds Campgrounds (no reservations, first come first […]
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. […]
If you ever wanted to learn how to sprechen Deutsch, or you want to take your German language skills to the next level, now’s your chance! Fr. Tom Flanagan, German language instructor from the Okoboji, Iowa school district (and pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church) will be teaching four 1-hour classes at the reunion. On both Saturday […]
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