Congrats to Bailey Wild and Gavin Tigges!

Congratulations to our cousin, Bailey Wild, on her recent engagement to Gavin Tigges! Bailey is the daughter of Eric Maberry, granddaughter of Randolph Maberry, great granddaughter of Eleanor Schriber, 2xgreat granddaughter of Lizzie Schafer, 3xgreat granddaughter of Karl Schmidt, 4xgreat granddaughter of Dietrich Schmidt Jr., 5xgreat granddaughter of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., 6xgreat granddaughter of Johann […]

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 […]