Lost Island Jewelry to Vend at the Reunion

Mary Steffen of Ruthven will be selling her beautiful Lost Island Jewelry at the 2016 Schmidt Reunion! “We have spent nearly sixty years developing hand-made crafts and have now focused our efforts on jewelry. We look at our work as time spent creating an emotion. An emotion we pass to our customer. Long time customers […]

Congrats to Dillion Barber and Destinee Crayne!

Congrats to our cousin, Dillion Barber, and his fiancee, Destinee Crayne, on the birth of the newest member of our family tree: Rogue Barber! Rogue was born this very evening. Rogue Barber is the son of Dillion Barber, grandson of Jody Barber, great grandson of Terry Prentice, 2xgreat grandson of Mary Prentice, 3xgreat grandson of […]

Thank You to Mary and William Berg!

THANK YOU to our cousin Mary Berg and her husband William Berg of Bellevue, NE for their very generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Join them and make history. Mary is the daughter of Richard Schmidt, granddaughter of Fred Schmidt, great granddaughter of Henry Schmidt Sr., 2xgreat granddaughter of Conrad Schmidt, 3xgreat […]

Cousin Mary’s Strawberry Sturm Recipe

Strawberry Sturm Creator: Mary (Moser) Schmidt (1874-1958) Contributor: Esther (Anliker Wilson) Steil Circa: 1900 Ingredients: 1 pt. fresh strawberries (mashed) 1 cup sugar 4-5 slices of white bread, cut into cubes ½ pt. whipping cream Directions: Stir all together to make a thick pink goop–really good! Mm, mm! Sounds like a sweet summer treat. You can […]

The 3 Henry John Schmidts of West Bend, Iowa

If you want to have a conversation about Henry John Schmidt of West Bend, Iowa, you had better be careful. There were, in fact, 3 Henry Johns in the Schmidt family of that town, who all lived at the same time, and were all related to one another. All 3 even used the nickname “Heiney,” […]