Cindy & Mike Galles are 100th Household to Donate to Reunion!

THANK YOU to our cousin Cynthia Galles, and her husband, Michael Galles, of Aurora, IL, for their generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Cindy & Mike are the 100th family household to donate to the Schmidt Reunion! Join Cindy & Mike and make history. Cindy is the daughter of Donald Schmidt, granddaughter […]

Martha (Lindemann) Schmidt and her Grandchildren (1913)

(Click the image to enlarge) Thank you to our cousin Sandra (Schmidt) Banwart of Algona, Iowa for this terrific photograph of Martha Elisabeth (Lindemann) Schmidt (1837-1923) (the wife of Conrad Jacob Schmidt, one of the original Schmidt immigrants to the West Bend, Iowa area) and twenty nine of her grandchildren! This picture was taken in […]

Thank You to Tami and Michael Beaty!

THANK YOU to our cousin Tami Beaty and her husband Michael Beaty of Brooklyn Park, MN for their very generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Join them and make history. Tami is the daughter of Louis Schafer, granddaughter of Lizzie Schafer, great granddaughter of Karl Schmidt, 2xgreat granddaughter of Dietrich Schmidt Jr., […]

Congrats to Brenda Bugg and Michael Simpson!

CONGRATS to our cousin, Brenda Bugg, on adding the newest relative to the family tree today by marrying Michael Simpson! Brenda is the daughter of Lester “Skip” Schmidt, granddaughter of Fred Schmidt, great granddaughter of Henry Schmidt Sr., 2xgreat granddaughter of Conrad Schmidt, 3xgreat granddaughter of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., 4xgreat granddaughter of Johann Friedrich Schmidt, […]

The Ship That Almost Snuffed Out the West Bend Schmidts

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 […]