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,” […]