Thanks to Sue & Patrick Murphy!

THANK YOU to our cousin, Sue Murphy, and her husband, Patrick Murphy, of Algona, IA, for their very generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Join Sue & Patrick and make history.   Susan is the daughter of Jim Schmidt, granddaughter of Earnest “Bud” Schmidt, great granddaughter of Henry Schmidt Sr., 2xgreat granddaughter […]

Thank You to Sunnie Murphy!

THANK YOU to our relative Sunnie Murphy of Ojai, CA for her generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Join Sunnie and make history.   Sunnie is the widow of Patrick Murphy, daughter-in-law of Betty (Schafer) Murphy, granddaughter-in-law of Lizzie (Schmidt) Schafer, great-granddaughter-in-law of Karl Schmidt, 2xgreat-granddaughter-in-law of Dietrich Schmidt Jr., 3xgreat-granddaughter-in-law of […]

Congrats to Jared Murphy and Alyssa Wood!

  Congrats to our cousin Jared Murphy on marrying Alyssa Wood this past weekend! Jared is the son of Sue Murphy, grandson of Jim Schmidt, great grandson of Earnest Schmidt, 2xgreat grandson of Henry Schmidt Sr., 3xgreat grandson of Conrad Schmidt, 4xgreat grandson of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., 5xgreat grandson of Johann Friedrich Schmidt, 6xgreat grandson […]

Congrats to Cousins Emily, Rachel, and Erin!

Uh oh! Need to send out 3 new invitations to the 2016 Schmidt Reunion! CONGRATS to our cousin Emily Passmore on the recent birth of her son Max Ruth, to our cousin Rachel Schafer on the recent birth of her son Ronan Marshall, and to our cousin Erin Rolling on the recent birth of her […]

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 […]