From 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 31st, experience a non-denominational German language church service in the Clay County Events Center Arena. Pastor Thomas Flanagan of Milford will be delivering a homily and scripture reading in German similar to one that our German ancestors would have experienced hundreds of years ago. Schmidt cousins will also […]
Some important facts you should know about the Schmidt Reunion! It will be from 8am-8pm on Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st. Birth/marriage certificates are NOT required. Just bring photo ID’s and as many family members as possible! There are lots of camping spots available at the Fairgrounds Campgrounds (no reservations, first come first […]
Malek’s Fishermen Band, one of the Midwest’s best European polka music bands, will perform from 10 am – 2 pm on both Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st at the Schmidt Reunion/Schmidt Fest on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa. Malek’s Fishermen Band will be performing in the Central Park Pavilion just south […]
In the above video, our distant 15-year-old German cousin Anne Killmer sings “Bethlehem,” a song composed by the organist Barbara Jordan. They are not just singing in any old location. They are singing in the village church of Machtlos, Germany, where our ancestors were baptized, married, worshiped, and memorialized deaths and burials for many centuries. […]
A taste of what’s to come at the Schmidt Family Reunion: award-winning singer and cousin Emily Schmidt sings “Nuit d’etoiles” by Debussy in a concert at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.