Congrats to Robert & Michelle Schafer!

Congratulations to our cousin, Robert Schafer, and his wife, Michelle, of Port Jefferson Station, NY, on the birth of their son–the newest member of our family tree–Henry Schafer!   Henry is the son of Robert Schafer, grandson of Kenneth Schafer, great grandson of Robert Schafer, 2xgreat grandson of Lizzie (Schmidt) Schafer, 3xgreat grandson of Karl […]

Thank You to Donna Guthrie!

THANK YOU to our cousin Donna Guthrie of Penfield, NY for her generous donation to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion fund! Join Donna and make history. Donna is the daughter of Adam Keilman Jr., granddaughter of Adam Keilman Sr., great granddaughter of Philip Keilman, 2xgreat granddaughter of Martha (Lindemann) Keilman, 3xgreat granddaughter of Conrad Lindemann, 4xgreat granddaughter of Martha […]

Congrats to Robert and Michelle Schafer!

Congratulations to our cousin, Robert Schafer, and his wife Michelle of Port Jefferson Station, New York, on the announcement of an upcoming addition to their family! Robert and Michelle will be having their second child in May of this year! Robert is the son of Kenneth Schafer, grandson of Robert Schafer, great grandson of Lizzie […]

The Yo-Yo Immigrant Who Helped the Schmidts Get to America

The vast majority of we Americans who trace our ancestry back to the Schmidt family of Machtlos, Germany have an unlikely character to thank for us being where we are today. Her name was Anna Martha (Schmidt) Rimbach. She was born in Germany and she died in Germany, yet without her we would not be Americans today. […]