Clay County Tourism Director Jill Toft to Speak at Reunion

At 9:30 in the morning on Saturday, July 30th, Jill Toft, the Tourism Director of the Clay County Convention & Visitors Bureau, will help kick off the greatest family reunion in the world by giving us the guide to all the fun things there are to see and do in Spencer, Iowa and the surrounding area. Jill will […]

Learn to Speak German from Fr. Tom Flanagan at Reunion

If you ever wanted to learn how to sprechen Deutsch, or you want to take your German language skills to the next level, now’s your chance! Fr. Tom Flanagan, German language instructor from the Okoboji, Iowa school district (and pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church) will be teaching four 1-hour classes at the reunion. On both Saturday […]

Lt. Col. Kent Schmidt to Tell About Living in Antarctica

Announcing the latest presenter to be scheduled at the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion: Lt. Col. Kent Schmidt! In 2014, Lt. Col. Schmidt of Emmetsburg, Iowa was sent by the Air National Guard on one of the rarest deployments: to Antarctica. Come to the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion and hear Lt. Col. Schmidt’s fascinating story of living […]

Cousin Kaylee Long’s Family History School Presentation: A+!

Hey family! Check out this amazing presentation that our cousin Kaylee Long did for school. It displays our family history. Click image to enlarge Kaylee’s great great great grandpa Conrad Jacob Schmidt was born in Machtlos, Germany. He and his wife, Martha, married and moved to a bigger city called Essen. There, they had a […]