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.