Jerry Yocum to Present on German WW2 POWs Interred in Iowa

The Schmidt Family Reunion is excited to announce the addition of Jerry Yocum to the lineup of presentations at our July 30-31 event. Jerry is the President of the Camp Algona POW Museum Committee. Camp Algona in Algona, Iowa housed thousands of Nazi prisoners of war captured in Europe. These German POWs lived fascinating lives […]

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. […]