Preserving the family history of the Schmidt Family of the Werra Valley. We seek to reconnect all descendants of Hans Schmidt (1594-1680), the shepherd of Nentershausen and Blankenbach.
The Hans Schmidt Family Association was born out of the 2016 Schmidt Family Reunion, which took place at the Events Center in Spencer, Iowa. On July 30, 2016, our event broke the record for the largest reunion ever held by any family in the state of Iowa, the second largest in the United States, and the fourth largest in the world.
Our association is an unincorporated nonprofit association. We are now in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status. Until that is approved, donations to our association are currently not tax-deductible.
Meet our Leadership
The following family members will be serving as the inaugural officers of the Hans Schmidt Family Association.
President & Treasurer
Katelynn Schmidt Chou
Genealogy Research Committee
This committee consists of family history researchers who work together to uncover new discoveries and solve mysteries related to our Schmidt family history.
Would you like to contribute photos, memories, or artifacts to our family history collection? Want to lend your talents by serving on a committee? Care to contribute funds to our history research or charitable endeavors?