Preserving the family history of the Schmidt family of northeast Hesse. We seek to reconnect all descendants of Hans Schmidt (1594-1680), the shepherd of Nentershausen and Blankenbach.
The Hans Schmidt Family Association is the largest German-heritage family association in the world. It 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 a nonprofit association. We are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) educational charity. Your donations to our association are tax-deductible.
Meet our Leadership
The following family members serve as the 2022-2026 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?