Preserving the family history and promoting the well-being of the Schmidt Family of the Werra Valley. We seek to reunite and 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 Event Center in Spencer, Iowa. On July 30, 2016, our event broke the record for the largest reunion ever held by any family in the history of the state of Iowa. Our family association is currently in the process of being founded and organized.
Meet our Leadership
The following family members will be serving as the inaugural officers of the Hans Schmidt Family Association.
Katelynn Schmidt Chou
Family Historian & Webmaster
The following family members will be serving on the committees that make things happen.
Fundraising & Membership Committee
This committee will guide the association in raising funds for our operation and projects, both through fundraising drives/events and membership drives.
Sarah Schmidt | Gaylord, Minnesota | view branch
Genealogy Research Committee
This committee consists of family history researchers who will work together to uncover new discoveries and solve mysteries related to our Schmidt family history.
Reunion Planning Committee
This committee will plan the periodic Schmidt Family Mega-Reunions, and may also incorporate subcommittees focusing on planning certain aspects of the reunion.
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?