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Our Mission

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.

Our Story

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.

Josiah Schmidt

Josiah Schmidt

President

Josiah is a historian and genealogist based in St Louis, Missouri. He has spent many years researching the Werra Valley Schmidt Family.

Josiah's branch of the tree

Schmidt Family Crest (600x600) (transparent)

Sandy Schmidt

Vice President

Sandy is a professional historian and author, working for the Congressional Cemetery. Sandy grew up in Minnesota and now lives in Washington, DC.

Sandy's branch of the tree

Schmidt Family Crest (600x600) (transparent)

Clint Schmidt

Treasurer

Clint is the owner and vice president of Schmidt Roofing in Burnsville, Minnesota. He lives in Winthrop with his wife Magdalena and three children.

Clint's branch of the tree

Katelynn Schmidt Chou treasurer

Katelynn Schmidt Chou

Secretary

Katelynn is an English instructor based in West Covina, California, where she currently lives with her husband, Brian Chou.

Katelynn's branch of the tree

Josiah Schmidt

Josiah Schmidt

Family Historian & Webmaster

Josiah is a historian and genealogist based in St Louis, Missouri. He has spent many years researching the Werra Valley Schmidt Family.

Josiah's branch of the tree

Committees

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.

Chase Beaty | Ames, Iowa | view branch
Denise Lindemann | Corwith, Iowa | view branch
Josiah Schmidt | Saint Louis, Missouri | view branch
Sandy Schmidt | Washington, DC | view branch

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.

Get Involved

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?