Congratulations to two of our cousins on winning The American Prize in Music! Our cousin, Brian A. Schmidt, who conducts the South Dakota Chorale, won first place in the Choral Performance-Professional Division. Our cousin, Emily Schmidt, is part of this year’s Wartburg College Choir, which won first place in the Choral Performance-College Chorus Division.
Brian is the son of Denny Schmidt, grandson of Arnold Schmidt, great grandson of Henry Schmidt Jr., 2xgreat grandson of Henry Schmidt Sr., 3xgreat grandson of Conrad Schmidt, 4xgreat grandson of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., 5xgreat grandson of Friedrich Schmidt, 6xgreat grandson of Johannes Schmidt Jr., 7xgreat grandson of Johannes Schmidt Sr., 8xgreat grandson of Hans Heinrich Schmidt, and 9xgreat grandson of Hans Schmidt.
Emily is the daughter of Kent Schmidt, granddaughter of Roger Schmidt, great granddaughter of Bill Schmidt, 2xgreat granddaughter of William Schmidt, 3xgreat granddaughter of Karl Schmidt, 4xgreat granddaughter of Dietrich Schmidt Jr., 5xgreat granddaughter of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., 6xgreat granddaughter of Friedrich Schmidt, 7xgreat granddaughter of Johannes Schmidt Jr., 8xgreat granddaughter of Johannes Schmidt Sr., 9xgreat granddaughter of Hans Heinrich Schmidt, and 10xgreat granddaughter of Hans Schmidt.