In the 1800s, several Schmidts from the German village of Machtlos braved a voyage across the Atlantic. They settled from Iowa to Washington state to Washington DC. Their descendants now number well into the thousands. They are preparing to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest family reunion, and are reuniting at the one place in northwest Iowa big enough to hold all of us: the spacious Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa. RSVP today for the biggest and greatest family reunion in the world on July 30-31, 2016.