In 1873, 17-year-old Elizabeth Mimms crossed the Atlantic and landed in the port of Baltimore. She had come to pursue her American dream, and she brought her German bread-baking secrets with her.
In 1874, she married another German immigrant, Peter Schmidt, and their family grew quickly to include six children. In 1886, they also gave birth to the company that still bears their name when the Schmidt’s started a small retail baking business in their home.
125 years later, Schmidt Baking Company has become one of the largest independent bakeries in America.