MINNESOTA FAMILY REUNIONS

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The Olof and Elin (MONSON)   IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN!!!

ENARSSON (ENERSON) family reunion will be held at the old city hall basement in McIntosh, MN the 4 of Aug 2007, with noon pot-luck. Please bring your families. You may contact Mary Neste at mneste@gvtel.com for any questions. Enarsson name is now spelled Enerson. Olof Enarsson was married to ElinMonsson (Ellen Monson) You are responsible to tell you'r families as letters are not sent to each one!!


Decendants of George McKinley. The MCKINLEY Family Reunion will be held Sat. Aug. 26 2006 at the Brose farm in Waconia. Starting at 10 AM. Each family is asked to bring a dish of food to share for lunch. Anyone with tents, campers or RV who would like to spend Sat. night at the farm are welcome.   Contact Linda Jacques

The BROWN-YANCY Family Reunion will be held Friday June 30th 2006 - Sunday July 2nd 2006.
The Reunion Hotel is the Country Inn and Suites Woodbury at I-40 and Hudson in St. Paul, Minnesota. The activities include a Friday Night Meet and Greet from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., A Saturday Night 3-hour Cruise and a Sunday Afternoon Picnic. Adult Registration is 50.00/Child Registration is 25.00. T-Shirts are 10.00
Secure your Hotel Reservations by asking for one of the blocked rooms reserved under the Brown-Yancy Family Reunion. The Hotels phone number is 1-800-456-4000 and the web address is www.countryinns.com/woodburymn
The Brown-Yancy Reunions are held every 2 years. The last reunion was held in 2004 in Houston, TX A bus may be chartered from Memphis, TN for those interested. We will contact members via letter. Contact


JUSTUS Family 150th Reunion - July 28th - 30th, 2006 at the John and Mary Eklund home, 4220 Co. Rd. 10 N., Watertown, MN. Registration will be Friday afternoon, July 28th. Activities and programs will be July 29th. July 30th will be a day of visiting and rememebering the "good ole days". Please contact Mary Eklund for information. Contact me with any relatives that may be interested. My addresses from the 1996 reunion is out of date.


I am the President of the New Schwanden Swiss Families Assoc. , Since 1978 there has been a annual picnic meeting in honor of all the related families of New Schwandenm,MN. since the setteling in 1855.The meeting is held on the 3rd Saturday of August each year at the Central Park at 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway of Brooklyn Center,MN.55430.You can find a historical event by typing in your top address bar Robbinsdale,MN. Click on the link Robbinsdale News and find a Story about a Robbinsdale Man donates history to Switzerland.. Sincerely Wayne C. Blesi
The Peder J. and Emma (SOLFESTSON) RUEN 38th annual reunion of the descendents will be held at the Danebod Folk School in in their hometown of Tyler, Minnesota, Lincoln County, August 13, 2005 at 2:30pm. The three Ruen children, all daughters, married as follows: Bertha A. (John Drake), Nettie J. (Arnt Larson), and Ella C. (Gottfred Lundberg), have all died, but we gather to celebrate our heritage. A potluck dinner at 5:30. Come join us to meet us and hear of our history as farmers, homemakers, retailers, inventors, carpenters, beauticians, nurses, truck drivers, policemen, military, etc. Contact Curtis Larson for more info.
Descendents of George and Mary SCHWEISS Family Reunion.  Fairfax Minnesota City Park shelter, Saturday, July 23rd starting at 12 noon. Will be potluck so those attending are asked to bring either a "main dish" or some type of dessert The organizer will supply the plates and such, as well as drinks. Those attending are asked to bring family and wedding photos.  There will be a scanner/printer available to make copies for anyone wanting them. The organizer will also be putting those into a CD for those who want one.
For more information contact Julie ( Schweiss ) Brooks or phone at 1-660-438-4622
The Sam EVENSON Family Reunion is held every five years 90, 95, 00, 05 at the old Evenson family farm east of Walker, MN. The reunion date is the first full weekend in August and for 2005 it will be on August 5, 6 & 7 -
Ancestry includes Hans Evenson who came from SouArdaul Norway in 1856 (connected to Sorum Farm) and settled in Bluemound, Wisconsin, with his teenage daughters (Gunhild, Cari and Thora and infant son Hans. His old farm adjoins Little Norway, a tourist attraction near Bluemound..
  His second son Sam, was born in Bluemound - as was another daughter Inger Marie. At age 20, Sam moved to Pope county Minn. (along with his older brother Hans) where he married Inger Disrude (also from SouArdaul, Norway) they eventually settled in Cass County (5-miles east of Walker) on farmland that had been purchased from the indians (can't remember the tribe, but they were the only indians who insisted that the tribal members could own and sell their land).
  So far we have directly connected over 550 relatives living in the U.S. and all are encouraged to come to the Family Reunions - of these we have had as many as 320 show up at one time.
For more info contact Tami Erickson (218) 828-8928
RYTHER/NORDBERG/LOWRIE family reunion in Park Rapids, MN June 24-26, 2005
Contact Rod Nordberg, RLNordberg@aol.com
711 Park Ave S.
Park Rapids, MN 56470
763 / 417-8950

HAMMEL Family Reunion  (and other related families)
June 24-25, 2005
Janesville, MN
www.hammelfamilyreunion.homestead.com
hammelfamilyreunion@comcast.net

Pederson/Peterson/Halvorson/Seter family reunion scheduled for July 9, 2005 at the Community Center, Lamberton, MN
This is a planned, unique "all-branches" family reunion. Most ancestors immigrated from Norway between 1857 to 1885.
HALVORSON: Erick, Toger, Johannes, Andreas, Hans, Anne, Kristian, Berthe, Karen, Gulbsrand.
PEDERSEN: Kirsti, Marthe, Peder, Johanne, Halvor, Paul, Cathrine, Hans, Katherine, Karl.
All-branches family reunion for "Pederson/Petrerson/Halvorson/Seter" family. July 9, 2005 at Community Center, Lamberton, MN. Plans are being developed to make this a 3 day event with tours of 2 old rural churches and cemeteries where ancestors attended and are buried. Date selected to allow family members attending to also attend Wilder Pageant in Walnut Grove, MN. All descendants of our ancestors are invited. Our ancestors immigrated from Hurdal and Nannestad, Norway between 1857-1885. For more information contact Jim Pederson
These ancestors came from Hurdal and Nannestad areas in Akershus, Norway and first settled in Fillmore County, MN and later moved to Cottonwood County, MN. Anyone wanting to learn more about this family reunion and receive e-mail notices and updates should contact Jim
Powers-Stout Family reunion-descendents of Bartholomew and Mary (McNamara) Powers of Swift county Degraff-Murdock area. This will be A POTLUCK AND GENEALOGY EVENT at the Richfield Community Center Richfield MN September 25th from 12-5pm 2004-contact Barbara Hartz at 1-612-869-8015.
The Annual BLY Reunion will be held at noon, July 25, 2004 in the city park in Spring Valley, Minnesota. These are the descendants of William Teft Bly who came to Minnesota in 1853.
Contact Jack Bly, Lacrescent, MN 507-895-4646
On June 19, 2004 at 4:00 o'clock pm. Any one  interested in meeting any of the MIDDAGH"S from the area please feel free to come by. We are having a potluck supper at the Roxann Middagh Polzine house. From Worthington, MN you take HWY 60 N to County RD 64. Turn west first farm place on the left past the Heresy Cemetery. From Brewster you take 60 S. take county RD 64. Turn west first farm place on left past the Heresy Cemetery. If you have any question you may call 507-376-4431 or 507-842-5734 or 507-370-4461 or email nchd@frontiernet.net. The meal is potluck. Come and enjoy the first Middagh reunion in the Worthington Area.
We are planning a family reunion for descendants of Ebenezer ENDERSBE on Friday, Aug 13,2004 thru Aug 15,2004 at Lake Shetek Lodge, Slayton, Mn. A time to become acquainted and compare geneology info. For reserving a place to stay call 507-763-3200 . For information on the reunion contact Donna Steele.
WANBERG FAMILY REUNION. Descendents and relatives of Rasmus & Ingeborg Wanberg will hold a Family Reunion August 7-8, 2004 at Country Inn & Suites, Benson, MN and Swift Falls Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on August 7th. Group pictures are scheduled from 8::30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Displays and coffee hour will be ongoing at the banquet hall at the motel. The Reunion dinner and program will be held from 11:30 - 1 p.m.
From 2 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, will be a choice of activities which includes viewing of the displays, tour of the cemeteries, Swift County Historical Society, Swift Falls and park area, a musical fun time, children's activities, and sharing/reminiscing time at the banquet hall. Sunday, August 8th, services will take place at Swift Falls park, conducted by ministers in the relationship. A catered picnic will follow in the park. A variety of activities will be offered for both children and adults.
A book and a directory of relatives is being published. Book orders must be received by July 4th as book is scheduled for publication after that date. .This is a one time reunion of this size. For information, email:
kkountry@ndak.net.
Newsletters with updates will be available for relatives and friends. Registration is required for attending the Reunion Dinner and Sunday picnic and must be received by July 10th.. Please put "Wanberg Family Reunion" on the subject line of your email, or it may not be opened.A hearty welcome is extended!
I hope that some of you who are reading this and in the Peqout Lakes area of MN next August will join us for the Huwe Reunion being held. HUWE Reunion AUG. 7&8, 2004 Bob & Gloria Olson will host the 2004 Huwe reunion at their home near Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. The reunion will be held the first week-end of August (Sat 7 & Sun 8). The Ideal Town Hall has been reserved in case the weather is bad. The first preference is to have it at our lakeside campground. Directions__ From Pequot Lakes, MN. Drive north on highway 371 about 2 miles to Crow Wing # 16 (watch for A Pine restaurant). Turn east on #16 for about 7 ½ miles to the Butternut Point Rd. The Ideal Town hall is at this intersection. Turn north on the Butternut Point Rd. and proceed for about 3/4 mile. Watch for our name sign on the left.. Follow the driveway to the left for about 500 feet. See ya there!!! Judy
For more information or to make reservations contact Bob Olson
The William Vanderlinde Family Reunion potluck will be held on July 24, 2004, at the St. Boniface School, in St. Bonifacius, MN., 10 am to 9 pm. Descendants of William and Joanna and William and Gertrude include the families of: August and Anna Marpert, August and Mary Marpert, Henry and Elizabeth Vanderlinde, Gesina and John Ebert, Herman and Katie Vanderlinde, Elizabeth and Albert Ebert and Anton and Frances Vanderlinde.
The son of Gesina and John Ebert of Canada, William and his descendants we have lost contact with. Please contact svanderlinde7@aol.com if anyone knows of their addresses. Any member of the William Vanderlinde family that has questions may email me at the above address also. Please put "Vanderlinde reunion" in the subject line of your email, or it may not be opened.
The Max and L. Adair LUEBECK family reunion will be held August 7th 2004, at Diamond Point Park, in Bemidji MN. The times are 11:00 am thru 5:00 pm All friends and relatives are invited to attend this pot luck.
Penny GUNDERSON
The Association of Descendants of John and Grace SMITH (living in Milford, CT ca. 1640) will hold their annual reunion on Saturday, 21 August 2004 in Blue Earth, MN. Contact Wally Smith at:
or call Peggy Lutz at (507)728-8617.

WISKOW Family Reunion Celebrating 100 years since Fred and Oline (Snare) Wiskow settled in Huss Township of Roseau County, MN. Held July 3rd at the Park in STRATHCONA, MN. Contact awiskow@wiktel.com for info
TRYSIL REUNION Place: Andes Tower Hills, Kensington, MN
When: AUGUST 16-17, 2003
Contact: Trysil reunion e-mail froyen@lakedalelink.net
August 16-17, 2003 we are having a Trysil reunion for descendants of immigrants from Trysil, Norway and former members and interested parties of the late Trysil Church by Holmes City, MN. Check out our website for all the details, schedule and registration form. Bring your pictures, family trees, scrapbooks. See you there! It promises to be a very enjoyable time.
http://www.digitalheadhouse.com/family/reunion/index.htm
Zapf Family Reunion- June 28th, 2003-Legion- St. Cloud, MN. desendants of  Karl (Charles) Zapf and Anna O. Henninger  Diane Gfall  (Apr 23, 2003)
The ROHWER family will be holding their family reunion the 27th - 29th of June, 2003 at ITASCA PARK which is 17 miles north of Park Rapids, MN. All related family members are welcome. For more information contact: Bev (Rohwer) Watson in Park Rapids. E-mail address: bevwatson@charter.net.  (Mar 27, 2003)
A Krumholz Family reunion is being planned for June 26 and 27 of 2004. It will be held in Fairmont, MN with an evening gathering on Saturday, June 26 at the KC Hall. On Sunday we have reserved the Heritage Acre site for a picnic. We hope to arrange some sort of tour of old family properties in the area too. A cook book preserving the wonderful old family recipes along with some family wedding photos and family tree information is also in the works. Anyone descended of Jacob Krumholz, Sr. (1838-1916), August Krumholz (1853-1934), Ambrose (1845-1926) or any of their siblings is encouraged to join us. Exact times and costs will be available as the date gets closer. Questions/information - contact Wilma Bittinger bit@triwest.net We had over 300 people in 1994 and would like to break that record in 2004!
The Morten and Sanne Bertelson family reunion will be in Ortonville, Minnesota on July 17-20, 2003. Children of Morten and Sanne are: Bertha Christine Bertelson Anderson, Paul Christian Bertelson, Ann Katrina Bertelson Stephens, Hansine Agnes Bertelson Malling, Jorgen Peter Bertelson (Peter), Karen Sophia Bertelson Godfrey (Sophie), Berthel Jacob Bertelson (Bertel), George Hans Bertelson (Bertelsen), Pauline Laura Bertelson Hale (also Johnson and Poulson). They emigrated from Denmark to Willmar, Minnesota in April of 1876. For more information please go to the web site: http://personalpages.tds.net/~rfalton, or send an email to: sbalton@tds.net
The Culbert-LaFreniere Family Reunion will be held at Fortune Bay Casino on Lake Vermillion July 17-21, 2003. Eli Culbert was born in Ontario, Canada in1856. In 1872 he crossed the border into Detroit, Michigan and married Elizabeth Samuelson and had three children - Ann Accelia, John Franklin, and Walter William. He moved to the Iron Range in Minnesota after Elizabeth's death and married Bessie Goldsworthy. They had two sons - Edwin and James. The LaFreniere's came from Quebec and moved to New York state. From there they moved west and! settled in the Staples, Minnesota area. Amanda LaFreniere married Joseph Lucia in 1880 and had six children - Agnes, Delia, Exilda, Octavia, Emma, and Henry. In 1909 Emma Lucia married Walter William Culbert. Anyone related to any branch of these families - or friends of any of these families - is welcome! Please contact ndalton568@aol.com for more information!

The Johann and Elisabeth (HEISLER) WACKER family reunion will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the family and their arrival in America on Saturday August 2, 2003 in Le Sueur County. St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Heidelberg will hold a service in honor of the family at 10:00 am. The family reunion will be held at the Pioneer Power Show Grounds from 11:00 am until dusk. Refreshments will be provided, please bring a dish to pass. For more information, go to www.wackerfamilytree.com. email: Kathy
The BRUUN Family Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, July 5th, 2003, at Bemidji State Park, Bemidji, MN. Descendants of Iver Bruun (emigrated 1878) and his older sister Ingri(d) and young brother Ole (emigrated in 1880 to Tumuli Township, Ottertail County, MN) are all invited to attend. Last reunion was held in 1993 with approximately 96 family members in attendance. The Bruun siblings were from Tynset, Hedemark and lived at Fasetbru Sondre. Any descendants of Bruun siblings who remained in Norway would be especially welcome to attend.
A Bruun Family History book which was compiled by Barb Jones Traver for the 1993 Reunion will be updated. Descendants are encouraged to send their family information to the email address below prior to April 1, 2003. Cannot make guarantee for inclusion for information received after that date. As more details become available, they will be added to this posting. For more information, contact Judy Smerud at Jsmerud@aol.com.

ROTEGARD
FAMILY REUNION - The first one ever! - To be held in July of 2003 - probably in Minneapolis in a major hotel with a trip to the Rotegard homestead location in New Richland, Waseca County. All descendants of Knute and Barbro Rotegard contact Jane Hesse, hessejb@attbi.com, or 763-476-0291.
Feltus Reunion any one related to Mark Feltus (1833-1889) and wife Margaret Moffat (1846-1890) Please come. Its going to be in Bovey, MN on August 23-24, 2003. You may get hold of me at conniemannes@Yahoo.com. This is going to be our 3 reunion.

The Family Americanized surname of BALLALATAK / BALLATAK / BRLETIC (Many more spelling} has their family reunion in Iowa every June the first weekend of June, many years now. These family Lines are in St. Louis Co. MN. in early 1900 maybe some still around unknown. John BALLALATAK b. Austria prior to 1885 came to America prior to 1905 md. prior to 1910 to Rose Sharlotte {b. 1887 Austria}. Rose's parents surnames are {Tom?}GULICK and {Viola ?} BRATICK. John & Rose have 3 or 4 children born in St.Louis Co.MN. prior to 1913, by 1913 children are born in Mahaska Co. Iowa area, this family worked in mines. Family had at least 7 to 13 children only 7 are known: John Jr. b. 1906 MN; Frank b. 1907MN.d. 1945 WWII vet.; Joe; Anne Patricia b. 1910; Michael b. 1913 IA.; Mary, and Helen Francis b.1920 IA. 3 or 4 might of died young in Wis. or Mn. Anyone related or wanting to attend this get together its held ever June the 1st weekend {rain or shine}.. For details contact: P.WOODWARD Snail: P.O.Box 2567, Lancaster, CA. 93539-2567

We are planning a family reunion for the John Roger Carroll/Johanna Foley family from the Steele County area. Details to be announced. Please contact me if you have any questions or want to be included at seamus2nd@aol.com Jim Cannon

The annual FRAME family reunion will be held again this year. As always it will be on the second Sunday after Labor Day . It is a potluck at 12:00 Noon at the Waterford school house on MN hwy 3 just north of Northfield. All interested parties are welcomed! If you have questions or info, Contact Bill K. Frame See you there!

PAPENFUSS, decendants of Karl G.(1836-1910) and Mary Pappenfuss(1830-1911) and son Albert(1865-1951) Albert's wife Matilda Kinstler(1867-1923) settled in Winona County, Minnesota 1883 from Pennakow, Prussia. Matilda's parents, Carl F. Kuenstler(1839-1906) and mother, Friedrika Hackbarth(1836-1926) immigrated from Rondran, Prussia 1884. Some Hackbarths relocated to Eldora, Iowa. Annual Pot Luck Reunion at Myrick Park, LaCrosse, Wisconsin every last Sunday of July starting 1:00 PM. Rain location at main pavilion. Contact: Lorinda Lardino  - 434 S. Main St., Culver, IN 46511

The Blake family will be holding their family reunion the third weekend in June in the Parkers Prairie City Park. All related family members are invited.  Some other family names include: Karger, Noetzelman, Bradow, Dickhoff. For more info contact: cmostlund@aol.com

Spruce Grove, Becker County, MN, usually third weekend in June: Reunion of former Spruce Grove Christ Union Church members, including RADER family members. Good place to see your MN Rader relatives! Shirley J. Rader

HEMME COUSINS REUNION is held in Luverne every year on the first Sunday in August. We are now well into the 3rd and 4th cousins, and have made some serious efforts at collecting information and constructing the family tree. An updated version will be presented at the 2000 reunion. This years organizers are Gladys Bakke Hemme and Gladys Hisken Hemme. You can email questions or suggestions to: Chris Offerman  

The AVENSON's have a family reunion every year on Father's Day. We have a "family reunion site" at the Loren Avenson home south of Nevis, MN. We make it fun and enjoy each other's stories. There is an annual softball game for all ages (3-80) and an auction (silent or not) for historic AVENSON "artifacts". We also have enough room for campers and/or tents and a Saturday night campfire. Email or call Lynn at 218-751-6356. View my homepage for my genealogy and any further updates about the family reunion.  

The Johannsen family reunion will be held near Freeborn, MN the Sunday after Labor Day. This is an annual reunion and always held this date. Potluck dinner and visiting. The family is from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and settled first near Marne, Iowa and then moved to the Freeborn County area of Minnesota. For more information, please contact Jean Thisius email jthisius@wolf.co.net or contact Frieda Johannsen, Hartland, MN 56042
The desendants of Andrew and Mary Roberg of Union Grove Township Meeker County Minnesota hold thier annual reunion 3rd Sunday in July either at the Community Park or at Duaine Roberg south side of Lake Koronis. My name is Russell Roberg 2086 Raymond ave Salina Ks. 67401 785-825-5221 E-mail  

The MEYER family reunion is held every five years, for more information please contact Dennis Meyer

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