Friday, February 24, 2012

1st Annual Witmer Family Reunion

Witmer Family Reunion Notes
Transcribed by: Stacy Crawford

Ashland, Ohio Sept. 1, 1919
            At the kind invitation of Henry and Lilly Kilheifner the Witmer families were invited to spend the day with them on the Plank Farm four miles east of Ashland.
            Nearly all the families were present.  All came with well-filled baskets and tables were placed in the front yard.
            We certainly all enjoyed a fine time.
            After dinner a meeting was called to order.  Amos Witmer was acted Pres. And Laura a Switzer Sect.  It was then decided to have an annual (indiscernible word) known as the Witmer Family Reunion.
            The following officers were elected.  Pres. Amos M. Witmer.  Vice Pres.  Harry P Lincecamp.  Sec. Laura A. Switzer.  Treas. Ira Witmer.  Historian Lilly Kilheifner.  Chairmen of Entertainment Leo Witmer.  Katherine Witmer and Clara Hout as helper.  Audrey Hulik and Mae Mumaw were appointed to buy knives and forks, plates, napkins and tincups.
            During the year we have had four births.  The first was twin boys to Melvin and Gertrude Switzer.  Baby to Ester and Tully [McQuate].  Baby to Ed Witmer and Audrey Rose to Geo Streits.  Then we had four deaths.  Homer Edward Switzer.  Infant of Ester McQuate, Beatrice Witmer and Arthur Beymer.
There being no further business we adjourned to meet with Jean Witmer Aug. 28, 1920 on
Edgehill Ave.

Pres. Amos M Witmer
Sect. Lena A Switzer

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