The J.O. and Anna Neumann family met on August 24 at Heise Park with around 90 members present for their 87th reunion.
Malinda Freeman Slater, president, welcomed all the family and was excited about how “Facebook” helped get so many more family members to come. She had Larry Cramer say a prayer before a delicious meal was enjoyed.
Freeman Slater opened the business meeting and anounced that two births, one marriage and five deaths were recorded for the year. Everyone was reminded to turn in any new information about their family to her or Homer Bloodhart and Bink Champion.
The oldest member present was Velma Bloodhart at age 92. Ed Roseberry was the oldest man present. Dyllan Edward Bloodhart was the youngest at 3 weeks old. Alan Baylor traveled the farthest from Kathleen, Georgia.
The Grover Neumann family had the most present with at least 60. They received the family plaque again this year.
Velma Bloodhart and Evelyn Langoehr both had 4 generations present and Tim Wood had the most immediate family present with 12.
A “thinking of you” card was passed around for all to sign for Bink Champion, who was ill and could not attend. This was only the second reunion she has missed in 87 years.
A cousin’s breakfast is held the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Gus’s in Bucyrus. All can attend these events.
After a discussion of maybe disbanning the reunion, the family voted to continue the reunion. The next reunion will be August 23, 2015 and everyone was encouraged to attend again. The time was changed to 1:30 p.m.
New officers were elected for President and Vice President. Carla Bisel will be President and Anna Slone will be VP. Rena Lovely was told she would be Secretary/Treasurer for her 21st year.
Slone and Freeman Slater were in charge of various games and handed out nice door prizes. A collection was taken.
Many looked through scrapbooks and a very old Family Bible. Several children hunted for money in the Saw Dust. A family picture was taken.