Surnames A, B, C
Coffey County, Kansas
[from The Coffey County Republican, July 6, 2001]
BEAL-CARPENTER--A family reunion was held July 1, 2001.
"The next reunion will be at noon, June 30, 2002 at the Lone Elm Community Center."
[from The Coffey County Republican, August 24, 2001]
BECKER--A family reunion, of the descendants of the late W. H. Becker family, was held August 12, 2001 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Aliceville, KS.
"The 2002 reunion will be held at Sylvan Grove."
[from The Coffey County Republican, August 13, 2002]
Descendants of Valentine Birk came from as far as Salt Lake City, Utah, to join in the Birk biennial family reunion held Aug. 4 at the Gridley Community Center in Gridley. Noah Kuebler, Topeka, was the youngest family member there; William McMullen, Burlington, was the oldest.
Ray Birk of Lansing gave the blessing, which was followed by a dinner brought by the attendees.
The family viewed genealogical items that were on display, including descendants’ charts of each family branch and a large chart showing 13 generations of ancestors. Family members updated the descendants’ lists, exchanged family information, and pictures were taken of each family group. Rich McReynolds of Topeka answered questions about the family’s history in Germany, Illinois and Kansas.
Those present for the reunion were Glenna and Mark Peterson, Salt Lake City, Utah; Phyllis Reimer, Hutchinson; William Levering, Greg, Dina, Jessica and Jonathon Vogel, Marion; Dana Loffland, Ruth and Carl Smock, Jake and Rachel Campbell, Wichita; Rich and Vickie McReynolds, Joshua, Ann, Jakob and Noah Kuebler, Topeka; Bonnie and Johanna Greer, Yates Center; John and Sandi Hageman, Olsburg, Ray and Carol Birk, Lansing; Larry, Linda, and Andrea Morrison, Nathon Carney, Iola; Julia M. Birk, Edwin Birk, Brenda Barnett, Nellie Birk, Alan and Janet Birk, Glenn and Carrie Birk, Frank and Nette Birk, Gridley; William and Helen McMullen, Linda Salava, Maurice and Frances McReynolds, Keith Birk, Tom, Marchella, Shawn and Bryson Birk, Burlington.
The family enjoyed visiting with each other, and participated in a white elephant gift and exchange. The next reunion will be Aug. 1, 2004.
[from The Coffey County Republican, January 2, 2002]
BRADLEY--On Dec. 16, 2001, all of Opal Bradley's siblings and their spouses gathered at Beto Junction to celebrate Opal and Jay's 50th wedding anniversary, who were married December 23, 1951.
[from The Coffey County Republican, June 11, 2002]
A good number of Castle relatives met at Kelley Hall June 9 for dinner and visiting.
Those present were Lavon Haney of Lamont; Russ Haney of Lyndon; Dean, Tammy, Josh and Brice Haney and Mike Jewell, all of LeRoy; Lee and Betty Castle Smith of Leavenworth, Carol and Lee Modrow of Lincoln; Vincent and Delores (Castle) Stanley of Sedgwick; Bud and Ruth Castle of Clearwater; "Perk" and Bonnie Delano of Melvern; Fred Delano of Manhattan; Tom and Ethel (Castle) Cellers of Iola; Dick and Sharyl Zajic of Broken Arrow, Okla.; Shawn, Nicki Weston and Wyatt Hines of Iola; Hazel Castle Klotz of Emporia; Dale, Bev and Bryan Castle, John, Jackie (Castle), Katlyn and Ian Spoor, all of Independence; Richard and Carol Eicher of Topeka; Sharon, Don, Donnie and Amanda of Topeka; and Rosalie Castle and Gloria Castle of Burlington.
The next reunion is planned for the second Sunday in June 2003.
[from The Coffey County Republican, July 16, 2002]
On June 9 fifty descendants of Tell Albert and Mary Stahly Chatelain family met for a dinner at Burlington Senior Center.
Lots of catching up with families from last year and picture taking occurred.
Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Estel Schermerhorn, Montgomery, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Spillman and Vera Elliss, Kincade; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Doniel and Steve Sullivan, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Elliss and Telena Elliss, Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Don Richardson, Hutchinson; Norman Elliss, Westphalia; Linda Tucker, Lindsey Hains, Judy Bean, Greg Herzog; Kristie Adams, Lori, Emily and Annie, Topeka; Alora Wilmore, Kortney, Jordan, Amanda and Eric, Americus; Ken Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wallace, Kathy Preston, Megan Preston, Emporia; Nicole Damaschek, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Don Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Don Daily, Keith and Travis Wallace, Lebo; and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wallace, Jalayne Madden, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Jim McCurry, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Combs, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wallace, Waverly.
The next reunion will be June 8, 2003, at the Burlington Senior Center.