|During a summer picnic in 1948, a few Dobberstein
cousins (grandchildren and their spouses of Herman
Dobberstein) decided to formalize their gatherings and
organize a family reunion that met annually. For over 50
years they have been doing just that. Members of the
Dobberstein family will celebrate their 52nd anniversary
reunion on Sunday, July 9, 2000 at Hatten Park in New
Descendants, either by blood or marriage, to Herman Dobberstein are automatically members of the Dobberstein Family Reunion Association. Any other distantly-related Dobberstein namesakes or non-related descendants of a Dobberstein immigrant are invited to share their family history and genealogy with others through this on-line newsletter by contacting the reunion historian.
As a family reunion association our goals are to collect and share our family history and genealogical statistics, and to preserve our ancestors' past for our descendants' posterity. We share this information through a number of ways, as outlined below:
SPECIAL 2001 REUNION NOTE
Here it is, the weekend of the Memorial Day holiday, and everyone is planning their summer activities. So make your plans now to attend the Dobberstein Family Reunion held at Hatten Park in New London on Sunday, July 8, 2001. The traditional pot luck meal will begin at noon, with the business meeting and reunion activities following. Another fund-raising auction will be held to help defray the costs of the reunion and the annual newsletter. So bring your crafts, hand-me-downs, doo-hickeys, and other items that you'd like to donate to the reunion effort, and help bolster our reunion funds. For those who aren't able to attend this year's reunion, mailed donations will be most welcome.
Once again, I look to you to provide the material for our reunion newsletter. Please send your family news, items of interest, vital statistics, family pictures, newspaper clippings and other information for the newsletter to me so it arrives by June 30th. For those that didn't have an opportunity to write a story of their Dobberstein grandparent last year, I'd like to include further remembrances and memorials in this year's newsletter. So whether your grandparent on the Dobberstein side is alive or passed away, take a minute to write and send a story of how you remember them. Or it can be a childhood memory, a funny event, a tragic mishap, a vacation or trip with them, or an interesting story they told you.
Send all material and correspondence to the snail-mail or e-mail addresses below by June 30th. Thanks.
Dobberstein Reunion Association
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