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WHAT'S NEW

    Summary of new topics, updated information, recent family news, latest genealogical findings, and other items of interest. Articles are listed by reverse chronological sequence (i.e. most recently updated news items on top)

    Added 7/13/04

2004 DOBBERSTEIN REUNION DIGEST NEWSLETTER

If you were not sent an email notice with this years family reunion newsletter attached, then I do not have your present email address.  Please send it to me by email to ensure you get next year's newsletter if you elect not to purchase and receive the printed version. 

The complete 2004 Dobberstein Reunion Digest prepared for the 56th annual reunion is available on-line in PDF format to read, download or print.  If downloading, please be patient as it may take a few moments to download.  In commemoration of the 150th year since Herman's arrival in the United States with his family as an infant in 1854 and the 50th years since his death in 1954, I've also included a copy of the article written by Arlyn Day in 1982 about the ocean voyage and a copy of Herman's death certificate.

Links:  
Reunion Newsletter <http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rootsrus/images/2004.pdf>
Ship Voyage <http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rootsrus/images/Voyage.pdf>
Death Certificate <http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rootsrus/images/H-DeathCert.pdf>

You will need Adobe Reader to view this PDF document. It's available free by following the links at <http://www.adobe.com/ or by pressing on the Get Adobe Reader icon below...


Reported 12/31/03

HISTORIAN LOSES TWO CLOSE FAMILY MEMBERS THIS YEAR

Your family reunion historian, an in-law to the Dobberstein name, lost two close family members during 2003, his mother Irmgard Cole & uncle Arthur Schoennauer, pictured above in a photo taken in 2002 near their father's grave site in Seattle.  In April, Bob's Uncle Art passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer in Medford, Oregon.  In November, Bob's mother Irma died unexpectedly swift after a short fight with a similar cancer in Tacoma, Washington.  Unlike her brother, she had failed to be diagnosed with the disease until far too late.  Ironically she was buried in a grave site next to her father's body almost at the exact spot she was standing for this photo.

Both of their obituaries, as well as a guest book for friends and family, can be viewed on-line at the following links:
Irma -
http://obit.columbiafuneralhome.com/obit_display.cgi?id=87571&clientid=columbiafuneralhome&listing=Found
Arthur - 
http://www.legacy.com/nwclassifieds/LegacySubPage2.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=972711


Reported 07/15/03

2003 DOBBERSTEIN REUNION DIGEST NEWSLETTER

If you were not sent an email notice with the 2003 Dobberstein Reunion Digest attached, then I do not have your present email address.  Please send it to me at  bobcole1@juno.com to ensure you get next year's newsletter prior to the reunion.

The complete 2003 family newsletter, compiled and prepared for the 55th annual reunion, is available on-line in PDF format to read, download or print.  If downloading, please be patient as it is about 1.0 mb in size.

Link: <http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rootsrus/images/2003.pdf>

You will need Adobe Reader to view this PDF document. It's available free by following the links at <http://www.adobe.com/ or by pressing on the Get Adobe Reader icon below...


Reported 12/31/02

2002 DOBBERSTEIN REUNION DIGEST NEWSLETTER

A copy of the complete family newsletter compiled and prepared for the 54th annual reunion (July 2002) is available on-line in PDF format to read, download or print.  Please be patient when downloading, as it is about 1.8 mb in size.

Link: <http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rootsrus/images/2002.pdf>

You will need Adobe Reader to view this PDF document. It's available free at <http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html>


Reported 10/15/02

REUNION HISTORIAN MOBILIZED FOR WAR EFFORT

In September, Bob Cole was once again called to join in the war effort, but unlike 12 years ago when he went to Saudi Arabian for Desert Shield/Desert Storm, he expects to stay at Ft Bragg, North Carolina for possibly a year to assist in getting other Army Reserve and National Guard units ready for deployment to the war zone.  After 27 years in the military, he says, "This time I'll leave the desert warfare to the younger soldiers."  He is assigned to the 2125th Garrison Support Unit, and joined his new unit at Ft Bragg on Oct 1st.  He hopes there will be no change in assembling and printing the family reunion newsletter in 2003, but admits that a lot depends on the course of world affairs and how busy he will be at Ft Bragg next spring. 


Reported 01/27/01

MICHAEL COLDEN'S DEATH

Local news report from...

01/27/2001 Article: "Teen driver ordered to stand trial in companion's snowmobile death" (Printable copy)


Reported 12/20/00

LEOLA SCHWEPPE'S DEATH

Newspaper obituary notice from...

Link: <http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rootsrus/122000-1.html>


Reported 07/16/00

MICHAEL COLDEN'S DEATH

Newspaper reports from...
 

7/15/2000 Article: "Teen facing adult court for drunken snowmobile death (Dup.Copy)


Reported 07/09/00

2000 DOBBERSTEIN REUNION 

The 52nd annual Dobberstein reunion was held today at Hatten Park in New London, Wisconsin.  About 75 people attended, shared a delicious pot-luck meal, and enjoyed renewing old acquaintances and family memories.  Copies of the annual family reunion newsletter were distributed to family members.  Excerpts from this year's newsletter are reprinted herein (including original scanned photo images), and can be linked under the selections below:


Reported 12/23/99

DOBBERSTEIN PHONE DIRECTORY

On a recent visit to the Appleton Public Library I downloaded all the Dobberstein names identified on the special computer loaded with the Power Finder Phone Disc, a set of CDs published in 1999 by InfoUSA which is a compilation of addresses and phone numbers from all over the United States. They are divided into geographical regions: central, mid-atlantic, midwest, northeast, southeast and western. These Dobberstein surnames are presented as downloaded, with no attempt made on my part to correct or update any of the data.

Link: <http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rootsrus/dobbphon.html>


Reported 11/13/99

DOBBERSTEIN QUERY

Shown below is a note of inquiry from Janice Shaw <janshaw1@new.rr.com> about information regarding a possible Dobberstein connection. Does anyone have further information? If so, please respond to her directly (adding my e-mail address as the "cc" if you would). I've included a map of the Stroebe Island area to the right. (Stroebe Island is located on Little Lake Butte des Mortes on the far southwest corner of Appleton, Wisconsin.

"This is going to sound strange, but I am looking for any info on the surname STROEBE who would have married a Dobberstein. This Dobberstein probably bought a tavern that was located on Stroebe Island and ran it until he sold it. I believe that this might have been in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, near Appleton.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and possibly have some info for me.

Thanks, Janice"


Reported 11/01/99

GLEANINGS AND EXTRACTS OF OTHER INTERNET WEB SITES WITH DOBBERSTEIN CONNECTIONS

Here are extracts of miscellaneous genealogical references to the Dobberstein name, from compilations and collections of other Internet sites. While most of the references are unconnected to the Herman Dobberstein ancestry, many are familiar, with connections to other Dobbersteins I researched for the recently published Dobberstein Registry book.

Link: <http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rootsrus/links1.html>


Reported 9/15/99

HANNAH DOBBERSTEIN'S DEATH

On one of my casual searches through an internet search browser I noticed a familiar Dobberstein name in an obituary notice from my old home town of Tacoma, Washington and was immediately curious. On further investigation I learned the subject of the obituary and an accompanying news article was young Hannah Dobberstein, daughter of Tom and Pat Dobberstein. Tom is the son of Elmer and Thelma Dobberstein, formerly of Michigan. She died tragically in the service of her country in Kuwaitt.

Link: <http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rootsrus/hannah.html>


Reported 3/15/99

DOBBERSTEIN REGISTRY BOOK

The long awaited book on Dobberstein family history and genealogy was finally returned from the Printer. 100 copies were printed. The first 41 books were sent to those who submitted advance orders. I will send another mailing to family members and others who contributed material, inviting them to reserve and purchase a copy at $49.75 (including tax and postage).

If you want to purchase a copy now (or see if any copies are remaining), send me an e-mail note and I will hold a copy for you pending your payment in full within 7 days of my notification back to you that a copy is reserved.

Link: <http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~rootsrus/registry.html>


    Reported 7/12/98

50TH ANNUAL DOBBERSTEIN REUNION

The golden anniversary of the Dobberstein family reunion was held the second Sunday in July at Hatten Park in New London, Wisconsin. Over 100 people helped the Dobbersteins celebrate the special reunion, including out-of-state family members and guests from Montana, California, Missouri, Illinois.

 

 

 

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