Prince family reunion
The descendents of Job Prince and Rhoda Kibbe met on Aug 9, 2014, for the 107th annual reunion at the home of Tom and Margie Dermont Schafer. Job Prince, a Revolutionary War veteran, had 10 children, 9 of whom settled in the Persia area for at least a short time. Jonathan, Job's seventh child, became a lifelong resident of Persia, having 20 children. Jonathan was active in the community, helping establish a Methodist church. He was a lifelong member of the Wesleyan Methodist church. Many of his descendants still live in the area. Prominent family names include Milk(s), Mosher, Doty, Harder, Hyslip, Kavanaugh, Harmon, Remington, and many more.
About 40 people attending the reunion this year. Hoyt Prince was the oldest attendee. Lester Prince of Pennsylvania came the farthest. A good time was had by all who attended. New additions to this year's reunion included a door prize of a handmade lap afghan, Prince dollars to allow children to participate in the annual auction, and games for children.
Next year's reunion will be held in Mayville. For more information or to be added to the reunion mailing list, contact Annette at PrinceReunion2013@gmail.com.
Ingersoll family reunion
The 39th Cora and Tilden Ingersoll reunion was held Aug. 9 at the South Dayton playground hosted by Alberta Ingersoll Fritts family.
The officers' are: President marilyn Butcher, Vice president Ab Butcher; and Secretary-Treasurer. Pat Bromley
Thirty-seven family members and five guests attended
Steed Merrill said the Blessing before the picnic lunch and Summer Oakes led games.
The oldest family member was Ab Butcher while the youngest were twin boys Bentley and Riley Brisley.
Dick Milspaw won the quilt with the family tree.
Those attending came from as far as Kingman, Arizona. Others came from Ohio and the local area
There were two marriages, one death and two births reported.
The next reunion will be held on Aug. 8, 2015 at the South Dayton ground. Violet Ingersoll Johnston will host the event. The group will have a meeting at noon, before the picnic lunch at 1 p.m.
Glasier family reunion
The 89th annual Glasier reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Stockton Firemen's Grounds. The Rev. Cliff Cliver gave the opening prayer before a tureen luncheon. Forty-four family members and one guest attended. Vice president Jason Trippe presided over the meeting because President Tim Dailey from New Jersey was unable to attend. Sandy Cliver, secretary/treasurer, passed around the secretary/treasurer's reports, an address sheet for additions/corrections and a sign-in sheet.
One death was reported: Brandon Jackson of West Virginia, the grandson of Fannie Graham.
Three births were reported. Tristen Stanford was born April 23, 2014, the grandchild of Dan and Lena Elliott. Payton Wise was born October 23, 2013, the daughter of Nicholas Wise and Karly McQuiggan, granddaughter of Rodney Wise and great-granddaughter of Pat and Ken Wise. Madalyn Mae Glasier was born December 2, 2013, the daughter of Chad Glasier and Amanda Henry and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Glasier.
Prizes given in the following categories were: oldest male at the reunion: Ken Wise; oldest female at the reunion: Marie Elliott Mekus; persons who traveled the farthest to the reunion: Rob and Carole Glasier from Madison, Ala.; persons with the most children/grandchildren present at the reunion: Ken and Pat Wise; youngest person at the reunion: Chloe Trippe; person attending the Glasier reunion for the first time: Kirsten Redfield; person with most buttons on his clothing: Cliff Cliver; individual with the most siblings present at the reunion: Derik Wise; and the ability to answer that Elizabeth was the name of August Glasier's wife: Marie Mekus. No one at the reunion was able to answer the question of how many children August and Elizabeth had. (They had eight children listed in August's obituary that survived him, and two children who were deceased at the time of his death.)
Jason Trippe encouraged individuals to put e-mail addresses on the sign up sheet.