The Megenhardt family celebrated 157 years in America at their 70th reunion held on Aug. 22, at Forest Park, Brazil. A delicious carry-in meal was shared by 57 family members and two guests.
The oldest family member present was John David Megenhardt, age 83. There were no new babies attending their first reunion.
Descendants from four branches of the William and Barbara Megenhardt family were in attendance. Present from the William Megenhardt branch were Rosemary and Ron Killon. In attendance from the Ellen Megenhardt Travis branch were Roy, LaVonne and Joe Waldron, and Vic and Theada Morris.
The David Megenhardt branch once again had the largest attendance as follows: David and Deloris Megenhardt, Wayne and Peggy Burger, Terrence, Mahala, Deven and Kamryn Burger, Larry and Darlene Megenhardt, Gail Davis, Jacob Good, Paul, Ginger, Steven and David Singleton, John, Penny, and Michael Megenhardt, Dee, Bryce and Brianna Greenman, Barbie, Chad and Derek Braun, Howard and Grace Dunigan, Tom, Danette and Brittany Robinson, Darral and Dona Duncan, JR, Tonya and Taylor Prentice, Pat, Rhonda, Mariah and Marlee Duncan, Bill and Norma Megenhardt, Bill, Kristie, and Kelsie Megenhardt, and Brock Megenhardt and bride-to-be Racheal Mobley.
Attending from the Charles Megenhardt branch were Kenny, Judy, Caroline and Mary Sebastian and John Miller.
Officers for the coming year are Larry Megenhardt, President, Peggy Burger, Vice-President, Penny Megenhardt, Secretary/Treasurer, and Darlene Megenhardt, Drink committee.
President Larry Megenhardt encouraged everyone to attend the 71st reunion, which will be held on Aug. 28, 2011, at Forest Park, Brazil. Following the business meeting Penny Megenhardt took group pictures. People enjoyed looking at some old photos and visiting on a pleasant August afternoon.
The descendant of William T. and Anna Moss Stevenson met for their 56th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at the Cory community building.
Those attending this year were: Thelma Stevenson, Phylis Maurer, Chester and Sue Stevenson, Jimmy, Lauri and Jayden Pleake, Eilene and Roger Shanks of North Carolina, Leland and Dorthy Stevenson, Ashley and Lisa Stevenson, Rick and LuAnn Coleman, Scott and Anita Stevenson, Drew Stevenson, Kristin Shaw, Gretchen Stevenson and son Ashton, Roger Eugene and Susan Shanks, Gine Whitesell and sons Jeff, Joey, and Jayden, Myron Stevenson Jr. and daughter Allison, Sonya Sampson and daughters Chelesey and Megan, Tonya and Dick Jones and daughter Brittany, Judy Stevenson and friend Patty Escott, Jack and Winnie Knust, Rick and Janis Dorsey, Harvie and Thelma Stevenson, Donald and Frances Stevenson, Roger L. Stevenson, T.J. Stevenson, Dale Stevenson and children Britni and Brody, Warren and June Stevenson, Jane Stout, Carolyn Sue Crosley, Vince and Patty House and children William and Grace, Brent and Kellee Stevenson and daughter Britnee, Mike and Christy Stevenson and son John, Charles and Susan Stevenson and Children Colin and Cecelia, Jerry L. Stevenson, Vivian Stevenson, Glenda Dean, Jim and Mary Stevenson, Chad Stevenson and daughters Kendra and Taylor, Kriss Rehmel, Wilma Cochran and Jerry Bolinger, Sara Stevenson Routh, Martha Stevenson Briggs, Jackie Briggs, from Florida, Diane and Brent Robertson.
Everyone enjoyed the bountiful carry-in dinner at the noon hour. Picture taking and visiting filled the afternoon.
Please put the last Saturday of August on your calendar for our 2011 reunion. Talk to family and try to get more to come out for the day.