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Strengthens the Bonds of Love in Big Reunion
The eighth annual reunion of the Pitsenbarger families was
held at the same place as previous years in F. M.
Pitsenbarger's grove, three miles north of Versailles, Sunday,
The day was an ideal one for the occasion and the
attendance was even larger than before. The forenoon was
spent in hand shaking and renewing old acquaintances and
forming new ones, and at the noon hour a most bountiful dinner
was served to which all did ample justice. After dinner
a short program was rendered consisting chiefly of singing and
recitations, and addresses were made by I. R. Pitsenbarger and
Lon Tompson, which were very much enjoyed by the crowd.
Mr. Hiram Pitsenbarger sang a very beautiful song entitled
"You'll never miss your mother till she's gone," and I. R.
Pitsenbarger sang a song of (Old Glory) that brought a smile
to the faces of the old soldiers.
Following the program was the Secretary's report,
election of officers and deciding the place and date for the
next reunion, viz: F. M. Pitsenbarger's grove on the
first Sunday in September 1912. The crowd was then
dismissed by prayer rendered by Mrs. H. H. Pitsenbarger and a
song "God be with you till we meet again," after which all
returned to their respective homes feeling that the day had
been very pleasantly spent.
The names of those present from a distance follow:
I. R. Pitsenbarger, Bernard, Mo.; G. G. Pitsenbarger and Ethel
Pitsenbarger, Champaign, Ill.; Dennis D. Kershner, Dr. and
Mrs. H. Q. Brown, Anna English, Mollie English, Portland,
Ind.; Rosa Landis, Laura, Ohio; Mrs. Maggie Colson and family,
Montezuma, Ohio; Mrs. Charles Mathews and daughter,
Greenville, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Taylor and son, Piqua,
Ohio; Mrs. Rosa Parker, Montgomery, Alabama; Mrs. Jas. W.
Reser and daughter, Detroit, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. York and
son Fred, Mr. and Mrs. Pary York, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Wright and
sons Walter and Wellard, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Jones and
children, Muncie, Ind.; Ella Eineman, VanWert, Ohio; Jennie
Frappie, Flint, Mich.; Wm. Swnak and son Greenville; Mrs.
Frank Elliott, John W. Allen, Sidney, O.; Mrs. Bertha Gregory,
Richmond; Mrs. R. M. Thrasher, Portland; Mr. and Mrs. John
Clark, Ft. Recovery, Ohio; J. R. Pitsenbarger, Stanbery, Mo.;
J. A. Pitsenbarger, Osborn, Ohio; Milton and Ray Murray, North
Star, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murray, Rossburg, O.; Mrs.
Elizabeth Metzger and son Cooper, Burketsville; Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Metzger, New Weston; Miss Margaret English, Mrs. Chas.
Moran and daughters, Dayton, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph English,
Bradford; Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Johnson and son, Mr. and Mrs. Lon
Brandon and children, Sidney; Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Davidson,
Greenville; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Copeland and daughter,
Wapakoneta; K. English, Springfield; Miss Minnie Stonerock,
Bradford; Mary Pitsenbarger, Chas. S. Pitsenbarger, Richmond;
J. H. Pitsenbarger, Troy; Frank Pitsenbarger and wife,
Margaret Brooks and Delphis Buchanan, Piqua; Dortha Beatty,
Greenville; Albert Pilliod, Piqua; J. H. Puterbaugh and
family, Troy, Ohio.
Mrs. Fred Copeland, Sec'y.
(Contributed from the family records of and by