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Geistweidts Gather For Annual Reunion
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 • Posted June 30, 2010

Nearly 100 members of the Wilhelm and Johann Heinrich Geistweidt families gathered Saturday, June 12.

This year’s reunion was held at the C-I Ranch, on the Salt Branch northwest of Doss, and was hosted by Kathleen Crenwelge, Terri and Russell Immel, Dennis and Brenda Crenwelge and their families.

Barbecue was served for the noon meal, along with side dishes and desserts provided by family members.

During the afternoon business meeting, Melrose Geistweidt Leifeste, 88, was recognized as the oldest lady present; Dan Anderegg, 87, the oldest man present, and Rylee Ottmers and Sydney Geistweidt, both nearly two years of age, the youngest descendants present.

The couple married the longest length of time was Dan and Mary Anderegg, 62 years, while the couple married the shortest time was Jay and Kasey Immel, one year.

Cliff and Karen Spaeth of Manhattan, KS, traveled the farthest distance to attend.

The 2011 reunion will be held Saturday, June 11, and will be hosted by Gary Geistweidt.

The officers for the coming year remain the same and include Sherrie Geistweidt, president; Gary Geistweidt, vice president, and Cindy Schmidtzinsky, secretary-treasurer.

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