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Geistweidts Gathered June 11 at Doss for Annual Reunion
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 • Posted June 22, 2011

The annual Wilhelm and Johann Heinrich Geistweidt family reunion was held Saturday, June 11, at the Bar E Ranch, northwest of Doss.This year’s reunion was hosted by the Gary Geistweidt family at the former Gordon Geistweidt residence.Nearly 100 descendants were in attendance for the barbecue dinner, business meeting and fellowship.Eli Russell Geistweidt, seven-month-old son of Adam and Megan Geistweidt, was the youngest in attendance at the reunion, while Melrose Leifeste, 89, was the oldest woman, and Reuben Geistweidt, 88, the oldest man.Newlyweds married the shortest length of time were Jay and Kasey Immel, two years. Presley and Vernell Arhelger recently marked their 60th wedding anniversary and were recognized as the couple married the longest length of time. Tyler Anderegg, of Leadville, CO, travelled the farthest distance to attend the gathering.Next year’s reunion on June 9, 2012, will be hosted by Jan Appleby, a descendant of the Christian and Marie Geistweidt Loeffler family, at her home in the Hilda community. The gathering will be held in the evening instead of at lunch time.Officers re-elected for the coming year include Sherrie Geistweidt, president; Gary Geistweidt, vice president, and Cindy Schmidtzinsky, secretary-treasurer.

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