PROMINENT FAMILY 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, September 3.
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.
(From (Probably Versailles POLICY) 1911; Contributed from the family records of Norita Moss)