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Mrs. Hulslander, aged resident, dead, Passed away -Three Surviving Daughters live in Corning.

Mrs. Charity Hulslander, an aged and esteemed woman, died at her home in East Lawrence on Friday at 10:30 P.M. She is survived by three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Ida Warner, Mrs. Hetty Warren and Mrs. Elizabeth Truax, all of Corning, Frank Hulslander, of Lawrenceville, and Watson Hulslander at the old homestead in East Lawrence. Funeral will be held Monday at 12 P.M. Burial in Middaugh Cemetery in East Lawrence.

A Happy Surprise--- newspaper clipping-Republic Advocate Date unknown

On Monday, August 19, occurred the seventy-second anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Ezekiel Hulslander, commonly known as " Aunt Charity." About nine o’clock children and relatives began to assemble, bringing with them numerous useful gifts of remembrance. By noon, thirty-two were present from Candor, New York, Elmira, Corning, Hornellsville, Jackson, Sullivan, Richmond and Lawrence. At 12:30 they were seated at a bountiful repast, after which they assembled on the lawn and were photographed by G.N. Bogardus, of 247 E. 44th St., New York City. At four o’clock the friends began to leave for their respective homes, after wishing her many happy returns of the day, and decided not to wait seventy- two years for another such gathering. One who was there Lamb’s Creek, August 22

The Hulslander Family-Mansfield Advertiser- October 10, 1900 page 2 columns 1&2

Recent First annual reunion at Frost Settlement--A history of this interesting Family

The first reunion of the descendents and relatives of Jacob and Elizabeth Hulslander was held at the residence of John Hulslander in Frost Settlement, near Covington, Pa,. September 18, 1900. From early morning till noon the guest continued to arrive with their children and well-filled dinner baskets. It did all good to witness and participate in the cheerful greeting and hearty hand shakings, to see the smiling, happy faces, to hear the words of joy each received as he dismounted at the residence. All were made to feel glad that they had come. The day was clear and cool, contributing much to the pleasure and happiness of the occasion. Every room in the house was filled with the laughing, joyous throng of woman and children, while the men folks visited mainly on the outside as busy as bees and happy as larks. At noon the first tables were filled by the eldest-only a small portion of the guest could be seated at them each time. Under the able management of Mrs. John Hulslander generously assisted by the lady guest and others, the tables were rapidly served until all were supplied. At 2 P.M. the committee on music, Mrs. Lottie Robbins, called on Mrs. L. Ferguson to preside at the organ. She responded with a march. Then followed a solo and chorus, " Shun the Broad Road" by E.S. Hulslander, assisted on the chorus by C.B. Hulslander, George and Lottie Robbins and Mrs. Ferguson which elicited rounds of applause. Then followed four recitations; "The Wayside Inn," by Francis Hulslander; " The Old Coat," by Master Charles Hulslander; " Life of a Stocking," Lucy Hulslander; " It Pays," by Dora Hulslander; all of which were nicely delivered, receiving commendation and applause. At this juncture by request of those who had to start early for home the business meeting was called to order by President Jno. Hulslander, who gave a short address of welcome and in attempting to express the happiness that their presence gave him, his emotion over came him, but his tears were more eloquent than words. His earnest request for a continuance of these reunions yearly hereafter met with unanimous response. Seeing the emotions of his father, Marion Hulslander took the chair and put the motions incident to organization. D.P. Benedict, C.B. Hulslander and M.F. Hulslander were selected Executive Committee; John Hulslander, President; E.S.Hulslander, George E. Robbins and Frank Hulslander, Vice President; and E.D. Benedict, Secretary; E.D. Benedict was also selected to arrange for the entertainment of the young people. The Executive Committee were authorized to make all arrangements for next reunion, to fix time and place, to provide for speaking, reciting, music, both instrumental and vocal. After conferring together they asked for an expression as to time, and as near the full moon in August as possible seemed to be the choice of the meeting, leaving the day to be fixed by the committee hereafter. The committee then announced the place of the meeting, the residence of D.P. Benedict in East Charleston, Pa., otherwise known as Whitneyville.

Mr. John Hulslander was heard to remark that he had resided here over thirty years and this was the happiest day of them all. No one who observed his delight doubted that he spoke the conviction of his heart. It was indeed a grand good time with them all. There was a abundance of material present for entertainment and it was regretted that the exercises were not begun sooner so that each family could have an opportunity to take part in the entertainment. It is suggested that next year all should there by 10 A.M.. the time at which the exercises should commence. Let each family that has children expecting to be present, select their best performer and have at least one piece either in singing, instrumental music, or recitation prepared to be performed there, and if possible let the Secretary know thereof so that a place may be assigned on the program. As these reunions are for social intellectual enjoyment, good sense dictates that political, religious and other subjects calculated to breed controversy should be avoided. Let the rights and feelings of every member be respected and let us by thoughtful consideration, kind acts and kind words, cultivate that friendship and love which all our hearts are yearning for.

The following persons were present: John Hulslander and Family and its branches; Marion F., his wife, and family consisting of their son-in-law Myron Allen and his wife, their daughters, Frances and Marionary, and son Alfred, all of East Burlington, Pa., Leah Walker, daughter of Addie Walker of Covington; Horace, his wife and daughters; Fern, Maysel and Eva of Mainesburg; John Jr., and Theron Hulslander, Lucy, Grace and Frank Corbin, all of Frost Settlement; making twenty members.

David Hulslander, wife and son Orin, of Wellsboro; Their son-in-law E.J. Carpenter, wife and daughters Thyrea and Edna, of Little Marsh. John Van Valcalnar and Family and Branches; son-in-law John Marvin and his wife, sons Bert and Pearlie, and daughters Jennie and Pearl, all of Wellsboro; Herbert VanValcalnar,, wife and adopted daughter Mabel, of Mansfield; Elmer Van Valcalnar, wife and daughter, Muriel of Elk Run; Mrs. Esther Fletcher, and her daughters, Estella, Murilla and Harriet, of Mainesburg. Eighteen members.

Miss Ada Freeman, Mansfield; E.G. Hulslander and wife, of Marsh Creek; Their son William E., His wife and daughter, Hazel, of Austinville; D.P. Benedict, wife and son Willis, with his wife and children; Floyd, Belle and Elwyn, all of East Charleston; E.D. Benedict, of Austinville; Levi Ferguson and wife of Liberty; George E. Robbins, wife and daughter Mabel of Mainesburg; C.B. Hulslander, wife, sons, Thomas, Harry, Burt, and Morten, and daughters, Nellie, Vera and Fannie, all of Voltus. Mrs. Ezekiel Hulslander and Family; Frank with his wife and daughter Dora; Watson, his wife, daughter Lucy and sons Charles and Walter, all of Somers Lane; Daughter Mrs. Freeman Warren, and her children Rena, Ren, Florence, William, and Henry, of Corning; Daughter Mrs. Charles Warner and daughter, Lizzie and son Earle of Corning; Dr. Wilbur Stewart and son Clarence W. of Big Flats, N.Y. Charles B. Stewart and wife, and Mrs. Alice Andrews, of Somers Lane; Mrs. Sarah Dickenson of Friends; John Styres and wife of Voltus; O. A. Smith and wife, of Mansfield; Bradford Edgerton, wife and son, Merritt and his wife, and Albert Smith, wife and daughter Nellie all of Elk Run; Menzo Richmond and wife of Voltus; Earle Hulslander of Roseville: Mrs. Julia Lamont and daughter Mrs. Jennie Weaver and Child, Mildred of Wellsboro; Andrew Ayres and wife of Covington; Joseph Whiting and wife, and Fred Wilcox and wife of Frost Settlement.

E.D. Benedict, Secretary

History of Hulslander Family, Given by John Hulslander, of Frost Settlement. September 18, 1900

About the year 1748 there lived a man in Germany who had seven sons. The oldest of these was a strong, muscularly built man, six feet, two inches in his stocking feet. He was educated in a military school, and was an expert with the sword and pistol. He was a mason by trade. This man’s name was Nicholas Hulslander. He was our forefather. It was at the time of the French War that Nicholas was chosen cavalryman, as aide to King George. In this service he was engaged five years. As the band of cavalrymen moved on, our forefather, Nicholas paused and engaged in a sword conflict with one of the enemy. Now was his time to fly, for he was tired of the King’s service. So with a thrust of the sword and a shot of the pistol he dashed forward until he was some distance from his army. Then giving rein to his noble steed, he might be seen in the growing twilight, sulking through the ambush and hiding from sight. At this time he heard of a ship bound for America. Having wondered all night and remained hidden all day, toward the end of the second evening he started on his journey rather early. His companions were his sword and pistol. He soon came to a hotel. Two suspicious looking men sat on the porch. He heard one of them say, " That man looks like a deserter. He must have deserted his army." We may suppose that Nicholas quickened his steps, for those men were officers. His quick ear soon caught the sound of a light foot step close behind. On looking around he found his pursuer to be a mastiff dog. As Nicholas faced him the dog snarled and showed his teeth, but was soon closing them on the sword of Nicholas as he thrust it down the dog’s throat. He now understood his situation. He knew that he must hide himself in some thicket. He reached such a hiding place none too soon, for his pursuers were close behind. They diligently searched the place where he was but fate would not that he be found. They gave up the chase and returned to the inn, While grandfather Nicholas continued his flight and reached the harbor a little before daylight. He was some what acquainted with the captain of the ship and easily secured his aid and confidence. The captain hid him in a lower secret room and when the ship was searched for deserters, he was not found. This same ship carried his lady-love, who soon became his wife. After a successful voyage he disembarked in the New York harbor. He immediately settled in Newburg, N.Y., where he followed his trade.

His oldest sons name was John, who had three sons, Jacob, Nicholas and Isaac. These three sons came to Dryden, where their father, John, after his wife ‘s death, resided with Isaac. John died at this home at the age of eighty- four years and some months. His remains now lie in the Tobis Cemetery on the Catskill, Turnpike.

Jacob, son of John the first, had ten children; John, David, Isaac, Susan, Peter, William, Ezekiel, Jacob, Eliza and Mariah.

John, the second oldest son of Jacob, had one child, a daughter who married and lived in Dryden.

David, the second son of Jacob, had nine children; John, Justin, Thomas, Mariah, Susan, Ezekiel, David, Harriet, Julia and Peter.

Peter, the fourth son of Jacob, had ten children; Eliger, William, George, Charles, Winfield, Mary, Charlotte, Ellen, Lynn and Emma.

William, the fifth son of Jacob had six children; John, Sam, David, Hannah, Mariah, and Josephine.

Ezekiel, the sixth son of Jacob had eight children; Sarah, Jacob, Frank, Delia, Hester, Ida, Elizabeth and Watson.

Jacob the seventh and youngest son of Jacob was killed in the Civil War.

John, the oldest son of David, second son of Jacob, son of John the first, is the father of twelve children; Marion, Walter, Mariah, Edward, Oscar, Amanda, William, Adie, Horace, Eva, John and Theron.

Marion, oldest son of John the second, is the father of six children; Leah, Horatio, Frances, Florence, Alfred, and Marion Rae. Horatio was killed at the age of fourteen, in the year 1891. Leah was married to Myron Allen in the year 1899.

Edward, son of John the second, is the father of two children, Lavinnia and Adie.

Adie, only living daughter of John the second, Mrs. Angie Walker is the mother of one daughter, Leah.

Horace, third living son of John the second, is the father of three children; Fern, Masel and Eva.

Compiled by Judy WHEELER Morseman

Granddaughter of Florence Warren


The Hulslander Family - Mansfield Advertiser- September 3, 1902- Page 2 columns 1& 2

The third annual reunion of the northern Pennsylvania Hulslander Families took place at Smythe Park, in Mansfield, Tioga, Co., Thursday, August 21, 1902. The fore noon was spent visiting. At noon we took dinner from our baskets, some spread it upon tables in the dining hall. All were amply provided for. The day was cool with alternate sun and cloud, and all agreed it was an enjoyable time.

It seems necessary to state the reason for " a strict basket picnic," as per notice from the secretary. It makes so much work for the women in setting tables, waiting on the same, clearing away, washing dishes, loss by breakage and misplacement. The worry and anxiety of it all was sought to be avoided. It prevents the women thus employed from enjoying the visit, one of the main objects of the reunion. Experience has shown that some family reunions have been discontinued because some of their members by attempting to show their wealth and exclusiveness in the decorations of their tables, etc., have created disgust at such snobiness. To avoid such results the committee instructed the Secretary to advertise as he did in which he coincides. Of all places in the world picnic meetings should be conducted and all its attendants received and used with the utmost impartiality. Any other course will breed heart burnings and trouble. Only one day in the year we meet to visit, get acquainted; the time is to short for much else. The necessary business meeting should be brief as possible so as not to interfere with the visiting. The officers and committees should formulate the business beforehand and present same for adoption or rejection as the judgement of the meeting shall decide. For the foregoing reasons it is believed that no regular program should be attempted. This is not to be construed that speaking, declamation, singing ,music and other exercises be discontinued, but transferred to the groups or families who desire it so that all shall have an equal chance to aid in passing the time agreeably and as they may elect.

At 2 o’clock P.M., business session was called to order by President John Hulslander, and after thanking the assembled members for there attendance, said he was glad to be with them once more. He then informed them that Eugene Hulslander, the visiting member from Dryden,N.Y., branch of the family was taken sick at our last years meeting with typhoid fever, was taken to the home of Secretary Benedict and cared for until well enough to return home, which he did in October following; and as Eugene, a poor but honorable member of the family was unable yet to pay Mr. Benedict for the expenses Mr. Benedict had been to, and asked for an expression as to who would donate for the purpose. A goodly member signified by a show of hands that they would contribute; and D.P. Benedict, C.B. Hulslander and George Robbins were appointed a committee to receive contributions for the same. In answer to the question the Secretary stated that the doctor bill was $ 56.25; trained nurse bill$35.and he added that if the association should pay these bills it would be a noble act and would show to the New York members of the family our warm heartedness toward them and that our acquaintance was worthy of cultivation.

John Hulslander was re-elected President; Mrs. Alice Andrews, Vice-President; Mrs. Lottie Robbins, Treasurer; E.D. Benedict re-elected Secretary; Mrs. Linnie Ferguson, Mrs. Melissa Hulslander and Mrs. Mamie Benedict, Executive committee to fix time and place of meeting for the next year and make all arrangements there for. Adjourned to meet at call of executive committee. A group picture was taken by John Bogardus. At 5 P.M. the members left for their homes filled with pleasant memories of the day. The following were present: .E.D. Benedict, E.S. and Julia Hulslander, their son William and his daughter Hazel of Austinville; Miss Leah Walker of Buffalo,N.Y., Dr. and Mrs. Wilbur Stewart, Big Flats, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. A. Truax, and son Raymond, Mrs. Hetty Warren, Mrs. Ida Warner, of Corning; Mr. and Mrs. John Hulslander and children, John Jr., Frank, Lucy and Gracie Corbin all of Covington; Mr. and Mrs. D.P. Benedict, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Benedict and Children, Floyd W., E. Belle, and Elwyn; D. Benedict, Rev. and Mrs. Marshall Smith, of East Charleston; Mr. and Mrs. David Hulslander, 131 W. Water St., Mrs. Belle Borgardus and son John, 217 DeWitt Ave., Mary and Alice Bogardus, 415 N. Main St. Elmira, N.Y. J.O. Whitman, Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Levi H. Ferguson, Liberty; Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Carpenter and four children of Little Marsh; Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Edgerton, Mrs. Rachel Styres, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Marsh and children, Kent and Myrtle, Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Smith and children, Jennie, Wellon, Grant, Tracy and Hugh, Mrs. C.E. Brewster, Leveret Robbins, Mr. and Mrs. Finley Furman, William, Nellie and Hattie Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. Rolason, all of Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hulslander and daughters, Fern, Maysel and Eva, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Robbins and daughter Mabel of Mainesburg; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Van Valcalnar and children Muriel and Winfield, Rutland; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Van Valcalnar, Slate Run; Mrs. Ezekiel Hulslander, Watson Hulslander and daughter Lucy, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andrus, Mr. and Mrs. Arby Wood, Burr Wood and Mrs. Amanda V Grosso of Somers Lane; Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Hulslander, Vera and Harry Hulslander, Mr. and Mrs. John Stryes and daughter Nora, of Voltus, Pa; Mr. and Mrs. John Van Valcalnar, Mrs. John Marvin and son Burton, of Wellsboro.

In conclusion I would respectfully call the attention of the members to the fact that in their hurry to rush through the business session so they could get back to visiting that they neglected to order the reading of the bit of family genealogy prepared by Dr. Stewart, and which if read would no doubt have induced steps taken to have a full genealogy of the family prepared. It is hoped that the doctor will present it next year and others like wise and have some printed with the minutes; Such items of history will no doubt be interesting to the families in future years and should be encouraged, printed and preserved. And further, the secretary of our association would publicly thank the Smythe Park Association for their generous kindness in granting us the free use of their park and dining hall for our meetings the past two years, and assure them of our high appreciation of the same.

E.D. Benedict, Secretary

The Hulslanders-Their annual Gathering in this Boro- Mansfield Advertiser September 23, 1903

The fourth annual Hulslander reunion was held in Smythe Park, Mansfield, September 10, 1903. Owing to the recent rainy weather and consequent impossibility of securing their crops, as the day promised to be fine, many felt compelled to stay at home and secure them while they could-resulted in light attendance. In our ride of eleven miles from near Austinville to Mansfield we noted hundreds of acres of grain, oats mainly, cut and uncut, in the fields; more or less blackened by exposure to the rains which has prevented timely gathering, also much hay uncut for the same reason. Getting a late start we did not reach the place of meeting until 11 A.M., Observing only a few present our expectations were some what dampened and mentally began to upbraid ourselves for leaving hay and grain out to attend, but they were quickly disspelled by the happy greetings of the assembled friends and we were soon so deeply engaged in visiting that we noted not the passage of time until dinner was called.The ladies had placed the contents of their baskets upon the tables in the dining hall and we all sat down to a feast fit for a king, both in abundance and variety, as well as general excellance. The constant sallies of wit, merriment and laughter all through the meal, attested our thorough enjoyment. It is known that Hulslander’s are good feeders as well as good providers and we all acknowledge ourselves Hulslanders for the time being and at the conclusion of the dinner were full and jolly;while in this mood we were induced to sit for a group picture, taken by John Bogardus, of 217 1/2 DeWitt Ave. Elmira, N.Y., copies of which he will supply at 25 cents each. He took a group picture of us last year which he can supply at 35 cents each.

The business session was called to order by the secretary in the absence of the president and vice-president and E.S. Hulslander was selected president protem. On taking the chair he suggested that a collection be taken to defray the expenses of the secretary for advertising , postage and cost of sending copies of the MANSFIELD ADVERTISER, last years proceedings to members.The amount being $4.26, the collection was $3.26, so an order on the treasurer for one dollar was voted to balance the account, leaving $1.24 in the treasury. On motion the old officers were re-elected, including the executive committee. The time and place of next meeting was left to that committee to fix and arrange for. Suggestions as to time and place should be directed to Mrs. Linnie Ferguson, Liberty,Pa. A telegram was received and read to the audience as follow:

Scranton,Pa., Sept. 10, 1903 to the Hulslander reunion,Smythe Park. Happy Greetings! May Harmony, Good Feelings and Good Time Prevail. W.S. Hulslander

This would have been replied to, but Ray Longbothum, of Mansfield was present and waiting to give us some music on his graphophone, which he did,and it added so much to the enjoyment and hilarity of the occasionthat time flew away all to swiftly. When this entertainment came to a closethe members awoke to the fact that it was high time to make for home which they did hastily, leaving to the secretary the pleasant duty of thanking W.S. Hulslander for his " Happy Greetings" and to assure him that his wish for "harmony,good feeling and good time" was fully realized, and also to thank the Smythe Park Association for their generosity and courtesy in granting us the free use of the park and buildings for our meetings which he does publicly through the printing of these minutes.

The following persons were present: Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Hulslander, W.E. Hulslander and daughter Hazel, E.D. Benedict of Austinville;Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Ayres and daughter Nettie of Covington; Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Speare, Mrs. D.P. Benedict and grandchildren, Floyd and Belle Benedict,of East Charleston; Mrs. Nettie Warren and sons, Ren and Henry of Corning; John Bogardus, Elmira; Mrs. Charity Hulslander, sons, Frank and Watson and grandson, Charles Hulslander, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Stafford of Lawrenceville; Mr. and Mrs. George E. Robbins, daughter Mabel of Mainesburg; Leverett Robbins Mrs. Rachel Styres, Mr. and Mrs. Marsh and children, Kent and Myrtle, Mrs. Eunice Edgerton, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Bailey, sons, Llewellyn and Raymond, of Mansfield; Miss Fannie Hulslander, and son of Waldo Speare, of the Mansfield Normal; Mrs. Adelpia Doty, Mr. and Mrs.VanValcalnar, children, Winifred and Murel, of Rutland; Mrs. Esther Fletcher and daughters, Hannah, Harriet and Estella, of Troy; Mr. and Mrs. John Van Valcalnar, Mr. and Mrs. John Marvin and children, Burton and Pearle of Wellsboro.

The officers re-elected were : Pres. John Hulslander, Covington; Vice-Pres., Mrs. Alice Andwers, Somer Lane;Treas., Mrs. Lottie Robbins, Mainesburg; Executive Committee, Mrs. Lennie Ferguson. Liberty, Mrs. Maude Benedict, East Charleston,Mrs. David Hulslander, Montour Falls; Secretary E.D. Benedict, Austinville; Ass’t Sec., W.E. Hulslander, Austinville.

At Hulslander Reunion, Mansfield

Forty-First Annual reunion of the Hulslander family was held recently in Smythe Park, Mansfield with about 75 descendants attending from New York and Pennsylvania.  Pictured above are officers of the reunion, front row from left, picnic committee, Mrs. Marian Rae Lane, Burlington;  Mrs. Harry Hulslander, Troy;  and Mrs. Frances H. Bailey, Binghamton, N.Y.  Back row, honorary president, David B. Hulslander, Sayre, Pa.; and secretary, Milford J. Hulslander, Vestal, N.Y.

Clipping submitted by Joyce M. Tice from Mabel HILFIGER Benson Scrapbook - undated ca 1939-45

  Checking my Hulslander folder against the submissions I have sent to you, it looks like I missed sending the 1929 HULSLANDER reunion transcription.  (I promised it on Nov 1st email)  I have same clipping photo from 41st reunion that is on your Hulslander reunion notes page and also another from that 41st of Charlote Hulslander Robbins:

Caption under photo reads -

 "Mrs. Charlotte Hulslander Robbins, of Tunkhannock, Pa. the oldest living descendant of the Hulslander family attends the 41st annual picnic at Smythe Park, Mansfield.  Mrs. Robbins is 84 years of age."

These are the last clippings and notes in this folder, will be moving on to Colegrove data.

Here's the 1929 reunion clipping transcription - I could not find on your website.

       JULY 3, 1929


  On Saturday, June 29, the Hulslander family held its 29th annual reunion in the home of Bert Hulslander in Sullivan, celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the settling of the family on this farm and in this vicinity.
  Before the woodman's axe had touched the mighty forest of this fertile vallley three brothers came in here and took up tracts of land: Jacob, Ezekiel and David.  The farm which Jacob cleared, on which the re-union was held, has always been occupied by his descendents.
  The day was perfect and members of the family drove in from different parts of Bradford and Tioga county; Buffalo, Binhamton, and Elmira.  The spacious barn floor had been cleared and tables and chairs provided to seat the one hundred twenty-five guests present.
  After partaking of a most bountiful and delicious dinner, we retired to the beautiful lawn and porches where a very interesting program was carried out.  The meeting was presided over by our President, W. S. Hulslander, attorney, the oldest male member of the family.  After
some fitting remarks by him, the program was given over to Mrs. Frances Hulslander Bailey.  The program took on the form of reminiscences as handed down from fathers to sons, which spoke of hardy, determined men and women, who toiled and endured hardships; who fought the wilderness as well as in the wars, and conquered.
  The oldest member present was Mary Hulslander Benedict, who is 87 years old.  She recalled the contrast of then and now.  And spoke of their mode of lighting the rude cabin---a dish of fat in which a piece of cotton burned.  That was succeeded by the tallow candle which the housewife
"dipped."  Then came the kerosene lamp, which was considered quite a luxury.
  On the slope by the side of the modernly equipped pleasant farm house is a little log structure, which has been added to, and is now used as a hen house.  In this little log house these stalwart sons and daughters were born.  Near this is a bubbling spring of clear, nearly ice-cold water,
which, through all these one hundred years, has never gone dry.
  There were descendants present from the different branches of the family and some one made the remark that judging from the number of youngsters present there was not much danger of the family petering out.
   Perhaps none of our members have accumulated great wealth, bet we are proud of the fact that our fathers have produced that which is of more value than gold---strong, healthy bodies and minds: teachers, musicians, lawyers, preachers, thrifty farmers, business men and women; and none of them have been known to have committed a felonious crime.  And we of this generation offered up a prayer of thanksgiving to Almighty God for our heritage.
  The next reunion will be held at Frost's Settlement at the home of John Hulslander, the son of John S. the son of David---one of the three brothers who first settle in Sullivan.

Transcriber note:
This newspaper - no name - clipping is on file.  If this is 29th reunion in 1929, does that make the 41st reunion in 1941?

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