Carry the name or one of the variations? Carry the blood? If you're a US Ra/au/o/u-mb-a/e-rger, odds are about 99% you're one of our kin descended from our first immigrant ancestor, Barthel, so come join us!
The 2012 All-Family Reunion is set for Saturday, July 28. As in years past, we'll be meeting at the beautiful Hill Church in Berrysburg PA where many of our forebears rest. This year we celebrate 259 years of our family in the U.S.!
We've been meeting since the 1980's, and ours is a well-documented family. This year's reunion will have two historians in attendance- the past historian, Dr. John Romberger (also the family association founder) and Bob Averell who took the historical reins in 2010. Bob's found a new branch of our family descending from our immigrant ancestor's second wife, so we have more info than ever to try to assist you in your genealogical pursuits. This is a great opportunity to explore your roots and ensure you're linked too by sharing what you know about your clan. There's also a hard to describe feeling about sharing a room with many other people who are your kin.
Folks are asked to bring a covered dish if possible, and if not, not to worry, there's always plenty of food. It's a beautiful place, and an occasion for fine fellowship, conversation, viewing displays, and walking the cemetery. Also, there's a lot to do in the area so you can make a weekend of it if you choose. Area activities are in the reunion information packet you may request below.
This is a rare chance to have the benefit of people who truly know the family, as well as to stand where your forebears once did, so take a minute to request your info packet and get in touch.
Send an email to rombergerfamilyassociation AT yahoo.com or call (717) 559-0099 to receive an information packet suitable for both the serious and the curious. You'll learn about our family association, and have the chance to register for the reunion and/or mail in your family info. Whether you go this year or not, it will get you on the mailing list for future reunions. Hope to hear from you so we may get you your invitation!