Jean Bertolet, Berks & Montg. County PA
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Montgomery Ledger, Pottstown, Montgomery County, PA
August 4, 1903
BERTOLET FAMILY REUNION AGAIN:The Sixth Meeting was Held at Frederick, Montgomery County, Yesterday - A Notable Gathering.
The sixth annual reunion of the descendants of Jean BERTOLET, was held at Frederick, Montgomery County, yesterday.The place of assembling was at the BERTOLET Mennonite Burial Ground and fully one hundred and fifty members of the Association were present.The morning hours were delightfully spent in mutual greetings of old friends and the making of new ones.In the afternoon the Association assembled in the BERTOLET Mennonite Meeting House.The first item of business was the election of officers for the ensuing year which resulted as follows:President, Levi A. BERTOLET, of Wilmington, DE; First Vice President, Israel W. BERTOLET, of Oley, Berks County; Second Vice president, Benjamin BERTOLET, of Philadelphia; Corresponding Secretary, Daniel H. BERTOLET, of Pottstown; Recording Secretary, Samuel E. BERTOLET of Reading; Treasurer, Isaac B. YEAKLE of Bally, Berks County.
Rev. N. B. GRUBB of Philadelphia spoke on "The Religious Life of the Ancestors of Jean BERTOLET."Mr. GRUBB's address was both instructive and interesting.Benjamin BERTOLET, of Philadelphia, prepared a paper which, in his absence was read by his son Walter BERTOLET.It referred to the early settlements at Frederick, the origin of the BERTOLET burial ground; how the meeting house adjoining was erected and also gave a splendid pen picture of Washington's encampment near that place.Remarks were also made by Frederick BERTOLET of Mauch Chunk and DeB. Randolph KEIM, of Reading.
At the fifth annual reunion, held in September of last year, at the residence of Mrs. Josephine BERTOLET, near Yellow House, Berks County, a memorial stone was erected to the memory of Jean BERTOLET on the farm on which he settled and formal unveiling ceremonies were held at that time.There were present, yesterday, from Pottstown, Daniel H. BERTOLET, Ephraim A. BERTOLET and Howard F. BERTOLET.