Gerberich Reunion, Lebanon County, PA, August 2004
GERBERICH 100th ANNIVERSAY REUNION
1 August 2004Time: "all afternoon", Program @ 2PM
Friedens Lutheran Church Pavillion, Rt 422, East of Lebanon, PA, Myerstown, Lebanon County, PA
Charles Gerberich, Sr, President(717) 866- 9347
Ruth Clawser Gebhart Barley, Secretary(717) [email protected]
Donald Brown, Historian(717) [email protected]
Harry Garbrick, Jr, Genealogist(814) [email protected]
Reunion of the descendants of Andreas (Andrew) 1734-1795 and Barbara Babb Gerberich 1733-1816, progenitors of the Lebanon County Gerberich families. Andrew's brothers are:
Johannes (John) 1740-1805 and Catharine of Dauphin County Gerberich families
Peter 1730-1805 and Anna Margaretha Rudolph of York County Gerberich families
We know through the generations the name Gerberich has changed to many different spellings, Gerberick, Garverich, Garverick, Gaberich, Garberich, Garberick, Garbrick, Garvich, Garvick, to name a few.
AFGANS:We designed 46” x 67” afghans especially made for this reunion.They're double woven, machine washable.We recently ordered 50 cranberry and 50 hunter green. At present 15 Hunter Green afghans are available.Images on the afgans are a large sheaf of wheat in the center representing “rich in sheaves” the meaning of our Family name, Walmers Lutheran Church where our ancestors worshiped, the memorial marker at Walmers Cemetery for Andreas & Barbara, the summer home Andreas built in the 1760s, GERBERICH REUNION 100th ANNIVERSAY, 1904 – 2004, and more!! We will be accepting orders anytime until the Reunion in 2004.Make checks payable to “Gerberich Clan Reunion”,$32.00 for each afghan and mail to Ruth Barley, Secretary,6 Lindbergh Drive, Palmyra, Pa. 17078.Include a stamped addressed envelope for your receipt.
QUILTED WALL HANGING: Mabel Balsbaugh Gerberich, Betty Gerberich O’Neal and Eva Rhine Eshelman have completed a 35” x 43” quilt.Yellow sheaves of wheat is in the center with six photo-transfers surrounding it representing our Gerberich ancestors and history. Estimated value is over $250.00 and we are planning to raffle it,$5.00 per ticket .
OTHER DONATIONS: Tina Gebhart Whetsel, a ceramist in the family, is making Gerberich-oriented pieces. Guy Gerberich is giving his miniature wooden dresser made from a walnut tree on Frank J. Gerberich's farm. Shirley Atkins Hartman is doing corrections and additions (up to 1925) toA.H. Gerberich’s History of the Gerberich Family in America which will be available on CD at no charge at the reunion.Carol Gerberich Bretz has offered 2 hand made wreaths.We are looking for others to share their talents with our Gerberich group.Contact Ruth if you have something to donate for door prizes or raffles – or just to donate!
WHY WE ARE CHANGING OUR REUNION LOCATION: Friedens Lutheran Church Pavilion, Myerstown, PAis surrounded by a FLAT area and a large parking lot. There aren't any tree stumps or roots to stumble over. The building has air conditioning, a modern kitchen, separate gas grill and two bathrooms are available.Seating capacity is great inside and out and for the "young and active", there is a sandy area for volleyball/badminton.Two walls of the building can be opened completely if more space is needed.The Committee realized we needed a change to make the Reunion more accessible.
If you did not receive the flyer about the reunion, we would like to update our files with your current mailing address and telephone number.Also, we would appreciate email addresses for other Gerbs in your clan, even if they can’t make it!These can be sent to Ruth Barley.