Chase County Reunions
Each year families in Chase County gather for reunions, and often information about those attending is written up and printed in the local paper, the Imperial Republican. The reunions are an important part of Chase County History, and the names recorded may be useful to family historians and people researching in Chase County. Because of that, on the following pages I am going to list stories published about the reunions. As Kermit Karns pointed out to me, connections about people attending is not always made clear, so the information is not always very helpful regarding genealogy, but I still think the information may be helpful, or interesting, at least. If anyone has a copy of any article about their family reunion and would like it included here, please let me know. -- Linda
|Bauerle Family Reunion
published August 9, 2001
Beehive was buzzing at the Bauerele Reunion around Champion Land and Champ Inn on July 14
and 15. It started at 11 a.m. with registration on Saturday. All wore Bee name
tags and some wore Bee t-shirts. A lunch of subway sandwiches was intermingled with
lots of greeting. After lunch there were games for the kids and young at heart
Even saw some fishing poles around the edge. At 3 p.m. the group
visited the Imperial Cemetery where all family graves were marked with wooden crosses.
Saturday evening what fun! A picnic supper was served at Champ Inn.
Again, the "B''s" were buzzing. With a quiz aoubt bees, "I remember
--", gathering family "artifacts" for a silent auction and then a talent
show. The Louis B. family sang "Grandpa Bauerle had a farm". Eldon
B. demonstrated various turkey calls he uses in turkey hunts, Marcia Lindau sang,
"Loys and David Mather gave a "Bee" skit then ended with David on the
guitar. The tables were decorated with flower pots beehives with living bees.
Sunday morning brought a cool continental breakfast under the trees followed by a family
praise and worship service lead by Marica Lindau. She opened by singing a doxology
from Sandi Patty. Margaret Nelson sang Heirlooms by Amy Grant and the group sang
"Amazing Grace" accompanied by David Mather on the guitar. Irvin Bauerle,
Margaret and Marci sang "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Alexa Lock on her
flute played "When Peace Like a River" followed by a duet by Ron and Gentry Lock
"Shout to the Lord." The group closed with a prayer and joining hands to
sing "I am Loved" led by Marcia L. and Markaret K. Once again the B's
invaded Champ Inn for a delicious catered meal followed by the siled auction.
|Baker Family Reunion
The second annual Baker reunion was held on August 4, 2001, at the Imperial Community Center in Imperial with a carry in dinner. Sixty-eight family members of Eldredge and Robert E. Baker and two guests were in attendance.
Those attending from the Eldredge Baker family were Marvin and Arlene Bischoff of Imperial, Jolee Stebbins and Jessica of Lawrenceville, Ga., Deann and James Markley, Kristina and Kayla of Gilbert, Ariz., Marilou and Travis of Phoenix, Ariz., Valjean and Severin Boe, Madeline and Severin II of Pierre, S.D.., Mike and Mitzi Bischoff, Ashley, Ryan and Bobby of Coldwater, Mich., Jason Bischoff of Phoenix, Ariz., Doris Johnson of Grant, Lisa Schmitt, Sarah and Naomi of Grant, Tim and Lori Johnson, Timothy and Charles of Grant, Pastor Tim and Cynthia Wagner, Timothy, Ben, Leah, Lydia, Johsua, and Jacob of Fullerton, Joyce and Alvin Christensen of Allen, Kirk and Ranae Christensen, Brad and Ryan of Omaha, Rhonda and Mike McClellan of Lincoln, Julie and Craig Schnitzler, Tyler, Austin, Preston and Hannah of Gibbon, Gene and Margaret Baker and Mindy of Sutherland, and Shirley Armbruster of Taylor.
Attending from the Robert E. Baker family were: Robert E. Baker of Kit Carson, Colo., Deloris Baker of Cheyenne Wells, Colo., Darious and Sue Baker and grandson of Colorado, Kelvin and Darlene Baker, Kirsten, Angel, Vanessa and Harley of Colorado, Robert D. Baker of Kit Carson, Colo., Christie and Olin Johnson of Colorado.
Guests were Verna Taylor of North Platte and Chris Dubus of Fullerton.
Afternoon activities consited of visiting and touring the family farm of the Bakers which is now owned by the Maddux Cattle Company.
Dinner in the evening was in the honor of Marvin and Arlene Bischoff's
50th wedding anniversary and Joyce and Alvin Christensen's 40th wedding anniversary.
Others who joined the group for the evening meal were Shirley and Larry Gardner of
Imperial, Karla and Morris Pargas of Holyoke, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Neil Christenson from
Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Christensen from Maryland and Nina Berry from Imperial.