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Owen County Leader; September 21, 1924

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff

The Schoppenhorst family held its third annual reunion at the home of E.B. Schoppenhorst, Clay City Indiana, last Sunday, the second Sunday in September, that being the established date designated by the organization.

Those present were William Schoppenhorst and family of Patricksburg, Henry Walbring, wife and daughter, Etta of Jordan, John Ragle, wife and daughter Kathleen of Brazil, Ross Hopkins and family of Saline City, Robert Walbring, wife and daughter Frances, William Walbring, wife and daughter, Isla of Poland.

All were present except Henry Schoppenhorst and family of Reelsville, Indiana who were absent on account of sickness in the family. A sumptuous dinner was enjoyed by all present at noon followed by cake and ice cream later in the evening.



Posted by Kathryn Martin

The descendents of Henry and Mary (Kays) Nole held their first annual reunion at Spencer on Sunday, October 9. Only one child of this large family of boys and girls is living, Isaac Noel of Spencer. There were five sons in this family who answered to the call of their country, in 1860 during the Civil War. Two lost their lives during this conflict. One was buried in the southern clime; the others came home and most of them spent their remaining years in Owen county. At Spencer Sunday about 200 descendents of the family met together for the first time in the history of the family at the Cooper park where they became acquainted, and at the noon hour they repaired to the basement of the Christian church, where all of the large tables were spread with one of the largest feasts ever spread, to which all did justice, but not half of the good things were eaten. Among those from a distance were: J.M. Noel; Mr and Mrs Mood Arthur, Miss Grace Arthur, Miss Grace Arthur, Lucian Barton, Mrs. Lucinda Barton, Amon Fulk, Florence and Zelma Fulk, Mrs and Mrs James Stuart, Ella, Robert and Donald Mc-ema, Elizabeth Stuart, Mr and Mrs Guy Hamilton and daughters, Mary E. and Margaret of Worthington; Mr and Mrs Henry Wesinagef and sons, Charles and Lowell, Mrs and Mrs Ira Bare, Bertha Willard and Miriam Bare, Thomas Raper and son, Paul and Clyde Southard of Jasonville; Mr and Mrs F Cline and daughter, Louise, of Dugger, Rev and Mrs. R.F. Watkins and daughter, Mary of Linton; Mrs and Mrs Aaron Sims of Borton, Illinois; Mr and Mrs R.L. Burks and daughter, Maxine, Mr and Mrs Coy Noel and daughter Francis, of Ellettsville; Mr and Mrs F.O. Livingston, Mr and Mrs L.W. Noel, Mrs and Mrs Chalmer Roudebush, Mr and Mrs O.C. Byers and daughter, Martha Jean of Bloominton; Mrs and Mrs J.C.Noel, Mabel, Thelma, Wayne and Doris Noel, Jas Cravens, Mrs and Mrs George Roudebush, Ralph, Raymond, Renos, and Ica Roudebush,, Oscar, Bryan, Floyd, Samuel, Marion and Lucile Noel and Nan Sims of Bloomfield. There were others present also from Freeman, Adel, and other parts of Owen county. The time was not set for the 1922 reunion but it will be held eary in the fall.


Posted by Pamela Meyer

The following was published in the Spencer weekly paper, Leader, on august 8, 1917. Anne Arthur is also known as Sarah Anne Bigger Ritter Arthur."Nelson Bigger and wife attended the Bigger family reunion at the home of Mrs. Anne Arthur at Freedom Friday. Several descendants of Leonard (Dad) Bigger live in and near Freedom.Leonard Bigger was grandson of James Bigger who came to Owen County with the first settler Phillip Hart in 1816."

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