It's really nice to save a little time each year to remember, restore, retain, replenish, relax and recreate with extended family. And so it goes with the Niehaus family. As our tradition has been for over 75 years, the 2015 Niehaus Family Reunion took place on September 12. This year's picnic seemed a bit sparse in attendance, probably about 40 - 50 people. But it sure was a great group that came to the Pioneer Park in Mooresville, Indiana. Everyone mingled, laughed, perused the old photos, bid on silent auction items, sampled the nice array of food, participated in the family heritage quilt raffle and just enjoyed seeing one another. Now there's yet one more story to be added to our history.
I've decided to let a few of our family members captured during the 2015 reunion provide a glimpse of the event:
Two amigo cousins and just plain nice guys: Bo Buis and Gib Hickman shared the family news. I believe they were even sharing that copy of my Niehaus Newsletter.
Happy niece and aunt, Brenda Henigan and Diana Pugh always bring smiles.
Cutie patootie, Aniah Buis, enjoyed her coloring and also was ready to take part in our festivities.
Scotty Moreland got his chance to visit with the popular little puppy of the day.
Mary Anne Lindblom and Krissy Underwood created beautiful family quilt squares for next year's memento.
Rosie Walters and Amy Buis try to identify those in our 1940 Reunion photo.
Grandchildren of John Niehaus, Marti Fleetwood, Evelyn Simmerman, Nancy Hurley & Diana Pugh - Just plain happy to see each other.
3rd great grandson of Joseph & Gertrude Niehaus, Miles Bruggeman, along with his mom, Jamie added their own special touch to the day.
Beautiful Niehaus Family Heritage Quilt created by Peg Stull, with assistance from Marti Fleetwood. The lucky winner was Ellie Slinger, daughter of Amy Buis & granddaughter of Bo & Glenda Buis.
Yes, we are fortunate to have our Niehaus clan. Thanks to everyone who attended for the nice afternoon. Hope to see one and all next year!
Thanks for visiting Indiana Ties,
A reunion photo album is posted at the Niehaus Reunion tab at the top of this page also. Family members are welcome to download photos.
Copyright (c) 2015 Nancy Niehaus Hurley