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Ron Bechtel (#47216423)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 13 days
Wallace Exman
1903 Farner Reunion
Hello Ron Bechtel,
I thought you might be interested in a transcription of the newspaper article pasted below that tells about the 1903 Farner family reunion. You posted a picture taken at that reunion at

My brother-in-law and I are undertaking to create and document a family tree for both his family and mine. My connection with the Farner family is via my grandmother, Minnie Farner, Harmon Farner daughter. She never threw anything away, hence the reunion article I found as I was going through a mountain of papers that came from her home in Perrysburg.

I would welcome any help you might provide in finding out more about the Farner-Bechtel connection.


Wallace Exman

Farner Family Reunion
The descendants of John and Catherine Farner held their first annual reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Berkeybile, in Spencer township June 11. John Farner was born March 13, 1811, near Berlin, Somerset county, Pa. Catherine (Rhodes) Farner was birn May 26, 1807 at Miami, Hamilton County, O. They were married August 4, 1832. They moved from Somerset county, Pa. to Wayne county, O., in 1835 where he followed his trade, blacksmithing, until 1849. When they settled in Spencer township, Lucas county. He followed farming until his death which occurred August 10, 1886, his wife followed him April 1, 1887.
Twelve children were borm to them, of which number two died in infancy. There has not been a death in the John Farner family, except father and mother, for 56 years. The youngest child now being over 50 years old. The combined ages of the family are 607 years. There are living 33 grandchildren. There were present at the reunion 72 relatives from Hannibal, Mo.: Orrville, Akron, Toledo, Swanton, Richfield and surrounding vicinity.
The tables were spread on the lawn with a sumptuous dinner. After dinner, a short business meeting was held at which was decided to hold annual reunions. The officers elected for the ensuing year were: Harmon Farner, president; Frank Farner, vice president; Harrison Farner, secretary abd treasurer. The next meeting will be held the scond Thursday in June, 1904, at the home of Frank Farner, Richfield township.

Added by Wallace Exman on Mar 12, 2015 12:34 PM

Leigh Weston
RE: Schaffer Pics
My e-mail address is... Thank you so much.

Added by Leigh Weston on Jul 07, 2014 2:56 PM

Leigh Weston
Albert Schaffter Grave
Thank you for taking the time to get a picture of my great-great-great uncle's grave site. I really appreciate it. Leigh Weston

Added by Leigh Weston on Jul 07, 2014 2:54 PM

Jason Walker
RE: Frederick Pontius
If you would like to send them to me, my email is Thank you very much.

Added by Jason Walker on Jul 07, 2014 2:34 PM

George Pontius
How kind of you to take the time to get this picture for me. My entire extended family thanks you!

Added by DLC on Jul 07, 2014 1:50 PM

Leigh Weston
RE: Photos
I would love it if you would send the Schaffter pics. We are having a family reunion in a few weeks and will be sharing family tree information. Thank you very much. Leigh

Added by Leigh Weston on Jul 06, 2014 10:52 PM

Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Samuel & Elizabeth Hoffman
Thanks for the links. It's great to see you survived this horrid winter.....Spring and graving can't be far away!

Added by Beverly Sprowl Teibel on Mar 01, 2014 6:03 AM

Margaret Gunn
Daniel Hoffman 83833576
Hi, Family connections have been made. Thank you for the information.

Added by Margaret Gunn on Feb 18, 2014 4:24 PM

Margaret Gunn
Mary South 80840667
Hi, Family connections were made but I forgot to add the marriage dates. Even though you didn't ask, the postings have been transferred as they are in your family.

Added by Margaret Gunn on Jan 25, 2014 1:19 PM

Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Wayne, Lloyd and Harold Hoover
Information/Links have been added. Thanks!

Added by Beverly Sprowl Teibel on Jan 19, 2014 6:33 AM

B. Bohn
I have made the update you suggested. Thanks.

Added by B. Bohn on Jan 19, 2014 6:20 AM

Christiana Muntz
Thank you so much for the updated information on Christiana. She was my GGG grandfathers sister in-law. The only information I had for her came from an obituary. If you have anymore corrections for updated information for any of the memorials I have created, please send it and I'll gladly update them.


Added by SMuntz on Jan 12, 2014 12:54 PM

Amy Elizabeth
Fanny Joseph Fludine
Hi Ron, I made the additions/corrections to Fanny's memorial but also transferred her memorial to you. Her grave was one of many that I took while I was at the cemetery - I'm not a relative. Let me know if there are any other relatives of yours at Crown Hill and I'll be happy to transfer. Have a great day!

Added by Amy Elizabeth on Oct 25, 2013 5:47 AM

Edward Rowlance
Henry Bowman
Thanks for your corrections. I have added them.

Ed Rowlance

Added by Edward Rowlance on Sep 21, 2013 8:56 PM

Rachael Garretson Bever
Thank you for sharing the memorial links for her parents.

Added by goldenthreads on May 06, 2013 1:22 AM

Here come the Bechtels

Added by ProgBase on Mar 08, 2013 7:51 PM

Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Thanks for the information. Hope you are well.

Added by Beverly Sprowl Teibel on Mar 05, 2013 3:20 AM

Joseph South
All yours. I'm sorry, I wasn't reading that they had to be moved

Added by ProgBase on Mar 03, 2013 5:41 AM

Mary Harter
Sounds like the name of an old TV show

Added by ProgBase on Feb 24, 2013 7:38 PM

Abraham Myers
Another for ya

Added by ProgBase on Feb 24, 2013 6:45 PM

Mary Rife
All yours

Added by ProgBase on Feb 24, 2013 6:41 PM

Edith Bechtel
Hi Ron. I made the corrections on Edith's memorial - thx for sending them to me. Are you related? Would you like to manage her memorial? If so, send an edit with your Find A Grave#. Thx. Barb

Added by BJW on Nov 13, 2012 1:20 PM

Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Thanks so much for the links to his parents...they have been added and very appreciated.

Added by Beverly Sprowl Teibel on Aug 27, 2012 3:39 AM

Well, if ...
... "I'd a Friend" who wanted his grandmother's memorial, I'd send it to him - so I hope you enjoy it

Added by ProgBase on Jan 27, 2012 6:00 PM

Frank South
My grandfather also had relatives around Orrville, and he died in Cuyahoga Falls :-O

Added by ProgBase on Jan 27, 2012 3:43 PM


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