Family Gatherings

Higbee Family Gathering     Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Higbee and Sharon of Chicago, Ill., Capt. Ronald Higbee of Port Newark, New Jersey, Mr. and Mrs. William Holmes of Scottsbluff, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Higbee and family of Central City, Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Higbee, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Higbee and Nancy, and Mrs. Lucy Higbee were Sunday dinner guests at the David Higbee home at Norfolk.  This was the first time in seven years that all members of the Higbee family have enjoyed being together. Source: Meadow Grove News, Thursday, September 19, 1946, page 1.

Meet After 51 Years   Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Flood of Oakland, Calif., have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Lang in Battle Creek the past week. Mr. Flood is a brother of Mrs. Lang and the two had not met for fifty-one years. It was indeed a happy reunion of brother and sister. Source: Battle Creek Enterprise, Thursday, September 18, 1947, page 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kirchhefer of Fremont, Illinois spent the weekend at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mina Botsford. This is his first visit for 13 years. Before moving to Illinois he lived at Tilden.

Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Langston and their daughter, Lucile, of Crescent, Okla., are visitors at the Wesley Phillips home, coming here via the auto route. Mr. Langston is a brother of Mrs. Phillips. Source: Meadow Grove News, July 31, 1925, page 1.

Family Reunited Twice in Past 16 Years       Mr. and Mrs. William Flesner, Battle Creek, and ten sons and daughters during the holidays were able to hold their second family reunion in the past sixteen years, at which all were able to be present. One reason for the reunion was the presence of a son, Pvt. Vernon Flesner, radio operator in the army air corps at Elgin Field, Fla.    Those in the family are: Mrs. Herman Praeuner, Mrs. Carl Tiedgen, Mr. and Mrs. William Flesner, Mrs. Alva James, and Mrs. Marvin James, all of Battle Creek; Mrs. Otto Schilling, Norfolk; Vernon Flesner, Elgin Field, Fla.; Mrs. Albert Praeuner, Madison; Victor Flesner, Battle Creek; Mrs. Gerhardt Carson and Henry Flesner, both of Columbus.    Source: The Norfolk Daily News, Tuesday, January 6, 1942, page 3.