Brobst Mini-Reunion - September 13, 1997, Lynnville, PA

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Brobst Mini-Reunion

September 13, 1997, Lynnville, PA

From the Fall 1997 Issue, Brobst Genealogy News

About 40 Brobst relatives met in the social hall of the Lynnville Lutheran church from 2-5 pm on Saturday, September 13, 1997. Many came from other states to spend the weekend visiting with relatives and attending the celebrations taking place for the 250th anniversary of the Jerusalem Red Church in Kempton.

Bill Brobst, from North Carolina, coordinated the meeting and sent out press releases and flyers, which resulted in the outstanding attendance.

The meeting started with a presentation from the newly formed Albany Township Historical Society. The mission of this group is to honor, collect, preserve and interpret the rich cultural heritage of Albany Township. The society will also serve as an information resource for people with ties to Albany Township. The address of the society is:

Albany Township Historical Society
P.O. Box 95
Kempton, PA, 19529

Membership is $20.00 per year per family or individual.

Carolyn Price, from Ohio, discussed her book which is now at the publishers. Her book concentrates on the Mathias Brobst side, and has as many if not more Kistlers listed. If you would like a copy of the book, please contact:

Carolyn Price
1233 Lisa Ann Drive
Akron, OH 44313

The price of the book equals the cost of publication.

Door to Valentine Brobst's Tavern

Lewis Donat, from Pennsylvania, told wonderful tales from our Brobst history. Example: He identified the location of a Brobst cemetery that had all the stones removed by the Kistler’s who owned the farmland adjacent. Mr. Donat had a wonderful ability to tell our history, and a keen memory of our ancestral history.

In the photo above, Lewis Donat indicates the original door to the Tavern owned and operated by Valentine Brobst. The tavern was in the basement of the house Valentine built across the road from his mill.

I gave a short report on searching your roots on the world wide web. It is easy to wander though hundreds of genealogy sites on the web, and to get lost in your wanderings, losing all track of time…A second caveat with the net is that as with any second (or third hand) information, finding the original source is essential.

Approximately 30 people met for dinner after the meeting at the Kempton Hotel. Good food and lively conversation made the time pass too quickly.

Three Bills
Do you know what these three have in common?
All three are named William Brobst!

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