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Page 2 Hoelscher-Buxkemper Family Newsletter Nov. 1995

The 1996 Reunion committee is looking for photographs and documents that depict the history of the Hoelscher-Buxkemper to help tell the 150 years of the family’s history in Texas. These will be used in a collage banner to be displayed at the Reunion.
Send xerox or laser copies with identification of the persons in the photograph, or explanation of the document, with a statement as to how the picture or document adds to the history of the family.
Send these copies to Harold Hoelscher (pp. 46, 410), 4818 Woolridge Road, Corpus Christi TX 78413.
As of November 1995, we have 3,746 families on our mailing list. But, 132 of these (3.5 percent) are “lost” (see page 5). Of the good addresses, 3,108 (83 percent) are in Texas and the others are in 46 other states and three foreign countries.

We’re not asking for money. We’re not asking for blood. We are asking for clippings and addresses.
Our Custodian of Records is also anxious to hear from you with your clippings of family members and events to fill the family scrapbooks that are so popular at our Reunions. Please send her clippings of weddings, engagements, obituaries, promotions, awards, and anything else that places our family members in the news. Be sure to include the name and date of the newspaper. Send them to: Anne Raabe (p. 490), Custodian of Records, 2724 Biloxi, Mesquite TX 75150.
Theresa Gold (pp. 265, 385) always needs more and updated addresses. See “Lost” List on page 5.

Fewer than 250 copies of 1978 Family Book remain. Send check for $12.00 payable to “H-B Family Book” to: 106 Ranchland, San Antonio TX 78213.

The 21st biennial reunion was held June 25-26, 1994, in Belton, under the leadership of Alice Hoelscher (pp. 100, 190, 281, 282).
Attendance was 894. Descendants of Anton, Jr., numbered 82; of Ben, 97; of William, 99; of Elizabeth, 235; and of Joe, 381. In addition, two guests from Mnster, Germany, Reinhard and Renata Hlscher were welcomed. Although not related to our family, they are interested in our family history.
Awards were presented to:
Oldest man: Guido Franki (p. 270) of Alice, age 87.
Oldest woman: Ottilia Hoelscher Frei (p. 352) of Westphalia, age 97.
Youngest boy: Matthew Lawrence Hoelscher, son of Mark and Patricia Vrazel Hoelscher (p. 333) of Temple, 8 weeks old.
Youngest girl: Gretchen Alena Zinsmeister, daughter of Paul and Frances Lange Zinsmeister (p. 383) of Mico, 7 weeks old. Their son, William, was the youngest boy at the 1992 Reunion.
Longest married: George and Alvina Beimer Tims (p. 30) of Temple, married 59 years.
Newly-weds: Greg and Kim Dry Moore (p. 30) of Temple, married two months. She is the granddaughter of the longest-married couple.
Largest family: Seven adult children of the late Fred and Annie Frei Hoelscher (p. 333).
Greatest distance traveled: Philip Hoelscher (p. 447) from Hawaii.
In additional business, By-Laws for the family organization were displayed and passed. (See separate article.) A report was given on the repair of headstones on the graves of 11 ancestors in the cemetery at Ellinger. Nathelene Goericke Hoelscher (p. 408) was recognized for attending all 21 family reunions. It was announced that Lewis Hoelscher (p. 334) was retiring from the Board after 32 years of service.