2001 VERMILYEA (VERMILYA, VERMILYE, VERMILYEA, VERMILYER) FAMILY REUNIONS
SOUTH DEERFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
THE 46TH ANNUAL VERMILYER FAMILY REUNION
Sunday, August 26, 2001
First Baptist Church
Hargrave Fellowship Center,
(Excerpts from Secretary report)
Minutes of the 2000 annual Vermilyer reunion were read.
Special thanks were given to those assisting to secure the Hargrave Fellowship Center for this years reunion. Due to remodeling at the Swanson Center, we were forced at a late date to find a suitable place to hold the Vermilyer Reunion.
Due to the lower attendance each year, the money we generate form the auction has somewhat decreased. The more people attending with auction gifts and bidding is our only source of income. Due to church bi-laws we were not able to sell door award tickets this year.
Guests were asked to sign in and add names of relatives for next years reunion. In order to continue the reunion through our 50th anniversary, we need to encourage our family members to attend.
Discussions included the Vermilyer family history. Data sent to Sandra Vermilyea Todd, Historian for the Vermilyea Family, enabled her to compile our family genealogy. We would like to keep this information current and ask that you review for additions or corrections. Changes or additions will be sent to Mrs. Todd.
The Vermilyer family has been traced to the year 1662. Charles Barnabus is a descendant of this family, however, the names of his parents and just where he fits in has not been yet determined; research continues.
A group picture was taken of those in attendance.
Auction and bingo followed.
Vermilya Family Reunion
June 30, 2001
Excerpts from writing by Beverly Bonn Jonnes
On Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 11:00 a. m., 47 of us met at East Silver Lake Park in Rochester, MN for four hours of eating, talking, laughing, and sharing old photographs and other memorabilia — including the cornet that Avery’s oldest son David M. played in the Dexter Cornet Band in the 1800s.
Susie and I distributed our genealogy. Ken Schottler and others took group photographs. The weather forecast had been thunderstorms; so we were all grateful that, although it was a very hot day, rain and lightning did not intrude.
The picnic was so successful that another event was planned in Dexter for next summer. In fact, it is hoped that this keen interest means a national reunion held in Minnesota would bring a good crowd.
2001 Vermilyea Family Reunion
July 13-15 2001
South Deerfield, Massachusetts