2018 - The 275th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Glattfelder Family in America

Our 113th Reunion

Saturday, July 28 and Sunday July 29, 2018

Reunion Theme: The 275th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Glattfelder Family in America

The 113th annual family reunion, celebrating the 275th anniversary of the arrival of our family in America has come and gone. Considering that there was flooding and road closures in the immediate area, we were very fortunate to be able to hold the Reunion festivities at Heimwald!

The Reunion started Saturday morning with a motor coach tour of sites pertaining to the early generations of Glattfelders in America. The tour included three local cemeteries, lunch at Brown's Orchard and Farm Market, and we spent several hours at the Colonial Complex operated by the York History Center. We enjoyed the YHC's annual "Colonial York Day" with living history demonstrations.

We returned to Heimwald for picnicking, and as usual we enjoyed the Brodbecks Band concert as well as some of York County's finest foods: Sechrist hot dogs, fresh Brenneman chow-chow, soft pretzels and Carmen's ice cream. 

Sunday's festivities started with some typical Pennsylvania Dutch fare - Hog Maw and slippery Potpie - it was delicious! Various souvenir items and family merchandise was available for sale, including family sweatshirts, polo shirts, stationary, 100th Reunion booklets, and various DVDs.

Another Anniversary Reunion highlight was the dedication of a new plaque at Heimwald Park for Dr. Noah Glattfelder, whose book on the descendants of Casper helped lead to the reunions and the Casper Glattfelder Association of America.

2016 - Welcome Home! Glattfelders in the Cold War

Our 111th Reunion

July 30th and 31st, 2016

Reunion Theme: Welcome Home! Glattfelders in the Cold War

(Korea and Viet Nam)

Fellow members of the Glattfelder family,

The 111th annual family reunion “Welcome Home! Glattfelders in the Cold War” was held at Heimwald Park on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, 2016. There were about 150 in attendance on Saturday in spite of the rain, and between 75 and 100 in attendance on Sunday. The weather was typical for July.

This year marks the final program in the series on Glattfelders in war, recognizing Glattfelders in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

The Reunion Program in pdf format is available by clicking the link.

The Glattfelders in wars theme continued at the 2016 reunion with the Korean and Vietnam wars. Lila Fourhman-Shaull, from the York County History Center and a Glattfelder relative, and historical committee member Jean Robinson spoke about the wars. Lila provided a transition from World War II to the Korean and Vietnam wars for York County.

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