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   107th Annual Reunion on August 5- 6, 2017
   106th Annual Reunion on August 6- 7, 2016
  105th Annual Reunion on August 1 - 2, 2015
  104th Annual Reunion on August 9 - 10, 2014
  103rd Annual Reunion on August 3 - 4, 2013
  102nd Annual Reunion on August 4 - 5, 2012
  101st Annual Reunion on August 13-14, 2011
   100th Annual Reunion on August 7-8, 2010
   99th Annual Reunion on August 8-9, 2009
   98th Annual Reunion on August 9-10, 2008
   97th Annual Reunion on August 11-12, 2007
   96th Annual Reunion on August 12-13, 2006
   95th Annual Reunion on August 6-7, 2005
   94th Annual Reunion on August 7-8, 2004
   93rd Annual Reunion on August 9-10, 2003
   92nd Annual Reunion on August 10-11, 2002


Each year, the Dillenbeck reunion committee plans exciting events to help give the family a look into and feel for the past. On Saturday of reunion weekend, there are a number of different adventures to pursue. On Sunday, there is a get-together followed by a covered dish lunch at noon. Following lunch, there is a business meeting.

Check back periodically for details on the next annual reunion.

For more information, contact:

Sigrid E. Rantanen, Secretary
2160 12th St Unit E
Troy, NY 12180


2014 Dillenbeck Family Reunion (104th) Picture --

104th Dillenbeck Reunion Photo


2013 Dillenbeck Family Reunion (103rd) Picture --

103rd Dillenbeck Reunion Photo

Pictured left to right front: Cameron and Makensie Dillenbeck
Sitting left to right: Elliot Brodie, Rose Dillenbeck, Dorothy Rantanen, Dave Manclow
Standing left to right: Melodyne Darrow, Barb Kineke, Sandor Kozma, Joe Spine, Sue Manclow, Walter Rantanen, Michael Walker, Sigrid Rantanen, Don Dillenbeck and Steve Darrow

The 103rd annual Dillenbeck Reunion was held Saturday and Sunday in the Mohawk Valley. On Saturday, a group of Dillenbeck descendants toured the restored Peter Kilts farm in Stone Arabia. Skip Barshied, who owns the property and restored it, was the tour guide.

In August of 1750 Peter Kilts purchased this 50 acre lot in the first division of the Stone Arabia Patent from the heirs of Philip Livingston. On October 19, 1780 during the battle of Stone Arabia, it is believed that all buildings on this property were destroyed to discourage the people from supplying General George Washington and his army with grain and food during the war. The buildings were later replaced.

In the 1870�s the Kilts family moved to a farm a short distance south and the original property fell into disrepair over the years. In June of 1965 Willis Barshied Jr., or Skip, purchased the property and for the first time in 215 years it was removed from the Kilts family. Over the years he restored the buildings on the property and even purchased an old shoe shop and an 18th century house frame from other properties and reassembled them on the Kilts property. Among many buildings is an original Dutch barn. Skip has also collected many artifacts from the Palatine era and has them displayed on the property.

After the tour of the Kilts farm the group went to Trinity Lutheran Church for a buffet lunch. The current owner of the Peter Dillenbeck homestead led a tour through the old Dillenbeck house and cemetery after lunch.

On Sunday the reunion closed out with a picnic at Mick and Barb Kineke�s home on Robinson Road in Mohawk. 17 people had lunch that consisted of dishes brought to pass. People attended from Chittenengo, Johnson City, Troy, Herkimer, Frankfort, Fort Plain and Appleton, Wisconsin. There were also two young girls who were from Germany visiting.

Next year the annual reunion will be held on August 9th and 10th. The details of events for next year�s reunion will be available at in May of 2014. All Dillenbeck and Tillapaugh descendants are encouraged to check out the website and to join us each year for the annual reunion.

Submitted by Barb Kineke 315 360 5035

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