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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


This year is the tercentennial of the Dillenbeck family in America, and the Reunion Planning Board has decided to visit beautiful Cooperstown, New York. Situated on the southern end of picturesque Otsego Lake. It was called "Glimmerglass" by James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans. Otsego Lake is a Finger Lake formed during the last glaciations. We will be visiting the Farmers' Museum which offers an authentic view of mid-19th-century village and farm life in New York State. A boat tour will be available on Otsego Lake given by the Glimmerglass Queen Boat Tour Company.


   Directions to all events are located at the bottom of this page.  Secretary for the Dillenbeck Reunion: Sigrid Rantanen, 2160 12th St., Unit E, Troy, NY 12180. 


This year, the much-awaited Dillenbeck family cookbook will be available for sale at the annual picnic. T-shirts and mugs with the Dillenbeck logo will also be available for sale. T-shirts and mugs will be awarded as door prizes and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Please see pictures below:




Please print or download the Family Group information sheet.  We encourage you to  send in family information for inclusion in the Genealogy Book to the address listed there.




SATURDAY, AUGUST 7: Boat tour & museum fees will be paid by the Reunion Association for all attendees.  Enjoy one or all of the activities and don't forget your sunblock.

OTSEGO LAKE BOAT TOUR - meet at 10:30 AM FOR 11:00 AM boat tour at the Lake Front Motel and Restaurant only one block from the Baseball Hall of Fame at 10 Fair Street.

FARMERS' MUSEUM - meet at 2:00 at museum entrance located a mile from the center of Cooperstown on Lake Road.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8: Family picnic - Meet at Wiles Park in Fort Plain, New York at 10:00 AM. Please bring your own place settings and a covered dish to share with everyone. Bottled water, lemonade, and tea will be provided free by the Reunion Association.


Directions to the Lake Front Motel and Restaurant:

From the West:

  • Take I-90 (NYS Thruway) east to Exit 30 (Herkimer) for NY-28 toward Mohawk/Herkimer.
  • Turn left at Mohawk St./NY-28S.
  • Continue onto E. Main St.
  • Turn left at Columbia St/NY-28S.
  • Turn Left at W. Main St./NY-28S/US-20E.
  • Turn right at NY-28S/Prospect St.
  • Turn left at Chestnut St.
  • Turn right at Lake St.
  • Take 2nd left onto Fair St.


From the East:

  • Take I-90 (NYS Thruway) west to Exit 25A to I-88 west. Exit 24, ramp to Duanesburg.
  • Turn right, then immediately turn left onto SR-7/Duanesburg Rd.
  • Bear right onto US-20
  • Turn left onto County Highway 31.
  • Turn right onto River St.
  • Turn left onto Lake St.
  • Turn right onto Fair St.


Directions to the Farmers' Museum:

From the West:

  • Take I-90 (NYS Thruway) east to Exit 30 (Herkimer) for NY-28 toward Herkimer/Mohawk.
  • Turn left at Columbia St./NY-28S.
  • Turn Left at W. Main St./NY-28S/US-20E.
  • Turn right at NY-80W
  • Turn right to stay on NY-80W


From the East:

  • Take I-90 (NYS Thruway) east to Exit 25A to I-88
  • Take exit 24.
  • Turn left at Schenectady Duanesburg Rd
  • Slight right at US-20W.
  • Turn left at NY-80W.
  • Turn right to stay on NY 80W.


Directions to Wiles Park:
  • I-90 Thruway Exit 29
  • From NYS Rt. 5S, turn left (south) on Main St.
  • Go about 6 blocks to Upper Main St
  • Turn Right on High St.
  • Go to flashing light and cemetery, then turn left
  • Bear right into Wiles Park (Dillenbeck reunion is at picnic shelter



To register, please complete the registration form, print it and mail to Treasurer:

Nancy McClymonds
17 Templeton Trail
Orchard Park, NY 14127

You can contact Nancy by e-mail at:


For more information, please contact:

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

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