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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
   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 Planning Board attempts to plan the next year’s Reunion with the hope that the program will appeal to as many family members as possible. We are fully aware that our announcements are mailed great distances and that many people cannot make the trip even though they might like to come. We understand and want to continue sending Reunion information to anyone who appreciates receiving it. We would like to increase attendance at the Reunion so please feel free to make suggestions about programming, location, speakers, music, date and time of Reunion events or anything else that might be appealing to more folks. 

This year the entire 2 day event will be held in Fort Plain, NY to take advantage of their celebration of the 1780 “Holding Down the Fort” Days. By the first of July, plans for that celebration will be firm and if anyone wants a schedule of activities, please call or write Rose Dillenbeck, Secretary for the Dillenbeck Reunion, 177 Haskins Road, Johnson City, NY 13790, E-Mail address:, Phone # (607)748-0001.


Fort Plain Museum, NYS Rt. 5S, west of Ft. Plain

Meet at 11AM at Museum for “Holding Down the Fort” day activities that will be centered at the Museum. This special celebration will be held from about noon to 9PM.  

  • Some events are still in the planning stages so the following list of activities is not firm. 

  • Re-enactors from the Tryon County Militia will be camped out for the weekend. The planners are contacting additional militia groups within a 60-mile radius and are hoping to draw several groups including fife and drum corps and, if possible, stage a skirmish. 

  • Vendors include candle makers & a tinker; activities include a slide presentation on Molly Brant; children’s games and more. 

  • There will be information on &/or representation from area historic sites and a display for the Mohawk Valley Museum’s Consortium. 

  • Currently, there are verbal commitments from Fort Johnson, Schoharie Crossing and Kanatsiohareke (Mohawk Indians) and more are being sought. 

  • The new addition to Fort Plain Museum will house its first exhibit commemorating the Burning of the Valley raids of 1780. 

  • There may be a local food vendor and there are negotiations for a Blue Grass musical group for the evening.


  • Meet at Wiles Park at 9 AM - bring pictures, visit, meet relatives
  • Covered dish lunch at 12 noon followed by business meeting


    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 Kevin Dillenbeck, 3062 Tr. 169, Little Falls, NY 13365.

For more information, contact:

Rose A. Dillenbeck, Sec'y.
177 Haskins Rd.
Johnson City, NY 13790

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