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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 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.


Contact: Rose Dillenbeck, Secretary for the Dillenbeck Reunion, 177 Haskins Road, Johnson City, NY 13790, E-Mail address:, Phone # (607)748-0001


Meet at The Old Stone Fort Museum, Schoharie, NY at 9:30 AM.
This Museum complex celebrates and preserves the rich, historic legacy of New York ’s beautiful Schoharie Valley . Buildings include an early 1700’s home, 1780’s Dutch Barn, 1830’s law office, 1890’s one-room school, and the 1772 stone church that was fortified by settlers during the Revolutionary War and attacked by British forces in 1780. Indian artifacts are also on display in the museum.

Snacks and drinks will be provided to get us through the day.

Meet at 12 noon for a guided tour at the Palatine House in Schoharie formerly known as the Old Lutheran Parsonage, the oldest building in Schoharie County . We will experience colonial life and times in the house, grounds and adjacent cemetery, where Dominie Peter Nicholas Sommers and his wife are buried.  It was built as a home and church for Rev. Sommers by settlers from Germany . The first services were held there September 12, 1743 . It has been restored as a “living museum” by the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. 

Rev. Sommers was a circuit riding pastor who served churches in Stone Arabia, The Geisenberg Church in Minden , and Otsego, Herkimer, Schoharie County Churches where he baptized and recorded the births of many Dillenbach children.  Rev. Sommers’ daughter Elizabeth married Martinus Dillenbach, grandson of Jorg Martin, and lived in this House for awhile after their marriage in 1774.


At 2 PM we will go to the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum.

A Restored 1891 Passenger Car, 1917 Wooden Caboose, 2 Period Box Cars and a Flat Bed are available to visitors. This site includes a 1920 scale model of buildings, cars and terrain of the area served by the Middleburgh and Schoharie Railroad.



Meet at Wiles Park at 9:00 AM -- – Register, Bring pictures, visit, meet relatives. Lunch at 12 noon , bring covered dish to share and place settings. Soft drinks & coffee will be provided. Business meeting will follow. 

Some gifts will be presented: oldest/youngest attendees, person traveling farthest, etc.



    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
    Directions to The Old Stone Fort Museum :
  • From I-90 (NYS Thruway)west of Albany, 
  • Take I-88 West to Central Bridge and NYS Route 30 South to Schoharie, NY.
  • Watch for signs to The Old Stone Fort Museum on left as you enter Schoharie.
    Restaurants & Lodging in the Schoharie, NY area:
    Copperfield Inn
    307 Main, North Creek, NY

    Lakeview Restaurant, Inc
    357 Lakeview Rd., Broadalbin, NY

    Holiday Inn
    308 N Comrie Ave., Johnstown, NY

    Grandma's Main Street Cafe
    295 Main St. Schoharie, NY

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Schoharie
    Rte 30a Road #2. Schoharie, NY

    Restaurants & Lodging in the Fort Plain, NY area:
    Charter House Restaurant
    51 Hancock St, Fort Plain, NY

    Rodeway Inn Palatine Bridge
    93 E. Grand St. (Rt. 5), Palatine Bridge, NY

    Best Western Little Falls Motor Inn
    20 Albany Street, Little Falls, NY

    Super 8 -- Johnstown/Gloversville
    301 N. Comrie St., Johnstown, NY

    Optional for Saturday Evening:

    The George Mann Tory Tavern (518) 295-7128   Reservations are required

    Known in Revolutionary days as "the brick house at the forks of the road" is a popular are restaurant and is highly recommended. The wait-staff dress in period costume.
    Price: $40.00 for a complete dinner and less expensive a la carte selections.
    Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-7 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
    From Schoharie, take NYS Rt. 30 North about 1 mile,turn right on NYS Rt. 443, Gallupville Rd., Tory Tavern is on the left.

    Saturday's schedule is tight because of the hours of operation: Old Stone Fort 10-4 and Railroad Museum 12-4.

    To register, please complete the registration form, print it and mail to Treasurer NANCY McCLYMONDS,  17 TEMPLETON TRAIL, ORCHARD PARK, NY 14127.

    For more information, contact:

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

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