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107th Annual Reunion on August 5- 6, 2017
This year the Dillenbeck Reunion Planning Board has decided to visit Fort Stanwix and the Erie Canal Village. These two historic sites are located near Rome, New York. If you're interested in 18th & 19th century history. New York State is the place to be this summer. Come see living history and walk in the footsteps and experience the life of your ancestors. Directions to all events are located on this page. Secretary for the Dillenbeck Reunion: Sigrid Rantanen, 2160 12th St., Unit E, Troy, NY 12180. Those adults who attend the Sunday picnic this year will receive a free mug with the Dillenbeck family crest on it along with the various spellings of the family name.
PLEASE NOTE: If we do not hear from you this year, you will be removed from our mailing list. So please, whether you are attending the Reunion this year or not, send in your registration form and dues so that we know you are still interested in the Dillenbeck family and that we may keep in contact with you. This registration form will also help us update your address and family information.
Do you have a recipe for the Dillenbeck Cookbook?
In addition, we ask that you send in with your registration form, or bring with you to the Reunion, your family recipes. We would like to include them in our upcoming to-be-published Dillenbeck family cookbook. Your name will be acknowledged in the book with your recipes.
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.
FORT SCHUYLER (STANWIX) - An 18th-century fort successfully defended by the 34d New York Regiment commanded by Col.Peter Gansevoort during the American REvolution in August of 1777 in a 21-day siege against a British force of 2000 regulars, Germans, loyalists, and allied Indians. Gol. Gansevoort bestowed a regimental flag to the 3rd NY Regiment in 1779, which was carried by the regiment for the remainder of the war. This flag served as a basis for the present day New York State flag. This regiment rejoined the main army under General Washington for the hard winter encampment of 1779-80 at Morristown, New Jersey. The 3rd NY Regiment took part in the siege of Yorktown in October of 1781 and was part of the force that successfully attacked Redoubt Number 10, which helped bring about the British surrender. Fort Stanwix was the site of negotiations or conclusions of seven American Indian Treaties and Land Purchases.
ERIE CANAL VILLAGE - A reconstructed 19th-century settlement on the site where the first shovelful of earth was turned for the original Erie Canal construction on July 4, 1817. Home to the Erie Canal Museum, the Harden Museum (collection of 19th century vehicles and their relationship to the types of roads back then & farm equipment), New York State Museum of cheese. Bennett's Tavern, blacksmith shop, railroad station, ice house, Wood Creek School, Maynard Methodist Church, Shull Victorian house, Settler's house, Crosby house, and the Canal Store. There is a 15 min. Orientation video of the building of the Erie Canal & a horse-drawn packet boat cruise. (ages 5 & up).
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9: Entrance & activity fees will be paid by the Reunion Association for all attendees. Enjoy one of both of the activities and don't forget your sunblock.
Fort Stanwix National Monument (open 9 - 5) - meet at 9:00 AM at the entrance to the fort.
Canal Village (open 10 -5) - meet between 12:30 - 1:00 PM
at the entrance of the village. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10: 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.
Directions to Fort Stanwix: From the West:
From the East:
Directions to Erie Canal Village: From the West: From the East: or To register, please complete the
form, print it and mail to Treasurer:
Nancy McClymonds You can
contact Nancy by e-mail at:
Erie Canal Village (open 10 -5) - meet between 12:30 - 1:00 PM at the entrance of the village.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10: 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.
Directions to Fort Stanwix:
From the West:
From the East:
Directions to Erie Canal Village:
From the West:
From the East:
To register, please complete the registration form, print it and mail to Treasurer:
You can contact Nancy by e-mail at: Rantanen@roadrunner.com
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