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Letters 03/13/2017 - A Dutch Wedding in Old Mud!

posted Mar 19, 2017, 12:38 PM by Pam Ellingson   [ updated Mar 19, 2017, 12:47 PM ]
EXCITING news: A Dutch wedding in our Old Mud Meetinghouse! New information about the Dutch Cousins Gathering in September.

Dutch Letters 13 March 2017
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Our official website:
Webmaster Pam Ellingson of Wisconsin(At the front page,"Gathering 2017")


THE COUSINS ARE COMING TO FRANKFORT September  8-10,  2017.   Put it on your calendar now.We will have special rates at CAPITAL PLAZA HOTEL - We loved it last time. 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, Ky  Better call soon - only 30 rooms in our block.  502-227-5100 
Our Treasurer Janice Cozine and the 2017 Gathering Coordinator Mr. Lynn Rogers are working out the details.  It will be memorable - we can guarantee you that! They will be giving us more information very soon.  Our Secretary Denise Meredith Perry is also working on getting the annual newsletter together.

APOLOGIES!  We failed to show the full name of our Hospitality team on the tentative schedule :  Carol & Gene Heathcoat of Denton Texas.

We need help! Carla Gerding has arranged the bus trips for our group in the past, but won’t be able to help us this year. Is there anyone who would like to work with a bus company to arrange the excursion on Sept 9 from Frankfort to Shelbyville and return?

The date for our 2017 Gathering was selected to coincide with the Reenactment of the Long Run Massacre/Floyds Defeat in Shelbyville. Lately there has also been a resurgence of interest in a similar historical event, the Westerfield Massacre.  Thus, we Dutch Cousins have a great opportunity to learn about the unrelenting threat of indian attack which our ancestors endured. They had to be resilient and strong!

So, we a need a volunteer to make arrangements for the bus for our trip to the Reenactment and return.  It would involve making arrangements with some charter bus company and then maintaining a roster of those who sign up.  Information from previous trips is available.  If you are willing, please hit reply and let me know.  I’ll forward your info to Mr Lynn Rogers, who is our coordinator for our 2017 Gathering.

SENT BY  Jack TAYLORRE: "original SENT BY Larry Voreis

"Many years ago in a visit to the Gettysburg, PA, area in search of my Conewago Dutch Heritage I visited the Historical Society which was located in Gettysburg College that has Lutheran ties.

The librarian that I asked about the Conewago Dutch Colony was quick to tell me that the Germans were in the area before the Dutch.  I hope there is no prejudice that would tend to not allow the historical marker.

SENT BY Suzanne O’Donnell

I'm a Westerfield descendant! I always heard that I had Dutch ancestry, but I never knew from which family line.
My family link:
Jakobus Westerveld
Samuel L. Westerfield
Peter J. Westerfield
Carey Allen Westerfield
Mary Margaret Westerfield m. Benjamin Lewis Davis
Arthur Davis
Oria Lyle Davis
Mary Sue Davis m. Neal J. Damm

Welcome Suzanne!

SENT BY Hope Steele

Please add me to the Dutch Cousins email list. I am a
 decendant of the Cozine family that settled in Mercer County. My great-grandmother was a sister to Ralph Anderson's grandfather. Also, my fiance & I will be getting married at the Old Mud Meetinghouse on May 6th, 2017, & I hope to have some nice photos of the property to share with the cousins afterwards! :)

Please make reservations now, or save this information where you can find it!

SENT BY JANICE COZINE, Dutch Cousins Treasurer & Registration  Chair

Hello to all the cousins!

Hope you're all getting excited and making plans for our 2017 DC gathering in Frankfort, KY, Sept. 8, 9, & 10. The Ky History Center is happy to host us again this year and we're happy to make plans to go back.

Lynn Rogers' plans for our Shelbyville, Ky trip to the Long Run Massacre reenactment is going strong.

This part of history will touch several of our cousin ancestors and will definitely take us all back in time and show what our pioneer families endured in early Kentucky.

You won't want to miss the bus.

Our Kentucky weather is beautiful that time of year.

To help with making arrangements for your stay, the contact info is listed below;

To contact the Capital Plaza Hotel, call 502-291-3093, be sure to ask for the Dutch Cousins Group Code # 2389. If you're making arrangements through the hotel web site, it is    WWW.CAPITALPLAZAKY.COM
This will ensure you get the room discount for our group
If you want to stay at one of Frankfort's RV parks, the info is;
1. ELKHORN CAMPGROUND - Located about 4 miles from down town Frankfort.

2. KENTUCKY RIVER CAMPGROUND - Located about 8 miles NE from down town.

The 2 closest/main airports would be;The Louisville International Airport in Louisville, Ky and the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky.

Can't wait to see everyone again and hopefully meet some new cousins, as well.

Blessings to all

SENT BY Carolyn B. Leonard

I will be speaking at the OKLAHOMA PRAIRIES DAUGHTERS OF REVOLUTION (DAR) meeting tomorrow night March 14 on TO ISRAEL, WITH LOVE, a video of the beauty and uniqueness (Dictionary says that is a real word) of the land and historical sites. Many to most of our Dutch Cousins are eligible for membership in these linage society groups such as DAR, SAR, DAUGHTERS OF 1812, actually many already are members.…/become-member/chapters-by-state/OK

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On my webpage, read the pages: DutchCousins and LowDutchHeritageDutch letters are archived on our official webpage,
Carolyn Leonard