Hershey Reunion 2015

We had another successful Frank and Lydia (Buckwalter) Hershey reunion on August 23rd.  The younger generation continues to attend and bring yet another generation of great grandchildren.  The Hershey Reunion booklet got quite a few additions of marriages and births.

We had no deaths to report, however two days after the reunion, we lost Raymond Denlinger.  Ray had regaled us with a story about Elmer Hershey’s chicken coop washing down the Pequea Creek during a flood, chickens and all, and lead us in “How Great Thou Art”.  We will all miss Raymond and his wonderful music at the reuions, however for those who were lucky enough to get one of his CDs a few years ago, we can still enjoy his music.  His memorial service will be September 19th at the Neffsville Mennonite Church.

We look forward to next year’s reunion when Esther Hershey Kolb’s family will be hosting the group.  Until we meet again.

About Deb

Genealogical Research in Central Pennsylvania for 40+ years. BSN from Thomas Jefferson University, Certificate in Family History- Genealogy, accent on British research from Brigham Young University, Certificate in Genealogy Consultant/Volunteer and member National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Association of Professional Genealogists, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of PA, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, National Genealogical Society, Lycoming County Historical Society, Pennsylvania Heritage Society, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, LancasterHistory.org, Bradford Co. Historical Society, Dauphin County Historical Society, The Perry Historians, The Scottish Society of Central PA, Guild of One-Name_Studies- Duart, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Hershey- Derry Township Historical Society, Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865. United States Daughters of 1812; The Welcome Society
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2 Responses to Hershey Reunion 2015

  1. Beth Hollis says:

    Hello. I am Elisabeth Hershey Hollis (born Leary). My mother was Nona Elizabeth Hershey, daughter of Orville Scott Hershey, granddaughter of Winfield Scott Hershey. I have been handed down the Hershey family history compiled by Scott Funk Hershey (pub 1900) that traces Hershey lineage back as far as Jog Hersche in Switzerland, approx 1535. I have been trying to recreate my family tree online and, due to so many Hershey lines with very similar names and birthdates, I am hoping that someone may be able to help me prove accurately, my maternal family tree. As the LAST Hershey of the Winfield Scott Hershey (son of John Jefferson; son of Jacob, et al!) line, I am hoping to finalize our section of our tree for my own sons. Thank you for your time!

    • Deb says:

      Not sure if I replied before, but I would suggest going to the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and the LancasterHistory.org in Lancaster, PA for Hershey’s. They have a lot of records. Many of the Hershey lines stayed in the Lancaster county area for many years. If you are interested in hiring me to help with this, please go to my website for the fee schedule.
      Regards,
      Deborah Hershey

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