Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sixth Quinquennial Hochstetler Family Gathering 2013

Friday Evening Program at 2008 Gathering

I recently received advance information about the next quinquennial Hochstetler Gathering, which will be held July 19 and 20, 2013, in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. 2013 is also the 25th Year Anniversary of the Jacob Hochstetler Family Association. Below is the preliminary schedule. A promotional brochure will be available by New Year’s and will be mailed out with the March 2013 Jacob Hochstetler Family Association Newsletter. You will find more information on the Hochstetler/Hostetler/Hostettler/Hochstedler Family website.

Friday, July 19. Dinner and program at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, PA, with S. Duane Kauffman, PA,  speaking.

Saturday, July 20. All day activities at the new Mifflin County High School, 501 6th Street, Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

Morning. Breakout sessions, exhibits and displays, vendors, and children’s activities. Computers will be available for genealogy searches.

Tentative Breakout Sessions and Presenters

“Hostetler Genealogy and the Internet, including SAGA,” James Hostetler, VA
“Tracing our Ancestor Jacob’s Footsteps,” Ervin Stutzman, VA
“Writing from Personal Experience,” Robert R. Hostetler
“European and Colonial Pennsylvania Background of the Hochstetler Family,” Daniel Hochstetler, IN
“The Hochstetler Indian Attack and Captivity, from Early Dcuments,” Beth Hostetler Marks, PA
“Writing Family Historical Fiction: Recreating Our Ancestors’ Daily Lives,” Joan Hochstetler
“How John’s Little House Was Rebuilt and Its Use Today,” George Hostetler, VA, and Ron Sootsman, MI
“The Hochstetlers from Switzerland to Holmes County, OH,” Daniel Hochstetler, IN

Afternoon Session

“A Goodly Heritage,” Robert R. Hostetler, OH
Singing, a look ahead for the JHFA, and brief business meeting.

That’s all I have for now. I’ll post more information here as I receive it.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I just found a wonderful website! If you love to cook or eat and/or if you are or were a Mennonite at some point in your life, check out the Mennonite Girls Can Cook website! You'll find great recipes, links to purchase the cookbook, and other interesting resources.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

“You shall buy food from them with money so that you may eat, and you shall also purchase water from them with money so that you may drink. For the Lord your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing.”
—Deuteronomy 2:6-7

I noted this in my journal back in 2009. In the 40 years of my adulthood, from the time I left my parents’ house, from the age of 21, even until this day, though times have often been hard I have never lacked anything necessary for life and health. God is faithful!