Descendants of Emil and Augusta Krause had their 18th biennial reunion May 24 at Lincolnville Community Center. The family of Esther Groneman were hosts; 95 relatives attended.
Pastor Alan Stahlecker from St. John’s Lutheran Church led the group in prayer. After a potluck lunch, the family remembered those who had died since the last reunion: Walter Otte, Erano Albrecht, Bill Gregg, and Susan (Adams) Rodrigues.
Esther Groneman, 101, is the only living child of Emil and Augusta. She shared memories of growing up in horse and buggy days, picking up wheat bundles and stacking them in shucks, and manually raising and lowering cutter heads while combining wheat.
The children of Paul Krause will be the hosts of the next reunion in 2017.
Mike Albrecht from Bradenton, Florida, came farthest.
From Americus: Dennis and Beverly Lewis, and Matthew Krause.
From Herington: Katharine Albrecht, Katharine Otte, Dawn Ruehl, Dante and Delaney Smith, Wayne and Viola Hubbard, Marilyn Will, Loretta and Sarah Lietz, and Myra Adam.
From Hutchinson: Paul, Vida, and Marie Gianakon.
From Lincolnville: Roydan and Ginny Albrecht, Pastor Stahlecker and Sheri, Esther Groneman, Lois Groneman, Art and Kandi Groneman, Dennis and Anna Marie Krause, Lyle Krause, Ben and Carson Krause.
From Salina: Scott, Lisa, Alisha and Steven Will; Cindy Hubbard, Dawn Kerbs, Kendall and Linda Krause, Doug Albrecht, Dean and Shirley Lehman.
From Topeka: Rachel Weaver, Hayley, Audrey, and Alexander Gathers, Ryan and Cadence Taylor, and Teresa Becker.
From Wichita: Brad Snelling, Kay Adams, Mark, Susie, Mathew and Lexi Will, Randy Albrecht, Jim and Louella Snelling.
From Stillwell: David and Susan Dougan.
Also: Erica Gianakon, Manhattan; Leland Albrecht, Marion; Rodney Albrecht, Burdett; Emil Beneke and Connie Albrecht, Valley Center; Beth and Audrey Krause, Overland Park.
John and Lori Stephens, Andover; Gary and Deb Krause, Council Grove; Nancy Hite and Mildred Albrecht, Emporia.
Marci Brockmeier, Olathe; Cliff and Donna Ascher, Abilene; Lynford and Shirley Beneke, Parsons; Gail and Barbara Albrecht, Lindsborg; Brian, Lisa, Rachel, and Jennifer Albrecht, Berryton. Ryan, Kelli, Ben, Levi, and Madelyn Olson, Newton.
Mike Albrecht, Bradenton, Florida; Jeffrey Lehman, Aiken, South Carolina; Tom Gianakon, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Eleanor Jacobs, Richard and Naomi Adams, Kimberling City, Missouri; and Linda Castle, Henderson, Nevada.