A memorial service to honor deceased family members John Head and Virginia Crawford was presented by Lola Mowrey.
Ruby Nine donated three packets of West Virginia information, which were given to those traveling the most miles to attend the reunion. Winners were Martin and Becky Conklin of Adrian, Mich., Larry and Elfriede Nine of Bowling Green, Ky., and Gene Nines from Hatsboro, Pa.
Bill Taylor won the 50/50 drawing. Family auctioneer Mike Hartsell, with helpers Ron Taylor and Terry Nine, auctioned the donated items.
The Nines in America is a family organization open to descendants of Johann Capser Neun (Nine, Nines, Nein, Neuinn). An annual newsletter is mailed in early April. Details of the reunion, updates of family information and other items are published.
The annual reunion is always on the last Saturday of July. On July 26, 2008, the reunion will be in the Dover, Del., area with Paul and Lola Mowrey as hosts.
Attending this year’s Nine reunion were: Lawrence and Elfriede Nine of Bowling Green, Ky.; Marilyn Nine, Terry and Gina Nine and Jimmy Haddix of Baltimore, Md.; Martin and Becky Conklin of Adrian, Mich.; Paul and Lola Mowrey of Dover, Ohio; Mike and Rita Nines of Bedminster, Pa.; Gene and Bud Nines of Hatboro, Pa.; Jack and Sandra Steyer of New Enterprise, Pa.; Stephen and Shirley Martin of Cumberland, Va.; Donald and Dianna Hershman of Middleburg, Va.; Mike and Donna Hartsell of Amboy; Adam Channel and Brittanie Simmons of Elkins; John and Donna Crippin and Iris Funk of Fellowsville; Garry and Grace Propst, Michael, Melissa and Miranda Skiles, and Sabrina Mallow of Franklin; Angela Nestor, Kristen Nestor, Luther Nine, Reva Nine, Nick Nine, Deloras Nine, and Virginia Channel of Hambleton; Ruby Nine and Bob Sharp of Martinsburg; Jason Hershman and Misty Cullers of Mathias; Charles and Joyce Nine, George Hershman, Charlotte Hershman, Lynn Hershman, Richard Hershman, Sabrina Hershman, Sue Hershman and Tanya Hershman of Moatsville; George and Agnes Channel, Carl and Dorothy Nine, Kevin and Tessa Henry, Branson and Amy Henry, Rachael Henry, Sharlet George and Virginia Nine of Montrose; Lawrence and JoAnn Stieringer, Beverly Sanders and Julia Nine of Morgantown; Adam Nestor of Parsons; Bill and Betty Taylor, Jared Estep, Ronald and Debbie Taylor, Rowena Mersing, Jamie Mersing, Jessie Mersing, Ben Mersing, J.J. Burns, Harris and Edna Britton, and Janice and John Feather of Terra Alta; and John and Sharon Nine of Thornton.
NINE REUNION — Among those attending the Nines in America reunion in Montrose are above, from left, front row, Pauline Newlon, Sandra Godwin, Gail Kalar and Wilma Biller; second row, Mary Anger, Mary Morrel, Kim Anger and Barbara Douglas; below, first row, Sharlot George, Grace Propst, Virginia Channel and Virginia Nine; second row, Sue Hershman, Carl Nine, Charles Nine, Richard Nine and John Nine.