Thirty-four members of the late Henry C. & Anna Brockmann Dahms family met at the Salem Church in Lincoln, Iowa for their 57th annual reunion on Sunday, Aug. 10th, 2014.
A bountiful basket dinner was enjoyed by all present. This was followed by a business meeting conducted by President Caroline Riley.
Officers elected for 2015 include President Marlis Helland, Vice President Logan Dolezal, Secretary Marjorie McIntosh, Assistant Secretaries Caroline Riley and Joyce Bern, and Treasurer Judy Widmayer.
Changes noted to the family history included: Births: Thomas Oliver Hooper was born on Nov. 2, 2013 to Jason and Andria Hooper of College Station, Texas. Grandparents are John and Karen Hooper. Great Grandparents are Jim and Clara Jean Hooper.
Judah Henry Diggs was born on Nov. 15, 2013 to Jennifer and Michael Diggs in Missouri. Judah is the grandson of Judy and Darryl Widmayer and the great grandson of Elmer Bern.
Marriages: Katelyn Marie Knaack married Andrew Raska on July 20, 2013. Katelyn is the daughter of Mark and Angela Knaack and the granddaughter of Melvin Knaack.
Oldest in attendance: Elmer Bern (98), Viola Vasey (97) & Leslie Bern (95).
Youngest in attendance: Shawn Sears age 8 from Delray Beach, Florida
Coming from the farthest distance: The Mark Lewis Family of Delray Ray Beach, Florida.
Coming from the shortest distance Elmer Bern of Lincoln, Iowa.
Attendees in 2014 were from: Ames, Beaman, Chelsea, Des Moines, Gladbrook, Grundy Center, Johnston, Lincoln, Marshalltown, Reinbeck, Toledo, and Traer, Iowa; Naperville and St. Charles, Illinois, and Delray Ray Beach Florida.