Schafstall family meets for biennial reunion


The 24th biennial reunion of the descendants of the late Henry and Mary Newkirk Schafstall was Aug. 5 in the fellowship hall at St. Paul Lutheran Church Borchers.

The families of the late Lillian Schafstall Rust, born Feb. 25, 1880, were hosts.

After a pitch-in lunch, Ruth Ann Hendrix called the meeting to order. There were 34 people in attendance.

Family members of five of the 10 sisters were present: Myrtle, Lillian, Delia, Ethel and Sophia.

Questions were asked, and prizes were awarded. Bertha Otte was the oldest at age 95, and the youngest was Harper Rust. There are five living first cousins: Carol Rust Kastner, Vera Rust Hoevener Monroe, Chester (Linda) Rust, Waldron Rust and Bertha Otte.

A collection was gathered. The next reunion will be Aug. 9, 2020, with the late Ethel Schafstall Dringenburg family hosting.

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