Category Archives: Chautauqua

96th Chautauqua Whipple Reunion, Sunday, August 21, 2016

(Only four more years until the 100th Chautauqua Whipple Reunion!)

Yesterday’s mail had this year’s announcement of the 96th Whipple Reunion. This year it will be held the same place as last year—at Midway State Park, on the shores of Lake Chautauqua in western New York State.

The Chautauqua Whipples are primarily the descendants of Deacon James Whipple and Persis Sheldon. (See their descendants in the Whipple Database.)

This year President Jerry Stearns has reserved Shelter #9 (same as last year). Like last year, the shelter is reserved from 9AM until 6PM, with the reunion officially starting at 12 noon. The blessing and start of the meal will be at 1:00 p.m.

Please bring a lawn chair to ensure you will have a seat.

Food: The Whipple Reunion will provide coffee and lemonade. Bring your own dish to pass along and your own table service. Those coming long distances can stop at the supermarket for convenience food, possibly a salad, cake, chips, fried chicken, pizza, etc.

Expenses: There will be a free will offering at the food serving table. Don’t forget the Chinese auction. Bring your knick-knacks and fascinating items for the auction. (The hosts have expenses; we should reimburse them for reservations and advertising.)

For more information, contact Kenneth L. Vogt.


Note: In 1941, Emmett Whipple, then President of the Whipple Reunion, suspended the reunions with the imminent approach of World War II. Over 95 percent of the Whipple Reunion attendees are descendants of Emmett and his wife Julia Estelle (Gron)  (Brown) Whipple.

The Vogt Branch of the Whipple Reunion consists of descendants of Charles and Cora (Whipple) Vogt. The Franklin Branch descends of Richard and Alice (Whipple) Franklin.  The Stearns branch descends from Robert and Onolee (Franklin) Stearns.

95th Chautauqua Whipple Reunion, Sunday, August 16, 2015

Only five more years until the 100th Chautauqua Whipple Reunion!

Two days ago I received my annual mailing, announcing the 95th Chautauqua Whipple Reunion. It looks like they are satisfied with the Midway State Park, on the shores of Lake Chautauqua in western New York State (the same place they held last year’s reunion.


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The Chautauqua Whipples are primarily the descendants of Deacon James Whipple (http://whipple.org/11538) and Persis Sheldon (http://whipple.org/11539).

This year Jerry and Pam Stearns have reserved Shelter #9 (last year it was #5). Like last year, the shelter is reserved from 9AM until 6PM, with the reunion officially starting at 12 noon.

Please bring a lawn chair to ensure you will have a seat.

Food: The Whipple Reunion will provide coffee and lemonade. Bring your own dish to pass along and your own table service. Those coming long distances can stop at the supermarket for convenience food, possibly a salad, cake, chips, fried chicken, pizza, etc.

Expenses: There will be a free will offering at the food serving table. Don’t forget the Chinese auction. Bring your knick-knacks and fascinating items for the auction. (The hosts have expenses; we should reimburse them for reservations and advertising.)

For more information, contact Kenneth L. Vogt.

94th Chatauqua Whipple Reunion Sunday, August 17th, 2014

The 100th Reunion of the Chautauqua Whipples is only six years away (2020?).

I recently received the annual mailing from Kenneth Vogt, announcing this year’s Whipple Reunion at Midway State Park, on the shores of Lake Chautauqua in western New York state.
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The Chautauqua Whipples are primarily the descendants of Deacon James Whipple (http://whipple.org/11538) and Persis Sheldon (http://whipple.org/11539).

Midway Park Shelter #5 is reserved from 9AM to 6PM. The reunion officially starts at 12 noon. Blessing on the food is at 1:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair to ensure that you have a seat.

Food: The Whipple Reunion will provide coffee and lemonade. Bring your own dish to pass along and your own table service. Those coming long distances can stop at the supermarket for convenience food, possibly a salad, cake, chips, fried chicken, pizza, etc.

Expenses: There will be a free will offering at the food serving table. Don’t forget the Chinese auction. Bring your knick-knacks and fascinating items for the auction. (The hosts have expenses; we should reimburse them for reservations and advertising.)

For more additional information, contact Kenneth L. Vogt.

93rd Whipple Reunion, Sunday August 18, 2013, Midway State Park, NY

A few days ago Kenneth L. Vogt sent an announcement of the 93rd Chautauqua (NY) Whipple Reunion to be held (again) at Midway State Park on Chautauqua Lake. (Click here for a Wikipedia article about Midway State Park.) Here are excerpts:

Jerry and Pam Stearns have reserved Midway Park Shelter #8 that will be available to the “Whipple Reunion” from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. So please feel free to come early and stay late. Officially our reunion will start at 12 noon.


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[The above map shows Midway State Park. You will probably want to click the “View Larger Map” link in the lower left-hand corner of the map. You can zoom in and out, pan in your choice of directions, and even print travel directions.] 

Please bring a lawn chair to ensure you will have a seat. 

Food: The Whipple Reunion will provide coffee and lemonade and we request that you bring a dish to pass along with table service, plates, cutlery, etc. For those coming long distances, we suggest a stop at the supermarket for convenience food, possibly a salad, potato salad, cake, chips, etc. 

We shall have a blessing and start the meal at 1:00 p.m. sharp. 

Expenses: We will have a free will offering at the food serving table and don’t forget the elephant raffle. Bring your knickknacks and fascinating items for the auction. There are expenses for our hosts and we should reimburse them …

Send comments or questions to Kenneth L. Vogt (kvvogt@earthlink.net).

Report of last year’s 92nd Whipple Reunion

On page 3 of this year’s announcement is a report of last year’s 92nd Whipple Reunion:

The 92nd annual Whipple Reunion was recently celebrated at Midway State Park on the shores of Chautauqua Lake at Bemus Point. Hosts Debbie and Cory Stearns greeted the 41 members and guests. The weather was very hot with temperatures in the mid-80s. At 1 PM meal was served with Daniel Bromsted giving the blessing.

The business meeting was then called to order by Carlton Wagner, vice president. Minutes were read by secretary Joan Lisa. There were three births, a daughter Cora Joyce to Nathan Davis and twin boys to Stacie and Brett Simbeck. There were two marriages to record, James Jewell to Jennifer Ross and Molly Wagner to Neil Agrosta.

The family member traveling the farthest was Steven and Gloria Shuart from Texas. The oldest direct line descendant was again Zelda (Vogt) Kittell at 84 years old. The youngest was Dillon Williams at 3 years old. The family with the most members present was Ed and Donna Daugenbaugh with eight members present.

Forty-one family members and guests attended the (92) Whipple Reunion.

Officers for 2013 are President Jerry Stearns, Vice-President Carleton Wagner and Joan Lisa as secretary/treasurer, Hosts fo teh 2013 reunion will be Daniel and Bonnie Bromsted. It was voted that the 2013 reunion will again be held at Midway State Park, August 18, 2013. A Chinese Auction and Ken Vogt playing the harmonica concluded the afternoon festivities.

(This was from an article in the Dunkirk Observer.) Note: We are expecting Paula Vogt Skaggs and niece Margie from Nevada to our 2013 reunion. 

92nd Whipple Reunion, Sunday August 26, 2012, Midway State Park, NY

Kenneth L. Vogt recently sent a mailing announcing the 92nd Chautauqua (NY) Whipple Reunion to be held at Midway State Park on Chautauqua Lake. Here are excerpts:

Jerry and Pam Stearns have reserved Midway Park Shelter #5 that will be available to the “Whipple Reunion” from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. So please feel free to come early and stay late. Officially our reunion will start at 12 noon.


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[The above map shows Midway State Park. You will probably want to click the “View Larger Map” link in the lower left-hand corner of the map. You can zoom in and out, pan in your choice of directions, and even print travel directions.] 

Please bring a lawn chair to ensure you will have a seat. 

Food: The Whipple Reunion will provide coffee and lemonade and we request that you bring a dish to pass along with table service, plates, cutlery, etc. For those coming long distances, we suggest a stop at the supermarket for convenience food, possibly a salad, potato salad, cake, chips, etc. 

We shall have a blessing and start the meal at 1:00 p.m. sharp. 

Expenses: We will have a free will offering at the food serving table and don’t forget the elephant raffle. Bring your knickknacks and fascinating items for the auction. There are expenses for our hosts and we should reimburse them …

Send comments or questions to Kenneth L. Vogt (kvvogt@earthlink.net).

91st Whipple Reunion, Sunday, August 21, 2011, Forestville, NY

I just received the annual mailing from Kenneth L. Vogt about the 91st Reunion of the Chautauqua Whipples. (I really need to crash that party sometime–maybe in years, when they have the 100th reunion!) The following is excerpted from the mailing:

This year James and Joan Lisa are hosting the reunion at their home at 2361 Straight Road, Forestville, New York. The reunion starts at noon on August 21.

Directions
From exit 59 of the New York State Thru-way:

  1. Left on Bennett Road (Route 60)
  2. Left on Route 20
  3. Right on County Road 81/South Roberts Road (for 3 miles)
  4. Right on Whitaker Road (is 0.4 miles past Epolito Road)
  5. Right on County Road 79/Center Road
  6. Take 1st left onto Straight Road
  7. Look for a sign in front of the residence.
Please bring a lawn chair.
Food

“The Whipple Reunion will provide coffee and lemonade and we request that everyone bring a dish to pass along with table service, plates, cutlery, etc. For those coming long distances, and do not have access to kitchen facilities, we suggest a stop at the supermarket for convenience food, maybe a salad, cake, pie, chips.”

We shall have a blessing and the start of the meal at 1:00 p.m. sharp.

Expenses
“We will have a free will donation basket at the food serving table. Also don’t forget the white elephant raffle. Bring in those knick knacks, plants, or most anything you would care to donate for the white elephant auction. There are expenses for our hosts and we should reimburse them.”

Send comments or questions to Kenneth L. Vogt (kvvogt@earthlink.net).

90th Annual Whipple Reunion, August 15, 2010, Lake Chautauqua, NY

August must be Whipple Reunion Month! This announcement is for a second August 2010 Whipple Reunion. (Click here for the WhippleFest in Mount Vernon, Iowa, on the previous weekend.)

For Whipple relatives living near Chautauqua County, New York (Chautauqua is the western-most county in New York State):

The 90th Annual Whipple Reunion will meet at the Lake Chautauqua [New York] Lutheran Center on Sunday, August 15 at 12 noon.

Directions
The directions to the Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Camp from the Dunkirk-Fredonia Thruway Exit:

  1. Left on Bennett road (Bennett Road also Route 60) South to Cassadaga.
  2. In Cassadaga take a right on Maple Ave., and remain on this for 10 miles.
  3. Turn right on Centralia-Hartfield Road for 0.1 mile.
  4. Left on Elwood Road for 0.2 mile.
  5. Turn left on Route 430 for 9 miles (also called East Lake Road) and follow to Camp.


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Food
A special thank you to Rich and Deb Stearns, who will host this year’s event. The Whipple Reunion will provide coffee and lemonade, and we request that everyone please bring a dish to pass along with table service items, plates, cutlery, etc.

For those coming from long distances and do not have access to kitchen facilities, we suggest a stop by the super market for convenience food: cake, pie cookies, chips. We shall have the blessing and start the meal by 1:00 p.m. sharp.

Expenses
There will never be a fee for the Whipple Reunion. The rental for the Lutheran Camp is $75.00, and other expenses have come into play since last year. In the past, we have raised money for the Whipple Reunion through the White Elephant sales and passed the hat for postal expenses on the flyer.

Send comments or questions to Kenneth L. Vogt (kvvogt@earthlink.net).

89th Annual Whipple Reunion August 16, 2009

For Whipple relatives living near Chautauqua County, New York (Chautauqua is the western-most county in New York State):

The 89th Annual Whipple Reunion will meet at the Lake Chautauqua [New York] Lutheran Center on Sunday, August 16 at 12 noon.

Directions
The directions to the Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Camp from the Dunkirk-Fredonia Thruway Exit:

  1. Left on Bennett road (Bennett Road also Route 60) South to Cassadaga.
  2. In Cassadaga take a right on Maple Ave., and remain on this for 10 miles.
  3. Turn right on Centralia-Hartfield Road for 0.1 mile.
  4. Left on Elwood Road for 0.2 mile.
  5. Turn left on Route 430 for 9 miles (also called East Lake Road) and follow to Camp.

Food
A special thank you to Rich and Deb Stearns, who will host this year’s event. The Whipple Reunion will provide coffee and lemonade, and we request that everyone please bring a dish to pass along with table service items, plates, cutlery, etc.

For those comping from long distances and do not have access to kitchen facilities, we suggest a stop by the super market for convenience food: cake, pie cookies, chips. We shall have the blessing and start the meal by 1:00 p.m. sharp.

Expenses
There will never be a fee for the Whipple Reunion. However, this year the rental for the Lutheran Camp went up from $50.00 to $75.00, and other expenses have come into play since last year. In the past, we have raised money for the Whipple Reunion through the White Elephant sales and passed the hat for postal expenses on the flyer.

This year proceeds from a free-will offering basket at the buffet table will in part determine what the Whipple Reunion President and Secretary can provide for next year’s reunion.

Send comments or questions to Kenneth L. Vogt (kvvogt@earthlink.net).