“Each of us has been warmed by fires we did not build.

Each of us has been nourished by wells we did not dig!”  Author Unknown

 

A Family Reunion is a wonderful event.  There are just a few challenges that immediately follow on the heels of the flickering desire to want oneI know, I know!!

 

Know the desire is more than half the game plan; the wondrous desire to reverence those who have gone before, those who are with us and those who will come after us is simply sublime!

 

Technology at the speed of thought is an asset but taking baby steps in ordering the data that these assets set in motion will guide you through these pages!

 

God bless your little heart as He also loves Family Reunions and has planned for each of us the grandest of them all upon entering Eternal Life!

 

 

HOST FAMILY INVITED TO:

‘Heinrich Hensgens (1600, Generation One) Family Chronicle’ Main Page scrolling:

‘So! You Want To Do a Family Reunion!’ click links:

ü  Reunion To Do List

ü  Invitation

ü  Template for Worship Aide (Mass Booklet)

 

HOST FAMILY:  

1)      MAKE CONTACT/SAVE THE DATE!

You electronically send out SAVE THE DATE for we will have emailed to you seven family GENERATION EXCELS’ listing Individual Family Members  numbered, full name, generation designated by color, Direct Descendant underlined, birth/death year/age at death, physical address, city, state, # home/cell & email.

 

To be utilized ~ ‘Hensgens’ Facebook’ page and family group texting, etc.!

The ‘Hensgens-Reiners’ Family Generation EXCEL’ is beautiful to hold, relish and marvel at the precious names and data all the generations long! You will receive an updated EXCEL document post-reunion.

 

2)      THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE REUNION: 

We offer to email the entire JHensgens Family a kind request for ‘UPDATED DATA’ since the last reunion to include: full names and dates of marriages, adoption/births. A deadline is included!

 

3)      ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE REUNION:

We email to the Host Family Reunion Coordinator FOUR ATTACHMENTS for printing:

1)      Compiled ‘Updated Data’  per Family: Marriage, Adoption/Births 

2)      ‘Necrology: List of Our Dearly Deceased’ EXCEL (1909 to current year)

3)      Family Totals:  Living Members, Deceased, Direct Descendants and Generation #

4)      ‘Whose Turn Is It Anyway!’ (1984 to 2031!)

(FYI for printing #:  2007/Arthur Avenue/140 attendees; 2009/Raymond, LA/  165 attendees; 2011/Roberts Cove/190 attendees; 2013/Roberts Cove/82 attendees; 2015/Welsh, LA/141 attendees; 2017/Roberts Cove/118 attendees)

               #'s 2, 3 & 4 are published on the ‘Heinrich Hensgens’ Main Page plus a ‘Reunion Thank You Summary!

 

4)      We offer to have seven ‘Sign-in Family Binders which takes up two full designated sign-in tables! This is the template for summarizing names, updated contact information, attendees and totals! Tis a beautiful compilation!

 

Post-Reunion … I ‘Spread Da Word’!

Every other year the updated ‘Heinrich Hensgens Family Chronicle’ Main Page

is forwarded to descendants of the ‘Grand Families’ (immediate, extended, greater and grand!) of the House of Hensgens, Tellers, Reiners, Knoben and Historical and Genealogical Libraries…it goes out for all from there!!! Wonderful!

 

  1. Karl Hensgens, ‘Grand Hensgens Family’, Herzogenrath, Germany who gave us our first beautiful and meticulous hand-written ‘Hensgens Family Tree’ scroll! He gave it to Raymond Aloysius Hensgens who presented this beautiful treasure to me; I found the perfect place for this precious document to reside which is near the ‘Hensgens Family Wall’ at home on Arthur Avenue, Lake Arthur, LA! This gift helped ignite the ‘gift of data’ today available for all! Danke Schon, dear Karl!
  2. Dirk Vollmer, The Chronicler ‘Grand Hensgens Family’, Wegberg, Germany
  3. Philip Fabacher, M.D. (Retired), Chronicler, ‘Pioneer Families of Roberts Cove’, Lafayette/New Orleans, LA & Co-Director of the German Heritage Museum, Roberts Cove, LA
  4. Genealogical Research, Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA, H. Glenn Jordan, Ph.D, Curator of Special Collections
  5. Genealogical Research, Archives and Special Collections Department, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, Patti Threat, Archivist
  6. Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library, Lake Charles, LA,  Brandon Shoemaker,  Manager
  7. Historical and Genealogical Library,  Crowley, LA Ann Mire, Author
  8. Margaret “Maggie’ Tellers-Dupré, ‘Tellers Family’, Erie, Pennsylvania
  9. Maria Theresia ‘Resi’ Knoben, M.D., “Knoben Family’, Germany
  10. Mary Magdalene Reiners-Cramer & Lawrence Cramer, Chroniclers ‘Reiners Family’, Branch, LA. Lawrence is Co-Director of the German Heritage Museum, Roberts Cove, LA

 

GOD OF OUR ANCESTORS, HELP US CLING TO YOU!