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Updated September 11, 2011

Zwickle/Allacher Reunion Held

The annual Zwickle Family Reunion was held September 4, 2011 at the Candlewood Hotel in Salina, Kansas. Hostess was Phyllis Nicholson. The following 24 people attended: Wayne, Phyllis, and Amy Zwickle from Oberlin, Kansas; Lori Zwickle-Godbout with her children, Zayne and Taylor from Topeka Kansas; Tom and Connie Zwickle from McCook, Nebraska; Phyllis Nicholson from Salina, Kansas; Eddie, Michelle, and Dion Washington from Edwardsville, Kansas; Ron Zwickle from Norton, Kansas; Beckey and Al Smith from Colorado Springs, Colorado; Bill and Barbara Rummel from Topeka, Kansas; Viola Castens from Atwood Kansas; Kathy Schneider from Collyer, Kansas; Rick and Bonnie Nicholson from Salina, Kansas; Tim Nicholson from Topeka, Kansas, Rachel Nicholson from Salina, Kansas, and Bill Knox from Salina, Kansas.

After lunch, we went around the table and all guests brought us up to date on what had been going on in their lives.

A short business meeting was then held. The main topic of discussion was that some of the cousins (the original cousin group consists of Phyllis, Wayne, Viola, Bill, Gary, Mike, Dianna, Larry, Lonnie, Ronnie, and Sandra) are thinking it might be time to either end the reunions or else turn the task over to the next generation. The reason for ending the reunions is that the “cousins” are getting to an age where it is difficult to plan and carry out the event. It was not clear whether or not the next generation would be interested in continuing with the reunion for several reasons---other methods of keeping in touch are readily available and they have not had the opportunity to become as well acquainted over the years as the original “cousin” group. It was therefore decided that, unless we immediately get strong opposing thoughts from the cousins who were absent, the 2012 reunion will be the final one unless it is decided at that time by the next generation to take over this task. This is the initial plan for the 2012 reunion: The next reunion will be held Sunday, August 12, 2012, the second weekend in August which was the original date. This date coincides with the Decatur County Fair in Oberlin which is an event that can be enjoyed by all age groups for very little money. It will be held at a yet to be determined location in the Herndon area. Our hope is that all cousins will make it a priority to attend and that they will also strongly encourage their children to be there. Responsibilities for planning this event will be shared by the cousins but Phyllis will be more or less in charge since she is the oldest!!! Ronnie appointed himself as the person who will see that everyone gets there so if there is a problem (transportation-wise or otherwise) let him know. He will also try to come up with a way to provide a bus or some such form of transportation so we can have a group tour to Zwickle family points of interest in the Herndon area. Wayne offered to find a meeting place and arrange logistics. Betsey Litschner will do a power point presentation of the Zwickle history in this county. Beckey Smith will make a family tree so we can all see exactly where we fit in. Since our church in Herndon is no longer open, Kevin Litschner will schedule a Sunday morning devotion time. Dianna will pay the bills and come up with a plan to dispose of the money in the reunion treasury.

Lonny (with a little prodding and a lot of assistance from his son, Adam) established a Zwickle Allacher family home page on Facebook. Right after its creation, Michelle sparked interest in the page when she posted a lot of precious pictures that some of us had never seen before.

The Zwickle/Allacher family tree information is still posted at this location:

Phyllis D. Nicholson
2116 Pheasant Lane
Salina, KS 67401
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Family Photos

  • Reunion 2003 (686 KB)
    Wilma Steier, Debbie and Curtis Steier
  • Reunion 2003 (646 KB)
    Gary Zwickle, Golda Zwickle, Dianna Meissner
  • Reunion 2003 (713 KB)
    Larry Zwickle, Ronnie Zwickle
  • Reunion 2003 (657 KB)
    LeRoy & Dianna Meissner with daughters; Shauna Fischer and Allysha; Sherri VanPelt, Tyler, Trevor, and Ryan
  • Reunion 2003 (618 KB)
    Larry Zwickle and Devan Siegfried
  • Reunion 2005 (91 KB)
    Abigail Schneider
  • Reunion 2003 (790 KB)
    Barbara and Bill Rummel, Pattie Siegfried, Devan and Alex Siegfried
  • Reunion 2005 (87 KB)
    Harry's family: Gary Zwickle; Kevin, Allysha, and Shauna Fischer; Dianna Meissner, Golda Zwickle, LeRoy Meissner
  • Thanksgiving 2003 (1060 KB)
    Lora Zwickle and family
  • Reunion 2005 (77 KB)
    Herman's family: Larry Zwickle, Tammy Segelquist, and Ronald Zwickle
  • Reunion 2004 (85 KB)
    Debbie Fanders, Viola Castens, Mary and Kathy Schneider
  • Reunion 2005 (103 KB)
    Irene's family.
  • Reunion 2005 (312 KB)
    Albert's family: Sandra Cardwell
  • Reunion 2006 (15 KB)
    Gary Zwickle and Lora Zwickle
  • Reunion 2006 (128 KB)
    Bill and Barbara Rummel
  • Reunion 2004 (74 KB)
    Larry Zwickle cooking.
  • Reunion 2004 (81 KB)
    Larry Zwickle, Ronny Zwickle, Lonnie and Susan Zwickle
  • Reunion 2006 (85 KB)
    Patty Sigfried with Devan and Alexandra Spalding
  • Reunion 2006 (82 KB)
    Golda Zwickle and Dianna Meissner
  • Reunion 2004 (42 KB)
    Golda Zwickle
  • Reunion 2006 (95 KB)
    Lora Zwickle and Elijah Miller
  • Reunion 2004 (44 KB)
    Phyllis Nicholson
  • Reunion 2006 (98 KB)
    Albert and Beckey Smith
  • Reunion 2004 (44 KB)
    Bill and Barbara Rummel
  • Reunion 2006 (83 KB)
    Amy Zwickle
  • Reunion 2006 (94 KB)
    Wayne and Phyllis Zwickle
  • Reunion 2004 (57 KB)
    Kevin and Betsey Litscher with their children, Becky, Charlene, and Joshua
  • Reunion 2006 (121 KB)
    Zayne Godbout and Tom Zwickle
  • Reunion 2006 (79 KB)
    Larry Zwickle conducting the auction
  • Reunion 2006 (69 KB)
    Phyllis Nicholson
  • Reunion 2006 (103 KB)
    Tom Zwickle
  • Reunion 2002 (31 KB)
    Bill and Barbara Rummel
  • Reunion 2002 (23 KB)
    Patty Sigfried, Devan and Alex Spalding
  • Reunion 2002 (15 KB)
    Larry Zwickle conducting an auction
  • Reunion 2004 (50 KB)
    Kevin and Betsey Litscher and their children Beckey, Charlene, and Joshua
  • Reunion 2002 (112 KB)
    Rachel, Bonnie, and Tim Nicholson
  • Reunion 2002 (11 KB)
    Ron Zwickle, Renee and Timothy Miller
  • Reunion 2004 (57 KB)
    Josh Litscher and Pat Zwickle
  • Reunion 2002 (55 KB)
    Marvin and Penney Turley
  • Reunion 2004 (68 KB)
    Josh and Kevin Litscher and Devan Siegfried
  • Reunion 2002 (20 KB)
    Bill and Barbara Rummell and their grandchildren.
  • Reunion 2004 (94 KB)
    Wayne Schow and Kathy Schneider
  • Reunion 2006 (99 KB)
    Taylor Godbout
  • Reunion 2002 (19 KB)
    Kevin and Betsey Litscher with their children: Becky, Charlene, and Joshua
  • Reunion 2004 (61 KB)
    Kathy Schneider, Wayne Schow, and Josh and Keven Litscher
  • Reunion 2006 (105 KB)
    Avery Miller
  • Reunion 2004 (95 KB)
    Mary and Kathy Schneider
  • Reunion 2006 (97 KB)
    Lori and Zayne Godbout
  • Reunion 2006 (103 KB)
    Tim and Renee Miller with Avery and Elijah
  • Reunion 2004 (65 KB)
    Eating watermelon--Beckey Litscher and Devan Siegfried
  • Reunion 2006 (106 KB)
    Barbara Rummell, Al and Beckey Smith, and Patty Sigfried
  • Reunion 2004 (67 KB)
    Devan Siegfried, Beckey Litscher, Tim Miller, Patti Siegfried, and unidentified
  • Reunion 2006 (100 KB)
    Gary Zwickle
  • Reunion 2006 (63 KB)
    Ron Zwickle
  • Reunion 2006 (103 KB)
    Lora Zwickle
  • Reunion 2006 (96 KB)
    Albert Smith
  • Reunion 2006 (117 KB)
    Wayne Zwickle and Lori Godbout
  • Reunion 2002 (27 KB)
    Becky and Albert Smith and daughter, Shelly
  • Reunion 2002 (24 KB)
    Viola Castens
  • Reunion 2002 (27 KB)
    Doug and Karen Miller with children: Jessica, Andrew, and Crystal
  • Reunion 2002 (32 KB)
    Larry and Pat Zwickle
  • Reunion 2002 (533 KB)
    Phyllis Nicholson
  • Reunion 2004 (73 KB)
    Ronnie's granddaughter
  • Reunion 2002 (520 KB)
    Lora Zwickle
  • Reunion 2003 (77 KB)
    Lora Zwickle and Phyllis Nicholson
  • Reunion 2003 (69 KB)
    Gary Zwickle
  • Reunion 2006 (107 KB)
    Larry and Pat Zwickle
  • Reunion 2003 (584 KB)
    Marge and Wayne Schomburg
  • Reunion 2005 (780 KB)
    Cousins. Gary Zwickle, Bill Rummel, Phyllis Nicholson, Larry Zwickle, Viola Castens, Dianna Meissner, Sandra Cardwell, Ronnie Zwickle, Wayne Zwickle. Missing--Mike Zwickle and Lonny Zwickle
  • Reunion 2006 (71 KB)
    Kathy and Mike Schneider
  • Reunion 2003 (681 KB)
    Barbara Rummel, Patti Siegfried and her daughters, Devan and Alex
  • Reunion 2005 (95 KB)
    Another picture of the cousins
  • Reunion 2006 (66 KB)
    Debbie Fanders
  • Reunion 2005 (84 KB)
    Albert Smith
  • Reunion 2006 (76 KB)
    Viola Castens
  • 2007 Reunion (1090 KB)
    Larry Zwickle, auctioneer for the traditional money raising auction.
  • Reunion 2005 (101 KB)
    Walter's family: Front row, Lora Zwickle and Phyllis Nicholson. Back row, Wayne, Phyllis, and Amy Zwickle
  • 2007 Reunion (1089 KB)
    Walter Zwickle family: Wayne, Phyllis, and Amy Zwickle; Lori Zwickle and her children, Zayne and Taylor Godbout; Lora Zwickle, and Phyllis Nicholson
  • 2007 Reunion (1486 KB)
    Herman Zwickle family: Larry and Patricia Zwickle; Ronnie Zwickle, Tami Segelquist.
  • 2007 Reunion (1448 KB)
    Irene Rummel family: Barbara and Bill Rummel, Viola Castens, Pattie Seigfried and her two children, Devan and Alex.
  • 2007 Reunion (1541 KB)
    Harry Zwickle family: Golda Zwickle; LeRoy and Diane Meissner; Shauna Fischer and her daughter Allyscha.
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