Since abt 6/99 I have been researching the families of: Patrick OConnell from Doon, Ireland born abt 1820; Andrew Meyer from Ottersweier,Baden,Germany born abt 1848; Patrick Gayton from Memramcook, New Brunswick,Canada born abt 1760 in Ireland; Johann Gieson (Giesen) from Grafeld, Hannover, Germany born abt 1780; Michael Kelly from near Drogheda,County Meath,Ireland born abt 1835.
The 2003 O'Connell Family Reunion was "staged" on July 26, 2003 at West Chester, PA. Cuz Beau won "Closest to the Keg" award....
The 2004 O'Connell Family Reunion was held in Tom's River, NJ this summer. Yes, once again, Cuz "Beau" won "Closest To The Keg" award. (Must be that when he had his hip replaced, he had a magnet installed....)
The 2005 OConnell Family Reunion was held at Sea Isle City
The 2007 OConnell Family Reunionwas held at Sea Isle City
The 2009 OConnell Family reunion was held in Manahawkin, NJ. This year we met "new cousins", descendants of Bridget OConnell of Doon , Ireland, ej & Aaron George of Troy, NY.
The 2011 OConnell Family reunion, again in Manahawkin, NJ, was postponed 1 week due to hurricane Irene. As a result, we missed meeting another "new cousin", Peter % Ann Connell, of Rock Hill , MD., descendants of Patrick Connell of Doon, Ireland