If you have Waite or Weight ancestors from the central Pa. region or have ancestors who married one please join us!
Announcement of the Waite / Weight REUNION
Saturday July 23rd 2011 State College Pa.
Reunion for all Waite / Weight families and allied families with origins in Central Pennsylvania in the early 1800s (Huntingdon, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Cambria, and Montour Counties, and others). We also hope many of our allied family lines from married females will attend. They include Waite, Weight, Wecht, Wacht, Puhl (Pool), Swires, Wallace, Biegle, McCord, Caraher, Neff, Sprankle, Musselman, Burns, Otto, Yingling, Robinson, Kennedy, Wethkencht, Dibbery, Whitaker, Widecker, Deck, Morgan, Hunter, Williams, Fleck, Burley, McMillen, McPherson, McQuillen, Ritz, Buck, Garner, Whitsel, Kyler, Hilkert, Lukeheart, Wagoner, Moore, Hunter, McFarland, Henderson, Davidson, Woomer, Tate, Sproat, and many, many others.
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
To be held in a covered pavilion in State College Pennsylvania
1:30 pm – 4 pm
Come and meet new cousins, renew old friendships, and share pictures and stories and discover more about your Waite / Weight ancestors. PLEASE RSVP required by the end of June 2011 to our local host, Bonnie Waite Walter at PBWALT@aol.com There is no cost to attend the reunion. Drinks and chips will be provided. Please bring folding chairs if you are able.
For those who can stay over Saturday night, on Sunday there will be a guided tour of some areas where our Waite / Weight Ancestors lived and are buried and an opportunity to see the wonderful gardens of Bonnie Waite Walter. On late Saturday afternoon some of us will meet for an informal, optional dinner at a local restaurant where anyone is welcome to join us.
For those who RSVP as requested by the end of June, directions to the pavilion will be provided and more information about the dinner Saturday late afternoon as well as Saturday evening and Sunday optional activities. At the reunion we will have histories available of various family lines as well as the history of the earliest Waite / Weight ancestors from Europe.
The following Waite / Weight men born between 1754 to mid-1780s were probably living in central Pennsylvania in the late 1700s to early 1800s with their families [We know for certain that Casper and John George were in the Sinking Valley area]:
(b 1754 – d1812 in Tyrone Township)
(b 1759 – d ?)
At least 8 children
John George Waite/Weight
(b 1763 – d 1830 in Antis Township)
Henry Waite/Weight Sr.
(btw 1775 to1785 – d abt 1822 buried in Marklesburg)
At least 7 children
Almost all of the 34 children listed above lived to adulthood and were brought up in Central Pennsylvania. Almost all of them were born between 1780 and 1815.
Note: If you will need a hotel room, please check State College and nearby hotels as soon as you can – hotels fill up early in the summer. More information about our reunion and the above families can be obtained from Bert Waits, firstname.lastname@example.org
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