Annual Reunion

Dear KKC Reunion members:

May 8, 2021

Dear Kolb-Kulp-Culp Family Reunion Members:

We hope this note finds you well and, hopefully, in the process of being vaccinated or at least scheduled for it. But due to the continued uncertainty of virus outbreaks and level of vaccinations, we are again cancelling our annual reunion in June 2021.  Hopefully we will be able to meet in-person next year on June 12, 2022.

Jack wishes to thank the 100 of you that verified your address and/or email address last year.  With that and other searches, the list has been whittled down to 353 from 484, but the list still has over 190 contacts that either have not attended nor any other contact with the association in the last 10 years. If you have not contacted Jack over the last few years, please do so to prevent being dropped from our mailing list.

Our website, www.kolb-kulp-culp.org, was recently upgraded to WordPress, thanks to the work by Mark Moyer!  Look for some changes and additions to it over the next year, like old programs, articles of interest for Kolb Genealogy, etc.  We have also opened a Facebook Page and hope to work on that in the next year as well.  Thanks to Jackie Oberholtzer for doing that.

The Kolb DNA Project, started by Glenn Landis, has merged with a Culp DNA Project, (it is now the Kolb Culp Surname on FamilyTreeDNA.com) in hopes of expanding the participants to potentially find others with similar DNA lines.  It will now appear as the Kolb Culp DNA Project. Contact Jack if you would like more details and he can put you in contact with the other administrators that have a better knowledge of the process.

Finally, please remember us with your donations, as the website costs about $150 per year and mailings about $500 per year. Mark still has some Kolb Crest tiles, T-shirts, and Kulp mugs for sale too, so contact Jack if you are interested.  If you would like to help with the website or anything else, please let us know.

Sincerely, The Kolb-Kulp-Culp Family Reunion, Jack Oberholtzer, 215-534-0194, jeoberho@comcast.net

93rd Annual Kolb, Kulp, Culp Family Reunion

Sunday June 13th 2021 at 12:30 PM

 CANCELED

Lower Skippack Mennonite Church

Evansburg and Meetinghouse Roads, near Skippack,

See this Google site for the location:

Click here for a Google map

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Featured Speaker will be:

Robert Wood 

Robert Wood is a lifelong educator, artist, and writer who taught English in the public schools for over 30 years. 

Bob is a past board member of the Historical Society of Montgomery County where he edited their Bulletin. He is on the Board of Directors of the Goschenhoppen Historians and an active member of that group. Additionally he is a member of  several local historical and heritage organizations and is President of the New Hanover Historical Society where he has published four books on township history which record and  interpret the local Pennsylvania Dutch folk-culture.

This Year’s Topic: 

Dielman Kolb and the Immigration Ordeal 

When the Kolbs left their Palatinate homeland for Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, little did they know of the harrowing journey ahead.  Confinement, poor living conditions, bad food and sickness on a months long sea voyage was just a start.  Then they arrived in Philadelphia to face a new set of trials.

Join us for an illustrated look into what drove the Kolbs and others to leave the Old World to undertake a hazardous journey to a new and untamed land. 

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The Free, Catered “Groaning Board” Lunch begins at 1:00 PM

Please bring your favorite sides and deserts!

Kolb, Kulp, Culp Genealogy

Donna Gerber will be available for family information

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Call or e-mail for information & Lunch Reservations

Jack Oberholtzer, Secretary

2377 Magnolia Way, Jamison, PA  18929

215 534 0194 or

Jeoberho@comcast.net