Annual Reunion

Dear KKC Reunion members:

We hope this message finds you well and staying safe.  Due to the current pandemic and the uncertainty of being able to safely meet together, we have decided to cancel this year’s reunion planned for June 14, 2020, hopefully to meet in 2021 on June 13th!  A post card making this announcement will go out to all on the mailing list not getting this email notification in May. 

In order to verify our member list (almost 500) and keep our mailing costs down, Jack Oberholtzer would like you to contact him at 2377 Magnolia Way, Jamison, PA  18929 or 215-534-0194 (call or text) or jeoberho@comcast.net, to confirm your mailing/email address and if you still wish to receive OR no longer wish to receive reunion emails or mailings.   

Please also remember our organization in your donations, as every little bit helps in keeping the reunion going.  Almost half of the annual $1800 reunion costs are due to printing and mailing, with the rest for the website, speaker, church rental, and caterer (about $10 per person).  Mark still has some Kolb Crest tiles, T-shirts, and Kulp mugs for sale, so contact Jack if you are interested.  We can always use help with the reunion, Kolb DNA Project and website (www.kolb-kulp-culp.org) too!. 

Thanks,

The Kolb, Kulp, Culp Association Reunion Committee

93rd Annual Reunion

Kolb, Kulp, Culp Families

Sunday June 14th 2020 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