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Schmehl Family Association - John Schmehl pre 1920 Stonetown PA

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Re: Schmehl Family Association - John Schmehl pre 1920 Stonetown PA

Posted: 1230616049000
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My grandmother (on my mother's side) was a Schmehl. She was Alice Trout Schmehl, married to Dr. Wilson Rothermel of Reading. She could trace her Schmehl heritage to the 1740s when ancesters came to Berks County from Germany. I have a picture of the original cabin of our ancesters.

There was indeed a Schmehl Family Association located in Berks County. I recall attending a number of annual Schmehl family reunions on a property owned by the association. It was several acres located along Pricetown Road near Blandon, in Berks County, PA. I have a program of one of the early reunions. My mother was an officer in the association until the 1960s when it seemed to have disappeared. When I left home in 1964, my mother was remarking about how difficult it was to get the other officers together for meetings or to plan any future reunions.

After that time, I have no information about the association. It was obviously active during the first half of the 20th century. I suppose it would be possible to locate real estate and tax records from the 1960s to determine the disposition of the land owned by the association since I think the land may have been taken for highway construction or expansion.

I will search my files for any additional information.

Best wishes in your search,

John Stout

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