“Each of us has been warmed by fires we did not build.
Each of us has been nourished by wells we did not dig!” Author Unknown
A Family Reunion is a wonderful event. There are just a few challenges that immediately follow on the heels of the flickering desire to want one…I know, I know!!
Know the desire is more than half the game plan; the wondrous desire to reverence those who have gone before, those who are with us and those who will come after us is simply sublime!
Technology at the speed of thought is an asset but taking baby steps in ordering the data that these assets set in motion will now guide you through these pages!
God bless your little heart as He also loves Family Reunions and has planned for each of us the grandest of them all upon entering Eternal Life!
JOSEPH HENSGENS HOST FAMILY INVITED TO:
1) MAKE CONTACT/SAVE THE DATE!
We email to you the seven family ‘GENERATION EXCEL’ listing Individual Family Members numbered, full name, generation designated by color, Direct Descendant underlined, birth/death year/age at death, physical address, city, state, # home/cell & email.
2) THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE REUNION:
We offer to email the entire JHensgens Family: a kind request for ‘UPDATED DATA’ since the last reunion which includes: full names and dates of marriages, adoption/births. A deadline is included!
3) ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE REUNION:
We email to the Host Family Reunion Coordinator FOUR ATTACHMENTS for printing to be slipped into the ‘Mass Booklets’ for reunion keepsake:
1) Compiled ‘Updated Data’ per Family: Marriage, Adoption/Births
2) ‘Necrology: List of Our Dearly Deceased’ EXCEL 1909 to current year
3) Family Totals: Living Members, Deceased Members, Direct Descendants and Generation #
4) ‘Whose Turn Is It Anyway!’ (1984 to 2031!)
(FYI for your printing purpose: 2007/Arthur Avenue: 140 attendees, 2009/Raymond, LA: 165 attendees, 2011/Roberts Cove: 190 attendees, 2013/Roberts Cove: 82 attendees, 2015/Welsh, LA: 141 attendees. 2017/Roberts Cove: attendees)
4) We offer to have for your designated greeting tables seven ‘Sign-in Family Binders!’ This is the template for summarizing names, updated contact information, attendance, data totals to include any updated data post-deadline for this current Reunion! Tis a beautiful compilation!
Post-Reunion … I ‘Spread Da Word’!
Every other year the updated ‘Heinrich Hensgens Family Chronicle Main Page’
is forwarded to descendants of the ‘Grand Families’ (immediate, extended, greater and grand!) of the House of Hensgens, Tellers, Reiners, Knoben and Historical and Genealogical Libraries…it goes out for all from there!!! Wonderful!
And they are:
Joseph and Anna Gertrude Reiners-Hensgens Family Reunions ~
God of our ancestors, help us cling to You!
Hosted every other year by one of the six families:
1) Christian Joseph, 2) Catherine Frances, 3) Anna Gertrude, 4) Barbara Leona,
5) Nicholas Anthony and 6) Clarice Jeanette
1st Reunion June 1984 ~ Anna Gertrude Hensgens-Monlezun, Lake Arthur, LA!
2nd - September 1, 1985 ~ Catherine Frances Hensgens-Habetz, Raymond, LA
3rd- September 27, 1987 ~ Christian Joseph Hensgens, Mowata, LA
4th- July 9, 1989 ~ Clarice Jeanette Hensgens-Gauthreaux, Thibodaux, LA
5th- July 14, 1991 ~ Barbara Leona Hensgens-Berken, Lake Arthur, LA
6th- July 11, 1993 ~ Nicholas Anthony Hensgens, Rayne, LA
7th- July 15, 1995 ~ Anna Gertrude Hensgens-Monlezun, Lake Arthur, LA
8th- June 22, 1997 ~ Catherine Frances Hensgens-Habetz, Raymond, LA
9th- June 13, 1999 ~ Christian Joseph Hensgens, Mowata, LA
10th- August 19, 2001~ Clarice Jeanette Hensgens-Gauthreaux, Thibodaux, LA
11th- July 20, 2003 ~ Barbara Leona Hensgens-Berken, Welsh, LA
12th- July 24, 2005 ~ Nicholas Anthony Hensgens, Rayne, LA
13th- April 22, 2007 ~ Anna Gertrude Hensgens-Monlezun, Lake Arthur, LA
14th- June 28, 2009 ~ Catherine Frances Hensgens-Habetz, Raymond, LA
15th- April 17, 2011 ~ Christian Joseph Hensgens, Roberts Cove, LA
16th- April 21, 2013 ~ Clarice Jeanette Hensgens-Gauthreaux, Roberts Cove, LA
17th – June 14, 2015 ~ Barbara Leona Hensgens-Berken-Smaihall, Welsh, LA
18th – 30 April 2017 ~ Nicholas Anthony Hensgens, Roberts Cove, LA
19th - 2019 ~ Anna Gertrude Hensgens-Monlezun, Lake Arthur, LA
20th - 2021 ~ Catherine Frances Hensgens-Habetz
21st - 2023 ~ Christian Joseph Hensgens
22nd - 2025 ~ Clarice Jeanette Hensgens-Gauthreaux
23rd - 2027 ~ Barbara Leona Hensgens-Berken-Smaihall
24th - 2029 ~ Nicholas Anthony Hensgens
25th - 2031 ~ Anna Gertrude Hensgens-Monlezun
Could-it-be … A ‘Virtual’ Really-Grand-Hensgens Family Reunion! … in addition to our ‘Real- Time Reunion’ of course!!
Whom: Heinrich Hensgens, 1600 to Generation XYZ coordinating with requisite ‘Family Data Coordinators’ the world over!
How: Engage all digital devices of every sort like ‘in a Cloud!’
(Only The Father knows what will be with all things digital and its accessibility!!)
Where: Global as the ‘Grand Family’ is global but especially ‘on location’ from:
1) Ancestral Heimatland of Geilenkirchen, Germany - Dirk Vollmer
2) German Heritage Museum, Roberts Cove, LA/USA - Lawrence Cramer,
and Philip Fabacher
3) My ‘Ancestral Home of Origin’ (1904) from The German Room, Lake Arthur, LA/USA
…obviously in process!
LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT!