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The James S. Ketterman Home In Urbana Was Scene of Pleasant Family Gathering on Saturday.

On last Saturday the children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Ketterman gathered at the home in Urbana for the purpose of celebrating the 57th wedding anniversary of these good people.

Arrangements were perfected to hold a family reunion every year and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Effie Ketterman, pres.; Ed L. Ketterman, vice pres,; Blanche Buckley, sec. and treas.

The day was spent in visiting and a sumptous dinner partaken of. The aged couple was made happy by the visit of their relatives and hope to be here to attend the next family gathering.

Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Drake and son Donald of Masonville, Ia; Mrs. S.A. Doty of _________; Mrs. H.P. Houser of Fort Dodge, Ia; Mrs. R.I. Buckley of Rowley, Ia; Mr. and Mrs. O.T. Cumberland and children, Mary, Alma, Merle, and Madeline; Mr. and Mrs. Ed L. Ketterman and sons James, Joseph, and Paul all of Urbana; Mr and Mrs. Walter Hepker and children Maxine, Verne, and Herman of Center Point, Ia; Effie Ketterman and daughters Hortense and Madeline Schroeder of Cedar Rapids, Ia; also Mrs. Amanda Leach of Colfax, Ia., a niece of Mr. Ketterman.

{Submitter comment: The following was taken from a newspaper article given to William and Colleen Galbreth by Phillip and Diana Shope of Greenfield, Iowa in 1997. The name of the newspaper and date of the article are unknown but it is around 1917. William and Phillip are descendents of Mrs. Amanda (Ketterman) Leach of Colfax, Ia.}
Submitted on January 27, 2001 by
Colleen Galbreth,

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