Descendants of Albert Herman Vogel and Emma Maria Phillipina Ruff Vogel met for their annual reunion at noon on Sunday, June 25, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg.

Attending from Strasburg were Dwight and Lela Ostermeier, Don and Betty Vogel, Juanita Weber, Lawrence and Shirley Stremming, Otto, Lisa, Luke and Andy Rincker; Jay, Kathy, Daniel and Kimberly Vogel. Others at the reunion were Harold and Helen Buesking of Mattoon, Keith and Margaret Hammond, Shelbyville; Evelyn Aird, Oswego; Dean and Emily Marsland, Windsor; Dale and Virginia Vogel, Neoga; Peter and Diane Bakelaar, Keogan, Rita, Evan, and Wendy, of Neoga/Japan; Kelly Buckwalter, Petrified Forest, Arizona; and Jack and Betty Vircks, Greenfield, Wisconsin.

This was the first year for the group to meet without the presence of Nita Vogel, recently deceased and the youngest and longest surviving child of Albert and Emma.

The family plans to meet again in 2007 on the traditional date, the fourth Sunday of June.

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