Rising Sun is celebrating its 200th
Anniversary this year. The Detmer Family has been a part of that story
for 149 of those
years. Fred W. and Florentine Detmer along with their children and
a nephew arrived in Rising Sun in 1865. They married, had
children, helped organize the Rising Sun German Reformed Church
and became U.S. Citizens.
From these few brave people who left their homeland for a better life over 800 direct descendants can be numbered. No longer
concentrated in Rising Sun, “Detmers” have spread throughout the U.S. and other countries. We have a story to tell!
The reunion will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 110 S. Walnut Street, Rising
Sun. The gathering will be in the basement social hall. Please bring a covered dish to share. Plates, silverware, cups and
drinks will be provided.
Please bring up-to-date information about your
family such as: names, births, deaths and marriages. We will be
information to update the extensive Detmer Family Tree. Old family
photos are greatly appreciated. A scanner will be onsite
so photos can be returned immediately.
“The History of the Detmer Family” written by
Don Foss will be available along with other items. If you are unable to
but have information you would like to submit, or if you have any
questions, please contact Susan Detmer Oshnock at 404-863-0806
or by email at email@example.com.\