Schroder - Van Gerpen reunion
Two Families Meet at Avon j By Republic News Service i AVON — The annual Van Gerpen Gerpen and Schroder family reunion reunion was held at the Community Hall with 66 attending from 6 states. Officers elected were Elvin Elvin Popkes, president; William Schroder, vice president; and secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Lawrence Johnson. The Schroder family met at the Harold Schroder home, with all family members present for the first time in 22 years. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Schroder, and daughters and Michael Meers of Orland, 111.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schro- .der of Rapid City; Mr. and Mrs. •Bert Popkes of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Mrs. Paul Lenzer and "Mrs. Owen Baldwin of Rainer, •Ore.; Miss Frieda Schroder of 'Choteau, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. "Jerry Steen of Independence, •Iowa; and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Howard Hayward.