Gauer Reunion Photos

revised Aug 30 2017

2017 Report

The Gauer family held its 87th annual reunion at Rice Care Center in Willmar on Sunday, August 13, 2017.
26 people attended and thoroughly enjoyed the pot luck, fellowship, pictures and displays. Candid Pictures by Gary Gauer:

link to... Pictures 2017 Reunion

Reunion Photos from The fifties and sixties have been scanned. These are from cousin Ruby Watson's collection.

link to Pictures fifties and sixties Reunions

2016 Report

The Gauer family held its 86th annual reunion at Independence Place in Willmar on Sunday, August 14, 2016.
30 people attended and thoroughly enjoyed the pot luck, fellowship, pictures and displays. Family Group Pictures by Dennis Benson:

link to... Pictures 2016 Reunion

2015 Report

The Gauer family held its 85th annual reunion at Independence Place in Willmar on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
38 people attended and thoroughly enjoyed the pot luck, fellowship, pictures and displays. Candid Pictures by Dennis Benson:

link to...Candid Pictures 2015 Reunion

2014 Report

The Gauer family held its 84th annual reunion at Independence Place in Willmar on Sunday, August 10, 2014.
35 people attended and thoroughly enjoyed the pot luck, fellowship, pictures and displays. Candid Pictures by Dennis Benson:

link to...Candid Pictures 2014 Reunion

2013 Report

The Gauer family held its 83rd annual reunion at the United Lutheran Church on Sunday, August 11, 2013.
20 people attended and thoroughly enjoyed the pot luck, fellowship, pictures, DVD slideshows and displays.

These reunions have been snapshots of the lives of (the Gauer 8), our parents generation and 42 Gauer, Watson, Linden, Anderstrom,and Strand cousins.
At this point, 22 of us cousins are still alive.

Your attendance is needed to continue this tradition.

link to...Candid Pictures 2013 Reunion

2012 Report

The Gauer family held its 82nd annual reunion at the United Lutheran Church on Sunday, August 12, 2012.
39 people attended and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful space to have the gathering. We used the DVD player and large TV monitor to show a new slideshow of family history featuring photos from collections of Uncle Leo and cousins Warren and Leone.

link to...Candid Pictures 2012 Reunion

2011 Report

The Gauer family held its 81st annual reunion at the United Lutheran Church on Sunday, August 14, 2011. 44 people attended and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful space to have the gathering. We used the new DVD player and large TV monitor to show our slideshow of family history photos. We welcomed cousin Jack Gauer of Billings MT for attending his first Reunion. We are again encouraged to plan for next year.

link to...Candid Pictures 2011 Reunion

2010 Report

The 2010 reunion was held on Sunday August 8, 2010 at the United Lutheran Church in Lake Lillian, MN. with 25 in attendance. We enjoyed the new indoor air conditioned fellowship space on a very warm and humid day. We enjoyed the usual good pot luck meal, visited and viewed the usual albums and tree display. We showed a video slide show of pictures from Aunt Lillian's collection. We noted that some of our usual attenders were not able to come that day due to health concerns. Paul and Rhonda Anderstrom came all the way from California. Collected Income covered expenses of $100 for rent and $38 postage.

link to...Candid Pictures 2010 Reunion

2009 Report

The 2009 reunion was held at the Centennial Park in Atwater with 36 in attendance. We enjoyed a great day outside with weather far better than forecast. The family tree bulletin board was again on display. We shared a compilation of country correspondent news of the Gauer family that was found mostly in The Republican Press of Atwater on microfilm at the Minesota History Center in St Paul. Collected income was $162. Expenses were $62 and $100 added to the Fred Marker fund. The fund now has $300.

link to...Candid Pictures 2009 Reunion


2008 Report

The 2008 reunion was again a great day at Robbins Island, much the same as last year with 52 attending including several of cousin Ivan's family from Florida. The updated 2008 DVD slide show was shown. We took candid pictures of most of the attendees. Collections covered expenses of $130 plus $201 extra for the Fred Marker fund. We need another $300 to place a $500 marker on Freds Grave. We should be able to do this before the 100 year anniversary of his death.

link to...Candid Pictures 2008 Reunion


2007 Report

The 2007 reunion was again at the Guri Endreson shelter in Willmar with 71 attending. It was a great day for taking family group pictures outdoors. Uncle Leo's family was the largest family group. A DVD slide show of old pictures complete with music was shown continuously on a large screen inside.

link to...Group Pictures 2007 Reunion


2006 and earlier

The 2006 reunion was at at Robbins Island in Willmar. 45 attended and kept dry inside the Guri Endresen shelter in spite of the drizzly day.

The 2005 reunion was at the Atwater Centennial Park with 61 attending.

The 2004 reunion was at the Lake Lillian Community Center. 48 Family members from Minnesota, California, Oregon, Arizona and Kentucky, plus four visitors were present.  Several cousins shared stories with the family audience.

The 2003 reunion at Lake Lillian had attendance of 65.

The reunions of the 4 years 1999 - 2002 were in Atwater with attendance of 65, 113, 61 and 73.


20 of my cousins at the Gauer Reunion 2001

Gauer Cousins picture

The 1998 reunion was in Hutchinson along the Crow River with attendance of 91.

link to...Family Group Pictures 1998 Reunion

Reunions in the 1980s

The 1989 reunion had attendance of 83 at the Atwater Centennial Park.

link to...Candid Pictures 1989 Reunion

The 1987 reunion had attendance of 86.

link to...Candid Pictures 1987 Reunion with names

The 1986 reunion was at the Diamond Lake County Park with 100 attending.

If you look through the photos you may notice copies of the then new Gauer Family book that was prepared by cousin Ruby Watson and the late Lois Luneman.

link to...Candid Pictures 1986 Reunion

link to...Candid Pictures 1981 Reunion with names

link to Pictures fifties and sixties Reunions

Miscellaneous and Reunions in the 1930s and 1940s

The last reunion on the home place 1942.

reunion 1942


Gauer Reunion 1936

Gauer Group picture

                                               Burton      Leo                 Allie 
Rex the dog  Clarence  Otto   Axel   Lillian  Verda  Doris  Elaine  Dorothy  Esther   Glenn   Roy  Elizabeth
                                                                Calvin          Glen Jr   Darrell 
                Eleanor  Rudy   Rose Leone     Ruth    Vernon    Roger Warren        Ivan      Eugene W
Children in front:
             Carol, Lorraine, Alan, Alice, Eleanor, Eugene A, Lois, Nona, Ruby, Verlene.  
             1932 . 1928 . . 1931 . 1930 .  1932 . . 1934 . . 1931 .1926 .1925 . 1930 
Absent: Ellen and Lowell
                    1929


Roy Watson Family 1934

Watson's in Grandin, ND 1934

 Roy Watson Family in Grandin ND 1934 before moving back to Kandiyohi County, MN

      		Roy  Ruth  Doris Dorothy Elizabeth
             		Ruby  Eleanor  Gene

Watson Siblings 2005

Watsons 2005

 
      		  Ruby  Dalton  Gene  Eleanor
            Ruth	  Doris     Dorothy

Gauer Reunion 1930

4 sisters & 4 brothers

The Gauer 8 on the beach.
Twins Rose and Elizabeth, Eleanor, Lillian, Leo, Glen, Clarence, Otto


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Leo was the photographer on this view of the 1930 Reunion.
      Ellen Glen  Esther Rose+Lorraine Lillian Axel Allie+Ivan Otto Clarence  
         Rudy  Eleanor                                 Elizabeth
               Warren Vernon Calvin Leone Elaine     Verda        Burton
          Lowell                         Ruth           Nona   Ruby Roger