135 were in attendance at the Engelhardt reunion
held July 4, 1926 on the George Engelhardt lawn.
Those in attendance were Mrs. August Heckerford and
son August of Ukah, California; August Engelhardt of
Sioux Falls, S. Dakota; Mrs. Hattie Baumgart, sons
Ray, Arthur and Merle of Owatonna, Minn.; Mr. and
Mrs. Emil Buck of Calmar; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rasmussen
and son of Britt, Mr. and Mrs. Harper and two
children of Ventura; Mrs. August Doerring, Raymond
and Evelyn of Kenosha, Wisconsin; Mrs. Harry Koth and
son Gordon Lewis of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; Mr.
and Mrs. Will Krambeer and son Roy of Rudd, Iowa; Mr.
and Mrs. Lance Candee of Clermont; Mr. and Mrs. Frank
O'Brien of McGregor; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Garms and son
& Mr. and Mrs. Walter Garms of Monona; Mrs. Mary
Engelhardt of Farmersburg; Mrs. Minnie Engelhardt of
St. Olaf; Mr. and Mrs. Asa Candee and Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Johnke of Postville; Grandma Krambeer, Robt.
Collins family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krambeer, Louis,
John Jr., and Ben Krambeer families, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Engelhardt, Mrs. Hazel Schroeder and children,
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Engelhardt, Misses Jeanette Schulth
and Susan Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Engelhardt and
family - all of Luana; Herb Ihre family, Mr. and Mrs.
Geraghty, Mr. and Mrs. John Engelhardt, Mrs. Emma
John of Monona; Rudolph Engelhardt and family, Arno
Engelhardt, Hy Gilster, Chas Reincke, Henry
Engelhardt and Ed Kurth families of Farmersburg; Mr.
and Mrs. Turner of Elkader and Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Wilke of Clayton Center. A splendid picnic dinner was
served and a fine time reported by all.
~Postville Herald, Thursday July 8, 1926;
Luana news column
~photo & news article were contributed by Sharyl
The photo was in my grandmother's photo album.
(Dorothy Reincke Groth of Postville, Allamakee
county) Her father, Charles Reincke attended the
reunion. The news article was not with the photo. I
found the newspaper article later, which gave the
family reunion location to be at the George
Engelhardt home, which was near Luana, Clayton co.
Iowa. I am assuming that the photo was taken during
the reunion. There are no names written on the photo.
Who may be in the photo:
1. August Engelhardt may be sitting next to the
man with the cane
2. Gertrude Krambeer is the woman with the short
sleeves talking to the turned man. ~ID from Roy
Krambeer, see also note #7
3. Will Krambeer & son Roy (man in the white
shirt with the boy in his lap) are sitting on the
ground in front of #2, Gertrude Krambeer. ~ID by Roy
4. Minnie Engelhardt is the first woman on the
left in the second row
5. The woman on the left in the second row is
Minnie Krambeer Collins
6. George Engelhardt may be standing behind the
man with the cane and to the left in the photo.
-"I think John Engelhardt is the
gentleman standing behind and to the left of the
man with the cane. I could be wrong but we have a
picture of John and Reka and it does look like
him." from Henrietta Engelhardt, 09/15/06
7. Mrs. George Engelhardt is nee Emma
Meyer. She might be the woman with the short sleeves
talking to the man who is turned towards her
-See Will Krambeer note for Gertrude Krambeer
-I previously had Mrs. George Engelhardt as Cora
A. Baldwin. Cora Baldwin Engelhardt was married
to George Charles Engelhardt in 1902, but they
did not live in Luana & were not at the
reunion. There is another George Engelhardt who
did live in the Luana vicinity.
-"Mrs. George Engelhardt, my
great-grandmother was Emma Meyer." from
Carol Meyer Willingham, March 2009
8. I have received conflicting ID's for the man
with the cane.
-He may be Henry Engelhardt & the woman
next to him his wife Reka or his sister Augusta.
-Roy Krambeer, the grandson of John Krambeer has
ID'd the man with the cane as John Krambeer &
the woman beside the man with the cane as Augusta
Englehardt Krambeer. A note from Jan, Roy's
daughter: "My dad is 87, but has excellent
eye sight. Dad looks just like the man with the
cane. The problem here is that John Krambeer is
not listed as being in attendance at the reunion.
Dad knew both of his grandparents; in fact, he
stayed at their house at various times in his
youth, so maybe he knows what he is talking
-Ed Engelhardt has ID'd the man with the cane as
Henry Engelhardt, his great grandfather. "We
have a few period photos from the Clayton Co Iowa
location that show Henry."