The Nis Nielsen family reunion consisting of the T. Kloster, J. P. Larson, H. P. Mortensen and C. P. Kloster families held their reunion at the Municipal building at Marcus, Sunday, July 8.

A picnic dinner was served at noon to about a hundred members of the family.

The Rev. L. E. Reyelts gave a short talk on family gatherings which was enjoyed by all.  Little Barbara Nielsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nielsen, sang “It Is No Secret” and all present sang the chorus.

As Rev. and Mrs. Reyelts are leaving Monday for their new home in Marysville, Calif., the group sang, “May The Lord Bless and Keep You.”

A lunch was served at the close of the afternoon.  The meeting was closed with the singing of “God Be With You Til We Meet Again.”

Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bouma, Rhonda and Kenny, Donna Nielsen, Judy Kloster, Mr. and Mrs. Niels Petersen, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Juhl.

Evalyn Petersen, Tena Miller, Dorothy Nielsen, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kloster, and Myrna, Phyllis Kloster, Mr. and Mrs. John Nielsen and Dennis.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reinholdt, C. P. Kloster, Rita Bleasdell, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Bleasdell, Arnold Kroese, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lund, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Miller.

Mrs. James Petersen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kloster and Duane, Mr. and Mrs. Nis N. Kloster and family.

T. Kloster, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Andersen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Betten and Sandra.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Garvin and family, Mr. and Mrs. Niels Kloster and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nielsen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Juhl and family.

Mrs. Ray Juhl and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Grey and family, Mr. and Mrs. Nis Mortensen, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lassen, Mr. and Mrs. Morten Mortensen.

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Mohning and family, Mr. and Mrs. Axel Petersen, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bouma and Karen, Joyce Mortensen, Lois Mortensen, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Lassen and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Niels A. Mortensen and family, Eva Andersen, Jeanne Hinde, Wayne Mortensen, Edna Kloster, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kloster, Floyd Miller, Delmar Kloster.

Rev. and Mrs. L. E. Reyelts, Mrs. Mary Gresse, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reyelts, Paul Reyelts and Lois Reyelts, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Marquard.

Peter Mortensen, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kunath and Ruthie, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wallinga, Janet and Pat.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Larson, La Verne Kloster, Carol Ann Kloster, Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Johnson, Denise and Nancy Jean.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, July 10, 1951


Nis Nielsen Reunion

     The Danish descendents of Nis and Herlig Nielsen will gather at the Beck Park shelter house, Remsen, on July 9th for their 57th annual family reunion.  The 12:30 p.m. pot-luck dinner will be followed by a family meeting and group-singing. Hosts for the event are the Stan and Blanche Mohning family and the Russ and Marie Andersen family.
     Nis Nielsen (born 1834) and Herlig Jespersen Lund Nielsen (born 1837) emigrated from Skrydstrup,  Denmark in 1883 and settled in Fredonia Township, Plymouth County with their four daughters (four other children having died in the homeland).  They were charter members of the Danish Lutheran Church built in 1898 in section 27 of Fredonia Township. The four main branches of the family include descendents of daughters Engeborg Nielsen Larson, Maren Nielsen Mortensen, Christine Nielsen Kloster and Anna Sophia Nielsen Kloster.  All family members and visitors are encouraged to attend.  

Source: Press Release
Nis Nielsen Reunion
By Linda Mohning