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90th annual Lantz-Stoner Reunion set for Sunday, Aug. 13

The related Lantz, Eichelberger, Patterson and Stoner families of Kendall, Kane, Will and DuPage counties will hold their 90th annual reunion on Sunday, Aug. 13, at Hudson Crossing Park on Harrison Street at the east end of the U.S. Route 34 bridge in Oswego.

The Lantz and Stoner families began their annual family reunion tradition in 1927 with separate gatherings. In 1939, the two related families decided to combine their reunions, and they’ve met on the second Sunday in August ever since. Last year, 53 family members attended.

The reunion’s traditional potluck dinner will begin at noon sharp. Those attending are invited to bring lawn chairs, a dish to pass, chicken or other meat sufficient for their family and to share, and their favorite family memorabilia to share. Table service, soft drinks, lemonade, and ice cream will be furnished. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own table service.

This is the second year the annual family reunion will be held at Hudson Crossing Park.

All members of the Lantz, Stoner, Patterson, Eichelberger, Slick, Schaal and other families related to John and Daniel Lantz, who settled in Wheatland and Naperville townships in 1850, or any descendants of Baltzer Lantz, who immigrated to Pennsylvania from the German Palatinate in 1750, are invited to attend and enjoy food and family fellowship.

Volunteers are needed to help with table setup at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Hudson Crossing Park. Call Wanda Horton at 630-947-4559 for more information or to volunteer.

For more information, call 630-554-8743 or 630-947-4559, or send an email to rnsmatile@sbcglobal.net.

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