Kaiser Reunion 2001
Otto Book Glue Party
Space Shuttle Background Sound Team
Kaiser History Tour
Picnic in the Park
Kaiser Reunion 2001 Summary
Seventy-five years ago, October 1, 1926, Lina and thirty one other Kaisers arrived in New York harbor on the ship Andania to start a new chapter in their lives. Behind them was their small village of Hillesmuhle in western Germany, before them the growing city of Hammond in northwestern Indiana. From this beginning the "family" has grown to some 300 descendents, including all the spouses.
We commemorated the 75th anniversary of this turning point in the Kaiser family history. In addition to honoring the past, we celebrated the present by creating an opportunity to get together to meet family members, both new and old. We are a fascinating and diverse lot who need to work at maintaining our awareness and appreciation of our own collective and individual stories. God has been gracious to Oma's family.