2019 Brubaker Family Reunion
Mark your calendar! Come and join us *Saturday* August 3rd at 11:00am!
Come and join us for our 97th annual Brubaker Family Reunion in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, PA!
On the land of the original property patented and warranted from William Penn to Hans Brubaker, you will find our meeting place, Bachman Hall, on the campus of Homestead Village Retirement Community. Located at 633 Community Way, our event is at the east end of Homestead Village, and near the Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ.
This year we are pleased to have Darvin L. Martin, a cousin from the ‘A’ branch of the family, as our featured speaker. He will be speaking on the topic of “The Early Brubaker Immigrants and Native Americans”.
In his presentation he will direct us through the dynamics of early Brubakers and other Swiss German immigrants as they settled in Lancaster County among a population of Native Americans who lived here for thousands of years. Darvin’s presentation will focus on Native Americans in the local context, and the various interactions as Europeans began to settle in the region of what is now Lancaster County.
In addition, we have a special guest joining us this year all the way from Southern California! Cousins David Floyd Brubaker and his son Jay Lloyd Brubaker will be visiting with us! David will be sharing about his father Lloyd Burkholder Brubaker (later known by his Hollywood stage name of Jay Lloyd) in his presentation: “From Lancaster to Los Angeles… A Story That Could Only Happen in Hollywood.”
We also are pleased to introduce our third speaker, cousin David Brubacher from Cookstown, ON with us, visiting on behalf of our cousins in Canada! He will be speaking to the assembly about “Brubachers and Canada as a Land of Opportunity”. His presentation will tell of the “A” and “D” branches of the larger Brubacher-Brubaker family who migrated from Lancaster County, PA and settled in the Waterloo area in the 1800’s.
Be sure to come and join us on August 3rd, and bring photos and memorabilia to show! Take the time to join us and renew relationships and make new ones too!
There is no fee to attend the event. An optional lunch is available for $11 per person. We will gladly take walk-ins; however, if you desire to purchase lunch we encourage you to click on the button below to make your reservation.
*For the last year or two we have been meeting on Saturday (instead of the usual Sunday) so people who visit from outside the Lancaster area can have more time over the weekend to visit other sites and venues in Lancaster County.