I was reminded of this wonderful family photograph this week after learning of the passing of Reta (Philp) Carrigan, a descendant of Benjamin Climenhaga, who was kind enough to share it with me. It is a family reunion of the descendants of Benjamin Climenhaga that occurred in 1932 at the home of his son Emerson Climenhaga.
Top row (L to R) – Olive Philp, Emily (Ruegg) Saylor w/son Robert, Dorothy (Philp) Main, Mildred Climenhaga, Marion Climenhaga w/dau Doris, Daniel Climenhaga w/son Arden, Dale Climenhaga, Ruth Carver w/dau Shirley, Lottie (Climenhaga) Asper w/dau Barbara, Catherine Climenhaga, Bert Climenhaga.
Middle Row (L to R) – Ernest Climenhaga w/son Lloyd, Emerson Climenhaga, Benjamin Climenhaga, Esther (Climenhaga) Philp, Claude Philp w/dau Patricia, Glen Climenhaga w/dau Shirley, John Emerson Ruegg w/son Lorne, Gladys Climenhaga.
Bottom Row (L to R) – Arthur Climenhaga, Emerson Climenhage*, Leona Carver, Helen Saylor, Evelyn Carver, Mary Lou Asper, Alice Climenhaga, Paul Ruegg, Howard Ruegg, Rosena Carver.