The Isenberg Family held Reunions at Lakemont Park in Altoona from 1889 until 1937. A.R. Isenberg served as Secretary of the Family during these years. Many, but not all of his records have been passed down with a plethora of other ‘stuff’. I have taken on the title of “Keeper of the Stuff”. It really serves little purpose without being shared.
You’ll find here the programs from all but one (1919) of the Reunions. I have included a 1916 program with corrections and a note made by A.R. in preparation of the 1919 gathering, But there was no final 1919 program included in his records.
I thought the snapshots of the Lakemont Park were very interesting and reminded me of what it was like before recent destruction, and how I remember it. Sadly, somewhere in the 1980’s someone decided to cut all the beautiful trees down and turn it into an ugly and failed amusement park.
See the 1900 book section on Isenberg Reunions for more information.
Links to the Family Reunion Programs in pdf format, be patient while they load:
Reunion Commemorative Buttons and Ribbons – from top left to right:
1901 2nd Biennial Reunion Lakemont Park PA 1901
1903 Lakemont Park, Aug 15, 1903 Altoona PA
1907 Old Home Week 1827-1907 Alexandria PA
Aug 26th to Sept 1st 1907
1908 5th Annual Jubilee, Lakemont Park Aug 22, 1908
1910 3rd Triennial Reunion of the Isenberg Family Lakemon Park Altoona PA Aug 18, 1910
Oldest Building on Isenberg Homestead Carroll Co Md
1913 4th Triennial Reunion of the Isenberg Family Lakemont Park, Altoona PA Aug 28, 1913 Double Pike Creek Md
1916 Rev J.M.S.Isenberg Our Historian 5th Triennial or 7th Reunion of the Isenberg Family Lakemont Park, Altoona PA Aug 24, 1916
1919 Isenberg Reunion Lakemont Park Altoona PA Aug 31, 1919
1922 Seventh Triennial Reunion of the Isenberg Family Lakemont Park,Altoona PA Aug 31, 1922
1925 Tenth Reunion Isenberg Family Aug 27th 1925 Lakemont Park Altoona PA
1928 Eleventh Reunion of the Isenberg Family Aug 30, 1928
1931 Twelfth Reunion of the Isenberg Family Aug 27, 1931
1934 Thirteenth Reunion of the Isenberg Family Aug 23, 1934
1937 Fourteenth Reunion of the Isenberg Family Aug 19, 1937
Altoona Mirror article from September 22, 1899.
Altoona Mirror article, date unknown. Also showing 2 of the Reunion buttons from 1934/37.
Thanks to Betty Jane (Leighty) McCaa for the 2 above items.
© 1995-2012 Ginette Isenberg