Standing (L-R): Margie Walton, Ruth Oberg, Jena Oberg, Dean Oberg, Bill Litz, Amy Niswanger, Brad Oberg, Heather Oberg, Erik Oberg, Michelle Crandall,
Leo Figini, John L. Oberg, Susie Stenson, Bill Stenson
Seated (L-R): Georgia Litz, Lynn Oberg, John Oberg, Lucy Oberg, Ryan Oberg, Kathy Figini, Joyce Saxton
The Oberg Family Reunion was held on Saturday & Sunday, July 18-19, 2009. We got together at Bemus Point and Jamestown, New York. Overall we had about 25 family members attend. Included were:
Everyone had a great time at the Saturday and Sunday events (see the Breakfast, the Festival, Dinner and Brunch links above for pictures). We again felt a really strong family bond, even though some of us were meeting face to face for the first time. It has been great to get together with the larger Oberg/Åberg family group, including all descendents of Sven Henric Åberg. We always have fun visiting with cousins from all over the US and meeting recently discovered cousins in person. We appreciated the effort by many of the out-of-town family to attend.
We are already really looking forward to 2011 when we may be visited by several cousins from Sweden! We are planning some very special things for 2011, don't miss it! Mark off July 15-17, 2011 on your calendar right now, and tell bosses, friends and family that you'll be in Jamestown, NY that weekend.
New Family Project Started
Through the generosity of Margie Oberg Walton we have started a new fund to place bronze markers on the unmarked graves of family members. Many of them went unmarked because they were the last in their particular branch or hard times prevented the expense. We will chose a candidate each year (subject to funds availability), starting with the oldest ancestors first, and then rotate through the family branches, starting with the oldest sibling's branch of Sven Henrik Åberg's family. We are working on a list of known unmarked family graves. Please contact Dean Oberg if you would like to contribute to this effort or know of an unmarked family grave.