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ANYONE INTERESTED IN A KETTENRING/CATRON/KETRON etc.??, IF SO, READ! AND CONTACT ME ASAP.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN A KETTENRING/CATRON/KETRON etc.??, IF SO, READ! AND CONTACT ME ASAP.

Posted: 9 May 2002 9:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Quite a few people have been inquiring about a Kettenring/Catron/Ketron etc. family reunion. It has been 5 or 6 years since we have had one, so I thought I might try to get one organized, if, I have enough response from people who are interested in coming. As most of you probably know, it takes a good bit of work to get a reunion organized, so I don't want to spend the time & energy (of which I have very little these days) on this endeavor, if we are only going to have a handful of people interested.

The last few times when we had a Kettenring family reunion, although we had several folks in attendance, most of them were from the local area and not many from out the state, or the county, for that matter. I would hope to change that this time and get folks to come from all over the country. In fact, if any of you know descendants that still live in Germany, that you would like to invite, that would be great as well.

So here is the tentative plan. This reunion will be for all decendants and allied families of the
Kettenring/Kettering/Ketring/Cattron/Catron/Ketron/Katron (and all other spellings of the name) family, Since my direct line ancestors wound up in Sullivan County, Tennessee, and since that is where I grew up and still have family and friends, that is where I would propose that we hold it. Since it is too late to plan it for this year, I also propose to have this next summer (2003), preferably before it gets to hot. I am open to suggestions on a time etc. My thoughts are maybe to hold this over a two day
weekend and to have one day, or part of a day set aside for those of you who want to swap genealogy information. The other day would be for socializing, eating, and getting acquainted and reacquainted with others in attendance, etc.

As all of you know, all of this will take funding. As it would not be fair for one or two people to pay for the cost of a reunion, we would need to take donations to pay for the cost. so with this in mind, please e-mail, write or phone me and let me know if you are interested and willing to share in the cost, and any other suggestions that you might have regarding a time, or other suggestions about any other activities that you would like have at the reunion.

I will wait to hear from all of you and will get back to you again to let you know what kind of response we have had & to make further plans.

Thanks and hope to hear from all of you soon.

Betty Bishop Willoughby
11353 Highway 1064
Tickfaw, La 70466
225-567-1309

Re: ANYONE INTERESTED IN A KETTENRING/CATRON/KETRON etc.??, IF SO, READ! AND CONTACT ME ASAP.

Posted: 13 Dec 2004 5:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: kettering katron catron cattron cettering kattron
hello there .. my name is Vickey Hampton.. I am a desendent for hans kettering of germany.. and it goes down to michael kettering which changed his name catron later in the yrs. then goes to charles edward catron and that is ma grategrandfather.. but the reason i am writing you this is cause we have a reunion every year in west virgina near beckly and maben west va.. we have done this for years.. many have come and gone but there are still many there that can remember back and tell great story.. but where we have it is called twin falls west va.. we have a great time and make a whole weekend out of it .. usually around laborday .. but if you want more information contact me and i can get you the info on where when and who to call if you wanna camp out with us or so forth and so on .. we always have a great time and camp out of rent the cabins which some of our family (catrons) work there and give a good discount for us cuz there are so many.. thinking it was like 13 dollars for us to camp out the whole weekend there ... we have ppl from tenn and neb, ky and indiana and cali come each year.. but some are older and might not make it to too many more... but if you want more info please contact me at torilynnNbella@aol.com thano you and you all have a great time and merry christmas

Re: ANYONE INTERESTED IN A KETTENRING/CATRON/KETRON etc.??, IF SO, READ! AND CONTACT ME ASAP.

Donald Umberger (View posts)
Posted: 30 Dec 2004 8:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: catron Kettering Kettenring Umberger Umbarger
Hi
I would like to get some info about the reunion in your msg.
I was at the reunions in Betty's msg and was the only person from the
Wythe County VA branch of the family. Maybe I can find some at your
reunion.
DESCENDANCY CHART KETTENRING FAMILY

1-- Hans Jacob KETTENRING Sr (1568-after 1615)
sp-Anna Eva ??
2-- Hans Jacob KETTENRING Jr (1635-1687)
sp-Anna Maria BICHON (1638)
3-- Johann Adam KETTENRING (1658-1702)
sp-Anna Maria FAUL (1663-1730)
4-- Johann Balthaser KETTENRING (-1746)
sp-Anna Margaretha ZIMMER (1699-1748)
5-- Johann Michael KETTENRING (America) (1735-1814)
sp-Mary Magdalene MARGUARD (America) (1747-1841)
6-- Michael CATRON Jr (1768)
sp-Margaret Wennrick VENRICK (1778-1857)
7-- Elizabeth CATRON (1795-1841)
sp-Peter HOUNSHELL (1797-1848)
8-- Elizabeth P HOUNSHELL (1838-1868)
sp-John P UMBERGER Umbarger (1837-1902)
9-- Missouria Carolina UMBERGER (1859-1936)
sp-James Harvey WHISMAN (1860-1938)
10--Bertie Flora WHISMAN (1887-1954)
sp-Charles Cassell GORDON (1882-1946)
11--Elsie Virginia GORDON (1913-1984)
sp-Perry Willis UMBERGER Umbarger (1904-1993)
<me> 12--Donald Willis UMBERGER
3-- Valentine KETTERING (1661-1730)
sp-Anna Judith LEIST
4-- Hans Adam KETTERING (America) (1697-1775)
sp-Anna Magdalena GAMPFER (America) (1705-1781)
5-- Johann Jacob KETTENRING (Also America) (1738-1821)
sp-Elizabeth ??
6-- Catherine Elizabeth KETTERING (1792)
sp-Adam KETTERING Jr (-1839)
7-- Mary Elizabeth CATRON Kettering (1818-1885)
sp-Joseph UMBERGER (1809-1882)
8-- John P UMBERGER Umbarger (1837-1902)
sp-Elizabeth P HOUNSHELL (1838-1868)
9-- Missouria Carolina UMBERGER (1859-1936)
sp-James Harvey WHISMAN (1860-1938)
10--Bertie Flora WHISMAN (1887-1954)
sp-Charles Cassell GORDON (1882-1946)
11--Elsie Virginia GORDON (1913-1984)
sp-Perry Willis UMBERGER Umbarger (1904-1993)
<me> 12--Donald Willis UMBERGER
sp-Levenia CLINE (1834-1897)
9-- Joseph Alexander UMBERGER Umbarger (1869-1933)
sp-Nora Ellen PAYNE (1875-1938)
10--Perry Willis UMBERGER Umbarger (1904-1993)
sp-Elsie Virginia GORDON (1913-1984)
<me> 11--Donald Willis UMBERGER
3-- Christian KETTENRING (1664-1750)
sp-Maria MAGDALENA (1675)
4-- Christopher KETTENRING (America) (1716-1793)
sp-Anna Marie Susanna GOSE (America) (1720)
5-- Johann Adam KETTENRING (Also America) (1748-1825)
sp-Anna Marie ETTER (1746)
6-- Adam KETTERING Jr (-1839)
sp-Catherine Elizabeth KETTERING (1792)
7-- Mary Elizabeth CATRON Kettering (1818-1885)
sp-Joseph UMBERGER (1809-1882)
8-- John P UMBERGER Umbarger (1837-1902)
sp-Elizabeth P HOUNSHELL (1838-1868)
9-- Missouria Carolina UMBERGER (1859-1936)
sp-James Harvey WHISMAN (1860-1938)
10--Bertie Flora WHISMAN (1887-1954)
sp-Charles Cassell GORDON (1882-1946)
11--Elsie Virginia GORDON (1913-1984)
sp-Perry Willis UMBERGER Umbarger (1904-1993)
<me> 12--Donald Willis UMBERGER
sp-Levenia CLINE (1834-1897)
9-- Joseph Alexander UMBERGER Umbarger (1869-1933)
sp-Nora Ellen PAYNE (1875-1938)
10--Perry Willis UMBERGER Umbarger (1904-1993)
sp-Elsie Virginia GORDON (1913-1984)
<me> 11--Donald Willis UMBERGER


Re: ANYONE INTERESTED IN A KETTENRING/CATRON/KETRON etc.??, IF SO, READ! AND CONTACT ME ASAP.

Posted: 11 Jul 2005 2:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jul 2005 2:19AM GMT
Is there a catron family reunion for 2005?

Re: ANYONE INTERESTED IN A KETTENRING/CATRON/KETRON etc.??, IF SO, READ! AND CONTACT ME ASAP.

Sharon (View posts)
Posted: 15 Oct 2005 6:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
I found, while looking through my notes, that I have listed Hans Jacob KETTENRING. He was Burgermeister of Landstuhl, Germany. He was the son-in-law of a ______ Metzel, who was also a burgermeister until 1580. He went from Germany>Penn>Virg>Tenn>Calif.

I do not know if I have helped you or not. I came acrosss the name as I was doing research on the Roser line and found one of the spouses, Maria Katharina FAUL and traced back her lines.

Re: ANYONE INTERESTED IN A KETTENRING/CATRON/KETRON etc.??, IF SO, READ! AND CONTACT ME ASAP.

Posted: 24 Jan 2007 2:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, Sharon,
My name is Kathy (Catron) Ehrman, and I grew up in Indiana where just about all my relatives still live. I've been trying to trace my line of the Catrons back as far as I can, and made it to Hans Jacob Kettenring who was born around 1568 in Landstuhl, Germany. This appears to be the SAME Hans Jacob Kettenring you mention in your message.

Your message stated that Hans Jacob was a Bergermeister in Landstuhl, which is MUCH more information that I could previously get. Thank you for that!

Another little bit of information, that you may not know, I got from my Grandpa years ago. The name Kettenring was given to "our people" by the king of Germany. Our ancestors were black smiths and made the strongest chains the king had ever seen. Because the links of these chains were twisted, they lasted longer and could take on a heavier load than other chains. According to my Grandpa, these chains were used to help the King clear the Black Forrest. We were given a family crest and the name KETTENRING. I can get a copy of that crest for you if you would like one. It shows the chain across the bottom.

I believe my line of the Kettenring/Catrons went from Virginia to Tennessee and then to Indiana.

Thanks again for the additional information. If you'd like to e-mail me directly, my address is akehrman@hotmail.com. And, yes, I married another German! :)
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