Misenheimer Family Reunion
It is believed that most of the Misenheimers of the US are descendants of Johann Jakob Meisenheimer, the first known American Misenheimer. He came to Pennsylvania from Germany in 1743 and later, about 1775, moved to present day Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina with his family. Nearby St. John’s Lutheran Church was the family church and in 1999 the descendants erected a granite and bronze memorial to Johann and his family in the church cemetery.
Several other Meisenheimers immigrated to America generally in the 1860’s and 70’s mostly to mid-state Illinois.
We emphasize that this is a reunion for ALL Misenheimers and marriage related families. It is not just applicable to only one small group from a small limb of the family tree, but for ALL on the total tree that was first planted in America in 1743, so to say.
Any descendants of the 1860's Meisenheimer immigrants are also warmly welcome as we may well be related prior to 1743 in Germany.
This will be our 29th reunion.
The Reunion again will be at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Community Building. St. John’s is either the oldest or second oldest Lutheran congregation in North Carolina, established in the 1740's. Just by walking around the churchyard and through the large cemetery one easily senses the rich church heritage and family heritages of the early German settlers of the area.
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Homecoming this year is Fri., Oct. 3 - Sat., Oct. 4
Annual Alumni & Milestone Years: 12 – 2 p.m. (on the lawn)
50th – Class of 1964
40th – Class of 1974
30th – Class of 1984
25th – Class of 1989
20th – Class of 1994
10th – Class of 2004
Annual Alumni Gathering and Awards Ceremony: 10 -11:30 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
All Alumni & Milestone Years: 12 – 2 .p.m (on the lawn)
Junior College: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(Community Room, Stokes Student Center)
Met-My-Mate Society Breakfast - Lattes with your Love:
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. (Crumbley Hall, Jane Freeman 200)
NCAA DII Athletic Events & Alumni Games
Featured Bands throughout the day
KidZone ages (3-12)
Bonner Leader Reunion: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Nominate your classmates for the Outstanding and Distinguished
Alumni Awards online at pfeiffer.edu/alumniawards
Dr. Vernease Miller, interim dean, division of applied health sciences
“I arrived at Pfeiffer committed to life-long learning and servant leadership, prepared to share my gifts, talents and love for Socratic teaching. I found opportunity to be innovative through service. Through service I have found my calling and improved healthcare delivery, led others, become a better teacher, advanced from adjunct professor to dean and become my best self. Through service I have become Pfeiffer University.”
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