"It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living" - Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr
You are invited to attend the eighth Descendants of Marie Ferree Reunion. Come learn more about our Ferree family history, share genealogy, tour local historical sites, and join in the family fun and fellowship. Reunion
We will be headquartered at the Fulton Steamboat Inn on Rt. 30, Lancaster, where a block of rooms has been reserved for us at a group discount rate. If making reservations be sure to mention Ferree Reunion. Rooms must be booked by May 18th in order to receive the discounted rate.
A tour of the remaining original Ferree homesteads conducted by Mr. Sam Stoltzfus will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Transportation will be by personal vehicle leaving the Fulton Steamboat Inn at 8:00 A.M. The first stop will be Carpenter's Cemetery to visit Madame Marie Ferree's gravesite and those of some of her family. For those who have never taken a tour of the Ferree homesteads, this would be a great opportunity to do so. You will find it interesting and informative as you learn more about the early life of the Ferree family in Paradise. For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Donna Jernigan at email@example.com or (254) 722-1330.
Upon arrival in America, the Ferree family traveled to the Huguenot colony in New Paltz, NY, where they lived while waiting to claim their land grant in Pennsylvania. Some of the original homes from that time are still standing and the grounds are open to visitors and guided tours. For more information on the history of New Paltz and photos of those houses on renowned Huguenot Street, go to the New Paltz Huguenots page on this website.
Donna Jernigan, our Descendants of Marie Ferree Historian/Huguenots, is planning a trip to New Paltz just prior to attending the reunion in July. She is extending an invitation to anyone who might be interested to join her for a group tour on Monday, July 16th. For additional information contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Descendants of Marie Ferree organization has two genealogists who are always willing to add to our Ferree Family Tree. If you have any names, dates, etc. you would like to share and help our tree grow, please feel free to contact Chris Ferree or Fritz Sprunger directly at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.