7/24/2013 8:16:00 PM Annual Flasch family reunion held
The annual Flasch family reunion was held July 6 at the home of Harold and Joy Flasch northwest of Coyle. Eighty-seven met at the John Flasch homeplace to visit, play horseshoes, croquet and volleyball and enjoy a pot luck dinner and fireworks in the evening. Winners of the Flasch Family Golf Tournament played July 5 were announced as James and Jerald Flasch, Roger Kaiser, and Thomas Cohrs.
Many in attendance were descendants of two brothers, Joseph and John Flasch, who married two sisters, Cecilia and Julia Hacker, all of Eltendorf, Austria. They and Joseph and John's parents emigrated to Oklahoma between 1890 and 1903, settling at first on farms west of Langston.
Joseph and Cecilia had five children: Fred, John R., Martha (Vieker), Gustav and Adolph. Following Joseph's death, Cecilia married Albert Marquardt, and they had a daughter, Alma (Schneider). John and Julia had seven children: John A., Otto, Herman, Bertha (Nobbe), Minnie (died in childhood), Hilda (Kaiser), and Harold. Of these thirteen children, Hilda and Harold survive and live in this area.
Oklahoma relatives at the reunion were Herbert and Hilda Flasch Kaiser and Clark and Carol Schneider Williams of Stillwater; Robert and Wilma Flasch, Piedmont; Marjorie Flasch Seeliger, Yukon; Ray and Talleri Beck, Jacob and Ben, and Herman Flasch, Mulhall; Raymond and Mary Flasch Beck, Guthrie; Eddie and Elizabeth Panko, Ethan and Evan, Edmond; and Bart and Judy Freudenberger Cardwell, Otto and Abby, Lamont.
Also, Tulsans Chris and Brenda Flasch, Jordan and Lindsay; Marty and Rosalie Flasch Weber; Micky Flasch; Michael and Krista Flasch, Kyla and Alexandra; John Matthew Schneider of Oklahoma City; Doug and Michelle Beck, Austin, Wyatt, Gage, Caroline, Dutch and John of Nowata; and Coyle area residents John and Ada Schneider; Fred and Agnes Schneider; James Freudenberger; John and Kay Flasch Williams; Carl, Cale and Kenzie Williams; Shane and Julie Flasch Weathers, Ryan, Jared and Brendon, and hosts Harold and Joy Flasch. Extended family members present were Gary and Brenda Nivens, Coyle, and the Rev. W. R. and Rita Rains, Oklahoma City.
Out-of-staters included Kansans Charles and Joan Flasch Downey of Yates Center; Carrie Fangman, Simon, Lindsey and Jared of Lawrence; Stephanie Hartwig, Dalton and Cody, Rose Hill; and Gary and Rebecca Kaiser Thomson, Gabriel, Ian, Steven and Josiah of Larned. Also, Jerald Flasch, San Antonio, Tex., and Joe Panko, Plano, Tex; Donn Kaiser, Springfield, Mo.; James and Carol Ann Flasch, Branson West, Mo.; Roger Kaiser, C0hicago, Ill.; Rick and Matt Beck, Prescott, Ark.; and Betty Schneider Fitch,Littleton, Col.