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Kiess family Submitted story BUCYRUS The 69th annual reunion reunion of the Jacob Kiess (1811-1882) (1811-1882) (1811-1882) family was held on Sunday afternoon at the Whetstone Township home of Dr. and Mrs. John Kiess Kurtz. Twelve family members attended. Mary (Kiess) Barth, wife of the late Dr. Karl Barth of New Washington, was honored honored at the reunion as the centenarian and oldest surviving member of the family. Following the customary potluck repast of various favorite family foods, there was a brief business session session during which the long time and "retiring" reunion secretary, Joanne (Albright) Seith from Westerville, Ohio, was recognized for her many years of service. The group then spent considerable time sharing the year's past major family events. Included were greetings greetings from out of town Kiess relatives gathers for reunion Mary Alberta (Kiess) Barth, who recently turned 100, prepares to blow out her birthday candles at the 69th Jacob Kiess reunion while the youngest member of the Kiess family present, James Robert Hoffman, 4, from Canton, watches. SUBMITTED PHOTO residing in Texas and Delaware, Ohio, who were unable to attend. The next Jacob Kiess reunion is to be Sept. 14, 2014.