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More than 60 attend annual Aebly reunion
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MONTICELLO - The 70th Annual Aebly Reunion, descendants of the Henry and Columbina (Altmann) Aebly family, was held on Aug. 21, 2011 at the new shelter house in Monticello. The Marie Meyers family were the hosts, but Marvin and Ruth (Meyers) were unable to attend, so other relatives helped out. There were 67 people attending from communities of Blanchardville, DePere, Madison, Sun Prairie, Monticello, Monroe, Neenah, and Wiota.

The family also received a Certificate of Commendation from the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society honoring the Henry and Columbina Aebly Family for having the 70th consecutive year of a reunions.

The family had four new births to record this year.

n Henry James Desonia, son of Jim and Amanda (Aebly) DeSonia, Racine, born Dec. 31, 2010. Grandparents are Tom and Cindy Aebly, Monroe, and the great-grandparents are Therese (Aebly) Snyder, Monroe, and the late Gene Aebly.

n Sienna Vivian Bott, daughter of Gregg & Shelli (Kubly) Bott, Neenah, born Feb. 3, 2011. Grandparents are Duane & Kathy Kubly, Monroe, and great-grandparents are Leona Kubly, Monroe, and the late Ray Kubly.

n Adler Jennings Kundert, son of Adam and Nikki Kundert, Madison, was born on April 2, 2011. Grandparents are Duane and Beth (Bloom) Kundert of Blanchardville.

n Asher Dean Mays, born July 1, 2011 to Daniel and Laura (Schmerse) Mays, Minneapolis, Minn. Grandparents are David and Linda Schmerse, Coal Valley, Ill., and great-grandparents are Marvin and Ruth (Meyers) Schmerse, Evansville.

The family also added one new wedding to their record books. Christopher and Tina (Bettner) Krebs, married on Jan. 1, 2011 in the Hope Community Church, Monroe. Parents are Mike and Mary Ann (Sacker) Krebs, Monroe, and the late Ralph and Marian (Kubly) Sacker.

There were no deaths in the family this past year.

The oldest lady attending was 93-year-old Leona Kubly, Monroe, and the oldest man attending was 83-year-old Gene Snyder, Monroe.

The youngest girl was 6-month-old Sienna Bott, daughter of Gregg and Shelli (Kubly) Bott, Neenah, and the youngest boy was 3-year-old Hudson Bott, son of Gregg and Shelli (Kubly) Bott. They each received a miniature Swiss windsock in hopes that they will keep the Swiss heritage going.

Coming the shortest distance was the Harvey Kubly family and the Brandi (Aebly) Eyler families, both from Monticello, and coming the longest distance was Rob & Julie Lennon family of DePere.

Milestone birthdays this year were Don Kubly, Monroe, who turned 60, and Marcia Swiggum, Wiota, who turned 70.

There was one milestone wedding anniversary: Mike and Sandi Aebly, Madison, 30 years.

After the meeting was over, Harvey Kubly invited the family to go on a memory walk with him through the flower gardens and view his new Gazebo, which he had built in memory of his late wife, Chris (Meier) Kubly.

Duane and Kathy Kubly had every member of their family attending the reunion. All their children and their spouses, grandchildren, and his Mother, Leona Kubly, almost 94 years old, was also there.

The next reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 at Monticello. The Henry and Mae Aebly families will be the hosts.