Mary Jane  (Mary Jane  Tettemer) Sheppard married to Le Sheppard parents are Norman Bruce Tettemer and Margaret  Hind Margerrison - Susan Tettemer, Judy Tettemer, Rober Tettemer, Richard Tettemer Joy Fankhouser









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UPPER MAKEFIELD/SOLEBURY 

After all these years... 
By LILLIAN KAFKA
Courier Times
Monday, June 18, 2001

Yesterday a local family marked its 85th reunion and remained faithful to the location where, in 1916, Frank Tettemer decided to gather his family in a park.

Eight-five years ago, Tettemer was worried that his family's ties were weakening, so he held a reunion at the Washington Crossing Historic Park on the Upper Makefield/Solebury border. Yesterday, his family carried on that tradition and even rented the same pavilion where the first reunion was held.

Mary Jane Sheppard of Wrightstown, whose maiden name is Tettemer, said one of the reasons she likes the reunion is that it reminds her of her parents, who passed away.

"I love it. It's fun to see people that look like my dad," she said. 

Dorothy G. Maggio has been going to the James Moore pavilion every Father's Day for 80 years.

"It's a very happy day," she said. "You feel like you're filled with love. It's a wonderful feeling."

She said she has 17 great-grandchildren and even some great-great-grandchildren.

Sheppard said when she was younger, Father's Day was her second favorite day next to Christmas.

"It's a special day. It's really special to me and it has been my whole life. It's a day of fun; everyone is relaxed and having fun," she said. The kids and adults toss water balloons and compete in three-legged races. They take a poll to see who is the youngest, oldest and who drove the farthest to get there.

This year they even printed T-shirts to commemorate the event.

Ruth Margicin is Maggio's daughter and the secretary of the meeting the family holds every year during the reunion.

This year she expected between 50 and 80 relatives to show up.

She said it's not that hard to keep track of everyone; she just keeps a list of addresses. 

"Eighty-five years is a long time," said Sheppard, "but it seems like people want to keep it going."

In loving memory
of Aunt Joy
(Joy Fankhouser)
Nothing but the best

Mary Jane Sheppard
Mary Jane Tettemer
Margaret Pearl Sheppard
Maggie P Sheppard
Mags
Edward LeRoy Sheppard
Le Sheppard
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