We invite you to join us for the 106th Annual VanTilburgh Reunion, to be held August 7, 2016 at Covington Park, Covington, Ohio!
              PLEASE NOTE:
             AT THE REUNION IN AUGUST 2014, THE FAMILY MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE VOTED TO CONTINUE THE REUNION,
        BUT IT WILL BE HELD EVERY OTHER YEAR AT THE SAME LOCATION IN COVINGTON, OHIO. 

The 100th Reunion - 2009

Thomas  B. VanTilburgh      1848-1910

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Margaret Weer VanTilburgh

1851-1924

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The descendents of Thomas B. and Margaret Weer Van Tilburgh have been meeting the second Sunday in August on consecutive years since 1909.  We are proud of this strong Southwest Ohio family heritage.  Thomas Van Tilburgh is descended from John Van Tilburgh, pioneer Ohio settler.  John migrated to Ohio from New Jersey when Ohio was still a Territory.   John is buried in Braffettsville, Ohio.  Thomas B. was the tenth of thirteen children born to Thomas and Nancy Emley Van Tilburgh.  He  and Margaret Weer Van Tilburgh had thirteen children of their own.  The early Reunion gatherings included Thomas' siblings, but soon became centered around Thomas B. and Margaret's offspring.

  • In 1909, the first Reunion was held at Greenville Falls, Ohio, at the home of Ray VanTilburgh, the eldest son.

  • From 1910 - 1917, the group met at Greenville Fairgrounds because a large meeting space was required.

  • From 1918-1926, the Reunion was held at various public meeting sites in the area and family member homes.

  • The site from 1927 - 1935 was Katherman Park at Bradford, Ohio, close to the home of child number eleven, Tom Vantilburgh.

  • Covington Park in Covington, Ohio, has been the Van Tilburgh Reunion home from 1935 to the present, a total of seventy-four years.

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The Reunion Banner was made by family members in 1916 and has been displayed at the Reunion meeting place each year since.  Materials for the banner cost $1.25.

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