Descendants of John and Annis (Husted) Lowe, early pioneers of Haney Valley, gathered for their first family reunion at the home of Mildred Lowe Olson, Soldiers Grove, Saturday, Sept. 26.
John and Annis Lowe came to Wisconsin in 1864 from Bloomville, N.Y., by covered wagon, with their five children: James Leonard, William Henry, Mary Ann, Frank Thomas, and Merritt Arthur. One child, Elle Jane, was born later in Wisconsin and died at eight years old of diphtheria.
They purchased a farm in Haney Valley in 1865 and resided there until their deaths. The farm was then owned and operated by their sons, William and Merritt (known as Met). Their son James married and moved to Lometa, Tex.; Frank spent his life near Gays Mills and Mary Ann married Samuel Taylor and lived near Seneca.
Those who attended the reunion were:
Ella Brown, june Williams, Inez Lowe, Doris Briggs, and Ida Lowe at Gays Mills; Vergil and Alma Lowe, Millie Olson, Arthur and Nathell Lowe and Soldiers Grove; Winnie Kultgen, Franksville; Hubert and Elsie Garlick, Hanover, Ill.; Horace Garlick, Madison; Frances Collins, Richard Lowe, Aaron Lowe, Readstown; Leland and Estelle Lowe, Brightwaters, N.Y.; Orlie and Anne Baker, Seneca’ Henry and Orpha Zajicek, Mt. Sterling; Raymond and Avis Collins, Stoddard; David, Diane, Darin and Darci Lowe, Janesville; Sharon and Clem Kruck, Milwaukee; Elna Heine, Spring Green.