Info on Soppe-reunions from past and future:
2012 – Reunion in Iowa,US
A large group of Soppe’s, descendants of Anton Soppe and Caroline Lehman, had a family meeting in Worthington, Iowa. The total amount of people is estimated on 180. Anton and Caroline had a family of 15 children, 2 of them are still with us: Sr. Antonita OSF (99) and Clerus (86). Also present was Rita Ortscheid Soppe, widow to Jerome.
2011 – Descendants of Willem and Johanna
On March 19, 2011 was the first reunion of descendants of Willem and Johanna (Meijerink) Soppe.The location was an old peat-processing factory which is now a restaurant.
Three of the (at that time) four living children of Willem and Johanna were present. Together with 9 grandchildren and their partners, and 14 great-grandchildren they enjoyed a slideshow, and spent a lot of time talking.
2010 – Descendants of Harm and Johanna
In May 2010 a group of Soppe’s met in Angeren, all descendants of Harm and Johanna (Peters) Soppe. Harm and Johanna originated from Coevorden, but left via Ommen, Varsen and Zuidwolde to finally land in Driel. Their descendants have a meeting every 5 years. Despite the fact that I belong to the other branch (I descend from Harm’s grandpa’s younger brother), I was kindly invited, and took the opportunity to introduce my part of the family.