1999 Ostien Family Reunion

The 1999 Ostien Family Reunion was held in Germany from 1 August 1999 through 6 August 1999.   Twenty-one Americans made the trip to celebrate our common heritage with our Ostien relatives there.

1999 Ostien Family Reunion
Group photo of many of the American and German 1999 Ostien Family Reunion attendees in Lauschied, Germany, birthplace of many of the Ostiens

The 1999 reunion followed the enormously successful 1997 Ostien Family Reunion held in Monroeville, PA.   That one was the first Ostien reunion to unite all the Ostiens families in over 50 years!

Michael Ostien (Michael.Ostien@t-online.de) coordinated the efforts in Germany on the 1999 reunion.   It was held at the Hotel Linslerhof in Uberherrn, a town just south of Saarlouis in the Saarland region of Germany.

Many Ostiens living in Germany today live in or around the Saarland area.   The original Ostien immigrants to America, Henry and Frederick Ostien, came from that region and settled in the borough of Turtle Creek just outside Pittsburgh.

A brief summary of the reunion is as follows:

Saturday, 31 July 1999

Sunday, 1 August 1999 Monday, 2 August 1999 Tuesday, 3 August 1999 Wednesday, 4 August 1999 Thursday, 5 August 1999 Friday, 6 August 1999

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