1932 Gery Geary Family Reunion 15th Anniversary Pinback Button Berks PA
#695 Geary Genealogy:
This is a beautiful old antique celluloid and tin antique reunion advertising pinback button badge from a 1932 15th Anniversary Gery Geary Family Reunion in Pennsylvania. It measures 2 inches in diameter, with a tin rim and tin pin back.
wiki: "Celluloid is considered the first thermoplastic, invented in the mid to late 19th century. It has the look of ivory, and became widely as a much cheaper and easier substitute for ivory, horn or other expensive animal products. "Ivorine" or "French Ivory" are other names. It was also used for dressing table sets, dolls, picture frames, charms, hat pins, buttons, buckles, stringed instrument parts, accordions, fountain pens, cutlery handles and kitchen items."
Text on this old Gery genealogy reunion button reads:
15th Anniversary Gery-Geary Reunion, August 20, 1932.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Source: Historical and biographical annals of Berks County, Pennsylvania, embracing a concise history of the county and a genealogical and biographical record of representative families, comp. by Morton Luther Montgomery, born 1846; Published by the J.H. Beers & Company of Chicago. (First published in 1886 as: History of Berks County in Pennsylvania) Published 1909: "Gery - The Gery family, numerous in Plereford township, Berks county, and in Montgomery county, where the forebear settled before the middle half of the eighteenth century, has been holding annual meetings since 1908. The last reunion of the family was held at Siesholtzville PA. The family traces its history to one Jacob Geary (Gery), who was a redemptioner, and came into the Griesemer family to work out his passage. Later he married his master's daughter, and they reared a family whose descendants are now many, scattered over Berks, Montgomery and Lehigh counties. The officers are: President, Irvin C. Gery, Siesholtzville, Pa. Vice-President, William H. Sallada, Hereford, Pennsylvania. Secretary, Jacob M. Gery, Topton, Pennsylvania. Assistant Secretary, Charles O.F. Treichler, East Greenville, Pennsylvania. Corresponding Secretary, Milton M. Gery, Zionsville, Pennsylvania. Financial Secretary, William B. Moll, Seisholtzville, Pennsylvania. Treasurer, Michael N. Gery, Hereford, Pennsylvania."
We can wonderfully picture a whole Gery / Geary 1930's family reunion of ancestors sitting down to a large genealogy family picnic, each wearing these buttons. A great family treasure! It is vintage, original, clean, and a beautiful 15th annual historical memento. We have 2 that were found together in Sykesville, Carroll County, Maryland, and no more when these are gone.
Size: Round, 1.5 inches in diameter
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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