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Please inform us of any family news that you think might be interesting for other members of the Peit(h)man(n) families on either side of the Atlantic. We will be pleased to publish such news in English here. If the news is confidential or should only be read by family members we will create a password protected sector in English. However, so far our American relatives have not shown a desire to keep their information private, quite different from their German counterparts.

April 12, 2021 Karl Matthew Bomba (Tafel 22) died


The Peit(h)mann Family Association is very sad to have to inform you that a young American cousin Karl Matthew Bomba, the husband of Alyssa Re née Beerup died a premature death on April 12, 2021. He leaves behind his wife Alyssa Re née Beerup, a greatgranddaughter of William Peithmann (table 22), and their son Brody, who will be 4 on May 28.  For further information we refer you to the following obituary.

In April 2019 Karl and Alyssa visited Germany and their German cousins from both sides of the family. In Munich they stayed with Gudrun Wilde née Peithmann. 

February 19, 2021 Harlan Wesley Peithman (table 22) died


Harlan Wesley Peithman jr. died on February 19. 2021. His daughter Lynn Peithman informed us that he had died in hospital after a bad fall in the senior citizens residence where he had spent the last years of his life at the age of 89. We were very sad to receive this news ,and we sent our condolences to both his daughters Lynn and Janet and their families.

Here is a link to Harlan's obituary:

September 19, 2020 John Davis Krause (table 23) died


On 9/19/2020 John Krause (born 6/14/1949) died in Seattle WA. He was the husband of Lisa Krause née Fusch, granddaughter of Roscoe Peithman and sister of Darcy Fusch. Darcy is known to several members of our Peit(h)mann Family Association. 

February 2,2020 Ellen Muriel Elizabeth Brink (table 22) née Peithmann died


On February 2nd, 2020, Ellen Muriel Elizabeth Brink née Peithmann died at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, Illinois, USA. 18 days later she could have celebrated her 96th birthday. 

American Peithmann relatives visiting Germany in 2019


In any given year a few American relatives travel to Germany to visit the country or to visit relatives or - best -to do both. In 2019 the number of American visitors has been bigger than usual. The following American relatives (in alphabetical order) went to see Gudrun and Hellmut Wilde in Munich:

Deborah and Dennis Barrett (table 19)

Alyssa and Karl Bomba (table 22)

Lisandra and Rick Brink (table 22)

Judy and Carl Miller (table 22)

Robert C. Peithman (table 22)

March 16, 2019, death of Jennifer Elizabeth Gavlin née Albert (table 22)


We were very sad to learn that Jennifer Elizabeth Gavlin née Albert left this world much too early on March 16, 2019. She had been born August 19, 1983 as the only child of Geraldine née Groennert and her husband Steve Albert, florists in Columbia, IL. She became a florist herself. On August 22, 2010, she married Pat Gavlin, a software engineer at Microsoft, and the young couple moved to Seattle, WA. There Jennifer started her own pottery shop and created very beautiful flux ceramics ( which showed her creative talents. 

February 20, 2019, Muriel Brink née Peithmann (table 22) celebrates her 95th birthday



Ellen Muriel Elizabeth Brink, youngest daughter of  William George Peithmann (table 22) and his wife Mary Alma Haun, was born on February 20, 1924. Her father lived to the age of 102, so it is no surprise that Muriel is doing well for her age. Her only son Richard Brink and his wife Lisandra as well as their daughters Amanda and Jessica with their families will celebrate with Muriel.

August 31st, 2018 Virginia Andreas Lydon née Peithman (table 23) died


On August 31st, 2018 Virginia Andreas Lydon née Peithman (table 23) died just a few days before her 97th birthday which would have been on September 3. We were very sad to learn of her of her death. She was the last surviving child of Edward H. Peithman and his wife Sadie. She leaves three daughters and their families behind.  Virginia or Ginni was a lovely, spirited lady. She came to small Peithmann family reunions on American soil so she met some of her German relatives. We will not forget her.

May 23, 2018, Joanna Peithman née McBride (table 22) died


On May 23, 2018, Joanna Peithman, better known as Jo, died very peacefully at the senior residence in Bloomington, Indiana, where she and her husband of 65 years Harlan Wesley Peithman had lived for the last years, She left behind Harlan and their two daughters Janet and Lynn with their families. The interest in music had always united them.


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