7:00 pm, Thursday October 11, 2018




o   The October meeting was held at the Wilder City Building.

o   President Steve Battistone opened the meeting by thanking the city of Wilder for the use of their facility and welcoming members and guests.

o   Dave Schroeder and Robert Schrage gave a presentation on their latest book titled “Lost Northern Kentucky”.


Treasurer’s Report

Glen Elsener reported that we have a balance on hand of $6061.01.           


Current Membership

 Jan Lester reported that 264 members have paid for 2018.



The January 2019 issue of the newsletter will be out at the end of December and will include the membership renewal form. Anyone wishing to submit articles for this issue should do so by December 1.


Email and Correspondence

1.     The Pendleton County Historical Society will be presenting a program on Using Family Search on Research on November 12 at 6:30 PM.

2.     Family Search is expanding its free online archives with searchable names from France, Ireland and Native American census rolls.

3.     The Northern Kentucky Family History Conference is scheduled for October 27 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at 144 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY.

History Day

History Day 2019 will be held on March 23 at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Library.



            There was nothing new to report on cemeteries.


Speaking Engagements 

Ken Reis attended the 25th anniversary of the Pendleton County Historical Society.

Ken as two groups scheduled for tours of the CCH&GS museum and his Log Cabin museum the week of October 15th.



Gifts and Donations  

Richard McCormick reported on gifts and donations received over the last month including Newport High School items donated by Mike Stull.


Society Publications

Glen Elsener presented society members with a preview of the Hayfield Precinct (Camp Springs) publication that is being updated with additional text and improved photos. The book should be completed and ready for sale in the next few weeks.



1.     President Steve Battistone announced that Sharon Piccirillo has been appointed to the society’s board to fill a vacant position.

2.     Election of society Board Members will take place during the November General Membership meeting. All officers are up for reelection this year as well as Shirlene, Jim, Mark, Richard and the vacancy resulting from Jeff Weimer’s resignation. Jan and Sharon will be up for reelection in 2019.

3.     Dan Christen gave a recap of Historical Society activities at the annual Senior Picnic. The picnic took place at Pendry Park on September 20 and estimated attendance was 700 – 800 people. CCH&GS had a booth set up at the event and displayed photographs and high school yearbooks from the society’s collection and people were very interested in the materials on display.

4.     Steve Battistone gave a recap of Historical Society activities at the Silver Grove Community Reunion. The reunion took place on September 29 and the estimated attendance was 250 people. Steve reported that the event went well and people were interested in items from the Historical Society’s collections, and purchased some of the society’s publications.

5.     Shirlene Jensen gave a recap of the Daniel Goff Memorial dedication by the DAR. The DAR marker and memorial garden dedication for revolutionary war veteran Daniel Goff took place on September 29. Daniel Goff was the first free African American in Campbell County and lived here for about 40 years.

6.     Evergreen Cemetery - Mike Stull reported that the next meeting of the Friends of Evergreen Cemetery will take place in February. The exact date of the meeting has not been announced yet.



November 8


1.     Veterans Celebration (Tribute to veterans and military)

2.     Board Member Elections

December 13

Wilder – Holiday Celebration

January 10

Wilder – St. Francis (Dayton) Cemetery Renovation.


Member News – Nothing new to report

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Dan Christen


Dan Christen (Secretary)

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