Shalla family holds reunion
Descendants of John and Mary (Novy) Shalla held their annual reunion at Sunset Park on Sunday, Aug. 25. Families enjoyed a potluck dinner. Displays included a 1939 newspaper report indicating that John Shalla descendants owned 1,500 acres in the Salem area of Jackson Township. Linda Bonar shared maps that located these family farms. Pictures, family histories and other information from family members were also enjoyed.
Those attending were Wayne and Lou Ann Shalla, Norm and Marie Shalla, Jim and Annette Shalla, Heather and Aubrianna Cox and Laura Vogel of Kalona; Terry and Susie Duwa and Helen Baker of Lone Tree; Gary and Linda Pribyl of Fairfax; Leroy and Janet Bain and Ralph and Diana Cox of Iowa City; Bob and Linda Bonar and Cindy Wellington of Washington; Jesse and Emma Shalla of Crown Pointe, Ind.; Tom Shalla of Wellman, Darlene Shalla and Bill Neal of Williamsburg; Kenny and Jan Riggan and Don Shalla of Riverside; Jim and Barb Munday of Lake City, Fla.; Mary Lou Richenberger of Wayland, and Sue Kretzschmar of Coralville.