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How it all started

It was a tradition for the family of Jacob Heinrich Roser, businessman and leather manufacturer, (*1781, married to Frederike Veil) for all nine children, along with their offspring, to meet in the parental home in Stuttgart on new years day to wish one another well. The tradition was carried on by his son Gottlob Jakob Heinrich Roser (*1811), who also had nine children and their offspring and many descendeants.

1840 - Children of Jakob Heinrich Roser and Jakobine Friederike Veil

Born out of this tradition his son Rudolf Roser invited everyone to a family reunion in a restaurant, rather than a private home, for the first time in 1889. This year also marks the start of counting the gatherings. With exceptions for the years 1944-1946 a family reunion takes place every year with 80-150 participants and up until 1967 it took place in Stuttgart. However, in 1992 400 participants came for the 100th anniversary. Rudolf Roser managed the reunions until 1931, followed by Nathanael Rösler and many more after him.

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