Petry Family Reunion 2007

It’s official!

The Petry family reunion will take place in Houston this year =)

(from the website)

Petry Family Reunion Website

Greetings Family Members,The Petry Family of Houston is pleased to announce the plans for our fifth Family Reunion. We are looking forward to greeting each of you in Houston. This is the first time Houston is hosting the Family Reunion. The theme for this year is “Our Roots, Our Family”. We have planned a great weekend of fellowship with activities we hope you will enjoy. You will have an opportunity to be a part of Petry Family history by participating in creating the first Petry Family Reunion Recipe Book. We also need copies of pictures and family history to include in a souvenir booklet. We would like to encourage you to register early. If you register by March 31, 2007, you will be eligible for a mystery drawing on Saturday, July 28, 2007.

Registration fee for each adult family member is $30.00; fee for children ages 7-17 is $10.00; and children 6 and under are free. Persons registering the day of the reunion will be assessed an additional $5.00 per person and asked to pay with cash. Please complete the registration form and return with payment by April 30, 2007. Register by March 31, 2007 to be eligible for a mystery drawing. You may refer any questions to Deborah Herbert Manning at (281) 499-3442, Nona Joe Provo at (713) 688-7604, Joseph Collins at (713) 686-8270 or Paul Christy at (713) 433-7315. You may also view information on Information regarding local Sunday Services will be provided at registration. We are looking forward to greeting all of you in July of 2007! | Registration Form

The Petry Family Reunion Committee – Houston


Friday, July 27:

  • Lodging Arrangements – ($69.00 per night)
  • Holiday Inn Astrodome @ Reliant Park 8111 Kirby Dr, Houston, Tx 77054 (713) 790-1900
  • Rooms reserved under Petry Family Reunion – deadline for reservations July 20, 2007
  • Registration will be held from 6pm – 9pm Holiday Inn Astrodome @ Reliant Park
  • Refreshments will be provided from 6pm – 8pm
  • Scavenger Hunt Game begins upon your arrival (details on registration form)
  • Games – Cards, Dominos
  • List of local activities in the Houston Area will be posted

Saturday, July 28:

  • “A Day In Texas With An Evening of Events” – 1pm – 10pm Judson Robinson Jr. Community Center – 2020 Hermann Drive Houston 77004 (Location is near the Museums and Zoo)
  • Family Picnic Activities – 1pm – 5pm – Dinner served 2pm – 4pm
    1. Children’s Activities – Playground, Games
    2. Family Talent Show (Please signup on the registration form)
    3. Games – Cards, Dominos, Checkers, Basketball, Scavenger Hunt
    4. Golf – Hermann Park Golf Course – fees not included with registration
  • Evening Activities/Dance – 7pm -10pm

Family Tree

George Petry (Baden-Baden Wirstenburg [sic], Germany) and Selena Ellinor Worfford [sic] (Franklin, Louisiana)

  • Mary E Petry (1828)
  • George W Petry (Feb 7, 1835)
  • Louis Henry Petry (March 7, 1839) [sic]
  • Elina Rosebelle Petry (Feb 20, 1841)

Louis Henry Petry (3-7-1830 [sic] / Julia Briggs (7-4-1847)

  1. John Adam (Uncle Bud) 1869
  2. Elizabeth (Aunt Lizzie) 1871
  3. Mary Ella 1873
  4. Erastus (Uncle Rastus) 1874
  5. Alexander 1876
  6. Louisia 1877
  7. Louiza 1879
  8. Joseph U. 1881
  9. Benjamin (Uncle Benny) 1883
  10. Louis Henry, Jr. (Uncle June) 1885
  11. Selena (Aunt Seleny) 1887

***I just have one question though…So do family members that don’t live in the Houston area have to pay the registration fee AND hotel lodging? I don’t have to worry about that though (because I live in the area) so I’m really just curious…***


11 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Ivana Petry said,

    My surname is Petry as yours, and I always wondered where was the family from. We are from Argentina, my grandfather, Carlos Petry came from Hungary in the ’20s I think. If you have any information to me, please tell me. If not… we have to be relatives!!! My greetings!


  2. 2

    just a girl said,

    Hi, thanks for visiting. I sent you an email…

  3. 3


    Francis Petry married Littleton Henderson in Louisiana, she was my great grandmother as she was my mother’s mother. Walter Petry was Francis’s older brother. They were Petry’s born in Abbeville, Louisiana, don’t know the names of the other brothers and sisters, but one brother married twice and fathered about 13 children. I can’t attend this reunion in Houston, Texas. But i’d like to have information regarding Francis Petry’s mother & father? Who were they? Contact: Stargazer20075 at aol dot com Thank you.

  4. 4

    JM Wofford said,


    I noticed you have lSelena Ellinor Worfford listed as one of your ancestors. I was curious to know – have you found out much information on the Wofford side of your family? Thank You! btw I like your site…I am just beginning working on a family web site for the Pepper side of my family.

    – Thanks, J

  5. 5

    Lori said,

    stargazer…You ain’t invited chump!

  6. 6

    Kenneth Smith Jr. said,

    Hello, I am Kenneth Smith Jr., son of Kenneth “Mookie” Smith from Beaumont, Texas. My grandmother is Emma Petry-Smith-Brooks. Her father was Benjamin Petry which would make him my great grandfather. Please contact me if any of this makes since to you. My email address is I would really like to get to know more of my family since I haven’t had the chance to get to know many of you.

    Thank you,

  7. 7

    Raffine Monique Roy Whaley said,

    Hi. i have visited this site before and was amazed to see that the family tree was mine as well. My family is from New Iberia/Delcome, Lousiana and and my grandfather James Preston Roy’s mother is a Pretry. i heard there is a up and coming reuion im not sure if it’s Petry or Roy but please keep me posted with an email.

  8. 8

    Tsquare said,

    Great Blog!……There’s always something here to make me laugh…Keep doing what ya do 🙂

  9. 9

    Raffine Monique Roy Whaley said, said,

    Well my ? is answered…
    Louis Henry, Jr. (Uncle June) 1885 …
    is my great great grand father.
    Father of my great grandmother Mary Ouida (Petry) Roy

  10. 10

    wow interesting. i came upon this blog looking to see any relations. bingo. my father was Joseph Petry from Abbeville, La. his father was Eratus Petry son of Loius Henry Petry. i never got to know my g-parents, but im told im just like my grandmother. some of you might even remember my uncle Francis in abbebille, hanging out on the fence all day lol. there is a reunion this year in LA. sorry i don’t have the info 🙂 God bless you all.

  11. 11

    tin parker said,

    any one related to reason briggs, i am the great-grandaughter Tina p

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