Hirsch Cousins Reunion - Albuquerque - Labor Day Weekend 2014

  This year, Labor Day Weekend runs from Friday 29 August thru Monday 1 Sept 2014, and Cousin Bonnie (aka Bonnie Nolan-Blackledge) is hosting a Hirsch Cousins Reunion in Albuquerque.  Food, Family, Fun!  Come early, stay late!  We're Breaking Bad! We're Looming Large!  Make this a destination reunion with all there is to see and do in and around Albuquerque and the Land of Enchantment.

  This web site will provide Reunion information as it is updated by the hosts, and photos as received from the cousins.  Please send photos, corrections or additions to Bonnie@Blackledge.com, or to Mike@Blackledge.com

Albuquerque Hotels - Info and Links - (Reunion contact:  Beth Paiz)
Hyatt Place - our Reunion Hotel
Located in ABQ Uptown
We have reserved 10 rooms at this all-suite hotel at the rate of $95 per night.
These rates are good throughout Aug 28 - Sept 2, 2014 - reserve by 8 Aug.
This includes a hot breakfast, wi-fi, parking.  The rooms have king bed or two full beds (your choice).
Call Reservations:  888-271-6016 or the property: 505-872-9000 and reference:  "Hirsch Cousins Reunion"
or reserve on-line here
Very convenient to I-40 (Louisiana exit, go North) and shopping!  See Interactive Fact Sheet - click!  
Homewood Suites by Hilton - ABQ Uptown
Next door to Hyatt Place on Arvada.  Every room a suite, two areas each with TV, large fridge in kitchen area.
 One king bed or two queens - the latter costs more.  Ask for Amanda in Reservations:  "Hirsch Reunion"
Hotel Albuquerque - Old Town
  map   photos/videos
Personality of Old Town Albuquerque!  Easy walk to museums and Old Town.  
TownPlace Suites by Marriott - Airport
  map   photos
You can reserve on-line, with discount for advanced purchase.  Mandy Alexander is staying here.  
Holiday Inn Express at Old TownCheck with Beth.  (*Beth will hear from Harris when he returns from training on Thursday.)

Hirsch Cousins Reunion:  News Sources
Click to see PDF File:Description
Sept 2013"Save the Date!" flyer that was distributed at Myrna Osborn's Hirsch Cousins Reunion in Omaha, NE in Sept 2013.
Dec 2013Postcard to collect contact information
April 2014Who is coming as of April 2014.
June 2014Reunion hotel information and rates.  Information on this Web Site. 

Hirsch Cousins Reunion:  Planned Events
Reunion DatePlanned Event
Friday, 29 August 20144 pm on:   Meet and Greet at Bonnie's, for map click here or call for ride!  505-299-5158
Saturday, 30 August 20142 pm on:  Mexican Fiesta Grande, at Beth Paiz’s, map will be linked here in August.
Sunday, 31 August 2014Morning:  Breakfast/Brunch arranged.
Monday (Labor Day observed), 1 Sept 2014open for visiting; returning home as required.  How about one last breakfast at the Flying Star?

Hirsch Cousins Reunion:  Places to See, Things to Do
Loco for LocomotivesAll Aboard
Cumbres & Toltec trains depart daily at 10 a.m., May 24–October 19, leaving separately from Chama and Antonito and meeting in Osier. Passengers either switch to the second train in order to travel the entire distance or return to their originating terminal. The four-hour Cumbres Sunset Train departs Chama at 5 p.m. most Saturdays, July 19–September 13.
Santa FeNothing like it!  Travel to Santa Fe by New Mexico Railrunner for $12 round trip - is that great or what!  
New Mexico Tourism

Hirsch Cousins - photos provided 
Aunt Pat's Collection
Kenneth Hirsch Collection
Michael Young Collection Features photos of Sally and Don Armes and their children.
Patty Sue Collection   (to be added)

Hirsch Cousins - genealogical information & more photos

Fred H. Hirsch (born: 1885) and Ellen ("Ella") Kealy married and produced ten children.  To celebrate this union, in July 2011 Al & Marge Reynoldson hosted a Hirsch Cousins Reunion.  This page provides an entry point to genealogical and photographic information relating to the descendants of Fred and Ella.  Please send any corrections or additions to Mike@Blackledge.com

Fred H. Hirsch Family Tree
Page Link
Description and Primary Contributors
My Heritage Family Tree
Hirsch Family Tree:   MyHeritage.com provides an 'interactive' family tree displaying 240 members of the genealogical family tree for descendants of Fred H. Hirsch.  Suggestion for use:  click on the Classic view; then click back to the photo of Fred H. Hirsch.  His children will show in the line just below Fred and Ella.  Click on arrow at left to increase screen space.   [originated by M. Blackledge using information from Ellen Hirsch and numerous other family members.  Use HirschCousins for the password to gain viewing access.] 

Narrative Reports on Descendants
Page Link
Description and Primary Contributor(s)
Fred Hirsch
Narrative Report on Descendants of Fred H. HirschIn this report, the Modified Register [genealogical] numbering scheme assigns a number 1 to Fred (born 1885) as progenitor and then numbers each of his children:  2 through 11.  Then continuing through each generation of children.  Spouses are not descendants and thus are not numbered.  The plus sign (+) in front of a number indicates a marriage event occurred for that individual, and a paragraph exists in the report relating to that individual and their family.  Fred & Ella Hirsch plus three generations of descendants.  [PDF file submitted by M. Blackledge from information provided by Ellen Hirsch and numerous other family members. ]
Memory Book
Sally Hirsch's Memory Book  [PDF file; with questions from grandchildren and answers by Marcella Marie (Sally) Hirsch]

Photo Pages:   Fred H. Hirsch and Descendants
Page Link
Description and Primary Contributors
Photo Page 1
Fred Hirsch and family  [photos submitted by Bonnie Armes (Nolan-Blackledge)]
Photo Page 2
Family of Gerald Hirsch, eldest son of Fred and Ellen "Ella" Hirsch.
Photo Page 3
Family of Marcella "Sally" Hirsch, fourth child of Fred and Ellen "Ella" Hirsch.
Photo Page 4 Family of Eugenia "Genia/Gena/Jean"  Hirsch, eldest daughter of Fred and Ellen "Ella" Hirsch.  [photos submitted courtesy of Judy Dorau and Lori Nelson]
Photo Page 5 Family of Donald Hirsch, third child of Fred and Ellen "Ella" Hirsch.   [photos submitted courtesy of Myrna (Hirsch) Osborn and Kenneth Hirsch]
Photo Page 6 Photos from Hirsch Cousins Reunion, 30 July 2011, South Dakota.
St. Edward visit
In 2009, Ellen Hirsch took Marcey Nolan  (eldest daughter of Bonnie (Armes) Nolan) and her two children (Maggie & Alan) for a visit to their family roots:  St. Edward, NE.  Here are photographs from that visit, including pictures with family tombstones in the St. Edward cemetery. 

Index to Hirsch Family Information                     Return to Blackledge home page                     Updated 7 June 2014