Last Thursday a large number of relatives and friends gathered early in the morning to spend the day at the Rochelle homestead, about one mile east of Blacklick Station, the occasion being the reunion of the Rochelle-Hanson families, and for the fourth time, two long tables, with the seating capacity of one hundred each, were arranged under canvas on the lawn. At the noon hour dinner was announced by the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rochelle, and was partaken of by all with a relish, after which Mrs. Eva Burch and Miss Vera Babcock responded with instrumental and violin music. A few remarks were made by Elder McGlade, of Wagrum, Rev. Mr. Lamp, of Jacksontown, Col. David Taylor, of Columbus; song by Daniel Myers, Rev. Dr. Lomp [sic], Mrs. Matt Dubois and Mrs. Eva Burch. The afternoon was well spent and enjoyed by all present. Grandma Rochelle is 94 years old and quite feeble. Among her children present were: William Rochelle of Hamilton; Mrs. Dency Barber, of Albion, Mich.; Dr. Matt Rochelle, of Wichita, Kan; Scott Rochelle, of Blacklick; Mrs. Mary A. Hickman and Mrs. Phebe Hempstead, of Reynoldsburg.
Grandma Hanson Staley is 90 years old, and is in good health. Among her children present were: Mrs. Sarah Lamp, of Newark; Mrs. Matt Rochelle, of Wichita, Kan.; Jacob Hanson of Westerville; Isaac Hanson, of Columbus; Parson Hanson, Reynoldsburg. These dear old ladies received many useful and handsome presents. Five states were represented in the invited throng. “God Be With Us Till We Meet Again,” was sung by all as they prepared to leave for their homes late in the afternoon.
Source: Columbus Sunday Dispatch, September 14, 1902.