People & Places Sunday, Sept. 15
The Brown-Fisher Association, Inc. (BFA) announces its 94th annual reunion to be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Michael Brown (Old Stone) House and Grounds on Old Stone House Road in Granite Quarry. The event will be rescheduled one week later (September 28, 2019) should there be inclement weather as was experienced last year when Hurricane Florence passed through the region. Registrations begin at 10:30am, followed at 11:30am by a scrumptious luncheon ($10 per person) and concludes with a business meeting beginning 12:30pm. All family descendants are encouraged to attend. Both families are comprised of descendants of German immigrants who migrated to Rowan and Cabarrus Counties from Philadelphia, Pa. in search of a better life. Original ancestors were: brothers Abraham, Andrew, Jacob and Michael Braun (anglicized to Brown); and Frederick, George Jr., and Sybilla Fischer (anglicized to Fisher). The families held separate reunions for many years prior to 1925, at which time the two reunions were combined into one.
The event will once again be held in conjunction with Germanfest, Rowan Museum’s festival celebrating the German heritage of all families who settled in the Piedmont region. Reunion attendees are admitted to Germanfest at no charge while there’s a minimal fee for other adults ($5 each) and youth ($3 each). Germanfest will feature period re-enactors, such as a glassblower, an apothecary, a candlemaker, and a beekeeper, among others. German food will also be available and Salisbury’s New Sarum Brewery will be offering locally crafted beer. Visit Rowan Museum’s website at www.rowanmuseum.org for more information regarding Germanfest.
Genealogical Society of Rowan County
p.m. Tuesday Sept 17: (third tuesday) at Third Creek Presbyterian Church. Learn about the historic church; also the grave of Peter Ney and the future plans to examine the true background of this man. All are welcome and we plan to carpool from the back parking lot of the Salisbury Library around 6:20 p.m.
Save The Dates: Salisbury Ghost Walks
All Fridays and Saturdays in September have tours scheduled for 8 pm. Tours were also added for Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7 pm (school night consideration). No tours on October 4 or 5. Tours resumed Oct. 11 and 12 at 7 and 10 pm. Mondays and Tuesday tours resume Oct 14 and 15 at 7 pm for the month. Halloween night tour is scheduled for 7 pm.
Salisbury Ghost Walk —8 pm Friday April 12: Walk covers six-block area downtown. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $13 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102 or www.salisburyghostwalk.com