The Carols of Karyl’s Lover

BruceKarylBruce’s wife, Karyl Lee Kaufmann, is the best gift that any man could have – “a Godly wife is a blessing from the LORD.”  Karyl graduated from Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan with training as a School Teacher.  She has a Masters in Gifted Education and taught for 16 years in the public and private schools in Pinellas County, Florida.  After Karyl and Bruce married, she became office manager of Bruce’s law office and their financial service company.  They have now closed the law office and Karyl has been helpful in other business consulting ventures.

Karyl has been licensed as an Insurance Representative and marketed, life insurance, health insurance, variable annuities, long term care insurance, and property and casualty insurance.  Karyl has also been licensed as a securities representative and marketed mutual funds and variable annuities.  Karyl has also been licensed as a mortgage broker and marketed personal debt consolidation loans, personal loans and first and second mortgages.  Karyl reached the level of Regional Manager and helped Bruce reaching the Regional Vice President level with a major financial service company.

Karyl is certified in Florida as a Health Care Administrator.  Karyl and Bruce have provided care in their home to several elderly people and are in the process of opening assisted living facilities.

Karyl is the mother of three children and assisted Bruce in raising his four children.  Grammy loves to spend time with her three granddaughters and one grandson and several other special grandchildren.

Karyl teaches Sunday School, assists with Children’s Church and coaches the teen Bible Quiz team at the church.  Karyl has gone on several missions trips around the world.  There are hundreds of children locally and around the world that call her “Aunt Karyl”.  Her love for them shows because as she educates them in all the important areas of life she makes learning fun and memorable.


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Kaufmann Family Reunion



The 2020 Kaufmann Family Reunion starts the Centennial Year Celebration of the Kaufmann Family Reunion.  The location is Caskey’s Campground in Orrville, Ohio.  The date is still the last Saturday in June.

The next reunion is Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Caskey’s Campground, 14849 Fosnight Road, Orrville, Ohio 44667.

The reunion officially starts at 10 a.m. because that is when the campground allows us to start the reunion.  Join us in Ohio for the weekend.  Check out

Registration                                                               10 a.m.

Breakfast                                                                    10 a.m.

Decoration                                                                  10 a.m.

Reunion Picture                                                         12 p.m.

Lunch Potluck                                                            1 p.m.

Reunion Meeting                                                        2 to 3:30 p.m.

Softball Game                                                            3:30 p.m.

Supper                                                                        7 p.m.

Kaufmanns in Concert                                              7 p.m.

Pack up and Clean up                                               8 p.m.

Final Goodbyes                                                          9 p.m.

The Christian and Elise (Bohren) Kaufmann family moved to Glenmont, Ohio in the United States of America from Grindelwald, Berne Canton, Switzerland in 1880.  This Swiss family Kaufmann consisted of 2 parents and 2 children.  The men were named Christian Kaufmann and the women were named Elise Kaufmann.  Another Kaufmann brother and three other Kaufmann cousins arrived in the United States during the same period.  Christian and Elise had 2 more daughters and 7 (possibly 8) more sons.  This family started a tradition of meeting at least once per year in what has become called the Kaufmann Family Reunion.  All Kaufmanns are welcome and any Kaufmann is welcome to bring honored guests.

Attendance has ranged from 21 at the first reunion in 1920 to over 100 at the reunion in 2010.  The family elects a president each year and by tradition the spouse is the secretary and treasurer.

The location for the reunion is the Caskey’s Campground 14849 Fosnight Rd, Orrville, OH 44667. Caskey’s Campground has all the amenities that allow us to continue the reunion activities which have become so popular and expected.  The date has (in recent history) always been the LAST Saturday of the month of June.  This year Saturday, June 27, 2020 will mark the 12th year that Bruce Kaufmann has been President of the Kaufmann Family Reunion and Karyl Kaufmann has been Secretary.  Under Bruce and Karyl’s leadership the Kaufmann Family Reunion has increased in attendance and interest.  Make plans to attend.  “A Kaufmann by any other name is still a Kaufmann…”

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