Welcome Cousins!

Vahsholtz and Fahsholtz – Fassholz – Vasholz – Vassholz – Vahsholz

If your name is (or was) one of the above, you are a cousin.

Our site has resources to learn more about the Vahsholz’s, make connections and get a copy of the extensive Vahsholtz genealogy book, “The Road To Zwillipp.” 

Vahsholtz Genealogy

On this site you can:

Read the current newsletter, or browse through previous issues.

Here’s what you may find in a newsletter:

  • Reunion Info (usually held during even numbered years).
  • Stories about your cousins from across the land.
  • What life was like “in the good ole’ days.”
  • Features like Meet your Cousin Edward The Navy Welder, By Edward Rathke
  • COUSINS, Now & Then (73 Years Ago)  By Geri (Vahsholtz) Tate…and more!

“A Toast” to all Cousins:

Ein Prosit photo-400pix

Carole & Les Vahsholtz – Daughter Jenny Werner

Click to hear us sing the “Ein Prosit” Song

Click to hear the 2006 reunion attendees
sing the “Ein Prosit” Song


“Ein Prosit” literally means “A Toast” in German.
This song is frequently sung among family and
friends and is simply a “toast” to friendship, fellowship,
and well being.  The words of the song are:

Ein prosit, Ein prosit
Der gemutlichkeit
Ein prosit, Ein prosit
Der gemutlichkeit

Gemutlichkeit Definition
Friendliness – Comfortableness – Cosiness

The “Ein Prosit” song was sung by all at the 2006 reunion.

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2018 Vahsholtz Reunion Review
(Edited. Please see the newsletter for the complete story!)

We were headquartered at the Radisson Hotel in Brookfield, on the outskirts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 12th through July 15th . The weather was hot and humid… very hot and humid. Thursday late afternoon and evening were spent settling in, meeting and greeting people.

During the Business Meeting, there was a lot to discuss regarding where the 2020 Reunion will be held. Janet and Jenny volunteered to be hosts in Kansas. Discussion was held about the newsletter, future reunions and use of various media sources for communication. We discussed what the Committee had planned for events and traveling to events. It was a lively discussion of business, and fun, too.

I thought the Reunion was a lot of fun and look forward to more regional reunions. Jenny and Janet were so warm and easy to get to know, so I know they’ll make us all feel welcome in 2020. (read more about the 2018 reunion in the Newsletter.

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