My son Jay has thousands of pages of MEIERDIERCKS in his book of the ancient Meierdiercks. I will only discuss those that were �BEGATTED� by Mildred and myself. After our marriage on 6 Sept, 1943, there was some �MONTH COUNTING� by friends since Mildred seemed to be pregnant soon after our wedlock. It all turned out O K when Gail Nancy arrived on 28 August, 1944.
Mildreds next pregnancy produced our son John Henry, who soon picked up the nickname JAY. He was born in Coco Solo Naval Hospital in Gatun Panama on 1 April 1948. A chubby little fellow who was well attended to by our three live in maids. He was billed as a human garbage disposal due to his eating habits and can still lay claim to ingesting large amounts of food.
Things were kind of quiet in the birthing department until we had a surprise blessing on 5 October in 1955 when Victoria Lynne came along. Our staid lifestyle was abruptly changed with this new arrival. That ended the immediate family growth but our children and grandchildren proved quite productive and now in 2002, we are very proud of our five Grandchildren and seven Great Grandchildren. A prolific group to say the least, and one grandson isn't married yet.
To enumerate the young ones; Gail and Gary Klatt had a daughter Kimberly who with her husband Kevin Peterman have two children, Aspen and Skylar. Gails son, Gregory Shane Klatt. Klatt is presently married but this has not resulted in any offspring.
Jay [our son] and his wife Sandy also had two children, John and Michelle. John and his wife Heather have three young ones; Michael, John Henry [Jake] and Sara. While their daughter Michelle and her husband Shane Spears have two lovely daughters; Abbe and Emma. Our daughter Victoria has a son named Zachery. At the present he is close to graduating High School here in Las Vegas. We are very fortunate that they all were born very healthy and We are very proud of everyone in our lovely family. They are a happy and homogenous group. Another blessing is that our three children all LOVE each other and will do anything to help one another, if needed.