Arconati reunion

Reunion Announcement Coming Soon

As you may expect, there will be an Arconati Family Reunion this upcoming summer for 2014. However, at this time, no details have been posted and no announcements have been made. Once we hear more details, they will be posted here so check back again.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!


Family Reunion Photo 2012

As promised, here is the group photo from the family reunion.

Arconati Family Reunion 2012 Photo - Taken by Jim Arconati

Arconati Family Reunion 2012 Photo - Taken by Jim Arconati

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Arconati Family Reunion 2012

The following information came in the mail this week.

Arconati Family Reunion

Join us all on Sunday, August 26, 2012. We will gather anytime after 12:00 at Wapelhorst Park in St. Charles, Missouri.

We will be located in Shelter #1 which has direct access to the playground, restrooms and the swimming pool. The shelter also provides electricity.

What to Bring

  • Chairs (if you don’t want to sit at the picnic table)
  • Dinner for your family
  • Drinks and/or Refreshments
  • Swimming Suits (if anyone wants to swim, the cost is $6 for kids and $7 for adults)
  • Photos to be shared if you have some you would like to share
  • Info to catch everyone up


From Hwy 70, take the Cave Springs exit, turn left, follow straight onto Muegge Road. The part will be on your right, approximately 1.5 miles from 70.

From 270 take the 364/Page exit into St. Charles. Take the Muegee Road exit and follow straight through to the 3rd stoplight and turn left into the park.

Who to call with questions?

Patti (Hume) Dersch or Lynn Marie Gibbons*

[*Numbers removed for privacy. If you need to contact them with questions and did not receive the letter, please leave a comment below with your email and their information will be passed along to you.]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Thank you for visiting the Arconati Family news site in 2011.


Catching Up

Let’s get caught up, shall we?

There have been a number of updates that should have been posted on ARCONATI.NET over the past year that have been missed or lost. There have been a number of technical issues that have caused this, but I’m confident that we have a relatively stable platform (for the price) that we shall continue to use moving forward. In summary, here’s a quick overview of the changes here since the last reunion in 2010. Fair warning: some of this is technical jargon.

I migrated to a web host at the time that Blogger stopped supporting FTP. At that time, since I was dropping a hosted service, and installing a CMS, I thought I’d like to get to know Drupal.

Boy, was I wrong. It seems powerful, but difficult to set up for my purposes. So I switched to WordPress, with which I’m more familiar. Later, I updated the theme with some ancestor photos, added a few posts to catch some recent events and had plans for more.

Then everyone’s favorite web host had a security snafu and my updates and content were lost. When I noticed, it was too late to restore my small amount of work from backup. I was also in the middle of some heavy work-related projects without any chance to redo it.

We are back in business now. I don’t have the changes redone yet, but I’ll be starting on some important additions. As I write this, the most recent post is current the one from Reunion 2010. I’ve got an archive of a post I made shortly after the reunion that I’ll import here.

More information, news and announcements should be coming real soon. Stay subscribed here for information about the Arconati Family Reunion 2012 as soon as it becomes available.

Until then,… Happy Thanksgiving!

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Genealogy Information

The reunion was a big success and a big thank you from me to Linda and Joe Filla for planning it. My wife Lisa was very happy to share the photos and documents that she has been able to gather from, and my plan is to make those available RIGHT HERE on this site as soon as possible, most likely in the next week. My Dad was also very touched by everyone’s interest in the photos that he’s taken both this year and previous years.

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Arconati Family Reunion for 2010

Here is the information I received in the mail regarding the Arconati Family Reunion. I’ve added relevant links to maps and some other stuff I could find regarding the park.

Sunday, August 15th, 2010, 12:00noon – 5:00pm
Creve Coeur County Park
Taco Bell Shelter (Lakeside) – Map
2348 Creve Coeur Mill Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
[Here is more information direct from St. Louis County Parks and Recreation, that does seem to indicate there are outlets.]

  • Covered pavilion, no electrical outlets
  • Barbeque pit
  • Restrooms – reasonably close
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Fishing, with valid MO fishing license
  • Hiking, biking, rollerblading trails
Please provide food and drinks for your family.

As the Arconati Family continues to grow, it is hard to keep track of everyone’s current address, so please pass this information along to any of your immediate family who did not get this note.

Questions, please call Linda or Joe Filla at 314-382-9724-home, 314-434-2300-work.

Can’t wait to see everyone!

I also found this link on’s Dark Destinations pages regarding the legend surrounding the lake and park as well as the waterfall near where we will be having the reunion. This is going to be fun! We will see you there.

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Happy Birthday James A. Arconati

It’s kinda silly saying “Happy Birthday to me” but there you go. My dad sent me the following details about February 22nd:

Today is George Washington’s birthday.





Also on Feb. 22:

Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first “Five Cent Store” in Utica, New York.
Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House.
Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time with “Heartbreak Hotel.”
The Beatles formed their Northern Music Publishing Company.
Filming for the Beatles’ second movie, “HELP!” began in the Bahamas.
MTV aired 22 hours of the Monkees TV episodes in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a group.

This was a pretty interesting list. Thanks dad!

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Happy Birthday Lois C. Arconati!

Happy Birthday mom!


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Happy Birthday Olivia N. Arconati

Chuck E. Cheese

Happy Birthday to Olivia! For her birthday, we threw her a rather loud but fun party at Chuck E. Cheese. Many friends and family joined us and we had a great time.