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Thrift store looks to return documents to family

Every day, Kunkletown Thrift Store unpacks endless boxes of items people no longer want or need, but recently a book chronicling the lives of an entire family was found in the donations.

“The oldest one is a baptismal certificate, dating back to 1880, was a baby girl named Emma, daughter of Charles E. Rehrig and Viletta Snyder,” said Donna Deihl, the thrift store’s manager.

The name on the book is Mary A. Rehrig, formerly Mary Ann Causseer of Palmerton. Documents inside show she married a Robert Ralph Rehrig in 1964.

The thrift store staff wants to reunite this special piece of history to its rightful family members.

Events including marriage licenses, confirmation certificates, baptism and death certificates show the patchwork of an entire family.

“I would want it. It’s history, it’s their family history and they should have it,” Deihl said.

Anyone who may know the family or has information is asked to contact the Kunkletown Thrift Store at 610-895-4444. The store is located at 516 Kunkletown Road, in the former Eldred school.

This baptism certificate is one of the documents found at the Kunkletown Thrift store. AMY LEAP/TIMES NEWS
A confirmation certificate is one of the documents thrift store workers hope to reunite with family members.