The first known Van Marel family reunion was held in Orange City, Iowa, on June 30 and July 1, 2007. It was hosted by the great grand children of the first Jacob Van Marel that arrived in the United States in 1848. The hosts were grandchildren of the second Jacob Van Marel, who was born in Orange City and lived most of his life on the homesteaded Van Marel farm.
Over 200 family members attended from 11 States.
The following are some photos that were taken during that reunion.