BioA: Wittke, Mr./Mrs. August (50th - 1927)
Surnames: WITTKE BRANDT REICHERT SIEVERT WILMS
----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 08/25/1927
Wittke, Mr./Mrs. August (50th - 21 AUG 1927)
On Sunday, Aug. 21, 1927, Mr. and Mrs. August Wittke, Sr. of Pine Valley, Clark County, Wis., celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding, a large gathering of their children and other relatives met at their home for the event. A fine dinner and supper were served for all the guests and it was a most happy family reunion.
August Wittke and Ernestina Brandt were married at Tolona, Ill., Aug. 21, 1877. They were both born in Germany and had known each other there, having attend school together. After their marriage they lived for a time at Decatur, Ill., and later at La Salle. About 30 years ago they came to Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. and have lived in this locality ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Wittke have been industrious, honest people doing their full share of the world's work as they passed along, and it is hoped that they have yet before them a good many years of comfortable and happy life.
Besides the good wishes, all the guests brought them gifts of gold, one being a gold ring for each, the gift of their daughter, Mrs. Wilms of Milwaukee, who could not be present.
Mr. and Mrs. Wittke are the parents of seven children: August Jr. of Pine Valley; Emma, Mrs. Gus Reichert of Neillsville; Ferdinand of Pine Valley; Clara, Mrs. Wm. Sievert, deceased; henry, Neillsville; Herman, Pine Valley; Edna, Mrs. Fred Wilms of Milwaukee. There are also 12 grandchildren.
Among the guests present Sunday were Mrs. Frank Frost and an uncle of Chicago; Charlie Hartbank of Racine, and Fred Wittke and family of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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