BioA: Funk, Mr./Mrs. C. W. (60th - 1943?)
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Surnames: Funk, Munson, Davidson, Vogelin, Sontag, Harvey
Funk, Mr./Mrs. C. W. (60th Anniversary - 1943?)
Withee Couple Observe Their 60th Wedding
A quiet celebration was held November 2, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Funk, Withee, in honor of their sixtieth wedding anniversary. Mr. Funk came here from Sheboygan in 1876, and Mrs. Funk came as his bride in *1883 from Mosel, Wis. They are now eighty-two and eighty-one years old, respectively.
Their married life began on the Strohkirch farm south of the village in the days with the Indians were still very numerous in this community. Later they had a general store and a meat market in the village. Mr. Funk was Withee’s first president and the second postmaster. He also served for several years on the school board and as clerk of Longwood and Hixon Townships.
Their children who attended the celebration are George, Theresa, Edmund, and Mrs. L. H. Munson (Ida) of Withee; Mrs. Anna Davidson of Appleton; and Mrs. William Vogelin (Emma) of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A son, Herbert, died in 1905. Among the other relatives attending were Mrs. George Funk, L. H. Muson, five of their eleven grandchildren, three of their eight great-grandchildren, and Mrs. Funk’s sister, Mrs. Ernestine Sontag, with her daughter, Mrs. Charley Harvey, both of Appleton.
There were pleasant moments spent with several friends who dropped in during the day. Many floral and other gifts and cards were received, which showed the good wishes of the community to the honored couple.
*Could also be 1888; copy hard to read.
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