BioA: Frantz, Mr./Mrs. George (60th Anniv - 1915)
----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 11/18/1915
Frantz, Mr./Mrs. George (60th Anniv - 15 NOV 1915)
For sixty years Mr. and Mrs. George Frantz Sr. have traveled life’s path together, and on Monday they celebrated their sixtieth anniversary at the home of their son Rudolph and wife in the town of Washburn, Clark County, Wis. At noon a goodly number of the more distant friends gathered, and after greetings and congratulations, sat down to a sumptuous dinner with the aged couple. The afternoon was spent in reviewing the olden days and renewing old acquaintances. In the evening the nearer neighbors and other came; again the festal board was spread and around it gathered the groups of friends and well-wishers; so many were there, the tables were filled again and again. Besides those there for dinner, one hundred twenty-five were served at the evening meal. Many presents and tokens of remembrance were brought or sent by absent friends. A box of beautiful flowers received from Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Roethe of Fennimore, graced the center of the table.
Mr. Frantz is 87 years old and the "bride" is 82; both are sound in mind and remember the occurrences of life clearly, and are most interesting people to meet. Mr. Frantz is probably the oldest resident here. He landed at Black River Falls in 1848 and was one of the earliest settlers in this vicinity. He went to Ft. Atkinson to be married, returning with his bride, with an ox team through the wilderness a good part of the way. They took an active part in pioneer affairs and experienced all the hardships of early life in a new country. It is hoped by all that they may yet see many happy days together.
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