BioA: Clouse, Mr.
& Mrs. Fred (50th - 1959)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Clouse, Pfohl, Lakosky, Hardrath, Bauer, Keller, Ebsen, Fahley, Blue, Boudmen, Dunn, Dum, Laffe, Brennan, Ayer, Wisnosky, Rahm, Hansen, Vanderhoof, Miller, Songstad, Seidl, Lange, Becker, Roohr, Burhop, Wittlinger
----Sources: Scrap book three: by Gertrude Wittlinger Becker
Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath
Clouse, Mr. & Mrs. Fred (50th - Sept. 29, 1959)
50 Years Together - Mr. & Mrs. Fred Clouse observed their golden wedding anniversary this past Saturday with a gathering of friends and relatives at a dinner and reception at Trinity Lutheran Hall here in Loyal. They were married September 29, 1909 at the Loyal Methodist Church. Early Sunday morning they left for South Carolina when they will spend three months before going on to Florida for the rest of the winter.
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Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clouse of Loyal began the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary with a 12 o’clock dinner in the reception room of Trinity Lutheran Church at Loyal. More than 200 relatives and friends were present for the occasion.
After the dinner their wedding vows were renewed before the Rev. John G. Pfohl who also told of several outstanding events of their married life and presented them with a gold plaque in remembrance of their 50 years together. The Noeldner sisters of Loyal sang several musical selections after which open house was held at the couple’s home.
A charivari followed in the evening. The couple received many gifts and cards.
Mr. and Mrs. Clouse have left for Alabama and Florida where they will spend the winter.
They have seven children: Mrs. C. J. (Maybelle) Lakosky, Ojus, Fla.; Mrs. Alden (Ethel) Hardrath, Owen; James Clouse, Gadsden, Ala.; Alvin Clouse, Portland, Ore.; Hugh Clouse, Glen Clouse, Cadott; and Allan Clouse, Waukesha. They have 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. George Bauer, MR. and Mrs. Clarence Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ebsen and daughter, Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Fahley, New London; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Blue, Dale, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Laurance Boudmen, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Clouse and son, Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Clouse, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dum and daughters, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laffe, Mrs. Emeilia Clouse, Humbird; and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brennan, Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ayer, Mrs. Dolly Wisnosky, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rahm, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hansen, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. David Vanderhoof and daughter, Gloria; Marshfield; Mrs. Nada Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Melin Miller and son, Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Songstad, Mrs. Bob Seidl and family, Milwaukee.
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Lange Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Julius Lange Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Otto Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hardrath, Mrs. Clare Roohr, Mrs. Alice Burhop, Owen; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wittlinger and son, Eugene, Amery.
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