BioA: Franz, Henry
& Augusta (Gold - 1948)
Surnames: FRANZ DECKER LAUBE SCHWARZE CHURKEY WESSEL BOLF
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.) 04/17/1948
Franz, Henry & Augusta (Gold - 11 APR 1948)
Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Franz, Greenwood, route 4, observed their golden wedding anniversary Sunday with an open house from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bolf, Greenwood, route 4.
The couple greeted 186 guests during the day. The supper table was centered with a four-tiered cake baked by Mrs. Alfred Schwarze and topped with a golden horseshoe. The anniversary theme was also carried out in the gold leaf favors given the guests and in the corsage worn by Mrs. Franz. She and her husband received numerous gifts and a bouquet of flowers from the West Side Ladies Aid Society. Songs were sung by the senior choir with Mrs. Otto Fravert as organist.
The former Augusta Decker, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Decker, was born in Greenwood Nov. 4, 1879. Mr. Franz, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Franz, was born in Franklin on Oct. 13, 1873, and came to this city when he was 11 years old. Both were confirmed at the West Side Reformed Church and married in 1898 by the Rev. John Schmalz.
Mr. Franz had been employed as a carpenter for nine years previous to his marriage. After the wedding he purchased his parents’ farm, where the couple resided until Mr. Franz retired three years ago. They are now making their home with the Bolfs.
The Franzes have 10 children, all of whom were present for the occasion except Emil, who lives at Quietus, Mont., and Theodore, whose home is in McMinnville, Ore. They also have 16 grandchildren.
Two sons, Oscar and Edwin, live in Greenwood and a third, Leondo, resides at Owen, Wis. Their daughters are Mrs. Henry (Minnie) Laube, Mrs. Harvey (Martha) Schwarze, and Mrs. Dave (Selma) Churkey, Owen; Mrs. Theodore Wessel (Arvilla) and Mrs. Mike (Meta)Bolf, Greenwood.
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