BioA: Schweke, Mr./Mrs. William (50th - 1956)
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Surnames: SCHWEKE MUELLER LUEPKE IMM ZETTL PREHN SCHULZ GOELLNER TANK ZETTLER HELKE SPINTI ANDERSON FACKLAM FLINK HOEFNER MELLENTHIN
----Sources: News Herald 18 April 1956 p. 20 c 4
Couple to Note Golden Jubilee
Spencer--Mrs. and Mrs. William Schweke, Spencer, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Saturday with an "open house" from 2 to 4 p.m. at their home.
BioA: Schweke, Mr./Mrs. William (50th - 1956)
Surnames: SCHWEKE MUELLER LUEPKE IMM ZETTL PREHN SCHULZ GOELLNER TANK ZETTLER HELKE SPINTI ANDERSON FACKLAM FLINK HOEFNER
----Sources:(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 24 April 1956 p. 8 c. 4
Schweke, Mr./Mrs. William (50th Anniv. - 18 Apr. 1956)
Pioneers in Spencer Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary
William & Minnie (Luepke) Schweke
Spencer – Mr. and Mrs. William Schweke, whose golden anniversary occurred April 18, celebrated the event on Saturday so that out-of-town guests could share the day with them.
An informal open house was held in the afternoon and was followed by a 5 o’clock dinner in the dining room of Trinity Lutheran Church, where the pastor, the Rev. Randolph Mueller, delivered the prayer.
Gold-colored tapers and cut flowers decorated the tables, where places for 80 guests were set. A three-tiered wedding cake baked by their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rudolph Schweke, centered the table, where the honorees were seated. A number of hymns were sung to piano accompaniment by Janice Schweke of Brantwood.
In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Schweke and their family greeted guests at a reception in the Municipal Hall, with cards providing the entertainment.
Mr. and Mrs. Schweke were married April 18, 1906, at the home of her late parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Luepke, who lived northwest of Spencer, by the late Rev. A. F. Imm.
Mrs. Schweke, the former Minnie Luepke, was born Feb. 9, 1886, in the town of Unity while her husband was born March 23, 1884, in Butternut.
After their marriage they settled near Upson, where he was engaged in logging for a year, before coming to the town of Brighton, where they cleared an 80-acre tract of wilderness, transforming it into a farm, which they operated until 1948, when they retired and moved to the village of Spencer - their present home.
Mr. Schweke was treasurer of the town of Brighton for 20 years, assessor of the village for two years, and secretary of St. John’s Lutheran Church for seven years. His favorite hobby is fishing while his wife likes to piece quilts. Both are members of Trinity Lutheran Church.
The honored couple have five children - Alvin Schweke, Brantwood; Rudolph Schweke, Spencer; Clifford Schweke, Marshfield; Mrs. John (Lenora) Zettl, Milwaukee; and Mrs. Donald (Estella) Prehn. Spencer. One son, Erwin, died in 1930.
There are six grandsons and two granddaughters.
Out-of-town relatives present at the celebration included Fred Schweke, Carl Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Mueller and Mr. and Mrs. John Zettl, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. George Goelner (Goellner?) and Mr. and Mrs. Gust Fank, Butternut; Mr. and Mrs. Art Zettler, Nekoosa; Mr. and Mrs. Art Helke, Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Spinti, Tomah; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schweke and family, Brantwood; Mrs. Bertha Anderson, Drummond; Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Facklam, Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. Alma Fink (Flink?), Neillsville; and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Schweke and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoefner of Marshfield.
Among the numerous gifts presented to the couple were a yellow carnation boutonniere to Mr. Schweke and a corsage of yellow carnations and pink rosebuds to his wife - a gift from their grandchildren - and a gold watch to each from their children.
***Note: Minnie B. (Luepke) Schweke was born 9 Feb 1886 and died 16 Apr 1963. William F. Schweke was born 23 Mar 1884 and died 26 Feb 1970. Both are buried in St. John's Cemetery, Spencer, Marathon Co., Wisconsin.
1905 Unity Plat Map
The Farm of Carl & Minnie (Mellenthin) Luepke was in the SE corner of section 26.
Carl Friedrich Ferdinand Luepke was born 25 Apr 1847 and died 19 Nov 1920.
Sophia Luise Wilhemine "Minnie" (Mellenthin) Luepke was born 25 Jan 1852 and died 21 July 1925.
This is where Minnie Luepke, was born Feb. 9, 1886 and the grade school she attended (Willow Brook) adjoined her father's property.
SCHWEKE MUELLER LUEPKE IMM ZETTL PREHN SCHULZ GOELLNER TANK ZETTLER HELKE SPINTI ANDERSON FACKLAM FLINK HOEFNER MELLENTHIN
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