BioA: Hoffman, Mr./Mrs. Charles (50th - 1952)
Surnames: Hoffman, Hopkins, Anderson, Elvis, Hibbard, Boetscher, Ireland, Van Order, Young, Reinhold, Lekium, Jackson, Girouix, Mirmmer
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 11/20/1952
Hoffman, Mr./Mrs. Charles
(50th Anniv. - 18 Nov. 1952)
The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Hoffman occurred Tuesday, Nov. 18. No celebration had
been planned but throughout the day, neighbors and friends called
at the home.
In the evening, they were the honored
guests at a surprise party at a meeting of the Abbotsford chapter
of the Order of Eastern Star, which was also entertaining the
Masonic lodge that night.
A mock wedding was the feature of the
program. Costumes of 50 years back and longer, were provided for
the entire wedding party, with Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman as the bridal
pair. Mrs. Bob Hopkins was soloist at the ceremony.
A three tier, decorated wedding cake,
topped with a gold ornament, served as a centerpiece for the table
and was cut by the bride and groom. Napkins and other table
decorations, in harmony with the gold color scheme and bronze and
yellow chrysanthemums decorated the table and lodge
Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman, who had served as
past patron and past matron, were presented with a boutonniere and
corsage, respectively, and were given a purse.
About 65 guests attended, and from away
were Mr. and Mrs. Gust Anderson, Ogema; and Dr. and Mrs. Edward
Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman were married Nov.
18, 1902, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Hibbard, at Knowlton, with the Rev. Boetscher, of Wausau,
officiating. Mrs. Hoffman’s mother, now Mrs. Alex Ireland, is
making her home here and enjoyed the golden anniversary. Their
attendants were her sister, Miss Cora Hibbard, and John Van Order,
of Stevens Point, a friend of Mr. Hoffman. They are both deceased.
For a period of about ten years, Mr. and
Mrs. Hoffman lived at Stevens Point and came to Abbotsford 41 years
ago. He and A. J. Young operated a saw mill just east of
Abbotsford, for about two or three years, when it burned. They then
purchased the building where the O & N Lumber Company now is
and started a lumber and coal yard. Sixteen years ago, due to ill
health and the death of their only child, Harold, Mr. Hoffman
retired and the lumber yard was sold to the O & N Lumber
Company, the present owners.
For a short time, Mr. Hoffman worked for
the Roddis Lumber Company, at Marshfield, and the Streckert Lumber
Mrs. Hoffman, who is an active member of
the Ladies’ Home Mission, and has been its president for many
years, was honored at the meeting, Wednesday afternoon. The
hostesses had a special gold cake for her, which she cut and served
to each one attending.
Callers at the Hoffman home on Monday included Mmes. Walter Reinhold, Alice Lekium, Jean Jackson, Cal Girouix, and Charles Mirmmer, of Wausau.
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