BioA: Greaser, Mr./Mrs. George (50th - 1953)
Surnames: Greaser, Vandehey, Pacholke, Michaelis, Shultz, King, Shomier, Brown, Neve, McKean, Greves, Kreklau, Paustenbach
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 11/19/1953
Greaser, Mr./Mrs. George (50th
Anniv. - 17 Nov. 1953)
The family of Mr. and Mrs. George Greaser
were present Sunday to celebrate the golden anniversary of their
wedding, which took place Nov. 17, 1903. Twenty-six places were
laid for the 1:00 o’clock dinner served at the
Attending were all of the children and
grand children. They were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer (Fern) Vandehey, of
Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Greaser and Ronald, West Allis; Mr. and
Mrs. George Greaser and Beverly, of Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Edward
(Mary) Pacholke, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Ross Greaser, Racine; and
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Greaser and Dawn, Abbotsford.
A sister of Mrs. Greaser, Mrs. E. R.
Michealis, Etna, Pa., and the five sisters of Mr. Greaser, Mrs.
Frank W. Shultz, Bellview, Pa.; Mrs. G. E. King, Vinton, Ia.; Mrs.
Ella Shomier and Mrs. Ruth Brown, Rockwell City, Ia.; and Mrs. Anna
Shomier and son, Robert, Boscobel; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neve,
daughter of Mrs. King, Vinton, La., also were here for the
On Tuesday, neighbors and friends called
and in the evening, gave them an old fashioned shivaree.
For the centerpiece at the Sunday’s
festivities, there was a decorated open book cake and for Tuesday
there was a double ring wedding cake. Bouquets of yellow roses and
yellow chrysanthemum plants decorated the home.
Mr. and Mrs. Greaser received many
beautiful gifts to mark this anniversary.
Mrs. Greaser, the former Edna Violet
McKean, was born Sept. 27, 1881, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Brisbane McKean, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She had five brothers and two
Mr. Greaser, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John
C. Greaser, was born Jan. 15, 1881, in Clover Creek, Blair county,
Pa., one of a family of five girls and three boys. They were
married in the parsonage of the Rev. Ulyses S. Greves, Nov. 17,
1903, in Pittsburgh.
At the time of their marriage, Mr.
Greaser was a fireman on the Pennsylvania railroad and they made
their home in Pittsburgh until the fall of 1905, when he was
transferred to Swissvale, where they resided a year. In 1907, he
was promoted to engineer and four years later he quit railroading
and operated a farm, which was part of the Greaser estate in Iowa,
until 1920, when they came to Abbotsford. He bought the farm, which
at present is owned by Carl Kreklau. Some years later, he moved to
the Paustenbach farm, which is now the Oscar Mayer place. Eleven
years ago, they moved to the village and Mr. Greaser worked for
Marathon-Clark Cooperative for five years. For the past four years,
he has been employed as fireman at the Streckert Manufacturing
The Greasers have four sons and two
daughters, living. One daughter, Thelma, born in 1904, died in
1910. There are three grand children.
Mrs. Greaser has one sister and Mr.
Greaser has five sisters, all of whom were here for the
celebration. His one brother, in California, was unable to be
The birthday anniversary of Mrs. Bertha Shultz occurred Monday and a celebration was also held in her honor, Mrs. Shultz, a sister of Mr. Greaser, hadn’t seen him in 30 years.
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