BioA: Van Dreel, Mr./Mrs. Anton (50th - 1955)
Surnames: Van Dreel, Muehler, Hinkins, Van Den Brook, Diers,
Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.)
Mr./Mrs. Anton (50th Anniv. - 13 Nov. 1955)
wedding anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Van Dreel
was observed Sunday. During a 10:00 o’clock High Mass, at St.
Thomas’ Catholic church, Milan, the honored couple, their
children, grand children, and one great grand child, received
chrysanthemums were used in the corsage of Mrs. Van Dreel and a
yellow chrysanthemum boutonniere was worn by Mr. Van Dreel. Yellow
chrysanthemums decorated the altars and at the reception were used
on the table, combined with gold flecked candles and a four tier
wedding cake, baked by a grand daughter, Mrs. Gerald Muehler,
relatives joined them at a family dinner and in the afternoon from
2:00 to 5:00 o’clock, open house was held at the Milan school
basement with about 200 persons attending. The festivities closed
with a dance in the evening at Cherokee hall.
Mr. and Mrs.
Van Dreel were presented with many lovely gifts, among which was a
wrist watch for each of them from their daughters.
relatives here for the golden anniversary were the attendants at
the original ceremony, Mrs. Hattie Hinkins, sister of the groom, of
Little Chute, and John Van Den Brook, brother of the bride, of
and friends came from Minneapolis, Appleton, Green Bay, De Pere,
Stratford, Little Chute, Wisconsin Rapids, Ladysmith, Dorchester,
Colby, Marathon, Thorp, Edgar, Athens, Curtiss, and
Dreel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Van Dreel, was born March 15,
1875, at Freedom. Mrs. Van Dreel, was born Elizabeth Van Den Brook,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Van Den Brook, of Menasha, June
19, 1886. Both were educated in the Catholic school at
marriage, Nov. 28, 1905, at St. John’s Catholic church,
Little Chute, they went to farming in the town of Frankfort, near
Cherokee, where they lived for 26 years. In 1941, they retired and
came to Abbotsford to live. The past five years they have lived at
They have three daughters, Mrs. Leo (Henrietta) Diers, Mrs. Alfred (Leona) Carter, both of Athens, Route; Mrs. Robert (Loretta) Amacher, Colby; one son, Lawrence, address not known. There are 20 grand children and 17 great grand children.
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