BioA: Hoffman, Herman Mr. & Mrs. (50th - 1960)


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Surnames: Hoffman, Compeau, Schultz, Hagen, Johnston, Rayner, Eake, Leffel, Manthe, Christopherson, Miller, Gust, Kipp, Mannecke, Krostag, Viegut


----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/08/1960


Hoffman, Herman Mr. & Mrs. (50th Anniv. - 7 Sept. 1960)


Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hoffman began the observance of their golden wedding anniversary by attending the 10 o’clock morning service Sunday at Ebenezer Evangelical and Reformed church, Stratford. With them were their 13 children and three of the four attendants at the wedding, which took place Sept. 7, 1919.


Dinner was served for the families at noon at the church basement. Centering the table of the honored couple was a wedding cake, baked and decorated by their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Herman Hoffman, Jr. Small bouquets of bronze chrysanthemums were used in the table decorations and a large bouquet of the same flowers graced the church altar.


For the occasion, Mrs. Hoffman wore a two-piece blue and white print dress and had a corsage of yellow roses and white carnations. Mr. Hoffman wore a yellow carnation boutonniere.


Three of their attendants were present: Mrs. Emma Compeau, Webster, a sister of Mrs. Hoffman; Mrs. Alvina Schultz, Waukesha, and Charles Hoffman, Wausau, a brother of Mr. Hoffman. Corsages of yellow and white carnations and a white carnation boutonniere were worn by the attendants. August Wiesman, the other attendant, is deceased.


Relatives and friends attending the open house came from Webster, Stratford, Waukesha, Wausau, Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Cornell, Colby, Edgar, Abbotsford, Appleton, Neenah, Marshfield, Fenwood, Mosinee, Owen, Schofield, Rothschild, Wisconsin Rapids, Mequon, Withee, Chicago, Waukon, Ia., and Lancaster, Calif.


After the marriage of Herman Hoffman and the former Lida Hagen, which took place at the home of her parents Sept. 7, 1919, they engaged in farming in the Stratford area. They came to Abbotsford in 1952 after their retirement and are both in good health.


They have 13 children, 25 grand children and one great grand child. Out of the group, four grand children and the great grand child were not present for the celebration.


The children are: Mr. and Mrs. James (Hermina) Johnston, Lancaster, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hoffman, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoffman, Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hoffman, Cornell; Mrs. Lorinda Rayner, Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hoffman, Waukon, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl (Mabel) Eake, Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hoffman, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer (Lenora) Leffel, Stratford; Mrs. Lorraine Manthe, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hoffman, Jr., Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome (Arlene) Christopherson, Withee; and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Hoffman, Stratford.


Mr. Hoffman has two brothers, Charles and Edward of Wausau, and a sister, Mrs. Laura Miller, in Germany.


Mrs. Hoffman has one brother, Walter Hagen, Stratford; and six sisters, Mrs. Emma Compeau, Webster; Mrs. Otto Gust, Mrs. Esther Kipp and Mrs. Otto Mannecke, Stratford; Mrs. Arnold Krostag, Marshfield; and Mrs. Elmer Viegut, Edgar.



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