BioA: Kretschmer, Mr. & Mrs. Moritz (Gold - 1944)
Surnames: Kretschmer, Jahn
----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 11/04/1944
Kretschmer, Mr. & Mrs. Moritz (Gold - 27 OCT 1944)
Mr. and Mrs. Moritz Kretschmer quietly observed their golden wedding anniversary at their home in this village (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) last Friday, Oct. 27th, 1944, and on Saturday evening entertained a few friends at their home. This notable event in their lives was not observed by a public celebration, owing to war conditions and other circumstances.
We are happy to add the names of Mr. and Mrs. Kretschmer to the long list of Humbirdites, past and present, who have enjoyed a half a century or more of blissful wedded life, and extend to them the congratulations and best wishes of the community which has been their residence for nearly five decades.
On Oct. 27, 1894, as balmy a fall day as the month of October has been this year, Miss Lena, a daughter of Julius Jahn, a leading farmer near Alma, in Buffalo County, and Moritz Kretschmer, son of another prosperous farmer, living only seven miles away, were united in marriage by Rev. Reick at the bride’s home. A large company of relatives and friends of these popular young people attended the wedding and helped make the day a merry one. Both were born and grew to adult life in the community in which they were wed. One son was born to them, and passed away when but a month old.
For five years they lived in their home community, and then moved to a farm in Jackson County. That was their home for only three years. In 1902 they moved into Humbird, where they established a fine home. Mr. Kretschmer engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. The furniture part was given up several years ago when the hall building and first residence was sold and they moved to their present home. Then came the date of retirement, when the undertaking business was sold to Rickards, and Mr. Kretschmer kept on working. His services in the carpentry line will be in demand for as long as he is willing to handle the working tools. Both Mr. and Mrs. Kretschmer are active in Masonic and Star and society circles and both are members of St. John’s Church.
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