BioA: Barth, Mr. and Mrs. John (Golden - 1971)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Barth, Quicker, Schier, Vanderwyst, Koch
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 9/16/1971
Barth, Mr. and Mrs. John (Golden - 9 November 1971)
Mr. and Mrs. John Barth of Rt. 1 Chili were honored at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barth, Rt. 1 Granton, Saturday afternoon, on their Golden wedding anniversary.
Bud Schier provided music during the afternoon and a buffet supper was served to more than 250 guests. Table decorations in the recreation room included a huge wedding cake at the head table for the honored couple and their attendants of 50 years ago. Golden feather flowers decorated the tables.
Mrs. Barth, the former Hilda Quicker, was born in the Town of Lynn, where she received her education. She had been a member of the Forestside Homemakers and is a member of the Ladies Aid. She enjoys crocheting in winter.
John Barth received his education in the Town of Fremont, where he was born. He served on the Forestside school board for a number of years. He and his wife enjoy gardening and caring for a large yard, as well as fishing trips to northern Wisconsin. He also does some farming. They are members of Zion Lutheran Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Barth were married November 9, 1921, at the Nasonville Lutheran Church parsonage by the Rev. Edward A. Koch. They lived in the Town of Fremont until 1938, when they moved to the Town of Lynn. In 1965 they moved into their present home.
The Barths have three sons: Robert, Homosassa, Fla.; Raymond, Granton; and James, on the home place on Rt. 1 Chili. There are 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Among the relatives and friends from Wisconsin and neighboring states, one nephew, Ralph Vanderwyst and his wife from Berlin, Germany, came for the celebration.
The guests enjoyed dancing with the honored couple at Chili Corners in the evening.
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