BioA: Braun, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore (Golden - 1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Braun, Wilck, Stigen, Myrin, Vriesen, Humke, Wittwer, Horn, Liebzeit, Noah

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/28/1971

Braun, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore (Golden - 12 October 1971)

(Intended for the 10/21/1971 issue)

Approximately 170 people were present for the Golden wedding anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Braun held Sunday afternoon in the Legion Hall in Greenwood. Bouquets of fall flowers were used as decorations and two yellow ’mum plants centered the tables, which held gold candles and foil bells.

Attending were all their children and their families; an original attendant, Mrs. Hubert Horn, a sister of Mrs. Braun; and relatives and friends from Minneapolis, Minn., Marion, Ia, Sheboygan, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, La Crosse, West Bend, Withee, Thorp, Marshfield, Owen and Fall Creek.

Two sisters of Mr. Braun, Mrs. Clara Liebzeit and Mrs. Emil (Marianna) Noah, had a table display which featured a 50-year history in pictures of the Braun family.

Special gifts were a fan-shaped money tree tied with gold ribbon from their three children; a crystal vase from their four grandchildren, Susan, Scott and Brooks Braun of Minneapolis and Dennis Humke of Marshfield; and a money tree from their two great-grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Humke.

Mrs. Braun wore a corsage of gold colored roses tied with a gold ribbon and her husband had a yellow carnation boutonniere. Susan Braun was in charge of the guest book and two nieces, Miss Catherine Braun of Eau Claire and Mrs. Arvin Liebzeit of Greenwood, cut the anniversary cake.

This is the third generation in the Braun family who were privileged to celebrate their Golden wedding anniversary.

Mr. Braun, son of the late Frederick and Marie (Wilck) Braun, was born December 2, 1896, in Greenwood. And his wife the former Emma Myrin was born April 10, 1899, in Withee. She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Stigen) Myrin. They were married October 12, 1921, in the West Side Reformed parsonage by the Rev. Otto Vriesen. Their attendants were Mrs. Hubert (Myrin) Horn and the late George Braun, a sister and brother of the bride and groom.

The couple operated a cheese factory in Braun Settlement and in 1947 took over the Braun homestead, nine miles northwest of Greenwood. They farmed there until retirement in 1958, when they moved to the city of Greenwood.

They are the parents of three children, Mrs. Irvin (Shirley) Humke of Greenwood, Allen Braun of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. John (June) Wittwer of Marion, Ia. There are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Braun are members of Immanuel United Church of Christ, where Mr. Braun was a member of the consistory for a number of years. He also served on the Greenwood city council and for a number of years on the Clark County Board. Mrs. Braun is a member of the Salem Aid.



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