BioA: Vandeberg, Mr./Mrs. John (1922)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Vandeberg, Fenhouse, Lawrence, Webster, Voight
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 07/20/1922
Vandeberg, Mr/Mrs. John (13 July 1922; 40th Wedding Anniversary)
On Thursday, July 13, between 60 and 70 neighbors and friends from Neillsville and the town of York, assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Vandeberg to celebrate with them the fortieth anniversary of their marriage. The only guest from a distance was Mrs. Wm. Fenhouse of Spencer. The day was beautiful and all were in good spirits, making it indeed a happy gathering. Many of them guests brought appropriate presents and other clubbed together to contribute toward a general gift to be selected by Mr. and Mrs. Vandeberg themselves.
A bountiful dinner was served, six tables being filled.
John Vandeberg and Lillie Lawrence were married at the M. E. parsonage in Neillsville July 13, 1882, Rev. J. E. Webster performing the marriage ceremony. They began housekeeping on a new place in the town of York, which by years of industry they developed into a splendid farm with good buildings and fine stock and machinery. They had not only the usual years of hard work and economy, but they had their full share of sickness and misfortunes, but they kept up good courage and faced the difficulties of life bravely.
To them were born five children; one son, Manly, died in 1904, at the age of 19 years; Alvin lived on the home farm, Horace on his farm near by; Ida, Mrs. E. Voight, lives also near the old home and Miss Ruth lived with her parents at the home in Neillsville. Although Mr. and Mrs. Vandeberg moved to the city last March and plan to take life a bit easier than in former years, the still keep up their interest in farm affairs. Their many friends hope to see them live many years in the enjoyment of a comfortable and happy life.
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