BioA: Noah, Emil (50th - 1975)

Transcriber: Allan Wessel

----Source: Received from Mrs. Lorraine Allchin, California.


On Saturday, Aug. 23, 1975 Mr. and Mrs. Emil Noah of Route 2, Greenwood celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary at the Greenwood American Legion Hall. They were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Braun on Dec. 17, 1925 by the Rev. Otto Vriesen.

Mr. Noah, the son of Adolph and Louisa, nee Hochle, Noah was born in the town of Mead, Clark County on May 1, 1897. He resided on this farm until his retirement six years ago, except while in service in World War I. He attended Benjamin School and later was a member of the school board for several years, was chairman of the Town of Mead for 20 years, was president of the West Side Telephone Co., until it was sold, a charter member and former vice president of the Warner Mutual Town Fire Insurance Co. and is also a member of the American Legion Post.

Mrs. Noah (Marianna, nee Braun) is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Braun. She was born in the town of Reseberg, Clark Co., the 28th of (Copy was cut off)

Settlement School and in 1919 moved to Greenwood with her parents and attended the Greenwood High School from which she graduated in 1923, attended Wisconsin Business University at LaCrosse, and later was employed in Milwaukee. She was a 4-H leader for 13 years, a member of the West Side Homemakers for nearly 40 years, and still has crafts as a hobby, mainly the piecing of quilt tops.

Mr. and Mrs. Noah are both members of Immanuel United Church of Christ, where Mr. Noah was a consistory member for many years, and Mrs. Noah served as president and sunshine secretary for several years on the Guild.

They are the parents of ten children, Frederick, Hawthorne, Ca., Norman, Occonto, Wis., Mrs. Orville (Evelyn) Hoffman, Milwaukee, Mrs. Wilton (Bernelda) Karlen, Owen, Herbert, Greenwood, Mrs. Robert (Arvilla) Blunck Union Grove Wis., (Copy was cut off)

children and 3 great-grandchildren. All the children and grandchildren except one plus the three great-grandchildren were present for the occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. Noah were greeted by about 190 guests, many from out of town.

They received many beautiful gifts including a money tree from the grandchildren, beautiful floral bouquets, and congratulation cards and cash with best wishes.


BioA: Noah, Mr./Mrs. Emil #2 (Golden - 1975)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Noah, Hoehle, Wilck, Thorotea, Braun, Toburen, Learman, Wuestenhaugen, Liebzeit, Hoffman, Karlen, Stark, Blunck, Fitzl, Vriesen, Camarin

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/04/1975

Noah, Mr,/Mrs. Emil (Golden – 17 Dec 1975)

An estimated 225 guests honored Mr. and Mrs. Emil Noah, Rt. 2 Greenwood, at a golden wedding open house Saturday, August 23, 1975. The Legion Hall in Greenwood was decorated in the theme of gold for the occasion. Floral arrangements graced the table, with the wedding cake and several other large cakes in white and gold. At the opposite side of the hall was a collection of pictures marking the happy events of past years.

Highlighting the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Toburen and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Learman of Greenwood, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Wuestenhaugen of Sheboygan, played the parts of a mock wedding with the men taking the bride’s and the ladies taking groom’s side in the dramatization. Harry Liebzeit took the part of the preacher.

Before the buffet luncheon the Rev. Pacifico Camarin offered prayers and Mrs. Camarin sang, “Oh, Happy Home.”

The former Marianna Braun was born in the Town of Reseburg on September 28, 1904. After moving to Greenwood, she was graduated from the Greenwood High School in 1923 and continued her education at the Wisconsin Business University, La Crosse. She worked in Milwaukee before her marriage on December 17, 1925. The Rev. Otto Vriesen performed the ceremony.

Emil Noah, the son of Adolph and Louisa (Hoehle) Noah, was born in the Town of Mead on May 1,1897. Here he lived until six years ago, when the son Elmer, took over the farm. It was recognized as a century farm in 1973.

Mr. Noah attended the Benjamin School, where he later served on the school board. He was chairman of the Town of Mead for 20 years. When the Warner Mutual Town Fire Insurance Co. was organized 45 years ago, he was a charter member. He also has served as its vice president. He is a veteran of WWI and a member of the American legion Post, No. 608, Greenwood.

Both are members of Immanuel United Church, where he served as a deacon for many years. Mrs. Noah held offices of president and treasurer of the Guild. She also was a 4-H leader for 11 years and a member of the West Side Homemakers for 40 years.

Both like to travel and have been to California by bus, plane and train. In her spare time, she pieces quilts. Mr. Noah goes for walks along the country roads or watches TV.

All of their 10 children, 38 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren were at the celebration. The five sons are, Frederick, Los Angeles, Ca.; Norman, Oconto; Herbert, Greenwood; Verian, Thorp; and Elmer, Greenwood. The five daughters are, Mrs. Orville (Evelyn) Hoffman, Milwaukee; Mrs. Wilton (Bernelda) Karlen, Owen; Mrs. Robert (Arlene) Stark, Neillsville; Mrs. Robert (Arvilla) Blunck, Union Grove; and Mrs. Richard (Kathleen) Fitzl, Greenwood.

Guests came from Maine, Indiana, Iowa, South Dakota, California, Texas and South America, as well as other points in Wisconsin.

The celebration closed with dancing until midnight. Sunday, a family reunion was held, with approximately 125 having a picnic at the Noah home.

The Noahs were married at the home of her parents, Frederick and Maria (Wilck) Braun. Her parents celebrated their golden anniversary on June 1, 1936. Her grandparents, Wilhelm and Anna (Thorotea) Braun, were the first couple known to have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Clark County.



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