BioM: Franz, Henry & Augusta (Decker) Anniversary
Contact:  Allan Wessel

Surnames: Able, Bolf, Burkhardt, Churkey, Decker, Fravert, Gray, Hansen, Karnitz, Loberg, Kippenhan, Laube, Meinholdt, Miller, Pieper, Potocnik, Prepeluh, Schmaltz, Schwarze, Wachsmuth, Wendt, Wessel, Wichesberg

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner

Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary:

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Franz, Greenwood, Route 4 observed their golden wedding anniversary sunday, April 11, 1948 with an open house from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bolf, Greenwood, Route 4.

The couple greeted 186 guests during the day. The supper table was centered with a four-tiered cake baked by Mrs. Alfred Schwarze and topped with a golden horseshoe. The anniversary theme was also carried out in the gold leaf favors given the guests and i the corsage worn by Mrs. Franz. She and her husband received numerous gifts and a bouquet of flowers from the West Side ladies aid Society. Songs were sung by the senior choir with Mrs. Otto Fravert as organist.

The former Augusta Decker, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Decker, was born in Greenwood, Nov 4, 1879. Mr. Franz, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Franz, was born in Franklin on Oct 13, 1873, and came to this city when he was 11 years old. Both were confirmed at the West Side Reformed church and married in 1898 by the Rev. John Schmalz.

Mr. Franz has been employed as a carpenter for nine years previous to his marriage. After the wedding he purchased his parents' farm, where the couple resided until Mr. Franz retired three years ago. They are now making their home with the Bolfs. The Franzes have 10 children, all of whom were present for the occasion except Emil, who lives at Quietus, Mont, and Theodore, whose home is in McMinnville, Ore. They also have 16 grandchildren.

Two sons, Oscar and Edwin, live in Greenwood and a third, Leondo, resides at Owen. Their daughters are Mrs. Henry (Minnie) Laube, Mrs. Harvey (Martha) Schwarze, and Mrs. Dave (Selma) Churkey, owen; Mrs. Theodore (Arvilla) Wessel and Mrs. Mike (Meta) Bolf, Greenwood.

Out of town guests who attended the celebration were: A. Wachsmuth and son, Gilman; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laube and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Londo Franz and Daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Schwarze and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Churkey and family and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Churkey, Mr. and Mrs. Don Churkey and son, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Laube, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prepeluh, Misses Vivian and Evelyn Miller, Mr. and Mrs. John Prepeluh and son, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Franz and son, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Pieper, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Potocnik, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Bublitz and Burton Churkey, all of Owen; John Kippenhan and daughter Mrs. Herbert Wichesberg and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kippenhan and son, Apleton; Miss Louise Kippenhan, Black River Falls; Miss Cilla Kippenhan, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Loberg and family, Mr. and Mrs. Thane Karnitz and family, Miss Gretchen Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Art Meinholdt, Mr. and Mrs. Don Miller and daughter, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gray, Frank Able, Willard; Mr. and Mrs. and daughter, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Karl Laube, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wendt and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wendt, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Wm Burkhardt and son, Stratford.

The Gleaner joins their many local in extending congratulations and best wishes for many more years of happy wedded life.

Allan Wessel 3110 Clove Drive Madison, WI



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