BioA: Mr./Mrs. Ferd(Gold Anniv- 1917)

Transcriber: Stan


----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 11/01/1917

Marquardt, Mr./Mrs. Ferdinand (Gold Anniv-29 OCT 1917)

Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Marquardt celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding last Monday, Oct. 29, 1917, at their home in the town of Green Grove, Clark County, Wis., about ninety guests being present.

The home was very tastily decorated and in the preparations for the event not one detail was overlooked to make an occasion which will be long remembered by their children, grandchildren, relatives and friends who were there. Mr. and Mrs. Marquardt did all the planning themselves and it all turned out in the same precise, efficient and pleasant manner, which has characterized them during the time they have lived here.

At 7 o'clock in the evening, in the presence of the guests assembled, Rev. A. Behrendt read the golden wedding ceremony, the sons and daughters of the couple acting as groomsmen and bridesmaids. After the ceremony all sat down to a bounteous supper. When the tables were cleared the guests proceeded to enjoy themselves to the utmost until all were dog tired and ready to quit.

Mr. and Mrs. Marquardt were married in Gross Tuechen, Pommern, Germany, on Oct. 29, 1867. They came to this country in August 1869, settling at Iron Ridge, Dodge Co., Wis, where they lived three eyars, then moved to Toledo, Ohio. They came to Colby on March 5, 1875, and took up a homestead in the town of Green Grove and during that time have lived on this same place, where they raised a large family, prospered and gained the respect and good will of all those with who they have come in contact.

All their living children were present as follows: Mrs. Julius Kobs of Green Grove, Albert of San Francisco, Cal., Charles of Green Grove, Mrs. Charles Huhn of the town of Hull, Herman of Milan, Mrs. G. Meihold of Greenwood, Mrs. George Tesmer of Colby, Fred of Abbotsford, Frank of the town of Hamburg, Dora of Chicago and Ben at home. A daughter, Mrs. Wm. Krueger of Chicago, died three years ago. Twenty-five grandchildren were also present.



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