BioA: Raeck, Mr./Mrs. Fred (50th - 1959)

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Surnames: Raeck, Oestrich, hardrath, Garceau, Bukachek, Ruether, Gauthier, Schramm, Tadych, Bastain

----Sources: Scrap book two: by Erna Schenk Price, contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath

Raeck, Mr. /Mrs. Fred (50th - 25 Aug. 1959)

An old-fashioned charivari was one of the highlights of the celebration given for Mr. and Mrs. Fred Raeck of route 1, Unity, to honor them on their golden wedding anniversary Saturday and Sunday.

Following the charivari, a dance was held at the Attwood Hall, then an open house party which continued until Sunday when lunch was served to the guests.

Fred Raeck was born at Two Rivers, March 19, 1886. He married the former Martha Oestrich of Shoto on August 25, 1909 in Colby. She was born January 5, 1889. Attendants at the wedding were Herman Hardrath and Mabel Raeck who are surviving, and Henry Hardrath and Tillie Garceau who are deceased.

The Raecks have three children, Harlan of Owen, Mrs. Ben (Ida) Bukachek of Hamel, Minn., and Mrs. Walter (Anna) Ruether of Reedsville, all of whom were present. They have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Raeck has now retired from farming and has gardening as a hobby. On the eve of his golden anniversary he recalled that 50 years ago he drove to Colby to be married in a buggy pulled by a one-eyed horse named Puss.

Guests who signed the gold-colored silk anniversary book were from Riplinger, Loyal, Owen, Unity, Colby, Abbotsford, Spencer, Curtiss, and Milwaukee.

Coming from Manitowoc and Two Rivers were Richard Gauthier, William Schramm, Edmund Garceau, Andrew Tadych, Roger Garceau, Elmer Bastain, and Mrs. Bernard Schramm.



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