BioA: Hefty, Mr./Mrs. John, Sr. (50th - 1937)

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Surnames: Hefty, Hohenstein, Cattanach, Frei

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 28 Jan. 1937

Hefty, Mr./Mrs. John, Sr. (50th - 15 Jan. 1037)

On January 15, Mr. and Mrs. John Hefty, Sr., of Granton celebrated their golden wedding and also the birthday of Mrs. Hefty which comes on the same day.

All the children with their families and a few friends assembled at the home of where they were seated to a bounteous wedding dinner which was prepared by the "bride". Much credit must be given for this to the hands that have toiled so hard during all the years.

The center piece of the table was a large wedding cake decorated in colors of gold, which was baked by their daughter, Barbara, now Mrs. Henry Catanach of Nekoosa. Very useful and beautiful gifts were received by the couple.

Mr. John Hefty was born in Canton Glarus in 1857 and Mrs. Hefty was born in Canton, St. Gallen in 1868. They are both natives of Switzerland.

In 1888 they sailed to the United States and settled in Green County, making New Glarus their home where Mr. Hefty worked mostly on the railroad.

In the year of 1906 they moved to Clark County with their family and purchased a farm from Joe Frei which has been their home ever since.

This couple was blessed with five children, two daughters, Marie, now Mrs. Arthur Hohenstein of Neillsville, Barbara, Mrs. Harry Cattanach of Nekoosa and three sons, Joseph at home, John at Chili and Daniel at Madison. They also have seven living grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Many best wishes and happy returns were wished to this couple as everybody departed for their homes.

May the golden sun rise in the East and the golden sun set in the West. Many more years for our dear father and mother; for we always loved them truly and loved them best.

Mrs. Arthur Hohenstein



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