BioA: Etta, Mr./Mrs. Jacob Henry (Golden - 1937)

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Surnames: Etta, Stabnow, Tolleth, Volk, Keiner

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 15 July 1937

Etta, Mr./Mrs. Jacob Henry (Golden - 4 July 1937)

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Etta celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, July 4, at their home in Loyal, the event having been arranged by their children. A bounteous chicken dinner was served at 1 o’clock. The color scheme was gold and white.

Maple syrup made by the honored couple, sealed in a mason jar of the 1858 type, and labeled "To be opened at our Golden Wedding" was opened by Mrs. Etta. The guests, as it was served them, converted their ice cream into richly flavored maple sundaes. The can of syrup has been an object of interest, in the family these many years as they have watched a candied formation come into it and then thoroughly disappear again. Friends are yet sampling with interest the remainder of the can.

The Ettas are among the early settlers of this section. Mrs. Etta has lived in Clark County practically all her life. Mr. J. H. Etta came to Loyal 55 years ago from New Fane, Wis., his birthplace.

There were married in Colby, Wis., in 1887. For several years following 1892, Mr. Etta with his brother Thomas, operated a lumber mill in Loyal. Then for many years, after the passing of lumber mills in this section, he operated a feed mill. All through the years, in addition to these activities he did carpenter and cabinet work and building quiet extensively. Now, at the age of 81, he came home for this event from northern Wisconsin, where he is building a pavilion.

The two sons, with their wives, the four daughters, with their husbands and five grandchildren, were all in attendance: E. J. Etta of Medford, Oscar Etta of Loyal; Mrs. Harold Stabnow of Greenwood, Mrs. Fred Tolleth of Wisconsin Dells, Mrs. Perry Volk of Loyal and Mrs. Carl Keiner of Eau Claire. The grand children are Valeria and Robert Etta of Medford, Donald and Dale Stabnow of Greenwood and Patricia Keiner of Eau Claire.

*In the Wisconsin Pre 1907 marriage index they are listed as follows:

Henry Etta and Anna Stonge married 4 July 1887 in Marathon County. Mr. Etta is listed in census records as Henry Etta.



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