BioA: Shramek, Mr./Mrs. Charles, Sr. (Golden - 1937)

Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Shramek, Happe, Messner, Lindow, Krumpeck, Kroc, Stefjskal, Moravec, Hruby, Waska, Travnicek, Ward, Valence, Kubin, Prochaza, Pral, Kuba, Ott, Meier

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 2 Sept. 1937

Shramek, Mr./Mrs. Charles, Sr. (Golden - 29 Aug. 1937)

Happe, Mr./Mrs. William, Sr. (Golden - 28 Aug. 1937)

Golden weddings of Chas. Shramek’s and W. R. Happe’s Held

Two golden wedding anniversaries near Neillsville, those of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Happe, Sr., and of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shramek, Sr., were celebrated this week. The Happe family resides in the village of Chili, and the Shrameks are old settlers of the town of Levis.

William Happe and Lydia Messner were married at Knowles, in Dodge County, Wis., August 29, 1887. Mr. Happe was a graduate of Oshkosh normal, and was engaged in teaching for a time, later taking up farming which he continued when he came to Clark County in 1900 to settle in the town of Fremont. Happe has been active in town affairs, having served several terms as town clerk and treasurer and been an officer of the school district. He has been active in cooperative farm organizations, and was in charge of the Equity Shipping Association after moving to Chili in January, 1931.

Four children were born to the union, Alma, who teaches in Illinois but vacations at home, Mrs. Albert Lindow of Fremont, W. R. Happe, Jr., at home, and Elda, who teaches in Eau Claire. Five grandchildren are living. All the family was present at the celebrations, which many other relatives and friends attended.

The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Shramek was celebrated Saturday, August 28, at the Levis community hall with a dinner for the family and numerous relatives and friends. The all was prettily decorated, and the couple received many congratulations and gifts. Both of the couple were born in Bohemia, Mr. Shramek in 1865 and Mrs. Shrameck in 1868. He came to this county in 1878, and she in 1872. They were married in 1887, and came to Neillsville in 1907. Of nine children born to them, six are living; Ladd of Park Ridge, Ill., Charles and Ed of Neillsville, Wm. of Bensonville, Ill., Jerry of Chicago and Mrs. Lillian Krumpeck of Paris, Ill. All were present with their families, which numbered 18 grandchildren in all.

Out of town guests present were J. Kroc and family, A. Stejskal and family, M. Moravec and family, Mrs. Emma Hruby, and Mrs. Hugh Waska and son of Cicero, Ill., J. Travnicek and family, and Maxine Ward of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krumpeck, Sr., of Bensonville, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. J. Valence, L. Cikanek, Mrs. Kubin of Black River, M. Prochaza, Robert Pral, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kubat and niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ott, and Mrs. Wm. Meier.



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