BioA: Pacholke, Fred & Bertha (Gold - 1932)

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----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 04/21/1932

Pacholke, Fred & Bertha (Gold - 15 APR 1932)

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pacholke (Clark Co., Wis.) of Colby celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Friday. A large number of friends and relatives gathered for the celebration which was held in St. John’s Evangelical Church hall.

Streamers of white and yellow served as room decorations, and yellow candles, yellow flowers, and a wedding cake adorned with gold coins were attractivel arranged on the tables, at which covers were laid for 85. After the meal, an anniversary address was delivered by the pastor, the Rev. G.F. Hahn, and Mrs. Hahn sang two German selections. The program further included a vocal duet, "When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver," by Bernice Pacholke and Iris Hederer, the latter of Marshfield.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Pacholke are natives of Germany. The former was born June 8, 1859, and Mrs. Pacholke, whose maiden name was Bertha Saulden, was born Nov. 18, 1860. They were married in their native land and eight years later came to America. They established a home in Pennsylvania, and remained there nine years, coming to the town of Hull (Marathon Co.) near Colby, in 1899. They settled on the farm where they lived until their removal to Colby twelve years ago.

Of the 13 children born to them, eleven are living, and all were present Friday evening. They include Mrs. E.A. Stichert, Sheboygan; Fred Pacholke, Owen; Mrs. Otto Witte, Mrs. Arnold Amundson, Mrs. Charles Hanne, William Pacholke, Mrs. Louis Young, John, Louis and Howard, all of Colby, and Edward of Abbotsford, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Pacholke also have 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.



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