Adolph & Caroline (Gold - 1949)
Surnames: MEYER SOEFKER
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.) 06/??/1949
Meyer, Adolph & Caroline (Gold - 31 MAY 1949)
Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) - An 11 o’clock service on Tuesday morning at Zion Reformed Church her marked the beginning of festivities for Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Meyer in celebration of their golden wedding. The Rev. B.M. Fresenborg officiated at the service before an altar decked with a profusion of cut flowers.
The services opened by the organist, Mrs. Don Warner, who played, "Silver Threads Among the Gold," followed by selections by the choir, who sang "Perfect Love," and "O, Happy Home."
After the rites at the church, dinner was served to approximately 100 guests in the church dining room. The tables were adorned with vases of cut flowers, centered by a three-tiered wedding cake, which was topped by a miniature bride and groom, and decorated in gold and white.
Mrs. Meyer was gowned in a dress of black corded crepe, and she wore a corsage of yellow tea roses. Mr. Meyer wore a white carnations on his coat.
Adolph William Meyer, son of the late William and Caroline Meyer, was born April 5, 1870, in Lippe Detmold, Germany. At the age of five, he came to America, living in the Town of Rhine, Sheboygan County. In 1895 he came to Greenwood and has made his home here since that time.
For many years he was engaged in the logging business, and worked as a teamster for several concerns in Wisconsin. Later he was employed as janitor at the Greenwood Public School for 15 years.
Mrs. Meyer, the former Caroline Soefker, was born in the Town of Mead (Clark Co.). Mrs. Mead has been a member of the Ladies Aid Society for about 40 years, and was also the church organist for about the same period of time.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Meyer have been members of the Reformed Church for many years and have been active in all branches of church work.
The couple first met at the wedding of a mutual friend, and were married a few years later, May 31, 1899, by the Rev. John Schmalz.
Three sons were born to them, Gilbert, Greenwood; Orlando, Cameron; and Elmer, Chicago. They have three grandchildren, Joyce, Greenwood, and David and Kathleen, Cameron.
A reception was held at the Meyer home during the afternoon, and supper was served in the church dining room. Open house was held at the home in the evening, when many relatives and friends came to extend best wishes and congratulations. The honored couple were presented with a purse of money, in addition to many lovely gifts.
An old fashioned charivari was a fitting climax to the enjoyable and happy event.
Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. George Goellner, Butternut; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Meyer, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. William Meyer, Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Meyer, Cleveland; Mr. August Feldman, Elkhart Lake; George Martin, Plainfield; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Oswald and sons, Spencer; Mrs. Mary Herzog, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wendt and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Wendt, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Matt Roeber, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Meyer and son David, Cameron; and Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Meyer, Chicago.
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