BioA: Neuhaus, Mr./Mrs. Gerhard (50th Anniv. - 1931)

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----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10 Sep 1931

Neuhaus, Mr./Mrs. Gerhard (50th Anniv. - 7 Sept. 1931)

Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Neuhaus of Route 2, Colby, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, September 6th, 1931. Mr. Neuhaus was born on May 15, 1857, at Manitowoc, Wis., and Mrs. Neuhaus was born on August 3, 1862, at Centerville, Wis., which makes Mr. Neuhaus seventy-four years old and his wife sixty-nine. They were married on September 7, 1881, at Centerville, Wis., and made their home on a farm in Manitowoc county for twenty-eight years. All of their sixteen children were born there and one died in infancy and is buried there. In 1909, the family moved to their present home at Colby. The farm at that time consisted of 120 acres, fifty of which were cleared. At the present time there are about ninety acres cleared. In the early days, they had about eighteen head of cattle, whereas now they have thirty-three head. Their two sons, Otto and Herbert, work the farm under their father’s supervision.

The anniversary was celebrated at the home farm. Supper was served to the many relatives and friends during the evening after which all the guests, with the exception of some of the smaller children, went to the Cutiss Reformed church where a beautiful service was held. Rev. H. Hartmann conducted the services and gave an interesting talk. The choir rendered several beautiful hymns and all the sons and daughters sang Mrs. Neuhaus’ favorite hymn. The Ladies Aid then rendered a touching closing hymn and Rev. Hartmann presented Mr. and Mrs. Neuhaus with a beautiful anniversary memento.

The church was tastefully decorated by the Ladies Aid with orchid and yellow streamers and beautiful fall flowers. The church was filled to capacity.

After the services, the family and guests returned to the home and had a pleasant evening in a social way while some of the guests amused themselves by playing cards. Refreshments were served at midnight after which the guests returned to their respective homes.

Among the immediate family members present were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baumgartner and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Neuhaus and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. Strade and family, Otto, Herbert and Edw. Neuhaus, all of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Neuhaus and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Neuhaus and family. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Neuhaus and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Miller and family of Curtiss; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stoltzmann and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. Oehldrich and family of Cleveland, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Amos Miller and family of Sheboygan Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Neuhaus and family of Chicago, Ill. Two of the children are dead. One, Louis, died in infancy and the other, Mrs. E. Koerner, died in middle age.

Other guests present were Rev. and Mrs. Hartmann and family, Mr. Christ Dethlefsen, Mr. and Mrs. A. Fakes and baby boy, Mr. and Mrs. H. Singstock and family, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Singstock, Mr. and Mrs. August Gosse and family, Mrs. Henry Gosse, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gosse, Jr., and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tesmer and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. Voigtlander and family, Miss Leona Burmeister, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ebert, *** Note: the rest of the article is cut off and not available at the time of transcription.



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