BioA: Schmidt, Mr./Mrs. Matthias (50th Anniv. - 1935)



----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/04/1935

Schmidt, Mr./Mrs. Matthias (50th Anniv. - 8 Apr. 1935)

Mr. and Mrs. Matthias Schmidt of Colby will observe their fiftieth or golden wedding anniversary Monday, April 8, when special services will be held in their honor at the Reformed church on that day at 2:30 p.m.

Mr. Schmidt was born January 27, 1861 in New Holstein, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Schmidt, whose maiden name was Rosina Lerche, was born March 23, 1868, in Hoeningen, Schlessiem, Germany, and came to the United States with her mother when thirteen years of age and settled in Chilton. Her father died in Germany. They were married in Chilton, Wisconsin, in 1885 and lived on their farm six miles east of Chilton for thirty-six years. They moved to Colby fourteen years ago. They are both enjoying good health and have six children and twenty-five grand children. The children are: Mrs. Alex Thede of Colby, Mrs. Geo. Seisler of Milwaukee, Herman of Kewaskum, Wisconsin, Alvin of Colby, Edward of St. Nazian, Wisconsin, Mrs. Witte of Milwaukee.



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