BioA: Hemp, Mr./Mrs. Albert (Golden - 1942)

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Surnames: Hemp, Hoffman, Worchel, Dudei, Dochler, Grap, Lowe, Schlinsog, Keller

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 4 June 1942

Hemp, Mr./Mrs. Albert (Golden - 4 June 1942)

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hemp of 188 South West Street, will observe their fiftieth wedding anniversary Saturday, June 6, having announced that they will received their relatives, neighbors and friends on that day between the hours of two and five and seven and nine p.m.

Here to assist them in greeting their friends will be the daughter, Mrs. William Hoffman, Chicago, a son, Richard, and his family, Mosinee, and the sons, Herman and Erwin, and their families, who reside on the farm in the town of Weston.

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 4 June 1942


Under weather conditions identical with those of fifty years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hemp observed the golden anniversary of their wedding on Saturday, June 6, 1942, at their home at 188 South "West" Street, Neillsville, Wis.

On the day preceding the date set for their wedding, which took place June 6, 1892, Clark County was visited by a heavy hail storm accompanied by torrents of rain which fell upon water-soaked fields. With that situation still fresh in their memories, Mr. and Mrs. Hemp were able to offer an encouraging word. The corps that year were excellent, hardly excelled in any one year during their long experience as farmers.

Albert Hemp was born March 14, 1867, in the province of Brandenburg, Germany, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Hemp. He came to America with his parents when he was three years old, the family settling near Jefferson where they lived for four years. In 1874 they came to the town of Weston, Clark County, the father being one of the early settlers of that township.

Mrs. Hemp was born October 20, 1870, in the province of Schlesien, Germany, the daughter of August and Dora (Worchel) Dudei. She came to America in 1888.

On Pentecost Monday, June 6, 1892, Miss Anna Dudei was united in marriage to Albert Hemp in the old long church at Globe, the Rev. C. Dochler officiating. The attendants were Augusta Grap (now Mrs. Ole Lowe), Neillsville; Bertha (Schlinsog) Keller, Abbotsford; the bride’s brother, Bernard Dudei, and the groom’s brother, Ernest Hemp, Mrs. Lowe and Mrs. Keller are still living. Mrs. Lowe was the only one of the attendants present at the golden anniversary occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. Hemp began life together with but little more than willing hands and a determination to succeed, upon land which had been his father’s and upon which but few improvements had been made. There was a wide gap, which included years of hardship and privation, between that day and the time when Mr. and Mrs. Hemp turned their two farms over to their sons, Herman and Erwin, complete with fine sets of buildings. They retired in 1925, purchased a home in Neillsville and have since made this city their home.

Aside from the farming operations, Mr. Hemp threshed for the farmers in his community for many years, having a threshing outfit of his own. He served school district No. 5, in the town township, as treasurer for a number of years, also serving as supervisor for a time.

Mr. and Mrs. Hemp are the parents of four children - Mayme, Mrs. William Hoffman, Chicago, Erwin and Herman Hemp, Weston, and Richard, postmaster at Mosinee, Wis. A son, Bernard, died in 1908, at the age of nine months. There are five grandchildren: Lorraine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Hemp; Robert and Marian, children of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hemp, and Mary Anna and Dorothy, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hemp. All of the children and their families except Mrs. Richard Hemp were here for the anniversary celebrations. Many other relatives, neighbors and friends of the couple called at the Hemp home during the day and evening to extend congratulations and well wishes.

They were the recipients of many lovely bouquets, ? June flowers and other gifts, refreshments were served throughout the afternoon and evening.



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