BioA: Hilgers, Mr./Mrs. John (50th Anniv. - 1938)

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Surnames: Hilgers, Rucks, Sturner

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/12/1938

Hilgers, Mr./Mrs. John (50th Anniv. - 8 May 1938)

Mr. and Mrs. John Hilgers quietly observed their 50th wedding anniversary at their home in Colby Sunday but expect to hold a celebration at a later date.

Mr. and Mrs. Hilgers were married at Kaukauna, Wis., on May 8, 1888, and the following year came to the town of Hull, where Mr. Hilgers had acquired a tract of land a few years before their marriage.

For three years they resided on the farm and then moved to Colby for a short time, later returning to the farm. After a few years at farming they again moved to Colby, where they have since resided. The farm is now owned by Paul Rucks.

Mr. Hilgers has been engaged as a farm machinery salesman for many years and also was engaged in drilling wells at one time. He has served several terms as supervisor of the east ward.

Mr. Hilgers was born at Racine Feb. 12, 1861 and Mrs. Hilgers was born near Kaukauna June 25th, in 1866. They have one daughter, Mrs. Oscar Sturner, of Colby. A son, Matt, died several years ago.



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