BioA: Brandt, August & Ida #2 (Gold - 1940)

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Surnames: Brandt, Niemi, Prust

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 02/29/1940

Brandt, August & Ida #2 (Gold - 2 MAR 1940)

Mr. and Mrs. August Brandt, residing two miles west of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, Sunday, March 3, 1940. There will be church services at the German Lutheran Church at Withee Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock, after which a dinner will be served to their friends and relatives. In the afternoon at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Emil Niemi, a reception will be held. Relatives and friends from Chicago, Greenwood, Atwood and numerous other places will attend. Mr. and Mrs. Brandt have been residents of the Withee community for a great many years, and have a host of friends who will wish for them many more anniversaries.

(Follow on in 3/7/1940 Owen Enterprise)

A host of relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. August Brandt of Withee helped them observe their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 3.

Church services officiated at by the Rev. E.L. Wendling, in both German and English language, at the German Evangelical Lutheran Church, was largely attended by all their friends.

Mrs. Brandt was gowned in a dress of black crepe trimmed with black velvet and wore a shoulder corsage of gold flowers. About her neck she wore a gold necklace, a gift presented to her by the groom on her wedding day, 50 years ago. Mr. Brandt wore a dark oxford grey dress suit.

August Carl Frederick Brandt, child of August and Louisa Brandt, was born Oct. 29, 1866, in Pinnow, Germany, where he spent most of his childhood years, coming to America in Dec. 1884, where he worked at odd jobs until in the spring of 1890, when he bought the farm on which he and his wife lived until a few months prior to this grand event.

Mrs. Brandt (Nee Ida Henrietta Prust), child of Henry and Minnie Prust, was born in Marienhagen, Germany, on the 6th day of January 1870, coming to this country in the fall of 1889.

She was employed in a hotel at Glenwood city, where she met and later married her husband on the second day of March, 1890. The Rev. John Kurtz of New Richmond, performed the ceremony.

They immediate settled on their farm 1 ½ miles west of Withee, Wis. The farm at the time being all dense timber, which Mr. Brandt, together with his wife cleared into the lovely farm home it is now.

He was also in the charcoal business for several years at Withee, Spencer, Auburndale, and Milladore.

Mr. and Mrs. Brandt have been members of the German Lutheran Church for the past 50 years, at one time holding a church office. Mrs. Brandt was a member of the Ladies Aid of that church for the past several years.

The happy couple were blessed with six children, William August, who was born Nov. 29, 1890, and gave them 16 years of happiness being called to his eternal home on March 16, 1906. There are also Joseph Frederick and Frederick Edward Brandt, Ida Augusta Niemi, who reside near Withee; Martha Emma Meyer of Chicago…. (this article was continued on another page that I did not get a copy of).



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