BioA: Christiansen, Mr./Mrs. Nels F. (Gold - 1940)

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Surnames: Christiansen

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 09/19/1940

Christiansen, Mr./Mrs. Nels F. (Gold - 19 SEP 1940)

A half century of matrimonial happiness that has been blessed with two children and as many grandchildren is being observed today by Mr. and Mrs. Nels F. Christiansen of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.).

The couple are listed among the three remaining persons that founded the original Danish Colony at Withee and have spent all of their married life except three years in this community.

Mr. and Mrs. Nels F. Christiansen were united in marriage on Sept. 19, 1890, in Chicago by the Rev. A.S. Nielsen, founder of the Danish Colony at Withee, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Christiansen came to Withee where they have since made their home, in 1893, being one of the original families in the Danish Colony of the community. Only other pioneer members of the colony are E.E. Neilsen of Withee and Mrs. P.K. Petersen of Owen, Wisconsin.

Mr. and Mrs. Christiansen’s two children, Andrew of St. Paul and Carl of Tyler, Minn., each of whom have one child, are here observing their parents anniversary.

This noon a golden wedding dinner was served at the couple’s home for immediate members of the family and Rev. and Mrs. J.L.J. Dixon, covers were laid for 16. The table decorations were in gold and white.

During the afternoon the couple were at home to their many friends that dropped in to offer them their congratulations and best wishes.

This evening a reception will be held at the assembly hall of the Danish Lutheran Church for relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Christiansen. Rev. J.L. J. Dixon will deliver a talk in honor of the couple and Mrs. Christiansen will respond.

Mr. and Mrs. Christiansen have received many beautiful gifts and floral bouquets honoring them and are enjoying a pleasant day and good health on the occasion. Mr. Christiansen is 84 years of age, while Mrs. Christiansen is 76.



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