BioA: Kanter, Mr./Mrs. Nick #2 (50th Anniv. - 1946)

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Surnames: Kanter, Loos, Weller, Zinthefer, Cleary, Carberry, Hassenohrl, Miesen, Haertle, Benjamin, Kohlbeck, Baumgart, Koenen, Kugel, Eisen, Niesen

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/16/1946

Kanter, Mr./Mrs. Nick (50th Anniv. - 16 June 1946)

Sunday, May 5th, members of the Nick Kanter family gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kanter at Unity to celebrate the first complete family reunion in 24 years and to observe the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kanter of Colby, Wisconsin, who were married 50 years, June 16.

The residence was canopied with gold and white streamers centered with a large wedding bell and a bowl of pansies flanked with tapers formed the centerpiece at the table. Covers were laid for 40 persons.

Mrs. John Loos and Mrs. Martha Weller had charge of the kitchen and Miss Marie Zinthefer, Joan Cleary, Dorothy Carberry, Lois and Marilyn Hassenohrl, and Donald Kanter, all grandchildren of the Nick Kanters, waited on tables.

Mr. Kanter was born at Hilbert, Nov. 26, 1871, and when he was six years old he moved with his parents to Colby in the town of Hull, which at that time was a wilderness. When he was 18 years old he came to Marshfield and resided there for eight years. During this time he was married to Elizabeth Miesen in a wedding ceremony read in St. John’s Catholic Church by the Rev. John Eisen.

From there Mr. and Mrs. Kanter returned to Colby and purchased the Kanter family homestead, where they lived for 15 years. When he sold this farm he bought 80 acres of wild land which he improved and which is known today as the Pine Grove Farm and is owned by James Kugel.

In the spring of 1939 the Kanters retired and moved to the city of Colby, where they now reside.

Mr. Kanter has taken an active part in the public life of the community in which he lived. He held the office of school treasurer for 15 successive years, resigning when he moved away from the district; he was a charter member of the Hull Town Mutual Insurance Company and was elected a director of the organization until he was chosen to be president of the company. He resigned that position at the time he retired from farming. He has also held the office of supervisor for two years and was a member of the County Board for six years.

Mrs. Kanter was born at Kaukauna, Sept. 25, 1874, and lived there until she was 12 years old, when she moved to Marshfield with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Haertle.

Nine of their ten children were present for the occasion. One son, Rueben, died Dec. 28, 1921. There are 27 grand children.

Their two sons and seven daughters and their families attending the reunion were: Mr. and Mrs. Clement Kanter, San Bernadino, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Lucine) Benjamin, Palm Springs, Calif.; Mrs. Ed (Alta) Kohlbeck and daughter of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. (Marina) Cleary and family, Hartford, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Marcella) Carberry and family of Lodi; Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Oliva) Zinthefer, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Peter (Odilia) Hassenohrl and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Rosalia) Baumgart and daughter, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kanter and son, Unity. Also attending were Henry Miesen, Fond du Lac, and Matthew Niesen, Marshfield, brothers of Mrs. Kanter; Bernard Koenen, Fond du Lac, and Miss Marie Zinthefer, Marshfield.



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