BioA: Josephson, Mr./Mrs. Victor #2 (65th - 1952)

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Surnames: Josephson, Binning, Vander Stoep, Boyer, Mooney, Johnson, O’Brien, Nelson

----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 10/03/1952

Josephson, Mr./Mrs. Victor #2 (65th Anniv. - 29 Sept. 1952)

About thirty-five relatives and friends were entertained at dinner in the Trinity Lutheran Church basement Sunday in honor of the 65th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Josephson. The anniversary was really on the 29th but was celebrated Sunday because it would have been impossible for some to be present on Monday. In the afternoon the group went to the Josephson home where the time was spent in visiting and later in the day a buffet supper was served at the church.

A special short service was held at the regular morning worship service at the church in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Josephson, at which time a duet "Oh Perfect Love" was sung by Mrs. Henry Binning and Rev. Vander Stoep.

Mr. Josephson was born in Finland April 9th, 1866 and Mrs. Josephson was born in Finland November 17th, 1866. They were married in Finland September 29th, 1887 and in 1901 Mr. Josephson came to America to make a home for the family who followed him in 1905 and settled in Massachusetts and later, came to Wisconsin. They lived in Unity forty-seven years.

Mr. and Mrs. Josephson were the parents of eight children of whom only three are living, Mrs. Howard (Fanny) Boyer, and Edgar, Unity; and Mrs. Fred (Hilda) Mooney of Rhinelander.

Those from out of town who were present Sunday were Mrs. Fred Mooney, Rhinelander; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson, Rhinelander; Charles Boyer, Elgin, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. James O’Brien of Chili; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Nelson and family; Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Josephson, Marshfield.

The Josephson’s were presented with a basket of flowers from the church and a plant from the ladies aid. The couple are very active and their garden, which they care for themselves, might be considered their hobby. Mrs. Josephson attends church service and ladies aid regularly and walks to the store to do her shopping while Mr. helps in the garden and with the lawn and does small repair jobs around the home. He repaired the chimney recently. Both are keen minded and alert and enjoy visiting with the neighbors who call to see them. Mr. Josephson was handicapped for some time a few years ago when he sustained a broken hip.



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