BioA: Worchel, August & Alvina (Golden - 1942)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Worchel, Kaufmann, Buddinger

----Source: The Loyal Tribune, 05 February 1942

Worchel, August & Alvina (20 JAN 1942)

The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. August Worchel was observed at their farm home in the town of Seif on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Mr. and Mrs. Worchel had expected only their children and their families, so when the Rev. and Mrs. Adolph Schumann and the members of the Ladies’ Aid of the Globe Lutheran church arrived in the afternoon it was a pleasant and complete surprise to them.

Supper was served to the group and in the evening more of the neighbors went to the home to congratulate this worthy couple. Flowers and other gifts were presented as tokens of esteem in which Mr. and Mrs. Worchel were held by their neighbors and friends.

They were married Jan. 20, 1892, in the town of Grant to which Mr. Worchel came with his parents at the age of eight, the family coming from Germany. The newly married couple lived for a time in Eau Claire county, near Cleghorn, and at Alma, Wis., before coming to the town of Seif in 1902, where they purchased the Jake Schwab eighty. Their farm now consists of 160 acres. They have been hard working, frugal farmers and splendid citizens. As a young man, Mr. Worchel worked in lumber camps and in the Minnesota harvest fields. Mr. Worchel is 85 and his wife 73. Mrs. Worchel has been most active in the work of the Ladies’ Aid. She also is a member of the Homemakers club of her community, enjoying the association of younger people. Her maiden name was Alvina Kaufmann. She also was born in Germany, coming to the town of Grant with her parents when she was 16 years of age.

Mrs. Worchel is an aunt of Carl and Bernice Buddinger of York, who attended the celebration.