BioA: Singstock, Mr. & Mrs. Herman (60th – 1965)           

Contact: Dinah Reinke


Surnames: Singstock, Tesmer, Kuse, Hess, Dins, Reil, Landen

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/20/1965

------ Singstock, Mr. & Mrs. Herman (60th – 10 MAY 1965)

A surprise celebration was held Sunday, May 9, at the Colby city hall honoring Mr. and Mrs. Herman Singstock on their 60th wedding anniversary celebration.

There were approximately 75 relatives in attendance and the surprise event was planned by two nephews, Bernard Tesmer, Colby, and Howard Kuse, Marshfield, and a son, Oscar Singstock, Oshkosh.

Mrs. Singstock, the former Lena Hess, is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hess.  She was born April 8, 1886, in Waukesha County, and they moved to a farm in the town of Colby in 1892.

Herman Singstock was born near Reedfield on May 31, 1881, and he came to Colby with his parents in 1902.

Lena Hess and Herman Singstock were united in marriage at the Zion Lutheran church, Colby, on May 10, 1905.  The Rev. Oswald Lugenheim officiated at the ceremony.  Wedding attendants were Mrs. Singstock’s sister, Louis Hess, and Otto Dins, Wilhelm Tesmer and Hedwig Singstock.

Of the attendants, all are deceased except Louise, who is now Mrs. George Reil, Oshkosh.

After their marriage, the Singstocks engaged in farming in the town of Colby.  Eighteen years ago they moved to a farm home in the town of Green Grove.  Mr. Singstock worked for several years for the Owen Canning Company.

The Singstocks are the parents of four sons, Arnold, Harold, and Oscar, all of Oshkosh and Milbert, Wausau, and one daughter, Caroline, (Mrs. Reuben Landen), Madison.  They also have 12 grand children and 16 great grand children.

The program included the presentation of a corsage and a boutonniere to the honored couple.  A dinner was followed by recorded music in the afternoon, and a supper in the evening.

The tables were appropriately decorated for the event, replete with the traditional wedding cake.  A potted plant of chrysanthemums was also presented to the couple later on in the afternoon.