BioA: Wendt, John & Clara (40th - 1949)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Wendt, Noah, Gander, Erickson, Olson, Mattausch, Laube, Laabs, Dix, Meinhardt, Schwarze

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 5, 1949

Wendt, John (40th Anniversary 28 April 1909 - 1949)

Surprise Gathering is held for the Wendts:

Greenwood - Relatives and friends attended a surprise 40th wedding anniversary celebration in honor of Mr. and Mrs. John Wendt at their home Sunday afternoon, May 1, 1949. The honored couple received a purse of money from those present.

Miss Clara Noah and John Wendt were married April 28, 1909, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Noah, in Greenwood. They have the following children: Mrs. Adolph (Bertha) Gander of Danville, Ky.; Mrs. Burnell (Leona) Erickson of Madison; Adolph Wendt, Edgar Wendt and Mrs. Daniel (Alice) Olson, all of Greenwood; and 17 grandchildren. Their daughters, Mrs. Gander, her husband and three children, and Mrs. Erickson, her husband and six children, were not able to attend.

Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mattausch of Alma; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Laube and daughter, Janet, and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Laabs, all of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dix of Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Meinhardt, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schwarze, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Noah, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wendt, daughters, Geraldine and Carol, and son Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wendt and daughter, Karen, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Olson, sons, Gerald, Duane and Richard, and daughter, Elaine of Greenwood.

Also - On Thursday evening neighbors surprised Mr. and Mrs. Wendt. Cards furnished entertainment. The Wendts were presented with a purse of money. Lunch was served.