BioA: Grap, Ferdinand Mr. and Mrs. (Golden - 1949)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Grap, Lowe, Klauer, Hemp, Kalsow, Rummler, Raabe, Schumann

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 20, 1949

Grap, Ferdinand Mr. and Mrs. (Golden - 1949)


Bride Wears Black Velvet - Golden Wedding Cake of Fifty pounds - Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Grap celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on October 12, at their home in Globe.

A special service was held for them by Rev. Adolph Schumann, at the Lutheran Church at Globe where they were married 50 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Grap were the first couple married in the present church.

Mrs. Grap was dressed for the occasion in a black Velvet dress with lace and gold trimmed presented to her by her son, Paul. She wore a white orchid corsage, presented to her by her oldest granddaughter, Beverly Grap of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

After the services at the church Mr. and Mrs. Grap were transported to their home in a top buggy decorated with crepe paper streamers and drawn by a team of horses.

The tables were decorated suitably for the occasion. The bride and broom’s table was centered by a huge wedding cake, topped with a pair of golden slippers. This cake weighing 50 pounds was presented to them by their oldest son, Walter Grap of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The second table was centered by a very attractive old time carriage.

The children of Frederick Grap gave their grandparents a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums.

Present for the occasion were their children, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Grap and children, Beverly, Walter and Jennine; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grap and Mr. Carl Grap, all of Milwaukee; Marvin Grap of Rockford, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Grap and children, Ronald, June, Frederick, Jo Ann, Lewis and Susan on the home farm.

Three of the attendants for the original wedding were also present: Mrs. Ole Lowe, Mrs. Henry Klauer and Frank Hemp. The fourth, Theodore Kalsow, is deceased.

Other guests from out of town included Mr. and Mrs. August Kalsow, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rummler, Mr. and Mrs. George Kalsow and Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Raabe, all of Watertown.

The couple received many lovely gifts and a large sum of money.



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