BioA: Tessmer, Mr. and Mrs. Karl (Gold - 1966)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Tessmer, Bosse, Ericksmoen, Foster, Darge, Bingham

----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 30 June 1966

Tessmer, Karl Mr. and Mrs. (29 June 1916 – 25 June 1966)

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Tessman, route 1, Loyal, celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary Saturday, June 25, with a reception from 2 to 11 p.m. at Spencer hall in Spencer.

A buffet supper was served to about 150 guests. The hall was decorated for the event and there were golden mums, a three tiered wedding cake, and a gold money tree for table decorations. Mr. and Mrs. Tessmer wore a gold corsage and a white carnation which were gifts from their children.

Karl Tessmer was born October 18, 1888, at Pittsberg, Pennsylvania, and Leona Bosse Tessmer was born January 12, 1897 at Oeimmee, North Dakota. They were married June 29, 1916 at Dorchester by Pastor F. H. Moacker. Mr. and Mrs.Tessmer have four daughters, Mrs. John (Millie) Ericksmoen, of Owen; Mrs. Delmar (Ruth) Foster, Independence, Missouri; Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Darge, Racine; and Mrs. Harold (Florence) Bingham, Kenosha; two sons Leroy, of Racine and Edwin, Belton, Texas. Edwin was unable to be present for the celebration. They also have 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

The honored couple received many cards and gifts. They were presented with a kitchen range from their children and there were also gifts of plants and money.

Cards were played in the afternoon, and in the evening music for dancing was enjoyed by the guests.

Guests came for the event from Oshkosh, Racine, Marathon, Schofield, Dorchester, Medford, Thorp, Owen, Avalon, Kenosha, Marshfield, Spencer, and Loyal. The out-of state guests present were from Detroit, Michigan, Chicago, Crestwood, Waukegan and Carpentersville, Illinois; Logansport, Indiana; and Independence, Missouri. Mrs. Tessmer’s brother Herman Bosse of the state of Washington, telephoned his sister to extend his best wishes.