BioA: Van Dreel, Mr./Mrs. Henry (50th - 1959)

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Surnames: Van Dreel, Pinion, Schilling, Schramm, Hinkins, Schmirler, Treankler, Lueschow, Klonowski, Waldhart

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 04/30/1959

Van Dreel, Mr./Mrs. Henry (50th Anniv. - 25 Apr. 1959)

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Van Dreel observed their 50th or golden wedding anniversary Saturday, April 25, with a mass at St. Mary’s Catholic church in the morning, Rev. John B. Pinion officiating, which was followed with a dinner at St. Mary’s gym at at 11:30, a reception from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Cherokee Hall, supper at the gym at 4:15 P.M. and a dance at Cherokee Hall in the evening. Eighty persons were served dinner and 150 for supper.

Mrs. Van Dreel, the former Mary Schilling, was born at Sherwood, Calumet county, on January 8, 1892, and came to this community with her parents in 1903. Mr. Van Dreel was born on June 2, 1880, at Freedom, Wis. and came to the farm where the Van Dreels now live in 1908. They were married in St. Mary’s church at Colby on April 20, 1909, by Rev. J. W. Schramm. Their attendants were Mrs. Hattie (Van Dreel) Hinkins of Little Chute and Joe Schilling of Colby who were present at the celebration, and Mrs. Lena Schilling, deceased, and George Van Dreel of Appleton who was not present at the celebration.

They are the parents of eight children - three sons and five daughters - Mrs. Jos. (Roselyn) Schmirler of Edgar, Mrs. Lloyd (Helen) Treankler of Stratford, Jerome Van Dreel of Wisconsin Rapids, Mrs. Otto (Verena) Lueschow of Wisconsin Rapids, Mrs. Louis (Ludmilla) Klonowski of Wisconsin Rapids, Virgil Van Dreel of Colby, Route 1, Floyd Van Dreel of Colby, Route 1, and Mrs. Wm. (Donna) Waldhart of Appleton. There are 36 grand children and five great grand children.

People attending the celebration were from Edgar, Milan, Stratford, Abbotsford, Colby, Wisconsin Rapids, Oconto Falls, Oneida, Milwaukee, Appleton, De Pere and Little Chute.