BioA: Younker, Mr./Mrs. Anton (50th - 1959)

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Surnames: Younker, Fritsche, Kind, Henning, Nuernberger, Behing

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/28/1959

Younker, Mr./Mrs. Anton (50th Anniv. - 16 May 1959)

The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Younker of Colby was celebrated Saturday, May 16, at the farm home in the town of Mayville where they lived most of their married life. Since the Younkers moved to Colby after retiring about five years ago, their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Fritsche, and family operate the farm.

About 150 relatives and friends attended the reception which began at 2:00 P.M. Supper was served at 4:00 P.M. All members of the family of the honored guests were in attendance except one, Mrs. Adolph (Eva) Kind and family of Germantown.

Mr. and Mrs. Younker have six children - Rudolph Younker and Mrs. George (Vera) Henning of Abbotsford, Mrs. Gilbert (Loretta) Fritsche and Norbert Younker of Dorchester, Mrs. Adolph (Eva) Kind of Germantown and Mrs. Rynold (Anna) Nuernberger of Stetsonville. There are 17 grand children and four great grand children. Mr. Younker has three sisters and a half brother and Mrs. Younker has two sisters and a brother.

Mrs. Younker, the former Rose Behing, was born in the town of Mayville. Mr. Younker was born in Germany and came to the town of Mayville when a very small boy. The couple was married in St. Louis Catholic church in Dorchester on May 19, 1909.