BioA: Ziebarth, Mr./Mrs. Charles (50th - 1940)

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Surnames: Ziebarth, Ketcham, Shipe, Mueller, Elfert, Stange, Pries, Beil, Adams, Peterson, Kelly, Blodgett

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin) 08/15/1940

Ziebarth, Mr./Mrs. Charles (50th Anniv. - 12 Aug. 1940)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ziebarth were honored at their home, Monday night when they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Cakes, beautifully decorated in gold, and gifts were presented the guests of honor by their neighbors.

Mrs. Ziebarth was born March 28, 1872 in Germany and came to America at the age of 16. Mr. Ziebarth was born May 20, 1870 in the state of New York.

Immediately after their marriage which took place at Dalton, Ill., Aug. 12, 1890, they came to Wisconsin. They lived at Glenwood City and at Medford, which city they left to come to Abbotsford, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. Ziebarth are the parents of five children, three of whom are living: Henry, of Abbotsford, Arnold of Cornell, and Herman, of Wausau. There are six grand children.

Mr. Ziebarth was employed for six years by H. T. Ketcham when the latter started his fox ranch near Chelsea. Mr. Ziebarth opened the road, built the fences and after the cabin was built, he was joined there by Mrs. Ziebarth.

Later they came to Abbotsford, Wis. At present, both Mr. and Mrs. Ziebarth are in good health and are active in working a large garden and strawberry patch. Mr. Ziebarth suffered a fractured vertebra some time ago, from which he made a remarkable recovery.

Both are members of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran church.

Among those who attended the celebration at the home Monday evening were:

Henry Ziebarth, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ziebarth, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shipe and son, Dalton, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Elfert, Mr. and Mrs. George Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stange, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Pries, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beil, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Peterson, Mrs. Mathilda Kelly and Miss Laura Blodgett, all of Abbotsford, Wis.