BioA: Busse, Mr./Mrs. Gust (50th - 1949)
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Surnames: Busse, Seehafer, Sprengler, Zimmerman, Voeltz, Schmidt, Ziemer, Horn, Heinrich, Kamke, Juedes, Schultz, Kattner, Herzog, Weichelt, Brasch, Boettcher, Bremmer


----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 06/09/1949


Busse, Mr./Mrs. Gust (50th Anniv. - 8 June 1949)


Open house from 1:30 to 4:30 Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Busse, and a beautiful service at Christ Lutheran church, held on the occasion of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Busse, were attended by many relatives, neighbors and friends.


At 5:00 o’clock, to the music of the Bridal March from Lohengrin, Mr. and Mrs. Busse, accompanied by their four children, took their places in the church. They were preceeded by their eight-year-old twin grand daughters, the Misses Jo Ann and Janet Seehafer, of Marshfield, dressed in white dotted Swiss frocks. Mrs. Busse wore a dress of black lace and a corsage of yellow roses, tied with gold ribbon, presented to her by her great grand children. Mr. Busse wore a similar rose boutonniere.


The Rev. F. H. Sprengler gave a fitting talk and the Ladies’ Aid, of which Mrs. Busse is an active member, sang "O Blessed Home Where Man and Wife, and O Blest the House Whate’er Befall."



The church was decorated with baskets of bridal wreath and vases of yellow snapdragons were placed on the altar.

After the church services, supper was served to about 125 in the church basement by the Ladies’ Aid. Twisted streamers of yellow and white to which yellow roses were fastened were held by a large white bell. The center piece on the bridal table was a four tier wedding cake, decorated in yellow roses and topped by a wedding bell and gold leaves. Gold candles in crystal candelabra were placed on either side of the cake. Flowers and yellow bands of crepe paper were used as decorations at other tables.


Attending the festivities besides the children were Mrs. Busse’s three sisters, Mrs. Augusta Zimmerman, who was the bridesmaid 50 years ago, and Mrs. Minnie Voeltz, of Reedsville; Mrs. Bertha Schmidt and brother, Julius Ziemer, of Weyauwega, and Mr. Busse’s brother, of Reedsville.

Other relatives from away who attended were: Mrs. Norbert Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heinrich, Brillion; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ziemer, Mrs. Elmer Kamke, Mr. and Mrs. William Voeltz, Mrs. Frieda Juedes, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zimmerman, Reedsville; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schultz, Forest Junction; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kattner, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Herzog, Manitowoc; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Seehafer, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Weichelt and son, Douglas; Mr. and Mrs. Armon Seehafer, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Seehafer, Gottlieb Seehafer, Harvey Brasch, of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Seehafer, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Seehafer, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Seehafer, Judy and Dickie, Clintonville; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Boettcher, Medford.


Gust Busse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Busse, was born in Neaderhagen, Germany, Jan. 4, 1877. At the age of five years, he came, with his parents, three brothers, and one sister, to a farm, two miles from Reedsville.


Mrs. Busse was born Alvina Ziemer, March 21, 1879, at West Bloomfield. When she was two years old her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ziemer, moved to a farm one mile west of the Busse farm.


The two children attended school together, were confirmed by the same minister, Rev. Bremmer, who later read the marriage service for them at the home of the bride’s parents, June 8, 1899. They were attended by her sister, Miss Augusta Ziemer, and August Zimmerman.


On June 12, the young couple came to Abbotsford where Mr. Busse bought a farm two and one-half miles north of Abbotsford, Wis. Three years later they bought another farm on Highway 13 and lived there until three years ago when they sold it to their son, John, and moved to town.


Mr. and Mrs. Busse were members of the St. Peter’s Lutheran church at Dorchester for 47 years, and joined Christ Lutheran congregation when they moved to Abbotsford, Wis. Mrs. Busse was a member of St. Peter’s Ladies’ Aid for over 40 years and is now a member of the Abbotsford Aid.


They have four children, Albert, who is with his parents, John and Otto, on a farm north of Abbotsford; and one daughter, Mrs. Otto (Frieda) Seehafer, who lives on a farm near Marshfield. There are 14 grand children and eight great grand children.



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