BioA: Kalepp, Mr./Mrs. Adolph (50th - 1952)

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Surnames: Kalepp 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 10/09/1952 

Kalepp, Mr./Mrs. Adolph (50th Anniv. - 12 Oct. 1952) 

Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Kalepp are observing their golden wedding anniversary Sunday. A dinner for the family will be held at noon and open house will be held in the afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 o’clock at their home on Second Street. 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 10/16/1952 

Sunday, Oct. 12, marked the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Kalepp, and the occasion was celebrated with a family dinner at the home at noon, open house in the afternoon, and an old fashioned charivari in the evening.  

A canopy of gold and white streamers and wedding bells was arranged above the table and a three tier wedding cake, a gift from the children, was the centerpiece on the table.  

For the occasion, Mrs. Kalepp wore a navy blue dress to which was pinned a shoulder corsage of yellow and bronze baby mums tied with a gold ribbon. 

Mrs. Kalepp, the former Minnie Sauter, was born in St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 19, 1883. Mr. Kalepp, who was born in Saxony, Germany, Jan. 30, 1874, came to this country when he was six years old and settled with his parents on a farm two and a half miles east of Dorchester. The farm is now owned by Clarence Kalepp. 

The couple were married Oct. 12, 1902, in Dorchester, at the Lutheran church, with the Rev. Fred Moecker officiating. The attendants were Ida Leonhardt (now Mrs. Henry Jacobi, of Abbotsford), Helen Hedrich (now Mrs. John Zahorka, Colby), August Sauter and the late Gust Huebscher, both of Dorchester. Mrs. Jacobi and Mr. Sauter were present for the occasion.  

Mr. and Mrs. Kalepp lived on the home farm, except for eight years when they were in Montana, during which time his brother rented the farm. Twenty-two years ago, they moved to Abbotsford and operated a tavern until three years ago. Their son, Norman, now has the tavern.  

The Kalepps had eight children, five of whom are living. They are William, Harold, Norman, and Mrs. Gilbert (Alice) Kattre, all of Abbotsford; and Clarence, of Dorchester. There are 16 grand children. 

All the children and grand children attended the golden anniversary celebration. Among other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sauter, Mr. and Mrs. Al Sauter, Mr. and Mrs. August Sauter, Mr. and Mrs. Don Sauter and family, Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Sauter and family, all of Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Marcott, Mr. and Mrs. Leopold, Mr. and Mrs. Kavino and family, of Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. E. Simmons and family, Charles Hermanson, Medford; Mrs. B. C. Swarthout, Mr. and Mrs. A. Messer and daughter, Spencer; and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jacobi, Abbotsford. The Rev. and Mrs. F. H. Sprengler, Dorchester, also called in the evening.  



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