BioA: Feala, Mr./Mrs. Ed (50th - 1953)

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Surnames: Feala, Schulz, Picha, Fleming, Sorenson, Heindl, Banditt 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 09/10/1953 

Feala, Mr./Mrs. Ed (50th Anniv. - 8 Sept. 1953) 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Feala celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The festivities began with a high mass at 9:00 o’clock at St. Bernard’s Catholic church, before which the honored couple repeated their marriage vows. The Rev. Raymond Schulz officiated at the ceremonies. 

Dinner, served at noon at the home, was attended by the four children of Mr. and Mrs. Feala, and their families. A large gold cake, beautifully decorated, served as the centerpiece at the table. Baskets of deep, yellow gladioli were used in the church and home decorations. 

For the occasion, Mrs. Feala wore a blue dress with an orchid corsage pinned to the shoulder. 

In the evening, friends and neighbors came to give them an old fashioned charivari. 

Mrs. Feala was born Christine Picha June 29, 1880, in Manistique, Mich. When she was six years old, her parents moved to a farm in the town of Holton. 

Mr. Feala was born in Milwaukee, Dec. 26, 1879. His parents moved to a farm, also in the town of Holton, when he was about two years old. 

These two young people were married at St. Louis’ Catholic church, at Dorchester, Sept. 8, 1903. For two years they lived on a farm in the town of Holton, now owned by Nic Heindl. During this time they built the house in Abbotsford, just north of the Leo Banditt home, on Second Street. They resided there about 25 years and then purchased the 15-acre property in the town of Holton, which borders the east limits of the Village of Abbotsford. 

Mr. Feala was a farmer, tiler, carpenter, machinist, and car repair man. 

The children attending the golden wedding celebration were: Mr. and Mrs. David Feala and sons, David, Robert, Russell, and Christofer, of Detroit, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. William (Leone) Fleming and children, William, Judith, and the twins, David and Daniel, of Evanston, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) Sorenson, and children, Betty, Carol, and Mary, of Clio, Mich.; and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Feala and daughters, Karen and Patricia, of Evanston, Ill. 

Two of the 15 grand children were unable to attend: James Sorenson, in the Air Force in Labrador, and Eugene Sorenson, Flint, Mich. 

Mrs, Feala, one of a family of five children, has no sisters or brothers living. Mr. Feala has one brother, John, in Chicago, a sister, Mrs. Annie Flynn, in Ashland, and two sisters, *** Note: The rest of the article was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription. 



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