BioA: Greaser, Mr./Mrs. George (50th - 1953)


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Surnames: Greaser, Vandehey, Pacholke, Michaelis, Shultz, King, Shomier, Brown, Neve, McKean, Greves, Kreklau, Paustenbach 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 11/19/1953 

Greaser, Mr./Mrs. George (50th Anniv. - 17 Nov. 1953) 

The family of Mr. and Mrs. George Greaser were present Sunday to celebrate the golden anniversary of their wedding, which took place Nov. 17, 1903. Twenty-six places were laid for the 1:00 o’clock dinner served at the home. 

Attending were all of the children and grand children. They were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer (Fern) Vandehey, of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Greaser and Ronald, West Allis; Mr. and Mrs. George Greaser and Beverly, of Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Mary) Pacholke, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Ross Greaser, Racine; and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Greaser and Dawn, Abbotsford. 

A sister of Mrs. Greaser, Mrs. E. R. Michealis, Etna, Pa., and the five sisters of Mr. Greaser, Mrs. Frank W. Shultz, Bellview, Pa.; Mrs. G. E. King, Vinton, Ia.; Mrs. Ella Shomier and Mrs. Ruth Brown, Rockwell City, Ia.; and Mrs. Anna Shomier and son, Robert, Boscobel; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neve, daughter of Mrs. King, Vinton, La., also were here for the occasion. 

On Tuesday, neighbors and friends called and in the evening, gave them an old fashioned shivaree. 

For the centerpiece at the Sunday’s festivities, there was a decorated open book cake and for Tuesday there was a double ring wedding cake. Bouquets of yellow roses and yellow chrysanthemum plants decorated the home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Greaser received many beautiful gifts to mark this anniversary. 

Mrs. Greaser, the former Edna Violet McKean, was born Sept. 27, 1881, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brisbane McKean, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She had five brothers and two sisters. 

Mr. Greaser, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Greaser, was born Jan. 15, 1881, in Clover Creek, Blair county, Pa., one of a family of five girls and three boys. They were married in the parsonage of the Rev. Ulyses S. Greves, Nov. 17, 1903, in Pittsburgh. 

At the time of their marriage, Mr. Greaser was a fireman on the Pennsylvania railroad and they made their home in Pittsburgh until the fall of 1905, when he was transferred to Swissvale, where they resided a year. In 1907, he was promoted to engineer and four years later he quit railroading and operated a farm, which was part of the Greaser estate in Iowa, until 1920, when they came to Abbotsford. He bought the farm, which at present is owned by Carl Kreklau. Some years later, he moved to the Paustenbach farm, which is now the Oscar Mayer place. Eleven years ago, they moved to the village and Mr. Greaser worked for Marathon-Clark Cooperative for five years. For the past four years, he has been employed as fireman at the Streckert Manufacturing plant. 

The Greasers have four sons and two daughters, living. One daughter, Thelma, born in 1904, died in 1910. There are three grand children. 

Mrs. Greaser has one sister and Mr. Greaser has five sisters, all of whom were here for the celebration. His one brother, in California, was unable to be here. 

The birthday anniversary of Mrs. Bertha Shultz occurred Monday and a celebration was also held in her honor, Mrs. Shultz, a sister of Mr. Greaser, hadn’t seen him in 30 years. 



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