BioA: Olson, Mr./Mrs. Fred (50th - 1954) 

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Olson, Matheson, Feldbruegger, Ven Rooy, Reil, Totzke, Tuttle, Nelson 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 07/01/1954 

Olson, Mr./Mrs. Fred (50th Anniv. - 26 June 1954) 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday with open house in the afternoon and evening at Cherokee hall. Dancing was enjoyed in the evening. 

Sharing in the festivities were their seven children and their families: Mrs. Winnifred Matheson, Redondo Beach, Cal.; Laurence Olson, Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Herman (Grace) Feldbruegger, Wanakee; Byron Olson and Mrs. Norbert (Elva) Ven Rooy, Colby; Mrs. Ben (Edith) Reil, Oshkosh; and Mrs. Herman (Dorothy) Totzke, Stratford. A son, Elroy, died in infancy.  

Relatives and friends from the following localities were present: Madison, Chippewa Falls, La Crosse, Dorchester, Wanakee, Oregon, Neillsville, Hilbert, Sheboygan, Curtiss, Medford, Abbotsford, Unity, Spencer, Colby, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Black River Falls, Orfordville, Stratford, Ringle, Mosinee, Loyal, Edgar, Owen, and Kennan. Out of state guests came from points in Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, California, North Dakota, and Washington. 

Mr. Olson was born on the family homestead, near Curtiss, on Feb. 17, 1882. His wife, the former Sarah Tuttle, was born in the town of Brighton on April 20, 1884. They were married June 19, 1904, by the Rev. Hayden Nelson, pastor of the Lutheran church at Stanley. 

They have lived on their farm near Cherokee since August 1914. Mr. Olson operated a saw mill at Cherokee for 12 years and after that he operated a portable mill around the area until 1944. He also operated a threshing machine in this area for many years. 

The pioneer has also been active in civic circles, having served as clerk of the Cherokee school for 32 years and as town chairman for two years. For the past 14 years he has held a position on the county park commission and on the draft board for nine years and the county school committee for seven years. 

Mrs. Olson has been active in various clubs and Red Cross work. 



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