BioA: Van Dreel, Mr./Mrs. Anton (50th - 1955)


Surnames: Van Dreel, Muehler, Hinkins, Van Den Brook, Diers, Carter, Amacher 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 11/17/1955 

Van Dreel, Mr./Mrs. Anton (50th Anniv. - 13 Nov. 1955) 

The golden wedding anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Van Dreel was observed Sunday. During a 10:00 o’clock High Mass, at St. Thomas’ Catholic church, Milan, the honored couple, their children, grand children, and one great grand child, received communion. 

Yellow chrysanthemums were used in the corsage of Mrs. Van Dreel and a yellow chrysanthemum boutonniere was worn by Mr. Van Dreel. Yellow chrysanthemums decorated the altars and at the reception were used on the table, combined with gold flecked candles and a four tier wedding cake, baked by a grand daughter, Mrs. Gerald Muehler, Abbotsford.  

About 100 relatives joined them at a family dinner and in the afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00 o’clock, open house was held at the Milan school basement with about 200 persons attending. The festivities closed with a dance in the evening at Cherokee hall. 

Mr. and Mrs. Van Dreel were presented with many lovely gifts, among which was a wrist watch for each of them from their daughters. 

Among the relatives here for the golden anniversary were the attendants at the original ceremony, Mrs. Hattie Hinkins, sister of the groom, of Little Chute, and John Van Den Brook, brother of the bride, of Appleton. 

Relatives and friends came from Minneapolis, Appleton, Green Bay, De Pere, Stratford, Little Chute, Wisconsin Rapids, Ladysmith, Dorchester, Colby, Marathon, Thorp, Edgar, Athens, Curtiss, and Abbotsford. 

Anton Van Dreel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Van Dreel, was born March 15, 1875, at Freedom. Mrs. Van Dreel, was born Elizabeth Van Den Brook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Van Den Brook, of Menasha, June 19, 1886. Both were educated in the Catholic school at Freedom. 

After their marriage, Nov. 28, 1905, at St. John’s Catholic church, Little Chute, they went to farming in the town of Frankfort, near Cherokee, where they lived for 26 years. In 1941, they retired and came to Abbotsford to live. The past five years they have lived at Milan. 

They have three daughters, Mrs. Leo (Henrietta) Diers, Mrs. Alfred (Leona) Carter, both of Athens, Route; Mrs. Robert (Loretta) Amacher, Colby; one son, Lawrence, address not known. There are 20 grand children and 17 great grand children.



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