BioA: Jake, Mr. & Mrs. William Sr. (Golden - 1959)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Jake, Haskins, Wallace, Albee, Turner, Riley, McMillian, Wiesjahn, Raymond, Light, Becker, Hauge 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 16, 2009 

(Golden - 20 December 1959) 

Taken from Clark County Press, Good Old Days, December 1959:  

Mr. and Mrs. William F. Jake, Sr., celebrated their 50th anniversary Saturday at an open house in the afternoon.  A dinner was served at 5:30 to relatives and friends at the VFW Hall. 

William F. Jake, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Christof Jake of Montello, was married to May Haskins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Haskins of Montello, December 20, 1909.  The ceremony took place in the Baptist parsonage at Portage with the Rev. H. R. McMillian, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.  Marriage witnesses were Leon O. Haskins, brother of the bride and Mrs. H. B. McMillian, the pastor’s wife of Portage. 

After the ceremony, the newlyweds had a nine-mile sleigh ride to the home of an uncle in Columbus.  The snowdrifts were so high and the weather so stormy that the driver of the sleigh had difficulty getting the bridal party through to Columbus. 

Soon after the wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Jake located on a farm near Montello, which they operated a year, then moved onto a farm near Westfield, there for five years.  In 1916 they moved to the village of Westfield and in 1922 to Clark County, locating at Christie where they rented the F. Wiesjahn farm for two years.  In 1924 they moved onto the Raymond farm, two miles east of Christie, and in 1927 they moved into Neillsville, living here since. 

Arriving in Neillsville, Mr. Jake bought out the trucking and grocery delivery, and service station business then operated by Jack Light.  The service station north of O’Neill Creek Bridge is now operated by Clarence Becker.  He continued to operate the general delivery service until 1937 when he took a job with A. Hauge & Son, working there eight years. 

Later he was employed in the Weidenhoff factory and at B & F factory operating a lathe, retiring a few years ago. 

Their children include: Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) Wallace, William, JR. and Orville of Neillsville; Mrs. Wilbur (Ina) Albee of Cambria; Harley Jake of Fort Lewis, Wash.; Mrs. Wilber (Ina) Turner of Kirkland, Ill.; and Mrs. Roger (Margaret) Riley. 



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