BioA: Paulson, Mr. and Mrs. Ross (60th - 1958)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Paulson, Raymond, Mills, Hull, Youmans, Voigt, Hart, Berlick, Ziegahn, Johnson, Rausch, Berg, Schoengarth, Schmidtke, Austin, Sternitzky, Rohde 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 20, 1958 

Paulson, Mr. and Mrs. Ross (60th - 23 March 1958) 

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Paulson will hold open house Saturday at their home at 215 E. Division Street in Neillsville, in observance of their 60th wedding anniversary. 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 27, 1958 

Widely-Known Couple Observe Anniversary at Home Here on Saturday -  

The 60th anniversary of a marriage which took place at Greenwood March 23, 1888, and was followed by a honeymoon trip by horse and buggy from Greenwood to Granton, was celebrated Saturday by Mr. and Mrs. Ross Paulson of Neillsville.  Seventy-five relatives and friends participated.   

On March 22, 1888, Ross Paulson, then 27, hitched his driving team to his newly-painted buggy and drove to the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Delos Raymond, a mile northwest of Christie, near the present Lee Mills farm.   

The following morning, the groom-to-be lifted his bride-to-be, Maude Raymond, into the buggy and they proudly drove to Greenwood, where the Rev. Mr. Hull, a Methodist minister, performed the wedding in the Bridden Hotel. 

After the wedding, the newly-weds returned to the Raymond farm for a wedding dinner and celebration. The following morning they drove to Granton to set up housekeeping, the groom being employed as manager of the Granton Creamery company, a position he held for 14 years. 

Ross Paulson was born in Denmark October 10, 1870, and came, to America when he was two.  His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Paulson, located in Necedah.  After two years they moved to Nasonville, in Wood County, and there Ross attended school and grew to manhood working with his father in logging camps for several seasons. 

After leaving the Granton creamery, the Paulsons operated a farm near Granton, lived for few years in Eau Claire, returned to Clark county and lived for many years on the Paulson (or Youmans) farm, on Pleasant Ridge.  For more than 25 years  they have resided in Neillsville, spending the past 12 years at their present home on East Division Street.  For 10 years Mr. Paulson was actively engaged in road contracting. 

Two sons and three daughters were born to them: Clifford, in Grant; Mrs. E. H. Voigt (Lilas) of Madison; Raymond of Neillsville; Mrs. Eugene Hart (Ardeen) of Milwaukee; and Mrs. Norbert (Ruth) Berlick of Neillsville. 

Attending the observance Saturday was the immediate family: Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Paulson and daughter, Joyce; Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Voigt; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Paulson and daughter, Susan; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hart and daughter, Mary; Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Berlick and son, David and Mr. and Mrs. Chap Paulson.  

Out of town guests attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Ziegahn and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Johnson of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Morris Johnson and son Tod, of Milwaukee; Mrs. Dan Rausch, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Berg, Mrs. Herman Schoengarth, Mr. and Mrs. William Schmidtke, Mrs. Mabel Austin and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Sternitzky of Granton. 

A large number of neighbors and friends from Neillsville also attended during open house Saturday. 

A birthday cake was prepared by Mrs. Cliff Paulson and Mrs. Chap Paulson, Peter and Howard Paulson, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Chap Paulson, remained at home Saturday as they were entertaining chickenpox.  Judy Paulson, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Paulson, was in Milwaukee and unable to attend.  A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Paulson, Mrs. Willard (Patricia) Rohde of Oregon, was unable to attend.  She has two children, Christie and Ross. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Paulson have been enjoying good health and take pleasure in their eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 



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