BioA: Elsinger, John & Annie (50th - 1951)


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Surnames: Elsinger, Redig, Goode, Reuter


----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.)   08/23/1951


Elsinger, John & Annie (50th - 29 OCT 1951)


Mr. and Mrs. John Elsinger celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 19, 1951.  The Elsingers were married at St. Lawrence by the Rev. Peter Schweiger, Oct. 29, 1901, but as all children could not be in attendance at a celebration in October, the observance of the anniversary was set for August 19.


Mrs. Elsinger, nee Annie Redig, was born Nov. 2, 1880 and Mr. Elsinger, Aug. 27, 1876.  Both were born in Washington Co.  After their marriage they lived on a farm near Hartford for 5 years, then moved to a farm near Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.) in 1906.  They moved into the city 8 years ago.


The Elsingers have 10 children living, and all were present for the celebration.  They are George and Gerald, Pittsburgh, Pa; Andrew, Guttenberg, Iowa; Lawrence, Dell Rapids, S.D.; Francis, Bismarck, N.D.; John Jr. on the home farm; Mrs. Thomas (Veronica) Goode, Chicago; Mrs. Richard (Sylvia) Reuter, Marshall, Mich.; Sister M. Florentine, Chicago; and Mrs. Paul (Mary Ann) Reuter, DeWitt, Mich.  They have 29 grandchildren, 23 attended the celebration.


A special Golden Wedding Mass was offered at St. Anthony’s Church at 8 a.m. with the Rev. Andrew Redig of Winceslaus Parish, Milwaukee, officiating.  The Rev. Redig is a nephew of Mrs. Elsinger.  A special Nuptial Blessing was offered by the Rev. Norbert King of Loyal.  Mass was sung by the parish choir.


Two granddaughters, Diane Reuter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reuter, and Jeannette Elsinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Elsinger Jr., were flower girls.  Their floor length dresses were of gold satin and they carried nosegays.


The altar boys were all grandsons, Kenneth and Francis Elsinger, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Elsinger, and Andrew Jr. and Cyril Elsinger, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Elsinger.


The ten children served as wedding attendants for their parents.


Special processional and recessional music was played by Mrs. Elsinger’s sister, Sister M. Huberta of St. Catherine Parish, Milwaukee.  Dinner and supper were served to 150 guests in the church hall.  The Altar Society prepared the meal and the young ladies of the Sodality were waitresses.


The wedding cake was baked by Mrs. Andrew Elsinger.


A program was given by the grandchildren in the afternoon and Sister M. Huberta and Sister Andrella, McHenry, Ill., another sister of Mrs. Elsinger, played the violin and piano.  At this time they were presented with keys to a new car which was the children’s gift to their parents.


Mrs. Thomas Goode and Mrs. Richard Reuter, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Elsinger, assisted their parents in opening of the gifts.  Many beautiful gifts were received, also many cards of congratulations and good wishes.


Others from out of town attended were Sister M. Robertina, Aurora, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Barney Katzfy, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Rumble, Slinger; Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner and daughter Pearl, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Strupp and daughter Frances, West Bend; Mr. Anton Schuh, Philip Redig, Otto Krebs, St. Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Redig, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Weber, Mrs. Marie Wesley, all of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Redig, Mrs. Ed Redig and daughter Marie, West Bend; Mr. Chester Johnson, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Greg Tasse, Bakerville; Miss Rose Marie Weyer, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Sharol Foat, Waukesha; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Muir, Wausau, Mrs. Elsie Heicher, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuh, Jackson.


There were also many invited local guests present.


Although there are two of the wedding attendants living, Mrs. Charlie Weinard, Slinger, and Mrs. Antone Schuh, Hartford, neither was able to attend.



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