BioA: Schuelke, Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Golden - 1959)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Schuelke, Kuechenmeister, Radtke, Wagner, Brooks, Ebert, Garbisch, LaDuca, Hagen, McCormick, Krause, Pischer, Keuer, Mohr, Schlinsog, Anderson, Wegner, Strey, Hrach, Schreiber, Mitchell, Lewis


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 29, 1959


Schuelke, Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Golden - 27 October 1959)


The 50th wedding anniversary was celebrated Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, town of Grant, by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuelke of Granton with many relatives and friends taking part in the reception at the church.  Open house was observed at the home from 2 to 5 p.m.


Henry Schuelke was born February 14, 1883, in the town of Grant, to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schuelke, who had emigrated from Germany in the early 1870’s.  About 1880 the family came to Clark County, locating on the farm now owned and operated by Paul Schlinsog.


While living at this location 12 children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schuelke, two daughters, Alvina and Bertha (died in infancy of diphtheria). The 10 who grew to manhood and womanhood included in addition to Henry, Amanda (for many years a resident of Neillsville who died in 1959), Anna August, Laura, Carl, William, Herman, Alma and Alfred.


Henry attended grade school at Zion American Lutheran Parochial School, and finished at Roder School. Both schools are in the Town of Grant.  His bride-to-be attended Kurth School in Grant.


The marriage of Henry Schuelke and Ottilie Kuechenmeister took place at Zion Lutheran Church October 27, 1909, with the Rev. Radtke officiating.  They were attended by the bride’s sister, Mrs. Max Wagner, the bride’s brother, Carl Kuechenmeister, the groom’s brother, August, (all deceased), and by the groom’s sister, Mrs. William (Laura) Brooks, now of Milwaukee.


The bride was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rhinehold Kuechenmeister who resided for many years one mile south of Kurth Corners on the farm now owned and operated by Art Kuechenmeister.  She had two sisters and two brothers, Ida, Selma, Oscar and Carl, all deceased.


After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Schuelke lived in Milwaukee for five years, where he was employed by the Northwestern railroad. They returned in 1914 to the Town of Grant, and in 1919 purchased a farm of their own in section 35, now the house is rented by the Sherman Mitchell family.


In 1952, they purchased the John Lewis residence, just south of the Methodist Church in Granton, where they now reside.  They have eight children, 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Their children, all of whom are living, are: Harold of Chicago; Mrs. Alfred (Esther) Ebert of Prairie du Chien; Mrs. Frederick (Helen) Garbisch of the Town of Grant; Clarence of Two Harbors, Minn.; Mrs. Frank (Ruth) LaDuca of Buffalo, N. Y.; Mrs. Gus (Doris) Hagen of the Town of Weston; Harry of Milwaukee; Mrs. Daniel (Ella) McCormick of Milwaukee.


Mr. and Mrs. Schuelke are members of Zion Lutheran Church, and Mrs. Schuelke is a member of the Lutheran Women’s Mission League and the Lutheran Ladies Aid.  She has spent most of her life in caring for the home, sewing and other handiwork.  In the earlier years, he liked hunting and fishing and out of door recreation.


One hundred relatives and friends attended the dinner and open house Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church to honor Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuelke on their 50th wedding anniversary.  About 50 immediate relatives and many friends sat down to an anniversary dinner at noon and approximately 50 additional neighbors and other friends dropped in for the open house and luncheon in the afternoon.  The open house, which had been planned for the home, was also held at the church owing to cold and rainy weather.


Ladies taking charge of the dinner and luncheon included Mrs. August Krause, Mrs. Anna Pischer, Mrs. Laura and Mrs. Ray Keuer, Mrs. Ronald Garbisch, Mrs. Lucy Mohr and Mrs. Ella Schlinsog.


In addition to a number of friends from the home area, the following also attended: Mr. and Mrs. William Brooks, Alma Schuelke, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schuelke, Mr. and Mrs. Dan McCormick and Janet, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Schuelke of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Schuelke of Barneveld; Alfred Schuelke of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ebert and children of Prairie du Chien; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schuelke of Two Harbors, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Julian Anderson and Max Wegner of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Strey of Spencer; Mrs. Ray Keuer of Chili; Mr. and Mrs. Gust Hagen, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kuechenmeister, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hrach of Neillsville; the Rev. and Mrs. L. E. Schreiber and peter of the Town of Grant.



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