BioA: Grap, Mr. and Mrs. Gustave (70th - 1960)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Grap, Chopp, Lemke, Reindel


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 15, 1960


Grap, Mr. and Mrs. Gustave (70th - 23 November 1960)


Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Grap, who lived most of their married life in the Town of Weston, recently observed their 70th wedding anniversary in Milwaukee. The observance was held at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Peter Chopp, in Milwaukee, with many relatives from the Neillsville area attending.  Mr. Grap is 93 and his wife is 88. 


The Graps lived for 52 years on their farm near Globe, and spent several years clearing it. During those early years both worked in a nearby logging camp, Mrs. Grap as a cook, and her husband as a logger.


Telling about how both of them worked with crosscut saw to clear their farm, Mr. Grap told a Milwaukee reporter jokingly: "We got the job done, but I still say, she was dragging her end a little."


Mr. Grap served the Town of Weston as assessor and clerk, and was president of the Immanuel Lutheran congregation of Globe for many years.


A native of Germany, he came to Wisconsin at the age of 15.  Mrs. Grap was born on a farm in Jefferson County.  They were married November 23, 1890, in Immanuel Lutheran Church.


They are the parents of 10 children, seven of whom are still living.  Besides Mrs. Chopp, they include: Mrs. Robert Lemke, Ernest and Edgar of Milwaukee; Mrs. Cy Reindel of West Allis; Irvin of Greenwood; and Delbert of Connersville, Ind.  The other children, all deceased, were: Franklin, Leo and Harvey.



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