BioA: Heindl, Mr./Mrs. Nic (Gold - 1962)


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Surnames: Heindl, Leonhard, Riegert, Suennen, Dessl


----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 01/25/1962


Heindl, Mr./Mrs. Nic (Gold - 22 JAN 1962)


Mr. and Mrs. Nic Heindl began the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1962, by attending a solemn high mass at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester, the church in which they were united in marriage 50 years ago.


Two of their priest sons officiated at the 10 o’clock mass.  The Rev. Arthur W. Heindl was the celebrant, and Rev. Francis A. Heindl was the deacon.  The Rev. Gerald Schuh, pastor of St. Louis Church, served as sub-deacon, and the Rev. Raymond B. Schulz, pastor of St. Bernard’s Church, Abbotsford, was the master of ceremonies.


Dinner for members of the immediate family and the clergy was served at the Plantation Supper Club at Medford.


Mr. Heindl was born at Kaukauna, May 24, 1887.  He attended Holy Cross Parochial School in Kaukauna and engaged in farming in the area before he came to the town of Holton in the fall of 1911.  His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel Heindl.


Mr. Heindl, the former Elizabeth Leonhard, was born in Hewitt Nov. 30, 1892, and received her education at St. Michael’s Parochial School, Hewitt, and the Dorchester public school.  Before her marriage she did housework in Hewitt and Dorchester.  She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Leonhard.


After their marriage on Jan. 23, 1912, performed by the Rev. John Neises, the couple farmed on the same place they now live in the town of Holton.  About three years ago, their son, Bernard, took over the operation of the farm.


Both are members of St. Louis Catholic Church.  Mr. Heindl is  a member of the Holy Name Society and Mrs. Heindl is a member of the Rosary Altar Society.  Mr. Heindl was also active in township affairs and served as clerk continuously for 39 years, retiring last spring.


Mr. and Mrs. Heindl are the parents of seven children: The Rev. Arthur W. Heindl, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Fennimore; Mrs. Clarence (Helen) Riegert of Stetsonville; Urban Heindl, Abbotsford; the Rev. Francis A. Heindl, Procurator and faculty member of Holy Cross Seminary of La Crosse; James Heindl of Dorchester, and Bernard Heindl, at home.  There are five grandchildren.  A son, Eugene, died Dec. 29, 1960.


Mrs. Henry Suennen, Athens, the former Kate Dessl, was bridesmaid at the 1912 ceremony and was present for the golden anniversary. Frank Heindl, the best man, was unable to attended Tuesday’s festivities.



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