BioA: Witt, Mr. and Mrs. August  (Gold - 1953)


Contact: Audrey Roedl



----Source: The Loyal Tribune  (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 19 Feb 1953)


Surnames: Witt, Degen, Paepke, Zuege, Traeder


Witt, Albert and Martha  (FEB 1903-14 FEB 1953)


On a bright cold Saturday in February in 1903 Martha Degen and August Witt were married at the Degen farm home 3 ½ miles N. W. of Loyal. Their wedding trip was made with horses and sled from the Degen home to the Witt home near Spokeville. In the sled with them was packed their wedding gifts.


On another bright , cold February day, Saturday the fourteenth, 1953, their Golden Wedding Day was due, and to celebrate the happy occasion the children came back to Loyal. For all the 50 years of their married lives the Witt’s have lived in or near Loyal.


They lived on their farm near Spokeville until 1925 when they moved into the village. Here Mr. Witt worked at various jobs until in 1936 he bought the feed store on the north side of the village. Later he sold this store, and about three years ago he built the meat market which he and his son, Albert, operate.


The anniversary was celebrated on Sunday, and present for the occasion were their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold (Alma) Paepke and one daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Ella) Zuege and son of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Agnes) Traeder and one son, Rhinelander and son Albert.


Their only wedding attendant still living, Mr. Witt’s sister, Mrs. Frank Degen of West Allis, was unable to be present.



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