BioA: Gaulke, Mr. and Mrs. Otto (Golden - 1961)


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Surnames: Gaulke, Franke, Strassen, Reder, Uschold, Roehl, Schecklman, Plato, Sanger, Erler, Kleinschmidt, Schreiber, Steffen, Faber


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 12, 1961


Gaulke, Mr. and Mrs. Otto (Golden - 30 September 1961)


Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gaulke of Chili celebrated their golden wedding anniversary September 30 at Christ Lutheran Church, Chili. Their attendants, Mrs. Hattie Erler and Albert Gaulke, both of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Ida Kleinschmidt, Granton, were present.


At 4:30 p.m. the Rev. L. A. Schreiber, pastor, presided at a short service and prayer.  Mrs. Schreiber sang a hymn.  A congratulatory message and a song, "When My Wedding Ring Was New" were played on a tape recorder, the recording being made by their grandchildren of Mondamin, Ia., who were unable to attend.


A surprise was the "Golden Wedding Song," the music and lyrics composed by a niece of Mrs. Gaulke, Mrs. Norman Faber of Granton.  It was played and sung by Mrs. Elmer Steffen and Mrs. Norman Faber.


Mrs. Gaulke wore a corsage of bronze carnations and yellow rosebuds, secured with ribbon of gold.  Her husband had a yellow boutonniere.


A supper was served that evening to 55 guests. A three-tiered cake and large floral centerpiece of yellow rosebuds and white chrysanthemums, gifts of their children, centered the table. Wedding bells and streamers of gold trimmed the hall.


Decorations in the church parlors included a golden money tree, a golden planter of money, a plate of coin and an arched shoe with a setting of miniature bride and groom, a photo of each of their children secured to golden leaves. Gifts and money were received by the honored couple.


Mr. Gaulke was born November 13, 1883 in Milwaukee, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gaulke.  He received his education in that city and was employed as an iron molder.


Mrs. Gaulke, the former Clara Franke, was born on May 15, 1891, the daughter of the late Oscar and Anna Franke, in Calumet County. She received her education in Clark County.


They were married September 30, 1911, at Cross Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, by the Rev. John Strassen.  They lived in that city for three years and then came to Clark County in 1914, settling on a farm near Chili.  In 1947 they retired.  Mr. and Mrs. Gaulke are members of Christ Lutheran Church of Chili.


They are the parents of three sons and four daughters, all of whom were in attendance.  They include: Clarence Gaulke, Mrs. Lorrayne Reder, Mrs. Richard (Esther) Uschold, Edwin and Warren Gaulke, Mrs. Walter (Verna) Roehl, and Mrs. George (Irene) Schecklman.  They also have 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Guests attending included: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gaulke and son, Tommy, Mrs. Lorrayne Reder and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Uschold and children, Randy, Irene and Audrey, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gaulke and children, Gregory, Sharon, Cindy, Gaylord and Roxy, Wayland, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs Warren Gaulke and children, Pat and Pam, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roehl and children, Janice and Gene, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. George Schecklman and children, Sandra, Annette, Jacalyn, Debra, Bradley and Shelby, Chili; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gaulke, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gaulke, Mrs. Hattie Erler, Mrs. Emily Gaulke, Mrs. Rose Gaulke, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Plato and children, Frank and Joolan, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reder and son, Richard Jr., Mrs. Mary Reder and Elmer Sanger, all of Milwaukee; the Rev. and Mrs. L. A. Schreiber, Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Roehl and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kleinschmidt, Granton; Mrs. Ernest Sanger, Loyal; and Mr. and Mrs. John Franke, Unity.



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