BioA: Konwinski, Mr./Mrs. Peter (Gold - 1963)
Surnames: Konwinski, Banark, Holewinski, Gazda, Diercks, Kopel, Zais
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/17/1963
Konwinski, Mr./Mrs. Peter (Gold - 29 SEP 1963)
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Konwinski observed the Golden Anniversary of their marriage on Sunday, Sept. 29. The day began when they attended Mass at the St. Ann’s Catholic Church, where they are members.
The former Vera Banark and Peter Konwinski were married on Sept. 29, 1913 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Genoa, Neb. They farmed there for 10 years, when they came to Wisconsin and farmed in the Town of Worden (Clark Co.) until their retirement and are now living in Stanley.
The bride of fifty years ago wore a brown crepe dress with gold metallic thread, brown accessories and a corsage of yellow roses and carnations with gold leaves. Mr. Konwinski had a yellow carnation boutonniere on the lapel of his dark suit.
About 100 guests called during the afternoon at their home at 21 1st Ave. to congratulate them. Buffet style refreshments were served. Gold streamers were used in decoration with gold tapers. The centerpiece was a beautiful four tier wedding cake decorated and baked by their daughter Mrs. John Holewinski Sr. Also a gold coin tree and a lovely yellow mum plant presented by their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The jubilarians were the recipients of many lovely cards, gifts, bouquets of flowers and a purse of money.
All their 8 children, 27 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren were present. Their children are Mrs. John (Tillie) Holewinski Sr., Thorp, Mrs. Charles (Theresa) Gazda, Chicago, Mrs. Harland (Irene) Diercks, Stanley, Mrs. Francis (Rose) Kopel, Stanley, Ray of Chippewa, Virgil of Withee, Edward of Chippewa and Chester of Oshkosh.
The granddaughters, Mrs. Francis Diercks and Betty Jean Konwinski were in charge of the guest book and served the wedding cake. Mrs. Peter Zais was hostess for the afternoon.
Guests were present from Chicago, Oshkosh, Chippewa Falls, Cornell, Cadott and Thorp.
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