BioA: Hemp, Mr./Mrs. Herman (Golden - 1975)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hemp, Hoffmann, Vornholdt, Widerholdt, Fischer, Hoffman, Opelt, Parisius

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/19/1975

Hemp, Mr./Mrs. Herman (Golden - 10 June 1975)

Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hemp gathered Sunday afternoon June 15, at the Silver Dome supper club to offer congratulations on the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. And it should be noted that among the many well-wishers was a personage not often found at such an event, the mother of the bride of 50 years earlier-in this case, Mrs. Martha Hoffmann of Memorial Home.

The Hemps were married June 10, 1925, at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Glove by the Rev. William Parisius. Both Mr. Hemp and his wife, the former Ella Hoffmann, were born and grew up in the Globe area and received their education in local schools. After their marriage, they farmed in the Town of Weston until 1969 when they retired and moved to Neillsville. The Bruce Opelts now own and operate the farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Hemp are members of Immanuel Lutheran Church, and she also belongs to its Ladies Aid Society and to the Red Cross volunteers organization (Grey Ladies). Now that they are retired, the Hemps have more time to spend at gardening. Mrs. Hemp’s special interest, however, lies in sewing.

The Hemps are parents of two children, CMS Robert Hemp, of Sacramento, Ca., a career air force man with 23 years of service to his credit, and Mrs. Fred (Marion) Vornholt of Neillsville. There are six grandchildren. The hemp and Vornholt families were all present for the anniversary observance.

On hand as well were the honored couple’s wedding attendants, her sister, Mrs. Herman (Hildegarde) Widerholdt of Lincoln Park, Mi., and his brother Richard Hemp of Mosinee.

Other relatives present for the open house were Mrs. Hemp’s sister and brothers and their spouses; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoffmann, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hoffmann, Mr. and Mrs. William Hoffmann and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fischer; and Mr. Hemp’s sister and brothers and their wives: Mrs. Mamie Hoffman, Mrs. Ervin Hemp and daughter, Lorraine, and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hemp of Mosinee.

Relatives came as well from Beaver Dam and from the Neillsville area.



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