BioA: Reis, Mr./Mrs. Joseph (50th - 1944)

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Surnames: Reis, Schultz, Kochan, Calmes, Strehlo, Jacquard, Radlinger, Ewen, Bruening, Blaser, Havlinek, Schemenauer, Kremsreiter, Heindl, Ronang, Leiterman, Lensmeier, Copeland, MacDonald, Slegler, Seubert, Gebert, Krupka, Dubi, Schreiber

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 7 Sept. 1944

Reis, Mr./Mrs. Joseph (50th Anniv. - 3 Sept. 1944)

The golden wedding celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reis began with a high mass at 8:30, celebrated by the Rev. Raymond Schultz in St. Johnís Catholic church at Wuerzburg, Sunday.

The 50th anniversary of their marriage, which took place Oct. 28, was celebrated at this time for the convenience of the many relatives who could be present over the Labor Day holiday.

Mr. and Mrs. Reis were attended by their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Reis, Bakerville, and son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Calmes, Dorchester. Mrs. Reis wore a black crepe dress and gold and white corsage and her two attendants wore red and white corsages. All three men wore gold chrysanthemums. A reception and dinner and supper at the church parlors followed the church ceremony.

The Rev. Schultz, who acted as toastmaster at the dinner, gave a very inspiring talk on the life of this honored and privileged couple. Both have served as officers of the congregation. Mrs. Reis has served, not only as an officer of the ladiesí aid, but has been a faithful worker in the church affairs generally. Mr. Reis has also served for a number of years as chairman of the town board of the town of Johnson. Both are 74 years old.

Miss Julia Kochan and Joseph Reis were united in marriage at Reefs Mills, Manitowoc county, Oct. 28, 1894. About a year later they came to Wuerzburg and settled in the wilderness. Mr. Reis remembers such incidents as walking to Marathon City and carrying home a sack of flour on his back. Mrs. Reis is the fourth member of the Kochan family to be privileged to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Reis have two children, Ervin Reis and Mrs. George Calmes.

The afternoon and evening were spent playing cards and talking over old times.

Among the guests who attended the celebration were Mr. and Mrs. George Calmes, Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Reis, Bakerville; Mrs. Sophie Strehlo and daughter, Malinda, Antigo; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jacquard, Ironwood, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Radlinger and children, Margaret and Frank, town of Johnson; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kochan, Mr. and Mrs. August Kochan, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Kochan, Whitelaw; Mr. and Mrs. John Kochan and daughter, Mary Jane, Mr. and Mrs. William Ewan, Frances Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bruening and Mrs. George Blaser, Oconto Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Havlinek, Two Rivers; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Schemenauer, Mr. and Mrs. John Krupka, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dubi, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Ronang and son, Donald, Mrs. Elizabeth Kremsreiter, Mr. and Mrs. George Heindl, Athens; John Schreiber and family, Milan; Mrs. Catherine Leiterman, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Leiterman and daughter, Audrey, and Mr. and Mrs. John Lensmeier, Marathon; Mrs. Gilbert Copeland, Wausau; Miss Geraldine MacDonald, Edgar; Rev. Raymond Schultz, Miss Margaret Slegler, Wuerzburg and Frances Seubert and Miss Delores Gebert, Dorchester.




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