BioA: Dux, Mr. and Mrs. Herman (Golden - 1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Dux, Schoenherr, Henchen, Martin, Lueck, Stiemke, Kroll, Thoma, McDoungh, Hoppa, Schlinkert, Perisius

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 9/23/1971

Dux, Mr. and Mrs. Herman (Golden - 1971)

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dux of Globe observed their golden wedding anniversary with an open house at their home Saturday afternoon, September 11. They continued their observance by attending Sunday morning worship services at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Globe together with members of their family. On the actual wedding date, September 14, the couple carried on a tradition by going out to dinner with their family.

The Duxes were married at the Globe church on September 14, 1921, by the Rev. William Perisius. Mrs. Dux remembers the day as being an especially pleasant one, with fair skies and warm temperatures. For her marriage, the former Elfrieda Schoenherr wore a full-length gown styled with a fitted waist band and softly-gathered skirt and trimmed with lace appliqués. Made for her by the former Frieda Henchen, now Mrs. John Martin of Humbird, the fragile garment still fits the bride, 50 years later.

Bridal attendants were Mrs. Dux’s sister, Lily Schoenherr, now deceased, and the former Bertha Lueck, now Mrs. Henry Stiemke of Rt. 2 Neillsville. The groom’s attendants were Edward Kroll of Neillsville and Robert Dux of California. Mrs. Stiemke and Mr. Kroll were present for the observance; Mr. Dux phoned congratulations from his home in California.

Mrs. Dux is a native of the Globe area and her husband was born in the Town of Pine Valley. They have lived in the Neillsville area since their marriage, farming for many years on her mother’s home place the former Fred Schlinkert farm, where their son, Louis, now lives. Later they bought the Schoenherr homestead, where they lived from 1946 until they built their present home and retired from farming in 1962. The Duxes are the parents of two children, a daughter, Gladys, Mrs. Gordon Thoma, and a son, Louis, both of Rt. 3, Neillsville. There are seven grandchildren, Debra Danny and David Dux, and Gail, Gloria, Gregory, and Gary Thomas. All were present for the open house.

Other close relatives present for the occasion included Mrs. Dux’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schoenherr, together with their son and his family, all of Columbus, and her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett McDoungh, and eight of their nine children, of Chicago, Ill., and Mr. Dux’s brother, Frank Dux of Loyal.

Many guests from the Neillsville, Loyal, Granton, and Poynette areas also greeted the couple.

Featured at the open house was an anniversary cake made and decorated by the couple’s daughter-in-law, Mrs. Louis Dux.

Mr. Dux’s anniversary tie was made for him by a granddaughter, Debbie Dux. The fabric was the same as that in the dress which Miss Dux made for her grandmother. In keeping with the golden anniversary theme, the dress and the tie were created of gold-embroidered lace appliqués on sheer over an opaque ivory underlining. Mrs. Dux’s dress was a closely-fitted A-line style fashioned with short sleeves and a mandarin collar. A pine of gold stones ringed with tiny rhinestones complimented the dress. The jewelry was a gift from Mr. Dux. Gold side-buckled pumps completed the gold-touched ensemble.

An active couple the Duxes are members of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Globe, and Mrs. Dux is also a member of its Ladies Aid Society. Mr. Dux spends part of his time working at David Hoppa’s saw mill, but he and his wife still find time to enjoy hobbies of fishing and gardening together.



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