BioA: Halushka, Mr. and Mrs. John (Golden - 1972)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Halushka, Dahnert

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 2/03/1972

Halushka, Mr. and Mrs. John (Golden - 26 January 1972)

Mr. and Mrs. John Halushka of Rt. 1 Neillsville, observed their Golden wedding anniversary on Wednesday, January 26. Temperatures in Clark County that day were just as cold as the day 50 years earlier when the Halushkas were married in Peremysl, Ukraine. On January 22, the wedding party arrived at the bride’s home by means of sleds, with guests tucked into feather bedding as protection against the bitter cold enroute.

John Halushka had established his own bakery business shortly after his return from service with the Austrian Army during World War I. He continued in the profession until World War II. After the war, the bakery was gone. To make a new start, John and Maria Halushka and their five children immigrated to the United States. They settled first in Piqua, O, in 1948.

Later the family moved to Chicago, Il, where Mr. Halushka continued to work in a bakery and his wife worked in a factory in order to save toward the purchase of a farm. Finally, in 1959, they were financially able to begin their search for the right farm. Mrs. Halushka like the Henry Dahnert’s Town of Pine Valley farm, which the couple subsequently purchased. A year later, they moved from Chicago to their new farm home located about two miles south of Neillsville.

John Halushka, in spite of his 80 years, is still active in gardening, raising cucumbers and beekeeping, and even chops his own firewood. Maria Halushka loves her flower gardens, where she spends much of her time during the growing season. She also raises chickens for the family’s use.

The Halushkas have frequent visitors; their five children and 13 grandchildren come often to spend vacations on the farm. The oldest (sorry the balance of our story is missing.)



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