BioA: Carlson, Mr. & Mrs. Arvid (Silver – 1966)     

Contact: Dinah Reinke


Surnames: Carlson, Schwartz, Behnke,Graffunder, Jeske, Pierce, Koerner, Schwartz, Enge, Blake, Kollath, Burch

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 06/02/1966

------ Carlson, Mr. & Mrs. Arvid (Silver – 26 MAY 1966)

Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Carlson of rural Abbotsford received the congratulations and good wishes of about 100 relatives and friends at open house held at their home in observance of the 25th anniversary of their marriage.

Arvid Carlson and Clara Schwartz were married May 26, 1941, at Medford and made their home on the Carlson farm.  Their attendants were Mrs. Carlson’s brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Behnke, of Cecil who were present for the anniversary celebration.

All of their six children and 10 grand children were present and a family picture was taken as part of the day’s observance.

The children are Mrs. Eugene (Ruth) Graffunder of Abbotsford, David of Dorchester, Mrs. LeRoy (Edith) Jeske of Sobeiski, Miss Mary Ann Carlson, who teaches at Kaukauna, and Miss Mae and Herb Carlson, who attend Stout state university, Menomonie.

Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Al Carlson of Largo, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Pierce and Mr. and Mrs. William Koerner of Beaver Dam, Eddie Schwartz of Watertown, S. Dak., Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Behnke and family and Mrs. Gustie Behnke of Cecil, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Enge of Milwaukee, Miss Betty Blake of Racine, Mrs. Alice Kollath of Wausau, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Burch of Minneapolis, and relatives and friends from Atwood, Athens, Owen, Dorchester, Colby and Abbotsford and vicinity.

Also present were six of Mr. Carlson’s classmates who attended the Pleasant Hill grade school together.

The honored guests were presented with a corsage and boutonniere by their children and a four-tiered wedding cake was baked by their daughter-in-law, Mrs. David Carlson, and decorated by their daughter, Mary Ann.  Many beautiful gifts and cards were received by the couple.

Three birthday anniversaries were also observed as part of the festivities: Mr. Carlson’s which was May 26, Mrs. Carlson’s, May 30, and the oldest grand child on May 27.           



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