BioA: Gerber, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred (Golden - 1973)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Gerber, Elmhorst, Halverson, Krause, Deering, Schlinsog, Halle, Mills, Junchen, Walker, Hasz, Dahling, Sternitzky, Lindloff
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/06/1973
Gerber, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred (Golden - 29 November 1973)
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gerber, Neillsville, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, November 24. Their sons entertained in their honor at a family style dinner at Bali Hai supper club.
Present for the event were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gerber, Jr., of Rockford, Il., Harland Gerber of rural Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gerber and children of Humbird, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Gerber and children of Rockford, Il., and Mr. and Mrs. Gwen Halverson and Joshua of Merrillan, Mr. and Mrs. George Krause of Granton, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Elmhorst of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Elmhorst of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Deering, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Schlinsog and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Gerber of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Halle, Lee Mills and Mrs. Norma Junchen of Neillsville and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Walker of Humbird.
Alfred Gerber and the former Miss Aurelia Elmhorst were married “The Old Fashioned Way.” That is how the event is described in a newspaper clipping of 50 years ago. The story is as follows:
“Mr. Alfred Gerber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gerber, of the Town of Grant, and Miss Aurelia Elmhorst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Elmhorst, of the Town of York, were united in marriage at the Mapleworks Lutheran Parsonage by Rev. Hasz Thanksgiving afternoon. They were attended by Miss Rocelia Gerber, sister of the groom, and Elmer Elmhorst, brother of the bride.
“The bride’s aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Dahling of Chicago, Illinois, came unexpected to see that the bridal party was escorted safely to the home of the bride’s parents where a wedding supper was served. Not having much faith in the modern conveyance, they escorted them home in the old fashioned way which was a team of horses and a hay rack with newlywed signs and a cow bell attached to make sure they would have no blow outs. The bridal auto decorated in pink and while ribbons preceded the hay rack, announcing by blowing the horn the coming of the bridal party.
“After the supper was served by Miss Emma Elmhorst and Miss Lydia Sternitzky a pleasant evening was spent by playing Bunco.
“The young couple will go to housekeeping on the groom’s farm south of Granton.”
The Gerbers are parents of five sons: Alfred, Jr., of Rockford, Il., Harland of Neillsville, Walter of Humbird, Merlin of Madison and Lowell of Rockford. There are 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A prayer of Thanksgiving was read on the couple’s behalf by the Rev. Norman W. Lindloff of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 25.
Neighbors and friends called at the Gerber home during the past week to participate in the observance.
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