BioA: Frome, Mr./Mrs. Edwin L. (Gold - 1967)

Surnames: Frome, Schumann, Drager, Tesmer, Schreiber, Mellenthin, Barr, Dehn, Loos

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 14 Dec 1967

Frome, Mr./Mrs. Edwin L. (Gold - 12 DEC 1967)

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Frome Sr. of Colby observed their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration Sunday, Dec. 10, 1967.

Dinner for the children and grandchildren was held at the Gordon Mellenthin home with the honored couple as guests. Other guests were Mrs. Elsie Mellenthin, Spencer, and Mrs. Betty Dehn, Colby.

Open house was held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Edwin Frome home. The couple was presented with a corsage and boutonniere of yellow chrysanthemums. The anniversary cake, in the form of the Bible, was baked and decorated by their daughter, Mrs. Donald Barr, Milwaukee.

Mr. Frome, son of Henry and Mary Frome, was born April 8, 1895 in the town of Colby (Clark Co., Wis.) and attended school in that township, as did Lydia Schumann, daughter of August and Bertha Schumann, who was born June 6, 1898. They were married Dec. 13, 1917 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, town of Green Grove, with the Rev. August Berent officiating.

Their attendants were Meta Frome (Mrs. John Dreger), Los Angeles, Calif., Wallace Frome, West Bend, Wis., Louie Tesmer (deceased), and Emma Schreiber of Long Beach, Calif.

Following their marriage Mr. Frome served with the 89th Division, Company C., 353rd Infantry, in Germany, in 1918 – 1919.

Upon his return home the couple farmed for five years on what is now the Clinton Loos farm, 2 miles west of Colby on N. From there they moved to their farm a mile and a half south of Colby until their retirement in 1949.

Their family includes seven children. They are Edwin Jr., Appleton, Glenn, Antigo, Marian (Mrs. Gordon Mellenthin), Colby, Lennice and William, Colby. A son, Kenneth, died in 1933, and a daughter Elaine, died in 1934.

There are 16 grandchildren.

The couple had been honored guests at a previous celebration dinner in July at the Zion Parish Hall, for which two of their original attendants, Wallace Frome, west Bend, and Meta Drager, Los Angeles, Calif., had attended.

Mrs. From is the president of the Ladies' Aid Society of Zion Lutheran Church and is a Sunday school teacher. Her husband enjoys hunting and gardening, and she loves to grow flowers. Both have been lifelong members of the Lutheran church.

Guests for Sunday's celebration were from Milwaukee, Appleton, Rockford, Ill., Minneapolis, Minn., and many friends from Colby and the surrounding communities.



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