BioA: Gummerson, Mr./Mrs. John H. (Gold - 1968)


Surnames: Gummerson, Mauer

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 20Jun 1968

Gummerson, Mr./Mrs. John H. (Gold - 15 JUN 1968)

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Gummerson, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, June 15th, 1968 with a reception and buffet luncheon served in their honor from 2 to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. A tiered wedding cake plus many floral bouquets decorated the tables for this gala occasion.

The honored couple wore a corsage and boutonniere, present to them by their family, as they received more than 150 guests throughout the afternoon that came from Milwaukee, Abbotsford, Marinette, Thorp, Gilman, Wausau, Merrill, Chippewa Falls, Cornell, Stetsonville and Wheeling, Ill.

John H. Gummerson was born at Amberg, Wisconsin and moved with his family to Ishpeming, Michigan, where he learned the blacksmith trade. His parents moved to Wisconsin, settling southwest of Withee, and John continued his blacksmith trade in Chippewa Falls. While in Chippewa Falls he entered the service and served overseas in France during World War I.

Julia Gummerson, nee Mauer, was a native of Chippewa Falls, where she was educated and later employed in the City's famed woolen mills.

On June 15, 1918 at Camp Grant, Illinois, John Gummerson and Julia Mauer were united in marriage. After World War I they made their home in Chippewa Falls until 1923, when they moved to Owen. Her Mr. Gummerson pursued his blacksmith trade, in addition to opening the Gummerson Implement Company, business he operated until his retirement in 1960. They were blessed with three sons, Jack (deceased), Charles, Wheeling, Ill., and Jim of Owen, and now find great enjoyment with their families and eight grandchildren.

During the past years the couple has spent much of their time at their summer home at Butternut, where they enjoy receiving and entertaining friends and relatives, in addition to pursuing their hobbies. Mrs. Gummerson enjoys playing bridge and members of her bridge club look forward to their annual visitation to the cottage. Mr. Gummerson is an avid fisherman, and especially likes musky fishing, and has many trophy catches to attest to his enviable successes.



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