BioA: Hoeft, Mr./Mrs. Edwin (Gold – 1970)
Surnames: Hoeft, Sprengler, Schmidt, Voigt, Burmeister, Pudleiner
----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 09 Apr 1970
Hoeft, Mr./Mrs. Edwin (Gold – 5 APR 1970)
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hoeft, Abbotsford (Clark Co., Wis.), celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 5, 1970, with members of their family, relatives, and friends at the Colby Hotel.
The dinner followed services in Christ Lutheran Church, where a special prayer was said in their honor by the Rev. F.H. Sprengler.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoeft were members of the church in Abbotsford for 44 years.
The marriage took place April 5, 1920 before the Rev. M.M. Schmidt at Merrill.
Mr. and Mr. Hoeft were in Warren, Illinois the first year of their marriage. Mr. Hoeft was a cheesemaker. They operated the Hull and Holton Cheese Factory, and later moved to Abbotsford, where he made cheese at the Marathon-Clark Cheese Factory.
They lived in Abbotsford for 44 years.
The former Myrtle Voigt was born April 26, 1897. She lived in Merrill until her marriage.
Edwin was born April 26, 1890. He received his education in the town of Holton, and attended dairy school at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1916 and 1917. He entered the service in 1917 and served in France and Germany. He was wounded in action in 1918 and received his discharge in January 1919.
The couple had four children. They are Clarence of Appleton, Mrs. E.E. (Evelyn) Burmeister of Wauwatosa, and Mrs. Allen (Marvin) Pudleiner of Watertown. One son, Merlin, died at the age of 23.
They have 12 grandchildren.
Out of town guests came from La Crosse, Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Watertown, Appleton, Rothschild, Wausau, and Chicago.
In honor of the occasion, Mr. and Mrs. Hoeft received a colored TV set from their children.
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