BioA: Mertens, Mr./Mrs. Eugene (Silver - 1974)


Surnames: Mertens, Mauel, Perman, Mills, Knaack, Thorson, Hansen, Welker, Warns, Anderson, Voelker, Miller, Rygiel

---------Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 23 Jan 1975

Mertens, Mr./Mrs. Eugene (Silver - 14 JAN 1974)

A large number of relatives and friends joined Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Mertens on Saturday night, January 18th, 1975 at Meadowview County Club celebrating their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. In recalling the wedding, the Mertens were married at the Holy Rosary Church in Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), which is now the American Legion Hall. The date was January 14, 1950.

A 6:30 dinner was served at the Meadowview Country Club for relatives and the bridal party of 1950. They were especially pleased to have all members of the bridal party there, which included Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mauel Jr., Mr. and Mrs. August Mertens of Stanley, Doc. And Mrs. Vic Perman of Minneapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mills of Minneapolis.

Relatives attending included Mrs. Charles Knaack Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thorson, son Brian and a friend from Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Hansen of Madison; Mrs. Bud Welker and Joan, Chuck Knaack, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mertens of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mertens of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Warns, Jack was a wedding usher, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Anderson of Thornton, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Voelker of Thorp; Donald Knaack of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Mertens, Miss Irene Rygiel of Stanley, and Ellen Miller.

Following the dinner party, a reception and open house were held for relatives and friends from ten to midnight. Dancing to the music of Eddie Thorson on the organ was delightful, and a buffet lunch was served. Guests came from Abbotsford, Stanley, Rib Lake, Thorp, Madison, Minneapolis, and Illinois.



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