BioA: Jensen, Mr./Mrs. Arthur (Gold Celebration – 1971)


Surnames: Jensen, Oestreich, Ulrich, Fischer, Younker, Meyer, Hundrieser, Goessl, Cypher, Dassow

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 12 Aug 1971

Jensen, Mr./Mrs. Arthur (Gold – 08 AUG 1971)

(Actual anniversary date is not until January 16, 1972)

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jensen, Dorchester, were called for at their home in the Town of Mayville Saturday and driven to Memorial Hall in Dorchester in a 1917 Model T. Ford, to begin the celebration in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. A sign on the back of the car read: “Married Just 50 Years,” and of course a few tin cans on the back provided a little extra noise on the way to town.

John Oestreich was chauffer for the honored couple. He is the owner of the antique car.

The reception at the hall was attended by about 150 afternoon and supper guests, and there were about 200 attending the dance in the evening. Lee Jensen, Owen, a brother of the groom of 50 years ago, was present. He is the only attendant now living. Mrs. Jensen wore a corsage of yellow carnations and Jensen wore a yellow carnation boutonniere. All guests wore corsages made by Mrs. Hundrieser, daughter of the Jensens.

Arthur Jensen was born at Dorchester September 15, 1903 and received his education here. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Jensen.

Margaret Ulrich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ulrich, was also born in Dorchester on July 4, 1905, and received her education in Dorchester schools.

The couple was married at Dorchester January 16, 1922, and lived in the Town of Mayville (Clark Co., Wis.) all but one year, which was spent in Janesville. They farmed in the Town of Mayville, retiring from farming in 1967. Jensen also worked as a road maintenance man for Mayville for 30 years. They are members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He still enjoys hunting and used to take hunting trip to the wester United States.

Mrs. Jensen’s hobbies are flower gardening and antiques.

The Jensens have 12 children: Mrs. Melvin (Beulah) Fischer, Mrs. Norbert (Vera) Younker, Mrs. Paul (Verna) Meyer, Mrs. Roy (Marilyn) Meyer, and Bruce Jensen, all of Dorchester; Mrs. Frank (Charlene Hundrieser, Chicago; Glen Jensen, Hartford; Mrs. Ted (Donna) Goessl, Marshfield; Mrs. Gerald (Audrey) Cypher, Medford; Gene Jensen, Curtiss; Mrs. Eugene (Sandra) Dassow, Pewaukee, and Dean (Jack) Jensen, Browning, Montana.

Among the larger gifts received by the honored couple was a clothes dryer from all of the children; a family tree, gold branches and black velvet, with pictures of all the children and their spouses, all 44 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

This was made and given to them by their daughter, Mrs. Fischer. The large anniversary cake, topped with a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Jensen, circled with a large heart on which was the gold “50”, was a gift from their daughter, Mrs. Paul Meyer. A large floral centerpiece placed on the guests’ tables was given to the couple by their daughter, Mrs. Goessl. Mrs. Hundrieser made the corsages and other decorations.



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