BioA: Hein, Mr. and Mrs. William (70th - 1977)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hein, Phillips, Jeffery, Sills, Schmidt, Zerbel

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/06/1977

Hein, Mr. and Mrs. William (70th - 1977)

Former residents of Humbird, William and Kittie Hein, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on October 2. The Heins now live in Scott City, Ks., in their mobile home, and their daughter, Beth Jeffrey, gives them a hand in day-to-day living. Both are in good health despite the challenge of old age-William 94 and Kittie is 91.

Seventy years ago, in 1907, William Hein and Kittie Phillips quietly left Humbird in a borrowed horse and buggy rig for a secret early morning wedding at the Methodist parsonage at Merrillan, The Reverend Sills officiating. A Green Bay and Western train trip to La Crosse began a short honeymoon. William was then employed as a carpenter and working on the Zerbel farm in Jackson County.

Except for a few years between the burning of the old Hein house, located near the Humbird Roller Mill on Lake Emerson, and the rebuilding of the home of 1927, the Heins lived on the site established as a home by Wilhelm Schmidt, William’s grandfather, in 1870.

In 1911 William became the RFD mail carrier on Rt. 1. He retired from this job in 1943 after 32 years of service.

An anniversary dinner at Scott City was to be attended by their daughter, Beth, and her husband, Roy Jeffrey, and their son, Col. Neil Hein, (U.S. Army-Ret.) and his wife, Marion, of Chipita Park, Colorado.



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