BioA: Vollrath, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest (Golden - 1978)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Vollrath, Logeman, Rogers, Briski, Carter, Schreiber, Proxmire

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/24/1978

Vollrath, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest (Golden - 11 October 1978)

Ernest and Adeline Vollrath, Town of Mead, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in an August 13 celebration held at the American Legion Hall, in Loyal.

The Vollraths were married October 11, 1928, in Plymouth and from that marriage came four children, Elveira Vollrath Rogers, of Red Granite, Kenneth of Greenwood, and Serold and William Jr. both deceased. The couple also have eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Approximately 500 attended the celebration which was highlighted with congratulatory letters from President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, Acting Governor Martin Schreiber and U.S. Senator William Proxmire.

Music was furnished by the Mike Briski orchestra and the anniversary dinner began with a German table prayer. A special cake, prepared by their daughter, highlighted the head table as gold belled flower arrangements graced the tables.

Ernest Vollrath was born in 1896 to William and Anna Vollrath in the home, he and his wife now reside. He received his education in the Town of Warner’s Benjamin School and later worked for 29 years as a DeKalb corn salesman. He also served as secretary for the West Side Telephone Co. and the Clark County Farm Bureau. He also served as supervisor and chairman for the Town of Mead for a number of years and also a director and secretary for the Lynn Mutual Insurance Company.

Adeline Vollrath was born in 1907 to George and Ida Logeman in Plymouth. She graduated from Plymouth High School and Sheboygan Business College. She worked at Elkhart lake and Crystal Lake resorts, a drug store in Plymouth and in Sheboygan steel plants. She is presently a housewife.

Ernest’s hobbies include wood craft, gardening, hunting and fishing while Adeline enjoys crocheting.

Attending the event was Ella Logeman, Omro, a sister of Adeline who was in the original wedding party. Also attending were friends and relatives from many communities in Clark County as well as guests from California, Washington, Florida, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota.



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