BioA: Vollrath, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip (Golden - 1980)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Vollrath, Hillman, Cronin, Schoettler, Franzmeier

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/10/1980

Vollrath, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip (Golden - 1980)

The American Legion Hall in Greenwood served as the January 5 site for the golden wedding anniversary gala honoring Phillip and Anna Vollrath, Rt. 2 Greenwood. Approximately 200 attended the event which had as décor the anniversary cake, candles, gold floral centerpiece, bells and streamers. A mock wedding was held with friends participating and a dance was held later.

The couple wore white carnations with gold leaves and ribbons during the celebration hosted by their four children and families.

Philip Vollrath and Anna Cronin were married January 8, 1930, in the Immanuel Reformed Church in Greenwood. Presiding for the nuptials was the Rev. Paul H. Franzmeier. The couple dairy farmed until (19?) when a son bought the family farm. The honored couple moved across the road and then went into hog farming, later moving into a trailer home when a daughter took over that operation in 1976. Two years later, the couple moved into a new home. They are not retired as Phillip still does field work and helps out with the hog operation.

The couple has three sons, DeWayne and Gary, both of Greenwood, and Phillip R., Owen, and one daughter, Leanne Holozsi, Greenwood, thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Anne was born on July 17, 1913, in Greenwood to Patrick and Anna (Hillman) Cronin. She attended Benjamin, Decker and Greenwood Schools. She has been active in her church and is presently president of the Women’s Guild and the couple are members of the Adult Fellowship. Also in good health, she enjoys writing poetry and stories, oil painting, knitting, sewing and quilting.

Phillip was born on August 26, 1907, in the Town of Warner to William and Anna (Schoettler) Vollrath. He attended Decker School in the Town of Warner. He has served as sexton for the West Side Cemetery for many years and served on the local board of directors for Cooperative Services for 15 years. He enjoys hunting, fishing and carpentry and his health is good.



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