BioA: Kuehn, Mr. and Mrs. George (Golden - 1981)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kuehn, West, Hohenstein, Hubing, Johnson, Quicker, Bruley, Riemer, Harrill, Kernz, White

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/06/1981

Kuehn, Mr. and Mrs. George (Golden – 22 July 1981)

Mr. and Mrs. George Kuehn celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday afternoon, July 19, at the Neillsville American Legion Hall. In the evening, many friends and relatives gathered at the Kuehn’s Town of Grant home for a lawn party.

George Kuehn and Fern West were united in marriage on July 22, 1931, at the home of her parents, George and Hazel (Slocomb) West, by the Rev. Paul White. The couple made their home in the Town of Grant and have remained there all their lives.

George was born in Ripon on December 30. 1906, to William and Ella Kuehn. (Ella, who is now 97, is a resident of Neillsville Memorial Home and was unable to attend her son and daughter-in-law’s celebration.)

George moved to Neillsville in November of 1925. It was here that he began farming and hauling milk. George served for a dozen years as clerk for the Cunningham School. He also held offices on the boards of the Pleasant Ridge and Neillsville United Methodist Churches.

Fern was born on July 2, 1913, in the Town of Grant. She attended Kurth School and was a 1930 graduate of Neillsville High School. She is an active member in the Pleasant Ridge Homemakers Club and the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Women. Both are active members of the Neillsville United Methodist Church.

The couple remained active in farming until this year when they gave up the daily chores of milking.

The couple have three daughters, Mrs. Darrel (Joyce) Hohenstein of Granton, Mrs. Adrian (Nancy) Hubing of Neillsville and Joan at home; and one son, George of Universal City, Texas. They are joined by thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Attending the festivities was Mrs. Hubert (Nellie Johnson) Quicker of Neillsville, who was an attendant at the Kuehn’s 1931 wedding. Also present were George’s siblings, who included Harry and Hilda Kuehn, Granton; Hazel Bruley and Elva Kuehn, both of Chippewa Falls; and William Kuehn, Simi Valley, Ca.

Joining them were Fern’s brothers and sisters, including James and Irma West, Neillsville; Beulah and Ernie Riemer, New Era, Mi.; Daisy and All Harrill, Pacoima, Ca.; Roy and Virginia West, Las Vegas, Nv.; and Rica and Joe Kernz, Marshfield.

Joining them were numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives from California, Texas, Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Nevada, plus from the Wisconsin communities of Granton, Greenwood, Loyal, Oxford, Delavan, Cudahy, Chippewa Falls, Neillsville and Marshfield.



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