BioA: Gereau, Mr./Mrs. Henry (65th – 1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Gereau, Carter, Wilson

----Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 28 Jun 1978

Gereau, Mr./Mrs. Henry (65th – 25 Jun 1978)

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gereau of Maplehurst Township, Taylor County, had their 65th Wedding Anniversary on June 25, 1978 and received a special message from President and First Lady Carter in honor of the occasion. The message read:

“On the occasion of your wedding anniversary, we send you our heartfelt congratulations. May you continue to enjoy the fullest blessing of health and happiness together,” and it was signed by Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter.

Upon receipt of the letter with the Washington, D.C. address, one of the Gereau’s sons said, What did you do now to have a letter from the government?”

Married on June 25, 1913 during the administration of President Woodrow Wilson, the Gereau’s, Henry age 91, and his wife Anna, age 87, have seen 12 presidents during their years of marriage.

They moved into Maplehurst Township in 1917, and have farmed and lived here ever since.

A potluck lunch and Sunday School picnic will be combined to celebrate their wedding anniversary sometime in the near future. No party or celebration was held in honor at this time.



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