BioA: Keller, Mr./Mrs. Ambrose (Gold – 1974)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Keller, Kauer, Jantsch, Geiger, Doege, Leahy, Diethman, Detimering, Lindner, Rau

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Oct 1974

Keller, Mr./Mrs. Ambrose (Gold – Oct 1974)

Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose (Jake) Keller observed their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday afternoon at Dorchester Memorial Hall. About 200 persons were present at the open house from 12:30 until 5 p.m., and the dinner which followed. A mock wedding in the afternoon featured Henry Kauer as the bride, and Mrs. Kauer as the groom. William Jantsch served as the preacher, and Mrs. and Mrs. Dale Geiger were the attendants. Card playing and dancing provided other entertainment. Allen Rau, Medford, provided music for dancing.

Ambrose Keller was born October 12, 1901 at Cazenovia. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Keller. The former Frieda Doege was born November 9, 1903 at Thorp, and her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Doege. She received his education in the Reseburg School at Thorp. The couple was married in Madison for two years, and then purchased a farm near Curtiss, where they farmed for over 40 years. They moved to the village of Dorchester in 1967.

Mr. Keller is in good health and enjoys fishing and hunting. Mrs. Keller is very active in craft work, rug making and gardening. She is a member of the Clovernook Homemakers Club, and they both are members of the Dorchester Senior Citizens, where Mrs. Keller serves as treasurer.

The couple has four daughters, all of whom were here for the wedding anniversary celebration. They are Miss Eileen Keller, Dorchester, Mrs. Plut (Marcella) Leahy, Chippewa Falls, Mrs. Elroy (Geraldine) Diethman, Benson, Arizona, and Mrs. John (Joan) Detimering, Bettendorf, Iowa. They have nine grandchildren and one-great-grandchild.

The attendants at the original wedding were Mrs. Casper Lindner, Greenwood, sister of Mr. Keller, and Mr. Reinhold Doege, Apache Junction, Arizona. Mrs. Keller’s brother. They both were here for the anniversary.

Other guests came from Butternut, Reedsburg, Loyal, Greenwood, Eau Claire, Withee, Colby, Abbotsford, and the local community.



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