BioA: Oelke, Mr./Mrs. Edward (Gold – 1974)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Oelke, Poehnelt, Mueller, Ploeckelman, Lindau, Lueth, Sampson, Cinduson, Peissig, Thede, Gallistel

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Oct 1974

Oelke, Mr./Mrs. Edward (Gold – 30 Oct 1974)

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Oelke celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday afternoon, October 6, 1974 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Poehnelt, Abbotsford. They were married October 30, 1924 in Dorchester.

Edward Oehlke’s parents were Gustave and Pauline Oelke. He was born November 14, 1898 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Mrs. Oelke was born March 25, 1901 at Blue Earth, Minnesota to the late Frederick Mueller and Laura Mueller Ploeckelman. Mrs. Oehlke’s mother, age 94, and step-father, age 92, are still living. They make their home at Colonial House in Colby.

Their wedding attendants, Henry Oelke and Iren Ploeckelman Lindau were both present for the celebration.

Guests attending were Mr. an Mrs. Ben Oelke, Baraboo, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oelke and Glendon, Stetsonville, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lueth, Hazlehurst, Mr. and Mrs. George Lindau and Dennis, Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. George Sampson and Mrs. Del Cinduson and Dave, Cable, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Ploeckelman, Dorchester, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Peissig, Medford, Mrs. Hattie Thede, Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Gallistel, Ogema, Mr. and Mrs. Telaval Oelke, West Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Oelke, Dorchester, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Poehnelt, Abbotsford, and Cheryl and Karen Poehnelt, Milwaukee. Twelve of their 15 grandchildren attended.

The couple has 4 children, (Lita) Mrs. Leo Poehnelt, Abbotsford, Kenneth, Dorchester, Leland, West Bend, and Alvin, who died in infancy.

Dinner was served to the invite guests at the Colby Hotel.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Oelke, who are both in poor health, are presently making their home with their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Oelke at 703 Pleasant Drive, West Bend.



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