BioA: Straus, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert (Golden - 1982)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Straus, Schmidt, Hammerberg, Straughan

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/26/1982

Straus, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert (Golden – 20 August 1982)

Gilbert and Mildred Straus celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday evening, August 20, at Neillsville Memorial Home.

The couple, Gilbert Straus and Mildred Schmidt, were married on August 20, in Chicago. (Attending the open house was Mrs. Irvin Hammerberg, one of the original attendants.)

Gilbert was born on October 2, 1907, in Chicago to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Straus. He received his education in that city and then worked as a bookkeeper or Wieland Dairy of Chicago.

Mildred was born on January 20, 1912, in Chicago to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schmidt. She also was educated in Chicago schools. She later was employed by the Greenwood Credit Union.

The couple lived in various places, finally settling in the Greenwood area.\\Gilbert enjoys fishing and gardening. Mildred has been a resident of Memorial Home for three years. He is a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church while she is a member of the United Church of Christ.

The couple has a son, Gilbert, Sussex; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Vivian) Straughan, Waukesha; and three grandchildren.



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