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Flash From The Past - 1940 

Oconto Falls
January 1940 

Researched, transcribed and contributed by Richard La Brosse

Oconto Falls—Miss Beatrice Ohswaldt, R.N., who spent last week at the Dr. H.T. Ohswaldt and Frank Ohswaldt homes, left for Cleveland, Ohio, where she has a nursing position at the Marine hospital.  Since graduating from the local high school with the class of 1934, Beatrice has graduated from Milwaukee County Hospital, Wauwatosa, and was a member of the nursing staff at Columbia hospital, Milwaukee, for a year and a half.  Beatrice no only enjoys her profession, she wholesomely enjoys life, and she has many friends in her home town who are wishing her continued success and happiness in her chosen work.    

  Oconto Falls
July 24, 1940

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Riemer, well known Oconto Falls couple passed the 25th anniversary of their wedding day on July 18th.  The ceremony was performed at St. Anthon’s Rectory by the Rev. J.J. Looze.  They were attended by Arthur Desreumaux and Mrs. Otto Woeckner, then Miss Laura Aprille.  Except for a year at Gillett and two years at Green Bay, the Riemers have spent the quarter century in the Falls.  They have many friends here who join us in extending congratulations and good wishes.  Mr. and Mrs. Riemer and daughter Loraine spent the happy anniversary at the home of their other daughter, Mrs. Marvin Wolfe at New Washington, Indiana.
Newspaper Unknown
August 4, 1940

contributed by Richard LaBrosse

Falls Couple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Hertwig, resident of this city for the past 34 years, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday with an open house all day, and dinner and supper for many guests.

The Hertwigs were married in Green By by Justice of the Peace Killian on August 4, 1890.  Both were born in Green Bay, Mr. Hertwig on September 20, 1862, and Mrs. Hertwig on October 29,
1871.  After they were married they moved to a farm in the town of Spruce where they lived until 1966 at which time they came to this city were up to the time he retired a few years ago, Mr. Hertwig operated a tavern.  His son, Leonard, now is proprietor of the tavern.  Other children are another son, Raymond, and a daughter, Mrs. Edward Bigelow, both of Oconto Falls.

The relatives from Green Bay who attended the anniversary were Mrs. Philip Georgria who was Mrs. Hertwig’s bridesmaid 50 years ago, Mrs. Fred Georgia, Mrs. Joseph Pigeon, Mrs. Henry
Roucher, Mr. and Mrs. Garna Numan, Lullet Erdmann, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Erdmann, Sr and Antone Erdmann Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lade and children, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Burnette anD children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Graling, and Mrs. Louise Krischer.

From Suamico were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Farrell, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeWitt and children, Mrs. Otto Marks,  Mr. and Mrs. C. Marks, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. C. Marks, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis DeWitt. Mrs. Anna Ellis, Chicago; Mrs. Melvin Bigelow, Winona, Minn; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Zens, Lena; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sterns and children, Gilbert and ...., Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Briggs, Ana ....  and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Erdmann, Manitowoc.

Harty good wishes are extended to the Hertwigs by their many friends.  


Special to Press-Gazette
October 4, 1940 
Celebrate 55th Anniversary 

GILLETT, Wis. – Mr. and Mrs. Michael Weix, above, residents of this village, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary her Sunday.

Mrs. Weix, the former Johanna Reinal, was born in Kelnersville, May 16, 1865.  Mr. Weix was born in the town of Center, near Appleton, Aug. 4, 1860.  They were married Sept. 29, 1885 in St. John’s Catholic church, Antigo, and came to Gillett from Antigo with their son, the Rev. George Weix in 1930, who was then made pastor of St.  John’s Catholic church here.

Those present at the 1 o’clock dinner at the Weix home were, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weix and son Billy, Two Rivers, Mrs. John Weix and daughter Ruth Mary, Catherine (?)votny;  Mr. and Mrs. J. Weix, all of Antigo; and the Reverend Gabriel Gamasch, De Pere, and Ed Ocweijie, Green Bay.

Mr. and Mrs. Weix were recipients of many gifts, including flowers and a large decorated wedding cake.  Both are in good health.