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Flash From The Past - 1941
Mr. Lee Ruhlen has been named coach of the Gillett Cage and Track team to replace Mr. Tomm Lindow.
Mrs Sippel Miss Schmidt and Reuben Schmidt were injured in a car accident coming home from Green Bay Friday night.
Dorothy Jean Ehlers was selected as G. A. R. girl for this year.
End Half-Century of Marriage
Wm. Wittmanns To Celebrate Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wittmann, longtime residents of this city, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Easter Sunday. They will be at home to their many friends all day and will entertain about fifty relatives at dinner at noon.
years of continuing residence in Oconto Falls has resulted
in a wealth of warm friends for this splendid pair. They have both
much to the development of our
community as they have taken active parts in all progressive activities.
The Wittmanns were married April 14, 1891 in Holy Cross church in Kaukauna by the Rev. Julius Rhode. Miss Lena Newhouse and Henry Wittmann, the latter a brother of the groom, were the attendants at the wedding. Mr. Wittmann was born on December 10th, 1869 in Smithtown, Illinois, and Mrs. Wittmann was born March 2nd, 1872 at Freedom, Wisconsin.
Civic responsibilities were carried by Mr. Wittmann when he served the town as treasurer and later as alderman four years from the third ward. Since coming to Oconto Falls thirty seven years ago, he followed the trade of tinsmith and plumber.
Mrs. Wittmann is an excellent nurse and in the pre-hospital days cared for many a patient through a period of illness. Over eighty citizens born here received their first bath and were dressed in their first garments by the capable hands of Mrs. Wittmann.
She is president of the Woman’s Benefit Association, having held this office for the past 17 years. She is a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary, its present sergeant-at-arms and Child Welfare chairman. Mrs. Wittmann was also president of the now disbanded McKinley Circle of the Ladies of the Grand Army for many years.
This fine couple have raised a family of three daughters and two sons. Bertha, Mrs. Louis Steckel; Ann, Mrs. W.E. Wilson; and Grace, Mrs. Ed Williams, all reside in Milwaukee; Norman in North Bergen, N.J., and Lloyd, here in Oconto Falls. There are eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, one week old Judith Ann Rohleder.
The Herald takes
this opportunity to wish the Wittmanns hearties
congratulations and sincere good wishes for many years of happiness and
Married 54 Years
OCONTO FALLS, Wis. – Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Thielke celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary at their home here Sunday afternoon. A 5 o’clock dinner was served to 55 guests.
The Thielkes were married June 15, 1887 at Shawano. Their attendants were Miss Sophia Thielke and John Smith. The attendants are both deceased.
Mrs. Thielke was formerly Miss Margaret Flannigan and was born at Bear Creek Nov. 15, 1864. Mr. Thielke was born at Fort Howard, Green Bay, Dec 11, 1863. They settled on a farm at Bear Creek where they lived for 22 years before coming to this community and buying a farm in the town of Maple Valley where they lived until seven years ago when they retired and came to this city. They were the parents of nine children. The living are three sons, Leonard, Coleman; Gilbert, Lakewood, and John, Gillett; and three daughters, Mrs. Charles Mathy, Kewanee, Mrs. Ray Nelson, Oconto Falls, and Mrs. Melvin Broutzman, Kelly Lake; also 1(?) grandchildren. The children were all present for the celebration, also two sisters of Mrs. Thielke, Mrs. M. Long and Mrs. A Cunningham, Clintonville.
Mr. and Mrs.
Thielke are devout members of St. Anthony’s Catholic
church where they attend mass and receive holy communion
are both enjoying good health.
Mrs. Frebert Falk 21, (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hammond) passed away at the local hospital on Thursday morning.
Miss Marian Peterson has been selected Good Citizen candidate by the local high school.