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Flash From The Past - 1945 

contributed by: Carol Saric

Jan 30, 1945

Ocontoan Married in Milwaukee on Tuesday

St John's Cathedral, Milwaukee, was the setting for the wedding of Agnes Herman (Herrmann), daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Louis Herman, Manitowoc, and Allen Degeneffe, son of the Wilfred Degeneffes, Quincy St, Oconto. The service was read at nine o'clock on Tuesday, Jan 30, 1945.

For the ceremony the bride wore a blue wool suit, black accessories and carried an arm bouquet of roses. Her sister, Violet, attended the bride in a blue suit, black accessories and carried an arm bouquet.

Erwin Herman, brother of the bride, was best man. Dinner was served to 15  guests at the Pfister hotel.

The groom is a graduate of the Oconto High School with the class of 1936 and is employed at the Plankinton Hotel, Milwaukee. The couple will be at home after Feb 15, in Denver Colorado.

Miss Jean Degeneffe, sister of the groom, of this city, attended the wedding

Special to Press-Gazette 
September 22, 1945

contributed by Richard LaBrosse

Golden Wedding

           Mr. and Mrs. Michael Weix 

GILLETT , Wisc. – Mr. and Mrs. Michael Weix celebrated their golden wedding anniversary here Sunday.  At 10:30 the couple, with their friends and relatives attended a solemn high masssaid by their son, the Rev. George Weix, at St. John’s Catholic church.  The Rev. F. Becker, dean of Oconto County, delivered the sermon on “Ideals of Matrimony.”

After the mass dinner was served to the guests at the Washington hotel, Cecil.

Mrs. Weix, the former Johanna Reindl, was born in Kellnersville May 16, 1865.  Mr. Weix was born in the town of Center, near Appleton  Aug 4, 1860.  They were married Sept. 22, 1895 in St. John’s Catholic church, Antigo, and came to Gillett from Antigo in 1920 with their son, who was made pastor of St. John’s church.

John, Antigo; Charles, Two Rivers, and the Rev. George Weix are the only children still living, two having died some time ago.  Those who attended the reunion dinner were Mr. and Mrs. John Weix and daughters, Mary Ruth, Antigo and Patricia, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weix and son, Billy, Two Rivers, Mrs. Helen Weix and sons, Jerome and Thomas, Antigo, Misses Anna and Mathilda Stommel, Oconto, the Rev. Fathers F. Becker, Oconto, Henry C. Head, Green Bay, who assisted Father Weix at mass, and Philip Gamasche, De Pere, who also assisted Father Weix.


October 1945 
Researched, transcribed and contributed by Richard La Brosse

Abrams—T/5 Earle C. Erdman, Abrams, was discharged from the army at Fort Sheridan Sept 14, after serving since February 24, 1942, with Battery D 72nd AAA gun battalion. Erdman participated in the Tunishian Rome Arno Naples, Foggin Sourthern France, Rhinland and Central Europe campaigns.  He was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead, the EAME theater ribbon with one silver and one bronze star, six overseas service bars, a service stripe and the Good Conduct medal.