BioA: Meyers, Mr./Mrs. Henry (Gold Anniv- 1929)

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Surnames: MEYERS SULLIVAN BOTTERUD SAMPE SCHULTE GEBHARDT SALTER

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 09/26/1929

Meyers, Mr./Mrs. Henry (Gold Anniv- 21 SEP 1929)

The fiftieth or golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyers, long time residents of Clark County, Wis., was appropriately observed last Sunday at Green Grove. An interesting feature in connection with this celebration was the fact that Mr. Fred Runkel of Milwaukee and Mr. H. C. Meyers of Gulfport, Miss., who attended Mr. and Mrs. Meyers last Sunday, were repeating an experience of fifty years ago, when Mrs. Runkel, as Miss Auguste Rurbom, acted as maid of honor to the bride and Mr. H. C. Meyers was best man to his brother, the groom, rev. M. C. Goetsch rendered a beautiful wedding ceremony at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Green Grove at 4:00 o'clock. At the ceremony, the children formed a double row in the isle, down which the bridal couple and their attendants passed on to the alter. The wedding dinner and reception was held at the home at 5:00 o'clock. The evening was spent playing cards, and at midnight, a wedding supper was served.

About 200 friends and relatives attended the services at the church and about the same number were entertained at the dinner in the old Meyer home, which had been beautifully decorated by Mrs. Herbert Meyers, wife of their only son, Herbert.

This joyous occasion is also an anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Meyers' twin daughters, Mrs. John Salter and Mrs. George Gebhardt.

Mr. Henry Meyers was born in New York City, N.Y., on Jan. 1, 1855, and Mrs. Meyers was born in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., on June 4, 1860. They were married at Howard's Grove, Sheboygan Co., in 1879, when this vicinity was still a vast wilderness. Ten children were born to them. Those living are Mrs. George Sullivan, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. A. Botterud, Livingston, Mont.; Herbert Meyers, at home; Mrs. Richard Sampe, Osceola, Wis.; Mrs. Otto Schulte, Colby; Mrs. George Gebhardt, Milwaukee; Mrs. John Salter, Pittsville, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyers also have fifteen grandchildren.

By hard and diligent work, Mr. Meyers built a fine farm out of his forest, which consisted of 147 acres. He cleared 100 acres of his farm. Eight years ago, he retired from the active management of his farm and he and his wife live just across the road from the old homestead, which is now being operated by their son, Herbert. Mr. Meyers was a carpenter and contractor by trade, which he followed previous to his work on the farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Meyers are members of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, of which Mr. Meyers has been elder for ten years. Both have always been held in high esteem by all in the community, which is shown by the large number of public offices Mr. Meyers has held. He served as town clerk for nine years, treasurer for two years, justice of the peace for six years, town assessor for three years and jury commissioner for five years.

The following out of town people were here for the celebration: Mrs. Rosa Heide, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; Mr. Emil Meyers, Abbotsford; Mr. August Meyers, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Meyers, Gulfport, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sampe and daughter, Osceola, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schulte and three daughters, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. john Salter and two sons, Pittsville; Mr. and Mrs. George Gebhardt and son and daughter, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Salter, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. August Schoelzel, Colby; Mrs. F. Marquardt, Colby; Mrs. Herman Klemm, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Senkbeil and daughter, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wiedenhoeft, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. August Spann and two daughters, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mandel, Colby; Mrs. Fred Stecker, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Braun, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Gust Meinholdt and two daughters, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Marquardt, and two daughters, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gebhardt, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gilbert, Milwaukee; Mrs. John Plutte, Milwaukee; Mrs. Fred Runkel, Milwaukee; Mrs. Agnes Grey, Hammond, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jens, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kraut, Curtiss; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Laabs, Curtiss.

Mr. and Mrs. Meyers were the recipients of many beautiful gifts and flowers from friends and relatives and showered with cards by friends from far away who could not be here to join in their joyful reunion.

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