Mr./Mrs. Joseph (50th - 1957)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Pachal, Langfeldt, Lavene, Briski, Jerovetz, Rasmussen, Uhlers, Doperolski, Walecka, Hrobsky, Pilgrim, Roadt, Newman, Mills, Walters, Klein, Schoettler, Shefchik, Seeman, Rossow, Hinkelman, Dobbe, Schefuss, Pfohl, Goutcher, Laverne
----Sources: Scrap book two: by Erna Schenk Price, contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath
Pachal, Mr./Mrs. Joseph (50th Anniversary - 19 Nov. 1957)
Loyal - The 50th anniversary of their marriage Nov. 19, 1907, was celebrated several months early Saturday, Aug. 31, by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pachel, who since their retirement in 1948 have been residents here. Mr. Pachel is assessor for the city of Loyal.
The day’s festivities began with a reception from 2 to 5 o’clock that afternoon in Braun’s party room and at 7 o’clock the couple was honored at a supper served in Trinity Lutheran Church parlors, which were decorated for the occasion with gold-colored chrysanthemums and dahlias.
Eighty-five persons were served at the supper after which the Rev. John Pfohl, pastor of the church with which they are affiliated, gave church blessing and also furnished a resume of their lives.
Grandchildren of the honor couple enacted a mock wedding in the evening and from 9 o’clock until midnight music was furnished at the party room for a social time.
The Pachals received an umbrella on which was fastened $50, a gift from their children - Louis and Frank Pachal, both of route 1, Loyal; Mrs. Alvin (Adela) Goutcher, route 1, Unity; and Mrs. Alvin (Alice) Laverne, route 4, Neillsville, all of whom were present for the occasion with their husbands or wives.
A corsage of yellow roses and lily of the valley was fastened at the shoulder line of the frock chosen by Mrs. Pachal for the golden wedding celebration and her husband had a single yellow rose pinned to his lapel. Frank Walecka, Kewaunee, and Mrs. Gust Pilgrim, Wausau, who were attendants at the 1907 nuptials of their friends, were here for Saturday’s event.
Mr. Pachal, who was born in Wausau, was reared by his grandparents in Kewaunee after the death of his father when he was 1 ½ years old. He received his education in the Kewaunee County Public School, after which he worked in logging camps in the north woods during the winter months and on farms in the summer.
After his marriage to the former Agnes Roadt, daughter of the late Jacob Roadts, in St. John’s Churh of Krok, they resided at Krok for 1 ½ years and then he was employed in a Rhinelander factory before moving to the town of Beaver, Clark County, in 1910, purchasing the farm on which they lived for nearly 39 ½ years prior to their retirement.
Mr. Pachal was East Beaver Clerk for 23 years; chairman of the town of Beaver for 14 years and for the past four years has been serving as assessor for the city of Loyal. He enjoys good health and still calls wood cutting his hobby. Mrs. Pachal, who also claims her health in good, enjoys her gardening and flower growing. She received her education in the same school her husband attended and had been doing general housework before her marriage.
The Pachals, who beside their four children also have 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, have had no deaths in their immediate family during their 50 years of marriage.
Grandchildren and their husbands or wives attending the celebrations were Mr. and Mrs. Duane Pachel, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Te?? Briski, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Langfeldt, Marshfield; Marlene, Milton, Carolyn, Sandra, Randy and Eugene Pachal, Loyal; Rose Lee, June and Trudy Langfeldt, Unity; and Bonnie and Gary Lavene, Neillsville, Wis.
Great-Grandchildren present were Jimmy Pachel, Loyal; Larry Briski, Greenwood; and Jack Langfeldt, Marshfield. One grandchild, Wilfred Langfeldt, and his family were unable to come from El Paso, Texas.
Other relatives and friends on the guest list were Mr. and Mrs. John Jerovetz and daughter, Ruth, Stangelville; Mrs. Donald Rasmussen and daughter, Carol, Denmark; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Uhlers, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Uhlers, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Doperolski and Frank Walecka, Kewaunee; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hrobsky, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Hrobsky, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Pilgrim and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Pilgrim and family, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Roadt and Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Newman and family, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Mills, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walters, Granton; and Mr. and Mrs. George Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schoettler, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shefchik, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Seeman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Romaine Rossow and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hinkelman and family, Mrs. Edd Dobbe, Mrs. Herman Schefuss and the Rev. and Mrs. Pfohl, all of Loyal.
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