Albert/Albertina (Gold - 1929)
Contact: Ken Wood
Surnames: VIERGUTZ HANDT SINGER RIESS BOOKKS LANGREHR
----Sources: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 05/09/1929
Viergutz, Albert/Albertina (Gold - 9 MAY 1929)
LYNN, Clark Co., Wis. - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Viergutz, pioneer residents of this community, are guests of honor today at a golden wedding celebration at their farm home one half mile south of Lynn Station. Six of their nine living children together with their families, planned to be present, as well as other relatives, bringing the total number of guests to nearly 50.
Mr. Viergutz was born Sept. 15, 1855, in Garchlin, Germany, and was married May 9, 1879, at Friedrichsberg, Germany, to Miss Albertina Handt, who was born Nov. 9, 1857 in Doeringshagen. In 1881 they came to Clark County and lived for several years on a farm in the town of Grant, after which they located on their present farm, where they lived in a log house for many years. In 1922 they had their present modern farm home built, which is one of the finest in the community. The 80-acre farm, which was practically all forest land when Mr. Viergutz acquired ownership, is now one of the outstanding dairy farms, with 70 acres under cultivation.
Of the twelve children born to them, two died in infancy and one daughter, Anna, died at the age of 16 while attending school at Delavan. The others are Herman of Lampman, Canada; Rudolph of Estevan, Canada; Reinhold of Marshfield, Route 3; Mrs. William Singer (Amanda), town of Fremont, Clark Co.; Mrs. Hattie Riess, Rochester, Minn.; Arthur, at home; Mrs. Clark Brooks (Elda), town of Lynn; Mrs. Kenneth Langrehr (Rose) Marshfield; Mrs. Roland Washburn (Irene), Milwaukee. The two oldest sons had planned to be present, but sent word from North Dakota that they had motor trouble and could not continue, and the youngest daughter also sent word that she was unable to come.
Besides the children and their families, the following relatives were expected to be present: Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Goldamer and family, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Goldamer and family, Nasonville; Mr. and Mrs. Will Goldamer and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Handt, town of Grant, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schlinsog, town of York. Mr. Viergutz has two sisters and two brothers in Germany, but Mrs. Viergutz is the last of her family.
A beautiful wedding cake was prepared by the daughters, and the children collectively presented their parents with a basket of yellow roses and (the reset of my copy was cut off)
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