Mr./Mrs. Anthony (Golden - 1936)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Wenzel, Vornholt, Boehm
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 30 Jan. 1936
Wenzel, Mr./Mrs. Anthony (Golden - 23 Jan. 1936)
Last Thursday, Jan. 23, after the terrible Wednesday, was still a very cold day. But in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Wenzel it was cozy and warm. It was their golden wedding day. Due to the frailty of the aged couple they did not desire a large celebration, but rather preferred to observe the day in a quiet way. However Mrs. Wenzel remembered that the minister ate dinner with them fifty years ago and she wished to have their minister and his wife for dinner on this day. Hence it came that Rev. E. H. Vornholt and wife had the privilege to celebrate the day with them.
After the meal, Rev. Vornholt read a few verses of Psalm 71. He reminded the aged couple of the privilege to pray as did the Psalmist. "Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. Yea, even when I am old and grayheaded. O’ God, forsake me not, until I have declared thy strength unto the next generation; thy might to every one that is to come." Sorrows and hardships; joys and pleasures were briefly reviewed. After the golden wedding we are on the last lap of our journey; the road has already begun to slope downward but it matters not even if it lands us at last in the valley of the shadow of death. Even there His rod and His staff will comfort us and we need fear no evil. After a prayer the minister raised his hands over the aged couple and said: "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Love of God the Father and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit abide with you forever."
In the afternoon a few friends came to show the Wenzels that they were not forgotten. Forgotten? No. The many beautiful flowers from South Dakota, Chippewa Falls and elsewhere as well as the many greetings and best wishes from many places showed that folks had remembered the day.
Among the gifts was a beautiful gold bouquet in a gold vase, presented by Neillsville friends, and a centerpiece of golden cosmos for the dinner table, sent by Mrs. Wenzel’s sister, Mrs. Robert Boehm.
Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel were married at St. Paul Jan. 23, 19886, by Rev. * * * Rest cut off. * * *
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