Mr./Mrs. Herman (Silver - 1936)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Ratsch, Baumann, Nowek, Glerke
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 3 Dec. 1936
Ratsch, Mr./Mrs. Herman (Silver - 22 Nov. 1936)
A memorable event was the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ratsch celebrating Sunday afternoon Nov. 22 at their home.
The Rev. Wm. Baumann of St. John’s Lutheran church conducted the service of Thanksgiving. The friends and relatives joined in the singing of the hymns: "Now Thank We All Our God", and "The Lord Hath Helped Me Hitherto", a solo "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah", was rendered by Mrs. Baumann.
After the celebrating the couple joined their right hands and received the divine benediction, the children presented them with a silver memorial wreath with the inscription, "Hitherto hath the Lord helped us". It was indeed a happy day.
Herman Ratsch and Emma Nowek were married on Nov. 22, 1911 by the Rev. A. Glerke pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Niagara, North Dakota.
This union was blessed with the following children, Marie, Edna, Anita, Louella, Harold, Clarence and Robert, all being present for the occasion.
At five o’clock a dinner was served to friends and relatives present.
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