BioA: Hagedorn, Mr./Mrs. Herman (Golden - 1982)

Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hagedorn, Gress, Hilmer, Motzhus, Hoffman, Anding, Johnson, Smith, Schmitz, Seaman, Sether, McKenzie, McConnel, Helm, Seaman, Lewandoski, May, Volz, Blunek, Skroch, Dux, Timmler, Aschenbrenner, Herian, Compton, Moldenhauer, Janke, Harriman, Krause, Oldham, Terman, Grap, Thompson, Quicker, Svetlik, Dahnert, Gross

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) July 1982

Hagedorns feted for 50-year mark; 300 attend celebration

A reception and dinner was held on Saturday, June 26, 1982, for Herman and Gertrude (Gress) Hagedorn who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with family and friends.

The event was held at the Neillsville American Legion Hall with over 300 attending. The tables were decorated with gold streamers and gold silk roses.

The couple was married June 29, 1932, at Globe Lutheran Church by Rev. Hilmer in the absence of Rev. Motzhus.

Attendants were Nelda Hagedorn, now Mrs. Carl Hoffman, a cousin of the groom; and Verland Anding, then of Altoona and now of Detroit, a cousin of the bride. Their reception was at the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Gress. A huge chevarie, complete with circle saws and guns gathered that night and was promised a wedding dance later which was held above the Globe Store.

A few years later, the dance hall became their home for eleven years.

They moved to Neillsville in 1946 to their present home at 202 West 10th Street.

Mrs. Hagedorn was born August 26, 1910 to Elsie and Sherman Gress of Neillsville, Wis. She attended schools and then worked in the office of Neillsville Milk Products until her marriage.

Herman, the son of Meta and Paul Hagedorn, was born September 25, 1910, in Globe. He hauled milk to the Condensary in Neillsville for 20 years until 1946 when he moved to Neillsville where he worked for Hubert Quicker’s Dairy, Svetlik’s Garage, Bill Dahnert’s tavern, operated Shrock’s tavern for five years and finally at Gross Motors where he spent 26 years. He is still employed there.

Herman is an avid fisherman, hunter for both birds and big game and enjoys people. Both are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She belongs to the Ladies Aid and enjoys cards, sewing and organ playing as well as gardening, especially flowers. They have traveled to Alaska, Hawaii and much of the south and west.

Children are Ramon of Sun Prairie, Theresa of Anchorage and they also have two granddaughters.

Out of town guests at the reception included Terri Johnson and Danny Smith of Anchorage, AK; Ramon and Myra Hagedorn of Sun Prairie; Michelle Hagedorn and Donald Schmitz both of Deforest; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Grap, Chandler, AZ; Mr. and Mrs. Wally Sether, Beaver Dam; Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Johnson, Mt. Horeb; and Mr. and Mrs. William Anding and Mr. and Mrs. Oris Anding all of Mayville.

Joining them were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anding, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. John McKenzie, Bettendorf, IA; Mr. and Mrs. James McConnel, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Helm and family and Mr. and Mrs. Duane Anding, all of Granton; Mr. and Mrs. Verland Anding, Detroit, MI; Verelia Seaman, Livonia, MI; Sy Lewandoski, Mr. and Mrs. Lester May and Mr. and Mrs. George Volz, all of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Walter May, Adams; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nemitz, New Auburn, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blunek, Union Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Skroch, Independence; Mr. and Mrs. Verland Dux and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Timmler, all of Loyal; and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Aschenbrenner, Black River Falls.

Also attending were: Mr. and Mrs. John Hagedorn, Sheboygan Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Herian, East Troy; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Gress and family, Vesper; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Compton, Altoona; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Grap, Milwaukee; Judy Nemitz and family and Mr. and Mrs. William Nemitz and family all of Bloomer; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Moldenhauer and family, Osseo; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Janke, Carol Harriman and Frankline Krause, all of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Oldham, Granton; Erma Terman, Eau Claire; and Julie Thompson.



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