BioA: Wren, Mr./Mrs. Thomas (60th
Contact: Ken Wood
Surnames: WREN, KING, RUDDOCK, POLZIN, KARNITZ, RUSH, CARDARELLE
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) October 16, 1961 Page 8
Wren, Thomas and Amy (60th Anniv. - October 15, 1901)
Neillsville Couple Are Married 60 Years Sunday; Event Held
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wren, who were married Oct. 15, 1901, in the Methodist parsonage at Neillsville, celebrated the 60th anniversary of that event on Sunday
Amy King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward King of the town of Grant, and Thomas Wren, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sereno Wren, of the same township, were married by the Rev. A. V. Ingham, pastor of that church in 1901. Attendants at that ceremony were her nephew, Roy King, and her sister, Mrs. Frank (Etta) Ruddock.
After their marriage, the Wrens lived in Randall and Little Falls, Minn., Mr. Wren being employed in a lumber mill. In 1902 they returned to Clark County to locate at the home of Mr. Wren's parents to assist with the operation of the farm and a sawmill.
The anniversary pair purchased a residence in Sydney, which is two miles west of Neillsville, in 1921 and since that time they lived at that locate.
Mr. Wren, a mechanic, worked 19 years with a threshing crew, 14 of those years in Wisconsin and the remaining five in the Dakotas. He also operated a steam engine for rolling new streets and highways and is widely-known for his skill in repairing lawn mowers.
The seven children born to the Wrens are Mrs. Louis (Myrtle) Polzin, Sturdevant; Mrs. Ernest (Dorothy) Karnitz, Neillsville; Mrs. Sam (Nina) Rush, Merrill; Miss Helen Wren, at home; Elmer Wren and Mrs. Louis (Hada) Cardarelle, West Bend; and Gilbert Wren, Neillsville, Wis.
They also have 26 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren
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