Mr./Mrs. Ed (55th - 1948)
----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/27/1948
Johnson, Mr. / Mrs. Ed (55th - 18 Feb. 1948)
Last Wednesday evening, February 18th, marked the 55th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson who live on the east side in the village (Unity, Wis.). I was privileged to attend their golden wedding anniversary party at the Trinity Lutheran Church five years ago and was asked to write something for them. Here is a portion of their history as written five years ago:
If the curtain of time we could roll back, To fifty years or so… We’d see Bertha as a lovely young maiden And Ed as her dashing young beaux.
They were married up at Phillips Where the weather really gets cold; But they didn’t worry at all about that, For the love bug had taken firm hold.
T’was then Bertha learned her ABC’s In cooking, and darning and all that But cook as she would, not even to this day, Has she been able to get Mr. Johnson fat.
There was a terrible fire… That burned Phillips practically down; T’was then they came to Unity And settled on the farm west of town.
They worked and labored together, To build a home for the children they loved; There were eight of them all together, But two passed on to their Home above.
They helped to build the first Swedish church, Way back in the long ago… They are charter members of this church, And have been faithful workers, I know.
Mr. Johnson was a deacon, and thru the years, Held other offices too, Mrs. Johnson was president of the *** The rest of the article was cut off and unavailable at the time of transcription.
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