Mr./Mrs. Fred (50th Anniv. - 1932)
Surnames: PACHOLKE HAHN HEDERER SOLDON SMITH YOUNG STICHERT WITTE AMUNDSON HANNE
----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 21 Apr 1932
Pacholke, Mr./Mrs. Fred (50th Anniv. - 15 Apr. 1932)
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pacholke, Sr., were honored guests at a golden wedding celebration, arranged by their children, in the St. John’s church hall last Friday evening. Eighty-five relatives and friends were present.
The hall was artistically decorated for the occasion with white and yellow streamers. Yellow flowers and a wedding cake, ornamented with gold coins, were nicely arranged on the tables. After a sumptuous meal, Rev. G. F. Hahn, pastor of the St. John’s Ev. Church, delivered a very interesting golden wedding anniversary address, Mrs. G. F. Hahn sang two German songs and Bernice Pacholke of Colby and Iris Hederer of Marshfield sang a vocal duet, "When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver."
Mr. and Mrs. Pacholke received many beautiful gifts including five dollar gold pieces.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Pacholke were born in Germany, the former on June 8, 1859, and Mrs. Pacholke, whose maiden name was Bertha Soldon, was born Nov. 18, 1860. They were married in Germany, but, eight years later, came to the United States and made their home in Pennsylvania. Nine years later, in 1899, they settled on a farm in the town of Hull, now owned by Paul Smith, where they lived until twelve years ago, when they moved to the city of Colby. They are numbered among the pioneers of this section and endured some of the hardships and privations of the early days.
Thirteen children were born to them, eleven of whom are still living, and all were present at the celebration. They are Mrs. Louis Young, Colby; Mrs. E. A. Stichert, Sheboygan; Mrs. Otto Witte, Colby; Mrs. Arnold Amundson, Colby; Mrs. Chas. Hanne, Colby; Mrs. W. C. Pacholke, Colby; Mr. John Pacholke, Colby; Mrs. Fred Pacholke, Jr., Owen; Mr. Louie Pacholke, Unity; Mr. Edward Pacholke, Abbotsford; Mr. Howard Pacholke, at home. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pacholke, Sr. also have twenty-one grand children and five great grand children.
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