Mr./Mrs. Victor (65th Anniv. - 1952)
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Surnames: JOSEPHSON VANDERSTOEP JOHNSON MOONEY BOYER NELSON OBRIAN MEACHAM JUSTMAN
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 10/02/1952
Josephson, Mr./Mrs. Victor (65th Anniv. - 29 Sept. 1952)
Unity, Wis. - (Special) - An unusual celebration was observed on Sunday when relatives and friends gathered in the parlors of Trinity Lutheran Church to celebrate the 65th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Josephson.
Centering the long tables where places for 44 guests were set for dinner and supper was a two-tiered wedding cake decorated with miniature bride and groom ornaments.
Initiating the day’s activities was a service in the church in which the couple were especially honored by the pastor, the Rev. Claude Vander Stoep. Among the gifts received were a basket of gladioli and chrysanthemums from the congregation and a blooming plant from the Ladies Aid Society, of which Mrs. Josephson is an honorary member.
Mrs. Josephson, the former Emma Johnson, was born Sept. 17, 1865, in Finland, which was also the birthplace of her husband on April 9, 1866. They both attended schools in Finland and were married Sept. 29, 1887, in Kristina.
In 1902 Mr. Josephson emigrated to the United States settling in Massachusetts. About four years later when his wife and family joined him, they came to the Town of Unity, Wisconsin where they lived for approximately 24 years. Since their retirement to the village, the home farm is being operated by their son, Edgar.
Besides their son, Edgar, the couple are the parents of two daughters, Mrs. Fred Mooney, Rhinelander, and Mrs. Howard Boyer, Town of Brighton. There are 13 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In summer Mrs. Josephson enjoys working in her garden. She also performs all her own household duties. Mr. Josephson suffered a broken leg in a fall several years ago. At that time he was confined to the hospital for over four months.
Included among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson and Mrs. Fred Mooney, Rhinelander; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Nelson, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyer and family, Elgin, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O’Brian, Chili; Mr. and Mrs. James O’Brian, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Boyer and son, Lester, Town of Brighton; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Josephson, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Everet Johnson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Salem Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Meacham, Town of Unity; the Rev. and Mrs. Vander Stoep, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Justman and Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, Unity, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Josephson, Marshfield.
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