BioA: Kugel, Mr./Mrs. John (Gold - 1952)
Surnames: Kugel, Smejkal, Soufal, Baldeschwiler, Swoboda
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/23/1952
Kugel, Mr./Mrs. John (50th Anniv. - 12 Oct. 1952)
Mr. and Mrs. John Kugel of Colby, route 1, were the honored couple at a celebration in observance of their golden wedding anniversary, Sunday, Oct. 12, after a high mass at 8:00 o’clock, at St. Bernard’s Catholic church in Abbotsford, Wisconsin. The choir sang, "Mother at Your Feet We’re Kneeling" and a special blessing was given to Mr. and Mrs. Kugel and their children.
For the occasion, Mrs. Kugel wore a green suit with black accessories and a corsage of yellow roses. Mr. Kugel had a yellow rose boutonniere.
Dinner at noon was served at the home to about 50 guests and open house was held in the afternoon. The centerpiece was a beautifully decorated wedding cake. Attending the event were the couple’s five children, the nine grand children and the eight great grand children. Other relatives and friends attending were from Milwaukee, Jim Falls, Thorp, Lublin, Shawano, Clintonville, Bonduel, Marshfield, Unity, Colby, Dorchester and Abbotsford, Wisconsin. Among them was Mr. Kugel’s brother, Joe, of Clintonville, who was best man at the wedding.
Mrs. Kugel was born Josephine Smejkal, Jan. 21, 1884, in Czechoslovakia. When she was 19 years old, she came to this country with her aunt, Mrs. Josephine Soufal, and made her home with her on a farm near Shawano, where the aunt still resides. Mrs. Soufal, now 83 years old, was here for the golden anniversary observance.
Mr. Kugel was born near Shawano, April 14, 1875. They were married in Sacred Heart church, Shawano, Oct. 14, 1902. They lived on a farm near there for three years, then moved to Bear Creek, where Mr. Kugel worked in a sawmill. About 1921, they moved to a farm southwest of Withee and in 1930, came to a farm two miles east and one-half mile north. They retired in 1946 and have since made their home on the farm with their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Kugel and family, two and three-fourths miles west of Abbotsford, Wisconsin.
Their children are Mrs. Fred (Mamie) Baldeschwiler of Jim Falls, James Kugel of Unity, Rudy of Colby, Ernest of Milwaukee, Mrs. Alfred (Agnes) Swoboda of Colby, Wisconsin.
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