BioA: Welsch, Mr./Mrs. H. J. (50th - 1949)
Surnames: Welsch, Dessloch, Capella, Mais, Bright, Barber, Curran, Armstrong, Engelking, Leider, Schultz, Halverson, Bauer
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/12/1949
Welsch, Mr./Mrs. H. J. (50th Anniv. - 10 May 1949)
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Welsch celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Tuesday and their son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Dessloch, who were married 25 years January 24, 1949, celebrated at the same time. Relatives gathered at the home in the afternoon and at 5:00 o’clock dinner was served at St. Mary’s gymnasium to the immediate family. Open house was held for relatives and friends from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Mr. and Mrs. Welsch were married May 10, 1899, at St. Mary’s rectory by Father Capella. Their attendants were Lou Welsch and Carrie Collier and Paul Mais and Minnie Popp. The only attendant present at the celebration Tuesday was Lou Welsch. Mr. Welsch was born in the town of Mosel, Sheboygan county, on May 9th, 1869, and Mrs. Welsch, nee Emma Mais, was born in the town of Unity, Clark county, on May 5th, 1876. Mr. Welsch owned and operated a cheese factory in the town of Unity for four years, then he and Mrs. Welsch moved to Bright where Mr. Welsch was foreman for his brother in law, H. A. Bright, who owned and operated a large saw mill and several farms. In 1910, they moved to the city of Colby where Mr. Welsch went into the coal and dray business which he still operates at the present time. They have one daughter, Mrs. N. L. (Nola) Dessloch.
Relatives and friends who attended the celebration from out of town were Mrs. Anna Bright and Mrs. Pauline Barber of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Welsch of North Chicago, Ill., Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Dessloch of Prairie du Chien, Mrs. Anna Curran of Phillips, Mrs. Elizabeth Mais of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Don Armstrong, Mrs. A. Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Engelking and Mrs. A. Leider, all of Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Schultz of Unity, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Halverson and daughter, Rachel, of Owen, and Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Bauer of Wausau.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Welsch and Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Dessloch wish to thank all those who so kindly remembered them on this day.
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