BioA: Papierniak, Anton & Julia (Gold - 1943)
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/15/1943
Papierniak, Anton & Julia (Gold - 3 JUL 1943)
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Papierniak celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home here (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) on Sunday, July 4th, 1943. They were fortunate in having their nine children here for the occasion and the event was one of happy reunion.
Anton and Julia repeated the vows which made them man and wife on July 3, 1893, at St. Stanislaus Church, Cleveland, Ohio, again at St. Hedwig’s Church here in a ceremony performed by Father Francis Piekarski at an 8 o’clock mass Sunday.
The Golden Wedding procession was led by Sgt. Edward Papierniak, a grandson, and Sgt. Anton Papierniak Jr., a son, followed in turn by Mr. and Mrs. Anton Papierniak, and Rev. F. Piekarski and the sons and daughters with their families.
The altar was beautifully decorated with gold artificial flowers and each celebrant wore a corsage or bouquet of flowers.
After the ceremony the happy couple were presented with golden rosaries by the grandchildren.
Anton Papierniak came to Thorp 52 years ago as one of the pioneer woodsmen and farmers. Upon his marriage two years later he purchased a piece of land northeast of here and besides clearing that and raising a family he fired for the Cirkel Heading Mill for twenty years.
Mr. and Mrs. Papierniak, who are now 73 and 67 years old respectively, retired from farming in 1925 and moved to the village of Thorp where they built a home and have enjoyed life to its utmost with still many more years to look forward to.
Among those present at the anniversary celebration were, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Wojtal, Mr. and Mrs. John Borysiewicz, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hollub, of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Carter Swanson of Arlington, Va., Sgt Anton Papierniak Jr., of San Angelo, Texas, Sgt. Edward Papierniak of Kessler Field, Miss.
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