BioA: Jacobi, Mr./Mrs. Henry Sr. (50th - 1930)
Surnames: Jacobi, Brandt, Brunner, Wirth, Schamburg, Leonhardt, Laap, Goeke, Elhofen, Cornelius
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 08/14/1930
Jacobi, Mr./Mrs. Henry Sr. (50th Anniv. - 7 Aug. 1930)
Thursday, August 7th, was the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jacobi and the event was commemorated Thursday evening by a party of about fifty relatives who surprised Mr. and Mrs. Jacobi at their home in this village.
A wedding dinner was served at eight o’clock and just as the guests were being seated at the table, Mrs. H. J. Cornelius arrived on the scene with a beautiful twelve inch wedding cake, appropriately decorated with golden roses, which she presented to Mr. and Mrs. Jacobi.
Entertainment was furnished by games played on the lawn and upon the arrival of photographer Duke of Medford, flash light pictures were taken. At midnight a mock wedding ceremony was performed, Rev. Brandt of Dorchester, officiated.
Sixty dollars in gold was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Jacobi by relatives as a golden wedding gift.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacobi were married at Newton, Manitowoc county, Aug. 7, 1880. They made their home three and one half miles east of Abbotsford on the farm upon which their sons, Herbert and Henry and their families, now reside. About thirty-three years were spent on the farm, when they moved to Colby, and for the past eleven years they have resided in Abbotsford, Wis. Old and respected residents, they have the hearty good wishes of hosts of friends, many of whom called to congratulate them at their home on their anniversary.
The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jacobi, Jr., and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jacobi and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Jacobi and family, Mrs. Chas. Brunner and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth Wirth and family and Henry Wirth, Miss Rose Schamburg, Mr. and Mrs. F. Leonhardt, Sr., all of Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Leonhardt, Jr., and family, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Laap and family and Rev. and Mrs. Brandt and family of Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Van Goeke and son of Withee, and Walter Elhofen, student pastor of the Lutheran church of Abbotsford, Wis.
All of the members of the immediate family were present: three sons, one daughter and twenty grandchildren.
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