Mr./Mrs. Yernie (50th - 1896)
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07/11/1946
Kovatch, Mr./Mrs. Yernie (50th - 4 JUL 1896)
Mr. and Mrs. Yernie Kovatch of Owen, Wis. (Clark Co., Wis.) experienced a surprise celebration of their golden wedding anniversary July 4, 1946, in a whirl of excitement and gaiety.
After a brief drive about the countryside Mr. and Mrs. Kovatch returned home to be greeted by the strains of Wagner’s Wedding March, and the smiles and best wishes of over 200 guests.
The house was fittingly embellished with bells and garden flowers. The decorous atmosphere was completed by the guests, each of whom wore a golden leaf. Similarly, the bride of fifty years wore a corsage of golden gardenias, and the groom of fifty years, a golden boutonniere.
The wedding dinner was served in the early afternoon, and a buffet luncheon in the evening. The cutting of the three tiered wedding cake brought to an end an unforgettable day.
The couple has eight children and thirteen grandchildren. Those present were John B. of Owen, Mary, with her husband and three children of Milwaukee, Anne, with son and daughter of South Milwaukee, Frank with wife and daughter of Medford, Walter, his wife, son and daughter of Abbotsford, Michael, his wife and two sons of Owen, Charles, wife and two daughters, also of Owen, Frederic and wife of Chicago.
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