Paul, Mr./Mrs. (50th - 1950)
Surnames: Schmidt, Gruber, Brehn, Soeller
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/21/1950
Schmidt, Paul, Mr./Mrs. (50th - 16 SEP 1950)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schmidt observed their 50th wedding anniversary with the renewal of their marriage vows at a 9:00 o’clock Mass in St. Bernard’s Church with Rev. A.M. Muckerheide officiating on Sept. 16, 1950.
A yellow marquisette gown styled over taffeta was worn by Mary Ann Gruber, a granddaughter, who served as maid of honor. Her tiara matched her dress, and she carried a bouquet of yellow gladiolas and mums which was later presented to the Blessed Virgin by the bride.
A yellow taffeta gown was worn by Nancy Jo Schmidt and a blue taffeta gown was worn by Darlene Soeller, who acted as flower girls. They wore yellow mums in their hair and carried golden baskets fill with yellow and white mums..
Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. John Brehn, a sister and brother-in-law of the bride.
A dinner was served to about 75 guests at the American Legion Hall, Thorp, Wis.
The couple and their children wish to thank Rev. A. M. Muckerheide, who was also in attendance at the dinner, for his very kind expressions and congratulations.
Open house was held from 2 to 5 p.m.
In the evening a dance in their honor was held at the American Legion Hall.
Out of town guests attending were: Mr. and Mrs. John Brehn, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brehn and son, Edward Brehn, Miss Elizabeth Aageson, all of Joliet, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. George Schmidt and son, Elk Mound, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. John Schmidt and children, Conrath, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Valenti and daughter, Hurley, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Gruber and daughter, St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Sam DeNucci and son, Cumberland, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schmidt, St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Harley Holbrook, Mondovi, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. John Sydjko, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sydjko, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Loiselle and daughter, all of Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olsen, Herman Mendalski of St. Paul.
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