BioA: Bruss, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Golden - 1957) 
 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon

E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 
 

Surnames: Bruss, Lipkie, Seefeldt, Jahr, Georgas, Manz, Stehling, Nickel, Scharf, Schnabel, Oestreich, Krause, Denk, Pernsteiner, Begley, Sersch, Weber, Holtz, Opelt, Walk Rahn, Kalsow, Dankemyer, Meihack, Hoffman, Lueck, Nemitz, Brandt, Schewe 
 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 22, 1957 
 

Bruss, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Golden - 23 December 1957) 
 

The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruss was observed Sunday in the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran school auditorium.  One hundred twenty-five relatives gathered for the dinner and supper. The Rev. Alfred Schewe, pastor, conducted a brief wedding ceremony preceding the dinner. 
 

The original wedding was on December 23, 1907, in the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Neillsville, with the late Rev. Herman Brandt officiating.  Then Emma Lipkie became the bride of Robert Bruss.  Mrs. Ida Seefeldt, Spencer, Mrs. Helen Jahr and Henry Lipkie of Neillsville, who attended the original wedding in 1907, were present.  
 

The anniversary was planned by Mrs. Elmer A. (Edna) Georgas, their only child.  Yellow roses, yellow pompons, golden leaves and clusters of gold wedding bells decorated the tables.  Mrs. Bruss wore an orchid corsage, with attendants wearing corsages of yellow roses.  Mr. Bruss and Mr. Lipkie wore yellow roses in their coat lapels. 
 

Robert Bruss was born October 24, 1880, in Germany, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Bruss.  When he was six months of age he came with his family to America and located on a farm north of Spencer.  In 1903, he moved to Clark County, working as a cheese and buttermaker around Neillsville and Alma Center. 
 

After the marriage the couple farmed in the Neillsville and Granton areas. They moved to Neillsville in 1921, and he worked at carpentry until 1942, when he was employed by the Neillsville Milk Products Company.  He worked until he retired in 1951 because of illness. 
 

Mrs. Bruss was born in Levis Township, Clark County, July 28, 1886, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Lipkie.  She received her education in Levis Township schools and did domestic work in Neillsville until her marriage. 
 

Out of town relatives who attended the anniversary dinner Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. George Manz, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stehling, Patti and James Stehling and Albert Manz, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Nickel, Elloyn, DuWayne, Priscilla and Doreen Nickel, of Waupaca; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Scharf and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schnabel and family, of Granton; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schnabel and family, of Chili; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bruss, of Colby; and the following from Spencer: Otto Bruss, Mrs. Ida Seefeldt, Mrs. Bertha Bruss, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bruss, Leonard and Martin Bruss, Mr. and Mrs. August Bruss, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bruss, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Oestreich, Richard Oestreich, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Krause, Mark, Jerome and Sandra Krause. 
 

Mr. and Mrs. William Denk and daughter attended from Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Pernsteiner and daughters from Medford; Mrs. Lila Begley from Sparta; and Mr. and Mrs. Verlyn Schnabel, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Sersch, Alice, Judy, Nancy, Thomas and John Sersch, Mrs. Vincent Weber and daughters, all of Marshfield. 
 

Neillsville relatives attending included: Mrs. Lena Schnabel, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Schnabel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schnabel, Mrs. Helen Jahr, Mrs. Milda Holtz, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Opelt and Henry Lipkie. 
 

Friends who served the dinner were: Mrs. Oscar Walk, Mrs. Henry E. Rahn, Mrs. Roland Kalsow, Mrs. Gerald Dankemyer, Miss Ruby Meihack, Miss Helene Kalsow, Miss Diane Hoffman, Miss Rose Marie Lueck, Mrs. Carl Hoffman, Mrs. Eric Lueck, Mrs. George Meihack, Mrs. Minnie Nemitz, and Mrs. Charles Lueck. 
 

Mrs. Georgas decided to hold the anniversary dinner and celebration during the summer rather than on the exact date, two days before Christmas. 

 

 


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