BioA: Paulson, Mr. and Mrs. Ross (60th - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Paulson, Raymond, Mills, Hull,
Youmans, Voigt, Hart, Berlick, Ziegahn, Johnson, Rausch, Berg,
Schoengarth, Schmidtke, Austin, Sternitzky, Rohde
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 20, 1958
Paulson, Mr. and Mrs. Ross (60th - 23 March 1958)
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Paulson will hold open
house Saturday at their home at 215 E. Division Street in
Neillsville, in observance of their 60th wedding
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 27, 1958
Widely-Known Couple Observe Anniversary
at Home Here on Saturday -
The 60th anniversary of a
marriage which took place at Greenwood March 23, 1888, and was
followed by a honeymoon trip by horse and buggy from Greenwood to
Granton, was celebrated Saturday by Mr. and Mrs. Ross Paulson of
Neillsville. Seventy-five relatives and friends
On March 22, 1888, Ross Paulson, then 27,
hitched his driving team to his newly-painted buggy and drove to
the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Delos Raymond, a mile northwest of
Christie, near the present Lee Mills farm.
The following morning, the groom-to-be
lifted his bride-to-be, Maude Raymond, into the buggy and they
proudly drove to Greenwood, where the Rev. Mr. Hull, a Methodist
minister, performed the wedding in the Bridden Hotel.
After the wedding, the newly-weds
returned to the Raymond farm for a wedding dinner and celebration.
The following morning they drove to Granton to set up housekeeping,
the groom being employed as manager of the Granton Creamery
company, a position he held for 14 years.
Ross Paulson was born in Denmark October
10, 1870, and came, to America when he was two. His parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Paulson, located in Necedah. After two
years they moved to Nasonville, in Wood County, and there Ross
attended school and grew to manhood working with his father in
logging camps for several seasons.
After leaving the Granton creamery, the
Paulsons operated a farm near Granton, lived for few years in Eau
Claire, returned to Clark county and lived for many years on the
Paulson (or Youmans) farm, on Pleasant Ridge. For more than
25 years they have resided in Neillsville, spending the past
12 years at their present home on East Division Street. For
10 years Mr. Paulson was actively engaged in road
Two sons and three daughters were born to
them: Clifford, in Grant; Mrs. E. H. Voigt (Lilas) of Madison;
Raymond of Neillsville; Mrs. Eugene Hart (Ardeen) of Milwaukee; and
Mrs. Norbert (Ruth) Berlick of Neillsville.
Attending the observance Saturday was the
immediate family: Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Paulson and daughter, Joyce;
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Voigt; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Paulson and
daughter, Susan; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hart and daughter, Mary; Mr.
and Mrs. Norbert Berlick and son, David and Mr. and Mrs. Chap
Out of town guests attending were: Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbert Ziegahn and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Johnson of
Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Morris Johnson and son Tod, of Milwaukee;
Mrs. Dan Rausch, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Berg, Mrs. Herman Schoengarth,
Mr. and Mrs. William Schmidtke, Mrs. Mabel Austin and Mr. and Mrs.
W. G. Sternitzky of Granton.
A large number of neighbors and friends
from Neillsville also attended during open house
A birthday cake was prepared by Mrs.
Cliff Paulson and Mrs. Chap Paulson, Peter and Howard Paulson, sons
of Mr. and Mrs. Chap Paulson, remained at home Saturday as they
were entertaining chickenpox. Judy Paulson, a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Paulson, was in Milwaukee and unable to
attend. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Paulson, Mrs.
Willard (Patricia) Rohde of Oregon, was unable to attend. She
has two children, Christie and Ross.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Paulson have been enjoying good health and take pleasure in their eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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