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Surnames: Albrecht, Eide, Laabs, Diemer, Selk, Kadattz, Bartz, Happe
----Source: Millie Lee Collection
Albrecht, Mr. and Mrs. Henry (50th Wedding Anniversary) May 6, 1890
Covers were laid for 100 Saturday at the Fremont Town Hall in celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Albrecht, Chili, pioneer residents of the Town of Lynn, who were married May 6, 1890. Yellow roses and snapdragons and a large wedding cake decorated with gold leaves adorned the dining table.
After the guests has assembled in the hall the couple marched in to the strains of "The Bridal Chorus," from "Lohengrin" played by the couple’s daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ernest Albrecht, New Lebanon, Ohio.
Mrs. Albrecht was attired in a wool crepe dress in the teal blue shade and she wore a teal blue hat and a corsage of yellow rose buds. Mr. Albrecht wore a yellow rose boutonniere.
"Beautiful Dreamer," "The Old Refrain," and "Silver Threads Among the Gold," were sung by Miss Rachel Eide and Mrs. Arthur Laabs, Neillsville. An address was given by the Rev. Adolph Diemer, Nasonville, and the entire group sang "Blest be the Tie That Binds." The couple’s son, the Rev. Ernest Albrecht, New Lebanon, Ohio, presided as toastmaster.
Mr. Albrecht was born in Germany, March 18, 1866. He came to America with his parents when he was nine years old and they settled on a farm known as the Hatch farm, Town of Lynn.
Mrs. Albrecht was born in Germany, June 20, 1871. When she was six weeks old she was brought to this country by her parents. They settled in the Town of Fremont on the farm now owned by Mrs. William Sanger.
After the couple were married they lived for a time on the farm that Mr. Albrecht’s parents settled on when they came to this country. Later they moved to a farm.
Three years ago Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht sold their farm to their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. August Selk, and then they purchased a home in Neillsville where they resided for two years; they now live in Chili. Both have been members of the Fremont Lutheran Church for several years.
The couple have six children, Mrs. Gustave (Irma) Kadattz, Town of Levis, Mrs. Alfred (Bertha) Bartz, Town of York; Mrs. William (Lottie) Happe Jr., Town of Fremont, Mrs. August (Lillian) Selk, Neillsville; the Rev. Ernest Albrecht, New Lebanon, Ohio; and Harold Albrecht, Cheyenne, Wyo. One son, Louis, died several years ago. There are 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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