BioA: Lueddecke, Mr./Mrs. William (Gold - 1928)
Surnames: LUEDDECKE MUEHLER SCHROEDER SCHAEFER PLOCKELMAN BLASEL
----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co, WI) 06/08/1928
Lueddecke, Mr./Mrs. William (Gold - 26 MAY 1928)
(Taylor County Leader)
Two wedding anniversaries were celebrated at the Evangelical Church, Medford, Saturday evening, May 26, 1928, the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lueddecke and the twenty-fifty wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Handel. Special services were held in the church which were followed by a reception in the church basement.
The church was filled to capacity with relatives and friends of the honored couples. Rev. J. Bizer conducted the impressive services and the Misses Irma Bizer and Delores Thielke sang "Silver Threads Among the Gold," accompanied by Miss Hildegard Bizer at the organ.
Attending Mr. and Mrs. Lueddecke were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zeit, this city, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rau of Dorchester, and the attendants of Mr. and Mrs. Handel were Mr. and Mrs. Gust Handel.
After the services in the church all repaired to the church basement where congratulations were extended and where a program was presented by the Ladies Aid, of which organization both brides and members. The president, Mrs. G. Ruesch, and Helen Muehler both read interesting poems and Mrs. Ruesch presented each couple with the gifts of the Ladies Aid and Mrs. Gust Genrich presented Mrs. Lueddecke with a remembrance from the Dorchester Ladies Aid society of which Mrs. Lueddecke is also a member. Assemblyman John Gamper gave a short talk and this was followed by other numbers of the program including readings, songs and humorous talks. At eleven o’clock an excellent lunch was served.
Out of town guests here for the occasion were: Miss Elsa Schaefer, Milwaukee; Mrs. Dora Girdwood, Wausau; Mrs. Otto Plockelman and two children, Park Falls; Mr. and Mrs. John Rau, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Gust Genrich and daughter Olga, Mrs. Wm. Copeland, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rau, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schulz and Mr. and Mrs. C. Gumz, all of Dorchester. All the children of the respective couples were present, also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Lueddecke.
Sunday afternoon and evening Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Muehler of Dorchester entertained in honor of Mrs. Muehler’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lueddecke. There were about 200 guests present at the 6:30 dinner. Those present from this city were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thielke and family and their guest, Mrs. Girdwood, Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zeit and Miss Marie LeSage. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Lueddecke present at both receptions were: Mrs. R. Blasel, Stetsonville, Mrs. Otto Plockelman, Park Falls, Mrs. Max Schaefer, Deer Creek, Mrs. Oscar Schroeder, Mrs. Bruno Muehler and William and Louis Lueddecke of Dorchester.
Mr. and Mrs. Lueddecke came to the United States 46 years ago on June 11th, 1883. Seven years ago, when Louis bought the old home place they moved to Medford where they are spending the evening of their lives in comfort.
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