BioA: Leichtnam, Mr./Mrs. Ed (Gold - 1961)


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Surnames: Leichtnam, Tischendorf, Prochnow, Bingham, Herrmann, Dahl


----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/19/1961


Leichtnam, Mr./Mrs. Ed (Gold - 11 OCT 1961)


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Leichtnam celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday at the village hall.


The day’s festivities began with a 12:30 o’clock dinner, at which the Rev. L. E. Faivre of the First Presbyterian Church and grace.  About 125 guests were seated at tables decorated with white and gold candles and gold flower arrangements.  The gold theme was repeated in the gold and yellow chrysanthemum corsage worn by Mrs. Leichtnam and the boutonniere which Mr. Leichtnam wore.


Three granddaughters assisted during the open house held from 2 to 4 o’clock.  They were Mrs. Kenneth Bingham, the former Judy Leichtnam of West Allis, and Mrs. Robert Leichtnam of Marshfield, who poured, and Miss Jean Leichtnam of Marshfield, who was in charge of the guest book.


A buffet supper was later served to the remaining guests.


Among the many gifts received by the honored couple was a cake train from the family.  This consisted of a cake locomotive drawing a chain of cake cars, each one decorated with mementos from the children and grandchildren, depicting various scenes and milestone in the past 50 years of their life together.


Ed Leichtnam was born June 24, 1885, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Leichtnam of Abbotsford, and attended the Abbotsford Schools.  He was a top logger during the winter months and operated a farm and also did carpenter work.  In 1958, he went into semi-retirement and does saw filing part time and engages in his favorite sports of hunting and fishing.  He is also a member of the Abbotsford Lodge F. & A.M.


Mr. Leichtnam came for a family of three boys and nine girls, and now has only one brother, Albert of Abbotsford, and one sister, Mrs. Hermina Herrmann of Colby.


Mrs. Leichtnam, the former Rose Tischendorf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Tischendorf of Dorchester, was born Aug. 2, 1891, and had two brothers and two sisters.  She was educated in Dorchester and lived there until her marriage to Ed Leichtnam, which took place at the Reformed Lutheran Church at Dorchester, Oct. 11, 1911, with Rev. Bitzer performing the ceremony


The couple lived on the Leichtnam farm, just west of Abbotsford.


They have three children, Arthur of Abbotsford, Elmer of Marshfield, and Mrs. Earl (Alice) Prochnow of Athens.  There are seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Among the guests at the wedding was Mrs. Leichtnam’s only sister, Mrs. Martha Dahl of Ogema.  Other guests came from Schofield, Plymouth, Milwaukee, Marshfield, Wauwatosa, Athens, Edgar, Colby, Necedah, Land O’Lakes, Merrill, Cadott, Curtiss, West Allis, Ogema, Manitowoc, Medford, Unity and Abbotsford.



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