Mr. & Mrs. William Koehn-50th Wedding Anniversary 1919
KOEHN, JUNGBLUT, ODISON, KEMPS, MCSPERRIN, WATERMAN
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/28/2016 at 21:57:18
Dubuque Telegraph Herald, May 15, 1919
ELKPORT PIONEERS’ GOLDEN WEDDING
MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM KOEHN
OBSERVES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WEDDING.
CHILDREN WERE ALL PRESENT
Family Surprised Them by Gathering
For Celebration on Big Day
Elkport, Ia., May 14, - Special: Mr. and Mrs. William Koehn were most pleasantly surprised last Saturday by the arrival of their children from near and far the event being their 50th wedding anniversary, and the golden wedding was duly celebrated on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Koehn were married 50 years ago on Bear Creek, and lived on the farm forty-one years when they purchased their home in town where they have lived since. All the children were present at the happy reunion with their families as follows:
Mrs. Augusta Jungblut, of Guttenberg, Ia., Wm. Koehn, Supt. of the County Home at Elkader, Mrs. Charles Odison, of Herman, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kemps, of Dubuque, Charles P. Koehn of Sycamore, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Will McSperrin of Sycamore, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waterman of Elkport, Grover C. Koehn and wife of Sycamore, Ill., Geo. E. Koehn of Dubuque. The happy family includes 27 grandchildren. Mr. Wm. Koehn was born in Mecklenberg, Germany of Feb. 3, 1846 and came to this country with his parents when 3 years old and has been living in Volga Township since the end of the Civil War. Mrs. Maria Koehn was born in Germany and came to this country when she (this part is missing). Both are in good health and the community extends the couple many more returns.
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