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50th Wedding Anniversary of Carl Sr.and Anna Woiwod


Posted By: L. Woiwood (email)
Date: 1/12/2004 at 09:06:06

50th Wedding Anniversary story of Woiwod, Carl and Anna per Garner Leader and Signal Nov. 22, 1933 p. 1

Married in Garner November 20, 1883, Just Fifty years ago- Mr. and Mrs. Carl Woiwod, Sr., Celebrate Golden Wedding at Ventura

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Woiwod sr., celebrated their fifty wedding anniversary at their home in Ventura, Monday November 20, 1933. Surrounding them on this festal occasion were seven of their nine living children, their husbands or wives, those of their grandchildren who not of school age, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Riebe, the latter a sister of Mrs. Woiwod; Mr. and Mrs. Gust Boehnke, the later a sister of Mr. Woiwod. The only other guest s were the Rev and Mrs. W. T. Wolfram.

In order to keep history straight, and for the purpose of comparing attendance on their 75th wedding anniversary (which the publisher of this paper sincerely hopes they will celebrate), with those presently at their 50th wedding anniversary, we publish the names of the children present; Mrs. Louis Grell and her husband; Mrs. Ed Bohn and her husband; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Woiwod, jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Woiwod; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Woiwod; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Woiwod; Edward Woiwodl Missing member of the family were Frank Woiwod, who with his family resides at Great Falls, Mont., and Wm. Woiwod, whose home is in Detroit Mich.

Carl Woiwod and Anna Schiska were natives of West Prussia, Germany. When young people they migrated to America, arriving in New York City on April 2, 1883. They came directly to Garner. On the 20th of November the same year they were married, and for eight years made their home in this town. Mr. Woiwod found employment in the cpacity of section worker on both the old B.C.R. & N. and Milwaukee railways.

In the year 1891, Mr. Woiwod purchases a quarter section of raw prairie land three miles east and one mile north of Garner, and with his wife and family moved onto it.

Thru careful management and consistent industry on the part of all the members of the family, Mr. and Mrs. Woiwod added to their worldly holdings, and reared a family of well trained son and daughters. From time to time Mr. Woiwod annexed more acres until he finally owned 500 acres of choice Hancock county soil.

In a preceding paragraph spoken of the living children of Mr. and Mrs. Woiwod. Then children blessed their home. One of these, Tillie, passed away many years ago. She was a child of four years of age.

Twenty-two grandchildren hail Mr. and Mrs. Carl Woiwod sr., as grandfather and grandmother.

Fifty years ago Monday, November 20, 1983, the Rev. Chas. Schuler, on of the early day minister of this section, spoke the words which made Carl Woiwod and Anna Schiska man and wife. Nov. 20, 1933 the Rev. W. T. Wolfram, pastor of St. Johnís Lutheran church, northeast of Garner, offered a prayer for the assembled guests. Both Mr. and Mrs. Woiwod are in the very best of health and enjoy one anotherís companionship in their modern home in Ventura, where they have resided for the past two years.

Mr. Woiwod is bothered with a defect in his hearing. Being familiar with this fact, their pastor, the Rev Mr. Wolfram typed his thots and presented a copy to Mr. and Mrs. Woiwod. In doing this, he used the German language Mr. and Mrs. Wiowld best understand. They typed copy of the Rev. Mr. Wolfram thoughts will doubtless be oftentimes reviewed, and will be assigned a prominent place among ther cherished keepsakes.

The labor of preparing the sumptuous noonday meal served on this occasion, was preformed by the daughters and daughters-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Woiwod.

The privilege of enjoying 50 years of married life does not fall to the lot of money. The robust health of Mr. and Mrs. Woiwod is traceable to leading a simple life. The worthwhile pleasures of life they enjoyed; the excesses of life they studiously avoided.

There must be genuine pleasure in the knowledge that they have been able to raise a family of sons and daughter every one of whom is an ornament to the society in which they mingle.

During the afternoon many old time friends called on Mr. and Mrs. Woiwod to offer congratulation and well wishes. The dayís mail also brought may word and letters bearing congratulatory messages.


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