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FIFTY YEARS OF WEDDED LIFE-Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hawker-1904


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 1/14/2020 at 22:24:46

Manchester Democrat, Wednesday, Nov 02, 1904, Manchester, IA, Page: 5

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hawker Happily Celebrated Their
Golden Wedding Anniversary

The Golden Wedding anniversary marking the fiftieth milestone in the happy wedded life of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hawker of Hazel Green was celebrated by that worthy couple October 20th. Special services for the occasion were held by their pastor, Rev. Melchert, at the Ryan Lutheran Church, the church being beautifully decorated for the reception of the bride and groom. After the services, the services the invited guests assembled at the Hawker home and partook of a sumptuous dinner. A program was also heartily received, little Mary Hawker, a granddaughter being one of the recitationists.

Among the gifts received by Mr. and Mrs. Hawker was a purse containing $50. In gold and a beautiful fold emblem, the presentation speeches being mad by Rev. Melchert.

Carl Hawker was born September 19, 1829, in Liebben, Germany. Sophia Burrt was born in Zinzow, Germany, May 17, 1834. In 1854, they were married at Boldikow, Germany where they lived until 1883. In that year they came to Delaware, Iowa, later moving to Hopkinton, finally moving to their present home in Hazel Green where for more than twenty years they have been honored residents, esteemed and loved by all who know them.

They have ten children born to them, seven of whom are living, Mrs. Minnie Grimm, Mrs. Fredericka Swallow, Carl, William, Frank, Henry and Mrs. Augusta Harder.

May they live to celebrate many more as happy anniversaries.


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