FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Terlinden, two of our
pioneer residents and most highly respected citizens, are today (Thursday) celebrating
their Golden Wedding Anniversary and are surrounded by their children and families and
other near relatives, at their home on east Main street.
A sumptuous dinner was served at 12 o'clock at which forty of
their relatives and near friends were present. The dinner room was prettily decorated in
yellow and white, the same color scheme being followed out in the decoration of the table.
The center piece on the table was a large bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums and a white
wedding cake with lettering in yellow. Supper was served at 5:30 to the guests.
Attended Services Where They Were Married
At 2 o'clock the venerable couple together with their
relatives and other guests, attended services at the German Reformed church in this
village, where they were married fifty years ago.
As the party entered the church the pastor, Rev. Wm. Zenk, played
Lohengren's wedding march and the church choir followed with a song. After a prayer and a
most appropriate address by Rev. Zenk, the Ladies' Aid of the church sang a selection, and
Ho[?]e Boeckler closed the program witha violin number "A perfect Day."
On October 7, 1876, Louisa Schmidt of Wayze and Peter Terlinden
of Auburn were united in marriage in the Reformed church at New Cassel, near
Campbellsport, by Rev. J. C. Haecker.
The young couple, as was quite customary in those days, went west
to build up their home and settled near Korwood, Minn. After residing there for ten years,
Mr. and Mrs. Terlinden, following the death of his father, the late Jacob Terlinden,
returned here and took possession of the old homestead about two miles southeast of this
village. They continued to live there for thirty-six years and in April, 1922, retired
from active farm life and moved to this village.
Eleven children were born to the couple: Kathryn, Lydia and John,
residing at home; Edward, three miles southeast of Campbellsport; Charles oat Waukesha;
Anna, (Mrs. William Kleinschay of Watertown; Dr. J. H. of Bonduel and Meta of West Allis.
Death called three of their children: Viola, aged three months,
died in 1899; Eunice, March 3, 1921; Olive (Mrs. Lynn Howard) February 8, 1922. Six
grandchildren are John and Virginia of Auburn, and Karl, Fern, Dean and Olive of Waukesha.
Peter Terlinden, who is now hale and hearty at the age of
sevent-six, was born near the old homestead in town of Auburn on Nov. 4, 1850. His entire
life was spent in this neighborhood except ten years when he lived in Minnesota. His
cheery greeting and kind smile has won for him legions of friends who look with pleasure
on this day as it has brought him increased happiness. During the years 1872 and 1873 he
was employed on the Northwestern Railroad when that company was building its line through
here to Fond du Lac. Mr. Terlinden has one sister and three brothers, who are attending
the celebration today. They are Mrs. Amos Sisco of Thorp, Wis., John Terlinden of GRand
Meadow, Minn., Gerhardt Terlinden of of Meyer, Minn., and Jacob of Glencoe, Minn.
Louisa Schmidt was born near Coblenz, Germany, July 13, 1857. At
the age of seven she came to America with her parents and the family settled in the town
ofWayne, Washington County, and made her home there until her marriage to Mr. Terlinden in
1876. Mrs. Terlinden is enjoying good health and in spite of the fact that she has brought
up a large family, is well and enjoys life. She is a charter member of the Ladies' Aid of
the Reformed church, having joined the society when it was organized in 1892. She has one
sister and two brothers living, who were expected here to join in the celebration today.
They are Mrs. Elizabeth Breseman and Henry Schmidt of Wayne, and Capter Schmidt of Eden
Receive Many Gifts
Mr. and Mrs. Terlinden were the recipients of many beautiful
gifts from friends. The News is pleased on this occasion to join with their many friends
in expressing the wish that the venerable couple will enjoy many more years with us.