BioA: Quist, Mr./Mrs. Charles (50th - 1942)
Surnames: Quist, Kurschner, Taube, Baumgart, Beecroft, McCullough, Nielson, Eder, Frensted, Sachse, Pacholke, Kowalk, Johnson, Peabody, Kurschner
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin) 06/25/1942
Quist, Mr./Mrs. Charles (50th Anniv. - 21 June 1942)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Quist celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, Sunday. About 40 relatives attended the festivities which included dinner and supper.
One of the high lights of the day’s celebration was a mock wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Quist were the bride and groom, attended by her brother-in-law, and sister, Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Nielson. Miss Thora Kurschner acted as flower girl and a nephew, Ronald Beecroft, took the part of the minister.
Special instrumental music was furnished by Mrs. Cecelia Taube, a sister of Mrs. Quist, and Burnice Kurschner, a nephew. Vocal selections were given by Mrs. Kurschner, Floyd Eder and Mrs. Gotfried Baumgart. All the guests joined in singing old favorite songs.
For the occasion the center piece on the table was a large wedding cake, decorated with gold roses and leaves. Seasonal garden flowers were also used throughout the house.
Mr. and Mrs. Quist received many beautiful gifts on this memorable occasion.
Among the guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCullough, Mr. and Mrs. John Nielsen, Francis Nielson, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Nielson, Afton, Minn.; Mrs. Cecelia Taube, Mrs. Louis Frensted, sons, Kenneth and Maria, Miss Frances Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Burnice Kurschner and daughter, Thora, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Beecroft, all of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baumgart, son, Duane, Owen.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Eder, Mr. and Mrs. William Sachse, daughter, Arlyle, Mr. and Mrs. Gotfried Baumgart, Mr. and Mrs. William Pacholke, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kowalk, Mr. and Mrs. George Kowalk and children, Glendon and Betty Jane, all of Colby, Wis.
Miss Christine Johnson became the bride of Charles Quist June 23, 1892, in Red Wing, Minn. They made their home in St. Paul, where Mr. Quist was a motorman on the street car line from 1890 to 1895.
They then moved to Almena in Barron county where they farmed until 1920, when they purchased a farm two miles north of Abbotsford where they lived for four and a half years. This they sold and bought another farm south of Abbotsford on Highway 13 where they have lived ever since.
Mr. and Mrs. Quist are the parents of 10 children, four of whom are living. The five oldest and the youngest of their family died while still children.
The four children were present at the celebration: Mrs. Otto (Mable) Kowalk, Mrs. George (Gertrude) Kowalk, Colby; Mrs. Fred (Gladys) Baumgart, Owen; and Earl Quist, at home. There are also three grand children: Duane Baumgart and Glendon and Betty Jane Kowalk.
Mr. Quist is the last member of his family but Mrs. Quist has four sisters: Mrs. Taube, Mrs. Nielson, Mrs. Frensted; the fourth sister, Mrs. Ann Peabody, of Hammond, Wis., was unable to be present for the golden wedding celebration.
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