Lee County Illinois

Andrew C. Kaecker & Martha Wiener

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Kaecker of Ashton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 23, this also being the 44th birthday of their son Ernest.

The Kaeckers have both lived in Ashton all of their lives with the exception of 7 years residence on their farm at Marathon Ia.,

Mr. Kaecker is one of 12 children and the first to observe his 50th anniversary, while Mrs. Kaecker, the former Martha Weiner, is the youngest of seven children and the 5th to observe a 50th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Kaecker have one daughter, Mrs. E.J. Kelly of Chicago, one son Ernest F. of Fenton and four grandchildren; Marilyn Ann, Doris Jean, Gary Lee and Lawrence Edward

Mr. Kaecker does painting and decorating.

Mrs Kaecker has been blind for 20 years but is very remarkable as she keeps her own house, attends church services, and does all of her own shopping.

Since their anniversary occurs on Monday the Kaeckers will have a family dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 22.

Known around Ashton as a very remarkable couple, Mr. Kaecker who was born in 1874 and Mrs. Kaecker born in 1876, well deserve the praise given them by their fellow townsmen.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 12 February 1948

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