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Sixty Years of Married Life
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 10 In the presence of three children, eighteen grand children, eleven great grand children, and a large host of friends, Ernst Henry Brinkmeier and his wife Clara (nee Bergsicker), celebrated their diamond wedding last night at the home of their son-in-law, Charles F. Lange.
(Source: The Langston City Herald, Langston City, O. T., October 19, 1895. Contributed by Dale Donlon)

Married Nearly 50 Years - Former Kansas Citizens to Observe Golden Wedding Anniversary Next Tuesday
Next Tuesday, in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Jacques, formerly of Kansas City will celebrate the golden anniversary of their marriage. Fifty years ago, in Hannibal, Mo., Mr. Jacques, then a young railroad man employed by the Hannibal & St. Joseph Road, married Miss Amanda N. Westfall. He was 24 years old, she was 20.
Mr. Jacques moved to Kansas City in 1880 and became general purchasing agent of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Road. He lived then at 1733 Penn street. Eight years ago the road was consolidated with the St. Louis & San Francisco, and he removed to St. Louis, where he became purchasing agent of that road. Five years ago he retired.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacques have three children and five grandchildren, all of whom will be present at the anniversary celebration. The three children are Mrs. S. F. Pryor and Mrs. Frank Thompson of Ferguson and H. W. Jacques, who lives at 4142 Warwick Boulevard. Last night the son declared his parents were strong and expected to see several more anniversaries of their marriage. (Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Kansas, December 7, 1912)
Submitted by Peggy Thompson


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