South Dakota

Hanson County South Dakota


Unknown newspaper (probably The Daily Republic, Mitchell, South Dakota)
Jan. 1952
contributed by Jeanne Jessie


Alexandria - Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Folsom celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary last Saturday, and during the day members of their family and friends called to extend congratulations.
Five of their six children were present for the occasion, Mrs. Floyd Twamley, Mrs. W. E. Seig, Mrs. Don Jones and Milton of Alexandria, and Mrs. Ethel Baines of Fulton. Another son, Volmar, lives at San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Folsom are early day settlers. Mr. Folsom came to Alexandria in 1883, and recalls the blizzard of 1888. He was in school when the storm broke, and the teacher had the older boys take the smaller children home. They were given canes to tap the sooden sidewalks to they wouldn't get lost. Being unable to get home, Mr. Folsom and several boys spent the night in the Alexandria Herald office, which was then located wehre Burlew Brother's Cafe is now.

The Daily Republic, Mitchell, South Dakota
Wednesday, January 23, 1952
contributed by Jeanne Jessie



Mr. and Mrs. John Ollenburg, observed their 50th wedding anniversary at their home in Mitchell Tuesday. They were married at teh bride's home in Garner, Ia., Jan. 22, 1902.
After living near Emery for nine years, they moved to Mitchell where they have since made their home. They are the parents of three children, Elmer, Mithcell; Clara, Sioux Falls, and Ella, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
During the Christmas holiday when the family was at home, a pre-anniversary party was given in their honor.
On Sunday afternoon, a three o'clock divine service was held in the Zion Lutheran church honoring Mr. and Mrs. Ollenburg. An anthem was sung by the choir, and a sermonette was given by the Rev. John E. Lutze. The couple left the church to the strains of wedding music, played on the organ.
Following this service, more than 120 people were received by the honored couple in the church parlors. A refreshment table, which was presided over by Mrs. Huber Suedmeier and Mrs. Carl Ollenburg, was centered with golden chrysanthemums. The head table, where Mr. and Mrs. Ollenburg were seated, was centered with a gold wedding cake. Miss Clara Ollenburg was in charge of the guest book.
General arrangements for the reception were made by the women of the Christian Endeavor of the church.

Unknown newspaper (probably The Daily Republic, Mitchell, South Dakota)
Unknown date
contributed by Jeanne Jessie


Alexandria - Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schulte celebrated their silver wedding anniversary on Valentine's day, and renewed their marriage vows at a Mass at St. Mary's church with Rev. Walter F. Leisch officiating.
They were escorted to the altar by Mrs. Byron Blankenship and Ed Schulte, who had been attendants at their wedding 25 years ago.
Seventy five relatives were guests at a dinner at the Schulte home, and open house was held from two to five o'clock in the afternoon, when many friends called to extend congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Schulte were recipients of many gifts of silver.
Among the out of town guests from this vicinity at the anniversary affair were Mr. and Mrs. Francis Schulte and children, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Schulte, Mrs. John Schulte, Mrs. Marie Rodenbur and Linda, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Detterman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schulte, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Schulte, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Detterman, Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Detterman and Mr. and Mrs. Merril Schliech of Emery; Mrs. Henrietta Hoffman and family of Bridgewater; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schulte and children, Geraldine Schulte and Louella Hoffman of Mitchell; and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schulte and family of Salem
Mr. and Mrs. Schulte were married at Halbur, Ia., Feb. 15, 1927. They resided on a farm near Emery until 1937 when they moved to Alexandria. They are the parents of two children, Geraldine, a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Mitchell and Lt. Cyril, who is serving in the Air Force.

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