Read it in the Newspapers – Honor the Wierzbas at Anniversary Party (23-Oct-1956)
I would like to add to my new series of posts called “Read it in the Newspapers”. I will try to post one transcribed article, taken from a newspaper and about my ancestors, every week.
The article below was titled “Honor the Wierzbas at Anniversary Party”, and was transcribed from the Stevens Point Daily Journal. The article was included in the “Society – Clubs – Other News” section, on page 10, of the Stevens Point Daily Journal, on Tuesday, October 23, 1956. Martin Wierzba was the youngest brother of my great grandfather Vincent Wierzba. Martin Wierzba is my Great Grand Uncle.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wierzba, lifelong residents of Portage County, were honored last Saturday at a celebration in observance of the golden wedding anniversary. With them for the occasion were their eight living children and their families.
A 9 o’clock mass was offered in their honor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Fancher with Rev. S. P. Mieczkowski as the celebrant. A bridal group composed of grandchildren and great grandchildren of the couple were present, with the girls dressed in yellow formals and the boys in tuxedos. Members of the group were Sandra Sikorski, Marian Wierzba, Andrea Trzebiatowski, Joan Wawroski, Martin Wodarski, Jimmy Sikorski, Allen Wawroski and Martin Trzebiatowski. Attendants were the couple’s oldest daughter and son, Mrs. Henry Trzebiatowski, Chicago, and John Wierzba, Town of Lanark.
Following the mass a breakfast a as served for the immediate families in the church hall, where 200 relatives and friends gathered in the afternoon for a reception and 5 o’clock dinner. Tables were adorned with a wedding cake, decorated in gold, a bridal couple and several bouquets of flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. Wierzba, who spent all of their lives in the county, were married 50 years ago in the Fancher church, the scene of the aniversary celebration. Mrs. Wierzba is the former Josephine Niklas. After their marriage, the couple live on a farm in Stockton until retiring five years ago. Since then they have lived at their present home in the same vicinity. They were the parents of nine children, eight of whom are living.
They are Mrs. Henry Trzebiatowski and Mrs. Joe Wodarski, Chicago; John Wierzba, Lanark; Ernest and Frank Wierzba, Stockton; Mrs. Andrew Trzebiatowski. Milwaukee; Sister Mary Olivia, Maria High School; Mrs. John Sikorski Jr., Whiting. There are 30 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Besides the children and their families, the out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kalfas, Chicago, the latter a sister of Mrs. Wierzba, as well as others from Milwaukee and Chicago and suburbs.