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Nicholas and Lena Peters 50th Anniversary

BRANNON, DERGA, KRUEGER, PETERS, ROTHS, SCHNURR, SHINSTINE

Posted By: Theresa Schnurr Tapper (email)
Date: 9/17/2006 at 04:30:32

New Hampton Gazette, January 25, 1912

PASS FIFTY YEARS OF WEDDED LIFE

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Peters, Sr., Are Given Celebration by Their Children

The pretty farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Peters, Sr., south west of New Hampton was the scene of a happy gathering Monday, Jan. 22, 1912, when their children and grandchildren gathered at their home to help them celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

The rooms were tastefully de4corated with smilax and pink and white carnations and white ribbons. An elegant dinner was served, the menu having been arranged by the children. Following the dinner there was the presentation of a valuable pipe to Mr. Peters and a gold-trimmed parasol to Mrs. Peters.

The children present with their families were Mrs. William Krueger and Mrs. C.W. Schnurr of New Hampton, Mrs. Theodore Roths of Ionia, Mrs. Nick Shinstine, Mrs. Jay Brannon, Nick Peters, Jr., and Mike Peters of Charles City.

The venerable couple who on this occasion were so much gladdened by the beautiful testimonial affection on the part of their children have lived here thirty-eight years, esteemed by all who have known them. They were married in Dubuque county Jan. 22, 1862, and moved here twelve years later, settling on the place which has been their home ever since. They are to be congratulated upon their good fortune in being able to pass the declining years in peace and plenty, surrounded by their devoted children.

New Hampton Tribune, January 24, 1912

CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING DAY
MR. AND MRS. NICK PETERS MARRIED HALF CENTURY
THEY RAISE NICE FAMILY

Monday, January 22, 1912 closed a half century of happy wedded life for two of our highly respected citizens, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Peters. The holy bonds of matrimony which God has placed together has brought joy and a good family to this aged union.

Miss Lena Derga and Nicholas Peters were married at Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 22, 1862. They lived on a farm near Bankston for twelve years when they moved to Chickasaw county, where they have since resided on a farm four miles south of town. To these good people eleven children were born, eight of whom are living: Mrs. Mary Krueger, City; Nick Peters, Jr., south of town; Mrs. Thresa Schnurr, City; Mrs. Susie Roths, Ionia; Mike Peters, south of town; Mrs. Frances Shinestine, on homestead; Chas. Peters, at home; Mrs. Lena Brannon, Williamstown.

They are also happily surrounded by thirty grandchildren.

About forty of the relatives gathered in to celebrate this event and to make joyful the hearts of the aged father and mother that time has spared to their keeping.

The aged mother was presented with a gold headed umbrella and the aged father with a merrchum pipe.

Years and hard labor have brought white hairs to their heads and weakness to their bodies. may the Divine Ruler of the Universe extend their years and strength for along time to come.

The Tribune joins their many friends and relatives in the hearty good wishes so freely expressed.


 

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