Mr. and Mrs. William Bottleman observed their
fiftieth wedding anniversary Tuesday, November 3, by receiving
friends and relatives at an open house at the home of their
daughter, Mrs. J. C. Coonrod, during the afternoon from two
o'clock until five. They were the recipients of many gifts,
flowers and congratulatory messages from neighbors and
friends. A Golden Wedding book presented to them by their
grandson, Lorraine Coonrod and his wife was a most appropriate
for the occasion. Refreshments were served at a table centered
bridal cake and gold candlesticks.
Mr. and Mrs. Bottleman were married on Nov. 3 1892 at the
Methodist church in Strawberry Point by the Rev. Haywood. Mrs.
Haywood and the Haywood's daughter were their attendants.
Before her marriage Mrs. Bottleman was Mary Zeuch, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Zeuch of Strawberry Point. She was born
on April 24, 1874. Mr. Bottleman was born on August 9, 1870 at
Clayton Center. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Bottleman. Orphaned at an early age he made his home in the
vicinity of Clayton Center and Elkader until his marriage.
The couple established their home in Strawberry Point, where
they lived for six years. Their twin daughters, Minnie H. and
Mattie M. Bottleman were born there in 1839. The family then
moved to a farm near Lamont where they lived for the next
twenty four years, and they came to Oelwein twenty years ago.
Their daughters, Mrs. William H. Whitman and Mrs. J.C. Coonrod
also lived in Oelwein and in 1923 Mrs. Whitman died. Besides
their remaining daughter, Mrs. Coonrod, the Bottlemans have
two grandchildren, Loraine Coonrod, of Oelwein and Lloyd
Whitman, with the U.S. Marines in San Diego, California.