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Jasper County, Iowa


~ Oltrogge, Mr. & Mrs. William ~

Golden Wedding Anniversary

As a gift for their fiftieth wedding anniversary, the four children of Mr. and Mrs. William Oltrogge held open house at their home, 828 Park Street, on Sunday, Dec. 30.

The four children are Mrs. Burnell Beaty of Marshalltown, Mrs. Gene McCurry, Grinnell, Jimmie Oltrogge of Lincoln, Neb., and Murl Oltrogge of Grinnell.

One hundred eighteen guests signed the guest book, placed on a lace covered table, also holding a vase of flowers and a wedding picture of the honored couple at the time of their marriage in 1912. Bouquets of yellow roses, azalas, yellow and bronze mums and potted chrysanthemums were used as decoratiions throughout the home.

'Pot Of Gold'

A unique table arrangement was the use of a "pot of gold" on a mirror, decorated with gold satin bands and gold bells attached, for the greeting cards and gifts received by the couple. The serving table was lace-covered and had an underlay of gold cloth. A large sheet cake baked to represent an open book, with the words "Thru the Years," in yellow frosting, and the dates of the wedding and the anniversary, centered the table. Gold candles in gold holders, also containing small vases of yellow flowers, completed the table decorations.

The beautiful silver service used was a 25th wedding anniversary gift to Mr. Oltroge's parents in 1910. For the event, Mrs. Oltrogge wore a navy blue wool crepe dress with gold accessories and a corsage of yellow roses with gold ribbon. Mr. Oltrogge had a yellow carnation boutonniere.

Daughters, Hostesses

Greeting the guests at the door was Mrs. Beaty, daughter of the couple. Mrs. McCurry, the other daughter, presided at the punch bowl. The granddaughters of the couple - - - Pamela Oltrogge, Jackie Oltrogge, and Jody McCurry - - - poured. They were attired in white wool dresses with yellow aprons trimmed with gold braid, and wore yellow ribbons in their hair. Other grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Oltrogge are David McCurry, Billy Oltrogge and Frank Beaty.

Out-of-town guests were present from Ft. Dodge, Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown, Bradgate, Toledo, Des Moines and Gilman.

Greetings were received from Florida, Arizona, Texas, Ohio, North Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, North Carolina, Nevada and Alaska. The honored couple received many lovely gifts.

Submitted by Esther Breeden

~ Oldfield, Noah & Miscilda Cowan ~

Oldfield - Cowan 50th
Married: May 20, 1852

Tuesday was the fiftieth anniversary of a joyous event which occurred in Belleville, Ohio, on the 20th of May 1852, when Noah Oldfield and Miss Miscilda Cowan became husband and wife, for better or for worse, until such time as the "grim monster" might see proper to loosen the mystic tie. Away back in the early days of '56, Mr. and Mrs. Oldfield emigrated to the wild west and pitched their tent about where the town of Reasnor is now located. There they remained and grew up with the country until a few years ago, when they moved to a farm in Polk County and later to a beautiful home in the thriving town of Altoona, where their joyous anniversary was enjoyed among a host of good friends on Tuesday. Uncle Noah is now past his seventy-fifth birthday, and his bride of a half-century, her seventy-second - both are hale and hearty, bidding fair for many more happy years together. They have a family of five children, all married and living in homes of their own. Mr. and Mrs. Oldfield have a large circle of friends in this county who sent their golden congratulations on their anniversary. Their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bain living five miles north of Newton; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Young, the latter a sister of Mrs. Oldfield, and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fugard, the former a nephew, went up to Altoona Tuesday morning to join in the festivities of the occasion. ~ The Newton Record, Thursday May 22, 1902, Page 1, Column 5

Anniversaries submitted without names were transcribed by Jasper Co. GenWeb Volunteers.