Married: February 1845
Monroe - Mr. and Mrs. Patchan celebrated their golden wedding on Wednesday evening. A large company of friends assembled at their residence to tender kindly congratulations and cheer them on towards the diamond wedding celebration. ~ The Newton Record, Friday, February 15, 1895, Page 4, Column 2
Mr. & Mrs. E. T. Preston 55th
The 55th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Preston occurred Wednesday and the occasion was made one to be remembered. A very pleasant gathering was held at the home four miles southwest of Baxter. Rev. B. C. Baumgardner of this city was in attendance. ~ Iowa State Democrat, Thursday, June 1, 1899, Page 1, Column 1
Wedded 62 Years
Married: February 27, 18661
Colfax Tribune:‐Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Pease who reside on Front street, celebrated their sixty-second anniversary on Monday of last week. This old couple enjoy the health of the average person twenty years younger.
They witnessed the changes of three quarters of a century within their own memories. Having seen the frontier become thickly populated and saw several nearby railroad lines built, have witnessed the revolution of farm work due to improved machinery invented during this, time. Have noted the evolution of transportation. They anxiously followed the history of the United States through three wars and many Indian uprisings Mr. Pease served throughout the Civil War enlisting from Iowa and Poweshiek township.
This family is still unbroken which is remarkable when one considers the age of Mr. and Mrs. Pease, One is 86 and the other will soon be 82. May they live to round out a century of years and then we will wish them more.
H. A. Pease and wife are the parents of George H. Pease, who for a number of years conducted a jewelry business in Baxter. ~ The Baxter (Iowa) New Era, March 15, 1938.