157 years ago on 25 Feb 1854, Edward J. Witmer, son of John and Rachael (Jones) Witmer, married Lydia Amanda Kline, daughter of Philip and Lydia (Markly) Kline.
CELEBRATED GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
“A pleasant surprise was tendered the aged couple, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. WITMER, of Malborough, near Finland, on last Thursday, February 25th, by their children and grand-children. It being the 50th anniversary of their wedding day. The children arrived at their parents home, at [an] appointed hour, and at the noon hour the old folks were invited into the dining room, where a sumptuous collation was prepared for them, to satisfy the inner man. The day was spent pleasantly and at the departure they wished the old folks many more years of married life. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. W.W. STYER [Willoughby and Emma (Witmer)], of East Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. SNYDER [Henry and Saraphine (Witmer)], of East Greenville and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. GREULICH [Elmer and Lillian (Snyder)], of East Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. Horace K. WITMER [Horace and Mary (Breish)], of Marlborough and children Wilmer, Maurice and Gertie, Mr. and Mrs. Milton K. WITMER [Milton and Cora (Gussman)], of Quakertown and Milton B. NASE [wife Elmira (Witmer), deceased], of Tylersport and sons Herbert W. and Lawrence NASE, of East Greenville.”
- “Celebrated Golden Wedding Anniversary,” Town and Country Newspaper, 5 Mar 1904 ↩
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