Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sentimental Sunday: Articles about the Yeagers' Anniversary Celebrations

In this article from the October 4, 1928 issue of the Sandusky Register, the headline states that Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Yeager were celebrating fifty years of marriage. However, they were actually celebrating their twenty fifth wedding anniversary in 1928. (They were married in September of 1903.)

Over one hundred guests celebrated with Andrew and Lena (Piehl) Yeager at their home in Huron, Ohio. Guests came from Kelleys Island, Cleveland, Oak Harbor, Bay Bridge, and Fremont. The decorations were silver and white, and there were two cakes in honor of the happy couple. Sadly, in 1929, Mr. and Mrs. Yeager's daughter Norma Ernst would become a widow, and in 1930, Andy and Lena's youngest daughter Hilda would die from influenza, at the age of four.

Twenty five years later, the Sandusky Register Star News of September 24, 1953 featured an article about Andrew and Lena's Golden Anniversary.

At the celebration in 1953, their son Andrew had died, and their daughter Norma had remarried. Of course many, many more descendants had been added to the Yeager Family Tree. Wilma Voight, who had been a young girl at the Silver Anniversary, was all grown up, and she helped prepare special dishes for the Golden Anniversary celebration.

Andy and Lena both worked very hard, and shared a lot of joys and sorrows together. I was delighted to track down these newspaper articles about their anniversary parties. Andrew Yeager died in 1958, and Lena Piehl Yeager died in 1978. They are buried in the Union Corners Cemetery just off Route 250 between Sandusky and Milan, Ohio.

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