Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Celebration of the Fifth Wedding Anniversary of Charles and Sarah Steen in 1880

Twin lambs were just many of the gifts that were presented to Charles and Sarah Steen on the occasion of their fifth wedding anniversary in Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio in April of 1880.

The Charles Steen family circa 1895

A lengthy article in the Sandusky Register of April 5, 1880 details the festive occasion. An excerpt from the article is below:

The theme for the anniversary party was wooden ware. Some of the many gifts included: fans, toothpicks, a looking glass, hose darner, vases, hamper, sketch of Harry Steen, easy chair, marble top table, rolling pin, horse cart, horseradish grater, pails, clothespins, and of course twin lambs, to celebrate the recent birth of the Steen's twin daughters, Ada and Alpha. 

It was such a delight to read a detailed account of an event which happened so long ago!!

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