Great Grandpa and Grandma Bocker's 50th wedding anniversary
™' 6 i Mr. and Mrs. K. Bocker Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary Mar. 12 Forreston, 111., March 15.—Mr. and Mrs. Klaas Bocker, of Forreston, Forreston, celebrated their golden wedding wedding anniversary Sunday, the 12r,b at the home of their son-in-law and eldest daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Arjes, of Baileyville, the immediate family being present. A bountiful picnic dinner was served at noon, the long table having having as its centerpiece a tiered cake, trimmed in gold. Mr. and Mrs. Bocker were remembered remembered with many cards and received received a generous sum of money from their children. Mr. and Mrs. Bocker came to the United States from Germany when small children. They were married in Forreston March 12, 1894. They started farming in Minnesota, remaining remaining there for seven years, when they moved back to Illinois and moved to Forreston. and operated a farm near Forreston Forreston until 1942, when they retired Mr. Bocker is 77 years old but is very active and spends much of his time on his farm. Mrs. Bocher, 71 years old has a hobby to which she Kives much time—it is quilting and .she turns out many beautiful ones. Mr. and Mrs. Bocker are the par- its nf ten children Thpv a,-* Vfr. of.ten children. They are, Mrs. Herman Ajes of Baileyville, Mrs. Manuel Schoonhoven of Freeport, Mrs. Walter Stukenberg, of Byron, Mrs. John Hartwick of Lanark, Mrs. Christ Geiserman, Mrs. William Kenning and Joe Bocker of Shannon, Shannon, Harm and Klaas Bocker, Jr., of Forreston. There are twenty-two grandchildren. One daughter, Jennie, Jennie, passed away in 1938.