Elizaabeth Carlon & John Welker 50 Anniversary 20 March 1912
SOCHI IMS Golden Wedding. Only a family gathering marked .he golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Welker, of Tindley township, parents of George Welker, formerly clerk of .courts, which was celebrated on Tuesday at their home. Fifty years ago, March 19. John T. Welker and Elizabeth E. Carlon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Carlon of Washington township, Lawrence county, were married. Mr. Welker was born in Franklin county in 1S41, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Welker. He taught school for nineteen years in Lawrence and Mercer counties and came to Mercer county in 1808. For three years Mr. and Mrs. Welker lived on a farm in Springfield township. In 1869 they sold out and went to Findley township and located on the farm where they are now living. For many years Mr. Welker was a contractor and builder, looking after his farm in the meanwhile. Passing through the Welker estate is a never- failing spring of water, with an excellent fall, which has been most wisely improved for milling purposes. For a number of years, Mr. Welker operated a saw mill only, but at the present time he has a well equipped feed mill and a cider mill. Mr. Welker is numbered among the wide- awake and enterprising citizens of Mercer county and still carries on a thriving business as a general farmer and a miller. Mr. and Mrs. Welker are faithful members of the Reformed church. Six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Welker: George C., former clerk of courts of Mercer ounty; William ('., Alma E., Sarah lone and Carrie A. Welker. Al- hough advanced in years, Mr. and VIrs. Welker are in excellent health, le and hearty.