25 april 1904 welker
' MAJENICA. ' Sunday being the 70th ; birthday of Adam Welker, his wife and himself concluded to make the event one long to be remembered by inviting his com rades and their wives in to take din ner with him and have a good time. The following veterans of the late rebellion, with their wives, Were pres ent: Samuel Divelblss and J. B. Har ris, of the 34th Indiana; Samuel G. Hoover and Benjamin Shideler, of the 130th; ,J. J. Riggsof the 75th; J. R. Marshall, .of the 12th; M. V. Broyles, of the 193rd Ohio; Adam Welker, of the 101st Indiana. In comparing ages it was found that Adam Welker was the oldest, 70 years, and M. V. Broyles the youngest, 69 years. The total of years for the eight named was 514, and the average age would be 64 years, 9 months and 1 day. Mell Schemer - horn, of the 153rd Indiana, ,was pres ent the latter part of the day. JLevi Craig, of the 23rd Battery, should have been present to make the list com plete. Wm. Andrews, Lima Andrews, W. H. Pqrman and wife, Alpheas Por - man and wife, Vincent Welker and wife, Fred Dumbauld and son' were also guests. There was nothing dry about the gathering at all. All seemed to be delighted with the dinner served. There seemed to be an abundance pro vided, and all tried to do justice to themselves and the food by not eating to excess. ' ' .1.