The Scranton Republican 30 May 1914 p 5

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The Scranton Republican
30 May 1914
p 5 - WED FIFTY YEARS, COUPLE CELEBRATES - Mr. and...
WED FIFTY YEARS, COUPLE CELEBRATES - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pontius, of 508 Cedar avenue, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marria?e last - 1 night at their home. The affair was j a family reunion in which all mem - bers of the family were present, a , j dinner and reception made up the pro - j - J. - 2 - ram for the day, The couple were married May 29, 1S64, in the First German Presbyterian Presbyterian church by Rev. William Wun - derlich. - now in Germany. Their union was blessed bv eleven children, five of whom are1 living. At the time of his marriage Mr. Pontius was employed employed In the steel mills and for thirty - five years was associated in the old M. Robinson brewery. He is now associated associated with the bureau of public works. Mr. Pontius was born Jan. 18, 184.2. in Boerflng, Germany, and came fto this city at the age of eighteen, and had lived all that time in tnis citv. Before her marriage, .Mrs. Pontius Pontius was Miss Christiana Reidenbach. She was born in Abentier, Oldenberg, Austria, Jan. 1, 1844, and came to this country at the age of eight, settlins in Sohulykill county. Ten years later her family moved to Scranton where thev have liyed ever since. The aged couple were the recipients of many valuable gifts from their children children and friends - and also the best wishes for many more years of happy life. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Pontius Pontius are: Mrs August Schimpff; Jacob Pontius, Mrs. Minnie Ziegler, Mrs. J. F. Emig and Mrs. F. R. Henkleman. Those persent at the reception were: Mr. and Mrs. A. JF. Schimpff. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Emig, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Henkleman, Jacob Pontius, Mrs M'nnle legler, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Epp, . Fred Weichel, Mrs. Henrietta Glaab, ! red Zigler, Willard Pontius, Frederick Henkleman, Jacob Emig, Jr., Harry J. Shoemaker, August Schimff. Jr., Caroline Caroline Schimff, Helen - and Gladys Pontius, Pontius, Louise Emig, Gertrude Henkleman. Henkleman. Gertrude and Margaret Glaab, Louis and Carl Blaab and Caroline Van Buskirk. or ihe

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