Rose Schmaltz Pfingsten, 70 yr Wedding Anniversary, Mar 1958
in Luoarel-la Sebas-topol. Paltan-avage Moth-r 70 Years Seventy years of marital bliss a most unusual event in lives of any couple was observed by Mr. and Mrs. Ja'cob Pfingsten, of 8,640 Buck eye road, Cleveland, o., on Monday of this week, March 10. Both principals are natives of Pittston, Mrs. Pfingsten being the former Rose Schmaltz While, -in -in Pittston the Pfingsten family home was at 96 Searle street and Jacob Pfingsten worked about the mines. The Cleveland (O.) Press of last Saturday, March 8th, contained contained the following account of the celebration; "Soft puiffs of Summer air carried the fragrance of wild I flowers through the small min ing town of Pittston, Pennsylvania', Pennsylvania', on that lovely July Fourth night in 1887. "The Pennsylvania sky was full of stars sparkling like diamonds diamonds as Jacob Pfingsten, 24, asked the young girl to waltz. He didn't even know her name. (Editor's Note: We venture the guess that the dance hall was at Balles' Garden, 26 Carroll street, where St. Mary's Assumption Assumption Parish held its holiday holiday parties in those long-vanished long-vanished long-vanished days.) "Rose Schmaltz, 17, smiled and said, Yes. Happily thev whirled around the crowded floor. Somebody else asked Rose to dance and Jacob sat down beside a young woman. "Who ij that girl I danced with?", ht Pittston Couple Of Origin Married asked her. "She's really a good dancer." "Rose's sister told him. Jacob courted Rose for eight months and on March 10, 1888 -they -they were married. "The Pfingstens have stayed together through thick and tl.in for 70 years. He is 94 and she is 87. "They have 90 direct descendantseight descendantseight children, 24 grandchildren, grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren great-grandchildren great-grandchildren and two more great-greats great-greats great-greats expected expected soon. "All members of the Pfingsten Pfingsten clan live in and around Cleveland because, after Jacob left the Pittston coal mines in 1916 he came here to work as a carpenter. He retired in 1929. "We" have wonderful chil dren", Mrs. Pfingsten said. "That's one thing God blessed us with a fine family." "Every Saturday night the eight children gather to be with Pa and Ma. They are: Robert, Ernest and George Pfingsten and Mrs, Martha Soika, Mrs. Ida' Balog, Mrs. Margaret An gus, Mrs. Emma Merando, Mrs. Maria Fillinger. "Twenty years ago the Pfing stens received prizes at three of the first Press Golden parties on their 501h, 51st and 52d anniversaries. "What's the prescription for a long, happy marriage? Ma Pfingsten sums it up: "Just take it as tt comes th good and the t '