Harry Steinmetz 60th
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Steinmetz Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary at Quiet Party and and offered As were the 60 years of their married life—quiet and without fanfare—-Mr, and Mrs. Haryy Steinmetz, Fruitville, celebrated their wedding anniversary yesterday in their home, quietly and simply. Only guests for the occasion were the children of the couple and their husbands and wives. Included were: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Steinmetz, Stowe; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mogel, 5 Beech street; Mr, and Mrs. Howard Steinmetz, Norristown; Mr. and Mrs. Alfreti Ruger. New Portville. Bucks county; and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steinmetz, Amityville. One daughter. Viola, wife of Mr. Francis Shupe. Creamery, could not attend because of illness. The couple has 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Steinmetz were married by the late Rev. N. F. Schmidt, then pastor of the Limerick and Schwenkville Lutheran churches. IMMEDIATELY following their wedding they took over the larye Steinmetz homestead to farm, remaining there but a short time before moving to a farm of their own below Steinmetz school and close to Limerick. Their old homestead has since become part of the Fisher’s State Game farm. After continuing many years at this place, the couple purchased a large 105 acre farm on Swamp pike, known for years as the Charles Roth farm. They remained here until about 15 years ago when Mr. Steinmetz retired. For the past eight years the 79 year old bridegroom has been in failing health, though he still manages to get , around with the use of a cane and somehow coaxes a huge truck patch on his seven acre lot to produce more vegetables and eatables than the couple can do away with. Mrs. Steinmetz, the same age as her husband, is still in excellent health and not only does all her own cleaning, cooking, and baking, but sews a great deal on the side. She makes nearly all of her own clothing, completely unaided. This would come natural to her. Her only job, before she took over the raising of a large family, was working as a tailor and sewing has remained her chief hobby ever since. BEFORE THE marriage she had been Miss Mary Reed, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Reed, of Neiffer. In their 60 years of married life, they lived quietly and to themselves, seldom going further from home tha nnecessity would take them They did not care for the trips to distant places, and today like to live the same quiet simple life. Mr. Steinmetz reads and smokes his pipe, while his wife bustles about the kitchen preparing food, or makes the sewing machine hum with a new dress. When their children try to coax them to other fields, there is always the excuse of loving home best. Thus because of their love for quiet, their anniversary was simple with only their closest relatives attending. At the close of the afternoon a picnic lunch was enjoyed with the flowers, basket of fruit and many, many cards the couple received on display.