Sophia Krieger Rosenstiel's Golden Anniversary
woman. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Rosenstiel Celebrate Golden Wedding A half-century of married life, during which they have enjoyed much happiness and continued good health, was rounded out on Saturday for Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Rosenstiel, 325 North Foley avenue. The occasion was marked by a celebration in which nearly one hundred of their relatives and friends participated. All during the day friends and neighbors called to offer their congratulations to the couple and Mr. and Mrs. Rosenstiel were the recipients of scores of gifts in commemoration of the happy event. At noon a buffet.lunch was enjoyed by some eighty-five guests, and the remainder of the day was devoted to social chat, during which the honored couple recalled many interesting happenings during their fifty years together. Mr. Rosenstiel is a native of Erin township, Stephenson county. He was born July 27, 1856, a son of Henry and Jane Rosenstiel, and was united in marriage to Miss Sophia Krleger .at Lena on Sept. 10, 1882. The ceremony was performed by Justice of the Peace Harry Fowler, an uncle of the bridegroom. Mrs. Rosenstiel is a native of Clearfield, Pa., where she was born Oct. 17, 1854, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Krleger. When she was yet an infant her parents set out for the west to establish a new home. They drove In a covered wagon, pulled by oxen, to Prairie du Chien, Wis., and thence to Winslow township, Stephenson county, where they decided to locate. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Rosenstiel made their home on a farm in Erin township for forty years, moving to then- present place of residence in Freeport in 1922. Mr. Rosenstiel was a successful farmer, and, practicing the thrift for which his family was noted, laid by a competence that has enabled him and his wife to enjoy life in comfort since retirement from the farm. Both have been for many years members of the First United Brethren church.and they take an active part In all Its. affairs. Mr. Rosenstiel finds great enjoyment in caring for his large and well-kept garden. Mrs. Rosenstiel, whose friends know her as "Aunt Sophia," is known for her skill as a housekeeper, her devotion to her family and her church, end for her readiness to give aid and sympathy to those to whom life has brought grief or misfortune. The Rosenstiels were the parents of three children: Bessie, Leslie and Alta. Bessie, now the wife of Alex Steele, of Harlem township, is the only surviving child. There are nine grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Among the relatives attending the golden wedding were the following: Joseph Krleger, MeConnell, brother of Mrs. Rosenstiel; Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Clarno, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Clarno, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Raber and daughter Fern, of Orangeville; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bastian, Florence township; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Decklar. Freeport; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Davidson, Freeport- Miss Bonita Steele, Chicago. An especially honored guest at the festivities was the venerable Mrs. Lavina Dezell, of Cedarville, an intimate friend of Mr. and Mrs. Rosenstiel-all during their married life The grandchildren attending the celebration were Wilbur, Donald Russell, Bonita. Eldon, Victor and Dons Steele, Mrs. Kenneth Davidson and Mrs. Frank Bastian.