50th Wedding Anniversary

28 March 1956


Wedding Day  Wedding Day

28 March 1906

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William was born William Frank Jacobs in Delaware Co. Muncie, Indiana on 21 Oct. 1882.

Dora was born Dora May Neubauer in Tippecanoe Co. Lafayette, Indiana on 7 Dec. 1885.

They were married in Tippecanoe Co. Lafayette, Indiana on 28 Mar. 1906.

Lafayette Journal 28 March 1906
The marriage of William F. Jacobs and Miss Dora M. Neubauer, daughter of Gottlieb Neubauer, took place this morning at ten 0'clock at the parsonage of the Salem Reformed Church, on Ferry Street. the ceremony was preformed by the Rev. Conrad Hessel and was a very pretty one. The attendants were Miss Laura Hartfield and Isaac Chessman. The Bride wore a traveling gown of dark blue with hat to correspond. After the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the home of the Brides parents, 808 South Fifth Street, where an elaborate wedding breakfast was served to the relatives, covers being laid for twelve. Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs left this afternoon for Muncie, where they will reside.

They had nine children: Clarence Leroy (Jake), Marie Elizabeth, Clara May (Babe), Bertha Louise, Ralph Melvin, Rhea Marguerite (Maggie), Muriel Lucille (Celle), Betty Lou and George William.

They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 28 Mar. 1956.

Gary Post Tribune

Former Garyton Couple Celebrate Golden Wedding

Seventeen adults, 21 grand-children, and one great-grand-child, gathered today in the home of one the sons, 1000 East 28th Floyd, to celebrate the 5Oth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Jacobs who have for the last two years living in Sterling, Colo. and who returned for a visit to coincide with their anniversary. The Couple previously lived in Garyton coming to this area in 1918. They then moved to 28th and Floyd street where they lived for 23 years before moving West. Jacobs was employed at with Gary Works of U.S. Steel, later went into his own contracting business. Sons and daughters present were Clarence Jacobs, Mrs. Clara Dean, Mrs. Lucille Berghefer, locally, and Mrs. Margaret Schuler from Maryland, Mrs. Bertha Jacobs from Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Marie Stengel, and Mrs. Betty Eme from Illinois. Another son * George had driven to Colorado to bring his parents here for the celebration. Mrs. Jacobs was very active with and is still a member of several local organizations, American Legion Auxiliary 100. Royal Neighbors of American Paulding Camp 9117, War Mothers of World War II. The couple lost a son Ralph in active duty overseas during World War II.

* George was living in Colorado at the time and drove them home.

William passed away in Sterling Co. Sterling, Colorado on 19 Sept. 1956.

Dora passed away in Sterling Co. Sterling, Colorado on 23 Nov. 1966.

Please follow Fam Bios link for a little history. All of which was researched and notes provided by Clara's daughter, Nancy Bible.

Thanks Nan'c, Luv Ya

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