Winona Republican-Herald Friday, October 25, 1940
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Arcadia Couple Wed 50 Years Renew Vows
Ten Children at Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Micek Celebration
Arcadia, Wis. (Special to The Republican) - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Micek, wed 50 years, renewed their marriage vows Sunday at high mass at St. Stanislaus church before the Rev. Joseph Andrzejewski. Following the church ceremony,
at 8 a.m., dinner was served to 75 relatives and friends at the Micek home here. The afternoon was spent in merrymaking and at 6 p.m. supper was served.
The home was decorated for the occasion with flowers and gold trim. In the church there was a golden arch erected for the vow renewal ceremony, and altars and other parts of the church were trimmed in golden colors.
Florence Micek and Marcella Rossa, dressed in blue-trimmed gold and wearing golden tiaras over white veils carried bouquets of golden flowers. Two flower boys, Ernest Micek and Marcellus Kujak, wore gold Etons and black trousers and carried yellow flowers in gold trimmed baskets. Sister M. Monsuetta, organist, played the processional and recessional.
Father Andrzejewski presented Mr. Micek with a black cane, which had a gold cross decoration, and presented Mrs. Micek with a gold cross, a gift of the children.
Mr. Micek was born In Pilsno, Poland, March 19, 1861 and came to America alone in 1888, going to Chicago, where he was employed for 12 years.
Mrs. Micek, also born in Pilsno, May 15, 1870, was 18 years old when she came alone to America and lived in Chicago. Her maiden name was Sophia Serwa. She and Joseph were married In Chicago on October 20, 1890.
They were residents of Chicago until 1902, when they came to Arcadia and purchased a farm in Rainey valley four miles from town. There they farmed until 1827, when they rented the farm to their son Frank and retired, building a home here, where they have lived since.
They have seven sons and three daughters, all of whom were present at the celebration.
The children are John of Plum Creek, Stanley, Traverse Valley, Frank, on the home farm; Joseph, employed by the Western Electric Company in Chicago; William, on a farm five miles north of Arcadia; Louis, practicing dentistry in Chicago; Albert , employed by the Automatic Machine Company in Chicago; Mrs. Joseph (Anna) Rossa and Mrs. Anton (Mary) Kujak , both of American Valley, and Mrs. Ignatz (Katherine) Kowahl at Chicago.
The Miceks also have 24 grandchildren.
Those here for the celebration from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Micek and son, Arthur, Dr. and Mrs. Louis Micek, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Micek and son, Ronald, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mucha, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Tworek, Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Kowahl, Adolph Micek and Frank Bernas, all of Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sura of Independence.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Micek are in excellent health for their age. Mr. Micek fishes often and he delights in working in the garden at his home. Mrs. Micek keeps herself busy about the house and does the housework alone.
They are both active members of the St. Stanislaus church. Mr. Micek was among the small group that organized to build the present St. Stanislaus church, He also is a member of the Holy Name society of the church. Mrs. Micek is a member of the Rosary Society in group one of the church.