The Brainerd Daily Dispatch page 3, 4-25-1938
(they have their picture in this article)
MR. AND MRS. Z. FREMLING CELEBRATE
Mr. and Mrs. Zacharias Fremling (above) held open house at their
home, 1516 1/2 South Thirteenth street on Saturday evening, the occasion being their golden wedding anniversary. The honor couple were united in marriage April 23, 1888 in Brainerd and have since resided in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Zarcharias Fremling celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday, April 23, by holding open house to a host of friends and relatives at their home, 1516 1/2 South 13th street.
A luncheon was served to about twenty relatives at noon, and a buffet supper was served by Mrs. Mal Bloomstrom and Mrs. Netor Jokela daughter of the honored couple late in the afternoon and again in the evening to guests from Brain
Pine River, Jenkins and East Gull Lake. A wedding cake graced the table, to be cut by the bride, bringing back memories of a like ritual fifty years ago.
Greetings from many unable to attend were received throughout the day. The couple was presented with a generous purse by their guests, and another by their children and grandchildren.
Anna Lee and Zacharias Fremling were married April 23, 1888, at Brainerd, and have spent the greater part of their lives in the city. They were born in Finland, Mr Fremling coming to Bainerd in 1882 and Mrs. Fremling in 1885. Mr
Fremling is 80 years old, his wife 72. Both are members of the Finnish Lutheran church, in which Mr Fremling served as pastor for many years.
Five of their children, Mrs. Ida Bloomstrom, Mrs. Alma Jokela Mrs. Carrie Hill, Mrs. Hilda Ritari and Sam Fremling, live in Brainerd. The other three are Charles
Fremling of St. Paul, Philip Fremling of Yakima, Wash., and LouisFremling of Oakland, Calif. They have 39 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The pioneer couple is well known throughout the community and have the sincere wishes of their many friends for many more years of wedded happiness.