Milwaukee's German newspapers: Phillip & Christine Strassburger, 50th wedding anniversary (photos & bio)
Philip Strassburger and his life-partner Christine, born Klumb, celebrate today, the 24 January, their golden wedding anniversary, the date on which 50 years ago they made a covenant for life. Philip Strassburger was born on the 7th of February, 1841 in Rheinböllen, Simmern area, governmental district of Koblenz, and came to America with his parents back on 27 May 1842. Mrs. Christine Strassburger, his wife was born in Ellern, same area and district on the 17th of April 1842. She came here with her parents on the 17th of June 1855. The two were married on the 24th of January, 1862 in Mequon, by the Freidens Church minister Adolph Zimmermann. Since 1842, the anniversary bridegroom lived on the family farm in Mequon, which he sold 8 years ago and he now lives nearby on a parcel of four acres. The extremely happy marriage was blessed with 12 children, eight of which are still alive, namely: Mrs. Anna Enders, 1917 Meinecke Ave.; Jakob Strassburger, 1482 7th Str.; Mrs. Minna Bronn, 1022 28 Str.; Mrs. Lizzie Van Lare, 12th and Ring Street; Mrs. Emma Mauk, 658 18th Str.; Mrs. Maria Delgen, 611 11th Str., Milwaukee; Phil. Strassburger in Thiensville; and Herman Strassburger in Mequon, as well as 25 grandchildren. On the 28th of January, this coming Sunday, a fine celebration will be found in the home of the celebratory pair, in Mequon.
Indexed in the collection cataloged by the Milwaukee Public Library: "Milwaukee's German newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1930).