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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 2 September 1945
Anniversary of MR. & MRS. HENRY BERTRAM
Mr. & Mrs. Henry BERTRAM of Haddam celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home in Haddam, Sunday, Sept 2, 1945, with a family dinner at noon and open house to their friends in the afternoon.

Mrs. BERTRAM was the daughter of John and Anna HARVEY and was born on a farm three miles southeast of Haddam. Mr. BERTRAM was born at Chicago, IL, and was the son of William and Amanda BERTRAM. He was raised in the home of Mr. & Mrs. FINK of Bensenville, IL. Their wedding occurred in her family home on Sept 1, 1895.

They began housekeeping on the HALFERTY farm south of town where they lived a few years before they
purchased their farm which is located southeast of Haddam. Here they established their home, building and improving their farm and reared their family.

Mr. BERTRAM farmed extensively and raise and fed
livestock. A number of years ago, Mr. & Mrs. BERTRAM retired from the farm and moved to Haddam, where they purchased a home and have since resided.

Mr. & Mrs. BERTRAM are the parents of five children, John William Henry BERTRAM , who died Apr. 29, 1940; Oscar Robert BERTRAM, who died Dec 28, 1918; twins Lloyd August and Nora Mae BERTRAM-HYNEK and Caroline BERTRAM-SMITH.

The couple have ten grandchildren, Mrs. Eileen BERTRAM-DAY, Mrs. Lillian BERTRAM-HEINA, Mrs. Wilma BERTRAM-DIETRICK, Doris and Clarice BERTRAM, Nora Opal, Clara and Darel (that
was the way it was spelled) BERTRAM, Wm. George HYNEK and Jesse HYNEK and one great grandson.

Two of Mrs. BERTRAM's brothers who were
present at the wedding in 1895, attended the golden wedding. They are Oscar and Thomas HARVEY. Mr. & Mrs. BERTRAM wore flowers on their golden wedding that they wore when they were married.

Following the family dinner which was served at noon, open house was held in the afternoon, Nora Opal BERTRAM presided at the guest book and other
members of the family served during the afternoon.

The honored couple received the congratulations of their relatives and friends and received many lovely gifts, Money, flowers, cards, and remembrances.

Relatives from a distance who were present to spend this pleasant event included: Mr. & Mrs. Philip BERTRAM , Chicago, IL, a nephew of Mr.
BERTRAM, August FINKE (notice spelling var.) Bensenville, IL, a son of the family who raised Mr. BERTRAM, Mr. & Mrs. John KRECKER and Mr. &
Mrs. Henry KRECKER of Bensenville, IL, daughters of Mr. FINKE, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar HARVEY, LaPlatte, MO, Mr. & Mrs. O.T. HARVEY, LaBelle, MO, brothers of Mrs. BERTRAM and Mrs. Alfred HARVEY, Knox City, MO a sister-in-law of Mrs. BERTRAM.

Members of the immediate family who were present included Mrs. Lillian BERTRAM and daughters, Morrowville, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. HYNEK and sons, Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd BERTRAM and family and Mrs. Caroline BERTRAM-SMITH. Among the other relatives and friends who called during the afternoon included: Mr. & Mrs. Guy BROWN (my grandparents), Miss Phyllis PATTERSON, Mrs. George KOZEL, Mrs. A.R. HOFFMAN, Mrs. T.H. KRISAN, Mrs. S.E. CHURCH, Miss Florence CONGLETON, W.S. CONGLETON, Mr. & Mrs. Ed OLSON, Mrs. A. OLSON, Mrs. Julia MOORE,
Morrowville, Mr. & Mrs. J.C. LONG, Mr. & Mrs. J.W. RUCKER, Mr. & Mrs. Edward R. FENCL and Mrs. John PATTERSON, Mr & Mrs. Louis WURTZ,
Fairbury, Ne, Mr & Mrs. Fred HARVEY, Mr. & Mrs. George PATTERSON, Mr. & Mrs. J.E. SIMON, Mrs. Annie BURT, Miss Harriett BRICK, Wichita, Mrs. Clifford CONN, Mrs. Morris TEDRO, Mr. & Mrs. John BOSWELL, Mrs. Chas. KNEDLIK and Larry, Mr. & Mrs. Chas. HYNEK, Mr. & Mrs. L.W. JUSTICE, Mrs. Lena YOUND. Mr. & Mrs. Chas. GOKEN & Marjorie of Linn, Mr. & Mrs. L.E.
HARRIS, Mrs. Glen PARRETT, Mr.& Mrs. Wm. HOWLEY, Mrs. Edith ELLIOT, Mr. & Mrs. Jay WELCH, Mr. & Mrs. Chester SIMON, Washington, Mr. & Mrs. R. S. WILFLEY. Mr. & Mrs. Earl EICHMAN and James, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne SIMON
and family of Washington, Mr. & Mrs. Ed AILOR, Dr. & Mrs. Vernon DAVIS, Mrs. Francis MILLS and Cynthia of Oklahoma City, Mr. & Mrs. Floy
CORNWELL, of Washington, Mr. & Mrs. Wm VON WAADEN and family and Mrs. Julia HAWK from Hanover.

Mr & Mrs. BERTRAM is one of Haddam's fine
couples. Mr. BERTRAM takes an active interest in the management of his farms, while Mrs. BERTRAM devotes her time to their home and yard where she grows many lovely flowers. The community extends congratulations to them and best of wishes in the years to come.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines

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