Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Wedding Wednesday - Golden Anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. John Nellis

"Golden Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. John W. Nellis, 1521 Smith St., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. They have two daughters, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren."

I love seeing people married for this long, but I don't miss the days when they wouldn't give the woman's first name. I don't know who they are or why this clipping was in my family's scrapbook. I can make an educated guess based on cities/towns that my husband's family lived in. Doing that I found a John Nellis in the SSDI that could be a match. He died in Luxemburg, Kewaunee County and was born in 1901 which certainly makes him old enough to have married in 1920. I could look him up in census records, but I wouldn't know if I was on the right track. Rather than wasting that time on a "maybe" I've put the John Nellis from the SSDI in my research calendar and I'll pull his obituary when I get back to Wisconsin. I'll let the obit tell me if I have the right person.