J. J. Kremers Mark 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob J. Kremer of Bismarck, formerly of Linton, were honored at a 50th wedding anniversry reception held on Sunday, Nov. 25, at the First Evangelical United Brethren Church in Bismarck.

About 150 friends and relatives attended.

A program was presented with Mrs. Robert (Esther) Larson, a daughter, playing a wedding medley. Rev. Walter Erdmann of Bismarck extended greetings and introduced the master of ceremonies, Robert Chesrown. "Prayer Perfect" was sung by the adult members of the family, followed by a reading, "50 Year Honeymoon," by Bonnie Chesrown, one of the grandchildren. "Always" was sung by son-in-law Burton C. Olson. Mrs. Gottlieb Kremer read the history of the honored couple. Corliss Nelson, Bismarck, sang a special Anniversary Song. Mrs. Kremer spoke a few heart-warming words of appreciation. Sandra Chesrown played a piano solo, "Home Sweet Home." Mr. Kremer espressed his thanks.

The grandchildren presented a special number written especially for the occasion by a daughter, Mrs. Alan (LaVonne) Kelling

Rev. Sterling Wenzel of Linton gave the closing remarks and Rev. C. F. Strutz, Bismarck , presented an original poem, "End of a Perfect Day," sung by the adult family members, concluded the program.

Refreshments were served from a beautifully decorated table and included fancy sandwiches, holiday cookies, fruitcake, punch, coffee, nuts and mints.

The Kremers were married in Linton on Nov. 6, 1912, in the home of her parents, the John Sautters. The late Rev. A. Ermel officiated. They moved to Bismarck in October of this year.

Mr. Kremer was born in South Russia on Nov. 6, 1887 and came to the United States with his parents as an infant. The Kremer family lived in the Venturia area until 1907 when Jake began work in Linton at the Linton Bazaar, owned by Atha, Junge and Backhaus. Later he worked at the Petrie Store and then for his father-in-law, John Sautter, who had purchased the Joe Eberle store. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Sautter left the business and a brother, Valentine Kremer, joined Jake in the store. This was a grocery and general store and at one time was also the John Deere agency and later an agency for Chevrolet cars. The store in later years specialized in hardware and furniture.

Mrs. Kremer is the former Bertha Sautter and was born at Eureka, South Dakota, on Dec. 18, 1894. She lived in the Artas and Herreid area until 1908 with the exception of two years the Sautter family spent in Washington State. The Sautters moved to Linton in 1908 and purchased the house now owned by the Ray Juholas. Here they ran a rooming house for many years and Mr. Sautter also operated a livery stable located where the Linton Creamery is now. The Kremers have six children, all of whom were present for the anniversary celebration, including their families. They are Mrs. R. L. (Esther) Larson of Billings, Montana; Mrs. Robert (Frances) Chesrown, Linton; Dr. Leslie A. Kremer, Seattle, Washington; Mrs. B. C. (Aletta) Olson, Cody, Wyoming; Mrs. Alan (LaVonne) Kelling, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; Mrs. Herbert (Donna) Rickert, Farmington, Michigan. There are 21 grandchildren, 14 of whom were present for the anniversary celebration.

-From the Emmons County Record, 1962