|From Marriage Records of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre,
Pennsylvania. This entry was added later (ca 1919) and was typed,
as apposed to handwritten, in Latin.
|Die 4 Novembris, A. D. 1869, Rev. Petrus Conradus Nagel in matrimonium
conjunxit FREDERICUM SCHULER (159 Barney Street), natum Hiltersberg,
apud Kaiserslautern, in Rheno-Bavaria, die 16. Maji, 1847, ex Joanne
Schuler (Hiltersberg) et Elisabeth Stilp (Hiltersberg); et BARBARAM
GOETZ (36 Lehigh Street), natam Weitersweiler, in Rheno-Bavaria, die 30.
Martii, 1850, ex Casparo Goetz et Fracisca Walter (Weitersweiler).
Testes Fuerunt Joannes Meter et Catharina Goetz (soror sponsae);
Philippus Blaum et Helena Widemann; Carolus Stegmaier et Maria Klos (consobrina
Die 4. Novembris, A.D. 1919, supradicti conjuges, celebrantes
anniversarium quinquagesimum numpiarum, et tres testes adhuc viventes
praesentesque, nimirum, Philippus Blaum ejusque uxor Helena, nata
Widemann, et Carolus Stegmaier, coran me testificati sunt de veritate
(Signed) Carolus J. Goeckel, Pastor
( "soror sponsae" is sister of the bride, and "consobrina sponsae" is
female cousin of the bride.)
Wilkes-Barre Times, 4 Nov 1919: (A picture
accompanied the article but it did not copy well from the old
Celebrates Golden Wedding Today
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schuler, of 118 Hazle Street,
observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary today.
Children, grandchildren and friends joined them in making the
celebration today one which will never be forgotten by them.
A nuptial high mass was celebrated at nine o'clock this morning in
St. Nicholas church the same church where the couple were
married fifty years ago. The mass was celebrated by Rev.
Father Goeckle. The altar had been very prettily decorated
with flowers and palms. Mr. and Mrs. Schuler were escorted
to the altar by fifty little girls who were all attractively
dressed in white.
A wedding breakfast was served to the immediate relatives,
following the mass at the Schuler home on Hazle Street. At
five o'clock this afternoon, the relatives and friends will give
a dinner at the Dresden in their honor. A splendid program
has been arranged and the evening will be a most pleasant one.
There is a strong family affection existing in the Schuler
family and for a number of years social affairs have been given
in honor of the aged couple. A big surprise dinner was
given Mr. and Mrs. Schuler on November 4, 1914, on the
forty-fifth anniversary of their marriage.
Among the guests at the wedding today were four of the six
attendants at the wedding fifty years ago. They are
Charles Stegmaier of 260 Blackman Street, Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Blaum, of 24 Grove Street, who celebrate their golden wedding
anniversary next June and Mrs. Catherine Festavand of Sioux
Mr. and Mrs. Schuler are the parents of the following children:
William S. Schuler, Mrs. Catherine Forve, Mrs. Anna Schmitt,
Fred, Frank, Ralph, George and Lawrence Schuler and twelve
Three children and one grandchild fought with the A. E. F. during
the war with Germany. Ralph L. Schuler served eleven
months in France with the Fourth Corps Artillery; George V.
Schuler served thirteen months in France as a member of the
Eighth Field Artillery; Lawrence Schuler was with the Medical
Escort Department stationer at New York, William H. Schuler, a
grandchild, was a member of the Fifth United States Marines,
serving ten months in France.
Mr. and Mrs. Schuler were married in St. Nicholas Church by the
late Father Nagle. Mr. Schuler is a shoemaker by trade and
has conducted a shop on Hazle Street for forth-one years.
He was born in Hildesberg, Germany, seventy-two years ago and
came to Wilkes-Barre when 10 years of age. Mrs. Schuler
was born in Kerschenlauten, Germany, sixty-nine years ago and
came to this country with her parents when 4 years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. Schuler have a host of friends throughout the valley
and the happy couple were receiving congratulations throughout