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Married Half A Century

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It is séldom that it is the privilege of a couple to enjoy married Life together for half a century and on such rare occasions the friends of the fortúnate couple grasp the opportunity and make the celebration one of pleasure. Among those who have been granted the boon so seldom offered are Mr. and Mrs. Christian Eberbaoh, and on Monday afternoon and evening thoy celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their handsome residence on Fackard street by a í'amily reunión. The event was a doublé celebration, the day being the Töth birthday of Mr. Eberbach. The couple were entirely ignorant of the intended celebration and were completely surprised. The grounds and house were handsomely decorated with Chinese lanterns and flowers. At four o'clock, Rev. Mr. Ilildner delirered au appropriate address in the presence of the children and grand-children, after which all sat down to a bountiful supper, about 35 being seated at the tables. The happy old couple were remembered by their children, grand-children and friends by many beautiful and useful presents to remind thern of the happy event. Mr. and Mis. Eberbach were married at Seio, OD July I8th, the bride being Miss Margaret Laubengayer. They have lived here during their entire niarried life and none of our citizens stand higher in the estimation of their hundreds of friends ín Ann Arbor tuan Mr. and Mrs, Eberbach. Oí the many who were present at the wedding ceremony fifty years ago, but one, Mrs. August Hutzel, was present at the celebration of their golden anniversary. Their union was blessed with sevenchildren,six of whom are living, and all were present together with all thelivinggrand-children,eight in number. The children, sons and daughters-in-law and grand-children present were: Ottmar Eberbach, wife and four children; Edward II. Eberbach, wife and three children; Mr. and Mrs. Cari Klotz audchild, of St. Catherines, Out.. Kniest, Clara, and Williani Eberbach, of this city. Mrs. lïetrina Laubengayer, of York, a sister of Mrs. Eberbach; Mrs. August Hutzel, ot this city, and Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Josenhans, oL York, were among the guests present. eaaded the couple and enjoyad the festivitiès of the evening, and ;, uura ber of íriend3 dropped in and paid their respects, the employees of Mr. Eberbach's stores being among tlie number. The event was a happy one and the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Eberbach express the hope that they might be spared to enjoy many more anniversaries of their wedding.