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Golden Wedding Anniversary of Henry and Cecilia (Meinert) Goettsch, 1925.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goettsch of Huntington Beach, Calif., formerly of Davenport, where for 20 years Mr. Goettsch was a member of the police force, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday, May 2, in their California home. They had about them for the day a company of friends. There was a large reception in the evening, and their children assisted them in entertaining. The wedding 50 years ago took place in Davenport with the late Rev. A. D. Grief. then pastor of Trinity Lutheran church officiating. Mrs. Goettsch was formerly Miss Ceceilia Meinert and many brothers and sisters of the couple still reside here in the city. Mr. and Mrs. Goettsch left Davenport 21 years ago and farmed for a time in Nebraska, retiring ten years since to huntington Beach, where the home has been the past 11 years. Both are in splendid health according to greetings that have come to Davenport relatives.

The Davenport Democrat, 5 May 1925, p. 14.

A Golden Wedding for Hans and Anna Goetsch, 1901.

Mr. and Mrs. Hans Goetsch last evening celebrated their golden wedding, a company of their relatives gathering at their home to make the celebration of the occasion a happy one. The family circle was made complete by daughters -in-law and grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Goetsch were born and married in Probstei, Germany and Mr. Goetsch is one of the veterans of the Schleswig -Holstein struggle of 1848-1850 for independence. They came to Davenport in 1861, and seem to have many years of life before them, Mr. Goetsch being but 74 and his wife 72 and both hale and hearty. Their seven sons are Officer Henry Goetsch, Wilhelm and Ernst, the cigar manufacturers, Jochim, Julius, John, and Hermann.

The Davenport Democrat, 5 April 1901, pg. 7.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goetsch Note Golden Anniversary, 1966

On the 50th anniversary of their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Goetsch of 612 Tenth Street were honored by their three children and families and100 guests at a golden wedding reception in Lake Park clubhouse Saturday, September 10. The party was hosted by their children and spouses, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Merritt; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Goetsch and Donald Goetsch all of Huntington Beach. Adding importance to the celebration was the attendance of their 11 grandchildren. Decorations featured a two-tiered cake, crystal candelabras, a golden floral arrangement and white wedding bells. Presiding at the punch bowl was Mrs. Tom Takahashi of Garden Grove, granddaughter of the celebrants. Serving the cake was Mrs. Selma Swain of Alhambra, sister of Mr. Goetsch. Pouring coffee was Mrs. Gerald Carroll of Long Beach, sister-in-law of the couple. Misses Donna Merritt and Cheryl Goetsch, granddaughters assisted at the guest book. Traveling from Northern California for the happy event was Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Brown and family of Concord.

Huntington Beach News, 15 Sept. 1966, p.4.

Record Brilliant Of Sgt. J.D. Goetsch

Tech. Sgt. J.D. Goetsch (James Donald Goetsch), U.S. Army Air Force, son of Mr. And Mrs. H.C. Goetsch, 719 Alabama, Arrived home April 26 until May17, where he will report to Santa Ana Army Air Base for reassignment. Sgt. Goetsch was aerial Gunner and radioman in the 13th Air Force, and had completed 43 Missions and 500 hours of combat time. He was awarded the air medal and four bronze oak leaf clusters, The Presidential unit citation with oak leaf clusters, good conduct medal, Pacific and Southwest Pacific medal, 4 battle stars and the Phillippine theatre medal.

Huntington Beach News,




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