Saturday, April 7, 2018

Caroline Gruissy Boerngen, 90th Birthday

Caroline Gruissy Boerngen

Daughter of Christian Gruissy & Mary Grorisclauss
Wife of Amelius Boerngen
Caroline is my 2nd great grand aunt


This newspaper account of Caroline's "90th birthday anniversary" includes a list of guests, many of whom are relatives. I have been able to identify a few of those guests.


Celebrated 90th anniversary. Mrs. Caroline [Gruissy] Boerngen, mother of George and Albert Boerngen, of State ave., NE, celebrated her 90th birthday anniversary Wednesday afternoon at the home of the Rev. A. E. Boerngen of State ave., NE. She received many beautiful gifts. A covered dish dinner was served and was followed by a program of vocal and instrumental music, readings and recitations.

The rev. and Mrs. F. B. Hax of St. Paul’s Lutherna church were among the guests. Mrs. Boerngen is one of the oldest members of St. Paul’s church. Mr. Hax held a brief birthday service for his aged parishioner.

The following persons were present:
[My notes on the guests are in green.]

George Boerngen of Canton [son of Caroline & Amelius b c 1872 OH]

William Gray, Viola Gray, Robert Gray, Gloria Gray and Betty J Gray of Willowdale [note: Robert Gray, great grandson of Caroline]

Ralph, Bertha, Frank and William and Hazel Boerngen [Ralph, grandson of Caroline]

Paul, Ethel and Walter Dannemiller [Ethel, granddaughter of Caroline b 1902]

Bertha Smith

Gene and Lucy Schneider of Canton

Maude Burkatt

The Rev. William J Rueffley, Olivia Rueffley

Francis Gilt

Nettie McIntosh

Carl Frantz

Otis Stover, Mrs. Bessie Stover, and Joy Stover of Massilon

Philip Creasy and Mary Creasy of Beach City [half brother of Caroline b 1868 OH]

William Mann, Dorothy Mann, Dolly Mann, John Mann [note: Albert  John Mann, great grandson of Caroline}

Lillian Snyder and Vernon Snyder of Massillon

Mrs. Harold Swagler and Harold Swagler [Harold, great grand nephew of Caroline]

Elizabeth [Moore] Good of Seville [grand niece of Caroline b 1892 OH]

Harry Creasy and Norma Jean Creasy of Beach City [Harry, son of half brother of Caroline]

Mearl, Marion, Richard, Norman and Ronnie Covell [Marion, granddaughter of Caroline n 1907]

Thomas Swineford of Canton [grandson in law of Caroline]

Lee V. Lantzer, Margaret Lantzer and Augusta Lantzer of Massillon

Seth Morrison and Margaret Morrison of Creston [Margaret, niece of Caroline b 1861 OH]

Albert, Dora and Helen Morrison of Rittman [Albert, grandnephew of Caroline]

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Halderbaum

Emma Kratsch

Mrs. Krayer

Homer Matson of Massillon

Louis Boerngen, Ruth Boerngen, Florence Boerngen

Ida Kenny and Gloria Kenny of Canton

The Rev. A. E. Boerngen and Francis M. Boerngen of Massillon. [son of Caroline b c 1878]

Note: Caroline and Amelius Boerngen had a third son, Franklin L. Boerngen, 1874 – 1907.

Source: Celebrated 90th anniversary (Massilon, OH: The Evening Independent, 12 Oct 1933) 5; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed March 2018.


Note on Family Chart: The name of Caroline's mother is under further research.





1 comment:

Wendy said...

Singers and recitations! The events of big parties of years past were so different from what we do today. I have a newspaper account of an ancestor’s anniversary party and it included vocalists and readings too.