GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR FRANK PELLANT & FLORA LETOURNEAU PELLANT The following description was written by Mrs. Ida Helen Bick Pellant, daughter-in-law of Frank and Flora Pellant. It was written in pencil on 5 x 7 1/2” note paper during the ceremony. This is her story verbatim without corrections except where noted (…). Couple Re-Wed after 50 years. Feb. 1, 1922
Golden wedding anniversary observed of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Pellant.
Guests from the city. (Mil. = Milwaukee WI)
The marriage vows of Mr. & Mrs. F.E. Pellant, Mil were renewed at a nuptial high mass celebrated at 9 a m Monday in the St. Mathews Church, Milwaukee. At the golden wedding anni(versary) of the couple Mrs. Pellant wore a gown of soft gray satin & a hat to correspond. The couple was attended by their grandchildren…little Miss Mary Tennant, Mil., acting as bridesmaid and Howard Pellant Mil. as groomsman. Miss Tennant wore a frock of white voile embroidered with gold, with an underslip of gold decorated with rosebuds. Her hair was tied with a butterfly bow of maline.
Mrs. John Maurice and Joseph Bastian, this city, & Mrs. John Koch, Mil. sang at the mass. During the ceremony Miss May Pellant, daughter of the couple, sang “O Promise Me”.
Following the mass a wedding breakfast was served to 24 guests at the home of the couple, 536 10th Ave., Mil. An informal reception was held in the afternoon and a 4 PM an elaborate dinner was served to 52 guests including relatives from all parts of the US. The couple were married 50 yrs. ago the 30th. Jan in the old St. Louis Church, which was located on the present site of St. Joseph Church.
They lived in this city (Fond du Lac, WI) until 30yrs. ago when they moved to Mil. where they have since resided. Mrs. Pellant was for many years an active worker in the local G.A R. lodge(Grand Army of the Republic— U.S. Civil War)
Mr. Pellant was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y. 75 years ago & his “bride” was born at Watertown ( WI) 71 years ago.
Since moving to Mil. The couple has visited in this city often and have a wide circle of friends here who wish them happiness. Both Mr. & Mrs. Pellant are unusually active for people of their age. The former is employed as a machinist for West Allis (WI,) shops ( carpenter when younger) and the latter conducts all the duties of her home. Children of the couple are: Emery Pellant, Huron S.D., Frank Pellant, Rockford, IL, Mrs. Dorothea (?) Gokey, Mrs, Charles Tennant, Janesville, WI., Mrs, John Hacket, Mrs, John Koch, Adolph, George and Miss May Pellant all of MIlwaukee.
Elaborate gifts of gold including $150 in coins were presented to the couple and a number of telegrams congratulating them on their anniversary were received. Mrs. Emma Robideau, and Mrs. Sophia DeRusha, sisters of Mrs. Pellant & Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bastian & Mrs. Frank Maurice, nieces & nephews of Mr. Pellant all of this city were present at the celebration. (note: Philomene was born in Canada; the family moved to Wisconsin in 18xx)
Story provided by Deloras Harden Gruber 2009 (daughter of Sylvia Pellant & Frank Harden)