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Of Wedded Life Celebrated By John Wrape and Wife
December 9, 1910 - North Vernon Plain Dealer, Pg. 4

    Mr. and Mrs. John Wrape celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home three miles west of this city December 7th surrounded by their near relatives and scores of distant relatives and friends.
    The days ceremonies began with solemn high mass at St. Mary's church in this city at 9:00 o'clock at which time the bride and groom of fifty years ago and many relatives partook of holy communion. Henry Wrape of St. Louis and Mrs. John Reichle of this city being the eldest son and daughter, acting as sponsors. The mass was read by the following clergymen: Rev. Widerin, celebrant; Rev. Delaney, deacon; Rev. Schueth, sub-deacon and Rev. Pohl master of ceremonies. During the offering of the mass the Ave Maria was very sweetly sung by Misses Minnie and Mary Reichle of this city.
    After the ceremonies at the church all of the participants drove out to the old Wrape homestead and here the festivities were renewed and kept up all day. A big feature was the wedding feast at twelve o'clock. More than 150 people sat down to the tables and partook of the eatables. The dinning room was decorated with wedding bells, ferns and appropriate winter flowers.
    The old couple were very happy indeed surrounded by their children and immediate relatives and they were very much pleased and greatly admired the many gifts brought to them. The relatives contributed a purse containing more than $500 in gold.
    Mr. Wrape is a native of this county while Mrs. Wrape was born in Mayo county, Ireland in March 1844. She came to this country with her parents when one year old and located in Madison. Mr. Wrape was born in New York City, May 22, 1837 and came west with his parents who located on Indian Creek. Both his parents died while he was quite young and he struck out for himself. He met the lady of his choice at Vernon and they were married at the old St. Catherine's church near Four Corners by Rev. Father Maloney. They raised a family of thirteen children nine of which are still living and attended the reunion. All the children, six boys and three girls are married.
    The Wrape homestead is near the site of the old home and has been the scene of much activity for many years. When in his prime Mr. Wrape was one of the largest tillers of the soil in the county and he still owns a farm consisting of between 800 and 900 acres of land.
    The out of town people who attended the celebration were:     Rev. Father Delaney, Columbus.
    Rev. Father Schueth, Four Corners.
    Rev. Father Pohl, St. Ann.
    Henry Wrape Sr. and Henry Wrape Jr. and family of St. Louis.
    Wm. R. Wrape Springfield, Mo.
    F. S. Wrape and family, Robert Wrape and family, Louis Wrape and wife, Mrs. Ellen Welsh and Walter Reichle, Paragold, Ark.
    John Wrape and wife, Henry Reichle and family, Searcy, Ark.
    John Reichle, Devil's Fork, Ark.
    John Fahy and family, Columbus.
    Peter Reichart and family, L. Reichart Sr. and family, L. Reichart Jr. and family, John Debler and family, Seymour.
    Mrs. Al Kretsch and daughter, Marie, Miss Florence Bloomline, Indianapolis, Ind.

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