Neumanns celebrate 60th wedding anniversary
Reinhold and Klaudia Neumann celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 2 with family and friends at Saints Joachim & Ann Parish Hall in Aldergrove. There were about 160 guests who attended this celebration, including some of the original wedding party: best man Gustav Wagner and bridesmaid Nadia Cooper. Special guest was Klaudia cousin from Poland, Antonina Sacharzuk.
In Vancouver on May 31, 1952 they were married at Lutheran Church and then enjoyed a festive reception at Patricia Hall in Aldergrove. The couple are members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Aldergrove. They have five children Irene, the twins Harold and Harry, Elizabeth and Simon. They also have 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Reinhold spent years working hard at logging, the railroad, in the fish canneries and other odd jobs to earn enough money to buy a home for his new bride and himself.
After they were married they lived with Klaudia’s parents for approximately four years until Reinhold and two brothers Eric and Daniel purchased a treed 160 acres on Bellingham Hwy. (264 St.). The brothers logged off the property and sold the property which had been divided into two half acre lots. They each kept one lot for themselves and built themselves homes on the property.
Reinhold’s goal was to purchase a large acreage to start a dairy farm. In 1959 their dream came true when they bought a 40 acre farm, situated in Aldergrove at 2663 Station Road. Once again Reinhold, with Klaudia’s help, cleared the land and built it into a successful dairy business. Reinhold and Klaudia were members of the Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association.