Antigo Daily Journal
Thursday, August 1, 1957; page 5
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Martin Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Martin of Polar, who were married fifty years July 23 were guests at a surprise dance given for them July 27 at the Polar country club. Music was furnished by the Phil Fleischmann orchestra and lunch was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin were married July 23, 1907 by the Rev. Griese at St. Peter's Lutheran church at Polar. Mrs. Hattie Shank and Carl Summ of route 2, members of the original wedding party, were present for the dance.
Mrs. Martin, the former Marie Summ, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Summ of Antigo, was born July 23, 1873 (Incorrect! 1883), in Antigo. Gust Martin, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Martin, was born in Germany June 21, 1872 (Incorrect! 1882), and came to Polar with his parents as a child. Since their marriage, the Gust Martins have lived on a farm in Polar.
The couple had six children, of which a son Harold is deceased. They are: Mrs. Ewald Flemming of Bryant; Mrs. James McMorrow of Honolulu, Hawaii; Leonard Martin of Cudahy; Marlow Martin of Waukesha; and Oscar Martin of Antigo; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Among the gifts they received were two bouquets of orchids from their daughter in Hawaii.
The 250 guests attended from Pearson, Bryant, Antigo, White Lake, Polar, Cudahy, Waukesha and Chicago, Ill.