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Ole H. and Anna Rudi
Husband's Full Name: Ole Haldorson Rudi
Husband's Place of Birth: Valdres, Norway
Husband's Father's Name: unknown
Husband's Mother's Name: unknown
Husband's Siblings' Names: unknown
Wife's Full Name: Anna K.
Wife's Place of Birth: Valdres, Norway
Wife's Father's Name: unknown
Wife's Mother's Name: unknown
Wife's Siblings' Names: unknown
Children's Names: Kari (Walfred Johnson); Ragnhild (Ole Enger);
Gina (Leonard G. Christ) and Anna (Edward Christ)
Ole H. and Anna Rudi – Golden Wedding Celebration in 1935
A very pretty Golden Wedding party was held at Manfred on Sunday, May 1st, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Rudi, residents of that community since 1920. The celebration was held in the Manfred Lutheran church parlors, and about 80 friends and relatives were in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudi were married on May 4th, 1885 in Norway, where they lived until 1915. They then came to America where they first settled at Makoti, North Dakota. In 1920 they came to Manfred and for the last number of years, Mr. Rudi has been employed there as a mail messenger.
The church parlors were very pretty decorated in white, pink and gold and two wedding cakes added to the occasion. One of these cakes was very unusual, being a Swedish cake, which was made by Mrs. J. P. Nelson of Makati, N. D. Eighty eggs were used in making this cake, which was of a rich gold color inside and out and carried gold writing on the frosting.
Rev. J. M. Langseth led a devotion period, after which letters and telegrams of congregation were read. One was from James A. Farley of Washington, D. C. postmaster general, who extended his congratulations. Included on the program were a song by a ladies trio, an instrumental selection by Orlien and Donald Melby, vocal duet by Mrs. Ole Hovey and daughter, Berniece, reading by Mildred Ongstad, with Miss Myrtle Melby at the piano, song by the trio and presentation of a gift to Mr. Rudi, who offered a response. After this lunch was served and another short program was given, at which T. T. Jorstad of Harvey acted as master of ceremonies. Remarks were offered by Mr. T. O. Roble of Harvey and Rev. Langseth, after which both Mr. and Mrs. Rudi responded expressing their appreciation and thanks for the entertainment given for them.
Present at the occasion were three daughters and their husbands Mr. and Mrs. Ed Christ of Wimbledon, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Christ of Buchanan, and Mr. and Mrs. Watford Johnson of Plaza.
They have one more daughter, Mrs. A. N. Enger, who resides in Norway. Mr. and Mrs. Enger celebrated their Silver Wedding in Norway on the same day that Mrs. Enger's parents celebrated their Golden Wedding at Manfred, a feature which was also mentioned at the celebration here. Following the Golden Wedding party, Mr. and Mrs. Rudi received the congratulations of everyone present, and everyone wished them many more years of happy married life.
Ole passed away in 1954 in Jamestown, Anna died in 1959 in Minot.