May 20, 1890
Saturday Hiram Akker and Ellen Akker celebrated their golden wedding. They were married in Holland, May 16, 1840. On account of the funeral that was held Friday the golden wedding was held on Saturday. They are the parents of eight children, three are living, two being present at the wedding and presented Mr. Akker with a gold headed cane, and Mrs. Akker with a gold thimble. There were several other nice presents. Rev. Te Winkle was present and several of their old country friends. Mr. and Mrs. H. Akker have lived in this country twenty-four years. They lived on a farm fourteen years, then moved to Fulton where they have resided for the past ten years.