A wonderful couple, Mary "Mari" Elizabeth (Grischow) and Ernest "Ernie" Charles Pearce are celebrating 50 years of marriage today! Congratulations Mari and Ernie!
I met Cousin Mari, and her husband, Ernie, four years ago after I made contact with Mari on a genealogy message board. She was looking for information on her grandmother Emma Fredrick, who is my grand aunt. Emma Fredrick was the sister of my grandfather, Otto August Fredrick. Emma and Otto's parents were Johann August Fredrick and Louise Fredrike Zastrow.
Brenda Glover Leyndyke and Mari Grischow Pearce, May 2012, Battle Creek MI
It wasn't long before Mari and Ernie were welcomed into the Fredrick(s) family. Mari and Ernie returned to Michigan to attend the Fredricks family reunion and met more cousins than one could imagine.
Mari and Ernie Pearce, May 2012, Battle Creek, MI
Mary "Mari" Elizabeth Grischow, 16 July 1966
Ernest "Ernie" Charles Pearce and Mary "Mari" Elizabeth Pearce, 16 July 1966
Knox Presbyterian Church, Acton, Ontario, Canada, date unknown
Mary 'Mari' Elizabeth Grischow married Ernest 'Ernie' Charles Pearce on 16 July 1966, at the Knox Presbyterian Church, Acton, Ontario, Canada. Rev. Andrew McKenzie officiated at the 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon service. Mari is the daughter of Audrey Bessie Chalmers and Boots Grischow.