Bill and Caroline Eisemann mark 65th anniversary

LOCK HAVEN – Former Lock Haven Mayor Bill Eisemann and his wife, Caroline, observed their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

Bill and Caroline grew up in Lock Haven, and Bill said they knew each other in school.

Bill also is a former Clinton County commissioner, serving as commissioner chair for a year and a half.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On Jan. 21, 1950, they were wed in the parlor of Caroline’s family home at 744 Bellefonte Ave.

The newlyweds lived in her family home at first, since Bill was teaching at the time in East Mauch Chunk (now part of Jim Thorpe Borough) and was home just on the weekends. He taught all the sciences at that school and called it a good first experience since he had many, many lessons to plan.

After two years there, he accepted a position at Lock Haven Junior High School, and after another two years, moved over to the senior high where he continued his career in education, teaching chemistry and physics for another 35 years.

Caroline taught at Lincoln School, where Dickey Elementary School is now. She took a hiatus to raise their two children and returned to teaching in 1962 at Woodward Elementary School. After a short time as a classroom teacher, she joined the Tutor on Call program and enjoyed that.

The Eisemanns reside at 269 Susquehanna Ave. Their son and daughter are David and Christine. David and wife Patricia have a son and live in Mingoville. “Tina” married Ron McGinniss and they live in Fairpoint Addition. They have a son and daughter.

Bill and Caroline also have three great-grandchildren.

They are members of Covenant United Methodist Church and were formerly active members of the Friends of the Ross Library. Caroline participated in a monthly women’s book club, and Bill is a member of the local Elks and the American Legion.

They don’t have any big plans for their anniversary, Bill said. They may go out for breakfast or decide to spend the day at home.