On Wednesday, September 4, Appleton saw, as the Appleton Crescent reported, “the most notable wedding in the history of Appleton society.” Kitty Rogers, a beautiful young daughter of Henry and Cremora Rogers, married Frank Pietsch, the scion of a wealthy Chicago family. The couple and their families and guests then celebrated the nuptials with a sumptuous reception at the Rogers’ home, now known as Hearthstone, where according to the Appleton Weekly Post, “the surroundings were rendered as entrancing as a fairy realm.”
Hearthstone invites everyone to help us commemorate this momentous day. Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, September 14, 2019 to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Kitty’s Wedding. We have filled the house with flowers, just like on that day, to re-create the wedding reception and what the Appleton Weekly Post called “magical and poetic in its inspiration.” Kitty will be there in our thoughts and we will serve light refreshments including a piece of wedding cake and a flute of bubbly for everyone in attendance.