Gemuetlichkeit Days Royalty-Present and Past

The 2017 Gemuetlichkeit Days King David and Queen Jennie Fisher

The 2017 Gemuetlichkeit Days King and Queen are David and Jennie Fisher.

David is the youngest of 5 children born to Jon and Joy Fisher of Johnson Creek WI. He graduated for Jefferson High school in 1997. David has been a lifelong employee at Rob’s Performance Motorsports in Johnson Creek WI.

Jennie is the younger of two children born to Ken and Cheryl Stegman of Jefferson WI. She graduated from Jefferson High school in 2000. Jennie has been employed at Purity Dialysis now DaVita Dialysis for the past 10 years.

The royal couple met when they were children in grade school, but officially met in 2003. They married in 2004 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson. They will celebrate their 13th wedding anniversary in July 2017. The couple share two children Emily (17) and Allison (11).

David’s maternal ancestors originated from Germany and came to the US in 1885. His great grandfather Henry Stricker settled with his family in Albion WI and later in Edgerton WI. Henry Stricker was a furniture, and home builder. In 1952 Henry Stricker built central Lutheran church in Edgerton WI. David’s paternal ancestors settled in Auburndale WI. His great grandfather traveled working for the railroad. His great grandfather Herman Schlasner immigrated from Germany and later settled in Farmington WI, where they operated a farm. Jennie’s ancestors originated from Austria, Bavaria, and Durnast Germany. The families immigrated to the US in 1910. Both maternal ancestral families: Neubauer and Ziegler settled as pioneers in Medford Wisconsin where they began farming. Jennie’s great grandparents Anna and John Vesnefski continued to live and farm in Medford WI, while raising their 22 children! Jennie’s paternal grandparents also immigrated from Germany in the early 1800’s.

David and Jennie have been members of St. Mark’s Lutheran church in Jefferson for the past 9 years.

In their free time the couple enjoy spending time with family and friends. They are true lovers of the outdoors. They enjoy hunting, trap shooting, boating, golfing, traveling to Eagle River to Snowmobile, and rebuilding vintage snowmobiles. They are members of the Jefferson Sno-Hawks snowmobile club. David and Jennie are also members Jefferson Sportsmen’s club and are coaches for the youth trap shooting team. Together as a family they enjoy making several gallons of sauerkraut each year, and graciously share with family and friends. Jennie enjoys gardening, baking, and cooking various German dishes outside of their busy family activities.

We are honored to represent the great city of Jefferson as the Royal couple of 2017. We would like to thank our picking committee, Bob and Sherry Gruennert, Tony and Michelle Haffelder, and Dan and Erin Geyer for choosing us as the 2017 King and Queen. The night we were chosen was an unforgettable night. We were scooped up by Tony and Michelle to have a beverage at Vinnie’s Rock Bottom Express but never made it. Then we were taken to see this crew and asked to take on the honor of being King and Queen. The feelings we had that night and the butterflies we have felt until tonight are indescribable. Knowing that we had this huge secret, was the craziest most exciting thing we have ever done!

Thank you for choosing us to be your King and Queen of 2017!











Gemuetlichkeit Days History of Kings and Queens:

1971 Elroy & Catherine Schmidt

1972 Bob & Betty Ziegler

1973 Ray & Christine Sindermann

1974 Jim & Kate Endl

1975 Ray & Yvonne Krause

1976 Andy & Elsie Zingen

1977 George & Sugar Kemmeter

1978 Francis & Marion Schakelman

1979 Karl & Rita Doeberlein

1980 Tom & Betty Adams

1981 Bill & Barb Hesse

1982 Wayne & Joyce Schneider

1983 Bob & Dawn Kober

1984 Jerry & Mick Schuld

1985 Dieter & Phyllis Hagen

1986 Elmer & Judy Waldmann

1987 Ed & Jean Schroedl

1988 Wayne & Jean Hartwig

1989 Don & Marge Jaeger

1990 Albert & Ardes Klug

1991 Ken & Jeanette Brumm

1992 George & Kathleen Groskopf

1993 Dick & Joyce Fischer

1994 Bob & Sally Zentz

1995 Dan & Wendy Rueth

1996 Roger & Ann Weilbacher

1997 Dan & Bunny Haas

1998 Bill & Debbie Meinel

1999 Roger & Pat Heideman

2000 Dave & Lianne Haffelder

2001 Andy & Marcia Bare

2002 Dennis & Chris Bieck

2003 Bill & Kelly Becker

2004 Steve & Barb Kulow

2005 Brad & JoAnn Meinel

2006 Troy & Penny Ashburn

2007 Gary and Mary Haag

2008 Gregg and Sara Heideman

2009-Tim and Sara Babcock

2010-Charlie and Deb Wedl

2011-Al and Margaret Vogel

2012-Steve and Bonnie Pauli

2013-Tim and Debbie Koehler

2014-Bob and Sherry Gruennert

2015-Tony and Michelle Haffelder

2016-Dan and Erin Geyer

2017-King David and Queen Jennie Fisher