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Menuey Weddings


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Date: 7/25/2012 at 00:19:12

The Oelwein Register
Oelwein, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1897
Column 2


The following particulars in regard tp a golden wedding were to have appeared in the last week of December but we did not issue a paper that week and last week were overlooked, and are given now by request, but we omit the list of presents, which were many.

1846 to 1896 was printed on one of the frosted cakes at the feast of the golden wedding of Grandpa and Grandma Menuey which was given in honor of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the wedded life and the occasion of the marriage of their granddaughter, Miss Maude Menuey to Edward Riley, the event occurring on the 14th inst. At the pleasant home of Antoninne and Pauline Menuey to Edward Riley, the aged birde and groom. The happy event will be long remembered by the seventy guests present nearly all of whom were related to the brides and grooms by birth or marriage. Antoinne Menuey, the aged groom was born in France in 1816 and his estimable wife, whose maiden name was Pauline Prudine, was born in France in 1830. They were married in Syracuse, N.Y., Dec. 14, 1846 and moved to Dubuque, Iowa in 1850, where Mr. Meuuey was engaged in the cooper trade for a few years when he purchased a farm in Buchanan county, Iowa and moved his family thereon, where he continued to reside until the year 1889 when he sold his farm and moved to this county and took a homestead, where he now resides.

There has been born to them nine children; Ellen, wife of Marcus Burns who resides at Marion, Iowa; Kittie, wife of Justice Jardee who resides in this county, Henry, who resides at Oelwein, Iowa, John B., Dominique; Frank and Lee, who reside in this county, Francis, wife of G. A. Steggall and Washington, both residing Oelwein, Iowa. They have thirty-five grand children and two great-grandchildren, all of whom are living and enjoying good health. The aged couple are enjoying good health, and appear at least twenty years younger than they really are. They are jovial, full of life, and Father Time with his scythe has no terror for them at present.

The young bride, Miss Maude Menuey, daughter of J.B. Menuey and the groom, Edward Riley, are both well known and well respected in this vicinity.

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