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Some Butler County Marriages


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From family records (Submitted by Jo Gruenwald)

Simeon R. Canon and Mary DeMoss 14 September 1848, Fulton, Illinois
Mary DeMoss Canon and Seth Strong 23 January 1856, Butler County, Iowa

From The Iowa Recorder, November 4, 1936 (Submitted by Jo Gruenwald)

Karl F. Hass and Miss L. L. Weedman, September 4, 1936, at Cherokee, Iowa. (Note: this was also part of a larger article describing a business venture in addition to the marriage.)

From The Waterloo Daily Courier, March 25, 1945 (Submitted by Jo Gruenwald)

Marshall Dallas Harlan married Miss Irene Wiegmann of Bristow while in port at Bremerton, Wash., July 30, 1943.
(Note: this is part of a much longer article that describes his war service, etc., which is why the date of the article is nearly two years after the wedding)

From The Iowa Recorder, June 27, 1917 (Submitted by Jo Gruenwald)

Orville Harlan and Anna Sears married on Thursday evening, June 21, 1917 at the home of Rev. and Mrs. J. J. Gough.

From The Iowa Recorder, 4 February 1902

Licenses to wed:

August Deehe to Christine Burch
Mart Frost to Katie Kohlhass
Claud V. Bell to Vera Lloyd
Delos J. Walsh to Jennie Wiedland

In the marriage licenses issued this week from Allison will be noted that of Miss Vera Lloyd to Claude V. Bell. The bride is the daughter of Arthur Lloyd, at one time a barber at Greene

On Friday evening at seven o'clock occurred the marriage of Miss Grace Etter to Mr. Chas. Aurand, at the pleasant country home of the group's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Aurand, who reside just west of town. Len Lucas performed the ceremony that forever united this couple in the holy bonds of wedded life. Only the immediate relatives were present. Mr. and Mrs. Aurand will reside this winter with the bride's father, Mr. Frank Etter. We join the many friends in extending to this couple the best wishes for a pros- [story ends]

From The Iowa Recorder, 11 February 1902

Licenses to wed:

George Poisal to Myrtle Wamsley
Fritz H. Nordman to Frieda Gorbes
Lubbo Kannagasser to Metje Riecken
Chas M. Aurand to Grace P. Etter
Chas Fitzpatrick to Nellie M. Card
Henry H. Ubben to Gertie Brinkman
Josiah Conn to Susan D. Williamson

On Wednesday, Feb. 5th, at St. Mary's church, occurred the marriage of Mr. Mathew Frost to Miss Kate Kohlhass, Miss Mary Frost, a sister of the groom, acting as bridesmaid, and Mr. Henry W. Kohlhass, a brother of the bride, as groomsman.

The bride was handsomely attired in a tan dress with white silk trimming. The groom wore the conventional black.

Immediately after the ceremony a few of the relatives repaired to the bride's home, where a bountiful wedding dinner was served.

The groom is a young man who stands in high esteem by all who know him, and is well worthy the prize he has won. The bride is well known in this vicinity as a lady of high esteem.

They will commence housekeeping on the old Frost home place near Pleasant Grove.

Miss Myrtle Wamsley and Mr. Geo. Poisal were married Tuesday evening, Feb. 4th, at the M. E. Parsonage by Rev. F. T. Heatly. We extend our congratulations.

From The Iowa Recorder, 7 January 1903

Marriage licenses issued at the county courthouse in Allison:

John Rewerts to Fritz Nordman
J. H. Busching to Rosa W. Becker
Jos. C. Baumgartner to Hilka Freese
Benj. H. Shepard to Anna K. Parsons
Wallace Jones to Mabel Critzmann
John H. Ball of Clarksville to Addie Disher, Minneapolis
W. J. Gilbert to Jennie Barber of Aplington

The wedding of W. J. Gilbert to Miss Jennie Barber occurred at Aplington on New Year's Day. We extend congratulations.

Monday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Becker, occurred the marriage of their daughter Rosa, to John Henry Busching, Rev. Schaffnit, Waverly officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Busching departed the same evening for Barney, N. D., where the groom has prepared a home for his bride. We extend our congratulations.

From The Iowa Recorder, 14 January 1903

Marriage license was issued to John Rieverts age 28, of Madison township, and Jabena Ruiter age 23, of Pittsford township.

DUMONT Miss Cora Martin of this place and Mr. Henry Malhum of Estherville will be united in marriage tomorrow, (Thursday) noon at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Frank Watson south of town. Miss Martin is a sister of Chas. and W. W. Martin of this place and is a young lady of many qualities. Rev. W. C. Keeler will perform the ceremony. We extend congratulations.

From The Iowa Recorder, 28 January 1903

ALLISON Marcus Jensen and Miss Caroline Jensen were married last Wednesday afternoon at the home of Rev. V. B. Hill. The groom is a farmer living on the Iowa Central Stock Farm and the bride is a young lady who recently came from Denmark.

From The Iowa Recorder, 5 Jan 1910

On last Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Metcalf living six miles east of Greene occurred the marriage of their daughter Miss Florence, to Mr. Fred Butzlaff, only immediate relatives and a few friends being present. The ceremony was performed by rev. Puckett of the M. E. church of Greene.

The bride's gown was of white silk and she carried a bouquet of white roses.

After the ceremony a bounteous wedding supper was served. There were many fine wedding presents received.

Mr. and Mrs. Butzlaff will commence housekeeping at once on the Dutzlaff farm where they will be at home to their many friends. The Recorder joins in extending hearty congratulations.

Married at the Presbyterian parsonage in Mason City, on December 21, 1909 Mr. Haskell A. Thompson, a musician in the 10th U.S. Infantry, stationed at Indianapolis, Ind., and Miss Verne Mettler of Greene.

Mr. Thompson is a son of Mrs. J. E. Bickley who resides west of town and to all appearances is a young man of good qualities. The bride is a popular rural teacher and has always resided in Greene and near here. She will make a model home for him who has chosen her for a life companion. They will make their home in Des Moines, after March 1st -- [Reprinted from the Clarksville Star]


Ralph Weiland, 32 to Grace Menken, 19
Leon F. Hefner, 26 to Bernice L. Conerly, 20
W. A. Walters, 26 to Anneta L. Bruns, 20

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