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Marriage Announcements Index: A-D, E-H, I-L, M-O, P-R, S-Z


A - D

Abernathy - Rightmyer Bingham - Craig Clinite - Donaldson
Acre - Larson Bixby - Johnson Clump - Scott
Allen - Bass Boggess - Schaper Collins - Ames
Anderson - Hanson Brawford - Dayton Collins - Howe
Anderson - Herum Bringle - Jeglum Combs - Lein
Anderson - Kruse Brinkman - Arndt Connelly - Reichert
Atkins - Vaughn Brooks - Holland Coon - Lesher
Bagan - Fahey Brown - Robb Cox - Gerberich
Baird - Eastman Campbell - Callen Crim - Barrett
Bale - Johnson Cardwell - Schmidt Crumb - Haynes
Beauman - Converse Chambers - Goff Davis - Vestrem
Bell - Conklin Clemmensen - Skattebo Dows - Richmond
Bevan - Bemis    
     

Abernathy - Rightmyer

Mr. Thomas D. Abernathy and Miss Cora E. Rightmyer were happily married at the home of the bride's parents in Estherville on Thursday Aug. 23, 1900. Rev. W. N. Evans officiating. Only immediate friends and relatives were present. After the ceremony the guests partook of a sumptuous wedding dinner and the newly married couple left on the 6 p.m. train for Chicago. They will return to Estherville about Oct. first.

Source: The Evening Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Iowa, August 30, 1900.


Acre - Larson

Mr. Ed. Acre and Miss Emma Larson were married at the home of the bride's parents, Wednesday, April 30. They will make Wallingford their future home. We wish the young couple much happiness.

Source: The Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, May 1, 1902.


Allen - Bass

Another Surprise
Attorney G. K. Allen and Miss Georgia Bass Married Christmas Night

Cupid sprung another surprise in Estherville Friday morning when it was reported that Attorney G. K. Allen and Miss Georgia Bass were married at the home of the bride's brother at Madison, Wis., on Thursday evening, December 25 [1902], at eight o'clock, in the presence of only a few relatives and friends of the bride. They arrived in Estherville Friday morning.

The bride is well and favorably known in this city, having taught in the city schools during the year 1901. She was a great favorite among the teachers and other acquaintances in Estherville and is a very refined and highly cultured lady. For the past year she has been employed in the city schools at Luverne, Minn., and resigned her position there to accept the life position as Mrs. G. K. Allen.

The groom is one of the prominent young attorneys of this city and stands high in his profession. He is well liked and very popular among the young people of Estherville.

For the present the happy couple will make their home with Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Allen on east Howard street.The Democrat joins with their many friends in wishing them a happy and prosperous life.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: The Estherville Democrat, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, December 31, 1902.


Anderson - Hanson

A.J. Anderson and Miss Anna Hanson were married Saturday Oct. 4.

Source: Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; October 10, 1890.


Anderson - Herum

Mr. P.S. Anderson and Miss Christy Herum were married last Wednesday at the bride's home. We tender congratulations and wish you a prosperous future

Source: Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; September 5, 1890.


Anderson - Kruse

Gruver--Wedding Bells

Mr. Orlando Anderson and Miss Effie Kruse, two of the Center's best young people were married last Wednesday and went to housekeeping immediately on Mr. Anderson's farm one and one half miles north of Gruver. They are both industrious young people and we predict for them a prosperous future. They have the best wishes of their many friends.

Contributed by: Diane Lavender. Source: The Weekly Northern Vindicator,Estherville, Iowa, February 28, 1901.


Atkins - Vaughn

MARRIED -- ATKINS-VAUGHN--At the Burlington Thursday, Jan. 16, 1890, Mr. J. C. Atkins and Miss Mable Vaughn, both of Estherville. Rev. F. C. Berry officiating. It was a quiet affair, only the near relatives of the contractors being present, and they are already comfortably settled in their elegant home on the West Side. Both parties are so well known that comments are unnecessary, and the VINDICATOR simply joins with their host of friends in wishing them a happy journey through life.

Source: Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; January 17, 1890.


Bagan - Fahey

Mr. Dennis Bagan and Miss Lomena Fahey were united in marriage at the Catholic parsonage at seven o'clock this morning [27 Sep 1911], Rev. Father J. G. Murtagh performing the ceremony. Mr. Earl Fahey, brother of the bride, was the groomsman and Mrs. Earl Fahey, bridesmaid.

After the marriage ceremony an eight o'clock breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Fahey. At ten o'clock the happy couple took the Rock Island passenger for Minneapolis and other Minnesota points for a wedding trip after which they will return to Estherville to make their home.

Mr. Bagan has lived in Emmet county most of his life and for the past few years in Estherville. He is head clerk in the clothing store of Nau Brothers and is one of Estherville's very best young men. The bride is a graduate of the Estherville high school and a most lovable young lady. For the past year she has been clerking in the dry goods store of F. M. Shadle & Sons.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, September 27, 1911.


Baird - Eastman

Donald Baird, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Baird, living northeast of town, and Miss Carol Eastman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Eastman, were married at the home of a relative of the bride at Pocahontas, Iowa, Aug. 28, 1918, the Rev. W. A. Winterstein of the M. E. church of that place officiating.

The young couple's romance began two years ago when the bride taught school in the Baird district and boarded with the parents of the groom. Carol's good qualities were so apparent that Donald soon realized that she was a prize worth striving for, and he tried to win her everlasting gratitude by taking her to and from her school and to her home for the weekends.

After the ceremony the happy couple motored on for a visit with relatives at Adel and other places, returning home after two weeks and are now busy on the Baird farm. The groom has rented the Romsa farm for next year where they will be at home to their friends after a few months. The bride graduated from the Estherville high school in 1913 and has since taught school in the county. She is a good girl, sensible and practical and will govern a home wisely. The writer is not personally acquainted with the groom but believes him to be an exemplary young man who will succeed.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, September 18, 1918.


Bale - Johnson

Wedding of Most Popular Young Couple on Wednesday Morning

The large amount of rice and old shoes in the vicinity of the Rock Island passenger station since Wednesday noon, have caused strangers in the city to look over the ground with curiosity, while the birds have been growing exceedingly fat on the sweet rice.

Back of this is an interesting story. The old shoes an scattered rice tell of a most happy event at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, when Rev. W. H. Knowlton spoke the words that united in the holy bands of matrimony Miss Lucy Johnson and George Bale.

Only a few intimate friends and relatives were present to witness the ceremony and extend congratulations. But the news spread rapidly and when Mr. Bale's trunk left the house for the depot, an unknown passenger, with paint brush and bucket clambered into the hack. He was an artist and worked like a Trojan, for when Liveryman Jehu arrived at his destination he found a different trunk.

On top was the inscription:

Just Married
Handle With Care
George Bale.

One side contained this:

Tootsie Loves Wootsie
Wootsie, etc.
Yum, Yum
Geo. and Mrs. Geo.

The other side, both ends and even the bottom were suitably inscribed.

And when Mr. Bale and his bride arrive at 12:30, just in time to take the train to Chicago, they found the platform filled with friends armed with rice and old shoes. Such a bombardment has not taken place since the fall of Manila.

But only the most popular people can arouse such demonstrations and Mr. and Mrs. Bale will be warmly congratulated on their return from their wedding trip.


Beauman - Converse

Miss Maxine Converse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Converse of Blue Earth, Minn., and Delbert Beauman, son of Mr. and Mrs. V.J. Beauman, were married at the M.E. parsonage by the Rev. F. W. Ortmeyer.

Mrs. Beauman is a former resident of Estherville and she and Mr. Beauman graduated from the local high school in 1930 and 1929. They will make their home in Iowa City where Mr. Beauman is a sophomore at the university.

The bride was graduated in 1933 from the University of Minnesota nurses' training school. Mr. Beauman attended the local junior college one year and also attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering at Milwaukee, Wis.


Bell - Conklin

MISS AVA CONKLIN WEDS ON VACATION TRIP

Popular Young Lady of this City Becomes Bride of Hugh Bell;
Returns to Work

The friends of Miss Ava Conklin, of this city, were surprised to learn of her wedding to Hugh McKean Bell of Shenandoah, Iowa, while on her vacation trip to Washington, D. C. Mr. Bell is in the service and stationed at Camp Mead. He worked a short time in this city at the Rexall drug store and had many friends in this city. Miss Conklin is well and favorably known to a large circle of friends in this city. She is employed at the Rock Island offices in this city, where she is an faithful and efficient worker. On October 19th, she left this city for a ten day vacation trip to Washington, D. C. The marriage ceremony was performed on October 21st. Mrs. Bell has returned to her duties at the Rock Island and will continue to perform them until the end of the war. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Bell join us in extending congratulations and wish them a happy married life at the close of the war.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Democrat, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, October 30, 1918.


Bevan - Bemis

At 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. S.E. Bemis, took place the wedding of Miss E. Eugenie Bemis and Sargent Bevan. The ceremony was witnessed only by relatives, the wedding being a very quiet and unostentatious one. Mr. and Mrs. Bevan leave in a short time for Highmore, S.D., where they will be at home to friends after Sept. 1, and where Mr. Bevan will engage in sheep farming. Both bride and groom are among the leading young people of Estherville and all will join The Vindicator in wishing them all the good things in this life.

Source: The Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; August 7, 1902.


Bingham - Craig

MARRIED AT NOON

Lewis L. Bingham and Miss Ella Craig,
of Princton Were Married Yesterday at
The Bride's Home

The many friends of Mr. Lewis Bingham in Estherville and Emmet County will be much pleased to learn of his happy marriage to Miss Ella Craig, of Princton, Illinois. The union of the lives of these two most worthy young people was duly observed at noon at the home of the bride's father J. O. Craig. The briefness of the message which brought the news of the event to this office precludes an extended recount of the scenes of the nuptial celebrations. The wedding was a quiet one. No invitations were issued ad only the bride's family were present.

Mr. and Mrs. Bingham arrived in Estherville this morning and will soon begin housekeeping in the beautiful home prepared by the groom at the corner of Eight and main streets. They need no introduction to our readers or to the citizens in this community. Than Mr. Bingham there is none among the young men of this city more generally known and more highly esteemed. Nor is the bride a stranger in this community. She has accompanied her father a number of times on his trips to this county to look after his extensive land interests and on these occasions has by her winning ways drawn about her a circle of intimate and devoted friends.

Source: The Weekly Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Iowa. February 15, 1900.


Bixby - Johnson

John Bixby and Miss Etta Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johnson of High Lake township were married in this city Wednesday evening [January 17,1909] at nine o'clock, Rev. Akre,of the Norwegian Lutheran church performing the ceremony. They had their house on north Fifth Street all furnished and ready for occupancy and the wedding took place in their own home in the presence of twenty-five invited guests. A wedding supper was also served. The bride is well and favorably known in this city, having been employed at Hotel Orleans for a number of years. She is a very pleasant and agreeable lady. Mr. Bixby is employed as brakeman on the Rock Island and is a sober and industrious young man of good habits. The Democrat joins with their many friends in extending congratulations.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Democrat, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, January 27, 1909.


Boggess - Schaper

Miss Lena Schaper, daughter of Mrs. Schaper, and Nolan Boggess, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Boggess were married at the St. Patrick's church Rev. L.J. Savage officiating using the single ring ceremony. Mrs. W.H. Dooley played the nuptial music and Mrs. James Galvin sang.

The bride wore a dainty white silk dress with white accessories and carried a bouquet of roses. Her bridesmaid, Miss Florence O'Brien, wore a blue silk dress with white accessories and had a bouquet of sweet peas. Francis Koenecke was best man.

Following the wedding ceremony a breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother, north of Estherville. Mr. and Mrs. Boggess then left on a short wedding trip to Charles City and Washington. Upon their return they will reside on North Fifth street.

Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; May 18, 1933.

1934---Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Boggess are the parents of a son, Lawrence Lester.

Boggesses celebrate 50th

ESTHERVILLE -- Nolan and Lena Boggess celebrated their 50th anniversary May 15 by repeating their wedding vows at the 10:30 a.m. mass at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Estherville, with Father Albert O. Grendler officiating. The couple also were guests of honor at an open house that afternoon at Duhigg Center.

The event was hosted by their children and grandchildren, all of whom were home for the occasion. They are Colonel and Mrs. Lawrence Boggess, Dayton, Ohio, along with his son, Mark, Dayton and his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Boggess, LaVista, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Garry (Mary Ellen) Sicard, St. Louis Park, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Maureen) Haisman, Richie, Jennifer, Emily, Laura, Sarah and John, Terril; Mr. and Mrs. George Boggess, Todd and Debbie, Souix City; Mr. and Mrs. John Boggess, Amber and Matthew, Holgate, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Boggess and Patrick, Dunnell, Minn.; and Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Marlene) Walthart, Martha and Bill Boggess, all of Estherville.

Cake was served by Mary Moorman, Estherville, and Holly Bogess, Emmetsburg; coffee was poured by Janet Boggess, LaVista, and Virginia Johnson, Estherville; and Margaret Evans, Estherville, attended the punch bowl. Guests were registered by Mary Ellen Sicard, and Debbie Boggess and Jennifer, Emily and Laura Haisman served as waitresses. Members of the St. Gabriel Circle of the church aided in the kitchen.

Out-of-town guests included Donald and Florence Nutting, Cedar Falls, (Florence was Lena's bridesmaid at their wedding), Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schaper and Wes, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Johnson, all of Albert Lea, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Walthart and Lori, Vinton; Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Nannen, LeMars; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kohn, Hartley; Mrs. Bill Arthur, Lisa and Leann, Greenville; Mr. and Mrs. Bill May, Spirit Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lyon, Dave Lyon, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brolsma and Leo Cox, all of Dunnell, Minn.

Nolan was married to Lena Schaper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Schaper, May 17, 1933, at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Estherville, by Father L.J. Savage. Nolan's occupation included insurance salesman, county and state surveyor and 31 years as a postal employee. He retired as a rural mail carrier Dec. 1, 1978.

Lena worked as a cook at the St. Patrick's School, and also as a cook for the Good Samaritan Center, retiring in 1973.

They were given a trip down the Mississippi River on the Mississippi Queen last summer as an anniversary gift from the Lawrence Boggesses. They day of the reception, they received an 'anniversary quilt' from all of their children made in the style of a friendship quilt. Each child had made blocks representing them and their families and several more blocks representing honorees.

Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; June 2, 1983.

Please see Emmet County Obituaries for obituary of Lena Boggess and Nolan Boggess.


Brawford - Dayton

Miss Ruth Dayton and Mr. Leo Brawford Married Wednesday

Miss Ruth Dayton, daughter of Mrs. Charles Dayton of this city, and Mr. Leo Brawford, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Brawford, also of this city, were united in marriage Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Methodist Episcopal parsonage in St. Paul. The single ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. A.J. Northrupt. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Arth of St. Paul and Ray Kennedy of this city.

The bride wore a blue ensemble with matching accessories. Her attendant was dressed in a blue and gray ensemble.

Mrs. Brawford graduated from the local schools and attended Morningside college. She has been employed in the various stores in this city.

The couple returned to Estherville Friday evening. They will make their home in this city.

Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; April 17, 1935.

CC Note: Please see Emmet County Obituaries for obituary of Ruth Dayton Brawford.


Bringle - Jeglum

Today [20 August 1919] at noon occurred the marriage of Miss Alma Jeglum to Mr. Arthur Bringle, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jeglum on North Ninth street, the Rev. S. A. Berge of the Norwegian Lutheran church officiating. About forty guests were present at the ceremony, relatives of the bride and groom. After the ceremony a sumptuous dinner was served to the guests. Mr. and Mrs. Bringle will spend a short honeymoon in Chicago after which they will make their home in Estherville.

Mr. Bringle is partner with his brother in the shoe store of that name. He needs no introduction to the people of Estherville to whom he is well and very favorably known. His bride was born and educated in this city and has hosts of friends who will be pleased to hear of her happy marriage.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, Aug. 20, 1919.

CC Note: Please see Emmet County Obituaries for obituary of Alma Jeglum Bringle


Brinkman - Arndt

Miss Rose Arndt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Arndt of Spencer and Mr. Alvin Brinkman, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brinkman of Estherville were married at 8 o'clock at the Sacred Heart Catholic church at Spencer. The Rev. M. C. Wendl officiated at the ceremony.

The couple was attended by Miss Catherine Phillips of Emmetsburg, who was the maid of honor, and Mr. Paul Engler of Sac City, cousin of the bridegroom. Miss Helen McKinstry played the nuptial music, and Earl Tangney sang “Ava Maria” during the ceremony.

The bride was dressed in white velvet and wore her mother's wedding veil. She carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums. Her attendant wore a floor length wine-colored satin and velvet dress with matching accessories and a corsage of Talisman roses.

After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Leonard Nelson, East Sixth Street, Spencer. The couple left on a wedding trip through the south to the Gulf of Mexico. Upon returning they will live on a farm south of Estherville.

Source: Iowa Old Press, Emmet County Scrapbook.


Brooks - Holland

Thomas Brooks and Miss Marguerite Holland were married at the home of the bride's parents, in Jack Creek Township, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. E. E. Gilbert officiating. The new couple took the train at Ringsted for Blairsburg. After their return they will reside on the groom's farm southwest of Armstrong. A host of friends extend congratulations and good wishes.

Contributed by: Diane Lavender. Source: The Weekly Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Iowa, February 1, 1900.


Brown - Robb

Mr. Earnest Brown and Miss Ida Robb were united in marriage at the home of the bride on last Thursday evening, Rev. H. Morton Gregory officiating. They left for Arkansas the home of Mr. Brown, Tuesday evening where they will spend their honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are among our best young people and we extend to them our most hearty congratulations.

Source: The Weekly Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Iowa, February 15, 1900.


Campbell - Callen

MARRIED--James A. Campbell and Miss Emma J. Callen, all of this place, were joined in marriage last evening. Rev. S.W. Steele officiating.

Source: Emmet County Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; March 20, 1890.


Cardwell - Schmidt

A marriage license was issued the 8th past, to Winfield Cardwell and Miss Ottilie Schmidt.

Source: Emmet County Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; September 11, 1890.


Chambers - Goff

At the residence of the bride's father in Ellsworth Township, Emmet county, Iowa on Monday evening, Nov. 27, 1871, by Joseph Chambers, J.P., Miss Mary A. Goff and Mr. Dudley Chambers, both of Ellsworth township.

The Vindicator makes its handsomest bow, and gratefully acknowledges itself the recipient of several slices of the most luscious cake that it has been the good fortune of its hungry editors to partake of since our paternal sire "went and done likewise." In our opinion our worthy friend Dudley has chosen the prettiest, and best girl of Ellsworth township.--She will be to him a faithful loving helpmeet, and we are sure he will prove to be one of the best of husbands. May flowers be strewn in their pathway and always may it be with them--"Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one."

Submitted by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, Dec. 2, 1871.


Clemmensen - Skattebo

Miss Mable Scattebo [sic] of Wallingford and Clarence Clemmensen of Graettinger were married at the home of the bride's parents north of Wallingford on Wednesday Dec. 23rd 1909. Both are well known and are worthy young people. Their many friends join with the Vindicator and Republican in extending congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Clemmensen will make this city their future home.

Submitted by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, December 29, 1909.


Clinite - Donaldson

Married--Last Saturday evening, April 29th, 1905 at the home of the bride's parents, in Milford, occurred the marriage of Miss Alma Fay Donaldson to Dr. Jay I. Clinite, of Estherville. Rev. H. C. Chambers, of the Methodist church, officiating.

The marriage was a very quiet affair only the members of the bride's family being present.

The bride is one of Milford's best and most popular young ladies. She was born and raised in this place and consequently is well known and her friends are legion. She graduated from the Milford High School as a member of the class of 1904. She is a girl of lovable disposition and of high-minded womanly ways. The doctor has certainly drawn a prize in the matrimonial market.

The groom is a prominent dentist in Estherville, where he enjoys a splendid practice. He was formerly engaged in the practice of his profession at this place, but has been at Estherville for the past two years. He is a man of energy and integrity, an upright citizen and an all 'round good fellow. The happy couple drove to Spirit Lake and took the afternoon train for their home, at Estherville, where they will be at home to their friends after June 1st.

Submitted by: Ruth Hackett. Source: The Estherville Democrat, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, reprinted from the Milford Mail, Dickinson County, Iowa, May 10, 1905.


Clump - Scott

Mr. Charles Clump and Miss Ruth Scott were married Wednesday, May 1st at the home of the bride. It was a quiet home wedding and a reception was given them on Thursday at the home of Geo. Merriott near Superior. Mrs. Merriott is a sister of Mr. Clump. The families of Merriott and Pickel from here were in attendance. Miss Scott is one of Emmet County's best young ladies and has been connected with the schools for several years, giving excellent satisfaction as a teacher and the very best wishes of a host of friends follow her to her new home. Mr. Clump is a gentleman of good habits and has made many friends during his stay here last year. He is a relative of the Clumps near Superior. His home is in Chicago, and he returns there soon with his bride.

MARRIED.-- May 1st, 1901, in Estherville, Mr. Charles W. Clump, of Chicago, Ill., and Miss Ruth M. Scott, of Swan Lake Township, Emmet County, Iowa, Rev. M.D. Bevan officiating. The groom has been engaged in gardening for the past two years, and the bride is one of Iowa's successful teachers of seven years experience. The young people begin married life with bright prospects and will make their home in Chicago, Ill.

Contributed by: Diane Lavender Source: The Weekly Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Iowa, May 2, 1901.


Collins - Ames

In Estherville, on the 14th inst. at the residence of J. L. L. Riggs, by O. C. Bates, J. P. Mr. Samuel Collins and Miss Martha Ames, all of Estherville.

Submitted by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, February 13, 1869.


Collins - Howe

At nine o'clock Wednesday morning at the Catholic church in this city, occurred the marriage of Mr. Gail Collins and Miss Bridget Howe. Only relatives and a few intimate friends were present to witness the ceremony. The bridal party were served to a wedding dinner at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam'l Collins. Many friends join in congratulations and best wishes for this young couple. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Howe and her friends are numbered by the number of her acquaintances. Mr. Collins is in the employ of the B. C. R. & N. company as brakeman and has been assigned to the Worthington division. He and his bride left this morning for Worthington, where they will make their home for the present.

Contributed by: Diane Lavender Source: The Weekly Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Iowa, February 1, 1900.


Combs - Lein

Happily Wedded

Mr. Vinton A. Combs and Miss Gertrude A. Lein were united in marriage at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. K. K. Nau, at 9 o'clock this morning [20 Sep 1911] before a few friends and immediate relatives. Rev. Akre performed the wedding ceremony. The home decorations were pink and white. After an early dinner the happy couple left on the twelve o'clock M. and St. L. passenger for Minneapolis for a short wedding trip after which they will return to Estherville and make their home. The parties to this contract are well and favorably known in Estherville. The groom is assistant cashier in the Iowa Savings bank and a young man of exemplary habits and excellent business ability. The bride is a handsome and very attractive young lady and is a graduate of the Estherville high school. For nearly two years she has been clerking for the dry goods firm of F. M. Shadle & Sons. The Vindicator and Republican join with hosts of friends in extending best wishes for their future happiness.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, September 20. 1911.


Connelly - Reichert

MARRIED, March 17th, 1900, by Rev. Bevan at his residence, in Estherville, Mr. George Connelly and Miss Jessie M. Reichert, of Chicago, Ill. The Groom has lately come to Estherville as shipping clerk in the wholesale implement house of Brown & Crowell. The bride is a native of Victor, Iowa, and gives promise of being an excellent help meet.

Source: unknown, probably an Estherville paper, March 22, 1900.


Coon - Lesher

FIRST JUNE BRIDE

Miss Mary E. Lesher Weds City Attorney Byron M. Coon

Byron McPherson Coon and Miss Mary Elizabeth Lesher were married at the home of the bride on North Eighth street at noon on Monday. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. E. McColley of the Free Baptist Church in the presence of about fifty relatives and friends of the couple.

The wedding was a very pretty one, the beautiful ring service being used. The ceremony was performed in the bow window of the parlor, which had been handsomely decorated with ferns and evergreens. Mrs. W.V. Howard played the wedding march, Lois Doolittle and Marian Ridley acted as flower girls and Everett Ridley was ring bearer. The bride's gown was of cream colored landsdowne, trimmed in lace. A four course wedding dinner was served at the close of the ceremony.

The bridal couple left Monday evening for Washington where they will spend several weeks at the home of Mr. Coon's parents, and will probably visit other eastern cities before they return. It was given out that they would leave on the Rock Island train and a number of their friends were on hand well supplied with rice and antiquated and discarded footwear, but they were disappointed in finding that they newly wed twain had gone to Wallingford in J.A. Caonholm's automobile.

The bride is a daughter of W.A. Lesher, a beautiful and accomplished young woman, a recent graduate of Parker college at Winnebago City, Minnesota. Mr. Coon is a fine young man who came to Estherville from Washington two years ago and began the practice of law in this city. He is at present serving as city attorney. The many friends of this estimable couple wish them unbounded joy and prosperity. They will go to housekeeping in the John Ammon house on the west side upon their return from their wedding trip.

The out of town guests at the wedding were Misses Bertha and Ethel Rogers of Ireton, cousins of the bride.

Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; June 6, 1906.


Cox - Gerberich

A JUNE WEDDING
Marriage of Miss Mabel Gerberich and Jesse Cox

One of the prettiest weddings of the year was solemnized at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening when Miss Mabel Gerberich ad Jesse Cox were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents, by Rev. W. E. McLeod of the Presbyterian Church, in the presence of about forty relatives and friends.

The young couple were attended by Miss Florence Egbert and Maurice Gerberich.

After congratulations the guests were invited to the dining room, which was artistically decorated, and where an elaborate wedding supper was awaiting them.

Mr. and Mrs. Cox will go to housekeeping at once, residing for the present at the Gerberich home, as Mr. and Mrs. Gerberich will the summer in South Dakota. The Vindicator joins a host of friends in wishing them bon voyage on the matrimonial sea.

Source: The Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, June 19, 1902.

CC Note: For obituary of Jesse Cox and Mabel Gerberich Cox please see Emmet County Obituary page.


Crim - Barrett

Miss Esther Barrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Barrett, of Graettinger, and Willard Crim, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Crim, of this city, were married at the home of the bride's parents last Wednesday. Both the contracting parties have lived in this community since childhood and both have hosts of friends who extend their congratulations to this popular couple. The groom has rented and furnished a residence at 721 South Ninth street, where they will be at home to their many friends after June 15. Only immediate friends and relatives were present to witness the ceremony.

Source: The Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; May 28, 1913.


Crumb - Haynes

A very pretty event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Haynes, 502 South Tenth street on the evening of February 5th [1913], when their daughter, Lucile Cecil, was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Will Crumb. Miss Zana Osgood dressed very daintily in white met the guests as they came and conducted them upstairs. After removing their wraps they descended to the drawing room where they were received by the host and hostess. C. I. greeted the guests in his usual genial way. Mrs. Haynes dressed in a beautiful lavender charmeuse with gold lace and pearl trimmings greeted the guests in her sweet manner. The host and hostess were assisted by Mrs. F. F. Frazee of Seneca, Illinois, Mrs. W. E. Bradley and Mrs. C. Cummings. The staircase was decorated with a vine of smilax which marked the path of the bridal party as they descended to the drawing room below where the front part of the room was divided off by pink and green satin ribbon held by Messrs. Bernt Gronstal and Henry Long, fellow workman of the groom, for the convenience of the bridal party as they marched to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march played by Mrs. C. D. Osgood. The best man, Mr. Arthur Thornton of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the groom entered first, then Miss Jannet Bradley, the little flower girl, came carrying a basket of roses, sweet peas and ferns, accompanied by Master William Bradley as ring bearer who carried the ring on a dainty pink satin cushion. Then the bride entered on the arm of her father and the groom stepped forward to meet her, the father retiring. Miss Helen Louise Flach of Des Moines as bridesmaid entered alone and took her place beside the bride. The bridal party stood under a large bow of pink and green satin ribbon suspended from an arch formed of smilax where Rev. R. C. Mitchell of the Presbyterian church performed the ring ceremony which pronounced them man and wife. The bride was gowned in a beautiful creation of white marquissette over white satin adorned with rhinestone and pearl trimmings and carried a large bouquet of bride's roses. The bridesmaid was daintily attired in white Philipino cloth over white satin and carried a large bouquet of pink roses. The groom and best man were dressed in the usual black. During the ceremony Mrs. C. D. Osgood played "Blest Be Ye Both far from al Life's Annoy" and "O, Promise Me" very softly. After the ceremony was over Mrs. Osgood played Mendelson's march and the little flower girl led the way out to the dining room, scattering blossoms in front of the bridal couple. The dining room was decorated with smilax festooned from the chandelier to the corners of the table where it was fastened with pink and green ribbon. Tiny pink and green bows dotted the smilax.

A two course luncheon was served by Mrs. Christensen and Mrs. Tollifson, assisted by the Misses Vera Brown, Elma Crumb, Hazel Byfield, Clella Dillon and Eva Godfrey. After refreshments were served the bride and groom returned to the drawing room and received congratulations. A reception was held from eight to eleven. Mrs. Harry Brown and Miss Fay Converse served punch during the evening. Miss Eva Godfrey sang "Rose of My Heart" by Herman Lohr and "Song of My Heart" by Louise Tunison. Harold Hudson sang "Come, Sing to Me" by Jacob Thompson, "It Was Not so to Be" by H. Engelman, and "A Perfect Day" by Carry Jacobs Bond. They were accompanied on the piano by Mrs. C. Cummings, all of which was thoroughly enjoyed by those present. As the guests departed they were each presented with a box of wedding cake.

The bride is a very estimable and accomplished young lady and the groom is one of Estherville's best young men, holds a good position in the First National Bank here. The young people will be at home to their many friends March first at 508 South Tenth Street, Estherville.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: from a newspaper clipping in the bride's "My Wedding Book"


Davis - Vestrem

Married--Frank A. Davis and Hannah Vestrem were married last Wednesday at the home of the bride's parents. About thirty were present to witness the ceremony, Rev. F. W. Ginn officiating.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, March 5, 1902.


Dows - Richmond

"At Armstrong today occurs the marriage of two of the county's most worthy young people, Mr. John Dows and Miss Anna Richmond. The groom is not long a resident of the county but has long been known to many of our citizens as a man of intelligence and honor. The bride is a daughter of Mr. M. Richmond and has hosts of friends throughout the county who have known her from childhood. She is a lady in the true sense of the word, highly educated and endowed with that best of gifts, good common sense. It gives the REPUBLICAN pleasure to offer congratulations on this occasion. "May they live long and prosper."

Contributed by: James M. Richmond. Source: The Republican, 26 September 1895, Estherville, Iowa. Provided to Jim by J. Egeland, Dolliver, Iowa in a personal communication.