John G. Popken & Katherine Janssen, married April 27, 1911
Standing (L-R): Louise Beitelspacher, John G., Katherine Popken and Sophie ____.
Seated (L-R): Henry Janssen and Carl Albers.
Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, May 5, 1911
On Thursday afternoon, April 27, 1911, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christ. Jenssen, John G. Popken and Katie Jenssen were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by the Rev. J. D. Meyer, their pastor. The groom is the youngest son of Mrs. M. Popken and was born and grew to manhood in this vicinity and is a model young man, who has had charge of his mother's farm and business for a number of years. He is a young man whom any young woman could look upon with pride and claim as a husband.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christ. Jenssen, highly respected people of Reading township, where she grew to womanhood and in whose social circles she stands among the most noteworthy. She is endowed with those qualities which will endear her to all who may form her acquaintance. She will fill with grace and dignity the home prepared for her by her husband and bring sunshine to her abode. Only relatives and immediate friends were present at the wedding.
They will be at home to their friends on the Popken farm, three miles west of Struble.
Transcriber’s Note: Her maiden name is spelled JANSSEN in her obituary.
Photo & news article contributed by Mary Holub, volunteer