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Lenore Marie (Dittmar) King

The pictures and information provided below were donated by Joni King in memory of her mother-in-law

Joni wrote me the following:
"My mother in-law, Lenore (Dittmar) King recently passed away. She enjoyed genealogy and history and collected
many things. She loved her home town of Fort Dodge, Iowa and talked about it often. Her father was William Herman
Dittmar and he was a parochial school teacher and music director at St. Paulís Lutheran Church for many years. "

Obituary for Lenore

Fort Dodge Messenger newspaper, unknown date
left heading reads Lois and Lenore Dittmar To Wed Soldiers Feb 1
right right right heading reads Lois, Lenore Dittmar wed Soldiers in Double Ceremony.

    Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Dittmar of Fort Dodge announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughters, Lenore and Lois. A double wedding will take place at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, February 3 at St. Paul's Lutheran church when Lenore will become the bride of Gerald E. King, tech- nician fifth grade, of Montreal, Canada, and Lois will wed Martin Saumweber, technician fifth grade, of Brooklyn, N.Y. The Rev. Ad Schwidder will perform the ceremony.

    Mr. King is the son of Mrs. Pierre Lauzon of Montreal. Mr. Saumweber's mother lives near Munich, Germany. Both men are stationed at the Camp Carson, Colorado army hospital where they have served with the medical corps for the past 21 months. They also saw duty in California, Arizona and Oregon.

    They were Fort Dodge visitors during the holiday season.

    The Misses Dittmar are graduates of St. Paul's Lutheran school, Fort Dodge High school and Tobin Business college. They are employed at the Leighton Supply company.

    Their fiances are now on 90 day re-enlistment furloughs prior to overseas duty with the army of occupation in Europe.

From article 2 above

    Miss Lois Dittmar became the bride of Tech. Fifth Grade Martin Saumweber of Brooklyn, N. Y., and her sister, Miss Lenore Dittmar, was united in marriage to Tech. Fifth Grade Gerald E. King of Montreal, Canada, in a beautiful double ceremony Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran church.

    The brides are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dittmar of this city. Mr. Saumweber is the son of Mrs. Fridolin Saumweber of Krumbach, Germany, and Mr. King is the son of Mrs. Pierre Lauzon of Montreal, Canada.

    The Rev. Ad Schwidder, pastor of the church, officiated. The altar was banked with palms and lighted tapers in large candelabra. Miss Margaret Belsheim, organist, played the processional and recessional wedding marches.

In Nylon Lace

    Both brides wore gowns of white nylon lace similarly fashioned entraine, with full skirts, fitted bodices, long full sleeves and ruffled edging at the neckline. Their floor length veils were held in place by flower headdresses. They carried arm bouquets of American beauty roses tied wiwth white satin ribbon. Both had pearl chokers and matching earrings.

    Lois' attendant was Miss Helen Thomas of Davenport, a cousin who was attired in a powder blue silk marquisette floor length dress over satin made princess style in a bolero effect and trimmed with blue silk lace insertion. Her flowers were sweetpeas and pink roses.

    Mrs. Earl Pulis of Fort Dodge, Lenore's attendant, was in rose colored taffeta with velvet bodice and short puffed sleeves. She carried an arm boquet of sweet peas and pink roses.

    Robert Dittmar of Rising City, Neb., cousin of the brides, was best man for Mr. King and Rubert Schroeder of Omaha, Neb., also a cousin of the young women, was Mr. Saumweber's best man. Ushers were Robert Theiss and Richard Bothe.

    Mrs. Dittmar wore a blue frock with black accessories and a shoulder corsage of pink and white carnations. Mrs. Fred Milburn of Montreal, Canada, sister of Mr. King, was in aqua with black accessories with which she wore a gardenia corsage.

Unfortunately, I'm unable to read the rest.

Here are some of the images Joni shared that her mother had saved. Unfortunately, they were scanned at very low resolution.

The Woman's Page

Lutheran Ladies

School where her father taught

Class Picture


1928 Confirmation Class at St. Pauls Church

Anniversary Service

St Paul's Grades 3 & 4

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