At the home of the brideThursday, June 10,1897, at 2oclock P.M..,Miss HelenaHeitkamp
to Louis Hoyer, Rev. Shaller officiating. The bride is the youngest daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. John Heitkamp and the groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Hoyer of Ft.
Dodge, Iowa. The bride was very neatly dressed in pink silk trimmed with pearls
and lace and made a fine appearance beneath the arch which was made of green leaves
and roses. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Hoyer of Ft. Dodge, Miss Emma Schmidt,
of Boone, and Miss Anna Linderman of Ogden, and the Groomsmen were Messrs. Will
Hoyer, John Rugo, and Henry Heitkamp. There were a great many guests about three
hundred being present. It was probably the largest that has ever taken place in
Burnside and will be long pleasantly remembered by all who were present. The evening
was mostly spent in dancing, while the Ft, Dodge Concordia Band, of which band Mr
Hoyer is a member furnished the music. Mr Hoyer and his bride left for Ft. Dodge
last Monday where he has a nice new home ready for them. A big thunder and rain
storm developed during the wedding and most of the guests had to stay all night,
some sleeping in the hay loft and corn crib, others visiting and dancing through
the night, as the rain turnedthe dirt roads into deep mud. The interurban train
at Crooks was four miles away so the guests from far away had to stay over. The
newly weds made their first home in Ft. Dodge where Louis followed the carpenter
trade. In 1904 they moved to a farm in Deer Creek township and later, in 1907, moved
to the home of Henry and Minnie Linderman on the former Heitkamp farm. There they
stayed while building a new home and buildings on the adjoing farm, two miles southwest
of Burnside. Their first car a ‘meteor’ bought in 1914, was the third such car sold.
They lived on the same place until 1943 when they moved to Dayton following retirement.
They were parents of nine children: Louis Jr., Walter, Odessa, Delores, Regina,
Orville, Melvin, and twins, Dora and Delpha. Louis died in 1952 and Helena in 1954.