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Hoyer-Heitkamp Wedding 10 Jun 1897

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.

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