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ADAM - NOLTE At 5:30 last Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nolte in Ludlow township took place th emarriage of their daughter Dorothy to Alfred Adam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Adam. Rev. Klosterbauer officiated and the attendants were Marion Nolte and Calvin Nolting. ~Lansing Journal, June 7, 1933 - contributor: Errin Wilker
ADAMS - WEBBER Adams-Webber -- At the home of the groom's parents, 916 Sixth Ave., South, Minneapolis, on Monday, Oct. 28th, Mr. Harry S. Adams, of Minneapolis, and Miss Harriet Webber of Postville, Iowa. The young people will reside in Minneapolis. ~Postville Review, November 1, 1901 - contributor: S. Ferrall
ALBRIGHT - PUFAHL A wedding of interest took place on Wednesday afternoon last, says the Rossville correspondent of the Waukon Democrat, when Miss Florence Pufahl was united in marriage with Blake Albright at the "Little Brown Church." They were attended by Miss Marion Rosauer and Kenneth Pufahl, brother of the bride. She is the only daughter of Mrs. Carrie Pufahl and is one of our popular young ladies, active in the social circles of the community and is highly gifted in music. The groom, whose home is at Castalia, has been conducting the produce station here the past year. After a short honeymoon trip the happy couple will settle down to home life in Castalia, attended by best wishes of their many friends. ~Postville Herald, June 21, 1928 - contributor:S. Ferrall
ALDRICH - BULMAN Waukon, Ia., Nov. 4. – Special: One of the most elaborate weddings of the season was that of Miss Vera Bulman and Isadore Aldrich, both of this city, which took place Monday evening at the Presbyterian Church, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Willard Johnson of the Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. L. L. Bond, the double ring ceremony being used. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Bulman and the bridegroom of a son of Mrs. J. W. Aldrich of Lansing Township. Both are graduates of the class of 1928 of the Waukon High School and have since been engaged as clerks in the city. They will reside with the bride’s parents. ~Dubuque Telegraph Herald, November 4, 1931 -contributor Cheryl L. Moonen
ALDRICH - JOHNSON Aldrich-Johnson Vows Exchanged. Double Ring Ceremony used in Pretty June Wedding at Center Church
A pretty June wedding took place at the Swedish Baptist church in Center township Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock when Miss Irene Johnson became the bride of Delbert Aldrich in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. Reverend R. J. Lindale officiated and the double ring ceremony was used. The church was beautifully decorated in pink and white streamers and beautiful bouquets of peonies, roses, orange blossoms and wild ferns. While the guests were assembling Reverend W. O. Johnson rendered a program of nuptial music. Harold Lindblom sang two solos preceding the ceremony and Mrs. Harold Lindbloom, Richard Aldrich and Walter Englehorn also rendered several instrumental pieces. Immediately following the user, Eugene Lindblom, who also opened the gate to the alter, the bridal party entered the church to the strains of Lohengrin’s Wedding March, and took their places beneath the pink and white arch. They were attended by Charlotte and Hillard Aldrich, brother and sister of the groom, and Helen and Reuben Johnson, brother and sister of the bride. Roger Hanson, a cousin of the bride, was the ring bearer and Myrtle Ahlstrom, also a cousin, was the flower girl. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white satin with veil and white slippers She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Aldrich, wore a gown of pale blue embroidered organdy and the maid of honor a gown of pink organdy. Immediately after the ceremony the bridal couple and about seventy-five guests went to the church dining room, where a reception was held. A short program was given and light refreshments were severed. Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich were the recipients of many beautiful and useful gifts. The bridal couple left that evening for Moline, Ill., for a visit with relatives and friends. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of near Waterville and the groom is the son of Mrs. J. W. Aldrich of Church. He is a graduated of the Waukon High School. Guests from away were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Caire of Moline, Ill., and Mrs. Jay Bishop and two daughters, Twila and Aleta, of Nora Springs. ~contributed by Janet Koozer & transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich~note: no date or source was included with this marriage article
ALEXANDER - BALSINGER Report has it that Paul Alexander and Miss Mabel Balsinger have concluded to work in double harness. The Journal congratulates the happy young couple. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, October 3, 1928 - contributor:Ann Krumme
ALLEN - DUFF Mr. Geo. Allen and Miss Elsie Duff, both of Postville, were married by Rev. Ross at the parsonage last Wednesday. ~Postville Review, January 2, 1903 - contributor:S. Ferrall
ALLEN - KNIGHT It seems our young friend Chas. F. Allen has emigrated to the state of matrimony, via Fayette, having led to the altar there this week an estimable young lady by the name of Knight. His many friends will wish him and his, much joy and prosperity.
Since notice given elsewhere was in type, we have received from "headquarters" a neat "at home" card reading as follows:

Charles F. Allen and Isadore Knight married Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 1892 at Fayette, Iowa. At home Feb 20th, Postville, Iowa

~Postville Review, Jan 30, 1892, from the Local Review & Additional Locals columns. - contributor: S. Ferrall

ALLYN - WAGNER Lansing relatives and friends have been apprised of the marriage of Miss Esther Wagner and Mr. Clyde Allyn, which took place at Rockford, Ill., Jan. 17. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wagner, an I. C. High School* graduate and a trained nurse, and has practiced her profession at Rockford for some years. Her husband is a local young man, employed in the Greenley factory there, and we join with their numerous relatives and friends hereabouts in extending congratulations nd best wishes to the happy young couple. ~Allamakee Journal, January 28, 1931 ~contributor: Ann Krumme [*Immaculate Conception]
ALTHAUS - BECHTEL Postville, Ia., Nov. 28 - Miss Martha Bechtel and Henry F. Althaus were united in marriage last Wednesday at the parsonage of the Bethlehem Presbyterian church in Ludlow by Rev. J.H. Klosterboer. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Edward Bechtel in Ludlow township and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Althaus, Sr., of Post township. The young married couple are making their home on the farm of the groom, just north of Postville. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Friday evening edition, November 28, 1930 - from S. Ferrall
AMSDELL - MURRAY MARRIED. At the M.E. parsonage April 24th, Dr. I.J. AMSDELL and Miss Sarah MURRAY, both of Postville.
~Postville Review, May 2, 1885 - contributor:S. Ferrall
ANDERSON - BULMAN Waukon Girl and Cedar Rapids Man Wednesday
Waukon, Ia. – Special: Mrs. Clara Bulman, Waukon, announces the marriage of her daughter, Eileen, to James Anderson, of Cedar Rapids, which took place March 9 in Cedar Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson will live in Cedar Rapids. ~Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 18 Mar. 1946, P 4 C 2 - contributed by 'LA"
ANDERSON - HARDIN At the M.E. church, at six o'clock p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 16th, 1894, by Rev. B. D. Smith, Mr. Charles Anderson and Miss Mary Hardin. ~Postville Review, Sept. 22, 1894 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
ANDERSON - HENDERSON MARRIED- Mr. Andrew Anderson and Miss Hattie J. Henderson, by Rev. S. F. Smith, March 17th, at the bride's mother's. ~Postville Review, Wed. March 24, 1875 -contributor:Reid R. Johnson
ANDERSON - HOWES Waukon, Ia., Jan 4 - The marriage of Miss Jessie Howes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howes of Union City township, and A. Dwight Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Anderson of Plymouth, Iowa, took place New Year's Day at 11 o'clock at the Van Nice residence, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. R.L. Van Nice in the presence of immediate relatives. The bride is a graduate of the Waukon high school and of Upper Iowa university. The bridegroom is also a graduate of the Fayett school. He is superintendent of schools at Alexander, Ia., where the home will be established. The bride has been an instructor in the rural schools of Allamakee county for several years. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Monday evening edition, January 4, 1932 - from S. Ferrall
ANDERSON - JOHNSON MARRIED. At the residence of the brides father, Nelson JOHNSON, Esq. 4 miles southeast of Decorah, September 1st, 1875, by Rev. J.L. PAINE; Prof. John E. ANDERSON and Miss Martha A. JOHNSON. ~Postville Review, September 8, 1875 - contributor: S. Ferrall
ANDERSON - MOODY Married. On Sept 15th, 1889, by E. SWENSON, J.P.; Mr. Henry H. ANDERSON to Mrs. Mary M. MOODY, both of Postville. ~Postville Review, September 21, 1889 - contributor:S. Ferrall
ANDRESS - OWEN At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Owen, in Franklin township, Wednesday, 20 June 1906, occurred the marriage of Miss Mattie Owen and Mr. Alva Andress, Rev. R. M. Montgomery officiating. With many friends the Review extends it's well wishes to this worthy couple. ~Postville Review, Fri., 22 June 1906 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
ANGELL - HAVERLY We see by the De Soto Chronicle that Geo. W. Angell, a former Lansing boy, is to be one of the principals at a double wedding at Red Mound, Wis., Thanksgiving evening. The son and daughter of Mr. Wm. Haverly are both booked for marriage, the latter, Miss Francis, becoming an Angell by the ceremony. ~Allamakee Journal, November 23, 1887 - contributed by Errin Wilker
ANKNENY - MALONEY Married in Iowa - Carroll E. Ankney surprised his numerous friends by returning from Iowa last Friday evening accompanied by a bride in the person of Miss Kittie Maloney, formerly a teacher of this district. They were married at the bride's home at Waukon, Iowa, on the 15th inst., and will reside on the groom's ranch near Owen, where they will be cozily at home in a few days. The bride will be remembered by many friends in this section as a charming and accomplished lady of most estimable character. The groom is a prosperous young ranchman, and is well-known, having grown to manhood here. The young people will have the best wishes of every one for a long and happy married life. ~The Wheatland World, Wheatland, Wyoming, April 26, 1901 - contributed by S. Ferrall
APPLIN - ELLIS At St. Paul, April 17, 1902, Mr. E. R. Applin, of Minnehaha Park. to Miss Edith Ellis, of Postville, Iowa. Mr. Applin is a man of many excellent qualities, a plumber by trade and also an inventor. Mr. Applin and Edith have been acquainted for a number of years. They go to housekeeping at once in his lovely home at Minnehaha Park. They expect to visit the bride's parents here some time in June. ~Postville Review, Friday, April 25, 1902 -contributor:Reid R. Johnson
ARBUCLE - SHERIFF Miss Elaine Sheriff daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Jim Sheriff was married to Mr. Leo Arbucle a cab driver in LaCrosse, March 15. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, (New Albin column) April 9, 1941 - contributor:Ann Krumme
ARMSTRONG - WHITE MARRIED- At the residence of the bride's father, in Postville, on Thursday morning, Oct. 16th, 1879, by Rev. H. H. Ribbins, Mr. E. H. Armstrong and Miss Jennie H. White. ~Postville Review, Sat. Oct 18, 1879 -contributor:Reid R. Johnson
ARNOLD - BLANCHARD MARRIED. At the M.E. parsonage in Postville, Sept. 12, 1888, Mr. C.W. ARNOLD and Miss Mary E. BLANCHARD. ~Postville Review, October 6, 1888 - contributor:S. Ferrall
ATHAS - TSCHANTZ Miss Margaret Frances Tschantz, formerly of Postville, was united in marriage to Cpl. William Athas on Tuesday, January 8. The candlelight ceremony was held in the base chapel, Chaplain Robert Jones officiating in the double ring ceremony. Attending the couple were Pfc. and Mrs. Donald Keister, brother-in-law and sister of the bride. The couple will reside in quarters at Reese Airfield Base, Texas.
~Postville Herald, Wed., Jan. 23, 1952 - contributor:Reid R. Johnson
ATKINS - MOTT MARRIED- At the residence of Mr. J. T. Mott, of this place, Mar. 18th, 1874. Mr. J. C. Atkins to Miss Etta Mott, by Rev. S. F. Smith. ~Postville Review, March 25, 1874 -contributor:Reid R. Johnson
AULERRICH - SCHULTZ At the Lutheran church in this city on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1914, at 3 o'clock P.M. occurred the marriage of Miss Amelia Schultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. [W.B. or W.H.?] Schultz to Emil Aulerrich [?] of near Monona. Both of the above young couple are well and favoraby known and with their many friends, the Review joins in extending its sincere well wishes for happiness and prosperity. ~Postville Review, February 6, 1914 - contributor:S. Ferrall


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