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BAADE - THIESE At the parsonage Thursday afternoon, Feb. 20th, at one o'clock, occurred the marriage of Mr. Arthur F. Baade of Monona, and Miss Alta B. Thiese. Witnesses- Miss Alma Thies and Wm. Baade.- Postville Review, Fri., Feb. 28, 1913 - Note: Names transcribed as published. - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
BACHTELL - PRIOR Ralph Bachtell and Gertrude Prior were married at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 1918. This even took place at the home of the bride and was a delightfully simple and pretty affair. Rev. J. Childress officiated, using the ring ceremony, in a most impressive manner. The bride was very beautifully gowned in embroidered white georgette crepe and carried a shower bouquet of cream roses. The groom was dressed in the usual style. One would travel far to find a more attractive appearing couple, as they took their places in a corner of the parlor, which had been decorated with festoons of arbor vitne and bridal wreath. After the usual shower of good wishes the entire party partook of a three course wedding breakfast, which had been prepared in a manner for which the bride's mother is famous. The table was made beautiful by a tasteful use of pink and yellow. Those present were: Mr and Mrs. C.L. Beamer of West Union, Mr. and Mrs. John Waters, Mr. and Mrs. Childress; Mrs. Carrie Bachtell, the groom's mother; Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Prior and Mr. S.C. Clark, grandparents of the bride; Rudy Hein, the groom's close friend; Mrs. C.G. Morris, daughter and son, of Savannah, Ga., Mrs. Morris being an aunt of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Prior, parents of the bride, and her sister, Pauline. After the party had partaken of the good things with which the table was loaded, the newlyweds, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Beamer, started by auto, for an extended trip. Their schedule took them to West Union, where Mr. and Mrs. Beamer were unloaded. From there the young couple headed for Waterloo, where they visited with a cousin of the groom. Then on to Marshalltown, Des Moines, and eventually to St. Louis. They will return in about two weeks, to take up their new responsibilities on the farm northeast of town. Here, everything that money can do has been done to provide all the conveniences of an ideal home, and here they will be delighted to entertain their friends. Few young couples have started in life with so little to hinder and so much to help them attain a full measure of true happiness. ~Postville Herald, June 7, 1918 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BAETHKE - EBERLING At the parsonage, Wednesday afternoon, January 22, at 4 p.m. occurred the marriage of Miss Mathilda Eberling of Postville to John Baethke of Cresco, Iowa. Witnesses- Miss Eilen Eberling and Mr. Emil Baethke. The young couple will live with the bride's mother, Mrs. Fred Eberling in Postville. ~Postville Review, January 24, 1913 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
BAGLEY - ROEBER A double wedding took place at Waukon, Iowa, on Saturday December 3, 1938, when Bernice Margaret Roeber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.F. (Selma Haar) Roeber of Osseo, Wisconsin, became the bride of Richard Ernest Bagley of, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest (Hazel) Bagley of Osseo, Wisconsin, and Arvilla Mae Bagley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest (Hazel) Bagley of Osseo, Wisconsin, became the bride of Virgil Slifer of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Rev. Gordon Smith officiated. Following the ceremony, a wedding dinner was given at the home of Mrs. Bagley's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. August (Amanda Kruger) Haar of Eitzen, Minnesota. Mrs. Bagley, formerly of Tulare, South Dakota, was graduated from Redfield high school in 1936. Mr. and Mrs. Bagley will make their home in Osseo, Wisconsin, and Mr. and Mrs. Slifer in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
~source: 1938 Spink County, South Dakota newspaper clipping from my great-grandmother's scrapbook
contributor: Errin Wilker. Note: Bernice Roeber's dad, Bernard Louis Friederich "Louie" Roeber, was born in Dorchester. He was my great-granduncle. Other than that, and the fact that there were Roeber realtives living in the area, I'm not sure why they married in Waukon.
BAHR - GRUBER White gladiolus and pink and blue daisies formed the background for the exchange of wedding vows between Linda Lea Gruber and Stanley Charles Bahr, both of Waukon, when the double ring service and nuptial mass were recited by the Rev. John J. Purtell on Saturday, July 3, at 1 p.m. at 3t. Patrick's Catholic Church, Waukon. Mrs. Tom Mellick was organist and Richard Gruber and Julie Snitker, brother and sister of the bride, provided the vocal numbers. The numbers used were Annie's Song, Our Father, One Hand, One Heart, Ave Maria, Wedding Prayer and Prayer of St. Francis. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Harris Gruber and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bahr, all of Waukon. The bride was radiant in a floor length gown of white polyester faille with Irish lace neckline and short sleeves of the same lace. Small tucks in the bodice were connected to a small tie­beh. Her headpiece was made of silk illusion fashioned to a cap of Irish lace. She carried a bouquet of pink roses accented with white fuji mums and pale blue painted daisies. Julie Snitker served her sister as matron of honor. Dawn Kelly, Jean Foley and Lori Bahr were bridesmaids. They wore empire style dresses with puffed sleeves of white organdy material with pastel blue, pink and yellow floral pattern and a blue lining under the bodice and skirt. Their head­pieces were wreaths of pink and blue daisies and their floral bouquets were of colonial fashion of pink and blue daisies. Maree Wuebker of West Bend, Iowa, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Offertory gift bearers were Jennifer Bahr of Waukon and Jimmy J. Gruber of Cedar Rapids, niece and nephew of the bride. The girls wore dresses similar to those of the bridesmaids, and they had miniature bouquets. Their headpieces consisted of a bonnet of the same material as the dress. James Strike was best man and Gregg Hamm, James Gruber and Randal Nordheim, all of Waukon, were groomsmen. The guests were seated by Clark Snitker and Donn Hager of Waukon. Joel Kurth of Preston, Minn., nephew of the bride, was ringbearer. Mrs. Gruber wore a powder blue floor length dress of polyester crepe with long chiffon sleeves. Mrs. Bahr wore a sleeveless mint green polyester knit floor length dress. Both had white accessories and a cor­sage of pink roses and carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Kurth of Preston, Minnesota were host and hostess for the reception. Ann Klenske pinned flowers for the bridal party. Anne Gruber of Cedar Rapids, niece of the bride, registered the guests and Anne Weymiller and Roxanne Robinson served the punch. Elsa Hager and Angela Troendle poured coffee. Mary Fisher and Janice Howe cut and served the wedding cake. Jennifer Gruber, Tim Wuebker, Todd and Mark Gruber, nieces and nephews of the bride, were in charge of the gifts. Those assisting with the serving were Sandy Beisker, Debbie McKee, Ann Klenske, Becky Gilbertson and Judy Prohaski. The couple are graduates of Waukon Senior High. She is employed by J.C. Penney Co. in Waukon. The groom is employed by the Allamakee D.H.I.A. Following a wedding trip to St. Louis. Mo., they will be at home at 102 5th St., S.W. in Waukon. Out-of-town guest came from Madison and Sparta, Wis.; Preston and Rochester, Minn.; Laramie, Wyo.; Pittsburg, Pa.; Chicago, Ill.; Abingdon, Md.; Guttenberg, Ames, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Luana, West Bend and Le Mars, Iowa.   ~Allamakee Journal, July 7, 1976 - contributor: Errin Wilker
BAILEY - KLUSS On the evening of Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd, at the Little Brown Church near Nashua, occurred the marriage of two well known Allamakee county young people, when Miss Neva Kluss of this city was united in marriage with Sumner O. Bailey of Waukon, the pastor of that sacred shrine, the Rev. Wm. Kent, performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Eldo Kluss, the parents of the bride, were the witnesses. The bride wore a fall suit of moss green tweed with brown accessories and a corsage of American beauty roses and baby's breath. The groom wore a suit oxford grey. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldo Kluss of this city, a young lady of education and refinement. She is a graduate of Postville high school and a talented singer, and by her gracious and affable ways has drawn about her a wide circle of admiring friends. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Bailey of Waukon. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey will make their home in Waukon, where the Herald joins with many friends of this estimable young couple in wishing them a long happy wedded life. ~Postville Herald, Thursday, Sept. 6, 1934 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
BAILEY - STARK On Tuesday of last week at Waukon, occurred the marriage of E. C. Bailey, of the Decorah Republican, and Miss Josie Stark. We wish Ed and his bride the choicest blessings of life. ~Elkader Register, Thur., April 9, 1903 (Local News column) -from Reid R. Johnson
BAILY - CHILDRESS The home of the Reverend Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Childress at 718 Lincoln street was the scene of a very attractive wedding this morning when Miss Nelle I. Childress was united in marriage to Eli E. Baily at 10:30 o'clock. The home was beautifully decorated in yellow and white and the bride looked charming in her gown of white georgette over white satin. Just before the ceremony took place Miss Ardis Griffin played the wedding march "Sweetheart," and after the short service which was performed by the father of the bride, a simple breakfast was enjoyed by the company present. The bridegroom, Eli E. Baily, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Baily of Postville, Iowa, and Mrs. Baily is known to Charleston people as the popular daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J.F. Childress, who has made quite a large circle of friends since taking up her residence in this city. After a camping trip to Denver made in the Childress car and a month's honeymoon spent among the Rockies, the couple will be at home on Mr. Baily's farm near Postville, Iowa. Especial honor should perhaps be done the bride, as she served for many months as an army nurse in Denver, Colo., and the groom should be congratulated on procuring for his wife such an estimable young lady. Those who witnessed the marriage were Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Baily of Postville, Ia., Mrs. Mary Hill, Mrs. Nannie Childress of Asmore, Harriet and Preston Baily of Postville, Iowa, Misses Lena and Esther Lutz and Ardis Griffin and Rev. and Mrs. J.F. Childress. -Charleston, Illinois Daily Courier.
~source: Postville Herald, August 22, 1919 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BAILY - SPRAGUE Married. At the home of the bride's parents, in Hub City, Wis., at 2 o'clock p.m., Oct. 18th, 1893, Mr. S.C. BAILY, of Postville, Iowa, and Miss Maude SPRAGUE, the Rev. William M. SMITH officiating. Mr. and Mrs. BAILY will be at home on their farm, near Postville, after Nov. 10th. The Review welcomes Mr. BAILY to the old home on the farm, and wishes them prosperity and happiness. ~Postville Review, October 21, 1893 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BAILY - WILLIAMS MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents, Judge and Mrs. E.H. WILLIAMS, in Grand Meadow, Clayton county, on Tuesday, June 22nd, Miss Annie B. WILLIAMS to Eli N. BAILY, by Rev. J.W. FERNER. Mr. BAILY and Miss WILLIAMS were of the best known and most honored young people of our community. In these days of change it is not often that both parties to marriage were born and reared in the same town. The wedding day was ushered in by one of those cool clear June mornings so natural in this latitude. It was a beautiful day with just enough clouds in the sky to give interest to the occasion, and to forestall too sanguine expectations. That was a goodly company of relatives and griends gathered to witness the marriage ceremony and to extend congratulations. The good taste and the imimitable tact with which all previous arrangements were made added much to the enjoyment of the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. BAILY took the train at 3 o'clock p.m. for their new home in Sac City, where Mr. BAILY is engaged in the banking business. ~Postville Review, June 26, 1886
Correction - In our notice of the Baily-Williams wedding last week, our composito made the notice read "Annie" instead of Amie Williams. Miss Anna Williams is not yet married and we ask the pardon of all parties interested. The mistake came from the unusual spelling of the name "Amie" It is usually spelled "Amy". ~Postville Review, July 3, 1886 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BAIRD - BLUMHAGEN Last Saturday Rev. Schumann united in marriage Sophie Blumhagen and Alfred Baird. The ceremony occurred at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Blumhagen. The young couple will reside on the groom's mother's farm near Castalia. ~Postville Review, July 19, 1923 (25 Years Ago column - 1898) -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
BAKEWELL - ENGLE Miss Joselyn Engle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernie Engle of Clermont, Iowa,and Cpl. John M. Bakewell, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bakewell of New Albin, were married at 9:30 Thursday morning, Oct. 12, in St. Peter's Catholic Church at Clermont, Ia., the Rev. Fr. Robert Conney officiating, who used the double ring ceremony. The bride was attended by three bridesmaids, Miss Genevieve Nesbit of Postville, intimate friend of the bride who wore a yellow sheer with matching veil; Miss Anastacia Bakewell of La Crosse, Wis., sister of the groom, who wore aqua sheer with matching shoulder veil; and Mrs. Reuben Swendsen of Luana, sister of the bride, who wore pale pink with matching sholer tip veil. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attired in a gown of white satin and net, and her finger tip veil was attached to a coronet of orange blossoms. Her shoulder bouquet was composed of white lilies, carnations and lilly of the valley, and she also carried a crystal rosary. The groom wore his Army Air Corps uniform and was attended by his brother, Lawrence Bakewell, of Lansing. Ushers were Joseph Bakewell of Waukon, brother of the groom, and Reuben Swendsen of Luana, brother-in-law of the couple. All wore boutonnieres of pink carnations. The bride's mother was attired in flame jersey with black accessories,a dn the groom's mother wore green crepe with black accessories. Both wore corsages of mixed baby mums. Mrs. Ellen Trudo presided at the organ and the church choir rendered nuptial hymns. A duet, Jesus, Jesus, Come to Me" was rendered by Delores Schupanitz and Helen Gerner. The altars were decorated with fall flowers. Fifty guests enjoyed the courtesy of a reception at the home of the bride's parents following the ceremony. Included were: Father Robert Cooney, of Clermont; Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Bakewell, of New Albin; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bakewell and Mr. and Mrs. William Scholtes, of Lansing; Mr. and Mrs. John Bakewell, St. Paul, Minn.; Miss Stacia Bakewell, La Crosse, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bakewell and Mrs. Veronica Bakewell, Eileen and Genevieve, of Waukon; Mrs. Leon Wersinger and Mrs. Gene Eigenberger, of Dubuque; Mrs. Minnie Backhaus, Postville; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schutte, Gene and Eleanor, Castalia; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Backhaus, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Swendsen and Dianne, of Luana; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Johanningmeier and Mr. and Mrs. H. Christofferson, Monona; Miss Genevieve Nesbin, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dahms, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schave, Mrs. H.F. Griebenon and Leo, and Mrs. Henry Olson. Hostesses were Arlene Johanningmeier, Ass Nesbin, Ellen Swendsen and Marjorie Noack. The same evening a wedding dance was held in Clermont honoring the young couple. After a short visit at the home of their parents, Cpl. and Mrs. Bakewell will go to Alexandria, La., to reside were the groom reports back for duty. ~newspaper clipping, unknown date, ca 1940's - contributor: Errin Wilker
BAKEWELL - KUBITZ Saturday, June 25 at a 10 o'clock Nuptial Mass in Holy Ghost Church, Dubuque, Bonnie Kubitz became the bride of Duane Bakewell, who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bakewell of Lansing. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kubitz of Dubuque. The Rev. Father Carl J. Manternack performed a double ring ceremony before the an altar decorated with baskets of carnations and daisies. The bride was given away in marriage by her father. She wore a white floor length Chantilly lace and net over satin gown. It was fashioned with long sleeves tapered at the wrists, fitted bodice with tiny back buttons and Sabrina neckline with iridescent sequin trim. Her shoulder length veil cascaded from a small crown of pearls and sequins. The bride wore pearl earrings, a gift of the bridegroom. She carried a white pearl rosary and prayer book mounted on a cluster of red roses. Mrs. Paul Regan, Dubuque, sister of the bride was matron of honor and the bridesmaids were Miss Angela Bakewell, sister of the groom and Mrs. James Hammell, cousin of the bride. Their gowns were waltz length yellow chiffon over yellow taffeta and Nile green chiffon over green taffeta with matching headpieces. Their bouquets were a cluster of white and green pomps and carnations. Norbert Bakewsell of Waukon was best man and the groomsmen were Henry Kubitz of Dubuque and James Hammell of New Albin. The ushers were Ralph Bakewell and Arlan Kubitz. The flower girl was Terry Lynn Kubitz, a cousin. She wore a ruffled floor length gown and carried pomps and carnations. The ring bearer was Dennis Regan, Dubuque, nephew of the bride. The mother of the bride wore a flowered aqua chiffon dress with white accessories and her corsage was white carnations. The groom's mother wore a dusty rose nylon mesh dress and her corsage was also white carnations. Dinner was served to 50 guests at Tranel's Cafeteria followed by a reception in the afternoon. The table was decorated with a 3-tier wedding cake and flowers. Jeanette Bakewell had charge of the guestbook; Colleen Quillin and Elaine McGeough poured; Marilyn Gruber cut the wedding cake and Colleen Gruber, Jacquelyn Bakewell and Marilyn Bakewell had charge of the gifts. After a honeymoon through Minnesota and Wisconsin they will be at home on the farm near New Albin. Out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kubitz, Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Kubitz, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kubitz and family, Mrs. Theresa Bakewell, Dale Colsch and Lloyd Colsch, New Albin; Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Quillin and family, La Crescent, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. John Bakewell and family, Clermont, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Harris Gruber and family, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gruber and family, Mr., and Mrs. Joe Bakewell and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Howes, Waukon. clipping, hand-dated 1960 - contributor: Errin Wilker
BAKEWELL - LENZ At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lenz, in this township, on Wednesday, 20th inst., occurred the marriage of Mr. George Bakewell and Miss Edna Lenz. Rev. Wendtland performed the ceremony. Lack of time and space at this time prevents more extended mention. They have the very best wishes of a large circle of acquaintances for a happy, prosperous life. ~Lansing Mirror, Lansing, June 22, 1917- contributor: Errin Wilker
BAKEWELL - SCHULTE The marriage of Miss Veronica Schulte and Vincent Bakewell took place Wednesday, May 29, at the Dorchester Catholic church. Rev. B.J. Denvir officiated and the attendants were Miss Mary Schulte and Lawrence Bakewell. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schulte and the bridegroom a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bakewell. The bride was educated at St. Peters high school at Caledonia and for the past five years has been organist of St. Mary's church at Dorchester. Mr. Bakewell graduated from the Immaculate Conception high school at Lansing. They will establish their new home on a farm near New Albin.
~LaCrosse Tribune, Waukon, Iowa column, May 30, 1934 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BAKKUM - IVERSON Waukon, Ia -Special: The marriage of Miss Muriel Iverson and Barthell Bakkum, both living east of Waukon, took place Wednesday noon at the West Paint Creek Church with the Rev. A. P. Lea, pastor, officiating. The attendants were Marjorie Bakkum, sister of the bridegroom, and Arden Iverson, brother of the bride. Following the ceremony, a dinner was served at the bride’s home. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Iverson, Paint Creek Township farmers. She was graduated from Waukon High School and Junior College and has since been teaching in the rural schools of Allamakee County. Her husband is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellert Bakkum, farmers of Center Township. Since graduating from Waukon High School, he has assisted his father on the farm. Following a brief wedding trip, the newlyweds will live on the Bakkum farm. ~~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, June 5, 1940 ~submitter: Lyn Lysne
BAKKUM - LARSON Hans Robert Bakkum of Center, Allamakee Co., Iowa, married Karen Marthea Larson of Center, Allamakee Co. Iowa on November 24, 1896 at West Paint Creek Lutheran Church. ~source is original marriage certificate. -contributor: Delores Bakkum Nolan
BALDWIN - AIRD Notice - This certifies that on the 27th of July, 1859, I united E.A. Baldwin of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and Jessie S. Aird, of Allamakee, Iowa, in the bonds of matrimony, at the Methodist Parsonage, by authority of a license issued by Hon. Geo. M. Dean, County Judge of Allamakee county, in presence of Miss Feero, Mrs. McCormac, and Mrs. Aird. Wm. E. McCormac, Preacher in charge, Waukon
~Prairie du Chien Courier, April 5, 1860 - contributor: S. Ferrall
Note: I don't know why the notice was printed in a newspaper in 1860.
BALDWIN - GAYNOR Married in Waukon - The marriage of Mr. Roland Baldwin of Cascade, and Miss Anna Gaynor of Waterville, took place at the Catholic church yesterday morning at 6:30, Rev. Father Walsh officiating. The young couple departed on the morning train for a short wedding trip, and upon their return will occupy a portion of the residence across the street from the Henry Martin home, until spring, when Mr. Baldwin expects to go into business for himself. The groom came here some months ago as jeweler, and is a gentlemanly appearing young man. His bride has been employed as waitress at the Grand Hotel for the past seven years, and has many friends who wish her all possible happiness in her new relations.— Waukon Democrat. ~source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Feb. 12, 1909, FP, C4 ~contributed by Joy Moore
BALTZ - CASLEN Married. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Caslen, on Tuesday, Feb. 10th, at five o'clock p.m., occurred the marriage of their daughter, Theresa, to Mr. August Baltz. Witnesses -- Louise Foels and Fred Baltz. The foregoing young couple of this locality are well and favorably known and we join their many friends in the wish that health and happiness may be with them throughout long and useful lives. ~Postville Review, February 13, 1914 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BALTZER - HERMANSON Keith Baltzer, of Charles City, formerly of Nashua, and Miss Thelma Hermanson of Waukon were married at Waukon Saturday. ~Nashua Reporter, January 6, 1937 - contributor: Cindy Lovell
BALZELL - FORD Yesterday, January 25, 1927, at high noon, occured the marriage of Miss Clarrisa Ford of Pleasant township and Mr. Lawrence Balzell of Postville. The ceremony was performed by Justice of the Peace H.F. Barthell, and was witnessed by Lewis Ford and Mildred Ford. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Balzell of Postville and the bride a daughter of Mr. Mrs, John L. Ford of Pleasant township. Immediately after the ceremony the bridal couple left for Kenosha, Wis., where they will make their future home -Decorah Republican.
~Postville Herald, Thursday, March 03, 1927 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
BARCLAY - BLUNT MARRIED. At the residence of Wm. COLBY, Feb. 20th, at West Union, Iowa, by Wm. COLBY, J.P.; Mr. Frank L. BARCLAY to Miss Adelia V. BLUNT. ~Postville Review, February 24, 1883 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BARNARD - NEWELL Married - At the residence of T.G. Orr, in this city,, on Sunday, the 2d inst., by Rev. James Frothingham, Mr. F.G. Barnard, to Miss Fela Newell; all of Waukon. Two more souls made happy, and may their happiness continue through life. The happy pair did not forget the printer in their first moments of bliss, but remembered to favor us with a goodly supply of delicious cake, for which they have our thanks and best wishes. ~North Iowa Journal, Tuesday, March 4, 1873; pg 3 ~contributed by S. Ferrall
BARNES - COLE Married, on Sunday last at home of the bride in South Lansing, Mrs. Jenette Cole to Mr. W. J. Barnes, who some time since came over from England and who is a man of extensive travel and research. Rev. Crowder came from Waukon to perform the ceremony. Congratulations, good friends. ~Lansing Mirror, 4 Jan. 1901 P 5 C 2 - contributor: LA
Very brief mention was made in our last of the marriage of Mr. W.J. Barnes to Mrs. Jenette Cole. The ceremony took place on New Year day at high noon at the bride's home in this place, the Rev. W.G. Crowder coming down from Waukon to perform the ceremony. There were present to witness the ceremony and to wish them a happy journey through life the following relatives and intimate friends of the bride: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Bulman, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Young, Mrs. Jas Rowe, Mrs. Wm. Gee and son, and Mrs. William Cole. The newly wedded settle down to housekeeping at once amid the best wishes of their numerous friends. ~Lansing Mirror, 11 Jan. 1901 P 5 C 3 - contributor: LA
BARREIS - DICKMAN At the Lutheran parsonage in this city on Wednesday morning, Jan. 25th, at nine o'clock occurred the marriage of Mr. John Barreis, son of Geo. Barreis, and Miss Delia Dickman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dickman of Garnavillo, Rev. E. Schmidt performing the ceremony. The witnesses were Roy Duwe and Miss Adelheid Schmidt. After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Barreis will be "at home" on the Henry Schuette farm near Springfield, just south of Postville, where their many friends will wish them every happiness. ~Postville Herald, Thur., Jan. 26, 1922 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
BARREIS - STOPPERAN At four o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 2, 1909, at St. Paul's Lutheran church, in this city, occurred the marriage of Mr. Henry Barreis and Miss Louise Stopperan, Rev. R. Kuehne performing the ceremony. The bride was attended by Malinda L. Meyer, the groom by John Barreis. Following the ceremony an elegant wedding feast was spread at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Carl Stopperan. The worthy couple will be "at home" in Cresco, Iowa, after March 1st. ~Postville Review, Fri., 5 Feb. 1909 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
BARRETT - BYRNES MARRIED. On Tuesday morning, at the Catholic church in Waukon, Michael BARRETT and Mary BYRNES, of Ludlow, were united in marriage. Much joy. ~Postville Review, June 8, 1895 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BARRIS - BROWN MARRIED. At the bride's home in Waukon, Iowa, at 9 o'clock a.m., July 8th, 1889, by Rev. L. U. McKee, Mr. Louis Barris, of Norfolk, Neb., and Miss Dora E. Brown, of Waukon. Many friends extend congratulations to this most worthy couple, and wish for them a life of happiness. Mr. Barris has secured for a partner one of Waukon's most estimable young ladies, and the vacancy made in the circle of friendship by her departure is made endurable by the belief that she has been won by one worthy of her. ~Waukon Standard, July 11, 1889 - contributor: Evelyn Rudolf
BARTELS - KERR A very pretty early spring wedding was held Sunday afternoon, Feb 16, at 3:30 at the A.C.Kehr home in Lansing when their daughter Dorothy Mae became the bride of Ralph I. Bartels of Maynard, Iowa. The Rev. Calvin H. Willemssen officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride was attended as matron of honor by her sister, Mrs. Milton Wilde, while Mr.Harold Bartels of Chicago, Ill. attended his brother as best man. The ceremony took place before lovely decorations of potted jonquils with candelabra and numerous white candles. A reception was held for the 35 guests immediately after the ceremony. A pink and white color scheme was used with a beautiful wedding cake serving as the centerpiece. Those assisting in the dining room were the Misses Clara and Joanne Kehr and Mesdames John Lehner and Calvin Willemssen. The bride and her attendant wore identical street lenght dresses of spring yellow and turquoise trim. The bride's corsage was roses and white carnations. Her only jewelry was a gold necklace, a gift of the groom. Her attendant's corsage was of carnations and sweet peas. The bride's mother was attired in squal blue and the mother of the groom wore black and white crape; both ladies wore corsages of carnations and sweet peas. The men wore dark suits with boutonnieres. Preceding the ceremony, Mrs. Marlan Hogan sang "I Love You Truly" and "Because" immediately after the vows were solemnized she rendered vocal numbers.Mrs. George C. Aschom played the wedding march as the bridal party entered and also accompanied Mrs. Hogan. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Kehr, a graduate of the Lansing high school and the University of Dubuque and has been an instructor in the Matnard Consolidated School for the past two years. She is a charming young woman with a wonderful personality,makes friends with all with whom she comes in contact, and on every way well qualified to make happy the man of her choice. Her husband is the second eldest son of Mrs. Wilma Bartels, a graduate of the Maynard high school and served three years in the armed forces in World War II with the Army Engineers in the European theatre. The happy couple left for a week's honeymoon in Nebraska. Out of town guest's in attendance at the wedding were: Mrs. Wilma Bartels and son Richard, of Maynard, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bartels of Chicago, Ill. Mr.and Mrs. Russell Jones and daughter Patricia, Wadena; Mrs. H.H. Mugge, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey See of Keota, Iowa. ~newspaper clipping, 1947 - contributor: Ellen Lott
BARTHELL - BASSETT A church wedding was one of interest Monday at the M.E. church, when Miss Elizabeth Bassett of Edgewood, a junior at U.I.U. was married to Paul Barthell of Waukon, says the Fayette Reporter, the ceremony being performed by Dr. Henry P. Lotz at 4 p.m. in the presence of about a hundred friends and relatives. ~Postville Herald, June 21, 1928 - from S. Ferrall
BARTHELL - GALLAGHER WAUKON — The marriage of Miss Maureen Gallagher of Chicago and William Barthell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Barthell, will take place today at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian church. The Rev. A. H. Grosshelm will officiate. The bride will wear a pink suit with matching accessories. She will be attended by her sister, Mrs. Wayne Goodwin of Chicago. James Barthell will be his brother's best man. A reception will be given in the church parlors following the ceremony. The bride is a native of Belfast, Ireland, and during World war II was employed by the British embassy. She has been employed as a private secretary in Chicago. The bridegroom, recently discharged from the army, will resume work in the Allamakee county engineer's office.
~Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 27, 1955 -contributor: S. Ferrall
BARTHOLOMEW - ALLEN MARRIED- At the bride's father's, Nov. 1st, 1877, by Rev. J. Dolph, Mr. Andrew Bartholomew, of Cresco, to Miss Rosa A. Allen, of Postville.- Postville Review, Saturday, November 3, 1877 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
BASSLER - HOGAN The wedding banns of Dr. B. G. Bassler and Miss Gertie Hogan of Harpers Ferry were published Sunday. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, June 26, 1929, from the Looking Backward Twenty-five Years Ago (1904) column - contributor: Ann Krumme
Dr. B.G. Bassler and Miss Gertrude Hogan of Harpers Ferry were married Wednesday at St. Joseph’s church, Paint Rock, Father Bassler, brother of the groom, performing the ceremony, assisted by Father Fitzgerald of Cherry Mound. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, July 3, 1929 in the 1904 'Looking Backward Twenty-five Years' column ~contributor: Ann Krumme
BATES - LOUTZENHISER Married - At the National Hotel, this place, on Wednesday 2pm by Rev L D Boynton, Mr C C Bates to Sarah E Louzenhiser, all of Lansing. The following guest were present on the joyful occasion; H. Shierholz, Lady G. Bryant and Lady W. Barr and Lady E. O. Wood and Lady G. Darling and Lady, and T. G. Orr who acted as Usher, and from whom we learn that the affair was more than usually pleasant, the arrangments perfect, the supper excellent, and all went home determined to repeat as soon as possible. ~Waukon Standard, October 1, 1868 - contributor: Bob Hoy
BAXTER - SLATTERY At Waukon-- Miss Marjorie Ann Slattery, daughter of the William Slatterys, to John T. Baxter, son of the Leonard Baxters, Wednesday morning in St. Patrick's church. The couple will live on a farm near Waukon.
~Cedar Rapids Gazette, State Weddings column, June 21, 1950 - contributor: Melissa Mayhew Grandt
BAYLESS - MINNICK MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents, last Saturday evening, Charley BAYLESS and Miss Addie MINNICK. ~Postville Review, January 17, 1885 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BAYLESS - VANPELT John R. BAYLESS, of the firm of Bayless Bros., Waukon, and Miss Gussie VanPELT were married on Wednesday evening. ~Postville Review, August 20, 1892 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BEALL - STAHL The marriage of James W. Beall, Jefferson township, and Miss Stella Stahl, this city, occurred Saturday evening at the the home of the bride's mother,  Mrs. Mary Stahl.  They were attended by Allen E. Brooks and Miss Mary Werhan.  Rev. Van Nice performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate relatives.  They have settled down to home life on the groom's farm in Jefferson. ~unknown newspaper, April 1932 - contributor: Janet Koozer
BEALL - STILLIONS Double Wedding.
Beall-Stillions. At the office of and by Wm. Shepherd, Esq., Postville, Iowa, on Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 1899, Mr. Chas. Beall and Miss Edith A. Stillions.
Stillions-White. At the same time and place, by the same, Mr. Edward Stillions and Mrs. Mary White.
~Postville Review, March 3, 1899 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BEARDMORE - LEAS Waukon – Mount Hope Presbyterian Church provided the setting Sunday at 3:30 p.m. for the marriage of Evelyn Leas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Leas, and Leonard Beardmore. The Rev. E. M. DeBuhr officiated. Mrs. Althea Harrison organist, accompanied Jerry Hangartner, vocal soloist. Mrs. Merton Palmer, Jr., was her sister’s matron of honor. Romalne Beardmore, son of the bridegroom, was best man. One hundred guests attended a reception in the church parlors. The couple will make their home in Waukon where the bride is employed. Mr. Beardmore is a Dorchester rural mail carrier. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 15, 1956 -contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
BEATO - TOWLE Mrs. Belle Richie announces the marriage of June 28 of her daughter, Mrs. Frances Towle, to Mr. John Beato, president of the Stucco Renewing Co. of Milwaukee. They will make their home there at 345 Thirteenth street. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, July 3, 1929 ~contributor: Ann Krumme
BEATON - WICKHAM Married. December 28th, 1873 at Clermont, Iowa by Rev. Sidney SMITH, Mr. George D. BEATON, of Postville to Miss Lizzie WICKHAM, of Clermont. ~Postville Review, December 31, 1873 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BECHTEL - GRANGAARD A very pretty wedding will be solemnized tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, at the Little Brown Church at Nashua, when Miss Katinka Grangaard and Mr. Frank Bechtel are united in marriage. Rev. F. L. Hascom, resident pastor will pronounce the wedding vows and the double ring ceremony will be used. Mrs. Hanscom will play the wedding march and recessional. Attendants will be Miss Arleen Grangaard, a cousin of the bride and Mrs. Gordon Smedsrud, friend of the groom. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grangaard, farmers of the Elon neighborhood, and since completion of her education, has been at home. She will be attired in a floor length white satin gown, with fingertip veil and carry a bouquet of roses. Her attendant will be gowned in a blue taffeta dress and her flowers, will be carnations. Both men will wear suits of dark blue and boutonnieres. Frank is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bechtel, farmers living near Churchtown, an energetic young man in partnership with his father in farming operations, and for the past several years manager and leader of Bechtel’s orchestra. Following the afternoon ceremony a six o’clock dinner will be enjoyed at the home of the bride’s uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Grangaard of Waterville, to which have been invited the immediate relatives of both contracting parties. In the evening a wedding reception and dance will be tendered the happy couple at the Waukon opera house, after which they will leave on a two weeks’ wedding trip to Milwaukee, Wis., and Emmetsburg, Ia. Upon their return the new home will be made in a furnished apartment in the Joe Bechtel house, and the Journal joins their many friends in extending them best wishes for a long and happy married life. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror February 19, 1941, ~contributor: Ann Krumme
BECHTEL - HAND Married, Saturday, May 4, at Dubuque, at the Cathedral parsonage by Father Miller, Carl F. Bechtel of this city (Lansing) and Miss Leota Hand of Emmetsburg, Iowa. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, June 5, 1929 - contributor: Ann Krumme
BECHTEL - POWELL Lansing, Ia., Jan. 8 - The marriage of Miss Effie Jane Powell and John Bechtel took place on Tuesday in Lansing, the Rev. Kurt Schalk performing the ceremony. Following a motor trip the new home will be made in Lansing. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Friday evening edition, January 8, 1932 - from S. Ferrall
BECHTEL - WILD A number from these parts attended the wedding Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Congregational church at Church, of Miss Eleanor Wild and Elmer Bechtel. Eleanor was formerly a French Creek girl, the second daughter of the late George Wild, Jr. We wish them much success and a long and happy married life. ~The Democrat, Waukon, French Creek column, October 18, 1933 ~contributor: S. Ferrall
BECKER - BUCKMANN Heinrich Friedrich Becker and Maria Adelheid Buckmann, married September 3, 1886 by Pastor John Gass.
~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
BECKER - LIPPI Mr. Herman BECKER, formerly of Postville was recently united in marriage to Miss LIPPI, of Lycurgus. They will make their future home in Charles City. ~Postville Review, September 4, 1880 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BECKER - WHALEN Lansing, Ia., Jan 8 - Lansing friends have received announcements of the marriage of Miss Ruth Catherine Whalen, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Whalen, former residents of this locality and Henry Becker, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Becker of Chicago, the Rev. Father Riordon performing the ceremony in St. Columbanus Catholic church in Chicago. The new home will be made in Chicago. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Friday evening edition, January 8, 1932 - from S. Ferrall
BECKING - TWITE Mr. Joseph Becking of Lansing, Iowa and Miss Evelyn Twite of Caledonia, Minn., were married this Wednesday morning at the Lycurgus church, Rev. Father O’Toole officiating. They were attended by James and Miss Evelyn Troendle. The groom is the son of Wm. Becking of this city, and the bride the daughter Mr. and Mrs. Peter Twite of Caledonia. They will be at home to their numerous friends of a farm near Luana, where with congratulations and best wishes they will settle down to a happy wedded life. A reception and dance will be held in their honor at the new city hall, Lansing, this (Wednesday) evening with music furnished for the event by Leon Bechtel’s orchestra. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, February 19, 1941 - contributor: Ann Krumme
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J. J. BEEDY, of this place and Miss VanVALKENBERG of Hardin, was married (sic) last Sabbath at Waukon. They have the best wishes of the Printers and all others. ~Postville Review, December 17, 1873 - contributor: Mary Durr
BEEMAN - CREGLOW Announcements were received last week in Decorah of the marriage on Wednesday of Miss Stella Creglow and Elmer E. Beeman, two of Waukon’s young people who are well and favorably known in Decorah. ~Decorah Republican Apr. 4, 1901 P 3 C 3 ~contributor: Joy Moore
BEEMAN - HALL On Tuesday, October 10 the marriage of Irving E. Beeman and Miss Anna B. Hall took place at the home of the bride's mother, Rev. Van Nice officiating. ~The Democrat, Waukon, Oct. ?, 1893 ~contributor: S. Ferrall
BEEMAN - REED Lieut M.E. Reed, United States Navy, and Mrs. Reed are spending a short leave of absence in Evanston, Ill., where they have gone to be present at the wedding, on the 7th instant, of Lieut Reed's sister, Miss Gertrude Reed, to Mr. F.L. Beeman, of Waukon, Iowa. ~Washington Post, Washington, D.C., February 3, 1905 ~contributor: S. Ferrall
BEIGHLEY - GORDON John Beighley and Mrs. Minnie Gordon of New Albin were married at Waukon recently. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, in the 'Looking Backward 25 years' column (1906); Jan 14, 1931 -contributor: Ann Krumme
BELLOWS - EVANS MARRIAGE. At the residence of, and by C.E. TUTTLE, Esq., in Hardin, Iowa, Oct. 24th, 1878, Geo. W. BELLOWS and Hattie E. EVANS, all of Post twp. We wish our young friends, who have started out in life with such pleasant [illegible word], bon voyage. ~Postville Review, October 26, 1878 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BELLOWS - MEYER The Lansing Mirror records the marriage of Edward Bellows and Emma Meyer, of New Albin. Bellows was formerly buttermaker at the Elkader creamery and has many friends here who will extend their best wishes. ~Elkader Argus, Wed., Feb. 11, 1903. Local Items column. - from Reid R. Johnson
BELLOWS - MILLER At the home of the bride, a few miles northwest of Postville, on Thursday, Dec. 21, 1905, at five o'clock p.m., Mr. Frank Bellows and Miss Ida Miller were joined in wedlock by the Rev. M. O. Puhl, the relatives and a few close friends witnessing the ceremony. A wedding feast with attendant festivities followed the customary congratulations. Frank and Ida are well and favorably known in this vicinity, and with a host of friends we join in extending well wishes. ~Postville Review, Fri., Dec 22, 1905 - contributed by Reid Johnson
BELLOWS - MIZEER Married. Mr. Justin Bellows and a Miss Mizeer, of near Frankville, were married on New Years evening. We have no particulars. ~Postville Review, January 12, 1900 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BELLOWS - RUSSELL At the residence of the bride's father in Postville, on Thursday, Nov. 5, 1896. Mr. William F. Bellows and Miss Mary A. Russell, by Rev. H. S. Bargelt. ~Postville Review, Sat., Nov. 7, 1896 - contributor: Reid Johnson
BENEFIELD - KING At his home last Wednesday Rev. R. L. Van Nice officiated at the marriage of Mary Theresa King and Edward Dean Benefield. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Lawrence King of this city and the groom is from Chicago. He is an interior decorator doing some work in this vicinity, and they will make their home for a time in an apartment in the Bee Hive on Pleasant street. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, October 22, 1930 - contributor: Ann Krumme
BENEKE - LOEFFLER New Albin, Ia. - Miss Vivian Loeffler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .W. Loeffler, became the bride of Louis Beneke, son of Alfred Beneke, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed church. The Rev. Paul Franzmeier officiated at the double ring ceremony. Miss Vernetta Schuldt was maid of honor and Miss Margaret Helmedinger was bridesmaid. Attending the bridegroom were John Beneke and Leander Loeffler. Miss Beneke is a graduate of the New Albin High School and has been employed as a rural school teacher for the past few years. After a wedding trip, the couple will be at home on the Beneke farm. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Wednesday evening edition, August 9, 1944 - from S. Ferrall

An announcement party was held Friday morning to tell of the forthcoming marriage of Marion Jacobson of Burlington, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore G. Jacobson, Waterville, and Douglas Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn L. Bennett, 2100 Highland. Mrs. I. N. Towne, 102 S. Marshall, entertained at the coffee. Miss Jacobson, English teacher at Burlington high school, and her fiancé, who is associated with Bennett's Home Center, will recite vows July 1. ~Burlington Hawk-Eye, Sat., June 21, 1958 (included the photo) -from Reid R. Johnson
What fun it all sounded for local high school teacher when she and fiance decided to marry right away! It meant a gala summer in the big city of New York for the English school ma'rm rather than an empty summer without her bridegoom-to-be. Such was the story for the former Marion Jacobson, who became Mrs. Doug Bennett in a July 1 ceremony. Marion and Doug decided to take the fatal step before he headed east to attend a 6-week school of design in the big city; thus he could take his bride along and both could live in the city limelight for the summer months. After the solemn but beautiful ceremony at Marion's home church, the East Synod Lutheran church near Waterville, Doug and his bride headed east for the thrilling summer ahead. ~Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, July 9, 1958 - from S. Ferrall
BERNHARDT - CLARK At St. Bidget's Catholic church in this city at ten o'clock this - Thursday - morning, the Rev. J. J. Clune joined in holy wedlock Miss Irene M. Clark of this city and Mr. Robert E. Bernhardt of Monona, a goodly company of relatives and friends being present to witness the ceremony that joined in life companionship worthy representatives of two of the oldest and best known families of this section. The bride is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Clark of this city, a young lady of education and refinement. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bernhardt of Monona, a young man of worth and merit. The happy couple will be "at home" after February first at Calmar, Iowa, where the Herald joins with many friends of the contracting couple in wishing that they may be richly blessed with an abundance of health, wealth and prosperity. ~Postville Herald, Thur., Jan. 5, 1922. -contributed by Reid R. Johnson; full write-up was condensed by transcriber.
BERNHART - ANDERSON Married. At the M.E. parsonage, in Postville, on Tues. evening, Feb 16th, 1892, by Rev. E.J. Lockwood, Mr. Geo. Bernhart, of Luana, and Miss Jessie Anderson, of Postville. ~Postville Review, Feb 20, 1892 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BESWICK - BRITTAIN Married. At Waukon, at the residence of the bride’s mother, on Monday, May 13th by Rev. E.F. Alden; T.F. Beswick, of Cedar Falls to Miss Bell Brittain, of Waterloo. ~Dubuque Daily Herald, May 17, 1867 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BEUCHER - COLE At the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Will Cole, in this city at seven o'clock Tuesday morning, Nov. 16, 1914, occurred the marriage of Miss Anna Lee Cole and Mr. Leo O. Beucher, the Rev. Father Clune performing the ceremony in the presence of the members of the immediate families of the contracting parties. The bride and groom were unattended. An elaborate four-course wedding breakfast was served, after which the couple went to West Union where they boarded a train for Dubuque, Chicago and other points on a few days trip. The contracting parties are from two of Postville's oldest and best known families, the groom being a son of Mayor P. J. Beucher and is Assistant Cashier of the Citizens State Bank. ~Postville Review, Fri., 13 Nov. 1914. (Extracted from a longer write-up which contained no further family type information) ~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
BEUCHER - HARRIS Otto J. Beucher and Adelaide Harris were married last Tuesday evening in the parsonage of the Congregational church by the Rev. J.F. Childress. ~Iowa Volksblatt, Friday, May 18, 1917 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BEUCHER - HART Beautifully engraved cards received this week announce the marriage in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, August 26, 1922, of two former well known and well liked Postville young people- Miss Verla True Hart and Mr. Harry Steven Beucher. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. J. B. Hart, and the groom is a son of the late P. J. Beucher, of this city. The couple will reside in Los Angeles, where the groom is an optometrist.- Postville Herald, Thursday, August 31, 1922 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
BEUCHER - OLESON Double wedding. At Anamosa, Io., on Dec 2, 1886, Joseph P. BEUCHER to Miss Lena OLESON, both of Postville. Also at the same time and place, Darius C. WELLS and Freddie OLESON, also of Postville. This double wedding has been anticipated by our people for some time and was no surprise. The contracting parties are all well known here. They have good prospects ahead of them, and we wish with their many friends that the fullest measure of success and happiness may attend them in the multifarious struggles and triumphs of life. Mr. BEUCHER is the son of our old townsman, Matt BEUCHER, and is interested in several enterprises here. [remainder cut off]. ~Postville Review, December 11, 1886 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BIEBER - LEPPERT (Special) -- Peter W. Bieber, son of Mrs. Anna Bieber of Waukon, and Miss Luella Leppert, daughter of George H. Leppert of French Creek township, were wedded at Dubuque by Rev. L. T. Krehs, former Presbyterian pastor at Lansing, according to announcement here. They were attended by Miss Louise Bieber and Reuben Leppert. They will reside on the bridegroom's farm east of Waukon. ~La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press, 27 Jun. 1934 P 5 C 4 - from 'LA'
BIEGLER - OLSON St. Olaf, Ia., Oct. 21 - Miss Bertha Olson, of this place, and Richard Biegler of Postville were married Friday afternoon at the Norway church. Rev. S.J. Strandjard, pastor of that church performed the ceremony. The single ring ceremony was used. They were attended by Miss Arder Olson and George Biegler. The bride was attired in a blue velvet dress and her bridesmaid wore a black velvet dress. The bride was baptized and confirmed in the Norway church. After a short wedding trip, they will make their home in Postville. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Tuesday evening edition, October 21, 1930 - from S. Ferrall
BIEL - GARMS At six o’clock last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Garms in this city occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Amanda, to Mr. Louis Biel, of Granger, Minn., the Rev. R. Kuehne performing the ceremony in the presence of a goodly company of relatives. After the customary congratulations an elaborate wedding supper was served, following which the hours passed pleasantly in the usual social manner incident to occasions of this character. The bride is well known to Postville people as an estimable and sensible young lady of nice appearance and winning ways, well fitted to be a model wife and homemaker for the man of her choice. The groom is a prosperous young farmer in the vicinity of Granger, Minn. He is unknown to Postville people, but comes well recommended. They will shortly settle down to housekeeping on the groom’s farm.—Postville Review, as printed in the Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer, Feb. 25, 1908, LP, C7 - contributed by Joy Moore
BIGLER - SULLIVAN "Fritz" Bigler, the Clermont ball tosser, was married last week to Miss Kate Sullivan. ~Postville Review, October 15, 1915 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BIRCH - KOEVENIG Married. Mr. Henry BIRCH and Miss Victoria KOEVENIG, of Postville, were married at Prairie du Chien last Tuesday. ~Postville Review, May 23, 1885 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BIRDSELL - HAVIRLAND Married. At the congregational Parsonage, in Sioux Falls, S.D., May 2nd, 1900 by Rev. Scott, Mr. S.A. Birdsell and Miss Mabel Havirland, formerly of Postville. We have no acquaintance with Mr. Birdsell, but we know the bride to be one of the best young ladies that ever went out from here, and we know she will do her part towards making a model, happy home. May much joy and happiness be the lot of the newly wedded couple. May sunshine predominate and the clouds be full of rifts. ~Postville Review, May 11, 1900 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BISHOP - CLOUGH In Postville, Aug. 8th, by Jas. McEwen, mayor, Mr. Caleb I. Bishop and Mrs. Julia Clough. ~Postville Review, Sat., Aug 16, 1890 - contributed by Reid Johnson
BLACK - BEAN Married - Wednesday, October 20, in Montana, IA by the Rev. A.M. Hizer, at the residence of the D.F. Goddykoontz, Esq., Mr. James Black and Miss Emma J. Bean, all of Montana, IA. ~Waukon Standard, November 4, 1869 - contributor: Jan Miller
BLACK - DUNNING A paper received announces the marriage in Garber, Oklahoma, on Wednesday evening, Jan. 14th of Miss Emma Dunning and Mr. James W. Black, Miss Anna Leui, of Postville acting as bride's maid. We congratulate, and next week will give fuller particulars.
Black-Dunning Wedding. On Wednesday evening January 14, 1903, occurred one of the prettiest weddings ever witnessed in Garber. In the beautifully decorated parlor of W.H. Dunning's residence Mr. James W. Black and Miss Emma Dunning were united in the holy bonds of matrimony in the presence of about 140 relatives and friends, Mr. G.G. Black of Garber and Miss Anna Leui of Postville, Iowa, acting as best man and bridesmaid. Just at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. H.M. Brandt rendered the grand wedding march, "Lohengrin," the young couple took their places beneath the bell of cut flowers, and Rev. W.T. Cummins, assisted by Rev. Muckolls of Tonkawa, said the beautiful words that joined them together for life. The bride was arrayed in light blue taffeta silk and the groom wore the conventional black. Miss Emma is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Dunning, one of the leading farmers of Garfield county. She is a most accomplished young lady and is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music ofchicago. She has been one of our most successful music teachers for over a year and won the respect and love of every one with whom she came in contact, who are very sorry to see her leave. The groom is a son of J.L. Black, one of our leading citizens. He is one of Garber's brightest and most promising young men, and is -- oh well, everybody knows and respects Jim. Among those present from a distance were: Misses Anna and Caroline Leui of Postville, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. D.V. Dunning of Luana, Iowa. The young couple were the recipients of many useful and valuable presents. Mr. and Mrs. Black will soon start for their beautiful home near Mountain Park, Okla. The Sentinel joins their many friends in wishing them a long and prosperous voyage through life. The guests were served with a bountiful supper, of which all partook freely and enjoyed the occasion very much. (Garber Sentinel) ~Postville Review, January 30, 1903 & February 6, 1903 - contributor: S. Ferrall
~note: Emma Dunning grew up near Hardin, Allamakee Co. IA; her parents removed to OK in about 1901
BLACKER - BOWLES Dennis C BLACKER and Charlotte A BOWLES marriage certificate. ~Waukon Standard, April 8, 1869 - contributor: Bob Hoy
BLAHA - SCHUETTE At the residence of the bride's parents in this city, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1902, Mr. Frank V. Blaha, of Watson, Iowa, and Miss Anna M. Schuette. Rev. E. Bockelman, pastor of the German church, officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuette, of Postville. The groom is unknown to us but is spoken of as an exemplary young man by those who do know him. The couple will go to living in Watson, Iowa. ~Postville Review, Fri., 28 Feb. 1902 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
BLAKE - HAMMELL Miss Mary Hammell, daughter of Mrs. Cornelius Hammell of New Albin, and John Blake Jr., son of Mr. John Blake of Dorchester, were married at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning of last week in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Albin, the Rev. L. Hayes, resident pastor, officiating at the ceremony. Attending the couple were Miss Agnes Hammell, sister of the bride, and Patrick Blake, brother of the groom. The bride was charmingly attired in a gown of white marquisette with finger-tip veil and carried a bouquet of white and pink gladioli and lilies of the valley. Her bridesmaid wore a gown of blue marquisette with blue shoulder veil. After the ceremony a delicious luncheon was served at the home of the bride's mother to immediate relatives. Mrs. Blake attended high school here and at Lansing, after which she was engaged as a teacher in the rural schools. Her husband received his education in the Dorchester school, being now engaged in farming. Both he and his bride are popular young folks in this vicinity. A largely attended wedding dance was held at Dreamland Ballroom in the evening; and the couple left the next day on a honeymoon trip to Chicago. They have the best wishes of a host of relatives and friends, the Journal included. Those attending from a distance were: Rev. Fr. Brogan, Mr. and Mrs. John Blake Sr., Francis Blake, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Duffy, Jean, Patty and Agnes Duffy, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Larson, Anna Marie, Karen, Genevieve and Henry Larson, Sylvia Bentley, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Burns, Mary Lou, Jean Ann Burns, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mauss, Betty and Mary Mauss, all of Dorchester; Mrs. Leo White, Mrs. Bill Blake, Chicago, Ill.; Linus Murphy, Mrs. Elmer Callahan, Wexford; Marcella Hammell, Lansing; Miss Mary Mezera, Bridgeport, Wisconsin. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, undated clipping - contributed by Errin Wilker, note: they were married 11 Aug 1942
BLANCHARD - MITCHELL At her residence in this city on Tuesday evening occurred the marriage of Mrs. H. Mitchell to Mr. Job Blanchard of Lansing. Squire Sheperd tied the nuptial knot. The wedding was a surprise to many of Madame Mitchell's friends, but nevertheless they all join in offering sincere and hearty congratulations. The groom is an old resident of Allamakee and enjoys the esteem and respect of all. Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard will depart soon for southern points to spend the winter. ~Postville Graphic, September 22, 1892, pg 4, col 4 - contributor: LA
BLANCHARD - SWEENEY Married - Mr. Wm. Blanchard and Miss Mary E., daughter of Mr. James Sweeney, of Lycurgus, a young lady quite well and favorably known in Waukon. Mr. Blanchard has also been a resident of our town for the past few years and is a young man of industrious and steady habits and will no doubt make a husband worthy of the excellent wife he has chosen. ~Postville Review (reprinted from the Waukon Democrat), July 3, 1886 - contributor: S. Ferrall
BLESSIN - ROBERTS Married at the residence of the bride's parents in Postville, Iowa, 17 June 1903, Dr. Otto J. Blessin and Miss Bessie E. Roberts, oldest daughter of Hall Roberts, Esq., Rev. Gustav Blessin, of Eldorado, father of the groom, officiating. This wedding probably excelled any event of the kind ever held in Postville. The groom was attended by Dr. Lloyd R. Allen and Dr. F. A. Meyer, of Postville. The bride was attended by her sister, Ruth, and Miss Henrietta Blessin, the grooms sister. A five course wedding luncheon was served after which F. W. Roberts, uncle of the bride, dedicated a loving cup with a toast for the bride. In the evening an informal reception was given to about an extra 100 townspeople, which was in itself a highly pleasing event. Out of town guests included - Rev. and Mrs. Blessin, their family - Fred, Lena and Siegfried - and Mr. and Mrs. Newman, of Eldorado; J. H. and W. L. Easton, Mrs. Louisa Easton, Mrs. Kate M. Hogle and Ralph Prescott, of Decorah; Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Easton and Locke Easton, of Garner; Mrs. Ella Easton Rulison, of Watertown, NY.; Miss Sophia E. Hurts, of Iowa City; Joe H. Gray, of Cedar Falls. The couple will be "at home" to all at their home in Postville after July 1st. ~Postville Review, Fri. June 19, 1903 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson - note: transcription condensed from full write-up
BLOMQUIST - JACOBSON The marriage of Miss Marie Jacobson of Spring Grove, Minn., and Robert Blomquist of New Albin, took place in the Norwegian Lutheran Church at Spring Grove Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. Solum performing the double ring ceremony. Miss Jensen played nuptial music on the pipe organ before the service. The bride wore a white brocaded satin and lace gown with veil and carried a bouquet of roses and carnations. Her bridesmaids, Miss Verna Jacobson, sister, wore blue net over satin, and Miss Marjorie Crawford, a friend, wore pink net over satin and they carried mixed bouquets. The bridegrooms attendants were Leland Weymiller and Clifford Jacobson. Miss Corrine Wennes of Mabel, Minn., a friend of the bride, sang "Oh Promise Me" preceding the service and "I Love You Truly" following the ceremony. Luncheon was served in the church parlors to immediate families. Table decorations were carried out in pink and white and mixed bouquets. A large wedding cake adorned the bridal couple's table. They left the same afternoon for Minneapolis where the new home will be made. The bridegroom is employed by the Northwest Airlines. Mrs. Emma Blomquist, brother Emil Weymiller and mother. Mrs. A.F. Weymiller of this place attended the wedding. Bob's many friends here wish he and his bride a long and prosperous wedded life. ~undated clipping - contributed by Errin Wilker
BLOXHAM - HANGARTNER MARRIED- At Waukon last Thursday evening Roy Bloxham and Miss Helen Hangartner were married by Rev. VanNice. Roy is the son of Frank Bloxham and his bride is the daughter of Conrad Hangartner. They will make their home on a farm northeast of here which the groom has rented. The Review joins with their many friends in wishing them happiness and prosperity.~ Postville Review, Fri., 10 Nov. 1916 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
William Blum & Julia Adam wedding photo, 1894

William Blum and Julia Adam were married February 23, 1894. ~Waukon Standard photo, Bridal Showcase Supplement printed in 1991 (possibly a June issue) - contributor: Connie Ellis; contributor notes: William and Julia (Adam) Blum are both buried in the Bethlehem Church cemetery, Julia, daughter of Simon & Henrietta (Shafer) Adam, was born August 17, 1875 & died June 28, 1955. William Blum was born in 1869 & died August 20, 1939. Contributor does not know the names of his parents. William & Julia were the parents of Elnora Lydia Pauline Blum who married Albert A. Fiet and Meta Blum who married Ed Fiet. Contributor does not know if they had other children.
BLUMHAGEN - SCHUETTE On last Thursday occurred the marriage of Henry Blumhagen to Miss Anna Schuette, the Rev. F.H. Schumann performing the ceremony. -Iowa Volksblatt, May 29, 1896 -from S. Ferrall

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