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CALDWELL - MITCHELL Waukon Standard:—A character well known as a resident of Postviile, “Madam Mitchell, the English fortune teller,” was married at Marshalltown last week to Capt. M. J. Caldwell. She is an old hand at the marrying business, having been married, it is said, three times in the last year or two. She is 76 and he is 80 year old. Recently she was married to an old soldier named Moser living in the Soldiers' Home, a marriage at first sight arrangement worked through a matrimonial agency. She lived with him a week and got about a $1000 out of him. How much she will make out of Caldwell remains to be seen. ~Decorah Republican, Nov. 19, 1896, P 3 C 2 ~contributed by Joy Moore
CALLENDER - GARDNER Married. J. W. CALLENDER to Miss Sarah E. GARDNA (sic - Gardner) at the residence of the brides mother in Auburn, Fayette Co. Iowa by Rev. M. H. SMITH of West Union, on Thursday Dec. 18th 1873. ~Postville Review, December 24, 1873 - contributor: Mary Durr
CALVEY - ? During the wedding festivities which were being held for Mr. and Mrs. E. Calvey at Harper's Ferry last week, it was discovered that the groom was afflicted with smallpox and the bridal couple were immediately placed under quarantine. ~LaCrosse Tribune, Waukon, Iowa column, March 8, 1909 - contributor: S. Ferrall - Note: Do you know the name of the bride? Contact the Allamakee co. coordinator so it can be added here.
The marriage of Miss Margaret Clawson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Frank T. Clawson of this city, to Clifton Clark Candee of Bound Brook, N. J., son of Mr. and Mrs. Asa M. Candee of Postville, Iowa, took place this evening in the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church. ~New York Times, October 24, 1937 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CANDEE - HINMAN Mr. Asa CANDEE and Miss Eva HINMAN, of Hardin, were married at Prairie du Chien last Wednesday evening. They went to Minneapolis on Thursday to spend a few days of the honeymoon. ~Postville Review, September 10, 1887 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CARBEE - DRESSER At the residence of the bride's parents, in Postville, on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 19th, by Rev. Barton, Mr. Edwin B. Carbee and Miss Carrie M. Dresser. ~Postville Review, Sat. January 21, 1898 - contributor: Reid Johnson
CARLYLE - HUGHES Married - John Carlyle, a better boy than whom does not exist, was married on the 21st inst., at the residence of W.H. Stogdill, LaCrosse, by Rev. W.S. Rolph, to Miss Lizzie Hughes. Those moonlight sleigh rides John used to take last winter, meant something after all. We should think there would be hard feelings on this separation of the "twin Johns;" we guess, however, they can both stand it. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle a long and happy voyage on the river of life. ~North Iowa Journal, Tuesday, April 29, 1873; pg 3 ~contributed by S. Ferrall
CARPENTER - KLINKLE MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father Jefferson township, by M. F. Sabber [or Sanner], J. P., Mr. William W. Carpenter of Waukon and Miss Ella Klinkle of Jefferson. ~Waukon Standard, September 20, 1888 - contributor: Evelyn Rudolf
CASTEN - FOELS Heinrich W. Casten and Mathilda Maria Frieda Foels, married February 8, 1888 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
CASTEN - JENSEN At the Lutheran parsonage in this city at two o'clock yesterday afternoon occurred the marriage of Victor John Casten and Miss Florence Jensen, the ceremony being performed by Rev. E. Schmidt. The witnesses were Lawrence Casten and Velgie Jensen. The contracting parties are both well and favorably known and will reside on the Casten farm south of Postville, where the Herald joins with many friends in extending hearty well wishes.- Postville Herald, Thur., Sept. 6, 1923 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CASTEN - KNODT Johann C. Casten and Mary Magdalena Knodt, married March 18, 1885 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
CASTEN - SCHLEE Married. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schlee in Grand Meadow township on Wednesday, February 18th, at 3:30 p.m. occurred the marriage of their daughter, Adelia, to Mr. Walter H. Casten. Witnesses -- Melinda Casten and Edward Schlie. ~Postville Review, February 20, 1914 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CASTEN - THOMA At the Lutheran parsonage in Postville on Tuesday evening, Feb. 15th, at 8:30 o'clock, Rev. E. Schmidt united in marriage two well known and highly respected Postville young people, Miss Harriet A. Thoma and Mr. John O. Casten, the ceremony being witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Palmer, the latter a sister of the bride. The bride is a daughter of Mr. J. M. Thoma of this city, a graduate of our schools and a good sensible girl in every way, while the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Casten, an upright and industrious young man. The young couple left on the early Wednesday morning train for Mlnneapolis accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, and after a honeymoon visit in the twin cities will return to Postville to reside and to receive the hearty congratulations of many warm friends, who will wish them blessed abundantly with all the good things of life. ~Postville Herald, February 17, 1921 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CAUGHLIN - LANKFORD At a candle light ceremony last Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lankford, their youngest daughter, Miss Frances, became the bride of Mr. Joseph Caughlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Caughlin, of New Albin. Rev. Calvin Willemssen, of the Federated Church, Lansing, pronounced the marriage vows and attendants were Mrs. Richard Terry, sister of the bride, and Mr. Harold Verdon. The bride was becomingly gowned in a dress of black transparent velvet edged in white lace and wore a shoulder corsage of red roses, sweet peas and baby breath. Her sister wore a dress of similar color and fashion, and a shoulder corsage of red roses and white mums. Both gentlemen wore oxford grey suits. The room was decorated in a color scheme of pink, white and green and bouquets of gladiolas and dahlias graced the furniture. Following the ceremony a reception was tendered the happy couple and close friends. A three-tier wedding cake centered the dining room table. Mrs. Caughlin is a graduate or the Lansing high school and her husband, a World War II veteran, having recently been honorably discharged after seeing service in England for a long time. The happy couple left late the same evening on a short wedding trip to points in Wisconsin Where at Tomah, the new home will be made upon their return, Mr. Caughlin being an employee of the War Veteran’s Hospital of that city. They have the best wishes of many friends. ~newspaper clipping, ca late 1940's - contributor: Errin Wilker
Wednesday, at Dubuque, occurred the marriage of Miss Frankie Von Berg, a prominent young lady of Cassville, Wis., and Robert Cavers, popular young merchant of Lansing. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, June 5, 1929 in the 25 Years Ago Column (1904) - contributor: Ann Krumme
CHAMBERS - BURGESS MARRIED. Mr. G.C. CHAMBERS and Miss Neva BURGESS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BURGESS, of Luana, on Wednesday afternoon Jan. 16th. The newly married pair too the 6 o'clock train for Chicago, on their wedding tour. Mr. CHAMBERS is a produce and stock dealer for Gilchrist & Co. with headquarters at Luana.
~Postville Review, January 19, 1884 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CHAMBERS - MOORE Peter B CHAMBERS and Margaret MOORE marriage certificate. ~Waukon Standard, April 8, 1869 - contributor: Bob Hoy
CHAPEE - RISER Married by Reverend H.W. Singer at the Methodist parsonage Monday, Merle William Chapee of Reidstown [Wisconsin], and Miss Ruth Riser of Viola [Wisconsin] ~Waukon Republican and Standard, May 24, 1933 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CHASE - ALWARD At the home of the bride's brother-in-law, Mr. E. A. Abel, at 4 o'clock, on Wednesday afternoon 22 March 1893, by Rev. Bourland D. Smith, Mr. Frank H. Chase of Dodge Center, Minn., and Miss Lucy S. Alward, of Postville. A pleasent company of immediate relatives and special friends witnessed the tying of the nuptual knot, and afterward partook of a bounteous supper, prepared largely by the bride herself. The newlyweds will live at Dodge Center, Minn. ~Postville Review, Saturday, March 25, 1893 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CHASE - FRANKLIN At the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Carrie Franklin, in this city, Wednesday morning, June 22, occurred the marriage of her daughter Dora to Mr. Eugene Chase, of Britt, Iowa. Rev. J. S. Westfall officiated. The couple will make their home at Britt, Iowa. ~Postville Review, Fri, June 24, 1910 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CHASE - MARUGG Married. Chase-Marugg. In Delaware, Ia on Thursday, March 2nd, 1899, Mr. A.L. Chase and Miss M. Marugg.
The above comes as a surprise to the many friends of the groom here. But they all cordially join in wishing him and his estimable life partner all the joy and happiness allotted to humanity in this sacred relation.
Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Chase went to Delaware on Wednesday to be present at the marriage of their son on Thursday. Miss Ada and Gilbert were also there.
~Postville Review, March 3, 1899 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CHASE - UECKER From the Elkader Register -At ten o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. August UECKER, in Elkader, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Jessie M. and Fred Leslie CHASE. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. FRANKE, of the German church in the presence of a large number of relatives of the contracting parties. Miss Vina DECKER, a sister of the bride served as bridesmaid while John GREGG of Postville, acted as groomsman. After the ceremony came a season of congradulations and then a sumptous wedding dinnner, the reception being continued during the afternoon. The bride is one of our most worthy young ladies, born and raised in Elkader, and has a large circle of friends who wish her a happy wedded life. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.I. CHASE, of Postville, an active, industrious young man, who has acquired a fine farm at Colton, S.D. where he and his bride will settle down to the realities of life. We extend our hearty congratulations and best wishes. Among the friends present from abroad were Mr. and Mrs. W.I. CHASE, Mr. and Mrs. Henry SCHUETTE, Jr.,Mr. and Mrs. W.C. DRESSER, Mrs. Henry WEBB, John GREGG and Misses Nina, Ama and Ina DRESSER, all of Postvile. Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCREADY of Cherokee Iowa. After a week's visit to the groom's parents and many friends in Postville, Fred and his bride left on the early Wednesday morning train for their home near Colton, followed by the best wishes of all. ~Postville Review, Oct. 29, 1909 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CHASE - WOOD On Thursday, Nov. 6, 1902, at Flint Mich., occurred the marriage of Mr. Gilbert C. Chase, of Postville, to Miss Wena R. Wood, an estimable young lady of that city, whose acquaintance Gilbert made while stopping with his brother, Prof. A.L. Chase, at Monticello, Iowa, which place was at that time her home. While the bride is unknown to Postville people, none doubt Gilbert's wisdom in selecting a spouse who will be a helpmeet and who knows exactly how to make his home a happy one. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Chase of this city, a thorough going, upright and industrious young man, whose myriad [of] friends hereabouts will wish him and his a pleasant journey on the sea of life. The happy couple are expected to arrive in Postville tomorrow morning to receive the congratulations of our people, and in the evening a reception in their honor will be given by Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Chase to a number of invited guests. ~Postville Review, Nov. 7, 1902 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CHRISS - LULL At the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Geo. LULL, on Tuesday evening, Nov. 25th, by Reb. H.H. ROBBINS, Mr. Walter CHRISS and Miss Lucy LULL, all of Postville. Thus passes from the realm of single wretchedness to that of connubial blessedness another of Postville's best and most respected couples. We join with their many friends in wishing them long, prosperous and happy lives, with as little of cloud and as much of sunshine as is allotted to any of us in this vale of tears. We extend thanks for a nice supply of rich and excellent cake. ~Postville Review, Nov. 27, 1879 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CHRISTENSON - BOLLMAN News from Spokane Falls, Wash. Ty. announcing the marriage of Mr. A. CHRISTENSON and Miss Emma BOLLMAN. The bride is well known in this community. ~Postville Review, December 1, 1888 - contributor: S. Ferrall; note: the bride was from Frankville, Winneshiek co. Iowa
CHRISTOFFERSON - MINGER On Wednesday, December 23, 1931, at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist parsonage in Dubuque occurred the marriage of Miss Rita I. Minger and Herman Christofferson. The single ring ceremony was read by Rev. D. D. Welsh. The bridal couple were attended by Miss Winnifred Goeke of Dubuque, a close friend of the bride, and Leonard Christofferson, a brother of the groom. The bride was attired in a lovely gown of blue georgette and she wore a metallic hat. the bridesmaid wore a brown flat crepe dress with hat to match. The groom and his attendant wore suits of dark blue. Following the ceremony the bridal party returned to the bride's home at Guttenberg, where an elaborate wedding supper was served to the bridal party and close relatives. The spacious rooms and tables were appropriately decorated in a color scheme of pink and white. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Minger of Guttenberg. She is a lady of many achievements and a graduate of Guttenberg high school, Finley Hospital School of Nursing at Dubuque and the Chicago Lying-In hospital. For the last four years she has successfully practiced her profession of nursing. The groom is a son of Mrs. Mary Christofferson of this locality, and is known to all as an honorable, upright and industrious young man. They will make their home after January first with the groom's brother, on the Marston farm, where the Herald joins their myriad friends in wishing them an abundance of health, happiness and prosperity. ~Postville Herald, Dec. 31, 1931 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CHRISTOFFERSON - OLSON Married. At the residence of the bride's parents in Franklin twp., on March 14th, by E. Swenson, J.P., Mr. Walter Christofferson and Miss Mary Olson, both of Franklin. ~Postville Review, March 23, 1889 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CHRISTOFFERSON - THIESE At the Lutheran Parsonage in this city at eight o'clock Thursday evening, June 8th, Rev. E. Schmidt united in marriage Mr. Herman E. Christofferson and Miss Alma Thiese, two of Postville's most widely known and highly respected young people, and with their legion of friends the Herald joins in extending them its kindliest well wishes.
~Postville Herald, Thur., June 15, 1922 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CHRISTOPHERSON - HOLTER In Postville, Dec. [20th or 26th], 1878, by Rev. I. W. Drew, Mr. Hans Christopherson, and Miss Caroline Holter, all of Post. ~Postville Review, Sat. Dec. 28, 1878 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CHRISTOPHERSON - KOENIG On Friday evening last, Feb., 26th, as the Lutheran church occured the wedding of Mr. Reuben Christopherson and Miss Lena Koenig. Rev. E. Bockelman officiating. Mr. Will Koenig and Miss Anna Christopherson acting respectively as groomsman and bridesmaid. Though residents of Winneshiek county, both of the contracting parties are well and favorably known by a large circle of friends in Postville, who will join in wishing them bon voyage on life's journey. ~Postville Review, March 4, 1904 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CHURCH - OATHOUT MARRIED. Mr. Austin D. CHURCH to Miss Alpha OATHOUT, by Rev. W.S. POTWIN, at the residence of the bride's father at Luana, Iowa. A large and happy gathering of the friends and relatives were present. May the bride for many long years enjoy the smiles and approval of the 'Church' to which she has united herself. ~Postville Review, February 7, 1880 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CHURCH - PEARSON Married. At the residence of the bride's father, Nov. 8, 1876, by Rev. J. Dolph, Mr. William D. Church and Miss Libbie V. Pearson, all of Hardin. ~Postville Review, Nov. 8, 1876 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CHURCHILL - PHILLIPS Married - October 3, 1869, by Rev. A.M. May, Mr. Edwin Churchill and Mary Ann Elizabeth Phillips, all of Waukon. ~Waukon Standard, October 7, 1869 - contributor: Jan Miller
CLAIR - ERICKSON A very pretty June wedding was that of Miss Agnes Rosabel Erickson and Clarence Alfred Clair of Moline, Ill., which took place at the Swedish Baptist church in Center township, June 2, at 8 o’clock p.m., the Rev. Martin Erickson of Moline officiating and being assisted by the Rev. J. R. Lindblom, pastor of the church. The attendants were Minnie Erickson, sister of the bride, and Lloyd Clair, brother of the groom. The bride wore a white satin floor length gown and veil, and carried a bouquet of pink and white roses and ferns. The bridesmaid was attired in an ankle length dress of figured crepe, carried pink and white roses and snapdragons. The wedding colors, shell pink, blue and silver were carried out in decoration of church, bouquets, etc. The ring service was used, Master Leslie Larson of Moline being the ring bearer, and little Miss Aleta Bishop of Nora Springs, Iowa, flower girl. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Erickson of Center township and the groom, who is production estimator for Rock Island Arsenal, a son of Gus Clair of Moline. A reception was held in the church basement, where a two-course luncheon was served to about eighty guests. Out of town attendants at the wedding were: Mrs. Ernest Furchner, Plankinton, S. D.; Mrs. Jay Bishop and family, Nora Springs, Ia. Mr. and Mrs. Irving Lawton and family, Victor, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Colbornson, Marengo, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. B. Henckla and family, Moline, Ill.; Gus Clair and family, Moline; Ralph Sexina and Lloyd Clair, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Roland Nyquist, Moline; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stranlund, Moline; the Rev. and Mrs. M. Erickson, Moline; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Larson and family, Moline; Ben Pullman, Moline, Ill. After a brief honeymoon trip to points in Iowa, the happy couple will settle down to housekeeping in Moline, Ill., where the best wishes of a host of friends will follow. ~no date or source was included with this marriage article -contributor: Janet Koozer & transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich
CLARK - CLARK Married at Postville, at the residence of the bride, on Tuesday, October 25th, 1870, by Rev. F. C. Mather, Mr. E.N. Clark and Mrs. Lucy Clark, of Allamakee county. We extend to the parties our sincere congratulations, and wish them a long an happy life. ~Clayton County Journal, November 16, 1870 - from Audrey Haught
CLARK - FRITZ Waukon, Ia., Nov. 21 - A pretty fall wedding was that of Miss Bernice Fritz, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Fritz of Lycurgus, and Horace Clark, son of Mrs. Wallace Clark of Makee township, which took place Wednesday forenoon at ten o'clock at the Congregational church at Churchtown, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Kurt Schalk and witnessed by relatives and friends. The attendants were Mrs. Ray Miller of Mason City, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Martha Wendel of Lansing, and Arthur Fritz and Harold Clark, brothers of the bride and bridegoom. A wedding dinner was served the bridal couple and the immediate relatives at the Fritz home, after which Mr. and Mrs. Clark departed by car for a week's visit with relatives of the bridegoom at Minneapolis. After their return they will make their home on the Clark farm where the bridegroom assists his mother in the management of a large farm. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Friday evening edition, November 21, 1930 - from S. Ferrall
CLARK - HOWARD On Saturday afternoon last at the Community church parsonage in this city, Rev. J. A. Saathoff united in marriage Miss Iola Harris-Howard and Mr. Andy Clark, both of Post township. S.A. Harris and Leila Harris were witnesses. The young couple will settle down to housekeeping on a farm in the Yellow river locality, where many friends will join in extending them all manner of well wishes.- Postville Herald, Thursday, December 28,1922 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CLARK - HOWE Married. At Postville, on the 15th of Sep., by T. STILES, Esq. N.G. CLARK and Sarah E. HOWE, both of Post township, Allamakee Co. Iowa. ~Postville Review, Sept. 22, 1875 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CLARK - MARRIN Marriage of Michael Clark and Bridget Marrin. "Conjunxie in Matrimonum Michaelus Clark et Bridgetae Marrin Festes Cornelius Snell et Cathernae Flanigan.  Rev. PA McManus." ~Church Records of St. Ann's, Harpers Ferry, Wexford, and Cherry Mound church records 6/18/1871 - contributor: Jody Howard
CLARK - TETTERMAN Married on the 1st of March at Post Town, Allamakee Co., by the Rev. Isaac Newton, Mr. John B. Clark of Oronoco, Minnesota, to Miss Mary Tetterman of Allamakee Co., Iowa. ~Clayton County Herald, March 16, 1855 - from Audrey Haught
CLARK - TUELL MARRIED - At Waukon, Iowa, Nov. 26, F.M. Clark to Miss Laura A. Tuell. ~The Weekly North Iowa Times, December 23, 1857, pg 2 - from S. Ferrall
CLARK - WILLIAMS Married. At the M.E. Church, in this village, on Thursday evening, the 9th inst., by Rev. P.E. MILLER; Mr. H.G. CLARK to Miss Ellen J. WILLIAMS. The nuptials were witnessed by a house full of friends and neighbors of the "bride" and "groom" who gathered for the purpose of congratulating them upon their union. From the church, a large number of invited guests adjourned to their residence, a new and fine one, which Mr. CLARK had already prepared and furnished in good style, ready for occupation; and where a magnificiently spread table awaited their arrival. Here a general social time was enjoyed; heartily expressed "good-wills", music and feasting being the order until nearly twelve o'clock, when the visitors quietly dispersed, leaving the family, so pleasantly installed in their new home, to its quiet enjoyment. (Peoples Paper). ~Postville Review, April 15, 1874 - contributor: S. Ferrall; note: I believe the Peoples Paper was from Clermont, Fayette co.
CLAYTON - BEYER At St. Luke's M.E. church in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sunday, July 30, at 12:30 occurred the marriage of Celia A, Beyer of Postville to Lloyd E. Clayton of Waterloo. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Beyer and a graduate of the class of 1922, Postville high school. Mr. Clayton is an Ames graduate in civil engineering and was First Lieutenant in the army.- Postville Herald, Thursday, August 10, 1922 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CLOUGH - MCWILLIAMS Married. At the Congregatonal Parsonage, April 18th, by Rev. J.W. FERNER, Mr. Edgar CLOUGH to Miss Mary McWILLIAMS, both of Postville. ~Postville Review, April 25, 1885 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CLYDE - WEDGEWOOD Married. In Waukon, July 19th, 1877, by Rev. John M. Wedgewood, Mr. J.F. Clyde of Mitchell county and Miss Hattie I. Wedgewood of Allamakee county, daughter of officiating clergyman. Mr. Clyde, as many well know, is an honorable graduate of '77, and will be principal of the Mitchell High School the coming year. The REPORTER, seconded by a host of friends, hastens to send the happy couple its heartiest congratulaions, trusting that the future, with no scant hand, may crown their lives with richest gifts. ~University Reporter, October 15, 1877 (Iowa State University, Iowa City, Iowa) -contributor: S. Ferrall
COATS - GILSON By E. Swenson, J.P., at his residence, Aug. 17, 1898, Mr. Archie Coats, of Post, and Miss Cornelia May Gilson, of Franklin. ~Postville Review, Fri., 19 Aug. 1898 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
COLE - BARCLAY At the residence of the bride's parents, near West Union, on Dec. 27th, Dr. J.F. COLE, of Oelwein and Miss Nellie BARCLAY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.C. BARCLAY, formerly from near Postville. ~Postville Review, January 19, 1888 - contributor: S. Ferrall
COLE - FLOWERS James Cole and Miss Belle Flowers, popular young folks of South Lansing, were married at Dubuque on Tuesday.
~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, May 1, 1929 in the Looking Back to 1904 column - contributor: Ann Krumme
COLE - SCHAFER At five o'clock Wednesday, June 30, 1915, at Cascade, Iowa, Dr. Harry D. Cole of this city and Miss Rose Schafer of Cascade were united in marriage by Rev. Father Roach, only the Groom's mother, Mrs. Will Cole, and immediate members of the bride's family present. The groom is Postville's well known dentist. The couple will spend about a week at Chicago and then return to make their home at Postville. ~Postville Review, Fri. 2 July 1915 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
COLEMAN - CONDON Relatives and friends here have received announcements of the marriage of Dr. W. A. Coleman, a son of Mrs. J. C. Coleman of this place, and Miss Marie Condon of Chicago, which took place at the Presentation church in that city Saturday, August 3rd. Mrs. Coleman, who attended the wedding returned home Monday. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, New Albin News column, August 7, 1929 ~contributor: Ann Krumme.
COLEMAN - NICHOLSON Thomas T. Coleman and Ellen Nicholson, married November 23, 1887 at Cherry Mound by Rev. J. McCormick. ~Certificate of Marriage - contributor: Douglas Hall
COLLINS - OSBORN Married. At Hardin April 2nd, at the residence of G.W. PEARSON, Mr. Oscar COLLINS to Miss Maggie OSBORN, all of Franklin tp, by Geo. W. PEARSON, Esq.~Postville Review, April 8, 1874 - contributor: S. Ferrall
COLLINS - WALCH Will Collins and Miss Clara Walch of Monona were married at Dubuque last week Tuesday. ~Postville Review, June 21, 1912 - contributor: S. Ferrall


Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Colsch, JR, 4/28/1920

Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Colsch, JR
Nicholas Colsch, Jr. and Charlotte Ann Theobald were married April 28, 1920 at St. Nicholas Church in Freeburg, Minnesota. Witnesses were Gregory Link and Bertha Theobald.
~ Postville Herald Bridal Supplement issue, June 20, 2000

Contributors notes: Nicholas Colsch, Jr. was the son of Nicholas Colsch, Sr. and Louisa (Teff) Colsch. Nicholas was born May 7, 1896 in New Albin, Iowa and died September 29, 1965. Charlotte Theobald was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Theobald. She was born May 1, 1900 at Hawkeye, Iowa and died May 10, 1954. They were the parents of 1 daughter, Arlene, and 8 sons, Clem, Robert, Harold, Dale, Lloyd, Edward, LeRoy, and Carl - contributor: Connie Ellis
CONWAY - CLARITY Mr. CONWAY and Mrs. CLARITY were married at the Catholic Church here on Tuesday. We believe Mr. CONWAY has a farm in Nebraska. ~Postville Review, March 6, 1886 - contributor: S. Ferrall
We beg to make the following correction: Last week the type made us say that Mrs. Clarity and a Mr. Conway were married at the Catholic church. We were not furnished with any written notice, but supposed it was correct, but it was not. The contracting parties were Mr. Wm. Conway and Miss Sarah Clarity. We ask pardon for the mistake. ~Postville Review, Sat., March 13, 1886 - contributor: Reid Johnson
CONRY - MARTIN On Nov. 24th at the Catholic church in New Albin, Father O’Dougherty officiated at the wedding of Miss Ella Martin, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Martin, to Mr. J. J. Conry of Minneapolis.
~from the 'LOOKING BACKWARD' column in the Dec. 6, 1939 issue of the Allamakee Journal, original date: December 4, 1904 - contributor: Ann Krumme
COOK - HAMMEL Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, Wednesday evening, at 8 o'clock, Charley B. Cook and Estella E. Hammel, Rev. S. W. Pollard officiating. ~Postville Review, Friday Octoer 27, 1899 - contributor: Reid Johnson
COOK - HALSEY Married on the 5th of March by M.J.S. Newcomb, Esq., Hiram T. Cook and Miss Zada Halsey, all of Franklin Township, Allamakee county. ~Clayton County Herald, March 23, 1855 - from Audrey Haught
COOK - MARTINDALE On Saturday afternoon last Burr Cook of this city was united in marriage to Miss Helene Martindale of Waukon, the ceremony being performrd by Rev. R. L. VanNice at his home in that city. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Cook of Waterloo and is employed in this city at the elevator of Hall Roberts' Son. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Gunda Martindale, a former sheriff of Allamakee county. Mr. and Mrs. Cook left the same day on a weeks honeymoon trip during which they will visit relatives in Mason City and Waterloo, and upon their return will be "at home" in Postville.The Herald joins with the numerous friends of this worthy young couple in extending hearty congratulations, and wishes for them a long and happy wedded life.
~Postville Herald, Thursday, Sept. 6, 1934 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
COOKE - DUNNING Marion Dunning, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dunning, Cresco, and La Verne Cooke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pearlie Cooke, Postville, were married at Cresco Methodist church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. George W. Turner read the double ring wedding service. Crystal Koenig, Castalia, attended the bride as maid of honor and the groom's brother, Pearl Cooke, Postville, was the best man. The groom is a crane operator working in the vicinity of Farmersburg. The bride has been employed as an office clerk in Cedar Rapids. The couple will live at Postville.
~Waterloo Daily Courier May 4, 1947 - contributor: Cindy Bray Lovell
COOLEY - DOLESCHAL Justice of the Peace F.K. White was called upon last Thursday to tie a nuptial knot and he performed the trick very cleverly.  The happy couple who called upon Squire White's services were Mr. Blake Cooley, who resides near West Union, and Miss Theresa Doleschal, of Postville.  The couple were attended by M. Herman Willman and Miss Floss Stintzl, both of Postville. After the ceremony the party went to Postville.  We join their many friends
in congratulation and good wishes. - Clermont Enterprise
~Postville Review, January 12, 1906- contributor: S. Ferrall
COON - HAGADONE At the residence of the bride's mother in Fontanelle, Iowa May 22nt, 1889, Mr. A.P. COON and Miss Nellie HAGADONE. ~Postville Review, June 8, 1889 - contributor: S. Ferrall
COON - PEARSON At eleven o'clock Tuesday forenoon, September 24, 1812 [sic 1912], at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.V. Pearson in Hardin, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Nettie, to Mr. Frank Coon of Waukon, Rev. Vannice of Waukon perorming the ceremony, only near relatives of the contracting parties being present. Following the congratulations an elegant wedding dinner was served, immediately after which the bridal couple departed for Luana where they took the train for a honeymoon trip to Chicago and Milwaukee. The bride is one of the most estimable young ladies of her home locality, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coon of Waukon, a steady and industrous young man, who is employed as engineer on the Milwaukee railway between Waukon and North McGregor. Mr. and Mrs. Coon will be "at home" in Waukon, Iowa, after Oct. 1st and the Review joins their many friends in extending heartiest well wishes. ~Postville Review, Sept. 27, 1912 - contributor: S. Ferrall
COOPER - MASSMAN A pretty fall wedding was solemnized at the Emanuel Lutheran Parsonage, in Strawberry Point, last Wednesday afternoon when Miss Emma Massman, of St. Louis, Mo., became the bride of Mr. Wilson Cooper, the Rev. S.J. Meyer officiating. the attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooper, cousins of the groom. Mr. Cooper is the youngest son of Mrs. Kate Cooper, a graduate of the Lansing high school and an employee of the State Conservation Commission, recently having received his honorable discharge from the Navy. they will make their home temporarily with his mother until a new home is established in Lansing. The Journal joins Wilson's many friends in extending best wishes for a long, happy and prosperous married life. ~Allamakee Journal, ca1940's - contributor: Errin Wilker
COOPER - MCMARTIN Married. At the residence of Rev. J. THORNTON, of Castalia, on Feb. 18, Mr. Oliver COOPER and Miss Myrtie McMARTIN, daughter of Mr. John McMARTIN. ~Postville Review, February 21, 1885 - contributor: S. Ferrall
COPENHAVER - STEIBER Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robertson of Oelwein, Mrs. Robert Hansen and two sons of Evansdale were in Lansing on Sunday to attend the wedding and reception for Harold Copenhaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Copenhaver of Rowley and Hazel Steiber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Steiber of Lansing. They were married in the Evangelical United Brethren church of Lansing at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Sept 14. Harold Copenhaver is a nephew of Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Robertson, and a cousin of Mrs. Hansen. ~Bulletin Journal, Independence, Iowa; September 19, 1958 - contributor: Cindy Bray Lovell
CORCORAN - COX Brother Jno. Corcoran and Miss Margarette Cox were married July 3d, 1894, at New Albin, Iowa. The groom is one of the C.M.& St. P.'s popular conductors and the bride is one of New Albin's society belles. Brother Corcoran has the best wishes of No. 60. they are at home to their friends on Windsor avenue, Dubuque. ~Railroad Trainmen's Journal; Official Organ of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Vol XI, No. 126, August 1894, pg 752 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CORNELL - ALSPAUGH Married. On Wednesday evening, June 27, the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Alspaugh was the scene of a happy gathering, it being the occasion of the marriage of their daughter, Florence to Anson P. Cornell. Promptly at 8 o'clock in response to a well rendered wedding march by Mrs. A.W. Kramer, the contracting parties appeared on the floor, attended by Welton Cornell and Miss Alice Bloxam. They took their position under an arch of cedar tastily bedecked with flowers, where, in the presence of more than forty invited guests, they were solemnly united in the holy bonds of matrimony, the bride's pastor officating. After the ceremony a dainty lap supper was served, following which a general good time was enjoyed by all. The bride is one of Castalia's highly esteemed young ladies and the groom a young man of excellent character, making the bride a fitting life companion. For the present they take up their residence on the Cornell homestead, where they are followed by the well wishes of a host of friends. ~Postville Review, July 6, 1900 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CORNELL - ORR Married this week. At the residence of the bride's parents, near Postville; on Wednesday noon, Sept 18th, 1889, by Rev. J.O. THRUSH, Mr. A. Edward CORNELL and Miss Carrie B. ORR. Miss Ollie ORR was bride's maid and Mr. PACKARD acted as groom's man. The bride was born and reared here and is one of our most accomplished young ladies. Mr. CORNELL, as proprietor of the Commerical Hotel for nearly 5 years is as well known as any of our businessmen. The couple left on Thursday for a bridal tour of ten days. When they return they will be 'at home' as landlord and landlady of the Commercial. ~Postville Review, Sept. 21, 1889 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CORPE - BOARDMAN In Postville, Iowa, August 31st, 1877, by Rev. Isaac Drew, Mr. J. W. Corpe and Mrs. Irene H. Boardman. All of this city.
~Postville Review, Sat. Sep 1, 1877 - contributor: Reid Johnson
COTTON - EBENDORF A wedding of interest to Freeport people took place June 3 at 3:30 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ebendorf, Waukon, Iowa, when their daughter, Miss Lura, became the bride of James L. Cotton of this city. Rev. Crum of McGregor performed the ceremony in the presence of relatives and a few intimate friends, Miss Lena Sandbeck and Mr. Harry Ebendorf attended the couple. The bride has lived in Waukon since childhood and is a highly esteemed young lady. Following her graduation from the Waukon public schools, she studied telegraphy and has filled several positions very creditably with the Western Union in Chicago. The groom is a railroad fireman who has a run on the Illinois Central out of Freeport where they will reside. Hearty well wishes are accorded them for a happy wedded life. ~Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois), 06/14/1921- contributor: G. Payne
COURSON - NEFZGER Married. At the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Chauncy BROOKS, at Brush Creek, Iowa, by R.W. KEELER, D.D., Mr. Wilson W. COURSON and Miss Clara M. NEFZGER, both ofPostville. ~Postville Review, February 4, 1882 - contributor: S. Ferrall
COWAN - CRAVEN The marriage of Wm. R. Cowan, oldest son of Mr. Dm. Cowan of this city [Waukon], and Miss Iva B. Craven took place at Clinton, Ill., Sept 8th. They will reside at Atlanta, Ga., where the groom is employed with the International Harvester company.
~LaCrosse Tribune, Waukon Briefs column, September 21, 1909 - contributor: S. Ferrall
COYLE - DAUBENBERGER At Mason City, on Thanksgiving, occurred the marriage of Miss Clara Daubenberger of this city to Mr. Victor Coyle of Mason City. The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs. George Daubenberger and we join her many Postville friends in extending congratulations. ~Postville Review, Fri., 5 Dec. 1919. ~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CRABTREE - GILLETT At noon Sunday, Oct. 23rd, at the home of the bride's parents occurred the wedding of Miss Hazel B. Gillett and Mr. Archie W. Crabtree of Postville, the Rev. George Woodall of the Methodist church officiating. On account of the illness of the bride's grandfather only the immediate relatives of the couple were present. For the present the couple will reside at the residence of the groom on the home farm at Frankville. The best wishes of a host of friends of these worthy young people go with them as they set sail on their marital voyage. (Decorah Journal) ~Postville Herald, Oct. 27, 1921 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CRADY - PETTIT On Wednesday afternoon of this week occurred the marriage of Mr. Delbert Crady and Miss Pearl Pettit at the Congregational parsonage, Rev. Wiltberger officiating. The young couple took the train to Dubuque and from there will take a river trip. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pettit of this city and the groom is the Standard Oil agent at this place. The Review joins their friends in extending congratulations. - Postville Review, Fri., July 2, 1920 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CRAWFORD - LEER Alma Leer and Irving Crawford of Frankville were married at Waukon last week Wednesday. ~Iowa Volksblatt, Friday, May 18, 1917 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CRAWFORD - McKELLER At his residence in Post township, by E. Swenson, J.P., 23 March 1893, Mr J. J. Crawford, of Franklin Co., and Miss Emma McKeller, of Clayton Co. We congratulate "Jon" and wife, and hope their honey moon will never wane. ~Postville Review, Saturday, March 25, 1893 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CRAY - CLARK We see by the Lime Springs Sun that Miss Letitia, daughter of F. M. Clark, all well known in Postville, was married on Wednesday of last week to Mr. A. J. Cray, of that place. The many friends of the bride in this locality will wish the happy couple much joy in the new relation. ~Postville Review, Fri., 14 Jan. 1898 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CROSBY - GEMMILL John CROSBY was married to a Miss GEMMILL, at Waterloo, on Wednesday. For the present they will have rooms at the Commerical hotel. ~Postville Review, February 25, 1893 - contributor: S. Ferrall
CROUCH - STONE At the home of the brides father, on Wednesday, March 17th, 1875, by the Rev. Jas. A. Hoyt, Mr. Geo. F. Crouch and Miss Frankie Stone, all of this place. ~Postville Review, Wed. March 24, 1875 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
CROWDER - FELLOWS The wedding of Rev. W.G. Crowder and Miss Lura Fellows took place on Tuesday, Mach 17, at the Methodist church at Lansing, at 11:30 a.m. Elder Fleming was the officiating clergyman, and Miss Minnie A. Reed of Chicago, cousin of the bride, and Mr. L.A. Howe of this city, were the attendant couple. Rev. Crowder and his bride departed on the afternoon train for a trip to Chicago and other points. ~Waukon Democrat, March 1903 -contributor: S. Ferrall
CROWLEY - ROSS William Crowley & Alice Ross. Married October 14, 1885 in Lansing. ~source: 'The First 100 Years of New Albin' - contributor: Errin Wilker
CUMMINGS - COLE At the Catholic church in Postville, on Tuesday morning, June 3rd, 1890, by Rev. Father Corbett, of Monona, Mr. P. H. Cummings, of Clermont, and Miss Mary E. Cole, of Postville. The couple will go to housekeeping on their farm near Clermont. ~Postville Review, Sat., June 7, 1890 - contributor: Reid Johnson
CUTLER - COOPER Married - In Waukon, on the 20th inst., by the Rev B Hall, Prof. T A Cutler to Miss Mary Cooper all of this county. ~Waukon Standard, January 28, 1869 - contributor: Bob Hoy

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