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DAHMS - KLUSS At the residence of the bride's mother in Postville. On Tuesday, Feb. 21st, by Rev. Bockelman, Mr. Fred Dahms and Miss Lizzie Kluss. The Review extends its heartiest congratulations. May happiness and prosperity be theirs through life. ~Postville Review, Fri., 10 Feb. 1899. ~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
DAINS - PACKARD Married. At the residence of the bride's parents on June 6th, 1889 by Rev. W.H. McCUSKEY, of Frankville; Mr. Morton H. DAINS of Ludlow, Allamakee Co. Io, and Miss Emma A. PACKARD of Frankville, Iowa. The newly married pair after taking in the soldier's encampment at West Union, settled down for the present until their own house is finished, in a house belonging to Mr. DAINS' aunt, near his mother's residence. ~Postville Review, August 17, 1889 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DAMAN - CALAHAN June 3, 1941; Ruth Cahalan and Leo Daman; St. Pius Church, Cherry Mound ~Allamakee Journal, June 11, 1941 -contributor: Errin Wilker
DAMAN - CLARKE Marriage of Ellen Agnes (Nellie) Clarke and Amos Edward Daman:
This is to certify that Amos Edward Daman and Helen Clarke were lawfully married on the 12 day of August 1912 According to the rite of the Roman Catholic Church and in conformity with the laws of the state of Iowa Rev. Michael Sheehan officiating, in the presence of William Garin and Gabrielle Merrill Witnesses, as appears from the marriage register of this church. Dated September 23, 1988. Rev. Duane Raftis, Pastor.
~Marriage certificate from St. Ann - St. Joseph church in Harpers Ferry - contributor: Jody Howard
DAVIDSON - MINERT Married -On the 5th inst., by Rev R Ricker, Mr Francis E. DAVIDSON to Miss Elizabeth MINERT. ~Waukon Standard, April 22, 1869 - contributor: Bob Hoy
DAVIDSON - SHOWERS Married by Reverend H.W. Singer at the Methodist parsonage [in Waukon] Monday, Russell Davidson of Onalaska [Wisconsin] and Miss Barbara Showers of La Crosse. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hanson. ~Waukon Republican and Standard, May 24, 1933 - contributor: S. Ferrall
Alert! Groom surname conflict.
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Miss Angela Higgins, Red Cross recreation worker the past year at the Camp McCoy station hospital, and Capt. Thomas Davien, dental surgeon at Billy Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, formerly of Camp McCoy, were married Saturday morning in the hospital chapel at Camp McCoy, Chaplain Francis G. Zwilling officiated. The only attendants were Mrs. Mary M. Glass, another Red Cross recreation worker at Camp McCoy, and Capt. Herman S. Benz, of the Ft. Sheridan station hospital. Mrs. Davien has resigned from the Red Cross and will reside with her husband near Mitchell Field. A native of New Albin, Ia., she chose for her wedding a moss green suit with gold accessories and a corsage of yellow roses. Capt. Davien, whose home is in Boston, Mass., served overseas at Guadalcanal and New Caledonia. He has been in the army five years. ~Wisconsin State Journal, Feb 27, 1945 - contributor: S. Ferrall
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Miss Angela Higgins, daughter of Mrs. Dennis Higgins of New Albin, became the bride of Capt. Thomas F. Davin, U.S.D.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Davin of Boston, Mass., at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, Feb. 24th, at the hospital chapel, Camp McCoy, Wis. Chaplain Francis G. Zwilling performed the marriage ceremony and was celebrant of the Nuptial Mass. The bride had chosen a soft olive green dressmakers suit, with felt toque of the same shade, and a cream costume blouse. Her flowers were yellow tea roses. Mrs. Mary M. Glass, A.R.C. recreational director, the bride's only attendant, was attired in a gray wool suit with a matching accessories. She wore with her ensemble white roses. Capt. Davin had as best man Capt. Herman S. Benz of Fort Sheridan, Ill., station hospital. After a wedding trip the newlyweds will be at home in Milwaukee, Wis., where Capt. Davin has been assigned as dental surgeon at the Billy Mitchell Field. He is a graduate of Boston College and Tufts Dental School of Boston, and served overseas with the famed American Division in Guadalcanal and New Caledonia. Mrs. Davin is a graduate of Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, and for the past two years was staff recreational worker with the American Red Cross. New Albin relatives and friends extend congratulations and best wishes to Capt. and Mrs. Davin. ~undated clipping - contributor: Errin Wilker
DAVIS - BODEEN A large crowd attended the shower and dance at the Dave Stafford home Saturday night in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Orrie Davis who were married Wednesday, May 17th. Congratulations! ~Waukon Republican and Standard, May 24, 1933 - contributor: S. Ferrall
Her name was Hazel Evelyn Bodeen & his name was Orrie Otis Davis - added by Carylon Osborn Viuhkola (04/22/2012)
DAVIS - FLACK Mr. Cerns Ora Davis and Miss Gladys Marie Flack, of Waterville, were married Wednesay, May 17, 1933, at the home of Reverend R.L. Van Nice.  They will make their home near Waterville. ~Waukon Republican and Standard, May 24,1933 - contributor: Errin Wilker
DAVIS - HOWES Married. By Rev. LAUGHRAN at his residence in Waukon, Sept. 8th, 1880, Mr. John DAVIS, of Myron, and Mrs. Dr. A.D. HOWES, of Delphos, Kansas. ~Postville Review, Sept. 25, 1880 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DAVIS - VAUGHN Married. At Waukon, July 8th, by Rev. R. Smith, Mr. JAMES C. DAVIS, of Patch Grove, Wis., and Miss NETTIE R. VAUGHN, of Linton twp. ~Postville Review, July 10, 1884 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DAVIS - WEGNER Married. At the Congregational parsonage in this city on Thursday evening last, the Rev. L.W. Wiltberger spake the words that joined in holy wedlock Mr. Ralph C. Davis and Miss Marie L. Wegner, a twain of Postville's best known and most highly respected young people. Following the ceremony the happy couple were spirited away in a car to McGregor where they took the night train for Des Moines on a brief honeymoon trip. Both these young people are so well and favorably known in Postville and surrounding country as to make any encomiums we might offer wholly superfluous. Mr. and Mrs. Davis will settle down to housekeeping in the Mrs. Simpson residence, where the Herald hopes they may live long and prosper. ~Postville Herald, July 2, 1920 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DAWS - DAWSON-ESTEY On Monday evening, Oct. 16th, in the presence of a few relatives and close friends, Mr. James E. Daws and Mrs. Zelma Dawson-Estey, both of this city, were united in marriage, Esquire Wm. Shepherd doing the nuptual knoting with his customary neatness and dispatch. The event occurred in the rooms in the rear of the Hanks Jewelry store, where Mr. and Mrs. Daws at once settled down to housekeeping. We congratulate. ~Postville Review, Fri., 20 Oct. 1905. ~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
DAWES - LASSEY Married. At the residence of the bride's mother in Postville on October 19th, 1875, by Rev. C.A. MARSHALL, Mr. H.P. DAWES to Miss Sarah LASSEY. ~Postville Review, October 20, 1875 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DAWSON - GRUBER Rural School Teacher Weds E. Dawson at Calvary Evangelical Church - A double ring wedding ceremony took place at the Calvary Evangelical Church Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m. when Miss Gretchen Gruber became the bride of Everett Dawson. Rev. DeWitt Stauffer performed the ceremony. The bride was attired in an ankle length gown of white satin, with a finger tip veil. She carried a bouquet of white carnations and white sweet peas. The bridesmaid, Miss Arlene Dee; wore a pink ankle-length dress with white accessories. She carried a bouquet of yellow cassias and sweet peas. The groom and best man wore dark suits and wore white carnations in their lapels. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to 30 guests, consisting of the immediate families and other relatives and friends. It was held at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Gruber. The tables were decorated in pink and white. The bride is graduate of the Lansing Public High School and has been since teaching the rural schools. The couple will make their home in Lafayette township, where Mr. Dawson recently purchased a farm. ~Waukon Republican & Standard, Feb. 26, 1941 - from Errin Wilker
DAYTON - PRIOR Married. At the residence of E.H. PRIOR, in this city, on Wednesday, May 16th, 1894, at 1 o'clock, p.m. Mr. Charles A. DAYTON, of Oelwein and Miss Nellie, daughter of Mr. John PRIOR, of Postville. The couple took the 4:45 train for Oelwein, their future home, and a host of friends wish that their cup of happiness and prosperity may be filled to overflowing. The Review extends congratulations and wishes them well. ~Postville Review, May 19, 1894 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DEAL - DOBSON Nelson Deal and Taca Dobson were married at the residence of the pastor, on Dec. 21, 1879 by Rev. R. Laughlin. Both parties from Post twp. ~likely Postville Review - contributor: S. Ferrall
DEE - STOCK Waukon- Zion Evangelical and Reformed church provided the setting Saturday for the marriage of Miss Carol Stock, daughter of the Earl W. Stocks, to Donald L. Dee, son of the Leonard Dees of Lansing. The ceremony was performed at 7:30 by the Rev. William E. Odenbach. Mrs. Richard Binder of Davenport attended her sister as matron of honor and bridesmaids were Mrs. Francis Garrett of Lansing and Miss Margery Flage of Waukon. Attending the bridegroom was Lawrence Reinke of Albia, best man, and Dale Hartong and Kenneth Leppert, both of Lansing. Richard Binder, Robert Stock, Robert Leppert and Curtis Gramlich, ushers. A reception was given in the Fellowship hall. The bride attended the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport and has been employed by the Veterans Memorial hospital. Mr. Dee farms with his father. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette; March 15, 1959 - contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
DEHLI - MAY Lansing, Ia., Feb. 5 - Attorney and Mrs. Frank May of Lansing have announced the marriage of their only daughter, Marie Elizabeth, to Herbert Dehli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dehli of Lafayette township, the ceremony having taken place in Caledonia, Minn., on Sept. 15, 1931. Mrs. Dehli is a member of the firm of May & May, attorneys at Lansing, and her husband is a medical student at Iowa City. Upon the completion of his school work he will do intern work at Lutheran hospital in La Crosse, Wis. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Friday evening edition, February 5, 1932 - from S. Ferrall
DEILY - MCNAMARA Married. On the 25th inst., at Ossian, Mr. E. DEILY and Miss Lillie McNAMARA by Rev. L. P. MATHEWS. ~Postville Review, January 27, 1877 - contributor: Mary Durr
DELL - MEYER Wilhelm Dell and Bertha Meyer, married November 29, 1889 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis

Janet Marti DeMay

Miss Janet Marti of Davenport and daughter of Mrs. Esther Marti and the late Willard Marti, became the bride of Mr. Kenneth DeMay of Moline, Ill. and son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeMay of Annawan, Ill. at one o'clock Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in Lansing with the Rt. Rev Msgr. Henry Scharphoff officiating. Attendants were the groom's sister, Miss Carol DeMay as maid of honor, the bride's sister, Mrs. Donald Andre and Miss Marion Cousins as bridesmaids. Mr. Daniel DeMay served his brother as best man and groomsmen were Mr. Donald Andre and Mr. Francis Schaefer.   Given in marriage by her grandfather, Mr. Ben Decker of Church. The bride's gown was of Chantilly type lace and bridal tulle over net and satin. The fitted bodice had scalloped sabrina neckline with irredescent trim and long fitted sleeves. The full bouffant skirt of lace featured alternating tiers of rufled lace and tulle extending to a chapel train. A fingertip veil was held in place by a crown of sequins and rhinestones. Her flowers were a white orchid on a white Bible and streamers of stephanotis. The bridesmaids wore cocktail length dresses of mist blue irredescent satin. The elongated fitted bodice had bateau neckline, cap sleeves and wide crushed cummerbunds of silver satin caught by a satin rose at center front and full shirred skirt. There blush veils were held by a plateau hat edged in nylon ruffles and their flowers were garland bouquets of bronze mums. The bride's mother wore blue and the groom's mother a blue print and each used black accessories.   Following the ceremony a reception was held for 150 relatives and friends in the city hall with Mrs. Everett Dawson as dining room hostess. Miss Mary Vorheis of Davenport  had charge of the guest book and Mrs. Lloyd Schneider of Waukon cut the cake. Tables were decorated with fall flowers. In the evening the happy couple left on a wedding trip to Chicago.   The bride is a graduate of the Lansing high school and the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport and at present employed as a bookkeeper at the Crescent Electric Supply Company there. Her husband is a graduate of the Annawan high school and at present employed as a Expeditor at the John Deere Mallable Works in East Moline, Ill.  ~newspaper clipping, undated - contributor: Ellen Lott [note: if you know the date of this wedding please contact the Allamakee co. coordinator so it can be added to this marriage]
DEMMER - ROERKOHL Mr. Michael Demmer of Sheldon and Miss Margaret Roerkohl of Dorchester were married Tuesday morning at the Dorchester Catholic church, Rev. Father Sheehy officiating. The bride was attended by Miss Julia Demmer, a sister of the groom. Mr. William Roerkohl, a brother of the bride was best man. Following the ceremonies at the church a reception was held at the home of the bride's mother. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Theodore Roerkohl and sister of Messrs. Joseph, Theo. and Henry Roerkohl of this city. she is a very popular young woman in her home community where her many graces, her pleasing personality and her womanly worth are known. She does not come to Caledonia as a stranger, having visited her brothers here on several occasions and formed acquaintance with a number of our young people who will be pleased and delighted to welcome her coming as one of us. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs .John Demmer of this city. He is an industrous young man of sterling character. They will reside on the Demmer farm in Sheldon which the groom recently bought from his father. ~Caledonia Argus; Caledonia, MN; Friday, June 4, 1915 ~contributed by S. Ferrall
DEPPING - STEFFEN Wednesday evening, May 24, at seven o’clock, took place the marriage of Edward C. Depping and Miss Sarah Elizabeth Steffen at the residence of the bride’s parents in Ludlow. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Gaenge of the German church. Only the relatives of the contracting parties and a few intimate friends were present. The young couple are among the most popular and highly respected people of Ludlow and have the best wishes of their many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Depping will be at home on their farm after June 15th. -contributed by Joy Moore
DEREMO - EGAN Douglass Deremore, of Waukon, was married to Miss Lucy Egan, of Dubuque, on Wednesday morning. They have gone east on a tour and will be at home in Waukon, Sept. 1st. ~Postville Review, Fri., 22 July 1898 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
DEREMO - WHITE Thayles Deremo of Elon and Miss White of Yellow River were married last Thursday in Waukon by C. S. Stilwell. In the evening Thayles parents invited a large number of young people in and dancing, music and games were indulged in and a splendid time was had until a late hour next morning. We join in wishing the newly wedded couple much happiness in the future. ~Waukon Standard, March 6, 1890 - contributor: Mary Durr; note: this article was sent to my mother by Evelyn Rudolf. Evelyn is connected to the White-Ewing genealogy and says Miss White is Charles W. White's daughter.
DETERS - CLAY Manchester – Miss Charlene Marie Clay, became the bride of David Harold Deters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Deters of Waukon, Saturday at United Methodist church. The Rev. Walter Dimmlich performed the 2:30 ceremony. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Clay, wore a gown of knit lace styled with a jewel neckline, full sleeves and an A-line skirt with a chapel-length train. Her elbow-length veil was caught to a Camelot cap of matching lace and her flowers were a colonial arrangement of Tropicana roses. Maid of honor was Marlene Clay, twin sister of the bride. Also attending were; Mrs. Bill Iwen, sister of the bridegroom and Miss Jane Hanselman. Their Empire gowns were in apple green and white and featured jewel necklines and puff sleeves. Each carried a single yellow rose. The bridegroom was served by his twin brother, Michael Deters, as best man, Ron Clay, brother of the bride, and Bill Goettsch. Guests were seated by Mr. Iwen, Jim Wilson and Bill Sibley. Flower girl and ringbearer were Lisa and Bryan Iwen. A reception was given in the church social rooms with Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Haas, Oelwein, as hosts. On return from a wedding trip to northern Minnesota, the newlyweds will reside in Iowa City where Mr. Deters will work on his PH. D. degree and serve as a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa. He attended Dubuque Theological seminary. His bride attended the U. of I. and has been employed by the Winneshiek County Memorial hospital in Decorah. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 10, 1973 – contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
DICKSON - HENDERSON Waukon, Ia.--The marriage of Miss Melva Henderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Henderson, and Howard Dickson, son of Mrs. Roy Dickson, Waukon, was solemnized Sunday at Forest Mills church. They will reside on a farm near Waukon.~Waterloo Daily Courier 2 Jan. 1942 P 6 C 7 - from LeeAnn
DIETSCH - SCHER Married- At Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 3rd, 1899, Gustav Dietsch and Ida Scherf. We wish to extend our most hearty congratulations to Bro. Dietsch and his bride. Mr. Dietsch is the editor and proprietor of the German paper here, the Volksblatt, and is a No. 1 good fellow. The bride is a niece of Wm. Schultz, and came from Hamburg, Germany, last May. May peace and prosperity crown their lives in the coming time. ~Postville Review, Fri., 6 Jan. 1899. ~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
DILLE - CLAUSON A big Norwegian wedding took place February 13, 1897 in Waterloo Township, the high contracting parties being Martin Dille and Miss Clara Clauson. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, Iowa - contributor: Errin Wilker
DIXON - FITZGERALD Joseph Dixon and Miss Stacia Fitzgerald, both of Hanover, were married May 31, by Father McCullough. They left on a honeymoon trip to the Omaha Trans-Mississippi Exposition. ~Allamakee Journal, June 1898, Lansing, Iowa - contributor: Errin Wilker
DIXON - McNERNEY Wm. Dixon married Catherine McNerney Feb. 8,1875 in Dorchester, Allamakee co. ~no source given - contributor: Mary Kay Gleisner
DIXON - SULLIVAN Oliver Dixon married Katherine Sulllivan Oct. 20,1903 in Wexford, Allamakee co. ~no source given -contributor: Mary Kay Gleisner
DIZMANG - GARTEN At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, St. Paul's Lutheran church of this city was the scene of a pretty autumnal wedding, when Miss Marie Garten of this city was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Mr. Oscar Dizmang of Pittsburg, Kansas. Promptly at the appointed hour as the great church organ pealed forth the tender strains of the Lohengrin Bridal Chorus, Mrs. Clara Garten presiding, the bridal party marched up the central aisle of the church to the altar, where they were met by the bride's father, Dr. R. B. Garten, pastor of the church, who in his usual impressive manner spake the words that made them man and wife; soft music being rendered throughout the service. The matron of honor was the bride's sister, Mrs. O. G. Bachimont, while Mr. O. G. Bachimont, a brotherinlaw of the bride, officiated as best man. Following the ceremony the bridal party passed out of the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, played as a recessional, and repaired to the home of the bride's parents. The bride was attired in a dress of black tulip silk crepe, with hat and shoes to match, and wore a corsage of roses and lilies of the valley. The bride's attendant wore a dress of wine color velvet and wore a shoulder corsage. The groom was attired in a suit of dark blue. Shortly after the ceremony the bridal party repaired to The Pines, the famous hostlery at Giard, where an elaborate wedding feast was served. Immediately following the dinner Mr. and Mrs. Dizmang left for Pittsburg, Kansas, where the the groom is professor of economics at the Kansas State Teachers College, and that city will be their future home. The bride chose this date as her wedding day because it marked the fortieth wedding anniversary of her parents. The bride is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. B. Garten of this city and is a charming young lady of education and refinement, who for a number of years past has been engaged in teaching in Indiana. The out of town guests present at the wedding were Mrs. John Kirk Dizmang, of Kansas, mother of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. J. Klutz, brotherinlaw and sister of the groom, and John Klutz Jr., of Franklin Grove, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Bachimont of Madison, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Anna Bachimont of DeKalb, Illinois. The Herald joins with the many friends of these fine christian young people in the hope that their lives may be abundantly blessed with health, happiness and prosperity. ~Postville Herald, Thur., Nov. 15, 1934 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
DOBSON - BATES MARRIED - December 30th, by Rev. J.R. Cameron, Mr. Saul Dobson and Miss L.D. Bates, all of Allamakee Co. ~Weekly North Iowa Times (McGregor), Wednesday, January 5, 1859; pg 2 ~contributed by S. Ferrall
DODGE - DREW Waukon--- At the Cathedral in St. Paul, Minn., Monday, Miss. Pearl Drew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Drew, Waukon, and Sergt. Jerry Dodge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dodge, Sioux Falls, S.D., were united in marriage. The groom is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and is stationed at Fort Snelling. Mr. and Mrs. Dodge will reside in St. Paul. ~Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Friday, February 27, 1942 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
DODGE - KERR On Feb. 8th, 1882 at the residence of the bride's father near Postville, by the Rev. C.S. Newhall, Mr. Joel Dodge, of Jasper Co., to Miss Asenath Kerr of Postville. ~Postville Review, Feb. 11, 1882 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DODGE - KERR Married. At the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Barbara Kerr, in this city, on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 10, 1904, Miss Alice Kerr to Mr. Joel Dodge, of Newton, Iowa, Rev. T.M. Higginbotham officiating. Alice, the bride, is the last star in the galaxy of the Kerr girls -- five in number -- who have all proved faithful to their pledges made in marriage vows. This community will miss her when she goes in due time to her new home, her relatives will miss her, and the Congregational church and Sunday School will sadly miss the "ever faithful" Alice more than all. The bridegroom who is a brother of Mrs. John Mott of this city, is a wealthy farmer and a man of sterling worth of character, and quite up to President Roosevelt's ideal of what an American citizen ought to be, and it speaks well for a man who can in time return to the same family in the choice of a mate and be well received. ~Postville Review, Fri., Feb 19, 1904 - from Reid R. Johnson. Note: Joel Dodge had previously married Alice's sister, Asenath, after his first wife (Sarah Gage) died. After Asenath's death Alice became his 3rd wife.

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L-R: Mabel Doehler, Adolph Mathis, Annie Paulson, William Doehler, Otto Intlekofer, Dora Mathis

Mr. William Doehler, of Village Creek, and Miss Annie Paulson, of this city, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Catholic Church yesterday morning at 9 o’clock. Father Brady tied the knot that made them one before a Nuptial High Mass and they were attended by two couples, Mr. Otto Intlekofer and Miss Dora Mathis and Mr. Adolph Mathis and Miss Mabel Doehler. The attendants save Mr. Intlekofer were the groom’s nieces and nephew. The bride was becomingly gowned in pale blue, carrying white flowers, and looked most charming. The bridesmaids were attired in white costumes and the men wore the conventional black, making altogether one of the prettiest wedding parties that ever graced Immaculate Conception Church. After the ceremony the happy couple repaired to the home on North Second Street, where congratulations were extended and a most bounty full dinner partaken of by relatives and a few intimate friends. The bride is a most amiable and sensible young lady, possessed of good qualities of head and heart and will make a loving helpmate for the husband of her choice. The groom is a young business man of excellent character, being associated with his brother Gus, in the milling business, and we believe well worthy the woman he has chosen to love and protect. They will make their home at Village Creek where the best wishes of a host of friends, the Journal included, accompany them. ~Allamakee Journal, Febuary 4, 1903 - contributor: Sharon Stendel Pratt (granddaughter-in-law of Annie's sister, Ella Paulson Pratt), photo from the collection of Melvina Klier, grand niece of Mr. Doehler
DOHERTY - GUILFOIL Lansing friends have received cards announcing the marriage in Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 15, of Miss Mary Margaret Guilfoil and Mr. Russell Edward Doherty. The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Dudley Guilfoil and the latter will be remembered as a former Lansing girl, Miss Margaret Gilroy. The young people will reside in Chicago, and this paper joins old friends of the mother in congratulations and best wishes. ~Allamakee Journal, February 19, 1941, Lansing Locals column ~contributor: Ann Krumme
DONELAN - DUNGAN Anthony Donelan and Esther Dungan (Duncan) married March 31, 1981, by Pastor Thomas Boilson at Wexford Catholic Church. ~Certificate of Marriage - contributor: Jean M. Perez
DONLAN - METTILLE Waukon – St. Patrick’s Catholic church provided the setting Saturday at 10:30 for the marriage of Miss Mary Ann Mettille and James Donlan, son of the Raymond Donlans of Ridgeway. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Joseph J. Slepicka. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mettille, chose an A-line gown of organza and lace styled with a square neckline, elbow-length sleeves and a chapel train. A floral, headpiece held her elbow-length veil and her flowers were orchids and stephanotis in a cascade bouquet. Miss Nancy Donlan, sister of the bridegroom served as maid of honor and Miss Cathy Werner was bridesmaid. They wore Empire gowns of blue with lace bodices and crepe skirts and carried bouquets of gladiolus. Francis Mettille, brother of the bride; was best man and Clem Donlan was groomsman. John Colsch and Joseph O’Connor ushered. A dinner and reception were given in the church parlors. Upon return from a trip to Canada, the couple will be at home in Waterloo. Mrs. Donlan, a graduate of the St. Joseph Mercy school of nursing in Dubuque, has employed by the Waukon Veterans hospital. Her husband works for the John Deere Co. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette; August 7, 1967 -contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
DOOLAN - BEUCHER We are told that John DOOLAN and Carrie BEUCHER were united in matrimony at the Catholic church, Clermont, Wednesday. ~Postville Review, Dec 11, 1886 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DOTSETH - TOPEL Last Saturday evening at the Methodist parsonage in this city, Rev. George Woodall officiating, occurred the marriage of Henry J. Dotseth to Clara Topel. The attendants were Miss Vivian Alm, bridesmaid, and the groomsman was Ralph Topel, brother of the bride. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Topel of Postville, and an employee of the Ole Dotseth Bakery, says the Decorah Public Opinion. The Groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Dotseth, and is one of the city's well known bakers, being employed at his brother John's West End Bakery. The couple departed Saturday evening to visit the bride's parents in Postville and relatives and friends in Waukon.-Decorah Public Opinion; re-printed in the Postville Herald, August 3, 1922 (Condensed from a longer write-up) -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
DOUGHERTY - PHALEN Hugh DOUGHERTY took a wife in the comely Miss Lizzie PHALEN, of Postville. ~Postville Review, Waukon items column, January 26, 1884 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DOUGHERTY - McCRODEN Celia McCroden (dau of Michael McCroden and Elizabeth Waldron) m Michael H. Dougherty 23 Sep 1890. ~St. Mary's church records (Lycurgus), currently being held at the Immaculate Conception rectory in Lansing - contributor: Kathy Ward
DOUGLAS - SANDERS Married. Mr. C.M. DOUGLAS to Miss Ellen SANDERS, both of Postville. They were united Wednesday morning, September 4th, by Rev. GARRISON. Mr. and Mrs. DOUGLAS have the best wishes of their numerous friends in Postville. ~Postville Review, October 1, 1873 - contributor: S. Ferrall

D.W. Douglass & Adeline D. Ewing, 1/11/1867

David Wilson Douglass Jr. and Adeline Demanault Ewing were united in marriage on January 11, 1867. He was born in Scotland, and is a son of David and Catherine Douglass. Adeline was born in Perry county, Indiana, and is a daughter of James B. Ewing & Elizabeth French. ~contributor: Russell Topel
DOWLING - NAGLE At the Congregatipnal parsonage, by Rev. S. W. Pollard, Tuesday, January 18, Thomas Dowling, of Rossville, and Matilda A. Nagle, of Luana. ~Postville Review, Sat. January 21, 1898 - contributor: Reid Johnson
DRAKE - PHIPPS Wednesday, April 27, 1904, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Phipps of Thompsons Corner, occurred the marriage of Grace M. Phipps, to Louis Drake of Elon. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, May 1, 1929 in the Looking Back to 1904 column - contributor: Ann Krumme
DRESSER - PALMER A quiet June wedding was celebrated at the Methodist parsonage in Waukon on Thursday last when Miss Felicia Palmer became the bride of Lawrence Dresser of Postville. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. E. Temple and was witnessed by the immediate families. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer. The groom is the son of Mrs. John Dresser. The couple will reside on the Dresser farm northwest of Postville. ~Postville Herald, June 12, 1930 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson (transcriber has condensed the write-up from a longer article)
DRESSER - PENNEKE Married. In Monona, Sept. 27th, 1892, at the home of the bride, Mr. Wilbur C. DRESSER and Miss Anna PENNEKE. ~Postville Review, October 1, 1892 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DREW - KILPATRICK Waukon, Ia., Oct. 22 - Miss Luella Kilpatrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kilpatrick of Union Prairie, and James Drew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Drew, residents of Winneshiek county, were married at St. John the Baptist's church at West Ridge Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock. The ceremony was performed before a nuptial mass celebrated by the pastor, Rev. J.F. McCaffrey. Attendants were Miss Lewine Drew and Earl Kilpatrick, brother and sister of the couple. Following the ceremony the bridal party and immediate relatives were served dinner at the home of the bride's parents, and in the evening a reception was held at the West Ridge hall, where dancing was held. At midnight luncheon was also served. The couple received numerous gifts for their home, which will be made after a honeymoon spent in the west. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Wednesday evening edition, October 22, 1930
DAVIDSON - REKOW One of the very pretty nuptual knottings it has been the good fortune of the editor and wife to attend occurred Dec. 2nd at the homestead of Mr. and Mrs. F. Dresser. A goodly number of relatives and a few immediate friends were gathered to witness the marriage of Leonard P. Dresser and Miss Anna Rekow, both of Post township. Alma Dresser played the wedding march and Rev. Paulson, of Luana, performed the ceremony. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Helen Rekow and Miss Cora Dresser. The groom was attended by his brother, Charles Dresser, and Otto Rekow. After the ceremony and congratulations the guests partook of a most elaborate and sumptuous wedding dinner. Leonard and Anna will settle down to housekeeping on the old farm. ~Postville Review, Fri. December 4, 1903 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson - note: transcription condensed from full write-up
DRAWES - JONES At the home of the bride, in Postville, on Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 1889, by Rev. W. Lease, Mr. Theodore H. Drawes and Miss Dora B. Jones, all of this city. ~Postville Review, Sat., 2 March 1889. ~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
DRESSER - SWENSON Married. At the residence of the bride's parents, in Post township, at 12 o'clock noon, of Feb. 9th, 1898, by Rev. J.Q. DICKENSHEETS, Mr. A.A. DRESSER and Miss Maria L. SWENSON, all of Post township. Both of the contracting parties have lived all their lives near Postville, and are favorably known to all. The groom is the only son of Alonzo DRESSER, residing a half mile north of town, and the bride is the daughter of E. SWENSON, Esq., residing at Bethel. Invitations were extended to relatives of both families and a few particular friends, about forty in all.
~Postville Review, February 11, 1898 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DREW - KILPATRICK The marriage of Miss Luella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kilpatrick of Union Prairie township and James, son of Mrs. And Mrs. Frank Drew of Winneshiek county, took place yesterday morning at the West Ridge Catholic church, the pastor, Rev. Father J. F. McCaffrey, officiating at the ceremony and celebrating a nuptial mass. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, October 22, 1930 - contributor: Ann Krumme
DREW - RYAN E. J. Drew of Decorah and Mary Ryan were married at West Ridge on Nov. 3rd by Father Slattery. ~Allamakee Journal, November 17, 1915 ~contributor: Ann Krumme
DRISCOLL - WEYMILLER Weymiller-Driscoll vows spoken at St. Peter's in New Albin
St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Albin, was the setting for the October 11, 1986 wedding at 3 p.m. in which Kimberly Lea Weymiller and Gregg Alan Driscoll exchanged vows. Rev. Milton J. Kading officiated. Parents of the couple are Ron and Lois Weymiller and Tom and Helen Driscoll. The bride was attended by Joann Perez of Cedar Rapids, who was matron of honor, and bridesmaids Debby Crane of New Albin" Sherry Weymiller of La Crosse, Wis., and Wanda Gordon of Toledo. The groom was attended by Todd Van Nest of St. Louis, Mo., who was best man, and groomsmen were Brian Dris­coll of Cedar Rapids, Robert Turnis of Marion and Todd Weymiller of New Albin. Ush­ers were Tom Crane of New Albin and Gary Driscoll of Cedar Rapids. The bride wore a white satin gown trimmed with silk venise lace and beaded chantilly. It featured long lace bishop sleeves, a lace collar on a high neck, English net yoke and a semi-cathedral train of chan­tilly lace. Elizabeth Crane was flower girl. Ringbearers were Jason Crane of New Albin and Dustin Rhodes of Marion. Jane Staggemeyer was organist. Vocalists were Trish Bulman, Collette Kasten and Colleen Becker. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Opera House in Waukon, with Bonnie and Doug Weymiller and Robert and Mary Stagge­meyer hosting. Audrey Leppert and Donna Dresselhaus were in charge of the guest­book. Linda Sires and Shirley Bulman cut the cake. Waitresses were Lori Dresselhaus, Jennifer Staggemeyer, Jeanette Waters, Janet and Sheryl Vonderohe. Orpha Weymiller and Joyce Vonderohe poured coffee. The bride is a 1979 graduate of Kee High School and a 1983 graduate of North Iowa Area Community College. The groom graduated from Marion High School in 1981. The couple are making their home in Marshalltown. The groom is employed by Drugtown Drug Stores in that city. The bride is a registered nurse at St. Luke's hospital in Cedar Rapids. ~newspaper clipping from my grandma's scrapbook - contributor: Errin Wilker  (not related to bride & groom)
DUNCAN - WOODS MARRIED - At Wexford, Iowa, Nov. 22d, by Father Walsh, Mr. Jones Duncan to Miss Mary Woods. ~The Weekly North Iowa Times, December 23, 1857, pg 2 - from S. Ferrall
DUNNING - LYTLE The marriage of Mr. D.V. DUNNING, son of Harrison DUNNING, and Miss Jane LYTLE, daughter of Matthew Lytle, took place at the residence of the bride's parents, near Luana, on Wednesday, Feb. 17th, at 11 o'clock. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S.FISHER, of Luana. Upwards of 125 guests were present and partook of an excellent dinner furnished for the occasion. One noticable feature of the gathering was the unusual representation of ages. Around the same table where sat the blushing bride and groom were three grandmas of the happy couple, also the great aunt and uncle of the groom. It is seldom that hoary age and beautiful youth are thus permitted to mingle in such festivities. Those present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. BRANCH and O.D. OATHOUT, of Elkader; Mother JAMISON, of Waukon; Mr. and Mrs. T.C. HALL, of Edgerton, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. WARNER and Mr. and Mrs. HARRIS, of Postville; Miss FONDA, of Stacyville, and Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD, of Monona. Presents also came from Jennie and Ivy LYTLE, of Mt. Vernon; Mr. and Mrs. HOLLIDAY, Fairbault, Minn.; and Mrs. W.L. SNYDER, Toledo, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. DUNNING intend after a short wedding trip to settle on the old OATHOUT homestead, where they will begin married life. ~Postville Review, February 20, 1886 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DUNNING - PEARSON Henry DUNNING and Miss Mattie PEARSON, of Hardin, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. PEARSON, on Saturday evening of last week, Rev. ACKERMAN, of Luana, officiating. The Review extends congratulations and wishes the happy pair long life and happiness. ~Postville Review, March 18, 1893 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DUPUIS - MORRISSEY Mrs. Laura Angell is in receipt of an announcement of the marriage at Minot, N.D., on Dec. 30th, of Charles F. Dupuis and a Miss Effie J. Morrissey. Charley was a Milwaukee telegraph operator here years ago, and those on earth who remember this genial gentleman, will extend sincerest well wishes. They will be "at home" Temple, N.D. until Feb. 1st. ~Postville Review, Jan 9, 1914 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DUPUIS - TRIPP Charles F. Dupuis and Estella Tripp were married last Friday evening in Postville at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. A. Tripp. The parties are all of Postville. They will occupy a portion of J.H. Sander's residence north of the Congregational church. ~Postville Review, May 23, 1885 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DURNO - ESTELL Married. At the residence of the brides parents, in Belvidere, Ill. Sept, 13th, 1883, by the Rev. J. COKEN, John DURNO to Miss Lucinda E. ESTELL. ~Postville Review, September 22, 1883 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DURNO - LUKENBILL Married. At the residence of the bride's parents, in Ossian, Iowa, on Wednesday, February 9th, 1898, by Rev. S.W. POLLARD, Mr. Wm. E. DURNO and Miss Elizabeth LUKENBILL, all of Postville. Both the contracting parties are well and favorably known in this community, having grown to man and womanhood in our midst, and that their path in this holy union may be strewn with sunshine instead of shadow, and that health, wealth and prosperity may be with you through all the coming time is the worst the Review would wish you, and a host of friends will join us in it. Mr. and Mrs. Durno will begin housekeeping at once in the John MOIR residence, corner of Military and Post streets which has already been elegantly refitted and furnished. ~Postville Review, February 11, 1898 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DURNO - PLATT A very pretty wedding, simple in its arrangements, but withal a delighful and impressive nuptial event, was that of Miss Birdie M. Platt and Edwin Pearl Durno, of Postville, Iowa, who united their fortunes in the sacred ties of marriage at the residence of the brides mother, Mrs. Mary Platt, 18 W. Fourteenth street, Monday evening -- says the Dubuque Times. The nuptials were solemnized in the presence of their relatives only, the bride and groom being unattended. The Rev. Hugh D. [?Atchison] of St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal church, spoke the words which joined the happy couple together for life. The congratulations and best wishes of all present were tendered at he conclusion of the ceremony. The colors of the nuptials were pink and white and htis scheme was carried throughout the decorations. The parlors were profuse in American Beauties, carnations and maiden hair ferns. the table in the dining room was most tastefully decorated with carnations and ferns and from the table to the chandelier were festooned bands of pink and white, making a pretty effect. Exquisite refreshments were served by Boldt. the bride was very pretty in her gown of blue silk crepe with trimmings of panne velvet to match and rainbow chiffon and embroidered applique. She carried American beauty roses. The bride is the second daughter of Mrs. Mary Platt and of the late I.M. Platt, who for many years was one of Dubuque's leading business men and most highly respected citizens. she was born and reared in Dubuque and is a young woman of sweet disposition and charming manner. The groom is well known in this city, which was his home for nine years, during which time he was with the firm Christman & Healey. He is a young man of the highest character and manly qualities. Both young people have a wide acquaintanceship and are held in inestimable esteem by all their friends. If it were necessary this fact was attested by the many beautiful and costly remembrances received by the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Durno departed on the Milwaukee for Postville, where Mr. [wrinkle in paper] hardware firm of [wrinkle ?Durno] & Nicolay. They will make that city their future home. The guests from out of the city were Mr. and Mrs. George L. Durno, parents of the groom, of Springville, Iowa; Mrs. G.C. Sumerfield, sister of the bride, and daughter, Miriam, Miss Carrie Witkowsky, Miss Pauline Harris and Mark Platt, brother of the bride, all of Chicago. [remainder cut off] ~Postville Review, March 20, 1903 - contributor: S. Ferrall
DUVAL - MILLER Waukon, Ia., Nov. 4. – Special: The marriage of Miss Caroline Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Miller, and Clarence Duval, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Duval, both of Ludlow Township was celebrated Monday at the home of the bride’s parents, the double ring ceremony being performed by Rev. Klosterbooer of the Ludlow Church assisted by Rev. De Buhr of the Salem Reformed Church in Ludlow. The new home will be made on the Fred Duval farm recently purchased of the Ferdinand Hilmer estate. ~Dubuque Telegraph Herald, November 4, 1931 -contributor: Cheryl L. Moonen
DUWE - ELLENBOLT William Duwe and Nora Volker Ellenbolt, local residents, were married last Wednesday, December 07, at a ceremony performed at the bridegroom's home at four o'clock in the afternoon, the Rev. F. R. Ludwig, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, officiating. ~Postville Herald, Postville, Iowa, December 15, 1938 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
DYKE - BOLEYN Margie Boleyn, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Boleyn, and Cile Dyke of Postville were married Wednesday, Sept. 8, at West Union by J. P. Riley, Justice of the Peace. The bride's mother and sister, Helena, witnessed the ceremony. They are living with her parents at the present time. - Elgin Echo. ~Postville Herald, Thursday, September 30, 1937 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson

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