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GAERTNER - BULMAN Waukon – Miss Norma Bulman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bulman, Sunday became the bride of Gerhard Gaertner of Mannheim, Germany, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm Gaertner of Schwetzingen, Germany. The Rev. William Tjaden officiated at the 2 o’clock ceremony in the First Presbyterian church. A reception was given in the church parlors. For her wedding the bride chose a gown of brocaded satin fashioned with a chapel-length train of silk illusion accented with brocade appliqués. A pear coronet held her elbow-length veil. She carried in bouquet of red roses and French mums. Miss Mary Bulman served her sister as maid of honor and Miss Rosemary Gilbert was bridesmaid. They wore pink gowns of Karate and carried bouquets of white mums. Theodore Sperduto was best man and Kermit Myers, groomsman, Lester Schoffelman and Leslie Laterman ushered. The bride is a graduate of St. Luke’s hospital school of nursing, Chicago, and the University of Dubuque. She served for four years as a nurse with the Presbyterian Mission in Egypt and has been employed by the Northeast Iowa Community Action Corp., Decorah. Her husband is a graduate of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He is employed by Brown-Boveri Co. in Mannhein, near which the couple will make their home
~Cedar Rapids Gazette; May 13, 1968 - contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Galema
United Methodist Church in Lansing was the setting for the June 22, 1985 wedding in which Elizabeth A. Colsch and Neil E. Galema exchanged vows. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Colsch of New Albin and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Galema of Lansing. Rev. Tom Mattson officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony. The bride was attended by her sister, Shelly Colsch, maid of honor, and by Jana Schoh, Cindy Beardmore, Lisa Breeser and Angie Galema. The groom was attended by Tom Feuerhelm, best man, Brian Feuerhelm, Alex Galema, Scott Schoh and Ken Colsch. Ushers were Wayne Galema and John and David Fink. Organist was Shirley Richards and soloist was Paul Verdon. Candle lighters were Luke Fink and Melissa Feuerhelm. Flower girls were Brooke Feuerhelm and Molly Fink. Mark Fink was ringbearer. The bride wore a gown of white silk organza over terseie taffeta. It featured a v-neck line edged with alencon lace. The bodice was encrusted with lace and tiny seed pearls. It had bishop sleeves and fitted cuffs, crescent waistline, A­line skirt with hem edged with matching lace falling to attached chapel train. Her hat was trimmed with lace and seed pearls. The bride's bouquet was a cascade of pastel hue spring flowers accented with lace and ribbon. Janet Henkel was in charge of the flower arrangements. Musical selections were Sea of Love, Can't Fight This Feeling, I Take Thee, Wedding Song and Wedding Prayer. Her attendants wore coupe deville organza dresses in rainbow hues. The lace and ribbon trimmed dresses fea­tured square necklines with front insert. Lace ribbon trimmed the lower ruffle and the large gathered elbow-length sleeves. Each carried a basket overflowing with pastel hue spring flowers and ribbons. Their headpieces were flower rings in hues complementing their dresses and bouquets. The mother of the bride wore a street-length dress of light rose with gray accessories. The groom's mother wore a street-length, ivory pinch pleated dress with ivory accessories and a corsage similar to that of the bride's mother. A reception was held in the church hall following the service. A late afternoon yard reception was held at the home of the groom's parents, where the bride and groom opened their gifts. A wedding dance followed at the Opus Club in New Albin. Honored guests at the wedding were Mrs. Florence Verdon, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Verdon, Mrs. Velma Mack and Mr. Joe Fink. Hosts for the reception were Mike and Sally Fink and Mike and Marion Verdon. Janice Mellick presided at the guestbook with Becky Fink assisting. Janet Henkel and Mag Fink cut the cake. Melissa Feuerhelm and Luke Fink presided at the guestbook. The bride's personal attendants were Lori Fink and Wendy Weber. Candlelighters were Luke Fink and Melissa Feuerhelm. Serving coffee and punch were Carmen Verdon and Kimberly Verdon. A rehearsal supper was held at Clancy's Supper Club, hosted by the groom's parents. The bride is a 1985 graduate of Kee High School and the groom is a 1984 graduate of Kee High. The couple is living in Lansing at [address deleted]
~Allamakee Journal newspaper clipping - contributor: Errin Wilker
GALLAGHER - SONNKALB On Thursday morning June 1, 1922, at St. Bridget's Catholic church in this city occured the marriage of Miss Nellie Louise Sonnkalb of this city and Mr. John Raymond Gallagher of Parker, S.D. The ceremony performed by Rev. J. J. Klune, assisted by Rev. Hehir of Clermont and Rev. Hogan of Greene. The couple were attended by Paul Sonnkalb, a brother of the bride, and Alice Gallagher, a sister of the groom. The bride is the beautiful and accomplished daughter of Mrs. E. C. Sonnkalb of this city. The groom is a honorable, upright young man of sterlig worth, and holds the position of assistant cashier of the Parker, S.D., bank, in which city the couple will make their home. ~Postville Herald, Thurs. June 8, 1922 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
GAMME - WIRTH Tuesday, at Lycurgus, Rev. Father Norton officiating, took place the marriage of Mrs. Anna Wirth to Iver Gamme, an old and faithful employee of Rud & Co.
~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, October 3, 1928, in the Looking Backward 25 Years column (1903) - contributor: Ann Krumme
GAMMON - McLAUGHLIN The First Baptist church was the scene of a pretty wedding Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, when the Rev. Dr. Patterson united in marriage Matta, eldest daughter of Mrs. Robert McLaughlin, Notre Dame avenue, to the Rev. John Gammons, of New Albin, Iowa. Immediately after the ceremony the Rev. and Mrs. Gammons left on the Soo line for their new home in New Albin, spending a few days in Minneapolis en route. ~Manitoba Free Press, Winnipeg, Canada, June 26, 1917 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GARCIA - SANDER Helen Sander Bride Of Julius Garcia
Julius of Independence and Helen Sander of Waterloo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sander of Postville, were married Thursday, Feb. 21. The ceremony was conducted in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Wood in Wheaton. Ill. by the Rev. Wendell Loveless. The bride is a graduate of, Kahler Hospital's School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn. and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. She is A Black Hawk county public health nurse. Mr. Garcia is employed at the Mental Health institute in Independence, where the couple will make their home. The bridegroom attended Moody Bible institute in Chicago and the Prairie Bible institute in Alberta, Canada.
~Bulletin Journal (Buchanan Co. Ia) March 1, 1957 - contributor: Cindy Bray Lovell
GARDNER - LUTHER Wednesday at noon, took place the marriage of Miss Lettia Luther of New Albin to M.L. Gardner, a prosperous young merchant of Wolstock, Iowa, where they will make their home. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, November 9, 1927 in the looking backward 25 years column (1902) - contributor: Errin Wilker
GARIN - HEFFERNAN Married, April 26, at St. Joseph's church, Paint Rock, Thomas Garin and Miss Katie Heffernan, two of that locality's most popular young folks. ~Allamakee Journal, April 1898 - contributor: Errin Wilker
GARIN - TROENDLE Immaculate Conception Church Lansing, was the scene of a pretty wedding at nine o'clock this Wednesday morning, when Miss Mary Lou Troendle became the bride of Leo Garin. Father Henry Scharphoff pronounced the marriage vows using the double ring service and offered the Nuptial Mass. Attendants were Rita Mae Troendle, sister of the bride, maid of honor, Kathleen Garin, sister of the groom, and Angela Pottratz, cousin of the bride, serving as bridesmaids. Ray Hawes, cousin of the groom, Thomas Pottratz, bride's cousin, and Cyril Hawes friend of the bridegroom served as best man and groomsmen. Special vocal solos were rendered by Miss Theresa Lechtenberg. The bride given in marriage by her father, wore heavy white of slipper satin dress, a Ninnon shirred yoke bordered with Chantilly lace, a full train and long sleeves pointed at the wrists. The bodice was tight with a full skirt, buttons down the back. Her finger-tip veil of illusion was attached to a white satin crown, trimmed with orange blossoms. Her only jewelry was a rhinestone necklace, a gift of the groom. Her flowers were red roses. The maid of honor wore an identical dress of gold with out the train, her shoulder length veil attached to a crown of flowers trimmed in gold. The bridesmaids wore identical gowns of ice blue with out trains and shoulder length veils.Their flowers were mixed bouquets of carnations, sweet peas and gladiolas. The men wore dark suits with carnation boutonnieres. The bride's mother wore navy blue print crepe, and the bridegrooms mother navy blue print with matching accessories. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the members of the bridal party at the home of the bride'sparents south-east of Church town. At noon a dinner was served to 65 relatives and friends in the Parish Hall which was decorated in blue, gold and white. Table waitresses were Ramona Hawes, Darlene Heiderscheit, Rita Mettille, Bernice Wagner, Kathryn Revoir, Dorothy O'Neil, Marguerite Hawes and Mabel Gruber. A reception and dance will be held in their honor in the city hall tonight. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Troendle and the bridegroom the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Garin. Both are graduates of Immaculate Conception High School, Lansing and he attended Bayless Business College in Dubuque for one year. At present he is employed as bus driver on the Wexford school route. The happy young couple leave tomarrow on a wedding trip, and upon their return here will establish their new home on a farm near Lansing. We join their many friends in wishing them a long, happy and prosperous wedded life. ~newspaper clipping, marriage date was Feb. 15, 1950 - contributor: Ellen Lott
GARMS - SENHOLZ Henry A. Garms and Wilhelmina Senholz, married December 7, 1880 by Pastor Johann Knie.
~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
GARNER - TURNIPSEED William Garner and Mrs. Phoebe Turnipseed, both of Richland Center, Wisconsin, were married by Reverend R.L. Van Nice Wednesday, May 17th. They will make their home at Richland Center. ~Waukon Republican and Standard, May 24, 1933 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GARVEY - CAVANAUGH MARRIED. At the Catholic church in Clermont, By Rev. Father HACKETT, Jan. 13th, 1891, Mr. Will GARVEY and Miss Nora CAVANAUGH. ~Postville Review, January 17, 1891 - contributor: S. Ferrall; note: this was a double wedding with Michael Powers and Rosa Kelly also getting married.
GASS - STOCKMAN Mr. Harry L. Gass and Miss Jeannette G. Stockman, both of this city, were united in marriage by Justice of the peace Evan Swenson at one o'clock this morning. We congratulate. ~Postville Herald, Thursday, July 19, 1923 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
GAUNITZ - EWING Lansing, Ia., Dec. 13 - The marriage of Miss Hulda Ewing, daughter of Mrs. Walter Bray of Village Creek and Charley Gaunitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gaunitz of Lafayette township took place on Wednesday at the parsonage of the Calvary Evangelical church, Rev. Walter officiating. The new home will be made on the Gaunitz farm in Lafayette township. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Sunday morning, December 14, 1930 - from S. Ferrall
GAUNITZ - RIETH "Quietly" Married. A popular young couple of this city, Mr. Ernest Gaunitz and Miss Elsie Rieth, whose approaching marriage some time this month has been an open secret, attempted to steal a march on their numerous young friends today by being joined in wedlock at an early hour, autoing to New Albin and taking the train from there on a honeymoon trip to the Twin Cities. But as the old Scotch adage says, "the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft aglee," so it was with Ernie and bride, and before they could make their get-away from the Julius Rieth home, where Rev. Kegel tied the knot, three auto loads of serenaders had the house surrounded, and after making merry music and rendering some of the groom's favorite tunes, captured the bride and escorted the happy couple in seperate cars to the outskirts of town, where they were allowed to go in peace and with heartiest congratulations and best wishes, which are joined in by all who know them. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Gaunitz, the bride, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rieth. ~Lansing Journal, August 6, 1913 ~contributor: Diane Krogh
GENO - HAGER Miss Ruth Hager, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hager of Ludlow township, and Leonard H. Geno, son of Mrs. Mary Geno of Postville, were united in marriage Thursday afternoon, October 28, by the Rev. G. E. Reibert, pastor of the Bethlehem Presbyterian church. The double-ring ceremony was performed at the Hager home in the presence of the immediate relatives and close friends. The attendants were Miss Doris Hager, cousin of the bride, and Wayne McCracken of Postville, a cousin of the bridegroom. Flower girls were Grace Hager, niece of the bride, and Dianne Duvel, cousin of the bride.The wedding gown of the bride was of white satin with a long train falling from a full skirt. She wore a finger tip veil and carried an arm bouquet of white chrysanthemums and pink roses. The brides-maid, Miss Doris Hager, was dressed in a long pink taffeta gown and wore a corsage of white chrysanthemums and pink roses.A six o'clock wedding dinner was served by candle-light at the bride's home. The decorations were in pink and white. Many beautiful gifts were received by the couple, who expect to make their home on a farm in Ludlow.
~Postville Herald newspaper clipping, hand dated 1943 - contributor: Mary Durr
GERKY - DEREMORE Miss Eliza Deremore, who has lived with Mrs. Geo. Lull for the past 13 years, was married on Wednesday morning at Waukon, to a Mr. Gerky, of that place. Eliza will make him a splendid good wife, and we wish her happiness and prosperity in the new relation. ~Postville Review, Sat. Nov. 18, 1893 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
GINAPP - BREITSPRECHER Hermann Ginapp and Bertha Breitsprecher, married August 28, 1890 by Pastor John Gass.
~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
GIRTON - MATHER MARRIED. At the home of the bride's parents, on Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 1882, by Rev. E. KETCHUM, Mr. W. GIRTON, of Des Moines and Miss Emma J. MATHER, of this county. ~Postville Review, October 14, 1882 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GLAUS - REID John Glaus and Henrietta Reid, both of Waukon, were married at Dubuque last week. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, October 22, 1930, from the Thirty-Five Years Ago column (1895) - contributor: Ann Krumme
GLYNN - EGAN Married at Cherry Mound, May 8, 1894, Father Horsefield officiating, John Glynn and Miss Rose Egan. The attendants were James Slattery and Mary Egan. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, May 15, 1929 (in the Looking Backward 35 years column) - contributor: Ann Krumme
GOEKE - MEYER Miss Evelyn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Meyer, and Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Goeke, two of Ludlow township's popular young people were joined in holy matrimony at 4 p.m. last Thursday at the Zion Reformed parsonage, the Rev. F.E. Stucki officiating. They are attended by Miss Inez and Elmer Klepper. Following the ceremony a 6:30 dinner was served at the bride's home to immediate relatives. They have settled down on their farm in Ludlow township mid congratulations and best wishes from a host of friends for a long and prosperous wedded life. ~Allamakee Journal clipping, October 1939 (exact issue not known) -from S. Ferrall
GOEKE - RUESS On Tuesday evening at the home of the bride in this city, occurred the marriage of Mrs. Andrew Ruess and Mr. Fred Goeke, the Hon. William Shepherd, Chief Justice of the Peace, performing the ceremony. The Herald joins with friends in extending hearty congratulations.- Postville Herald, Friday, Jan. 10, 1919 ~submitter: Reid R. Johnson
GOETTEL - SCHNEIDER Married. At the residence of the bride's father, in Post township on Monday, Feb. 13th, 1888, by Rev. J. GASS. Mr. Chas R. GOETTEL and Miss Anna SCHNEIDER. We congratulate the newly wedded pair and bid them welcome to Postville. ~Postville Review, February 18, 1888 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GORDANIER - MEYER Horace Gordanier and Miss Ella Meyer, daughter of Louie Meyer, were married at the Lutheran parsonage yesterday morning at 8 o'clock. ~Postville Review, March 29, 1918 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GORDON - ? A.W. GORDON and wife came down from Rock Valley on Wednesday night. As Arthur has escaped us thus far, we are unable to give any particulars. We understand, however, that he was duly married to a Rock Vally young lady, on Tuesday last, name not obtained. We congratulate the young lady and presume Arthur is to be equally congratulated. Arthur is one of Postville's old boys and is an honest, upright, steady, industrius young man, of whom any people may be justly proud. With his hosts of friends here the Review joins in wishing them much joy and may happiness and prosperity be theirs through long and useful lives, crowned by "an eternal weight of glory" Cigars, please!! ~Postville Review, February 6, 1896 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GORDON - HANDELL Yesterday at the home of the bride's parents near Lycurgus, occurred the marriage of Mr. Wallace Gordon, of Postville and Miss Anna Handell. They will go to housekeeping at once on a farm north of Postville, where the many friends of both will extend the heartiest congratulations. ~Postville Review, May 29, 1903 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GORDON - HEMMING Alfred Gordon and Rose Hemming were married Dec. 29th. No particulars. ~Postville Review, December 31, 1897 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GORDON - MCGREEVEY Married. On March 17th, 1889 at the Catholic church in Clermont by the Rev. Father HACKETT, Mr. James A. GORDON and Miss Susie McGREEVEY. ~Postville Review, March 23, 1889 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GORDON - MILAR At six o'clock on Tuesday morning, June 25, 1912, at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Preston, Iowa, occurred the marriage of Mr. Leo Gordon and Miss Blanche Milar, two of the most popular young people of that city, the Rev. Father Hayes performing the ceremony in the presence of a goodly company of relatives and friends of the contracting parties. The musical part of the service was grand, consisting of three volcal solos aside from the Mendelsohn Wedding March, while the floral decorations of the church were magnificent, being designed and furnished by a Chicago florist. The groom and best man were attired in the conventional black. The bridal gown was a beautiful creation of white lace with silver trimming over pink, handsomely embroidered messaline, while the bridesmaid was gowned in pink voile with white lace trimming. Miss Laura Driscoll was the bridesmaid and Mr. Hillary Gordon, a brother of the groom, officated as best man. The bride's flowers consisted of a shower boquet of cream tea roses and white sweet peas, while the bridesmaid carried a large goquet of pink roses. Following the ceremony an elaborate wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother, the immediate relatives and a few close friends of the contracting parties comprising the guests. At 10 o'clock the young couple left by train for Cedar Rapids, Postville and Clermont on a short honeymoon visit to relatives and friends, and will be "at home," Preston, Iowa, after July first. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Gordon, formerly of Postville, and an exemplary young man in every particular, and has a fine position with the Bascom Clothing Co. at Preston. With friends innumerable, the Review joins in extending to Leo and his bride its well wishes for a long and happy wedded life. ~Postville Review, July 5, 1912 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GORDON - REDHEAD Married. At the residence of the bride's father, Oct. 31st, by Rev. L.P. Matthews, Mr. William Gordon and Alice Ann Redhead, all of Clayton county. ~Postville Review, November 8, 1876 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GORDON - SIBERT On Tuesday, May 6th, Mr. Fred E. Gordon and Miss Eva Sibert, both of Postville, hied themselves away to Elkader, and unbeknown to many of their friends, committed matrimony. May peace and plenty be theirs is the Review's wish. ~Postville Review, May 9, 1902 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GORDON - THOMA Invitations are out for the wedding of Miss Clara THOMA and Mr. Howard GORDON, the event to take place on Thursday, Jan. 28th.
At 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning, January 28, 1909, at St. Paul's Lutheran church, in this city occurred the marriage of Mr. Howard GORDON and Miss Clara A. THOMA, the Rev. R. KUEHNE performing the ceremony in a most impressive manner, in English, a large company of relatives and friends of the contracting parties being present to witness the event. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white silk, with veil and carried a boquet [sic] of American beauty roses; she was attended by her niece, Miss Lucile POESCH. The groom was attired in the conventional black and was attended by his brother, Frank GORDON. Following the customary congratulations at the church, the wedding party repaired to the home of the bride nearby, where the guests reveled throughout the day and into the night in the open-hearted hospitality for which this home if famed far and wide. An elaborate wedding dinner and supper were served, and the hearty manner with which they were partaken of was proof conclusive of the skill with which it had been prepared and there was nothing omitted from the bill of fare that the heart of the veriest epicure could crave. Harrington's orchestra was present with a choice repertoire and regaled the guests with music during table service, and in the interim the light fantastic toe was tripped to the rythmic melody of sound. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Wm. THOMA of this city, a young lady of fine appearance, whose ladylike and gracious ways have endeared her to a host of friends. She is accomplished in music, the teaching of which has been her avocation for some time past. Possessed of an abundance of wisdom and blessed with a sunny disposition she is a lady any man might be proud to call his wife. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William GORDON, one of the oldest and most widely known families on Henderson Prairie. He is an industrious, affable and agreeable young man, even tempered and courteous to a fault. He numbers his friends by his acquaintances, all of whom know him to be well worthy the fair bride he has won. The wedding presents were numerous and beautiful, attesting fully the high standing of this worthy young couple in a community that has known them from birth till the present time. ~Postville Review, January 22, 1909 & January 29, 1909 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GORMAN - WHALEN John Gorman married Mary Whalen in Jan 1877 at Immaculate Conception Church - Wexford. License applied for 22 Jan 1877 ~Marriage Record - Allamakee Co: 1873-1879, pg 287 - contributor: CJ Bowden; note: This was Mary Whalen's third marriage.
GRAMLICH - PRATT Waukon, Ia.--Three weddings occurred during December in the family of Mrs. George Gramlich, Waukon. On Christmas eve, Daniel Gramlich and Ellamay Pratt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Pratt, were married by Rev. A.H. Grossheim, pastor of the Presbyterian church. They will live in Waukon. ~Waterloo Daily Courier 2 Jan. 1942 P 6 C 7 - from LeeAnn (the other 2 were Hostland-Gramlich & Super-Gramlich)
GRANGAARD - LARREY Waukon, Ia. - The marriage of Miss Virginia Larrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Larrey, Fresno, Calif., to Yeoman Second Class Walter Grangaard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Grangaard, Paint Creek township, has just been announced here. The ceremony took place Sept. 14 in Fresno, and attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. F. Larrey. The bridegroom is at present stationed at San Francisco, Calif., and the coupe is spending several days with the bridegroom's parents and other relatives here. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Sept. 22, 1944 - contributed by S. Ferrall
GRATTAN - HERSEY At the residence of the bride's father, in Waukon Mr. A. J. Hersey's on Monday, May 18, by Hon. C. T. Granger, Judge of the Circuit Court, Mr. Orlando T. Grattan and Miss Eva C. Hersey. ~Iowa Plain Dealer, May 29, 1874, P3 C3 - contributor: Joy Moore
GRATTAN - WHITE Married - At Prairie du Chien, Sept 30, 1868 Marvin S. Grattan of Preston, Minn. to Miss Hattie White, daughter of Rev Jas A White of Cresco, Iowa. ~Waukon Standard, October 1, 1868 - contributor: Bob Hoy
GRAU - KERNDT Married, at I. C. Catholic church, Oct. 23, Miss Clara Kerndt and Mr. Hugo Grau, of Milwaukee. The attendants were Misses Anna and Katherine Kerndt, Miss Anna Reinhard and Henry Reinhard, Milwaukee. Will and Moritz Kerndt acted as ushers. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, October 22, 1930, from the Thirty-Five Years Ago column (1895) - contributor: Ann Krumme
GRAY - HENRY Former Lansing Girl Marries. Miss Phyllis Henry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Henry, 1959 Dehli street, was married Thursday morning in the Little Brown Church at Nashua, to George Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gray, New Hampton. Rev. Kent performed the ceremony. Miss Lois Henry, sister of the bride was the bridesmaid. She was attired in a peach colored dress of flat crepe with hat to match. James Tremble, Dubuque, attended the bridegroom. Miss Mable Kinney, Dubuque, played “I Love You Truly” to the strains of which the bridal couple marched to the altar. The bride wore an ankle-length gown of dull satin in robin egg blue. Her hat was of silver-grey satin. The crystal pendant which she wore was the gift of the bridegroom. Her arm bouquet was of Joan Hill roses and narcissus. Miss Henry wore a shoulder bouquet of roses. A three course breakfast was served at the Miller hotel in New Hampton at 12:30 o’clock to 20 guests. The table appointments were in pink and white. The bride attended school at Lansing. Her husband is a graduate of the New Hampton high school.—Dubuque Telegraph-Herald.
The happy young couple were week-end visitors in Lansing with relatives and friends of the bride.
~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, February 11, 1931 ~contributor: Ann Krumme
GRAY - JACOBIA Married. At the residence of the bride's parents, adjoining Postville on Tuesday evening, Aug 21st, by Rev. J.O. THRUSH, Mr. Otis E. GRAY and Miss Myra E. JACOBIA. Although quite a large ocmpany was present there were but few not relatives of the contracting parties. It was however one of the pleasantest occasions of the kind that has ever come off in Postville or vicinity. The decorations were appropriate and fine, the viands were superb and the presents were numerous and appropriate, though by request a list of them is not given. Thus another couple of our estimable young people join hands and hearts for the life journey, with the best of wishes for their prosperity and happiness on the part of all who know them and the families with which they are connected. ~Postville Review, August 25, 1888 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GRAY - SCHULTZ At eleven o'clock a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1916, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Schultz, just south of Postville, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Louise A., to Mr. Keith Gray, the Rev. E. Schmidt performing the ceremony, the immediate members of the contracting parties only being present. The bride is one of the most widely and favorably known of this locality, having been a popular saleslady at the store of Luhman & Sanders. The Groom is the son of Mrs. Myra Gray of this city, and is assistant postmaster here. After a few days honeymoon they will return to Postville and reside in the home of the grooms mother. ~Postville Review, Fri., 13 Oct. 1916. -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
GRAY - WILLIAMS The marriage of Miss Amy Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic L. Williams of Postville, to Mr. Jacques Pierce Gray, son of Dr. and Mrs. Gray of Newton, Iowa, took place Wednesday, August the twelfth at the Roland Park Presbyterian church, in Baltimore, Md., the Rev. W.W. Shaw, D.D. officiating. Following the ceremony a dinner was served at the Hotel Stratford. Among those present were Mrs. Frederic L. Williams, mother of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Ramsey, Grinnell college friends of the bride and groom. Mr. and Mrs. Gray will make their home at Glen Burnie, Maryland. ~Postville Herald, August 13, 1925 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GRAY - WOLCOTT Miss Emma Wolcott, daughter of one of our oldest residents, and a near relative of the popular conductor on the C. D. & M. Railroad, was married today to Mr. M. Gray, of Sutton, Nebraska, a relative of a banker of that name, formerly of this city. ~Dubuque Daily Times, Wednesday, October 20, 1872, Dubuque, Iowa, Page: 1 - contributor: Cheryl Moonen [Note: the parties were from Lansing]
GREEN - BATES Married. At the Congregational parsonage, at Postville, by Rev. S.W. Pollard, July 26th, 1897, Charles M. Green and Luella Bates. The Review congratulates. ~Postville Review, July 30, 1897 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GREEN - BLUE Married. - At the house of Dr. KNOWLS, by Rev. J. THORNTON, Dec. 1st, 1875, Mr. Linnus GREEN and Mrs. Carrie BLUE. ~Postville Review, December 8, 1875 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GREENWOOD - PRESS At the M.E. parsonage, in Postville, by Rev B.D. SMITH, at 8:30 Sunday morning, Apr. 1st, 1894, Mr. Orien G. GREENWOOD and Miss Fannie H. PRESS, daughter of Edward PRESS, all of Postville. ~Postville Review, April 7, 1894 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GRIMM - KILPATRICK Waukon, June 17 - The wedding of Miss Stella Grimm and Frank Kilpatrick was solemnized by Rev. Vannice at the home of the groom. They are two of the most prominent young people of the community and their marriage is the culmination of a romance that began in their school days. ~Cedar Rapids Republican, June 18, 1915 -contributor: S. Ferrall
GRIMM - STODDARD Married. At the residence of the bride's father, G. W. Stoddard,September 10th, 1884, by Rev. B. Hall, Mr. WILLIAM H. GRIMM and Miss MARY K. STODDARD. A large number of guest of the parties were present to witness the ceremonies, and wish them "God speed." After the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Grimm, yesterday forenoon, they and Mr. and Mrs. Lathrop [who were married 9/04/1884] took the train for Ainsworth, Neb.; where Messrs. Lathrop and Grimm go into the drug and general merchandise business. They are sterling young business men and we doubt not will meet with merited success. They have taken from this community two of our fairest and best young ladies, to who a large circle of friends and relatives [the rest is cut off] ~Postville Review, September 11, 1884 - contributor: E.R.
GRINDER - SWENSON Married. At the residence of the bride's parents in Franklin twp. by E. SWENSON, J.P., Mr. O.M. GRINDER of Buffalo Center and Miss Sarah SWENSON of Franklin. ~Postville Review, June 17, 1893 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GROHS - KNOWLTON By Rev. D.H. PERRY, at the residence of the bride's father, in Bluffton, Winnesheik Co., Iowa; Mr. Emmons GROHS to Miss Edith KNOWLTON. ~Postville Review, January 8, 1881 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GROTEGUT - HERMAN John Grotegut and Hertha Herman of Ludlow were married yesterday. ~Iowa Volksblatt, Friday, April 20, 1917 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GROTH - RUCKDASCHEL Postville - Miss Sally Ann Ruckdaschel chose Christmas day for her wedding to Lyle Groth. The ceremony was performed by Rev. F.R. Ludwig at St. Paul's Lutheran church. Miss Patricia Ruckdaschel attended her sister as maid of honor and the Misses Bea Turner, Postville, and Norma Groth, Decorah, were bridesmaids. Eugene Groth, brother of the groom, was best man, and Charles Hoth and Eldon Landt (sic Lenth), Monona, were ushers. Janice Turner was flower girl and Gordon Kaeser, Waukon, was ring bearer. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elrie Ruckdaschel and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Groth. They will make their home in Postville. ~Waterloo Daily Courier, January 2, 1949 - contributor: S. Ferrall, eldest daughter of the couple
GRUBER - BACON Waukon, Ia., Feb 3 - The marriage of Miss Leora E. Bacon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Bacon of Jefferson twonship, and Merrill H. Gruber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Gruber of Union Prairie township took place Monday at the Van Nice residence in this city, the Rev. R.L. Van Nice performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Gruber will establish their new home on a farm near Waukon.
~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Wednesday evening edition, February 3, 1932 - from S. Ferrall
GRUEL - HUEBNER Married. Yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. HUEBNER in Grand Meadow township occurred the marriage of their daughter Miss Anna to Mr. John GRUEL. ~Postville Review, February 19, 1909 - contributor: S. Ferrall
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At Lycurgus, Tuesday of last week, Rev. M. K. Norton officiating, took place the marriage of two estimable young people, Miss Ella Esther Henry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Henry, to Moritz L. Gruber, son of Louis Gruber of Lansing. The attendants were Miss Ida Gruber, cousin of the groom, and Mrs. Andrew Henry, brother of the bride. The bride was attired in white silk and carried bride roses. The bridesmaid was also attired in white silk and carried roses. After the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the home of the bride, where a reception was held, only relatives being present. The bride is one of our best known and highly esteemed young ladies, and by her many kindly ways has won the affection and respect of all. The groom is engaged in farming, and is a young man of sterling qualities. The happy couple will settle down at once on the groom’s fine farm in Lansing township with the best wishes of many friends.

~Allamakee Standard
- contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich, gg-grandniece
Note: Ella Esther and Moritz Ludwig were married on 4th May 1903. Moritz was the youngest son of Ludwig & Amelia Frances (Gabbit) Gruber. Ella was the 2nd Henry sister to marry a Gruber boy.
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By some oversight our notice of the marriage of two most estimatable young people, at the Lycurgus Church June 12th, Rev. Rev. Father M. K. Norton, did not appear in the Standard on June 20th. The contracting parties were Mr. Edward Gruber, a well known and popular young man well worthy of such a bride, and the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry. Very many friends wish for them a most happy and prosperous voyage over the sea of life.

~Waukon Standard, June 27, 1894 - contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
Note: Edward Gruber, son of Mathias and Elizabeth Hamrichhous Gruber and my gg aunt Mary Francis Henry.

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The marriage of Miss Mathilda Henry and Gustave Gruber took place at the Lycurgus church, Father Norton officiating, Tuesday morning of last week. The bride is a daughter of Charles Henry of this township and the groom is a son of Mathias Gruber of Lansing. The young couple will reside on the farm occupied by the bride’s parents, four miles northeast of Waukon, while Mr. and Mrs. Henry will move to this city, where they have recently purchased a home.

~Waukon Standard - contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich, gg grandniece
Note: Mathilda Catherine Henry and Gustave Ludwig Gruber were married on the 23 Nov. 1903 at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Lycurgus. Gus Gruber was the son of Ludwig and Elizabeth F. Gabbit Gruber. Mathilda was the third Henry sister to marry a Gruber boy.

GRUBER - REGAN Waukon – In a ceremony Saturday in St. Mary’s Catholic church in Lycurgus, Miss Mary Regan, daughter of the William M. Regan’s, became the bride of Robert J. Gruber, son of the Harris Grubers. The Rev. Raymond Duffy officiated. A gown of silk organza over taffeta accented with Venice lace and styled with a chapel train was worn by the bride. She carried a bouquet of red roses. Wearing apricot gowns were her attendants: Miss. Anne Regan, maid of honor, and the Misses Rosella Regan and Judy Gruber, sisters of the bridal couple. Matching double bows held their veils and their flowers were white carnations. Gerald Gruber was his brother’s best man and Richard Gruber, another brother, was groomsman. Michael Regan, brother of the bride, and Daniel Scholtes were ushers. A reception and dinner for 200 guests was given in the parlors, after which the couple left on trip west. They will be at home Friday in LaCrosse, Wis., where the bridegroom attends La Crosse State university. Mrs. Gruber has been employed by the Farmers and Merchants Saving bank in Waukon. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette; August 7, 1967 - contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
GRUBER - TAYLOR Omaha- Marriage vows were exchanged Saturday in Countryside community church by Miss Jean Anne Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor, and Earl F. Gruber, son of the Earl Grubers of Waukon. The Rev. Eugene Van Kranenbourgh read the service. Miss Nancy Rogers was maid of honor. Also attending the bride were Miss Marilyn Gruber of Waukon, sister of the bridegroom; Mrs. Richard Heemstra of Ames, and Miss Lynn Armstrong. James Patterson of Waterloo was best man and groomsman was William Willard of Kansas City, Larry Edwards of Monmouth, Ill., and James Kearney of Chicago. Ushers were Robert Taylor, brother of the bride, and Neal Gruber of Waukon, brother of the bride-groom. A reception was given at the Happy Hollow Country club. The couple will make their home in El Paso, Texas. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette; June 25, 1961- contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
GRUNDY - BATES At the residence of Jas. Perrey, four miles northeast of Postville, Aug. 8th, 1875, by Rev. J. L. Paine, Mr. Duane D. Grundy and Miss Nancy C. Bates. ~Postville Review, Wed. Aug. 11, 1875 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
GUIDER - HEATLEY Monday, June 20, at Wexford took place the wedding of John M. Guider and Lucy Heatley, the attendants being Joe Guider and Agnes Heatley. They will make their home in Chicago, where the groom is now located. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, June 26, 1929, from the Looking Backward Twenty-five Years Ago (1904) column - contributor: Ann Krumme
GUIDER - HURM Daniel Guider married Lucinda H. Hurm (daughter of Mathias L. Hurm, Sr & Mary Ann Bohrer) on 18 Oct 1869 in Allamakee Co. Witness: M.B. Hendrick ~Marriage Record - Allamakee Co: 1861-1872, pg 506 - contributor: CJ Bowden
GULSVIG - SCHROEDER Alma Sophia SCHROEDER and Albert A. GULSVIG were married at St. Paul's church Wednesday, Rev. E. SCHMIDT officiating. Crystal LEITHOLD presided at the church organ; Amilie SCHROEDER and Cornelius OHLSON were the attendants, and Deloras WELZEL and Thelma STERNS, nieces of the couple, were flower girls. Eighty guests attended the reception at the B.F. SCROEDER home after the wedding. ~Postville Review, January 22, 1915 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GURLEY - JACOBSON Waukon, Ia. - Announcement is just being made here of the marriage of Mrs. Frances Jacobson of Waukon, former Allamakee County supervisor, to W.R. Gurley of Kansas City, Kan. The ceremony took place in Kansas City. The new home will be made in Kansas City where the bridegroom is a railway mail clerk. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Friday evening edition, January 20, 1939 - contributor: S. Ferrall
GURNETT - KNAPP Married. On Wednesday morning, Aug 15, at the home of the bride's parents, Waukon, Iowa, Ruby Knapp, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Ratcliffe, and Charles Harcourt Gurnett of Chicago. ~ New York Times, New York, New York, August 17, 1906

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