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LAMBORN - CLARK At the Presbyterian parsonage in Waukon on Monday of this week Rev. Van nice performed the ceremony which joined in wedlock Miss Libbie M. Clark and Mr. Don E. Lamborn, two of the very finest young people of this section of Allamakee county and as splendid a couple in every way as it has ever been our good fortune to know. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Clark of Post township, a young lady of education and refinement, as pure as loveable, as kind and as thoughtful a girl as ever lived. Her friends are numbered by her acquaintances, and during the several season's the editor and family have made Sunshine Valley camping headquarters they have come to know Libbie and to admire and appreciate her many good qualities of head and heart, and we know that as a wife and homemaker no better could be found anywhere. The groom is a son of E. B. Lamborn of Franklin township, a steady, industrious and upright young man, and we believe in every way worthy the splendid bride he has won. Don and Libbie have already settled down to housekeeping on the old Nate Lamborn farm a few miles north from Luana, where we join with innumerable friends in wishing them abundantly of health, happiness, prosperity and all of the good things of life worthwhile.- Postville Review, Friday, January 31, 1913 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LAMBORN - McCLINTOCK At the M.E. parsonage, Waukon, Iowa, 4 June 1894, by Rev. W. H. Slingerland, Mr. Elba B. Lamborn to Miss Gertrude E. McClintock, both of Franklin township. The Review trnders congratulations and wishes the contracting parties happiness and prosperity.
~Postville Review, Saturday, June 9, 1894 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LAMMERT - HANN (HAHN) Friedrich Lammert and Sophia Hann (Hahn), married December 11, 1888 by Pastor John Gass.
~St. Paul Lutheran Church records -contributor: Steven W. Bareis
LAND - ATWOOD MARRIED. In Monona, Iowa at the home of the bride, Feb 26th, 1890; Mr. Geo. L. LAND, of Franklin twp., Allamakee co., and Erdine H. ATWOOD of Monona. ~Postville Review, March 1, 1890 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LANDT - THIES On Friday morning last, Feb. 27th, at 10 o'clock, Mr. William Landt and Miss Emma Thies were united in holy matrimony [remainder cut off] ~Postville Review, March 6, 1903 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LANE - DUGGAN Iowa Couple Marries in Plane over Dubuque.
Dubuque, Iowa, Dec 8 - Cupid took to the air when Claude Lane, 22, and Marjorie Duggan, 21, both of Waukon, Iowa, were married here yesterday. The ceremony was performed by a justice of the peace in a chartered airplane as it soared 3,500 feet above the city. ~Freeport Journal-Standard, Freeport, Illinois, Dec 8, 1938
- contributor: S. Ferrall
LANE - HAHN Russell Lewis Lane & Barbara Hahn. Married 25 Sep 1900 in Waukon by R.L. VanNice, Minister
~marriage certificate
-contributor: Errin Wilker
LANE - JENKS Married - On the 18 inst., at Calendonia, Minn., by the Rev. Wm T Hendren, Henry P Lane of Lansing to Miss Annie A Jenks of French Creek. ~Waukon Standard, Jan 23, 1868 ~contributor: Bob Hoy
LANGE - HARRIS Henry A. Lange and Miss Alida Harris of this city were married at the M.E. parsonage in Waukon on Monday. They will locate in Charles City, where the groom has a position in the Hart-Parr factory. -Postville Review, Friday, January 24, 1913 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LANGENHORST - McKINLEY Dr. Felix J. Langenhorst and Miss Nannie McKinley were united in marriage at the Catholic church in Clermont yesterday morning. Mrs. Langenhorst has many friends in Postville who will wish her much joy and a happy and prosperous wedded life. ~Postville Review, August 6, 1897 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LARRABEE - WILLIAMS DOUBLE WEDDING. Married, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Postville, Iowa, July 16th, 1895, by Rev. J.W. FERNER, of Hampton, Iowa, Charles R. Williams, merchant, of St. Louis Park, Minn., and son of the late H.B. Williams, of Hesper, Iowa; and Mabel, eldest daughter of A.R. & L.A. Prescott. At the same time and place, by the same, John F. LARRABEE, of South Portland, Maine, and Matie, sister of Chas. R. WILLIAMS, of St. Louis Park, Minn. At home in S. Portland, after Aug. 1st. The guests, numbering about thirty of the nearest relatives of the contracting parties, witnessed the event at 10 a.m. and after a sumptous repast the newly-wed couples took the B.C.R.& N. train for Decorah and Hesper, where with other relatives, a short honeymoon will be spent preparatory to making final homes, as stated above. The presents to the new Mrs. Williams were numerous and beautiful, and the decorations of the Prescott home were made lovely with flowers from far and near. The Review extends congratulations.
~Postville Review, July 13, 1895 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LARSON - ERICKSON Miss Mabel Erickson of Postville and Palmer M. Larson of Eagle Grove were married at the Methodist church on Tuesday, October 4, by the pastor, the Rev. George Woodall. The couple were attended by a brother of the bride and a sister of the groom. The groom is a prosperous farmer and the couple will make their home on a farm owned by the groom near Eagle Grove (Decorah Journal) ~Postville Herald, Oct. 20, 1921 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LARSON - GERKY The marriage of Miss Aleena Gerky and Theodore Larson took place yesterday forenoon at the German Methodist church in French Creed township, the pastor officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Gerky of French Creek. She has been numbered among Allamakee’s successful teachers and is a worthy young lady. The young man is a son of John Larson, who formerly resided in Center township, now of Pierce county, N. D. where the groom also owns a farm. The newly married couple will remain here for the winter, going to their new home in the spring. A large number of relatives and friends participated in the wedding festivities at the home of the bride’s parents. ~Allamakee Journal, Nov 17, 1909 -contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
LARSON - HAMMEL Waukon – The Rev. Joseph Slepicka performed the ceremony at 10:30 Saturday in St. Patrick’s Catholic church for the marriage of Miss Joanne Hammel and Ralph Larson. The bride, who is the daughter of the Francis Hammels, wore a Chantilly lace and organza gown and a shoulder-length veil held by a jeweled crown. Miss Janice Hammel of Minneapolis was her sister’s maid of honor. The Misses Sharon Kay Hamel and Linda Larson, sisters of the bridal couple, were bridesmaids. They wore green organza gowns and flowered hats with veils. The bride and her attendants carried bouquets of pink roses. Kenneth Larson served his brother as best man. They are sons of Mrs. Henry Larson of Dorchester and the Late Mr. Larson. Larry Larson and Joseph Hammel brothers of the couple were groomsmen. Francis E. Hamel and Lowell Larson ushered and Linda Rins of Dubuque and Carl Hammel of Lansing were flower girl and ringbearer. Four hundred guests attended a dinner-reception from 12 to 4 in the Waukon Golf club building. Mrs. Larson has been employed by the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Minneapolis. Her husband farms. The couple will live near Dorchester on return from a trip through southeastern states. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette; April 26, 1965 -contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
LARSON - McMAHON July 10, 1951 - Margaret McMahon and Kenneth Larson - Place: Immaculate Conception Church, Harpers Ferry, Iowa. ~Allamakee Journal, July 11,1951 -contributor: Errin Wilker
LATHROP - SMITH Married. At the residence of, and by, the bride's father, Rev. R. Smith, Waukon, September 4th, 1884, Mr. A. B. LATHROP, and Miss ALMA SMITH.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 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.
LAUGHLIN - MURRAY Married. In Postville, Allamakee Co., Iowa, Thursday, April 1st, 1886, Mr. J.H. LAUGHLIN to Miss Elizabeth Murray. The ceremony was performed at the parsonage, by Rev. S.T. McKIM, in the presence of one or two witnesses. There was no display, and the new life was begun in a quiet manner. Mr. and Mrs. LAUGHLIN are both well known in this cummunity. they have an excellent home in which to begin the voyage, and will have the good will of all men. ~Postville Review, April 10, 1886 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LaVELLE - BELLIS On Thursday evening last at 7:30 o'clock at St. bridget's parsonage in this city Rev. Father Hogan joined in marriage Mr. Edward LaVelle and Mary Bellis, both well known Postville residents, the groom having for many years been a drayman in the employ of O. J. Beucher. They will make their home on the secoond floor of the Beucher building, first door east of the Commercial Hotel, where the Herald joins with friends in the wish that happiness and contentment may be theirs abundantly. ~Postville Herald, Thur., Dec. 13, 1928 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LaVELLE - RUSSELL MARRIED- At Waukon, Wednesday, March 27, 1895, Wm. LaVelle and Miss Celia M. Russell, both of Postville. The bride and groom are both well and favorably known in this community, and their many friends wish them unbounded happiness through a long life. They will make their home on the LaVelle farm, about three miles northwest of town. ~Postville Graphic, Thur., 28 March 1895. (Note: This article actually used the year 1891 for their marriage but appears in the newspaper of the noted date. Several other articles in the paper use the year 1895.). -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LaVELLE - SEFFANS Miss Barbara Steffans, daughter of Richard Steffans of this place, and Ashley LaVelle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. LaVelle, who reside near Postville Junction, were united in marriage last Wednesday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Gunsten at the Lutheran parsonage in the presence of just a few relatives. The bride has kept house for her father and brothers since the death of her mother several years ago. The groom is a prosperous farmer who as a boy won first prize in corn growing contests. The couple will make their home on a farm near the Junction. -Clermont Enterpise ~Postville Herald, Thursday, December 15, 1921 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LAWRENSON - SCHROEDER The Federated Church of Fergus Falls, Minnesota was the scene of a lovely wedding, Sunday, August [paper torn] at 3:00 p.m., when Miss Juneal Lawrenson became the bride of Lyle E. Schroeder. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. _____ J. Van Dyken. Gerald Schroeder, of Minneapolis, brother of the bridegroom, played the nuptial music and accompanied the soloist, William Long, of Minneapolis, who sang "Parted" and "I'll Walk Beside You." The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lawrenson of Fergus Falls and Mr. Schroeder is the son of Mrs. Jessye Schroeder of Postville. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white ballerina length gown of double net over taffeta skirt, trimmed with wide chancilly lace. The all-over lace bodice was fashioned with a sweetheart neckline and gauntlet sleeves. The __uble illusion fingertip veil was ___ished with a double net cap style tara with lily of the valley tips. She carried a bouquet of white stef_____natis centered with a corsage of yellow roses and wore rhinestone necklace and ear-rings, gifts of the bridegroom. Barbara Lawrenson, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor, wearing yellow taffeta with an overskirt of net and matching shoes. Harriet Lawrenson, cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid, wearing aqua taffeta with an overskirt of net and matching shoes. They carried colonial bouquets of mixed flowers, and wore pearl and rhinestone earrings, gifts from the bride. Stanley Schroeder of Postville, was his brother's bestman. Peter Rodriguez, of San Francisco, California was groomsman. Ushers were Arnold Johnson, Jr., cousin of the bride and Robert Magnuson of Minneapolis. A reception was given in the church parlors. Mrs. Arnold Johnson, Sr. poured and Mrs. Peder Pederson of Dalton cut the wedding cake. Both are aunts of the bride. The four-tiered wedding cake was made by Miss Judith Fogelberg. The Misses Lamae Deutschman, Joyce Hoglund, Dorothy Videen and Darlene Hanson classmates of the bride were waitresses. Mrs. Glen Formo, cousin of the bride had charge of the gift table, and Mrs. Warren Teichroew (Ruth Morken) had charge of the guest book. For going away the bride wore a suit of royal blue with navy and yellow accessories. After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder will be at home at 624 No. 4th St., Sterling, Colorado. Both will be on the faculty of the Sterling Schools were Mrs. Schroeder will teach second grade in the Lincoln School and Mr. Schroeder will teach music in the junior high school. Out of town guests were: Gerald Schroeder, William Long, Robert Magnuson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard McAlpin and Janet of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Davidge and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Guntzel of Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rodriguez and Elena of San Francisco, California, Stanley Schroeder, Mrs. Jessye Schroeder, and Robert Myers of Postville, Mrs. Arnold Bake of Cresco, Dr. and Mrs. Lewis and Vinton and Mr. and Mrs. Simmons and Lora Lee of Forest Lake, Minnesota, Rev. and Mrs. Ed Shannon and family of Litchfield, Minnesota and friends and relatives from Dal__on, Underwood and town of Main. ~Postville Herald clipping, hand dated Aug. 1951 - contributor: Mary Durr
LAWSON - ADAMS Post-Nuptial Shower held at The Old Stone House
A largely attended post-nuptial parcel shower was held at the Old Stone House last Wednesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Cloy Lawson, who were united in marriage at Waukon on Wednesday, August 30th at 5:30 o’clock by the Rev. R. L Van Nice. The evening was passed pleasantly in a social way and at 10:30 o’clock ice cream and cake were served and heartily enjoyed by all, while many beautiful and useful gifts were left for the bride and groom. Those present were Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Bachtell, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Luebke and Adeline, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Jahnke and baby, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Harris and family, Mr. & Mrs. Obert Harris and family, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Peterson and son, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Lawson and family, Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Lawson and family, Fred Lawson, Mr. & Mrs. John Dundee and family, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Miene and family. Mrs. Melvin Helgerson and family, Mr. & Mrs. Milton Helgerson, Mr. & Mrs. George Nuehring and son Oliver, Mr. & Mrs. Herman Nuehring and Virgina Kalke, Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Clark, Mrs. F. B. Coates, Mrs. Ethel Van der Weg and son Jackie, Mrs. Pearl Adams, Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Swenson, Mr. & Mrs. Cloy Lawson, O. C. Adams and son Harold, Mr. & Mrs. Lee Bloxham and family, Mr. & Mrs. Will Ewing. Mr. & Mrs. Ed Ewing and son James, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ewing and family, C. E. Krom, Mr. & Mrs. Earl Roffman and family, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Colvin, Mr. & Mrs. John Brooks, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Berg and family, Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Smith and daughter Kay, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Nagel, Mrs. Leone LaRue and family, Mr. & Mrs. Willard Livingood and family, Mr. & Mrs. Henry VanGorder and family, Mr. & Mrs. William Wolf and sons Allen and Dale. David Bloxham, Mr.& Mrs. Carl Livingood and family, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Luebke and family, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Shafer and family, Miss Evelyn Grossman, Reuben Klocke, Misses Minnie and Esther Shafer, Misses Ethelyn and Pearl Smith, Misses Minnie and Lydia Guese, Harris Evans, Clifford Lawson, Donald Vickery, Howard Lawson , Howard Gordanier, Arthur Guese, Lawrence Dundee, William Ruckhaber, Miss Laura Lewis and Miss Emma Thiese. On leaving the guests wished for Mr. & Mrs. Lawson a long and happy wedded life. ~undated Postville Herald clipping - early 1930's -contributor: Dorothy Gosse
(The bride's name wasn't given in this write-up. In April 2007 -
Carol Harris Remmen has answered the call! Carol gives the name of the bride as Reva Leone Adams daughter of Orrin C. Adams and Ada Pearl Burnham.  The groom was the son of Fred Lawson and Ella Carolina Harris.)
LAWSON - McWILLIAMS Married. At the residence of the bride's parents in this city, on Wednesday, March 13, 1895, at 3 o'clock p.m., by Mayor John B. HART, Mr. Henry LAWSON and Miss Anna McWILLIAMS. Our congratulations are extended. ~Postville Review, March 16, 1895 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LECLERE - DIAL The marriage of Miss Blanche Dial and Frank Leclere took place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the home of the bride’s cousin, Mrs. A. E. Entwisle. Rev. Paul Krebs, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating, in the presence of relatives and a few intimate friends.The bride has taught in the Waukon Public schools for a number of years and is a most estimable lady. The groom is a prosperous farmer and they will make their home on his farm two miles west of town. Mr. and Mrs. LeClere have the best wishes of a host of friends. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, June 5, 1929 - contributor: Ann Krumme
LEE - ERVIN At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ervin in this city on Thursday, October 17, 1912, at high noon, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Ruth L., to Mr. Oscar Miller Lee of near Ossian, Rev. C. C. Casper performing the ceremony in the presence of the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. The bride is one of Postville's splendid young ladies and the groom a thrifty young farmer of northwest of Ossian where the couple will go to housekeeping on their farm. ~Postville Review, Fri Oct 18, 1912 - contributor: Reid Johnson
LEIDAHL - MARTIN George Leidahl and Miss Lillian Viola Martin of Allamakee, Iowa, were married this afternoon at the manse of the First Presbyterian church by the Rev. J.A. Hamilton. ~Winona Daily Republican; Winona, Minnesota; April 24, 1924 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LEIRAN - JOHNSON Erik O. Leiran, widower and Mrs. Hilda Johnson, widow, also known as Hilda Jonsdt. Uglum, married April 30, 1895 by Minister C.F. Eltzholtz at Round Prairie M.E. Church. ~Marriage license and certificate - contributor: Susan Kenyon.
LEIRAN - NYHUS Erik O. Leiran and Mary M. Nyhaus, married December 19, 1879 at home of B.A. Hephtesen by Pastor Amund Oleson. Leiran son of Ole Eriks. Balstad and Ragnild Pedersdtr. Svinaas of Selbu, Sor-Trondelag, Norway. Nyhus daughter of Mikkel Olsen Nyhus and Hendrikka Pedersdtr. Waslien, of Land, Oppland, Norway. ~Marriage license and certificate - contributor: Susan Kenyon
LEITHOLD - FREEMAN MARRIED. At the residence of A.B. CONNNOR in Waukon on Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 1883, by Rev. T.E. FLEMING, Mr. C.A. LEITHOLD, Sheriff of Allamakee county, and Miss Ella E. FREEMAN. Immediately after the ceremony they started on a "bridal tour," taking in New York and other eastern cities and will be absent about four weeks. ~Postville Review, January 27, 1883 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LEMBKE - SPRINGBORN Friedrich Lembke and Elisabeth Springborn, married February 28, 1884 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
LEMMME - ANDERSON At the D. R. Anderson home just east of this city at 8 p.m. last Thursday took place the marriage of Amos Lemme and Miss Alice Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Anderson. The bride’s uncle, Rev. J. R. Lindblom, pastor of the Center township Baptist church, officiated. The attendants were Miss Ruby Anderson, sister of the bride, and Ralph Bauercamper, cousin of the groom. The ceremony was witnessed by about 125 relatives and friends, who showered the happy young couple with congratulations and good wishes. Following the ceremony a sumptuous wedding dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Lemme have grown up in this community and are highly esteemed by all who knew them. He is a son of Mrs. Lydia Lemme of this city, a capable, industrious young man and is employed at the West End Grocery. Friday the young couple departed by car for a brief wedding trip and visit with relatives at Forest City, Iowa, and other points in that vicinity. On their return they will make their home in Waukon with the groom’s mother. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, June 26, 1929 - contributor: Ann Krumme
LENDT - KEWFELDT MARRIED. At the M.E. parsonage in Postville, by Rev. E.J. LOCKWOOD, on Oct 28th, 1890, Charles LENDT and Rika KEWFELDT. All of Grand Meadow twp. ~Postville Review, November 1, 1890 - contributor: S. Ferrall

Wilma C. Haining - photo from Postville Herald, 08/07/1940

Miss Wilma C. Haining of Postville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Haining of Staples, Minn. and James Lennon, son of Mrs. E.J. Lennon of Postville, were married Sunday morning at 9 o'clock in the home of the bride's parents at Staples.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. P.A. St. John of Wadena, Minn.    Miss Barbara Haining and Roscoe Haining, sister and brother of the bride, were the attendants.  Preceding the ceremony, the song, "Because," was sung by Lois Haining, accompanied by Kathleen Lowe of Motley, Minn.  As the bridal party entered, Miss Lois Jean Haining played the wedding march from Lohengrin.  The bride wore a powder blue, sheer crepe, street length dress with a corsage of sweetheart roses and pink sweet peas.  the bridesmaid was attired in a dress of rose colored spun rayon and wore a corsage of blue cornfolwers and sweetheart roses.  A wedding dinner was served at noon to the newlyweds and immediate relatives.  Mr. and Mrs. Lennon then departed on a brief honeymoon to Fish Hook Lake, naer Park Rapids, Minnesota.  They will make their home in Postville where the bridegroom is employed as town marshal.  Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. Lennon's mother, Mrs. E.J. Lennon; his sister, Mrs. Ed Nelson and Francis, and Mrs. Lennon's sister, Mrs. Keith Clark and Barbara, all of Postville, and Miss Kathleen Lowe of Motley, Minn.
Local News Items: Mrs. Ed. Nelson and Francis, Mrs. E.J. Lennon, Mrs. Keith Clark and Barbara accompanied James Lennon to Staples, Minn., on Saturday.  They attended the wedding of James Lennon and Miss Wilma Haining on Sunday morning at the home of the bride's father, John Haining.  After the wedding the newlyweds departed on a honeymoon and the Postville party returned home Monday evening by train.
~Postville Herald, August 7, 1940 (Society News page & Local Items Column) - contributor: S. Ferrall
LENTH - SCHULTZ Harry Lenth and Louise Schultz, residents between here and Castalia, were married last Thursday, December 10, at 11 o'clock, the Rev. ?. B. Garten officiating. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Althouse were the witnesses, and the ceremony was performed in the Lutheran parsonage in this city. The couple left for Chicago Heights after the wedding for a visit to the bride's sister, Mrs. Emma Manja. ~Postville Herald, Thursday,Dec. 17, 1936 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LENZ - COOPER Lansing, Ia.- Special: Announcement has been made of the marriage of Virginia Cooper to Curtis Lenz, the ceremony having taken place at St. Louis Monday with the Rev. L.T. Krebs, former Lansing pastor, officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Cooper. She is a graduate of Lansing High School and since then has been an operator in the local telephone office. The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lenz. He is also a graduate of Lansing schools. He is associated with his father in the garage business. Following a two weeks’ honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Lenz will be at home in Lansing. ~Dubuque Telegraph Herald, June 11, 1937 ~contributed by Aubrie Monroe
LENZ - POHLMAN New Albin, Ia - Miss Pearl M. Pohlman, only daughter of Mrs. Minnie Pohlman of New Albin, and Harry A. Lenz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lenz of Lansing, were quietly married at the Methodist parsonage at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning. The Rev. A.B. Gable performed the ceremony. The bride wore orchid georgette with a silk shoulder bouquet. The groom wore the conventional dark suit. They left immediately after the ceremony for a honeymoon trip through Yellowstone park, after which they will be at home in Lansing, Ia., where Mr. Lenz is in the garage business with his brother. The bride graduated from the New Albin high school and afterwards from nurses training in La Crosse. She has been a graduate nurse for seveeral years.
On Monday evening the bride-to-be was surprised at her home when a number of relatives and friends gave a miscellaneous shower in her honor. Miss Marion Rippe of New York City told fortunes, games were played, and lunch was served. Those present at the shower were: Mrs. Charles Young of Marquette, Ia.; Mrs. Clarence Thompson of Streeter, Ill.; Miss Marion Rippe of New York City; Mrs. Alfred Pohlman of Lansing; Mrs. Bakewell of Lansing; Mrs. Paulus Pohlman, Mrs. E.O. Lenz, Mrs. J.C. Mendenhall, Mrs. Alvin Wild, Mrs. Ledford Irons, Miss Annabel Fitschen, Miss Irma Price, Miss Angelia O'Riley, Miss Mary O'Riley and Mrs. George Bjorklund, besides the guest of honor and her mother, Mrs. Minnie Pohlman. ~La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press, La Crosse, WI; Wed., Sept. 3, 1930 ~contributed by S. Ferrall
LENZ - SCHELLHAMMER Waukon, Ia. - Miss Helga F. Schellhammer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schellhammer, farmers of near Churchtown, and John Henry Lenz, son of Harry Lenz, of Mabel, Minn., were married Saturday afternoon at the Congregational Church at Churchtown. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. K.J. Stratemeier, of the University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Ia. The attendants were Miss Frieda Schellhammer and Earl Garrett. A wedding dinner was served at noon at th ehome of the bride's parents. The bride is a graduate of his year's class of Lansing High School. The groom has sincee his graduation from the same school been on the farm. The couple will reside on the Lenz farm near Mabel. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Wednesday evening edition, June 14, 1944 - from S. Ferrall
LEPPERT - BAKEWELL Miss Mattie Bakewell of this township and Mr. George Leppert of French Creek were quietly married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Bakewell, Wednesday last, Rev. Raecker officiating, and have settled down like a sensible pair to the store realities of married life on the groom’s fine farm. May a full measure of marital bliss be theirs. ~Allamakee Journal, November 7, 1909, Pg 8 - contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
LEPPERT - HENRY The marriage of Miss Clara Henry of Makee township and Mrs. Gus Leppert of Berlin, N. D., took place Tuesday morning at Lycurgus, Father Keffeler officiating. The attendants were Florence Gruber, niece of the bride, and Joseph Henry, brother of the bride, and the party presented a handsome appearance. The bride was gowned in white satin messaline and carried a bouquet of roses and the bridesmaid wore white embroidery. Both the men wore black. After the ceremony the couple repaired to the home of the bride where a wedding breakfast was served. The bride is a charming and most estimable young lady and is held in high esteem by all who know her. The groom is a prosperous farmer, who owns a fine farm near Berlin, N. D. Mr. and Mrs. Leppert took the afternoon train at Lansing for a short wedding trip to the Twin Cities and other points and will be at home at Berlin, N. D., after August 1. The best wishes of their many friends are for a happy and prosperous life.
~Allamakee Journal, Wednesday, May 13, 1903 - contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich, g-grandniece.
LEPPERT - McMILLAN Waukon Couple Surprise Friends
WAUKON, Iowa, Dec. 22. (Special) The marriage of County Treasurer J.M. Leppert and Mrs. Nettie McMillan, a leading milliner of this city, which took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Haines, Thursday afternoon, was a surprise to their friends, although it was an expected event. Rev. Temple of the M. E. church officiated. The bridal couple departed on the evening train for Vermillion, S. D., to spend their honeymoon with the bride's brother, Prof. Haines. After the first of the year Mr. Leppert will became (sic) cashier of a bank which has been newly organized by Waukon parties in Dyersville, Iowa. ~La Crosse Tribune, 22 Dec. 1908, P 9 C 2 - from 'LA'
LETCHFORD - SEBASTIAN Last Saturday morning at eight o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sebastian occurred the marriage of their Caroline to Mr. Carl Letchford, Rev. Schmidt performing the ceremony. The couple went to Minneapolis for their bridal tour and on their return will live on the fine farm the groom owns east of town. congratulations.- Postville Review, Friday, Nov. 9, 1917 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson

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MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 27th, 1885, by Rev. J.W. FERNER, Mr. Wm. LEUI and Miss Jennie ORR, both of Postville.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob LEUI gave a reception to Mr. and Mrs. Will LEUI at their residence in Grand Meadow township, on Wednesday evening. It was largely attended by the friends of the two families. The Band went down and furnished music. As our reporter could not go, we have no full report.
~both notices are from the Postville Review, October 31, 1885 - contributor: S. Ferrall
On the left is the wedding invitation sent for this marriage, contributor: John Orr. To view a larger version, click the thumbnail. It will open in a new window.
LEUI - WELLS Howard Leui, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Leui was married on May 17th to Miss Elizabeth Wells, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Wells of route 1, Postville. The happy event took place at Charles City. With numerous friends of the contracting parties the Herald joins in extending its well wishes. ~Postville Herald, May 24, 1928 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LEWIS - GIBBS Miss Mildred Gibbs of Lansing, who will be married there on June 23 to Norman C. Lewis of Dysart, was feted in the home of her aunt, Mrs. Philip Champagne, 1122. Mobile Street, at a miscellaneous shower.
A miniature bride and a bouquet of spring flowers in a swan container, flanked by tapers tied with. yellow, blue and pink in the bride's colors, decorated the table. Game prizes went to Mrs. George Thomas and Miss Pauline Smoldt of Waterloo, and Mrs. Robert Patava of Cedar Falls.Other guests were Mrs. Dale Edwards, Ralph Schmitt, Francis Breen, Roxie Noonan and Miss Lucille Larson, all of Waterloo; Mrs. Lee Champagne of Cedar Falls and Mrs. Charles Hogan of Lansing. ~Waterloo Daily Courier, June 14, 1946 - contributor: Cindy Bray Lovell
Announcement has been made of the engagement and forthcoming marriage in June of Miss Marianne Miller, daughter of Representative and Mrs. Earl Miller of Cedar Falls, to John Leschensky, son of Mr. and Mrs. E_ A. Leschensky of Waukon. Miss Miller is attending American university in Washington, D. C. as representative of Cornell College, from which she will graduate in June. Her mother is the former Vera Hood of Independence. Her grandmother, Mrs. W.H. Hood, lives in Independence. ~Bulletin Journal (Independence, Iowa) January 8, 1954 -contributor: Cindy Lovell
LIDDIARD - O'REGAN Waukon - St. Mary’s Catholic church was the setting for the marriage Saturday at 11 of Miss Joanne O’Regan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice O’Regan, to Phillip Liddiard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Franc Liddiard. The bride wore a gown of brocaded silk with a chapel train. A rose-colored silk cap held her fingertip veil and she carried red roses. Mrs. Richard Stark, Chicago, served as matron of honor and Miss Suzanne Hart, Omaha, was bridesmaid. They wore red street-length dresses of velveteen. The bridegroom was attended by Patrick Corrigan, Cedar Rapids, as best man and Thomas O’Regan, Milwaukee, groomsman, Raymond Ryan and Dennis Bresnahan ushered. A wedding dinner was served to 230 guests at the Veterans club. The bride is a graduate of St. Mary’s hospital school of nursing, Rochester, Minn. and is employed at the Good Samaritan Center. Mr. Liddiard is a farmer in Union Prairie Township, where they will make their home.
~Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 29, 1964 -contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
LIEN - PRIOR Last night occurred the marriage of H.H. Lien to Jennie Prior. They will reside in their newly furnished home in this city. Halvor is about this morning receiving congradulations with one hand and handing out cigars with the other. -Iowa Volksblatt, May 29, 1896 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents, in Postville, on Thursday evening, May 28th, 1896, by Rev. H.S. Bargelt, Mr. H.H. Lien and Miss Jennie Prior. The wedding was a very quiet affair, no invitations being issued. Both the contracting parties are well and favorably known in Postville, and all join in the wish for long life and prosperity, with all the happiness accorded to humanity in the holy relation of wedlock. The newly married couple went immediately to their newly furnished and pleasant home, the Dresser residence, on Williams street, where we hope and believe much joy will abide with them through all the coming years. ~Postville Review, June 6, 1896
LIGHT - MACK Married. At Waukon, Iowa, June 30, 1890, by Rev. I. U. McKee, John E. Light and Susie E. Mack. ~Iowa Plain Dealer, Cresco, Howard co., IA, July 3, 1890, P2 C2 - contributed by Joy Moore
LIND - COLE Clinton A. Lind and Ardell Cole, both of Lansing, were married Friday by the Rev. R.L. Van Nice at his home in Waukon. Following a brief wedding trip, they will live at Lansing. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald & Times Journal, Tuesday, January 2, 1934 - contributed by S. Ferrall
LINDERBAUM - MARTENS At the Lutheran parsonage in this city yesterday Rev. E. Bockelman pronounced the words which joined for life Mr. Frank Linderbaum and Miss Hermine Martens, both of this locality. ~Postville Review, February 20, 1903 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LIVINGGOOD - PECHIA MARRIED. At Forest Mills, Iowa, Oct. 21, 1883, by Wm. WERHAN J.P., Mr. Edwin R. LIVINGGOOD to Miss Mallia M. PECHIA, all of Myron, Iowa. ~Postville Review, October 27, 1883 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LIVINGOOD - BEISKER Cecil E. Livingood and Amanda Beisker were married by Rev. J. F. Childress at the bride's home at 2:30 P.M. Saturday, Sept. 21st. The groom is in the service and the bride will reside at Iowa City for the present. The families and friends of the couple wish them a happy and pleasant future. ~Postville Review, Friday, Sept. 27, 1918 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LIVINGOOD - ROLFS Married. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rolfs in Post township, Feb. 25th at four o'clock p.m. occurred the marriage of their daughter Ella to Burtan Livingood. Witnesses -- Hazel Livingood and Walter Rolfs. Rev. R. Kuehns officiated. With the many friends of the parties the Review joins in extending them its best wishes. ~Postville Review, February 27, 1914 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LIVINGOOD - WATERS MARRIED. On December 14, 1881 at the residence of the brides father Robert WATERS, Esq., Ludlow, by Rev. Wm. M. ROBINSON, Webster S. LIVINGOOD of Post township and May E. WATERS of Ludlow township. ~Postville Review, December 17, 1881 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LIVINGSTON - FERRING Lansing, Ia. - The marriage of Ruth Margaret Ferring and Leon Livingston took place here Tuesday morning at Immaculate Conception Church with the Right Rev. Monsignor G.L. Haxmeier officiating at the single ring ceremony. The attendants were Miss Dorothy Ferring, sister of the bride, and Paul Livingston, brother of the bridegroom. Following the ceremny, a three-course wedding dinner was served to 25 guests. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ferring of Lansing. She was graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1934 and the past two years has been employed in a store at Waukon. The bridegroom is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jame Livingston of Harpers Ferry. He was graduated from school there in 1931. Following a wedding trip to various points in Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Livingston will be at home on the Livingston homestead near Paint Rock. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Wednesday evening edition, January 18, 1939 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LOCKWOOD - KELLY Former Harpers Girl Weds. Word received from St. Louis, Mo., informs us of a wedding that took place in that city at the College Church of St. Louis University on Saturday morning, January 31st, the couple united in marriage being Miss Margaret Kelly of Minneapolis and Mr. Harry Whipple Lockwood of Little Rock, Ark. Miss Kelly, born in Harpers Ferry, is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Kelly, formerly of this town, but for some years now residents of Minneapolis. She is a graduate of St. Margaret’s Academy of Minneapolis, is a graduate of the Minnesota University School of Law. The bridal couple were attended by Miss Regina Kelly, sister of the bride, and Mr. Paul Dowling, of St. Louis. After a wedding breakfast at the Hotel Melbourne, the young couple left on a honeymoon trip through the Ozark Mountains for Hot Springs and Little Rock where, in the latter city, the groom is engaged in the legal profession and where they will make their future home. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, Harpers Ferry news column, February 11, 1931 ~contributor: Ann Krumme
LOCKWOOD - MCKNIGHT Married - At the residence of P D Palmer, Saturday, Oct 24th, by the Rev L D Boynton. Mr Charles M Lockwood, of Calmar, to Miss Helen E McKnight, of Waukon. ~Waukon Standard, Oct 29, 1868 - contributor: Bob Hoy
LONGUTT - ENGER At the residence of J. B. Hart, in Postville, 17 Mar. 1893, by Wm. Sheperd, J.P., Mr. John O. Longutt and Miss Agnete J. Enger.
~Postville Review, March 25, 1893 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LONGSETH - ? By not being able to read the "copy" we made a sad mistake in Mr. LONGSETH's name, last week, but he was married just the same and will live just as long.
~Postville Review, April 1, 1893 - contributor: S. Ferrall; note: unfortunately, I do not have the wedding announcement from the previous week. Anyone having additional information on this marriage, please contact the Allamakee co. coordinator.
LOVEN - JACOBSON Waukon- Miss Althea Jacobson and Roy Loven were married July 19 at St. John's Lutheran church by the Rev. David Vaaler. Mrs. Loven is bookkeeper at the Memorial hospital and Good Samaritan Home. Mr. Loven formerly owned an oil station. The couple will make their home here. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette, Fri., July 31, 1964 -from Reid R. Johnson
LOW - WATERS MARRIED. At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel WATERS, five miles south of Postville, March 3rd, 1886, J.W. FERNER, officiating. Mr. Frank S. LOW, of Waukon, to Miss Lizzie WATERS, of Grand Meadow twp. A large list of valuable presents was displayed from members of both families, but we have no list at hand. The young couple go to Nebraska in a few days to make their home, and they take with them the best wishes of a large circle of friends. ~Postville Review, March 6, 1886 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LOWER - STOCK One social event was of more than usual importance, to-wit: the marriage of Frank Lower and Miss Hattie Stock of Ludlow township. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Lower, one of the oldest families in Frankville township. ~Decorah Republican, Mar. 9, 1905 P3 C4.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, occurred the marriage of Frank Lower to Miss Hattie Stock of Ludlow. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stock by Rev. Elliker. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Lower, and is one of the most promising young men. We are not acquainted with the bride but know she must in every way be worthy of her choice. Mr. and Mrs. Lower will make their home on his father’s farm. May their pathway through life be strewn with roses.~Decorah Republican, Mar. 9, 1905 P7 C4 - contributor: Joy Moore
LUBKA - COLSCH The marriage of Miss Marie Colsch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Colsch, former Waukon residents but now of Caledonia, and Merle Lubka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lubka of Castalia, took place in Waukon last Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was performed in the Presbyterian Church by the pastor, the Rev. Aug. H. Grossheim, with a large number of relatives and friends present. Robert Engrav presided at the pipe organ and Miss Frances Steffen sang "I Love You Truly." The attendants were Miss Irene Davy and Darwin Ellis. A wedding dinner for the immediate relatives was followed by a reception at the Waukon Opera House that evening. The new home will be made on a farm near Castalia. ~undated clipping - contributed by Errin Wilker, note: they were married 28 Jun 1945
LUBKA - IDE Today at the St. Paul Lutheran church was solemnized the wedding nuptials of Mr. Henry Lubka and Miss Anna Ide. ~Postville Review, Friday, December 15, 1899 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LUCAS - GREEN In Saratoga, N.Y., Feb 7th, 1878, at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. W. Stiles, by Rev. Foster, Mr. P. W. Lucas and Miss Emma F. Green, all of Postville, Iowa. ~Postville Review, Sat. Feb 16, 1878 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LUDEKING - KIESAU Married. Ludeking-Kiesau, Krieger-Kiesau, Franklin Township, Winneshiek County, May 31.  Ulrich Ludeking and Miss Mary Kiesau, also August Krieger and Miss Bertha Kiesau.  Misses Mary and Bertha Kiesau have been held in high esteem for their many good qualities of mind and heart, and most fortunate indeed are the grooms in securing such noble prizes for life partners.  The same may also be said of the brides in being united to so honorable, respected and highly esteemed young men. ~from a Waukon newspaper, June 1895 - contributor: Kathy Maurer
LUDEKING - SEIKMEIER Miss Clara Williams went to Waukon this morning to attend the wedding of Simon Ludeking, cashier of the Waukon State Bank, and Miss Mattie Seikmeier, which occurs this evening. ~Decorah Republican Sept. 1, 1904 Page 2 ~contributed by Joy Moore
LUEBKA - JAHNKE At six o'clock p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 1925, at St. Paul's Lutheran church in this city occurred the marriage of Mr. Clarence Luebka and Miss Lucille Marie Jahnke, the ceremony being performed by Rev. E.T. Finck, only the immediate relatives of the contracting arties being present. Lester Jahnke and Miss Hazel Luebka officiated as witnesses. The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jahnke of the Frankville locality and a splendid young lady in every way. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Leubka of the Castalia vicinity, an upright, industrious and straight-forward young man. The happy couple will at once settle down to housekeeping in a home on the farm of the groom's father and the Herald joins with their myriad friends in the hope that with the good things of this life they may be abundantly blessed. ~Postville Herald, September 10, 1925 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LUHMAN - SANDERS MARRIED. At the residence of the brides parents in Postville, Dec. 23rd, 1880 by Rev. G.W. PRATT, Mr. Henry S. LUHMAN and Miss Sarah P. SANDERS. A goodly number of invited guests, friends of the "high contracting parties" assembled at the commodious residence of Mr. and Mrs. SANDERS on Thurday evening to witness the happy, though solemn ceremony that united "two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one" and extend warm, heart-felt congratulations to the young couple so auspiciously started out on the voyage of life. We have only space to say it was a pleasant affair throughout. The company was pleasant and agreeable, the presents were nice and appropriate, the supper was superb in every detail and in short "it was good to be there". Of Mr. LUHMAN we can truly say that no young man has ever graduated from the business circles of Postville with more friends and brighter prospects than he. Already the prominent merchant and postmaster of the new town of Bonair, we [illegible] a prosperous future awaits him. Mrs. LUHMAN has grown up to womanhood in our midst, and it is with flattery to say that she always has been ranked among the very best and most respected young ladies of Postville. It is with regret that her many friends part with her, but they yield to a "higher power". May long life and happiness crown them, and peace ahd prosperity settle upon them like a benediction. ~Postville Review, December 25, 1880 - contributor: S. Ferrall
LUNDE - LAABS The marriage of Miss Arlene Laabs, daughter of Mr. Gus Laabs of Lansing, and Mr. Arthur Lunde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Knute Lunde of Mabel, Minnesota, took place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian manse in Lansing, the Rev. Henry Marks, resident pastor, officiating. The attendants were Mrs. Ray Fink, sister of the bride, and Mr. Maynard Lunde, brother of the groom. The bride is a fine young woman, a graduate of the Lansing high school, and for a number of years has been an employee of the Lansing Button Company. The groom is manager of the New Albin skating rink. Mrs. Lunde was attired in a beautiful blue gown with blue accessories, while her attendant wore a teal blue dress with blue accessories. The groom and best man were attired in conventional blue suits. After the ceremony a light lunch was served at the bride's home to the immediate families of both contracting parties. Mr. and Mrs. Lunde have made no special plans for the future, but will spend the holidays in Lansing. They have the best wishes of many friends (the Journal included) for a long, happy and prosperous married life.
~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, Iowa; December 24, 1941 ~contributor: Erin Wilker
LUTH - ? Eighty-five relatives and friends gathered at the Fetketter Bros. home Sunday afternoon for a shower on Mr. and Mrs. Henry Luth who were married at Lansing I.C. Church Monday [Feb 17, 1947]. Among those from here attending the ceremony at Lansing were Charles Fetketter, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Ashbacher, Mrs. J.R. Ashbacher, Mrs. George Verthein, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Welper, William and Ruth, Mmes. H.O. and Josephine Buntrock, Mr. and Mrs. U.J. Ashbacher and son Sylvan. The newlyweds will settle down on the Robert Hartley farm where the groom is employed. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, Iowa, February 19, 1947 - contributor: Errin Wilker
LYNN - WELCH Miss Veronica Welch of Postville and Dr. C. E. Lynn of this city were united in marriage on Friday afternoon, March 1, at St. Paul. The bride is a graduate nurse and received her training at Finley Hospital, completing her studies in 1916. Since that time she has followed her profession in this city. Dr. Lynn received his education at the Rush Medical Institute in Chicago, and since his graduation, a year and a half ago, has been located in Dubuque. The young couple will make their home here. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, and re-printed in the Postville Review, Friday, March 29, 1918 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
LYONS - POWERS July 9,  1966 - Sheila Powers and Gary Lyons. Place: St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral, La Crosse, Wisconsin. ~Allamakee Journal, July 13, 1966 -contributor: Errin Wilker
LYONS - RUSSELL Married - in Makee township July 3rd, 1869, by Rev. R Ricker, Mr. Samuel L. Lyons to Miss Catherine Russell.
~Waukon Standard, July 8, 1869 - contributor: Bob Hoy
LYONS - RUSSELL Married - in Makee township July 3rd, 1869, by Rev. R Ricker, Mr. Volney D. Lyons to Miss Elvira Russell.
~Waukon Standard, July 8, 1869 - contributor: Bob Hoy

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