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McADAM - COWLES Monday evening, May 31st, 1886, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Cowles near Postville, Iowa, their daughter, Miss Jennie, to Mr. William McAdam. Ceremony by Rev. S. T. McKim. The only thing we know against either party, is their departure from the community. Mr. McAdam has made a fortune, and Mrs. McAdam might have done worse. Their future home is to be in western Nebraska. ~Postville Review, Sat., June 5, 1886 - contributor: Reid Johnson
McADAM - MOTT At the home of the bride in Postville, Dec. 3rd, 1878, by Rev. G.W. PRATT, Mr. Jas. McADAM and Miss Mary A. MOTT, all of Postville, Iowa. The Review was kindly remembered with a bountiful supply of rich cake for which the happy couple have our most sincere thanks. The union is more than ordinarily felicitous and happy. Both the contracting parties have been long and favorably known to Postville society, and it is no flattery to say that they have always stood at the head of that society. Anything that we could say would not add to the estimation in which they are held by those who have known them much longer and more intimately than we have. In each of their spheres they have maintained a position seldom equalled and never excelled. In all the varied relations of life they may be safely held up as models for the young ladies and gentlemen of our country. Such a union of hearts and hands must be a pride to the relatives and a gratification to the friends. It is the humble wish of the Review
that the storms of life may be tempered to them and all that measure of happiness possible in a world of care may be theirs to enjoy. Bon voyage. ~Postville Review, December 7, 1878 - contributor: S. Ferrall
McARDLE - unknown Fred McARDLE, the genial fireman on the freight train of this branch of the B.C.R. & N.R.R. has recently been down to Illinois and got married. His wife will be up next week. He has rented Ed. WILSON's house. ~Postville Review, August 2, 1884 - contributor: S. Ferrall
McCABE - HURM Louis McCabe (son of Francis Kennedy McCabe) married Kathryn Casilda Hurm (daughter of David W. Hurm & Nellie Kelly) on 2 Jun 1920 at Immaculate Conception Church. Ceremony performed by Rev. GL Haxmere. Witnesses: Charles Hurm & Imelda McCabe ~Marriage Record: Allamakee Co: Register 11, page 195 - contributor: CJ Bowden
McCLELLAND - FAIR MARRIED. At Monona, Oct. 7, 1884, at the home of the bride's parents Miss Annie FAIR to P.W. McCLELLAND, both of this place. The happy couple took the Tuesday train to Chicago. ~Postville Review, October 18, 1884 - contributor: S. Ferrall
McCLINTOCK - BANKS George A. McClintock and Mrs. Effie A. Banks were quietly united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in this city on Tuesday, 27 Aug. 1912. The groom is well and favorably known throughout this section. The bride comes from Maxwell, Iowa, but for some time past has resided in this locality, and those of her acquaintance speak highly of her as a splendid christian lady. They will go immediately to housekeeping on the groom's farm two miles north of Postville, where we trust they will be abundantly blessed with health, happiness and prosperity. ~Postville Review ~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
McCLINTOCK - SWENSON At the residence of James Mather, in Postville, Feb. 13th, 1898, by Rev. Barton, Mr. George McClintock and Miss Mary Swenson. ~Postville Review, Fri., 18 Feb. 1898 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
McCORMICK - SCHULTZ Carl McCormick and Miss Marie Schultz, both residing in Paint Creek township, were wedded at St. Pius church, Cherry Mound, by the Rev. H. Krieger. They were attended by Leonard McCormick and Miss Margaret Brady. ~La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press, 27 Jun. 1934 P 5 C 4 & 5 - from 'LA'
McDONALD - HAMMEL An elaborate wedding event was staged at the home of Mr. John Hammel of this city on Wednesday afternoon when his daughter, Miss Pearl Izetta, was given in marriage to Mr. J. F. McDonald of Mason City, in the presence of about fifty guests. Rev. N. F. Hicks of Castalia officiated. The couple were unattended, little Alice Hammel, a niece of the bride, officiating as flower girl. The bride is one of Postville's most charming young ladies. The groom is a former Postville boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald of Dubuque, Iowa. The couple will be "at home" in Mason City, Iowa, after Sept. 1st, where the groom holds the responsible position as first trick in the dispatchers office of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul railway. ~Postville Herald, Fri., 15 Aug. 1919. (extracted from a longer write-up) ~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
McGHEE - COOK Married, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Post township, on Thursday morning, Oct 12, 1893, by Rev. MILLER, of Castalia, Mr. Elmer A. McGHEE and Miss Mertie COOK, both of Post township. Thus are another pair of Allamakee county's best and most highly respected young people joined together in that most scared relation, and that their pathway all along life's journey may be strewn with choicest flowers is the wish of the Review and a host of other friends of Elmer and Mertie. The happy couple took a short trip to Lawler to visit friends. ~Postville Review, October 21, 1893 - contributor: S. Ferrall
McGHEE - EATON Married - At Waukon, Iowa, Dec. 10th, 1869 by C.S. Stilwell Esq., Mr. Lucius McGhee to Miss Ruth Eaton. ~Waukon Standard, December 9, 1869 - contributor: Jan Miller
McGHEE - JENNYWINE Married. At the residence of the bride's parents, in Jefferson twp., on Sunday May 17th, Mr. Jas. H. McGHEE and Miss Sophia JENNYWINE were united in marriage. They have taken up their residence in Postville. ~Postville Review, May 23, 1885 - contributor: S. Ferrall
McGHEE - THIBODO At Hardin, Ia., March 14, at 8:30 p.m., at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. R. M. Ackerman, Mr. Henry B. McGhee to Miss Clara Thibido. The young couple are well known in our vicinity, where they have resided for many years. A large number of friends were present and left many costly and useful gifts. The newly married couple will go immediately to Bagley, Iowa, their future home, where they will be followed by the best wishes of their many friends. May they realize God's richest blessings. ~Postville Review, Sat. March 17, 1894 - contributor: Reid Johnson
McGILVER - OWEN MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.W. OWEN, near Fletcher, Io., Nov. 24th, by Rev. Mr. HAYDEN, Mr. Lile McGILVER to Miss Alice V. OWEN. Quite a number of relatives and friends were present at the wedding and presented them with a goodly number of nice and appropriate presents. Of Mr. McGILVER we know nothing, but that he has secured an estimable young lady and a good wife. They will occupy Mr. McGILVER's residence near Fletcher. ~Postville Review, December 18, 1886 - contributor: S. Ferrall
McKENNA - SMERUD A very pretty wedding was solemnized Thanksgiving morning at St. Joseph’s Catholic church at 8 o’clock when Miss Evangeline Smerud, third oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Smerud was united in holy matrimony to Harold McKenna, son of Mrs. Marie McKenna of Caledonia. The Rev. L. Hayes, pastor, officiated, using the single ring ceremony, and offering the Nuptial Mass. The attendants were Miss Margretta Smerud, sister of the bride, and Walter Keenan of Waukon, a friend of the bridal party. The bride was attired in a teal blue suit with fur trimming and wine accessories. The bridesmaid was dressed in dusty rose with wine accessories. The men wore dark suits. Special organ music was played during the services by Miss Gladys Ryan; and the wedding breakfast was served in the church parlors. A wedding reception was given in their honor at Dreamland Ballroom in the evening, and on Friday evening a reception was given at Union Hall at Caledonia. The couple left for Chicago Saturday to visit relatives. Upon their return they will make their home at Pickwick, Minn., where the groom is engaged in the restaurant business. The Journal joins their many friends in wishing them a long, happy and prosperous married life.
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Miss Evangeline Smerud, a bride of Thanksgiving morning, was honored at a miscellaneous shower at the home of Miss Elizabeth Rouster last Tuesday evening. Chinese checkers were played, with Miss Loretta Ryan being awarded head prize; Miss Elizabeth Hartley, consolation. Those present including the honored guest and prize winners were Misses Rosemary and Margaretta Smerud, Dolores Meyer, Lois Kumpf, Evelyn Krueger, Dorothy Irons, and Mrs. Gilman Beeler. Evangeline received many useful gifts.
~Allamakee Journal, New Albin news column, Dec 6, 1939 - contributor: Ann Krumme
McLEAN - KERR MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents near Postville, March 3rd, 1887, by the Rev. J.W. FERNER, Mr. S. Hart McLEAN to Miss Lavina KERR, of Henderson Prairie. A pleasant company had gathered in response to the fascination of a wedding invitation, of all ages from the child of a year to the gray haired sire of eighty-five winters. At the appointed time the bride appeared, neatly attired in electric blue and taking a position facing the company, with the man of her choice -- was made one in a neat brief ceremony. [a description of the festivities followed] Mr. and Mrs. McLEAN will soon make their home in Michigan on a fruit farm. The best wishes of all go with this worthy couple.~Postville Review, March 12, 1887 - contributor: S. Ferrall
McLOUGHLIN - DANAHER Wm McLOUGHLIN and Mararet DANAHER, marriage certificate. ~Waukon Standard, April 8, 1869 - contributor: Bob Hoy
McMARTIN - BOLLMAN At the residence of M.A. BOLLMAN, on Thursday, Sept 27th, 1888, by Rev. W.D. HARTSOUGH, Mr. Amos McMARTIN and Miss Rena BOLLMAN, all of Winneshiek Co. Iowa. ~Postville Review, October 6, 1888 - contributor: S. Ferrall
McMASTER - OLSON At the Methodist parsonage, West Union, Iowa, Monday evening, 21 Nov. 1898, by the Rev. J. S. Davis, Mr. Mark McMaster, of West Union, and Miss Louise Olson, of Postville. ~Postville Review, Fri., 2 Dec. 1898 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
McMILLAN - BYRNES Waukon – In a ceremony performed Saturday at 22 in St. Mary’s church, Miss Elizabeth Byrnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Byrnes of Dorchester, became the bride of Robert McMillan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald McMillan of Stanley. The Rev. Vincent Simon officiated. Fashioned in Taffeta, the bride’s gown was styled with a scalloped neckline appliquéd with Alecon lace and pearls. The skirt, marked with the same lace, extended into a chapel train. Her fingertip veil was held to a crown of seed pears and sequins and she carried a crescent bouquet of red roses. Miss Margaret Byrnes, of Minneapolis, maid of honor for her sister, wore a dress of sapphire blue silk organza over taffeta with a matching bow headpiece. She carried an arrangement of white mums. Richard Rau of Oelwein was best man. Eldon Ingamells of Stanley and Dennis Byrnes of Dorchester seated the guests. Two hundred guests attended a reception given in the church hall. The bride was graduated from Mercy hospital school of nursing at Dubuque. She is employed by Schoitz hospital at Waterloo. The bridegroom farms near Stanley, where the couple will make their home. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette, Sepember 9, 1962 - contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
McMORROW - WELCH Waukon - Miss Jean Welch, daughter of Pete Welch, farmer of this vicinity, and Private James McMorow of Santa Ana, Calif., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William McMorrow of this vicinity, were married Tuesday morning at St. Mary's Church at Lycurgus. The Rev. Dennis O'Leary, pastor, celebrated th enuptial mass and the attendants were Mrs. Quentin Collins and John E. McMorrow, sister and brother of the contracting parties. Following the ceremony a dinner was served at the William Kaveny home here. The bride is a graduate of Waukon High School, since which time she has been teaching in the Allamakee County rural schools. Her husband formerly assisted on the home farm prior to entering the Army last summer. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Tuesday, March 9, 1943 - contributor: S. Ferrall
McNEIL - PALAS At St. Bridget's Catholic church in this city at 5:30 o'clock on Wednesday morning April 30th, occurred the marriage of Mr. Daniel McNeil and Miss Anora Palas, Rev. Father Clune tying the nuptial knot. Following the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Palas, where an elaborate breakfast was served, after which the bridal couple left by auto for West Union, where they boarded the Rock Island Passenger for Cedar Rapids and other points. On their return they will settle down to housekeeping in their beautifullyfurnished home in this city. The contracting parties are among Postville's most widely known and highly respected young people, and with their myriad friends the Review joins in extending to them its kindliest wishes for health, happiness and prosperity. ~Postville Review, May 2, 1913 - contributor: Mary Durr
McNEIL - SUTCLIFF H. A. McNeil, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. McNeil, went to Mason City, March 21st, where he was married to Miss Ella Sutcliffe of Luana, whose mother lives at Mason City.- Iowa Volksblatt, April 3, 1896 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MACKEY - DEERING MARRIED. At the M.E. parsonage on Friday evening, Feb 20, 1885 by Rev. McKIM, Mr. Oliver MACKEY and Laura A. DEERING. It was a quiet wedding, only a few friends being present. ~Postville Review, February 28, 1885 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MACKLENBURG - KUHSE Hymeneal Happenings. On Wednesday morning, Oct. 22nd, at ten o'clock, at St. Paul's Lutheran church in this city occurred the marriage of Mr. William Macklenburg and Miss Freida Kuhse, the Rev. E. Bockelman officiating. ~Postville Review, October 24, 1902 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MADARY - PETTIT Geo. C. MADARY and Miss Edna B. PETTIT were married Tuesday. ~Postville Review, October 17, 1891- contributor: S. Ferrall
MADDEN - McCORMACK A double wedding, at the home of Rev. R.D. McCormack, Jan. 1, 1891, by Rev. BISSELL, D.D., president of Upper Iowa University; Miss Nettie G. McCORMACK to Mr. Edward W. MADDEN and Miss Florence I. McCormack to Mr. George S. Reid. Mr. and Mrs. MADDEN will go to Los Angelos, Cal., the last of January, to reside. ~Postville Review, January 10, 1891 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MAGEE - MILLER A very pretty wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller of this city on Wednesday evening, September 18, 1912, when his sister, Miss Jessie M. Miller, of Seattle, Washington,was married to Mr. Rupert Magee of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. At the appointed hour, six o'clock, the mellow music of the wedding march pealed forth softly from the piano, Miss Blanche Durno presiding, the bridal couple took their places behind an altar of roses, where the Rev. W.J. McVettie, pastor of the First Episcopal church of Decorah, in a most impressive manner performed the nuptial ceremony agreeably to the beautiful and solemn rites of his church, in the presence of the assembled relatives and friends. A conspicuous and appropriate decoration above the wedding altar was the Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack, one the loved emblem of the bride's country, the other the cherished flag of the groom, emblematic of the fact that the union just consummated marked the joining of a United States maiden to a Canadian man and that while each might always love their own flag most, each would forever respect the others rights and there should be no friction, for they would love each other best of all. Following the usual season for congratulations a splendid wedding super was served and heartily enjoyed, afterwhich a happy social season ensued until the eleven o'clock Milwaukee passenger bore Mr. and Mrs. Magee Chicago ward on their wedding trip. They will be "at home" after Nov. 1st, Brandon, Manitoba. The contracting parites are but little known here, but those who have met them speak most graciously of them. They are friends of our friends, and as such we join in sending heartiest, well wishes for a long and happy wedded life. Out of town guests were -- Mr. and Mrs. Edson Sewell, New Hampton; Mr.and Mrs. S. Stafford, Mrs. M. Stafford, Monona; Mrs. C. Bowen, Mrs. C. Buck, Mrs. C. Deloss, Mrs. S. Grady, Mrs. G. Dean, Gerald Dean - McGregor; Mrs. W. Evans, Elkader; Rev and Mrs. W.F. McVettie, Decorah. ~Postville Review, September 20, 1920 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MAGNUSSON - ATKINS Lansing, Ia. - The marriage of Miss Effie Atkins of Victoria, Va., and Harold Magnusson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Magnusson of Lansing, was a nuptial event of Christmas day. The ceremony took place at Norfolk, Va., where their home will be made. The groom is a radio operator in the service of the government at Norfolk.
~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Sunday morning edition, January 3, 1932 - from S. Ferrall
MAHONEY - CALLAHAN Mrs. Joe Mahoney (Marge Callahan) of Waukon, a bride of last month, was an honored guest at a picnic supper at the Park last Thursday evening, given by her many young Lansing friends. They presented her with a beautiful console mirror as a wedding gift. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, August 7, 1929 ~contributor: Ann Krumme. Note: there may have been a bigger write-up about the wedding in previous issues of this or Waukon newspapers.
MAKEPEACE - BUCKNAM MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father in Bloomfield twp., Winneshiek county, Iowa, on Thursday evening Nov. 20th, 1884, by Rev. R.D. McCORMACK, Mr. Charles F. MAKEPEACE and Miss Ella May BUCKNAM. ~Postville Review, November 22, 1884 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MANDERSCHEID - WALDRON Anna Waldron (dau of Peter Waldron and Mary Gavin) m Peter Manderscheid of Lansing, 30 Jan 1906. ~St. Mary's church records (Lycurgus), currently being held at the Immaculate Conception rectory in Lansing - contributor: Kathy Ward
MANJA - LINDERBAUM At four o'clock last Wednesday afternoon, April 21st, at St. Pauls Lutheran parsonage in this city, occurred the marriage of Miss Emma Linderbaum and Mr. Chas. Manja of Chicago Heights, Illinois, the Rev. E. E. T. Finck performing the ceremony. The bride wore a gown of rosewood crepe and carried a boquet of butterfly roses. The groom was attired in a suit of Brown. Immediately after the ceremony an elaborate wedding supper was served the bridal party in the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. H. F. Schultz. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Linderbaum of this city and is well and favorably known to a wide circle of acquaintances and friends in this locality. Mr. and Mrs. Manja will reside in Chicago Heights, Illinois, where the groom holds a position with Montgomery Ward & Co.. With many friends of the contracting parties the Herald joins in extending well wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Manja.- Postville Herald, Thur., April 29, 1926 - contributor Reid R. Johnson
MANNIGEL - KEAN

Kane - Mannigel Nuptials
It is our pleasure this week to narrate a most happy event which took place at Lansing, Ia., Wednesday morning, Oct. 27th, when Miss Nellie Kean, only daughter of Mrs. Chas. Kean, was united in marriage to Robert Mannigel, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Mannigel of Harwick, at Paint Rock church by Rev. Father Shean, of Lansing.  Miss Margaret Guder, of Lansing, acted as bridesmaid, and Will Kean, of South McGregor, cousin of the bride, was best man.  About forty relatives and friends attended, and after the ceremony a sumptuous breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother.  Mr. and Mrs. Mannigel received many beautiful presents.  Guests from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Byrn, of Randon, N.D.; Mrs. Vol Woolsey, of LaCrosse, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Aird, of Ion, Ia., and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Kennedy and two children, Leo and Regina, of Hardwick.  The bride is a cousin of Mrs. J. P. Kennedy and it was while visiting here at the Kennedy home that the romance began which culminated in the wedding last week.  The bride is a popular young lady of refinement and while here endeared herself to all who had the pleasure of meeting her.  Mr. Mannigel is an upright and industrious young man and has the respect and confidence of everyone..  The happy couple have the best wishes of their Hardwick friends.  They left Wednesday for Luverne where they will be at home to the many friends after Dec. 1st.
~Hardwick News, Hardwick, Rock County, Minnesota, November 5, 1909

The following week's edition of the Hardwick News: R. C. Mannigel and bride, nee Nellie Kean, whose marriage was solmnized at the bride's home in Lansing, Ia., on Wednesday of last week, arrived in Luverne Thursday evening of last week and have since been engaged in getting settled in their home on North McKenzie street, which Mr.Mannigel recently purchased of Rev. Ingv. Hustrdt.  The Herald joins with their many friends in extending congratulations and good wishes.
- contributor: Marty Gale

MANNING - BLAKE Dorchester- St. Mary’s Catholic church provided the setting for the wedding Saturday at 10:30 of Miss Patricia Ann Blake, daughter of Mrs. Patrick Blake and the late Mr. Blake, and George Manning, of Eitzen, Minn., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Manning of Lansing. The Rev. William O’Brien officiated. The bride chose a gown of lace over taffeta. Her shoulder length veil was caught to a jeweled crown and she carried red roses. Attendants were sister of the bridal couple, Miss Connie Blake of New Hampton, maid of honor; Miss Mary Manning of Lansing and Judy Blake, bridesmaids. Miss Christine Blake was junior bridesmaid. Pat Manning served his brother as best man. Vincent Manning and Edward Blake were groomsmen. Raymond Manning was ring bearer. Ushers were Larry Larson and Kenneth Manning of Waukon. A dinner and reception for 150 guests was given in the church basement. The bride has been employed at the Lansing Button Works. Mr. Manning farms near Eitzen, where they will make their home. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette; May 11, 1965 -contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
MANNING - WHALEN Michael F. Manning (son of Thomas Manning & Mary Shandley) married Catherine Whalen (daughter of Kerns Whalen & Caroline Hurm) on 29 Apr 1889 in Allamakee Co. Witness: Mary Whalen. License applied for on 17 Apr 1889.
NOTE: Catherine's father's name is spelled Keirnan in marriage record. ~Marriage Record - Allamakee Co: 1880-1893, pg 81 & Marriage Record - Allamakee Co: 1879-1888, pg 124 -contributor: CJ Bowden
MARONDE - MEYER The following item, clipped from the Cresco Plaindealer, will be of interest to Postville readers:
"Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 9th, occurs the marriage of Mr. Herman F. MARONDE and Miss Amanda F. MEYER, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.A.T. MEYER, of Davis Corners." ~Postville Review, October 12, 1895 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MARQUARDT - ROBERTS MARRIED. in Postville, June 5th, Mr. Charles G. MARQUARDT of Des Moines, to Miss Libbie R. ROBERTS, of Postville. The couple took the Burlington train for their future home at Des Moines. ~Postville Review, June 8, 1889 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MARQUIS - BURLING On Tuesday evening, August 16th, occurred the marriage of Miss Josephine Burling, of this city, and Mr. Frank Leslie Marquis, of Waterloo, Iowa, the event taking place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Burling. Genevieve Burling, sister of the Bride, sang "O Promise Me", and Beth Burling, five-year-old niece of the bride served as ring bearer. The bride and groom are both graduates of Upper Iowa University, the bride is also a graduate of Northwestern University, In Evanston, Illinois, and has taught high school English at Duluth, Minn., the past year. According to the Waterloo Courier the groom is identified with the business interests of Waterloo and no proposition was ever considered or carried out by the Chamber of Commerce in which he did not have an important part. He has been the business agent in carrying through some of the most important transactions in realty in Waterloo. The couple will reside in Waterloo where the groom is a investment broker and real estate dealer. ~Postville Review, August 19, 1910 (marriage write-up was lengthly, the above info. was extracted) - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MARSDEN - SWEENEY

Marsden-Sweeney marriage certificate, Jan 1850

Matthew Marsden - Mary Sweeney (age 22)
The above parties have been joined in marriage this 14th of January, 1850 by D. Dunne Catholic Priest
~Marriage certificate - contributor: Tammy O'Hare Kuhn -note: the marriage took place in Galena Ill. The couple removed to Allamakee county and ran a hotel/bar, lived and raised their family in Waukon until their passing.

MARSH - RATHBURN Clarkie Marsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Marsh of this city, was married at Waterloo, Sept. 17th, to a Miss Hattie May Rathburn of Spring Valley, Minn. They will reside at Waterloo where a host of the groom's friends will join in extending him and his all kinds of good wishes. ~Postville Review, Friday, Sept. 25, 1908 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MARSTON - CARITHERS At the residence of the bride's parents, Sept. 6th, at 5 o'clock p.m., Arthur F. Marston to Jennie M. Carithers, Rev. J. W. Ferner officiating. No cards. The review expresses earnest congratulations of this happy event. We are unacquainted with the bride except by reputation, but we know that this is a contract and copartnership worthy to be made, and presages happy results. Arthur has procrastinated a good while, but it is better late than never. We doubt not he has secured a prize worth waiting for. The newly wedded couple will soon be "at home" in Postville, where they will receive the best wishes of the entire community for their happiness and prosperity. ~Postville Review, Sat., 12 Sept. 1885. ~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MARTENS - BLUMHAGEN Theodore Martens and Johanna Blumhagen, married June 18, 1886 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
MARTENS - REINHART MARRIAGE. At the Lutheran parsonage, four o'clock Wednesday afternoon Rev. R. KUEHNE united in marriage Mr. Richard MARTENS and Miss Anna REINHART. The witnesses were Frank LINDERBAUM and Ella MARTENS. The young couple will live in the second house of Theodore MARTENS. ~Postville Review, June 4, 1909 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MARTIN - HEINS At the home of Fritz Heins, a half mile west of Postville, yesterday forenoon, occurred the marriage of Willie Martin and Miss Martha Heins, Rev. Bockelmann officiating. We extend congratulations. ~Postville Review, Oct. 7, 1898 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MARYATT - LINDBERG Married at Waukon by Rev. A.M. May, O.H. Maryatt and Miss H.H. Lindberg of New Albin. ~Waukon Standard, May 29, 1873 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MATHIS - EVANSON Decorah - At St. Benedict's Catholic church Monday morning, Miss Charlotte Evanson, Decorah, daughter of Mrs. Oscar Evanson, Harpers Ferry, and Raymond Mathis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mathis, Harpers Ferry, were united in marriage, Rev. Fr. Daniel O'Sullivan performing the ceremony. Miss Betty Seering was bridesmaid, and William Mathis, cousin of the groom, was best man. The bride has been employed in the Donlon pharmacy, Decorah. The groom is engaged in farming near Harpers Ferry, where they will live. ~Waterloo Sunday Courier, January 19, 1950 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MATHIS - TROENDLE June 3, 1941; Anna Troendle and Delbert Mathis; Immaculate Conception Church, Lansing ~Allamakee Journal, June 11, 1941 -contributor: Errin Wilker
MATIAK - KEHR Miss Dora Kehr, a popular Lansing lady, and Mr. Joseph Matiak of LaCrosse, were married on April 27, 1904, Rev. A. Kegel officiating.
~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, May 1, 1929 in the Looking Back to 1904 column - contributor: Ann Krumme
MATOON - STOEHR Hon. L.B. MATTOON, of Elgin, present state senator for this district, and Miss Lillie STOEHR were married recently. ~Postville Review, November 24, 1888 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MAUSEY - HELMING The marriage of Miss Selma Helming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Helming of Ludlow, and Mr. Wm. Mausey of Storm Lake took place Thursday at the bride's home.
~LaCrosse Tribune, Waukon, Iowa column, March 8, 1909 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MAUSS - BLAKE Beatrice Blake Wed Tuesday - Dorchester Girl is Bride of Cornelius Mauss of New Albin - - Miss Beatrice Blake of Dorcheser became the bride of Cornelius Mauss of New Albin in a nuptial mass held Tuesday morning at nine o’clock at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester by the Rev. M.J. Brogan. Attendants were Miss Mary Hammel, cousin of the groom and John Blake, brother of the bride. A wedding breakfast was served to the immediate families at the home of the bride‘s parents. Mrs. Mauss is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Blake of Dorchester. Her husband is the youngest son of Mrs. Florence Mauss of New Albin. Mr. Mauss is engaged in the produce business in New Albin with a brother. Their home will be made in that village. A reception was given that evening at the Dreamland Ballroom in New Albin. ~Waukon Republican & Standard, Wednesday, February 26, 1941 - from Errin Wilker

A pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Mary’s church, Dorchester, yesterday morning at 9 o’clock when Miss Beatrice Blake became the bride of Mr. Cornelius Mauss of New Albin. Father Brogan, resident pastor, pronounced the wedding vows an offered the nuptial mass. Attendants were Miss Mary Hammel, a cousin of the groom, and Mr. John Blake, brother of the bride. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was enjoyed at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Blake, of near Dorchester. In the evening a wedding reception and dance was given in their honor at Dreamland Ballroom, New Albin. Mr. Mauss is the youngest son of Mrs. Florence Mauss of New Albin where the new home will be made. He is engaged in the produce business with his brother there. This paper joins their many friends in extending congratulations to the happy couple. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, February 19, 1941 - contributor: Ann Krumme

MAUSS - SELBERG Waukon, Ia. - Another late December wedding was that of Miss Leone Selberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Selberg, Waukon, to Ray Mauss, a former resident of Waukon, but now serving the navy as a Diesel motor instructor at Iowa State college, Ames. The ceremony was performed by Rev. E.M. De Buhr. Their home will be in Ames. ~Waterloo Daily Courier, January 8, 1943 - contributor: S. Ferrall
Note: the couple were married December 26, 1942.

MAUSS - TROENDLE

Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Mauss wedding photo

Lucille Troendle and Bernard Mauss. Married June 20, 1939 in Lansing, Iowa. Attendants: Mark Mauss and Dorothy (Ferring) Schwartzhoff.   Photo L-R: Mark Mauss, Dorothy (Ferring) Schwartzhoff, Lucille (Troendle) Mauss and Bernard Mauss.
~local newspaper - contributor: Errin Wilker
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Patricia Ann Strong & Danny Robert Maust were married 20 Oct 1973 at the United Methodist Church in Lansing. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, Oct 1973 ~contributed by Cindy (Maust) Smith ~scan of photo by Errin Wilker (includes photo)
MAY - DAHLY Relatives in Lansing have been apprised of the marriage of Miss Bernice Dahly and Mr. Merlin May, which took place in Chicago a week ago Monday, Feb. 15th. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Dahly of this city and for a time was a popular schoolteacher in this county. More recently she has been employed in Chicago as well as her husband where the new home will be made. Mr. May is a son of Mr. and Mrs. "Chick" May of Jefferson and later moved to near Reno, Minn. The Journal joins in extending the best wishes to this happy couple. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, undated clipping - contributor: Errin Wilker
MAY - STODDARD A neat wedding card announces the marriage at Waukon, on Wednesday, of Robert Bruce May and Lucy Taylor Stoddard. The Review extends congratulations. ~Postville Review, October 7, 1893 ~contributor: S. Ferrall
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Married on October 4, 1893 at the home of the bride's parents, R. Bruce May and Miss Lucy Stoddard. A.M. May tied the nuptial knot.
~The Democrat, Waukon, Oct. ?, 1893 ~contributor: S. Ferrall
MAY - UHL Waukon, Ia., Jan 7 - Waukon's relatives have received word of the marriage of John May, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John May of Waukon, and Miss Lulu Uhl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Uhl of Postville, which took place in Hollywood, Cal., last September. Mr. May was assistant superintendent of county schools in Alamakee county for several years. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Thursday evening edition, January 7, 1932 - from S. Ferrall
MAY - YEOMAN Married - At Waukon, Nov 20, 1868, by Rev. R Ricker, Mr Charles K. May to Miss Adel Yeoman.
~Waukon Standard
, Nov. 25, 1868 - contributor: Bob Hoy
MECOTA - SCHULER MARRIED. At the Catholic church in Postville on Feb 11th, Mr. John MECOTA of Spillville and Miss Katie SCHULER of Grand Meadow twp. ~Postville Review, February 15, 1890 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MEDARY - HALE We are pleased to note the marriage of E.F. MEDARY, of the Waukon Democrat, and Miss Emily H. HALE, of Waukon, May 2nd. May much joy, happiness and prosperity await them. ~Postville Review, May 5, 1888 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MEDARY - PETTIT Geo. C. Medary and Miss Edna B. Pettit were married at the Baptist church Tuesday morning, Rev. D. N. Mason officiating. ~Postville Review (Waukon Items column), Sat., Oct. 17, 1891 - contributor: Reid Johnson
MEIER - EGGERT MARRIED - At the residence of Henry Eggert, in Postville, on Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 1898, by Rev. Bockelman, Mr. C. F. Meier and Miss Emma Eggert. The groom comes in from the country, the old Ed. Clark farm, and will buy stock for Hall Roberts & Son. We have known the bride for some years, and know her to be worthy of as good a husband as there is in the state, and we believe she has secured one worthy of her. They have already gone to housekeeping in the Dresser house near Mr. McEwen's, where we wish them all the joy, happiness and prosperity atainable in this world. "So mote it be." ~Postville Review, Fri., December 23, 1898 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MEIER - FOELS Married. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Foels in Post township, at 12 o'clock, noon, on Feb. 25th, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Amanda, to Christ Meier. Witnesses-- Miss Mary Meyer and Otto Foels. 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
MEIER - GERICKE On Tuesday occurred the marriage of Christ. Meier and Miss Ida Gericke at the home of the bride's parents. A large number of relatives and friends were present, Rev. J. Gass performing the ceremony.-Iowa Volksblatt, October 12, 1893 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MEIER - HARNACK Louis Heinrich Meier and Emma Harnack, married October 8, 1887 by Pastor John Gass.
~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
MEIER - HINSCH Chris F. Meier, son of C.W. Meier, of Post township, was married at Farmersburg, on Wednesday of this week, to an estimable young lady of that place. Most of the relatives from here attended the wedding, which was an enjoyable affair. The Review extends cordial greeting to the happy pair. [note: name of bride not given]
~Postville Review, October 22, 1897 - contributor: S. Ferrall
~update, identifying the bride -
Christian F. Meier married Claudina Caroline Marie Hinsch on Oct. 20, 1897 at Farmersburg - contributor: Grace (Benjegerdes) Keir
MEIER - LOEFFLER On Tuesday of this week at the Lutheran parsonage in Cresco occurred the marriage of Mr. Cloy Meier of this city and Miss Viola Loeffler of West Union. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. John Healy of West Union, and is a young lady held in the highest esteem by all who know her. The groom is a son of Mrs. Chris Meier of this city, an honorable and upright young man in every particular, and is at present engaged as an assistant at the Home Oil Co. station. Mr. and Mrs. Meier will begin housekeeping at once in the home of his mother in this city, and the Herald joins with the many friends of this splendid couple in extending its best wishes for a long, happy and prosperous wedded life. ~Postville Herald, Wed., Nov. 2, 1933 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MEIER - SHEEHY At St. Bridget's Catholic church in this city at six o'clock on Wednesday morning, April 29, 1914, occurred the marriage of Mr. George Meier and Miss Christina M. Sheehy, both of this city, the Rev. Father J.J. Clune officiating. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Meier and the bride a daughter of Mrs. Anna Thill Sheehy. Both are highly respected young people and the Review joins many friends in the wish that health, happiness and plenty may be theirs abundantly. Immediately after the ceremony the young couple left via the Rock Island on a wedding trip to Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis, after which they well be "at home" in Postville. ~Postville Review, May 1, 1914 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MEIKLE - SHAFF Hugh B. Meikle and Estella E. Shaff were married on 27 November 1890 at Ludlow
~certificate of marriage #1272 - contributor: email anonymously
MEINDL - BURKE Hanover – Miss Judy Burke and Howard Meindl both of Minneapolis were married Saturday at 10:30 in St. Mary’s Catholic church. The Rev. Vincent Simon officiated. Miss Burke is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Burke of Dorchester. Mr. Meindl is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Meindl of Manitowoc, Wis. The bride’s gown was fashioned of nylon organza over taffeta. Her bouffant veil was attached to an orange blossom crown and she carried a cascade of red roses. Three sisters of the bride served as her attendants. Miss Mary Kay Burke of Minneapolis was maid of honor, and Miss Betty Burke of Minneapolis and Miss Sheryl Bresnahan of Cedar Rapids, bridesmaids. Miss Peggy Burke of Dorchester was her sister’s junior bridesmaid. The attendants wore gowns of blue peau de soie and embroidered organza. Their face veils were caught to flowered headpieces and they carried crescents of pink and white carnations. Richard Ess of Minneapolis served as best man Alan Meindl of Green Bay, Wis., brother of the bridegroom and Roy Bollrath of Minneapolis, were groomsmen. Donnie Burke of Dorchester was junior groomsman. Ushers were Dr. James Segeason of Manitowoc, Wis., and John Burke, Bainbridge, Md, brother of the bride. A dinner and reception for 200 guests were given at 12:30 in the Veterans hall at Waukon. Mrs. Meindl has been employed as a laboratory assistant at General Mills, Minneapolis. Her husband, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, is a chemical engineer for General Mills. The couple will make their home in Minneapolis following a trip through Canada. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette; May 11, 1965 -contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
MEINE - IHDE At the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Ihde in Post township, on Thursday, Feb. 22nd, at 5 o'clock p.m., occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ella, to Henry Meine, a company of relatives, friends and neighbors witnessing the ceremony, following which a splendid wedding supper was served. The young couple will tenant the Hall Roberts farm south of Postville. ~Postville Review, Friday, February 23, 1912 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MEINERS - RUMPH Miss Lydia Clare Rumph and Mr. George J. Meiners, both of this community, were united in marriage at the Little Brown Church, near Nashua, at 2 p. m. Saturday. The groom’s brother, Alfred Meiners and wife of Eitzen, Minn., accompanied them. En route home they enjoyed supper at Postville an have settled down in Mr. Meiners’ home, the former G. W. Hays residence, with the best of wishes of friends in Waukon and vicinity. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, October 22, 1930 - from Ann Krumme
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Waukon, Ia., Oct. 21 - The marriage of Miss Lydia Rumph of Makee, daughter of the late John Rumph, and George Meiners of this city, took place Saturday at the Little Brown church at Nashua, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Kent. The couple was unattended. After a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Meiners will reside in this city where the groom is engaged as a painter and paper hanger. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Tuesday evening edition, October 21, 1930 - from S. Ferrall
MELAVIN - GUTHNECK Peter Melaven and Josie Guthneck, two of Taylor township’s well known young people, were married at Paint Rock Sept. 26, by Father Sheehan. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, October 3, 1928, in the Looking Backward 35 Years column (1893) - contributor: Ann Krumme
MELAVIN - O'NEILL Urban Melavin and Mary E. O’Neill were married at Paint Rock Monday by Father Sheehan. They left on a honeymoon trip to Chicago. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, Oct. 29, 1930 in the Looking Backward Twenty-Five Years Ago column (1905) - contributor: Ann Krumme
MERRICK - HAWES A quiet and pretty marriage took place on Saturday, when Nelson Merrick, eldest son of B. Merrick, of Toronto, and Miss Lucy L. Hawes, youngest daughter of John Hawes, of Waukon, Iowa, were united in the bonds of matrimony. Rev. J.L. Gordon officiated. After the ceremony the happy couple left by the C.N.R. to visit several southern cities. On their return to this city they will reside in Fort Rouga.
~Manitoba Free Press, Winnipeg, Canada, December 25, 1906 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MEYER - BREITSPRECHER At St. Paul's Lutheran church in this city on Thursday, January 05, occured the marriage of Clarence Arthur Meyer, son of Mrs. W. C. Meyer, and Miss Minnie Breitsprecher of Ossian, the Rev. E. Schmidt performing the ceremony. Mr. Chas. Breitsprecher and Miss Lena Thoma were the witnesses. These two well known young people have a host of freinds who will wish them an abundance of happiness and prosperity. ~Postville Herald, January 12, 1922 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MEYER / MYER - DUNN MARRIED- At the M.E. parsonage , on Monday evening, Oct. 19, 1891, Mr. B. A. Meyer to Miss Metta Dunn. ~Postville Review, Sat., Oct. 24, 1891. (Note: The news item also spelled the grooms name as Myer.). -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MEYER - EBLEN / EHLEN The Little Chicago Cafe of this city now has a landlady as well as a landlord, for on Tuesday afternoon of this week its popular proprietor, Fritz Meyer, took unto himself a bride in the person of Miss Edith Eblen (or Ehlen), a charming young lady from Williamsburg, Iowa, Rev. E. Schmidt performing the ceremony at the German Lutheran parsonage. The Review joins with many friends in extending well wishes. ~Postville Review, Fri. April 7, 1916 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson - Note: type difficult to read, bride surname is unclear
MEYER - FANGMEIER Chas. Meyer of Cedar Falls and Emma Fangmeier were married Wednesday evening at the home all the Fritz Fangmeier, by Rev. Bockelman. Thursday the young couple left for Cedar Falls to make their home, and where the groom is employed on a railroad section. The best wishes of many friends attend them. ~Iowa Volksblatt, Nov. 2, 1900 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MEYER - GOLDMEYER Tonight Rev. J. Gass will unite in marriage David Meyer and Louise Goldmeyer. Here's wishing them a happy wedded life. ~Iowa Volksblatt, Sept. 21, 1893 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MEYER - HAHN Heinrich Wilhelm Meyer and Maria Margaretha Hahn, married July 23, 1882 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
MEYER - HAHN Hermann Friedrich Meyer and Lena Caroline Hahn, married April 28, 1887 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
MEYER - HARRIS Two young Post township people were united in marriage last Tuesday at Waukon by the Rev. R.L. Van Nice. They are Miss Beulah Harris, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Obert Harris, and Vernes Meyer, a son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Meyer. The young couple will make their home with the parents of the bridegroom. The witnesses were Ruth Harris, a sister of the bride, and Victory Meyer, a brother of the bridegroom.
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Vernas W. Meyer and Miss Beulah Harris, both of Postville, were united in marriage by Rev. Van Nice at his home on October 10. Victor Meyer and Ruth Harris were the attendants.
~both announcements are from The Democrat, Waukon, October 18, 1933 -contributor: S. Ferrall
MEYER - KAMP On Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock occurred the marriage of Miss Clara Kamp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Kamp of this city, with Mr. Edmund Meyer son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Meyer, residing west of town, Rev. E. Schmidt performing the ceremony at the Lutheran parsonage. They will make their home in Postville in the former John Thill Sr. house on the north side. The Herald joins their many friends in wishing them all the good things of life and hopes that they live long and happily. ~Postville Herald, Wed., January 17, 1919 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MEYER - KRAMBEER Last Thursday, Henry Meyer and Miss Bertha Krambeer were married at the home of the bride's parents, in the presence of a large company of guests. Rev. Appel of Luana performed the ceremony. On Saturday the young couple moved onto their own farm (the former White farm) followed by the best wishes of many friends.
~Iowa Volksblatt (Postville), March 29, 1901 ~contributor: S. Ferrall
MEYER - KRAMBEER Postville – Wedding vows were exchanged Saturday afternoon by Miss Evelyn Krambeer and Dale E. Meyer at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Cora Krambeer. The Rev. Walter T. Martin officiated at the double – ring service. Attending the couple were Leroy Goss of Wes Union and Clarice Aanes of Clermont. A reception was given at the home for members of the immediate families and a few friends of the couple. They will make their home at Postville, where both are employed. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 21, 1953 - contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
MEYER - KUHSE Alvin D. Meyer and Miss Minnie Kuhse were married at St. Paul's German Lutheran Church Tuesday morning at 9:30, Rev. Schmidt officiating. The young people were attended by Miss Eltha Thoma and Mr. Wm. Kuhse. The wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, after which the young people started on their wedding trip and will visit at different points in Wisconsin. They will reside on a farm near Ossian. ~Postville Review, Fri., 1 Oct. 1915 - contributor: Reid Johnson
MEYER - KUHSE At ten o'clock on Thursday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Kuhse, just south of Postville, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Bertha Kuhse, to Mr. Fritz Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Meyer of this city, the Rev. E. Schmidt performing the ceremony in the presence of the immediate families of the contracting parties. Miss Florence Heins of Elkader was maid to the bride, while Mr. Alfred Meyer officiated as best man to the groom. Following the ceremony a sumptuous dinner was served, after which the happy couple left for Dubuque on a honeymoon trip. Both parties to this union are well and favorably known in this locality, are splendid young people in every way, and will settle down to housekeeping on the home farm of the bride's parents, where the Herald joins with a large circle of admiring friends in extending well wishes for future happiness and prosperity. ~Postville Herald, Thur., Jan. 5, 1922 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MEYER - OHLOFF Married. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ohloff in Postville, Feb. 25th, at ten o'clock a.m., occurred the marriage of their daughter, Louise, to Charles W. Meyer. Witnesses -- Charles Ohloff and Miss Leora Brandt. 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
MEYER - REINHARDT At the Lutheran parsonage in this city at four o'clock Wednesday afternoon, November 14, 1923, occurred the marriage of Miss Amanda Reinhardt and Lorence J. Meyer, the Rev. E. Schmidt officiating, in the presence of the families of the contracting parties only. Paul Willman officiated as groomsman and Miss Elma Reinhardt, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reinhardt of Grand Meadow township. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Meyer of Post township. The couple will settle down to housekeeping on the old H. Campbell farm, west of Postville, where a host of friends will join in extending them hearty well wishes. ~Postville paper, unknown issue, - contributor: Reid Johnson
MEYER - SASS Carl Heinrich W. Meyer and Friedericke S. Augusta Sass, married February 15, 1884 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
MEYER - SCHROEDER Friedrich Meyer and Charlotte Schroeder, married June 22, 1883 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
MEYER - SCHROEDER William A. Meyer and Miss Katharina E. Schroeder were married at St. Paul's Lutheran church, by the Rev. Bockelman, Tuesday, April 11th. The groom is the son of Wm. Meyer and the bride is the estimable daughter of (B. or R.) F. Schroeder, of Grand Meadow. Witnesses: Miss Annie Meyer and Mr. John Schroeder. The Review extends congratulations. ~Postville Review, Fri., 14 April 1899 ~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MEYER - SENHOLZ Heinrich Leopold Meyer and Maria Elisabeth Dorothea Senholz, married June 26, 1890 by Pastor John Gass.
~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
MEYER - STOPPERAN Charles Frederick Meyer and Sophia E. Stopperan, married February 24, 1885 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
MEYER - unknown W.H. MEYER, the harness manufacturer, has finally been caught in a net, had the matrimonial halter thrown about his neck and a bridal is the result. May he work easy in the new harness. [note: name of bride not given] ~Postville Review, August 5, 1882 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MEYER - WELZEL Married. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Welzel on Friday, Feb. 6th, at eleven o'clock a.m., occurred the marriage of their daughter, Malinda, to Mr. Damon Meyer. Witnesses -- Pauline Staadt and Edmund Meyer. The foregoing young couple of this locality are well and favorably known and we join their many friends in the wish that health and happiness may be with them throughout long and useful lives. ~Postville Review, February 13, 1914 - contributor: S. Ferrall
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A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Spieghler on Wednesday, April 6, when their daughter Ida was united in marriage to Mr. George Meyer of Wheatland. The bride is one of our fairest young ladies, gifted with all the good things that are required to make a home happy, while the groom is a young man of excellent character. After spending a few days among relatives and friends they will go to North Dakota, where the groom owns land, carrying with them best wishes from all, the writer included. ~Allamakee Journal Apr. 13, 1904 P 4 C 3 - contributor: LA

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George Meyers and Miss Ida Spiegler of English Bench were married last week, and have gone to North Dakota. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, Wednesday, April 17, 1929 - in the Looking Back 25 Years Column - 1904 - contributor: Ann Krumme

MICHOLS - HURM John A. Michols married Mary Hurm (daughter of Louis Henry Hurm & Catherine Randolph) on 12 Jun 1927 at Immaculate Conception Church - Wexford. ~no source noted - contributor: CJ Bowden
MIDDENDORF - SIRES On Tuesday evening, April 23 at 6:30, a quiet wedding was performed in the St. Peter's Evangelical Church when Ruby Sires, eldest daughter of Jim Sires became the bride of Elmer Middendorf, youngest son of George Middendorf. Reverend Florin performed the ceremony and Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKee were the attendants. On Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Walter Middendorf gave a bridal shower in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Middendorf, which was largely attended. They received many useful presents and at an early hour, supper was served. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Middendorf will make their home at his father's in New Albin. ~1940 clipping from unknown paper - contributor: Errin Wilker
MIKELSON - BARNES Married. At the residence of the bride's father, in Waukon, Friday morning, April 16, 1887, Mr. Otto MIKELSON and Miss Callie BARNES. The bride is the daughter of Dr. T.H. BARNES and is a bright, vivacious and amiable young lady, who has selected for a husband a most worthy and upright young man who for the past two years has occupied the position of salesman at the Chicago Clothing House. The newly wedded couple have gone to Ottumwa to enjoy their honeymoon with relatives there. --Waukon Democrat. ~Postville Review, April 23, 1887 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MILES - GRATTON William Miles and Anna Gratton, marriage certificate issued. ~Waukon Standard, April 22, 1869 - contributor: Bob Hoy
MILKS - AYERS Married - October 4, 1869, by Rev. D.S. Starr, at the City Hotel, Waukon, Mr. David F. Milks and Mrs. Mary M. Ayers, both of Lansing. "O' yes, t'was done as smooth as silk,
The best of air (Ayer) turned to Milk."

~Waukon Standard
, October 7, 1869 - contributor: Jan Miller
MILLER - BLOXHAM Bell BLOXHAM and Frank MILLER were married Tuesday afternoon in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank BLOXHAM. Mr. MILLER is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred MILLER. ~Postville Review, June 18, 1915 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MILLER - CLARK Married. Miller-Clark. In Waukon, Jan 1st, 1880 by Rev. J. Lough--n. Mr. T.M. Miller, of Postville and Miss Florence Clark, of Waukon ~clipping, unknown paper - contributor: Terry Hangartner
MILLER - HARNACK Fred J. Miller, son of Mrs. Charles H. Huebner, and Miss Huldah Harnack, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Harnack, all of this community, were married Tuesday morning, September 18, at seven o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran church by the Rev. E. Schmidt. ~Iowa Volksblatt, Friday, Sept 21, 1917 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MILLER - LAUGHLIN At Corning, Iowa, Sept. 23, occurred the marriage of Miss Abbie Laughlin, of Postville, to Mr. Lester H. Miller. Abbie is one of Postville's finest young ladies and the Review joins with her many friends in extending congratulations. They will be "at home" after October first at Borkhoven, Minn. ~Postville Review, Friday, Sept. 27, 1918 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MILLER - O'BRIEN A pretty wedding ceremony occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren O’Brien in Ludlow township at 5 o’clock p.m. Monday,, when their daughter, Mary E., and E. W. Miller were made husband and wife, Rev. Paul Krebs, pastor of the Waukon Presbyterian church, officiating. The groom’s sister, Miss Laura Miller, served as bridesmaid and the bride’s brother, Leslie O’Brien, acted as groomsman. The bride was attired in a dress of light blue georgette and lace over pink silk and carried a bouquet of snapdragons. Miss Miller wore a dress of tan georgette. Robert Engrav presided at the piano. Otto Kirkeby sang “Oh, Promise Me” before the ceremony and at its close he and Robert Engrav sang a duet, “At Dawning.” The bride has been one of our successful rural school teachers and the groom is engaged in business at Wells, Minn., where the young couple will make their home. The ceremony was witnessed by relatives and friends and at its close a sumptuous wedding feast was served and Mr. and Mrs. Miller received he congratulations and good wishes of all. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, April 24, 1929- contributor: Ann Krumme
MILLER - ROUSTER July 10, 1966 - Rita Rouster and Ronald Miller - Place: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Postville, Iowa. ~Allamakee Journal, July 20,  1966 -contributor: Errin Wilker
MILLER - SAWYER Married. At the residence of the bride's mother in Franklin twp., on Dec. 13, 1888 by Rev. W.D. HARTSOUGH, Mr. J.F. MILLER and Miss Annetta SAWYER, both of Franklin twp. ~Postville Review, December 15, 1888 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MILLER - VANWEY On Tuesday, February 11, at Waukon occurred the marriage of Mrs. Lucille VanWey of Frankville to Mr. Lawrence W. Miller of near Waukon, Rev. VanNice of Waukon performing the ceremony. They will make their home on the farm of the groom's father near Waukon. Friends here extend congratulations and best wishes. ~Postville Herald, February 20, 1936 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MITCHELL - ANDERSON Beautiful cards received by friends here announce the marriage on the 26th of last month, at Coneonully, Wash, of Miss Emma A. Anderson and Mr. Glenn Everett Mitchell. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson of this place. For several years she has taught school in Washington and was a teacher here before going to that country. She was home for a visit about a year ago. The bride is a bright and beautiful girl, and friends trust she has secured a life partner in every way worthy. We presume they will continue to make the state of Washington their home. ~Lansing Mirror, May 16, 1913 - contributor: Errin Wilker
MITCHELL - LOVE MARRIED- At the residence of the brides father, on the 10th of March, by the Rev. J. W. Brown. Mr. Wm. Mitchell, of Postville, to Miss Jennie E. Love, of Pine Grove, NY. ~Postville Review, March 25, 1874 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MIZENER - MARTIN Albert Mizener of Frankville and Miss Minnie Martin, of Postville, were married by Rev. Vannice at the Presbyterian parsonage, Saturday, February 18th. -Waukon Republican
~Postville Review, March 3, 1899 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MOE - CAMPH At the Norwegian Lutheran church last evening took place the marriage of Miss Nora Camph to Lauritz Moe, Rev. H.A. Hartman officiating. The attendants were Misses Martha Nelson and Belle Hanson and Messrs. Ole Moe and Martin Simonson. They are among Lansing's most popular young people, and the band, of which the groom is a member, gave them a serenade. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, November 9, 1927, in the Looking Back Thirty-five Years column (1892) - contributor: Errin Wilker
MOE - HARRUM Jens Mole married Anna Harrum in Luster, Norway on May 10, 1870. ~from the personal effects of Fern Moe Bresnahan - contributor: Lori Bresnahan
MOE - JOHNSON Ole Mole married Clara Johnson of Waukon on August 14, 1912. ~from the personal effects of Fern Moe Bresnahan - contributor: Lori Bresnahan
MOE - KNUPPE Bertram D. Moe and Viola A. Knuppe, both of Waukon, were united in marriage by Rev. R. Van Nice at his residence on Dec. 23, 1930. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, December 31, 1930 - contributor: Ann Krumme
MOE - SEVESIND In this city at the home of the bride’s mother last Wednesday at 2 p.m. took place the marriage of Miss Norma Sevesind and Selmer Moe. Rev. Erickson, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran church officiated and the attendants were Miss Clara Sevisend, cousin of the bride, and Melvin Moe, brother of the groom. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Gena Sevisend. Since her graduation from the Waukon High School she has taught in the rural schools. The groom is a son of James Moe, living near Frankville. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to the bridal party at the Sevesind home. The young people will make their home on the Moe farm. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, May 15, 1929 - contributor: Ann Krumme
MOE - SWEET Announcements have been received here of the marriage at Belle Plaine, Kansas, June 8th, of Mr. O.J. Moe and Miss Grace Sweet. Mr. Moe needs no introduction from us. He is one of our industrious, prosperous young men, who has been engaged in the garage business here and at Waukon for the past several years, and is an all-around splendid young man. Miss Sweet is the beautiful daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin A. Sweet of Belle Plaine, and for several years was a successful teacher in the consolidated school here, and it goes without saying that she is well worthy of the man she has won. They are spending their honeymoon on an auto trip through the south and will also visit the world's fair at Chicago. They will be at home to their friends in Waukon after July 1, where their many friends will wish them health, wealth and prosperity. ~Allamakee Journal, Waterville column, Lansing, June 14, 1933 -contributor: Errin Wilker
MOLL - KOEVENIG MARRIED. At the Catholic Church in Postvlle, on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10th, 1883, by the officiating Priest, Mr. Wm. MOLL and Miss Louisa KOEVENIG, all of Postville. ~Postville Review, October 13, 1883 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MONSERUD - SHEFELBINE Waukon—The marriage of Miss Ethel Shefelbine and Norman Monserud took place on Sept. 22 at the parsonage of the Lutheran church at Waterville. Rev. O.R. Haugstul officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Alton Olson, brother-in-law and sister of the groom, were the attendants. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Shefelbine, Waukon, and the groom is a son of Walter Monserud, Waterville. ~Waterloo Daily Courier, 4 Oct. 1948 P 19 C 8 -contributed by 'LA'
MOON - HEINS At 11 o'clock Wednesday, May 1, 1918, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Heins occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Delia, to Mr. Roy Moon, the Rev. E. Schmidt performing the ceremony in the presence of a few relatives. They were attended by the groom's sister, Miss Esther Moon, as bridesmaid, and the bride's brother, Leo F. Heins, as best man. The groom's brothers, Earney [best guess] and Arthur, played the wedding march. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moon of Monona. ~Postville Review, Friday, May 3, 1918 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MOONEY - KERNAN Yesterday at Wexford church, Father Laffan tied the nuptial knot for two more of his parishoners, Miss Celia Kernan and Mr. Gene Mooney. The young people have the heartiest congradulations of many friends.
~Allamakee Journal, Waukon and Lansing, Iowa, Wednesday June 15, 1910 -contributor: Mark Kernan
MORGAN - McMASTER Last Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Y. McMaster, the marriage of Mr. Marshall Morgan, of Marshalltown, to Miss Grace E. McMaster, was solemnized. The groom was attended by Will Oehring and the bride by Miss Helen Skelton. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Y. McMaster, and was raised in this vicinity, graduating from Postville high school. The groom comes from Marshalltown, Iowa, and is a highly respected young man who has been in the employ of the Chicago Great Western for a number of years. The couple will reside at Marshalltown. ~Postville Review, Fri., 24 Jan. 1902, -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MORGAN - PALMER Theresa Palmer married Saturday to Chicago Man. Miss Theresa Palmer of Waukon was married Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock to Harry A. Morgan of Chicago during an informal ceremony solemnized by the Rev. . C. Culver in the Methodist church at Waukon. The couple was unattended but present in the church were a number of relatives and friends. The bride wore a cactus green dress with red and white accessories and shoulder corsage of carnations. Mrs. Charles McGeough of Decorah, nee Mary Toney, sang two solos, “Oh Promise Me” and “ I Love You Truly.” After the ceremony, a dinner was served in the bride’s sister’s home, Mrs. Lawrence Dresser of Postville to 24 guests. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer of Waukon, and is a graduate of Waukon high school and Junior college, and later attended Iowa State Teachers college at Cedar Falls. She has been employed at different times in the auditor’s office of this county and also has served as a governess in Chicago. The groom is a son of Mrs. Harry A. Morgan Sr. of Chicago, and since completing his education there, has been employed as a welder. The couple are making their home at Chicago. Attending he wedding from a distance were the groom’s mother and sister, the bride’s sisters, Eleanor of Chicago and Mrs. Dresser of Postville, and a brother, Wilson of Ames. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, February 19, 1941 - contributor: Ann Krumme
MORIARITY - LaVELLE Ed Moriarity and Miss Nell LaVelle were united in marriage by Rev. Hogan at the Catholic church in this city on Tuesday morning.- Iowa Volksblatt, Oct. 14, 1898 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MORK - GERICKE On Tuesday occurred the marriage of Miss Senda Gericke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gericke, and Mr. Bennie Mork, who just recently discharged from the Army. The Herald joins their many friends in wishing them a happy married life. ~Postville Herald, Fri., 24 Jan. 1919. ~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MORRISON - SHEEHY MARRIED. At Monona July 15th, Mr. Frank MORRISON of Sioux City and Miss Johannah SHEEHY of Postville. They will make their home in Sioux City. ~Postville Review, July 19, 1890 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MORSE - WINTERS Married. At the M. E. parsonage in Cresco, by Rev. T. F. Taylor, July 15, 1896, Mr. A. F. Morse and Miss Winnie Winters, both of Waukon, Iowa. ~Iowa Plain Dealer, July 17, 1896, FP, C4 -contributor: Joy Moore
MOTT - WHITE John R. MOTT was married yesterday in Ohio to a lady by the name of WHITE. They are expected home on a visit next week. ~Postville Review, November 28, 1891 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MOUNT - DIXON MARRIED, MOUNT - DIXON - At Forest Mills, Iowa, 22 December 1892, by Wm. Werhan, J.P., Mr. Samuel Mount and Miss Cora Dixon, both of Franklin township. ~Postville Review, Saturday, December 31, 1892 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MOUW - SORENSON Waukon- Miss Elva Sorenson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Sorenson, Paint Creek township, and Donald Mouw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mouw of Harmony, Minn., were married in the Waterville Lutheran church Sunday, with the Rev. Oscar Haugstul officiating. Miss Olive Sorenson of Cedar Rapids was maid of honor, and bridesmaids were the Misses Carol Mouw of Rochester, and Dorothy Swain of Minneapolis. Clin Ewalt of Harmony, Minn., was best man, and ushers were Paul Broadwater of Harmony, and Richard Jacobson of Waterville. Mrs. Mouw is a graduate of Waterville High school and Luther college, Decorah. She has taught school at Calmar for the past year. Her husband, a graduate of Harmony High school, is engaged in farming near Harmony, where the couple will live. ~Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Mon., June 10, 1946 -from Reid R. Johnson
MUCHOW - ERVIN At Waukon Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1898, by S. R. Thompson, J.P., Mr. John Muchow and Miss Mamie Ervin, both of Postville. They will live in the Dave Meyer residence on the south side. ~Postville Review, Fri., 30 Dec. 1898 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MUCHOW - KROGMAN Henry Muchow and Minnie Krogman marriage license #1414 issued 6/6/1893; Certificate of Marriage issued at Postville 6/20/1893 by William Shepherd, Justice of the Peace.
MUCHOW - SANDER Postville Girl Weds In Kenosha, Wisconsin
From the Kenosha (Wis.) Record of June 30, we glean the following: A marriage license was issued here Saturday to Walter Muchow of Kenosha and Caroline Sander of Postville. They were married here Saturday. Both the above named parties are graduates of Postville High School and the Herald joins many friends in extending hearty congradulations. ~Postville Herald, July 03, 1924 - contributor: Reid Johnson
MUCHOW - SAUERESSIG Thursday evening of this week at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Saueressig of this city, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Meta, to Mr. Clarence Muchow, also of this city, the Rev. E. Schmidt performing the ceremony. They will settle down to housekeeping in the Burdick cottage on Sumner street, where a host of friends will join the Herald in extending hearty congratulations. ~Postville Herald, Oct. 10, 1919 - from Reid R. Johnson
MULLANEY - LYDON The marriage of Miss Mary Agnes Lydon and Thomas W. Mullaney took place at St. Bridget's church in Postville at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, Nov. 27, 1923.The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Hehir of Clermont. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lydon and has resided in and near Postville all her life, excepting the period she was in school, having taken an academic and musical course at Immaculate Conception school at Decorah. The groom is the son of Mrs. Rose Mullaney and has also resided all his life in Allamakee county, receiving his education in the public schools, after which he directed his attention to farming and raising pure blood stock, and is a successful auctioneer.The couple will reside at the home of the groom near Waukon, where a host of friends wish them a long and prospeous life. ~Postville Herald, Thursday, November 29, 1923 (the entire write-up was longer) - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
MULLARKEY - HAWES June 6, 1951; Ramona Hawes and Carl Mullarkey; Wexford ~Allamakee Journal, June 13, 1951 -contributor: Errin Wilker
MULLARKEY - McNAMARA Tuesday morning, April 20, 1915 at 8:30 AM occurred the marriage of Mary (Mayme) McNamara and Benjamin Mullarkey, Father Sheehan performing the ceremony before a nuptial mass. They were attended by Miss Mabel Markwardt,cousin of the bride and Michael Mullarkey, brother of the groom. The bride's gown was of brocaded marquisette and she wore a large white picture hat. Her maid was dressed in white voile with a white hat. The gents wore navy blue. A wedding breakfast was served to the relatives and immediate neighbors. About 300 guests were invited for 5 o'clock dinner after which Uterberger's orchestra furnished music at the hall for a dance. They received the largest, most elaborate and useful collection of gifts it was ever our good fortune to look at besides several large gifts of furnature that were not taken to the house. They also treated the dancers to midnight lunch. The bride is one of the most popular young ladies of our city and numbered her friends by the score. She had been a successful teacher but gave that up and was later an efficient and obliging clerk in Melaven store. The groom is a pleasant, sociable, industrious young man with every prospect of making a noble and noted mark in life. Together they will make a happy home and one we hope they may live long to enjoy. They will settle shortly in Lansing wherer the young man will be employed in the livery business. They have the heartiest congratulations of all on their matrimonial venture. ~local newspaper (likely the Allamakee Journal) -contributor: Betty Palmer, great-granddaughter
MUNDT - DRESSELHAUS A very pretty wedding occurred on the evening of December 6th at the Lutheran parsonage at Mason City, Iowa, when Miss Mildred Dresselhaus, R.N., of Richmond, Calif., became the bride of Earl Mundt. Rev. Oswald Mall officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. E. Dresselhaus of New Albin, and the groom the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Mundt of Rockwell, Iowa. The bride was attired in a seafoam wool jersey suit with brown accessories and wore a shoulder corsage of talisman roses. The bride's attendant and very close friend, Miss Viola Baldner, R.N., of Richmond, Calif., was attired in pink wool with contrasting accessories and flowers. The bridegroom was dressed in the conventional Navy uniform. His attendant was Mr. Merlyn Fischer of Rockwell, Iowa. Mrs. Mundt is a graduate of the New Albin high school with the class of 1937, and also of St. Joseph's Mercy College of Nursing of Sioux City, Iowa, and is now employed as a supervisor of the Skin Clinic at the Permanente Field Hospital of Richmond, Calif. Mr. Mundt is serving his country as second class petty officer with the South Atlantic Fleet. ~undated clipping - contributed by Errin Wilker
MUNSON - OLESON Hans MUNSON and Ann OLESON, license granted. ~Waukon Standard, February 13, 1868 - contributor: Bob Hoy
MUNTZ - GOETTLE At the summer cottage of the Rev. E. R. Walter at Cedar Falls, Iowa, the marriage of Miss Lois Goettle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Goettle, and George Munz, son of Mrs. John Munz, took place last Saturday. The bridal attendants were the bride’s sister, Miss Alice Mae Goettle, and Ralph Schield. The bride is one of the finest young women of Lafayette township and well worthy of the man of her choice. The groom is a popular young Lansing man and has been employed by the Gilbertson-Schafter Garage for the past ten years. The young couple will made their home in an apartment at the Susie Bacon residence on Front street. The have the best wishes of a host of friends, the Journal included
~probably from the Allamakee Journal - contributor: Janet Koozer & transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich
- note: their marriage date was August 15, 1936
MURPHY - FITZSIMMONS Married. At the Catholic church in Clermont, by Rev. Father HACKETT, on tuesday, Feb. 17th, 1885. Mr. John W. MURPHY and Miss Mary FITZSIMMONS. Mr. MURPHY and bride will soon take up residence at Carrington, D.T. where the former has resided for the past 5 years, and where he has a fine farm, a good house and all the conveniences for living in comfort. He was a former resident of this section. ~Postville Review, February 21, 1885 - contributor: S. Ferrall
MURPHY - HAMMELL Miss Agnes Hammell, second eldest daughter of Mrs. Con Hammell of New Albin, and Linus Murphy, son of Mrs. Pat Murphy of Wexford, were married Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Joseph's Church, New Albin. The single ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. J.S. Dearworth. Nuptial music was provided by Miss Gladys Ryan, organist of the church choir. The bride wore a gown of white brocade marquisette and a finger-tip veil. She carried a bouquet of gladiolus. Miss Lorraine Murphy, sister of the bridegroom, served as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Margaret Hammell, sister of the bride, and Miss Pauline Hammell, cousin of the bride. Miss Murphy wore a blue taffeta gown and finger-tip veil. The bridesmaids wore pink taffeta gowns and finger-tip veils, and carried bouquets of lilies and roses. Mr. Walter Hammell, brother of the bride, served as best man. Ushers were Ray Hammell and George Hammell, brother and cousin of the bride. Mrs. Hammell wore a moss green dress with which she she wore green accessories. The bridegroom's mother wore a navy blue dress with blue accessories. They both wore shoulder bouquets of roses. A wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's mother to the immediate relatives. Table decorations were in blue and white. Mrs. Murphy is a graduate of the Lansing High School with the class of 1938 and taught in the rural schools for several years. The bridegroom is an industrious young farmer of Wexford where the new home will be made. A wedding dance was given in their honor in the New City Hall, Lansing, that same evening. ~undated clipping - contributed by Errin Wilker, note: they were married 24 Aug 1943
MURPHY - HORGAN MARRIED. At the Catholic church in Postville, Iowa, by Rev. Father HOGAN, on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 1896, at 10:30 a.m. Mr. John MURPHY and Miss Katie HORGAN. It is with pleasure that we announce the above happy union. Mr. MURPHY has spent nearly all his life here and his friends are numbered by the score--in fact all are his friends who know him. We are not personally acquainted with the bride, but we have heard her highly spoken of by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, and she has the appearance of being able to adorn the home that she will preside over in the northwest. The newly wedded pair left on Thursday morning for Minneapolis and after a brief sojourn there will proceed to their future home at Reynolds, N.D. where we hope that happiness and prosperity may ever abide.~Postville Review, January 25, 1896 - contributor: S. Ferrall



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