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O'BRIEN - HANSON Wm. J. O’Brien, formerly of New Albin but now a restaurant man at Decorah, was married in that city to Miss Olga T. Hanson. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, October 22, 1930, Looking Backward column (1905) - contributed by Ann Krumme
Mr. & Mrs. John R. O'Daniels, 1938

Miss Metha Wendel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Wendel of Lansing, became the bride of John R. O'Daniels, son of Mrs. Lou O'Daniels of Minneapolis at a ceremony performed at Cedar Falls today at one o;clock.  The Reverend J. Kraft officiated at the services which were held at the parsonage of the Evangelical church. Miss Wendel chose the 34th wedding anniversary of her father and mother for her marriage.  Reverend Kraft also officiated at the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Wendel. The attendants were Miss Ruth Lien of Spring Grove, Friend of the bride, and Alfred Wendel, cousin of the bride. The bride was attired in a wine colored transparent velvet gown with accessories to match and carried a bouquet of Johanna Hill roses. The bride's maid wore a brown crepe dress with matching accessories. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served by friends at Cedar Falls to immediate relatives of the bridal party. After a wedding trip through Iowa, visiting relatives and friends, the couple will make their home in Waukon. The bride is a graduate of Lansing High School with the class of 1928.  The groom attended school in Minneapolis and has been employed at the Harold Bender farm in French Creek. Both young people are well known and have the best wishes of a host of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Wendel accompanied the couple to Cedar Falls and happily observed their own anniversary. ~Waukon Republican and Standard, Sept. 14, 1938 -contributed by Janet Koozer; niece of the couple
OEHRING - HARRIS Married. At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Harris, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29th, 1901, occurred the marriage of Miss Edna Harris to Fred J. Oehring, Rev. Pollard officiating. The wedding was at 7 o'clock in the evening and only relatives of the contracting parties were present. The bride is a highly respected young lady who has always lived with her parents in this community. The groom is the son of Mrs. Oehring of this city and at present is holding a good position with a jewelry firm in Hurley, Wis., where they will make their future home. We extend our congratulations. ~Postville Review, November 1, 1901 - contributed by S. Ferrall
OELBERG - KEPPLER July 7,  1951 - Elizabeth Keppler and George Oelberg - Place: Washington, D.C. ~Allamakee Journal, July  18, 1951 -contributed by Errin Wilker
O'LEARY - BRENNAN Married, Tuesday, at Lansing Catholic church, by Father Haxmeier, James O’Leary, prominent young attorney of Janesville, Wis., and Mrs. Mary E. Brennan of Village Creek. The attendants were Miss Mary Mooney and John F. Doherty of LaCrosse. A big reception was held at Columbia Hall, Village Creek. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, Oct 29, 1930 in the Looking Backward Thirty-Five Years Ago column (1895) - contributed by Ann Krumme
Olson-Bondal marriage certificate

Mr. Halvor K. Olson & Miss Thorbjorg Bondal. Married January 15, 1890 at Lansing,  Iowa

~original marriage certificate (click image to enlarge it) -contributed by Margie

OLSON - HARVEY At the home of Mrs. A. N. Harvey in this city on Monday, July 17th, occurred the marriage of her daughter, Lucille Grace, to Lloyd A. Olson of Bangor, Wis., the Rev. J. A. Saathoff, pastor of the Postville Community church, performing the ceremony in the presence of the immediate family. They were attended by Miss Blanche Harvey, sister of the bride, and Wayne Harvey, a friend of the groom. After a short wedding trip through Wisconsin they will return to Postville until November 1st, after which they will be "at home" on the farm of the groom's father near Bangor, Wis.- Postville Herald, Friday, July 20, 1922 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
OLSON - TORFIN Martha Marie Torfin (Hanover twp) Waukon to Bent Olson (Bjornstad) Apr. 8,1876. Double ceremony at Big Canoe Lutheran Church with John Torfin to Hannah Olson. ~source not given; contributed by Duane Torfin
O'NEIL - POLLITT We acknowledge the receipt of a very neat card announcing the marriage of our friend, John O'NEIL, of Decorah, to Miss Bertha POLLITT, the happy event taking place at Minneapolis on Wednesday of this week. ~Postville Review, October 26, 1895 - contributed by S. Ferrall
Decorah—On Monday Miss Irene May Anderson; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Anderson, and Norman M. Onsager, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Onsager, Waukon, were married here by Rev. Alfred Bredesen, pastor of Glenwood Lutheran church. They were attended by Miss Edith V. Anderson and Oscar, H. Onsager. Their home will be near Decorah. ~Waterloo Daily Courier, February 5, 1945 - contributed by Cindy Lovell
OPFER - KUEHNE Miss Aretta Kuehne, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kuehne of Rossville, and Albert Opfer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Opfer of Waukon, were married at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of the Rev. Paul Krebs in Waukon, says the Journal.~County News, Postville Herald, May 3, 1928 - contributed by Aubrie Monroe
OPFER - NARUM Last Wednesday took place the marriage of two popular Waukon people, Miss Sophia Narum and John L. Opfer. ~Allamakee Journal, November 12, 1905 ~contributed by Ann Krumme
OPPER - ORR St. Valentine's Day, Wednesday, February 14, 1917, the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Darius Orr, a mile north of Postville, was the scene of a very pretty wedding when their eldest daughter, Miss Ethel, was united in marriage with Mr. George L. Opper, son of Mr. and Mrs.. J. C. Opper, of Riverside, Ill. The happy couple will make their home in Riverside, Ill., where the Review joins their many friends in wishing them an abundance of all the good things in life.- Postville Review, Friday, Feb. 16, 1917 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
O'REGAN - FRAZEN Waukon – Marriage vows were exchanged Saturday at 10 in St. Mary’s church, Hanover, by Leona Franzen, daughter of Leo Franzen of Rushford, Minn., and the late Mrs. Franzen, and Frances O’Regan, son of the Maurice O’Regans. Maureen O’Regan and Doris Panos of Rushford were maid of honor and bridesmaid, respectively. Kenneth Panos was best man and Thomas O’Regan groomsmen. Dinner was served at a Decorah café, followed by a reception in the Community hall there. The bride completed a nurses’ training course at St. Mary’s hospital, Rochester, Minn. this year. The couple will live on a farm near Rushford. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 6, 1958 -contributed by Diana Henry Diedrich
O'REGAN - HART Waukon – In a ceremony Saturday at 10:30 in St. Patrick’s Catholic church, Miss Suzanne Hart became the bride of Dr. Thomas J. O’Regan. The Rev. Joseph Slepicka officiated before an altar decorated with white gladiolus and yellow roses. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Hart and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice O’Regan. The bride’s Empire gown sheath gown was fashioned of crepe and Spanish lace. Her headpiece was a floor-length lace mantilla and her flowers were Amazon lilies. Mrs. Maurice Hart, matron of honor, and Mrs. Robert Cross of Chicago, bridesmatron wore mint green Empire gowns of silk brocade and crepe. Their headpieces were brocade bows and they carried single long stemmed yellow roses. Maurice Hart, brother of the bride, served as best man and groomsman was Timothy O’Regan, Chicago. Ushers were Bill Hart, brother of the bride, Philip Liddiard, Francis O’Regan and Richard Stark. The bride’s mother wore a blue silk suit and the bridegroom’s mother chose an aqua suit. The ceremony was followed by a luncheon given at the Waukon Country club, after which the couple left for San Francisco, where they will live while Dr. O’Regan takes his internship. The bride is a graduate of the College of St. Teresa, at Wilnona, Minn. Her husband graduated from Loras college and Marquette University medical school in Milwaukee. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette, 28 June 28, 1966 - contributed by Diana Henry Diedrich
O'REGAN - MOONEY Before an alter setting of baskets of gladiolus, Miss Mary Rita Mooney became the bride of Joseph O’Regan of Chicago at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception church. The Rev. A. White read the service. Mrs. James Mooney, soloist was accompanied by Mrs. Henry Wagner, organist. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Mooney of Lansing and Mr. O’Regan is the son of Mrs. James O’Regan of Chicago and the late Mr. O’Regan. Fashioned in ballerina – length of rose point lace and tulle, the bride’s gown had a Sabrina neckline and long tapered sleeves. A crown of seed pears and sequiins held her fingertip veil. She carried white orchids on a white prayer book. Gowns of blue velvet with matching headdresses were worn by Mrs. Vincent Mooney of LaCrosse, Wis., matron of honor and Mrs. Keith Fahey, bridesmatron. Their bouquets were of pink carnations and white mums. Mr. Mooney was best man and Leo Palen of Oelwein was groomsman Ralph Lyons, James Mooney and Cyril Mooney seated the guests. One hundred fifty guests were entertained at a noon luncheon in the parish hall. A reception followed the luncheon. Mrs. O’Regan attended Teachers college at Winona, Minn., and taught in the rural school here before being employed in the office of the Allamakee county superintendent of schools in Waukon. Mr. O’Regan was graduated from the University of San Francisco and received his law degree from the Ralbau Law School of San Diego, Calif. He is assistant counsel in the Chicago office of the Health Insurance Association of America. Following a wedding trip to Miami and Cuba the couple will make their home in Chicago. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 26, 1956 -contributed by Diana Henry Diedrich
ORR - COOK The wedding of Ellison Orr and Mrs. Eva Cook occurred last Saturday evening at Waukon, Rev. Van Nice officiating. ~Postville Review, Friday, April 12, 1918 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
Darius Orr - Bertha J. Harris marriage certificate, 1889 - click to enlarge -
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HARRIS, on Nov 26th, 1889, by Rev. J.O. THRUSH, Mr. Darius ORR and Miss Bertha J. HARRIS, all of Post twp. [....a lengthly and detailed account of the wedding followed] ~Postville Review, November 30, 1889 - contributed by S. Ferrall


The scan of their marriage certificate was contributed by John Orr. Click to view a larger version in a new window.

ORR - MAKEPEACE MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents, Nov. 2nd, by Rev. L.B. HIX, Mr. Ellison ORR and Miss Belle MAKEPEACE. Sometimes in writing a wedding notice we feel a reluctance, and would fain that the task were not ours, because we almost know that the "match" is illy assorted, and that happiness cannot result; but in this case there is quiet satisfaction, because we feel that both parties have done well, as they richly deserve. Those who have read the Review well know our appreciation of Mr. ORR. In all our experience we never have met a young man who more nearly fills our ideal of a modern representative young man, and we freely predict that he has a future before him of honor and usefulness upon the bright page of which there will never be found a stain. We have no acquaintance with the bride, but we know her family and that satisfies us that she is worthy of the manly heart and hand that she has won. Both families are old residents of this section and no stand higher in the community. That a kind Providence may smile upon this union and crown it with peace, is the universal wish, and none can be more sincere than ours. ~Postville Review, November 5, 1881 - contributed by S. Ferrall
ORR - TOPLIFF MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's mother on Tuesday evening, Dec. 18th, 1883, by Rev. H.E. WARNER, Mr. Frank M. ORR and Miss Emma TOPLIFF. ~Postville Review, December 22, 1883 - contributed by S. Ferrall
ORT - SCHROEDER MARRIED - We had the pleasure, Monday, at DeSoto, of seeing a couple from this city united in the holy bonds of padlock. Mr. Helwig Ort was married to Miss Dora Schroeder, by 'Squire Hinds. Several fun loving ladies and gentlemen of Lansing accompanied the happy pair across the river and had a jolly time. The party returned to the home of the bride in this city, where a splendid dinner was served and a pleasant afternoon spent. We wish the newly married a long and happy life. ~North Iowa Journal, Tuesday, June 3, 1873; pg 3 ~contributed by S. Ferrall [DeSoto, WI]
OSTMAN - WALKEEN Peter Ostman and Carrie Walkeen, marriage certificate issued. ~Waukon Standard, April 22, 1869 - contributed by Bob Hoy
OVERGUARD - BARTHELL Waukon, Ia., Jan 3 - Miss Martha Barthell, daughter of Mrs. Luella Barthell of this city, and Clifford Overguard, of Bismarck, N.D., were married at Minneapolis Monday, according to word received here. The bride is a graduate of the Waukon high school, West Suburban hospital of Chicago, and later completed her training in the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy. For the past eight years she has been school nurse at Taylorville, Ill., and resigned this position now to accept one of supervising nurse in the state deparment of health at Bismarck, N.D. Mr. and Mrs. Overguard, after this week's visit with relatives in Minneapolis, will be at home to their friends in Bismarck, N.D. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Jan 3, 1930 - from S. Ferrall
OWEN - MILLER At the residence of the bride's mother, near Hardin, Iowa, Oct. 23d, 1895, Mr. Clarence H. OWEN and Miss Louise C. MILLER, Rev. E. HARPER officiating. Both the bride and groom are well known by the community, and are among our most highly respected citizens. They will at once go to housekeeping northeast of Ossian and will carry the best wishes of a host of friends. ~Postville Review, October 26, 1895 - contributed by S. Ferrall

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