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RADLOFF - MARTINS Wm. RADLOFF and Marie MARTINS were married at the Lutheran parsonage in Luana March 10. ~Iowa Volksblatt, March 19, 1915 - contributor: S. Ferrall
RAGAN - JEGLUM At the home of the groom's mother, at 748 tenth St., Milwaukee, Wis., by the Rev. E. S. McChesney, on Thursday, 24 Nov. 1898, Mr. Bert Ragan and Miss Bertha Jeglum of Allamakee Co. The young couple will make the Cream City their home. ~Postville Review, Fri., 2 Dec. 1898 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
RAGAN - OLESON A quiet wedding took place here the other day, the happy couple being Dr. Ragan and Miss Oleson, daughter of Sam Oleson. The newly wedded pair accompanied by his mother will go east in a few days to spend the winter. The Dr. has rented his farm to George Shattuck who will occupy it during his absence. ~Postville Review, Sat., Sept. 8, 1883 - contributor: Reid Johnson
RALSTON - BROOKS At noon Thursday, May 19th, at the U.B. church at Forest Mills, occurred the marriage of Miss Jessie W. Brooks to Mr. John D. Ralston. The Rev. C. W. Harris, Pastor there, performing the ceremony. The Contracting parties are of Franklin township. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Brooks and is one of Allamakee counties most successful teachers. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ralston and is engaged in farming. ~Postville Herald, May 26, 1927 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
RALSTON - O'BRIEN Mr. WILLARD RALSTON, our confirmed bachelor, has at last seen the folly of mending his own clothes, mixing his lonely pone cake and gone and done it by taking to himself a better half. Miss HENRIETTA O'BRIEN was the lucky maid who will hereafter have the satisfaction of thumping Will with the indispensible broom stick, caring for re-fractory buttons, etc. Long life to this most worthy couple. ~Waukon Standard, Ludlow news section, July 10, 1884 ~contributor: Mary Durr & Evelyn Rudolph
RANDALL - ZIMMERMAN Married. At the National Hotel, Postville, July 18th, 1875, by T. STILES, J. P., Mr. R. W. RANDALL and Mrs. Mary ZIMMERMAN, both of Monona, Iowa. ~Postville Review, July 21, 1875 - contributor: M. Durr
RANDOLPH - WHALEN Isaac Randolph married Mary Whalen in Apr 1862 in Allamakee Co. License applied for on 17 Apr 1862.
~Marriage Record: Allamakee Co: 1861-1872, page 45 -contributor: CJ Bowden
RANZENBERGER - JAHN Frank Ranzenberger of Allamakee county, Iowa, and Miss Caroline R. Jahn of this township were married at St. John's Lutheran church in Caledonia Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. R. Jeske officiating. They will make their home on a farm near Dorchester. Mr. Ranzenberger is a former service man and was with the army overseas. ~Caledonia Argus; Caledonia, MN; June 25, 1920 ~contributed by S. Ferrall
RATHBUN - MUSS Hall Rathbun came home yesterday from Arlington, bringing a bride with him. He was married Tuesday to a Miss Ora Muss, a worthy young lady of Arlington, and came home on a short bridal tour. Hosts of friends hereabout extend hearty congratulations to Hall and his bride. ~The Graphic (Postville), June 22, 1899 - contributor: S. Ferrall
REARGAN - BEAN Married - On board the steamer "Reserve" Oct 11th, by the Rev L D Boynton. Miss Emma J Reargan, to Mr J S Bean, both of Madison, Wisconsin. ~Waukon Standard, Oct 29, 1868 - contributor: Bob Hoy
REBURN - BULMAN An announcement of the marriage of Miss Anna P. Bulman, at Waukon, Ia. January 1, 1901, to Mr. W. Warren Reburn, has been received by us. At home after January, 15, 64 Quimby st. Grand Rapids, Michigan. Miss Anna Bulman was well known and beloved in the community by all who knew her and was worthy of their esteem. ~Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Jan. 15, 1901, FP, C7 -contributor: Joy Moore
REDHEAD - JEROME MARRIED. At the residence of the brides sister in Glenwood, Iowa, July 7th, 1889, Mr. Lincoln REDHEAD, of Postville and Miss Blanche JEROME of Glenwood. Linc has settled down to married life on the old homestead, south of Postville. ~Postville Review, July 20, 1889 - contributor: S. Ferrall
REEDER - ABEL Married. At the residence of the bride's parents, in Postville, Ia;, July 18th, 1895, by Rev. H.S. CHURCH, Mr. Geo. A. REEDER, of Tipton, Iowa, and Miss Mamie A. ABEL of this place. Both have been students the past two years at Cornell college. A pleasant company of friends witnessed the ceremony. The happy couple took the evening train for Cedar Rapids. ~Postville Review, July 20, 1895 - contributor: S. Ferrall
REEDER - JOHNSON Waukon – St. John’s Lutheran church provided the settling Sunday for the marriage of Audrey Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Johnson, and Leland Reeder, son of Mrs. Vesta Reeder. The Rev. William K. Brehow read the ceremony, Mrs. W. C. Grangaard, organist, accompanied Mrs. Charlotte Rae, vocal soloist. The bride chose a gown of net with lace trim over satin. Her fingertip veil was held by a pearl crown. She carried red roses. Mrs. Wesley Reed, matron of honor, wore a mint green gown, Charlotte and Sharon Spores of Dorchester were bridesmaids. They wore lavender and purple gowns and white picture hats. Flower girls were Wanda Halverson and Sandy Lieran. Ronald Robert carried the ring. Attending the bridegroom were, Arylene Johnson as best man and Gary Reeder and Kenneth Johnson as groomsmen. Ushers were Hubert Hermanson and James Lippe. Two hundred guests attended a reception in the church parlors. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 18, 1956 -contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
REETZ - ERICSON Miss Minnie Ericson of Waterville, and Harold Dale Reetz, of Marquette, were married Friday at the parsonage of the Swedish Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. J. R. Lindblom officiating. The bride is a daughter of Richard Ericson, of Center Township. She is a graduate of the Waukon High School, since which time she has been teaching in the rural schools of Allamakee county. The bridegroom received his education in the Marquette schools and for the past several years has been employed in Center Township. The new home will be made with the bride’s father. ~no date or source was included with this marriage article -contributor: Janet Koozer & transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich
REEVES - WILCOX MARRIED. At the M.E. parsonage, by Rev. McKIM, Tuesday evening, March 31st, 1885, Stephen J. REEVES and Mrs. Jessie A. WILCOX, of Postville. ~Postville Review, April 4, 1885 - contributor: S. Ferrall
REDER - ROW Joseph Reder to Jenette Row, married by M B Hendrick, Co. Judge. ~Waukon Standard, February 13, 1868 - contributor: Bob Hoy
REGAN - TROENDLE Waukon – Miss Joyce Marie Troendle and Michael Regan were married Saturday at 10:30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic church by the Rev. Joseph J. Slepicka. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Silas Troendle and the William Regans. The bride chose a silk organza gown with an elbow-length veil caught to a jeweled crown. She carried white mums and blue carnations. Attending her were Miss Margie Collins, maid of honor; Miss Mary Regan, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Peggy Bresnahan. They wore aqua peau de sole gowns and carried bouquets similar to the bride’s. Dennis Regan was his brother’s best man. John Regan and John Troendle, brothers of the couple, served as groomsmen. Ushers were Gene Sweeney and Frank Regan. Joan and Mathew Regan were flower girl and ringbearer. A reception for 175 guests was given in the church dining hall, after which the couple left for the northern states. The bride is employed by Waukon Bakery and her husband farms north of Waukon. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette; July 12, 1965 -contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
REGAN - WARD Waukon - Miss Margaret Ward, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ward, farmers of this vicinity, and John F. Regan, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Regan of Waukon, were married Monday morning at St. Mary's Church at Lycurgus. The Rev. Dennis O'Leary, pastor, celebrated the nuptial mass. The attendants were Violetta Regan, sister of the bridegroom and Curtis Pigott. Following the ceremony a dinner was served at the Green Parrot Cafe in Decorah. The bride is a graduate of Waukon High School with the class of 1941 and later she attended the Junior College here. She has since been employed in a local office. Her husband was graduated from Immaculate Conception High School at Lansing and later he assisted on the parental farm until two weeks ago, when the family returned and moved to Waukon. He plans to enter the armed forces in the near future. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, March 8, 1943 -contributor: S. Ferrall
REID - 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. REID have already gone to their new home near Lamont, Iowa. ~Postville Review, January 10, 1891 - contributor: S. Ferrall
REID - MORRIS The fame of Utah's "Gretna Green," Farmington [Utah], has spread rather widely, according to James H. Reid and Doris L. Morris, who applied for a marriage license Monday at the office of the Davis county clerk. The bride is from Missoula, Mont. and the groom from Waukon, Iowa. they told the marriage license clerk that they had journeyed from their respective homes by automobile to get their license at Farmington. They were married immediately after obtaining their license by Justice of the Peace Thomas Brimley. ~Salt Lake Tribune, July 19, 1927 - contributor: S. Ferrall
REID - REILEY John B. Reid and Maggie J. Reiley - November 14, 1876 - Married by John Howe - Circuit Court of Allamakee County, Iowa ~no source given - contributor: Arlene Adkins, grandaughter
REINCKE - KNAPP On Thursday of last week, May 6th, Chas. F. Reincke of this city and Amy L. Knapp of Monona stole quietly away to Dubuque and were united in marriage, after which they spent several days visiting relatives and friends in Dubuque, Guttenberg and Prairie du Chien, arriving in Postville last Sunday. The groom is the popular proprietor of the Commercial Hotel in this city and his bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Moritz of Monona. Both parties are well and favorably known in their home communities and with their many friends the Herald joins in extending its heartiest well wishes and hopes that health, happiness and prosperity may be theirs abundantly. ~Postville Herald, May 13, 1926 - contributor: Reid Johnson (note: this was Mr. Renicke's 2nd marriage)
REINCKE - STROMSODT Decorah, Ia. - Miss Clara Oleen Stromsodt, daughter of Mrs. Caroline Stromsodt of Decorah, and Charles F. Renicke, mayor of Postville, were married here Sunday afternoon in the First Lutheran Church by the Rev. T.A. Hoff, pastor. The bride has been employed by the Mott Company here for several years. They will live in Postville. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Monday, March 29, 1943 -contributor: S. Ferrall, g-granddaughter (note: this was Mr. Renicke's 3rd marriage)
REINHARDT - JOHANSEN The marriage of Lorence F. Reinhardt of Postville and Miss Emma S. Johansen of St. Olaf was solemnized at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, near Nashua, at noon, Monday, August 27, 1923. Rev. Elmer E. Shafer of the Methodist Episcopal church, Nashua, read the beautiful ring service in tying the nuptial knot. These worthy young people were attended by Otto Miehe and Miss Mary Johansen. Mr. and Mrs. Reinhardt were the 107th couple to be married at this historic little church so far this year. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reinhardt of Grand Meadow township, an honest and industrious young man, who enjoys the respect of a wide circle of friends. The bride is little known in this locality, but is vouched for by many friends in the vicinity of her home as a charming young woman of kindly disposition and winning ways who will make a real helpmeet for the man of her choice. With many friends of the happy young couple the Herald joins in extending them well wishes for a happy and prosperous wedded life. ~Postville Herald, Thur., Aug. 30, 1923 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson (note: typed 'as is' including the misspellings)
REINKE - DEE LANSING—The marriage of Arlene Dee and Lawrence Reinke took place at the Evangelical church Saturday morning at an 11 o'clock, service, performed by the Rev. R. A. Dennert. The ceremony took place before a flower banked altar. The double ring service was used. Mrs. C. V. Dennert sang "Because." At the opening strains of the wedding march Rev. Dennert, Lawrence Reinke and his brother, Roland, proceeded from the right to the altar, and from the | opposite side of the church Lou Iva Dee, flower girl, led the bridesmaid, Dorothy Dee, and the bride on the arm of her father, to be met at the altar by the bridegroom. The bride was beautifully attired in floor-length gown of white, the bodice of satin, long sleeves and a sweetheart neck line, the skirt net over satin. Her finger-tip veil was edged in lace and held in place by a pearl seeded tiara." She carried a shower bouquet of pink and white carnations. Her attendant wore a pink formal, the bodice of net and taffeta, the skirt net over satin and her arm bouquet was yellow jonquils. The little flower girl girl wore a floor dress of light blue, belted in pink ribbon strung embroidery. She wore a shoulder length veil held in place with blue flowers.. She carried a basket of fern and pink snap dragons, which she scattered in the isle as the wedding party left the altar. Immediately at the close of the wedding service, Mrs. Dennert sang "Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us." The bride's mother wore a light blue dress, the bridegroom's mother, a black and gold dress, and both wore corsages of pink carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Reinke received congratulations and best wishes from those in attendance, then went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dee where a wedding dinner was served to the immediate families. Here the home was decorated in pink and white and Betty Gramlich and Bernice Steiber served the dinner. Mrs. Reinke is the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dee, and a graduate of Lansing high school. During the past year she was employed at Hampton. Mr. Reinke is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Reinke of Geneva, where he graduated, from the high school and is at present attending Western Union college at LeMars where they will make their home. ~newspaper clipping, Society column, February 16, 1946 - contributor: Jim Fowler

Mr. & Mrs. Reiser

Solemnized Sunday evening at the Mount Hope Presbyterian Church was the marriage of Miss Mary Elaine Wild, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wild of near Waukon, and Dale E. Reiser, son of Earl Reiser of New Albin, and Mrs. Alice R. Reiser-Child of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. E.M. DeBuhr of Wheatland, Minnesota. Mrs. Allen Hartley was the organist and Loren Hartley sang. The bride’s attendants were her sisters, Mrs. Floyd Waters and Mrs. Raymond Zezulka, both of New Albin. Cleon Reiser, brother of the bridegroom, was best man, and Donald Hammer of Waukon, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, was the groomsman. The ushers were Harris Wild of Lansing, and Robert J. Weymiller, Jr., of New Albin. Among those assisting at a reception in the church parlors were Mrs. Donald Hammer, Mrs. Harris Wild, Mrs. Keith Wild, Mrs. Robert Weymiller, Miss Shirley Meyer, Miss Betty Jean Wild, Miss Ramona Hartley, Miss Evelyn Wenig, Mrs. Leon Schoh, Mrs. Loren Bulman and Mrs. Junior Middendorf. The bride is a graduate of the Waukon High School, and her husband graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas. He expects to enter military service in the near future. ~source: February 1954 clipping; Date of marriage: February 7, 1954; the photo was with their 50th anniversary write-up (see compiled anniversary records) - contributor: Errin Wilker
RENNE - VICKERY Married by Rev. VanNice, at his home, Tuesday, June 24, 1924, Mr. Earle C. Renne of Waukon and Miss Mary O. Vickery of Postville. The parents of these young folks were [also] married by Rev. Van Nice, says the Waukon R. & S. ~Postville Herald, July 3, 1924 - contributor: S. Ferrall
RENNPAGE - THORNTON Married. At the residence of the bride's parents in Postville, on Saturday, April 3rd, 1886, by Mayor McEWEN, Mr. Henry RENNPAGE and Miss Effie THORNTON. ~Postville Review, April 10, 1886 - contributor: S. Ferrall
RENTZMANN - SCHULTZ Fred Rentzmann and Minna Schultz, married December 12, 1889 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
REPPE - BRINK June 3, 1941; Esther Brink and Freeman Reppe; First Reformed Church ~Allamakee Journal, June 11, 1941 -contributor: Errin Wilker
REVOIR - WENDLE At a beautiful May wedding Miss Martha Wendle, fifth oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Wendle, was untied in marriage to Howard Revoir, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Revoir at 11:00 o’clock Wednesday morning at the German Evangelical church. Reverend Henry Marks performed the ceremony. The bride was attired in an ankle length white satin dress with a lace jacket. She wore a floor length veil and carried pink roses and baby breath. The bridesmaid Marjorie Revoir, sister of the groom, was attired in pink silk and carried flowers. The best man was Curtis Wendle, brother of the bride. Both men wore dark suits. A dinner was served at noon at the bride’s home to immediate relatives after which the happy couple left on a trip to various points. They will make their home at Revoirs for the present. Their many friends extend congratulations and best wishes. ~ no source noted with this marriage -date: May 18, 1938 -contributor: Janet Koozer & transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich
RICE - KAESSER The marriage of Fred Rice, son of J. W. Rice, and Miss Ruby Kaesser, took place at Waterloo last week.
~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror; Nov 5, 1930 - from the 'Looking Back' column, 25 yrs. ago (November 1905) ~contributor: Ann Krumme
RICHARDS - BECHTEL Miss Barbara Bechtel of Church was married Wednesday to Rev. Richards of St. Paul, where they will reside. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, April 24, 1929, in the 'Looking Back 25 years column (1904) - contributor: Ann Krumme
RICHMOND - SHORTREED H.M. Richmond of Decorah and Allene Shortreed of Postville, were married in Decorah, December 24 [1900]. ~Iowa Volksblatt, January 4, 1901, contributor: S. Ferrall
RIDENOUR - HARRIS MARRIED. At the residence of the bride, at Lybrand, August 3d, 1881, by Rev. L.B. HIX, Mr. E.H. RIDENOUR, of California and Miss Delilah A. HARRIS. ~Postville Review, August 6, 1881 - contributor: S. Ferrall
RIGGS - LAMBERT E.O. RIGGS was married to Miss Millie LAMBERT, August 30th, by Rev. L.B. HICKS. We wish them much joy. ~Postville Review, Castalia news column, September 9, 1882 - contributor: S. Ferrall
RIPLEY - BABCOCK MARRIED. At the residence of Harry EASTON, in Postville, April 1st, 1873, by Rev. G.L. GARRISON, Mr. A.C. RIPLEY and Miss Carrie H. BABCOCK. Mr. RIPLEY is the well known and highly appreciated principle of the Postville school, and so satisfactory have been his services that the people have determined to retain him in that position another year, and as an extra consideration, I suppose, have given him one of their fairest and most gifted daughters. Miss Carrie was a former associate of Mr. RIPLEY, having charge of the primary school. Their association has became a consolidation. Long may they prosper and be happy. ~Postville Review, April 9, 1873 - contributor: S. Ferrall
RIPLEY - GLINES At the residence of the bride's in Triumph, Minn., Oct. 16, 1901, Mr. Ernest R. Ripley and Miss Ethel Glines, Rev. J.E. Ingham officiating. The ceremony was after the beautiful and impressive ritualistic form of the Congregational church and was witnessed by numerous relatives and friends of the contracting parties. Mr. Ripley is station agent at Triumph, a young man of exemplary habits. Ethel is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Glines, old and well remembered residents of Postville. Her many friends here extend congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness and prosperity.~Postville Review, November 1, 1901 - contributor: S. Ferrall
RISSMAN - KLOCKE Miss Hazel Klocke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Klocke of Ludlow township, and Harvey Rissman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Rissman of Lansing, were married at 2:30 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, November 4, at the manse of Bethlehem Presbyterian church in Ludlow. The pastor, the Rev. G. E. Reibert, performed the double-ring ceremony. The attending witnesses were Miss Sylvia Zimmerman and Herbert Rissman, both of Lansing, and cousins of the bridegroom. They will make their home on the Rissman farm in Makee township.~Postville Herald, Wed., Nov. 10, 1943 - from Reid R. Johnson
ROBBE - STOCKMAN MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father, Feb. 2nd, 1888, by Wm. SHEPHERD, Esq., Mr. Wm. ROBBE and Miss Mary STOCKMAN. ~Postville Review, March 3, 1888 - contributor: S. Ferrall
ROBBINS - SLITOR Married this week: Bert ROBBINS to Miss M.V. SLITOR, both of Waukon. ~Postville Review, September 21, 1889 - contributor: S. Ferrall
ROBERTS - SHERMAN MARRIED- At the Burlington House in Postville, Oct. 8th, 1879, by Rev. G. W. Pratt, D. H. Roberts and Maggie E. Sherman. ~Postville Review, Sat. Oct. 18, 1879 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
ROBERTSON - BENNINGHOFF The wedding of George Robertson, a farmer of Jefferson township, and Miss Wilhelmina Benninghoff, also of that vicinity, took place Saturay afternoon at the home of Mrs. H.R. Ludeking of this city. The couple was attended by the bride's sister, Mrs. William Berger, and husband. The Rev. F.I. Stucki officiated. The bride came from Germany six years ago, and has since made her home with her sister. A dinner was sered to relatives and a few friends at five o'clock. ~Tribune and Leader-Press, La Crosse, WI; 12/17/1934, pg 2 (Waukon column) ~contributed by S. Ferral
ROBERTSON - GILBERT Married, July 6th, 1869, by Rev. D.S. Starr, at his residence in Waukon, Mr George W. Robertson to Miss Ella S. Gilbert, both of Frankville. ~Waukon Standard, July 8, 1869 - contributor: Bob Hoy
ROBINSON - BARRETT MARRIED. At the M.E. parsonage on Tuesday, Dec 30, Mr. Wm ROBINSON and Miss Jessie BARRETT, both of Edgewood. ~Postville Review, January 10, 1891 - contributor: S. Ferrall - note: Edgewood is on the Clayton / Delaware co. border
ROBINSON - CLAPP Married. At the house of the bride's father, near Faid, Jefferson county, Iowa, Dec. 30th, 1875, Mr. F. M. ROBINSON, of Sibley, Osceola Co., Iowa and Miss Laura CLAPP of Fairfield. ~Postville Review, January 5, 1876 - contributor: S. Ferrall - note: I don't know why this marriage was announced in a Postville paper, perhaps one or both of the parties or their parents, previously lived in Allamakee county
ROBINSON - SHACKLETON Married, at the residence of the brid's father, in Union City township, Allamakee county, Iowa, April 3d, 1873, by the Rev. A.H. Houghton, Mr. George Robinson to Miss Margaret Shackleton, both of Union City township. ~North Iowa Journal, Tuesday, April 8, 1873; pg 3 ~contributed by S. Ferrall
ROE - BULMAN Waukon, Ia. – Miss Charlotte Bulman, youngest daughter of Mrs. Leonard Bulman, and Everett Roe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Roe, all of Waukon, exchanged marriage vows Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian church. The Rev. A. H. Grossheim read the service. The bride was attended by Miss Beverly Lane as maid of honor, Cletus Roe, brother of the bridegroom was best man. The couple will live in Waukon where both are students in the Waukon High school. ~Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 28 Jan. 1948 P 10 C 4 - contributed by 'LA'
Marriage certificate of Martin Roeber &  Alvina Middendorf
Marriage certificate of Martin Roeber of Tulare, South Dakota and Alvina Middendorf of Jefferson Township, Minnesota.  Married on 7 February 1912 in Union City Township, Allamakee County, Iowa by Pastor K. Bizer.  Witnessed by Walter Middendorf, Ella Middendorf, Carl Breeser and Alice Meyer.

-contributor: Errin Wilker, great-grandaughter (click the image to enlarge it)

ROFFMAN - GORDON Miss Kathryn Gordon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gordon of Marquette, and Leonard Roffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Roffman of Postville, were married last Saturday at Decorah by Justice of the Peace Howard F. Barthell. ~Postville Herald, 29 Sept. 1943, P 5 C 2 - contributor: LA
ROLFE - RONGSTAD Waukon, Ia., Jan. 8 - A simple marriage was that of Miss Ellen Rongstad, second eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Rongstad of Waterville and Harvey W. Rolfe, youngest son of Mrs. Anna Rolfe of Jefferson township, which took place Wednesday at the Van Nice residence in Waukon, the Rev. R.L. Van Nice performing the marriage ceremony. The new home will be made on a farm west of Rossville. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Friday evening edition, January 8, 1932 - from S. Ferrall
ROLLY - FISHER Alice Fisher, daughter of James Fisher of this city, was married at Des Moines Monday to William Rolly. ~Iowa Volksblatt, Friday, Sept 28, 1917 - contributor: S. Ferrall
ROLPHS - RONGSTAD At his residence, December 20, 1931, Reverend Van Nice officiated in the marriage of Miss Ellen Rongstad, of Waterville and Harvey W. Rolphs of Waukon. The young couple were attended by Marvin and Rosana Winters. ~Waukon Republican-Standard, Dec. 23, 1931 ~contributor: S. Ferrall
RONAN - WHALEN Lycurgus, Ia., Nov. 25 - St. Mary's Catholic church here was the scene of a pretty November wedding on Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock, Rev. Patrick McNamara officiating before a nuptial mass uniting in marriage Miss Angelia, youngest daughter of Mrs. Julia Whalen, and James Ronan, only son of Mrs. Mary Ronan, the couple being unattended. The bride was becomingly attired in a brown velvet dress, with brown accessories to match, carried a bouquet of smilax and chrysanthemums. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Ronan departed on a motor trip to Dubuque and Chicago. Mrs. Ronan was educated at and graduated from St. Vincent's academy in Dubuque, and for the past five years has been an efficient instructor in the rural schools of Allamakee county, while the bridegroom is a prosperous young farmer of this locality, where the new home will be made. ~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Tuesday evening edition, November 25, 1930 - from S. Ferrall
RONNFELDT - DUNDEE At two o'clock on Sunday afternoon, September 8, 1935, at St. Paul's Lutheran church in this city, occurred the marriage of Miss Nora Dundee of Postville and Mr. Chris Ronnfeldt of Lansing, the pastor, Rev. R.B. Garten officiating, and the single ring ceremony used. The attendants were Henry Ronnfeldt and Alberta Dundee. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dundee of this city, and the groom is a resident of Lansing. The young couple will reside at Lansing, where a host of friends will join in wishing them every happiness.
~Postville Herald, Sept 12, 1935 - contributor: S. Ferrall
ROONEY - McGEOUGH James Rooney and Maggie McGeough were married at Cherry Mound, Feb. 15. Clement and Martina McGeough were attendants. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, March 1, 1916 - contributed by Errin Wilker
ROSE - KONIG At the German Lutheran church in Postville, on Thursday, 24 Nov. 1898, by Rev. Bockelman, Mr. Herman Rose and Miss Minnie Konig, of Winneshiek Co. ~Postville Review, Fri., 25 Nov. 1898 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
ROSE - NOBLE At the residence of Abram Hart, Esq., June 8th, by Rev. J. L. Paine, Mr. Myron Rose and Miss Nancy Noble. ~Postville Review, Wed. June 9, 1875 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
ROSE - REINHARDT At the Lutheran Parsonage in Postville at four o'clock this afternoon, Mr. Arbe Rose and Miss Hattie Reinhardt were united in marriage by the Rev. E. Schmidt. The groom is a son of Mrs. Herman Rose and the bride a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reinhardt. Both these young people enjoy the respect of a large circle of friends with whom the Herald joins in extending its well wishes. ~Postville Herald, Thur., Dec. 2, 1920 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
ROSENKRANS - CHEADLE Married - Dec. 31st, 1874, L.M. Rosenkrans and Mary Z. Cheadle, by Rev. R.D. McCormack. This happy couple have the best wishes of their hosts of friends and especially the Review force, who were made to smile and smack their lips as that large fine cake was placed before their gormandizing (guess that's a good word) eyes. ~Postville Review, January 6, 1875 -contributor: S. Ferrall
ROSS - PODAWINZ On Oct. 25 at LaCrosse, took place the marriage of Miss Lizzie Podawinz to John Ross of New Albin, where they will make their future home. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror; Nov 5, 1930 - from the 'Looking Back' column, 25 yrs. ago (November 1905) ~contributor: Ann Krumme
ROSS - ROSE RK Ross and Roda S. Rose, marriage certificate issued. ~Waukon Standard, April 22, 1869 - contributor: Bob Hoy
ROTH - HEINS Edward Roth and Miss Amelia Heins were married at the home of the bride's parents, near Luana, on Tuesday, March 11th, Rev. Bockelman of this city officiating. ~Postville Review, Fri., 14 Mar. 1902 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
ROWE - KRISE At the residence of the bride's father, in Troy Mills, Iowa, Dec. 25th, 1878, by Rev. G. C. Sochridge, Dr. W. E. Rowe, of Waterville, to Miss Jennie Krise. ~Postville Review, Sat. Dec 28, 1878 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
RUCKDAESCHEL - KNODT A prominent German wedding came off yesterday in the country. Mr. RUCKDAESCHEL and Miss KNODT being the contracting parties. ~Postville Review, June 1, 1889 - contributor: S. Ferrall [Ruckdaschel]
RUCKDASCHEL - HENRY Merill Dean Ruckdaschel, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Ruckdaschel, and Miss Rachael Henry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Henry of Waukon, were married Saturday noon at the Little Brown church near Nashua by the Rev. F.L. Hanscom. Attending the couple were Miss Ileta Ruckdaschel, sister of the bridegroo, and Reuben Henry, brother of the bride. The bride was graduated from Waukon high school in 1936. Mr. Ruckdaschel attended the Postville public schools and has been employed for several months at the F.C. Ruckdaschel garage here. They will make their home in Postville. About 50 friends of the young couple suprised them Sunday afternoon at a shower, which was held at the Victor Ruckdaschel home east of town. A picnic lunch was served about 11 p.m.
~Postville Herald, September 4, 1940 - contributor: S. Ferrall
RUCKDASCHEL - KOENIG Married - Yesterday at high noon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Koenig, 4 mi. west of town, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Rosina Koenig, to Mr. Fred Ruckdaschel, Rev. M.O. Puhl officiating. ~Postville Review, Feb , 1906 - contributor: S. Ferrall, g-granddaughter of the couple
RUCKDASCHEL - MEYER Postville – The marriage of Miss Kay Meyer, daughter of the Robert Meyers, and Douglas D. Ruckdaschel, son of Mrs. Florence Ruckdaschel and the late Mr. Ruckdaschel, took place Sunday at 2:30 in St. Paul’s Lutheran church. The Rev. Charles E. Witt performed the service. Mrs. Larry Crandall was matron of honor and Mrs. Robert C. Meyer was bridesmatron, Miss Sharon Schara was bridesmaid. Best man was Keith A Meyer, brother of the bridegroom. Robert C. Meyer, brother of the bride, and Armirs Schull were groomsmen. Jack Schulz and Bill Harris ushered. A reception was given in the church dining hall. The couple will make their home here. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 4, 1961 - contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
RUCKDASCHEL - MOON Postville – Miss Flossie Moon, daughter of William Moon of Farmersburg, and Fred Ruckdaschel, Postville businessman, were married at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the new St. Paul’s Lutheran church here by the Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig, church pastor.  Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. George Henkers of Farmersburg, uncle and aunt of the bride, with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Oldag of Postville as honorary attendants.  Mrs. Arthur Moon played the organ for the wedding march and for a vocal duet by Ernest Moon and his daughter Shirley of Monona.  The Misses Virginia Oldag and Darlene Ruckdaschel were ushers and Sally Ann and Patricia Ruckdaschel the flower girls.  Following the ceremony a reception was held for the guests in the church parlors and in the evening the couple was honored at a dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lubke.  The couple will live in Postville where Mr. Ruckdaschel has an automobile sales and repair business and is a member of the Postville town council. ~Mason City Globe-Gazette, Saturday, June 27, 1942 - contributor: S. Ferrall
RUCKDASCHEL - SCHROEDER On Wednesday evening at the home of John Schroeder on the Sheehy farm, occurred the marriage of his daughter Anna to Walter Ruckdaschel.- Postville Review, Friday, November 16, 1917 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
RUCKER - DAVIS Married - At Waukon, Iowa, Dec. 10th, 1869 by C.S. Stilwell Esq., Mr. Chester Rucher to Miss Lucy L. Davis, all of Waukon. ~Waukon Standard, December 9, 1869 - contributor: Jan Warren
RUDDY - MURPHY James Ruddy in 1854 took over the land from a Thomas Ruddy, relationship unknown. A marriage was performed at St. Gabriel's Church or somewhere else by Father Lucien Galtier of Prairie du Chein, Wisconsin. On May 3, 1857 the Prairie Du Chein Marriage register lists "James Roday married Helen Murphy." That should read James Ruddy married Ellen Murphy. Ellen Murphy was the daughter of Patrick Murphy and Margaret (Madden) Murphy of Ireland. The marriage register lists Daniel and Ann as parents of James. - [note: James farmed in Allamakee co. Fairview twp and shared his land with his brother Michael] -contributor: Mike Ruddy
RUGMEIER - BEDDOW The marriage of Edward Rugmeier and Miss Beddow took place at Rockford, Ill., Monday, April 5, Rev. Smith of the Methodist church officiating, and came as a pleasant surprise to the young couple’s in this city. Miss Beddow was visiting friends in Rockford and her fiancée joined her there and they were quietly married, returning to Waukon Friday. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. W. E. Beddow and is a popular and accomplished young lady. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rugmeier of Jefferson township and he has a fine comfortable home already prepared for his bride on his farm a mile and half southwest of town. His marriage day was also his birthday and as his friends had got out of the habit of giving him birthday presents he says he decided to give himself one. We’ll say his selection was a good one. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing and Waukon, Iowa, Wednesday, April 14, 1920 - contributed by Joyce Reilly
RUPRECT - SCHROEDER Paul Ruprect and Caroline Schroeder, married Feb 11 by M B Hendrick Co. Judge. ~ Waukon Standard, February 13, 1868
RUSSELL - MATTIE Waukon- The marriage of Miss Emma Mattie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Mattie of Reno, Minn., and Cecil Russell, son of Mrs. George Russel of Village Creek, took place in Waukon Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. L. Van Nice at his home. The bridegroom is a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. ~Dubuque Telegraph Herald & Times Journal, Feb. 15, 1935 -from Reid R. Johnson (Note: spellings Russel and Russell are typed as in the original)
RUSSELL - KEYS MARRIED- On Thursday, March 19, at the residence of the brides father. C. G. Russell of Postville, Iowa, to Miss Sarah Keys of Keysville, Missouri. ~Postville Review, March 25, 1874 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
RUZICH - LUSTER Sacred Heart, Dubuque, Iowa, was the setting for the 1:30 p.m. nuptial mass on Saturday, June 26, 1976 of Jean Luster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Luster of Lansing, Iowa, and Carl Ruzich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ruzich of Chicago, Ill. The bride and groom were presented in marriage by both of their parents. The Rev. Edgar Kolfenbach officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride's white floor length gown had a stand-up collar, empire bodice and full sheer bishop sleeves. Two ruffles lined the bottom of the dress and full length train. All were trimmed with light blue ribbon. The finger tip veil fell from the Juliet style headpiece which also had blue ribbon woven through it. She carried a bouquet of long­stemmed blue and white carnations accented with baby breath and blue and white ribbon streamers. Mary Jo Luster Carpenter of Madison, Wis. served her sister as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lynne Ruzich, sister of the groom, and Joan Knopf, friend of the bride. Sara Luster, sister of the bride, was junior bridesmaid. They wore sky blue floor length dresses with a ruffle lining the bottom of the dresses. Matching capes were draped over their shoulders. Their white picture hats had blue ribbon streamers and they carried arm bouquets of blue and white long­stemmed carnations. Frank Kelly, friend of the groom, served as best man. Other groomsmen were Thomas Luster, brother of the bride, and Thomas O'Leary, friend of the groom. Ushers were Dennis and Bruce Luster, brothers of the bride. Janet Jaffke of Chicago provided the flute music. She played "Theme from Exodus," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Greensleeves" and "We've Only Just Begun." Lectors were Lynne Ruzich and Thomas Luster. The offertory gifts were presented by the parents of the bride and groom. The mother of the bride chose a floor length pink dress with a matching floor length cape. The groom's mother wore a floor length apricot dress. Both carried nosegays of pastel summer flowers accented with baby breath. Long-stemmed carnations of various pastel colors were passed out to each lady guest present. After the ceremony a dinner was served at the Chateau Supper Club in Dubuque for 200 guests, followed by a reception in the Chateau Lower Lounge until 11 p.m. with music provided by the Mike Reiss and Company Band. The bride is a 1973 graduate of St. George High School and attended Loras College. She is presently employed by the Julien Motor Inn of Dubuque. The groom is a 1973 graduate of Marist High School in Chicago and he also attended Loras College. He is employed by Caradco of Dubuque. The couple plan to establish their new home in Dubuque. ~Allamakee Journal, July 7, 1976 - contributor: Errin Wilker
RYAN - BRANDT James J. Ryan and Miss Tillie Brandt were married Oct. 22 at Waukon by Father Walsh.
~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, Oct 29, 1930 in the Looking Backward Thirty-Five Years Ago column (1895) - contributor: Ann Krumme
RYAN - WELPER Waukon – Miss Shirley Welper and Ralph J. Ryan were married in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Saturday by the Rev. John McDonald. The bride’s gown was fashioned of Organza over taffeta, designed with a sculptured bodice accused with embroidery and seed pearls. Her finger tip veil was caught to a jewel crown and she carried an arrangement of red roses. Miss Diana Collins, Minneapolis, and Mrs. Harold Welper. Dorchester, were a bridesmaids. Raymond Ryan was his brother’s best man and Phillip Liddiard was groomsman. Delbert Welper, New Albin, and Patrick Corrigan, Cedar Rapids, seated the guests. A reception for 350 guests was given at the Veterans club. The bridegroom farms and also is employed at the Equity Sales barn in Decorah and the Northeastern Sale Commission’s barn here. The couple will make their home here. ~Cedar Rapids Gazette; October 8, 1963 - contributor: Diana Henry Diedrich
RYDER - CONWAY MARRIED - At Wexford church, Allamakee County, Iowa, on the 7th of May, 1865, by Rev. Father Hannan, Mr. P. Ryder, and Miss Mary Conway, all of this place. This is another display of good sense and good judgment on the part of our gentlemanly County Recorder. We hope the happy couple will never find a single "thorn among the flowers" of earth, and that they may always be as happy as now.
~The Weekly Union, Lansing, IA; Tuesday, May 16, 1865; pg 2 - from S. Ferrall

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