Allamakee Co. Compiled Marriages
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|VALLEAU - EASTON||Married at Sheridan, Wyoming, Dec. 28, 1899, Harold G. Valleau and Hortense M. Easton. The groom is a former Decorah boy now train dispatcher on the B. & M. R.R. at Alliance, Nebr. The bride is the daughter of the late C. H. Easton. The happy couple are spending this week with their many relatives in Postville, and will also visit his parents at Sioux City before settling in their future home in Alliance. ~Postville Review, Fri., Jan. 5, 1900 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson|
|VALLEY - LAHMEN||Married, at eight o'clock on Tuesday morning, at the Catholic church, Mr. Albert Valley to Miss Rosie Lahmen of this city. Mr. Valley is a son of Mr. Felix Valley of Prairie du Chien, and Miss Lahmen is a daughter of Mrs. Helen Lahmen of this place. Mr. Herman Steiger and a sister of the groom witnessed the ceremony. The church was beautifully decorated. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the bride's home with relatives and friends. Mr. Valley is one of our best known young men and his bride is also one of our best young ladies. Mr. Valley is a button cutter by trade and his wife has also been employed at one of the button factories. They will make their home with the bride's mother of this city. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Wednesday evening edition, June 1, 1910 (Lansing correspondence column) - from S. Ferrall|
|Van BROCKLIN - DARNELL||Lansing, Iowa, Friday, Aug
28 - Miss Bessie Darnell of West Union became the bride
of Dwight Van Brocklin, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Van
Broklin [sic] of this city, Monday evening at the
Presbyterian Manse. Rev. Frank Pese performing the
ceremony, to which a large company were invited; dancing
and a general good time being enjoyed by all present. Mr.
Van Brocklin and wife will reside in Lansing.
~La Crosse Tribune, August 28, 1914 (Lansing Column) - contributor: S. Ferrall
|Van BROCKLIN - UREN||Miss Dorothy Uren and Mr. Ervin "Bud" Van Brocklin, were married Friday, August 27th, at Caledonia, Minn. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Uren of Lansing and since attending high school here has been employed at home. The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Van Brocklin, of north of town, and since completing his high school days has been industriously engaged in farming. A shower and reception was held last evening at the home of the bride's parents on Diagonal Street and the happy couple will settle down to farming in this vicinity amidst the well wishes of a host of friends and acquaintances, the Journal included. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, undated clipping - contributor: Errin Wilker|
|Van DYKE - CORESS||From the City Press, Bushnell, Dak. Mr. Elmer L. VanDYKE and Miss Minnie CORESS were united in marriage April 25th, 1888, by the Rev. C.H. McKEE. The former of Postville, Iowa and the latter of Randolph, Iowa. Mr. VanDYKE is the gentlemanly station agent of this place. We all wish them joy and prosperity. ~Postville Review, May 5, 1888 - contributor: S. Ferrall|
|Van GORDER - ROFFMAN||Married, at the C.P. parsonage by Rev. VanNice, Tuesday, March 18, Henry M. Van Gorder of Franklin, and Miss Jennie M. Roffman of Post township. ~Postville Review, March 21, 1902 (culled from the Waukon Democrat) - contributor: Reid Johnson|
|VANWORMER - SPENCE||MARRIED- At Postville, June 12th, 1877, at the residence of John Moir, Jr., by T. Stiles, Esq., William Vanwormer and Miss Catherine Spence, both of Algona, Iowa.- Postville Review, Saturday, June 6, 1877 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson|
|VAUGHN - CAHALLAN||The marriage of Miss Harriet Cahallan and Charles Vaughn, occurred Wednesday morning, April 18, at St. Pius' church, Cherry Mound. The nuptial mass was celebrated by the Rev. H. Krieger. Attendants were Walter Hogan of McGregor and Miss Cahallan. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cahallan of Waukon Junction, and the bridegroom a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Vaughn of McGregor. ~La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin, (Waukon column), April 18, 1934 - contributor: S. Ferrall|
|VERDON - DARLING||In the Rectory of Immaculate Conception Church, Lansing, on Christmas morning, Father J.J. Breitbach united in holy matrimony Mr. Raphael Verdon and Miss Virginia Darling. Attendants were a sister of the groom, Miss Mary Verdon, and a brother of the bride, Marvin Darling; and the wedding dinner was served at the home of the latter in New Albin. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lysander Darling of New Albin and previous to her marriage was an employee of the Lansing Button Co. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Verdon of this city, and is one of the many popular employees of the Lansing Button Co. and Toywood Products. They have rented the Henry Verthein home in South Lansing where they will settle down to housekeeping. The Journal joins there friends in extending best wishes for a long and happy wedded life. ~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, undated - contributed by Errin Wilker|
|VINE - LIVINGOOD||MABEL (Special) -- Miss
Mavis Livingood, daughter of Mrs. Mildred S. Livingood of
Lenora, Minn., was united in marriage August 23 to
Carleton Alan Vine of Ridgeway, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Vine of Mabel. The double-ring ceremony was
performed at 8 p.m. in the Mabel Methodist church by Rev.
D. J. McGuire. The altar was decorated with baskets of
pastel colored gladiolus and candelabra. Alvin Vine lit
the candles. As the guests assembled, Miss Hazel Sherwin
played a program of organ music and the traditional
wedding march. She also accompanied at the organ as
Delayne C. Halvorson, classmate of the bride, sang
"Because" and "The Wedding Prayer"
before the ceremony and "The Lord's Prayer"
while the couple knelt. The bride, given in marriage by
her uncle, Byron Livingood of Rossville, Ia., wore a
slipper satin gown which extended into a cathedral train.
The gown was styled with a low V-shaped neckline covered
with nylon net. Four bows of studded brilliants were set
on the pleated off-the-shoulder neckline. Tiny buttons
descended the back of the gown to the waistline, and long
sleeves tapered to bridal points over the wrists. Her
veil of net tulle was secured by a heart-shaped cap. Tiny
seed pearls also adorned the fingertip veil. She wore a
three strand pearl necklace and tiny earrings, gifts of
the bridegroom, and carried a cascade bouquet of yellow
roses. The bride was attended by her four sisters, Mrs.
Marvin Soland, matron of honor; Donna and June Livingood
of Rochester, Minn., bridesmaids; and Mary Ann, junior
bridesmaid. The matron of honor wore a floor-length gown
of pink nylon net over taffeta with matching mitts. Her
gown was styled with a net rolled waistline and Peter Pan
collar. The bridesmaids and junior bridesmaid wore
identical gowns of yellow, orchid and nile green,
respectively. Each was styled with a fitted bodice of
nylon net over taffeta and Chinese collars. All of the
attendants wore matching headbands studded with pearls
and rick-rack earrings to match their formals. They
carried cascade bouquets of white gladiolus. The
bridegroom was attended by his brother, Cpl. Eldon Vine
as best man. The groomsmen were Darrell and Harlan Vine,
brothers of the bridegroom, and Milton Livingood, brother
of the bride. Alvin Vine and Darrell Livingood were the
ushers. They all wore white dinner jackets with dark
tropical trousers and gold cuff links, gifts of the
bridegroom. Elaine Soiney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Soiney, was the flower girl. She wore a white gown of
nylon net over taffeta styled with a Chinese collar
identical to that of the bridesmaid. She carried a
colonial bouquet of yellow gladiolus and wore a pearl
necklace and bracelet, gift of the bride. Serving as
ringbearer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Soland. He
carried a white heat-shaped satin pillow. A reception for
approximately 300 guest was held in the church parlors
immediately following the ceremony. Mrs. Ray
Breitsprecher accompanied Delayne Halvorson as she sang
"O Perfect Love" and "I Love You
Truly" at the reception. Presiding at the guest book
was Mrs. Merle Kiehne. The hostess was Mrs. E. S.
Brokken, friend of the bride; and the bridegroom's
sister, Mrs. Durwin Kallevang and Betty Stoskopf, friend
of the bride, poured. Mrs. Sabert Halvorson, friend of
the bride, cut the cake; Mrs. Leonard McCall, aunt of the
bride, served the cake; and Donna Smith, Eleanor Bergry
and Joyce Davidson, friends of the bride, were in charge
of the gifts. The waitresses were Rosella McCabe, Lois
Halverson, Jean and Jo Ann Rasmussen, Kathy Schissel and
Bonnie Rae Brokken. The bride's mother chose a pink dress
with accessories of navy blue. The bridegroom's mother
wore an aqua dress with black accessories. Both wore
corsages of baby pink gladiolus. The couple's
grandmothers, Mrs. Marie Johnson and Mrs. Charles Sharp,
wore navy blue dresses with white gladiolus corsages. As
they left on their honeymoon to Lake Pepin, Lake City,
Minn., the bride wore an orchid linen dress with white
satin accessories and a corsage of yellow roses. Mrs.
Vine is a 1953 graduate of Canton high school and has
been employed at the E. S. Brokken home. The bridegroom
is a 1948 graduate of Decorah high school. Since
completing his military service he has been engaged in
farming. Out-of-town guest attended from Maryland;
Harmony, Prosper, Canton, and Rochester, Minn.; Ridgeway,
Burr Oak, Hesper, Rossville, Postville, and Decorah,
- contributor: Doris Hager Guese from the scrapbook of Minnie Guese Goeke.
Submitters notes:We assume this is a Postville or Decorah area newspaper. From family tree information the wedding date was August 23, 1953. Mavis Livingood was the daughter of Kenneth and Mildred (Johnson) Livingood. Kenneth Livingood was the son of Willard and Effie (Miller) Livingood.
|VOLDING - HENDRICK||Last Monday evening the 17th inst Mr. Julius Volding and Maude, second daughter of Judge Hendrick were married at the home of the bride. A large number of friends, composed largely of young people, with whom Maude is a great favorite were gathered to witness the ceremony. The rooms were beautifully decorated with flowers, the work of the brides class at the High School. Two little girls, Mabel Dunlevy and Lilian Hays attended the bride who was tastefully attired in white. The ceremony [my copy ends here, sorry to say] ~Postville Review, September 20, 1888 - contributor: E.R.|
|VOLKERT - WAGNER||George Volkert and Miss
Jennie Wagner were married at Lansing Catholic church
Tuesday. Herman and Pauline Wagner were there as
~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, Wednesday, April 17, 1929 - in the Looking Back 35 Years Column -1894 - contributor: Ann Krumme
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