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WAGNER - BRADY An autumn wedding took place Tuesday morning at eight o’clock at St. Pius’ church at Cherry Mound, when Miss Mary Gertrude Brady, oldest daughter of Mrs. Anna Brady, and Lawrence M. Wagner, second son of Mrs. Catherine Wagner, were united in marriage by Rev. Father Neenan. They were accompanied by Miss Viola Wagner, sister of the groom and George Brady, cousin of the bride. The bride was attired in a gown of white crepe de chine with white slippers and white felt hat. The bridesmaid wore a gown of blue canton crepe trimmed with velvet and hat to match. After the marriage ceremony the bridal party went to the home of the bride’s mother, where a dinner was served to a large number of guests. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner were the recipients of many gifts. Mrs. Wagner is a graduate of Waterville schools, with normal training at Iowa State Normal college. The bridegroom is a young farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner will be at home on a farm in Paint Creek township.
From the Cherry Mound column, same paper: The marriage of Miss Mary Brady and Lawrence Wagner was solemnized by Father Neenan at St. Pius’ church Tuesday morning, Sept. 25th. The attendants were Viola Wagner, sister of the groom, and George Brady, cousin of the bride. A reception was tendered at the bride’s home, and well wishes galore are theirs for a long and happy married life.
~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, October 3, 1928 - contributor: Ann Krumme
WAGNER - BURKE A pretty wedding was solemnized Monday morning at the Immaculate Conception church in Lansing, when Miss Mary Burke, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burke of Lansing, was united in Marriage to Carl Wagner, son of Mrs. Henry Wagner of Lansing.  the Reverend G. L. Haxmeier officiated at the ceremony which was followed by a nuptial mass.  The attendants were Miss Kathryn Burke, sister of the bride, and Leo Wagner, brother of the groom. The bride was attired in a black suit with accessories to match..  She wore a white gardenia and carried a pearl rosary, a gift of the groom. The bride's maid wore an aqua blue gown with contrasting accssories. The bride is a graduate of Immaculate Conception School and attended Bayless Business College in LaCrosse. Mr. Wagner has for many years been the rural mail carrier out of Lansing. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, to immediate relatives and friends. The couple are enjoying a wedding trip in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin after which they will make their home in Lansing. Their many friends extend best wishes for a happy wedded life. ~ Waukon Republican and Standard, Sept. 14, 1938 - contributor: Janet Koozer
WAGNER - GERICKE Wendall Wagner and Bertha Gericke were married at the home of the bride's brother in Post township last Tuesday evening. Congratulations are in order. ~Postville Review, Fri., 21 Mar. 1902 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WAKEFIELD - FEWELL Married. At the residence of Hiram HIGBE, in Grand Meadow township, Clayton Co., Iowa July 19th, 1874, by Rev. J. L. PAINE, Mr. Byron WAKEFIELD, late of Richland City, Wis, to Miss Mary FEWELL of Grand Meadow. ~Postville Review, July 22, 1874 - contributor: Mary Durr
WALLACE - SCHOTT On Monday afternoon a quiet marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Shanklin at his home, 1171 Main street, uniting in marriage Mr. Yost D. Wallace, of Alden, and Miss Wynne E. Schott, of Lansing. Mr. Wallace is a prominent young business man of Alden, and his bride is an estimable young lady, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Peter Schott. After a brief trip to Chicago the young couple will return to Alden to reside.~Dubuque Daily Herald, Friday morning, Sept. 15, 1899 - from S.F.
WARD - ALWARD MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's mother, in Grand Meadow twp., Clayton Co., Oct. 30th, 1884 by Rev. S.T. McKIM, Mr. John W. WARD and Miss Sabina H. ALWARD. This ceremony unites for life among the most respected and worthy young people of Postville and vicinity. For 9 years Mr. WARD has been at the head of the successful mercantile house of Ward & Meyer, and the bride has resided within 3 miles of Postville all her life. Their splendid residence is nearly completed and the happy couple will soon take up their residence among us. ~Postville Review, November 1, 1884 - contributor: S.F.
WARREN - CLANCY The wedding of Miss Betty Marie Clancy and Carl D. Warren was performed by Rev. John W. Kile in a candlelight ceremony at his home Tuesday, Nov. 30th, at 6:30 p.m. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Marlan Hogan. Following the ceremony an 8 o'clock dinner was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marlan Hogan, attended by Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Clancy, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bailey, Mrs. Floyd Pottratz, Marlene Hogan and Beverly Clancy. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Clancy of Lansing. The groom is a graduate of the schools of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and at the present time is a pilot on the Island Waterways tow boat Husky. next season Mr. Warren will be in the command of a new towboat, the "Inland Husky IV" of 1350 h.p. now being completed. This boat will tow four barges with a capacity of 2,600,000 gallons of oil or 370 railway tank cars. The young couple plan on making their home in the south for the winter where Mr. Warren's employment is located in the winter months. ~clipping - contributor: Errin Wilker
WATERS - CARITHERS At the residence of the bride's parents near Myron, Wednesday evening, April 9th, 1884, Mr. Robert Waters to Miss May Carithers. ~Postville Post, April 18, 1884 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WATERS - CLARK MARRIED. At Sioux Falls, Dakota, by Rev. W.C. CRAIG, Thomas WATERS, of Frankville, to Miss Belle CLARK, of Brandon, Dakota. Mr. WATERS returned on Wednesday morning with his bride and will reside near Frankville.
~Postville Review, March 26, 1887 - contributor: S.F.
WATERS - EATON MARRIED. On Wednesday Dec. 13th, 1882, at the residence of the brides mother, by Rev. L.R. HIX, Mr. George WALTERS, Jr. and Miss Eliza EATON. ~Postville Review, December 18, 1882 - contributor: S.F. - Note: A correction ran the following week in the Review, the groom's surname was WATERS not Walters
WATERS - EWING Mable F. Ewing and Robt. J. (Bertie) Waters were united in marriage Tuesday, October 31, at St. Bridget's Catholic church in Postville, Rev. P. Hogan performing the ceremony. She is the daughter of Mrs. Nancy Ewing of Postville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Waters of Postville. They were attended by Hazel Ewing and Paul Waters, sister and brother of the couple, respectively. ~Postville Herald, Thurs. November 2, 1939 - contributor: Reid Johnson
WATERS - HEIN Miss Edna Hein, daughter of Mrs. Carl Hein of this city, and Bernard J. Waters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Waters of Grand Meadow township, were married last Wednesday at the Catholic church in Clermont. They are on a honeymoon trip to southern Iowa and upon their return will go to housekeeping on the newly built up farm, the former Abernethy place. ~Postville Herald, December 6, 1918 - contributor: S.F.
WATERS - HUGHES Married. At the Presbyterian parsonage, in Frankville, Ia., March 13th, 1895, by Rev. McCUSKEY, Mr. Samuel WATERS, Jr. and Miss Jennie HUGHES. The Review extends congratulations wishing much joy and happiness to this branch of the WATERS family. ~Postville Review, March 23, 1895 - contributor: S.F.
WATERS - LETCHFORD Harry Waters and Miss Oda Letchford were married on Thanksgiving day. A reception was held for them at the Ray Waters home Tuesday evening. Harry will make his home on the Joe McDonald farm.- Postville Review, Friday, Dec. 7, 1917 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WATERS - LOWER Waters-Lower Brilliant Social Event in Frankville Township [Winneshiek co.]
A beautiful wedding occurred last  Wednesday evening, Oct. 13, 1897, at  the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Lower, near Frankvile, Iowa, in  the presence of about 80 relatives and friends, Mr. J. Wallace Waters and Miss Emma J. Lower were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, Rev. J. S. Phillips, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating. The large parlors, which were crowded with invited guests, presented a picture of life on its bettor side when promptly at eight o'clock Miss Kate Waters, a sister of the groom, began to play the sweet  strains of a wedding march, a corner door opened and the officiating clergyman led the happy couple to the opposite corner of the room which was beautifully trimmed with white lace where they stood during the brief but impressive ceremony. The bride was dressed in a beautiful rose colored costume, the groom wore conventional black. After the ceremony an elegant supper, was served and the evening was spent in offering congratulations to the newly wedded couple. and a good social time enjoyed by all present generally. The following is a list of the presents as nearly as could be gathered: C. Lower and wife, a rocker;  L. K. Lower and wife, set of dishes; Sam Waters and wife, a couch;  L. R, Letchford and wife; a bed spread; Miss Lulu  Brawford, pillow slips; Miss Edna Letchford, napkins; Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Letchford, aochestis lamp; Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Waters, table spread; Mr. and Mrs. McNair and family, a rocker; Eugene Owen, silver butter knife; Roy Lower, china tea set; Henry Webster, a doily; Mr. and Mrs. Jno. [John?] Waters, set silver knives and forks;  Bert French, a clock;  E. A. Wilson, set glass dishes;  Mr. and Mrs. John Brawford, set glass dishes;  Mr. and Mrs. E. Goodykoontz, china bread plate; Mrs. E. Goodykoontz a cake stand;  Mr. And Mrs. Lyons, Brussels rug;  Mr. and Mrs. Herb  Waters,  set of fruit amkance dishes;  Miss M. Murphy, water set and tray; Miss Ethel Waters, cheese plates;  Sam and Cora McKay, fruit dish: Mr. And Mrs. E. E. Peck, set of silver knives and forks;  Misses H. G. and C. Lower, set of china pie plates;  Mr. and Mrs. Bert Waters, a Brussels rug;  Mr. and. Mrs. Tom Waters, water set and tray; Mr. and Mrs. L. Peck. nickel coffee pot; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McKay, set silver teaspoons; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Waters, set of glass dishes;  Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Webster, a rocker; Tom Webster, pair of towels; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Waters, set silver teaspoons; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Waters, Jr., set of glass dishes;  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Low, set of sauce dishes; Mr. and Mrs. John Lower, set of glass dishes; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Waters, water set and tray; Mrs. A. Winters, a wash bowl;  Mr. and Mrs. C. Lower, a pair of blankets; Jos. Peck, Jr., sugar shell and butter knife; Mr. And Mrs. Jos. Peck, fruit dish, card receiver and silver dishes; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McChutock,one dollar. Mr. Waters is erecting a neat residence on a part of the McKay farm.   ~Postville Review October 22, 1897 - contributor: Bill Waters
WATERS - MARSTON MARRIED. At the home of the bride, near Postville, Iowa, May 3rd, 1887, by Rev. S.T. McKIM, Mr. William WATERS and Miss Delia MARSTON. Only relatives were present. These young people are well and favorably known to all in this community. Energy and good health constitute the best capital for such an enterprise. Both have these and we expect them to succeed. Many friends will rejoice with them and wish them long life. ~Postville Review, May 7, 1887 - contributor: S.F.
WATERS - REDHEAD WATERS-REDHEAD -- At the home of the bride's parents, in Postville, July 14. 1897, Edward Waters and Anna K. Redhead, Rev. S. W. PolIard officiating. This is all the notice that was furnished us. and as we were not at the wedding we are unable to write it up. We have known the bride since infancy and. the groom for a number years and our knowledge of both is pleasurable and satisfactory and we have no doubt, but our hopes for their prosperity and happiness will be realized. They took the afternoon Burlington for a wedding tour which includes Salt Lake City, the National Park and other points of interest in the west, after which they will return and take up their residence in the August Meier house, May much joy be theirs. Thanks for some nice cake.
~Postville Review July 16, 1897 - contributor: Bill Waters
WATERS - SCHULTZ A very pretty wedding ceremony was solemnized in St. Peter's Catholic Church at Clermont at eight o'clock Wednesday morning, uniting in marriage Miss Milda Schultz and Leonard Waters both of Postville, Rev. Father J. J. Hehir, pastor of the groom officiating. As the bride and groom entered unattended, Mendelssohn's wedding march was rendered by Miss Elizabeth Sullivan. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Schultz, a graduate of Postville high school. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Waters and has been farming since finishing his education. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the bridal party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Kneeland. After a short motoring trip, they will be at home to their many friends on the farm on J. R. Pixler. ~Postville Review (reprinted from the Clermont Enterprise), November 26, 1925 - contributor: S.F.
WATERS - WILD Miss Florence Wild and Floyd Waters were married at St. Joseph's Church in New Albin by Father L. L. Hayes.
~Allamakee Journal, July 16, 1941- contributor: Errin Wilker
WEBB - WEBSTER It became known for a certainty last week that one of our prominent young couples, Herman Webb and Miss Lucy Webster, were Mr. and Mrs. Webb in reality, they having been married on Nov. 2nd last by Rev. Childress over in Clayton county, but they had kept their little affair in a secret locker until this time, although there have been some pretty well grounded suspicions all this time that they were matrimonially entwined. A wide circle of friends wish them a full measure of happiness. ~ Waukon Democrat, April 3, 1916
WEBER - GRUBE At the residence of the bride's parents, two miles south of Monona, Rev. W.H. SLINGERLAND officiating. Mr. William WEBER and Miss Anna GRUBE. ~Postville Review, February 18, 1888 - contributor: S.F.
WEBER - ROYER MARRIED. At Prairie du Chien, Wis., on Thursday evening, May 7th, 1896, by Rev. SCHOONFELDT, Mr. Chas C. WEBER and Miss Edna Pearl ROYER, all of Postville, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. WEBER will reside in Mrs. MEYER's residence, on Post street. The Review extends congratulations and wishes the happy couple long life and unbounded prosperity and happiness. ~Postville Review, May 16, 1896 - contributor: S.F.
WEBSTER - KNEESKERN At high noon yesterday at the Congregational parsonage in Postville occurred the marriage of Mr. Kelsie Webster and Miss Ethel Kneeskern, two of Frankville's favorably known young people, Rev. T.M. Higginbotham tying the knot.
~Postville Review, February 20, 1903 - contributor: S.F.
WEBSTER - LETCHFORD Married. At the residence of the brides father, in Frankville township, Winneshiek county, Iowa on November 27, 1873 by H.S. DAINS JP; Mr. John L. WEBSTER and Miss Sarah J. LETCHFORD, both of Frankville. ~Postville Review, December 3, 1873 - contributor: S.F.
WEBSTER - VAN WEY At Waukon on Tuesday, August 12, occurred the marriage of Miss Myrtle Van Wey and Charles Webster, both of this place [Frankville]. Rev. E.T. Gough performed the ceremony that united them for life. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Van Wey and is well and favorably known, while the groom is one of the recently discharged soldier boys having seen several months service at Camp Gordon, Ga. The bride was tastefully dressed in blue georgette crepe with a corsage boquet of pink roses and the groom wore his uniform. The happy couple returned here on Sunday after spending the week with relatives at Waukon Junction. Their many friends join in wishing them a long and happy life. ~source: Postville Herald, Frankville column, August 22, 1919 - contributor: S.F.
WEBSTER - VICKERY MARRIED. By E. SWENSON, J.P., at his residence in Post twp. December 24, 1889. Mr. Sherman B. WEBSTER and Miss Margaret VICKERY, both of Post twp. ~Postville Review, December 28, 1889 - contributor: S.F.
WEBSTER - VICKERY Married. Webster-Vickery. By E. Swenson, J.P., at his residence in Post township, on January 14th, 1890, Mr. James Webster and Miss Mary Vickery, both of Post. ~Postville Review, January 18, 1890 - contributor: S.F.
WEBSTER - WINTRICK August 4, 1930, Archie Webster of Postville and Miss Gunta Wintrick of the same township, were united in marriage by Rev. VanNice at his residence. The bride is the daughter of Chris Wintrick and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Webster.- Waukon Journal
~Postville Herald, August 14, 1930 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WEGHNER / WEIGHNER - TERRILL MARRIED- At the residence of Wm. Callender, in Lybrand, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1891, Mr. Herman Weighner to Miss Mary E. Terrill, Rev. E. J. Lockwood officiating. ~Postville Review, Sat., 24 Oct. 1891. (Note: The news item also spelled the grooms name as Weghner.). -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WEGNER - NISE Carl Friedrich Johann Christian Wegner and Christine Nise, married March 22, 1878 by Pastor Deichmann. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
WEGNER - NISE George Wegner and Caroline Nise, married April 1, 1887 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
WEIHE - EGGERT William Heinrich Weihe and Anna Maria Luci Eggert, married March 26, 1890 by Pastor John Gass. ~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
WELCH - COLLINS MARRIED. In Hardin, Clayton County, on November 3, 1885, at the residence of the brides mother, L. COLLINS, Mr. Mason WELCH of Helena, Montana and Miss Cora COLLINS of Hardin. ~Postville Review, November 28, 1885 - contributor: S.F.
WELCH - ROBERTS Waukon, Ia. - Announcement has been received here of the marriage of T. Sgt. James Welch, son of Mr. ad Mrs. James Welch, Makee township, and Miss Joan Roberts of London, England, which took place Oct 3, at Ross, England. The ceremony was performed before a nuptial mass celebrated by the Rev. J.J. Hodges in the St. Francis Church of Rome. Sgt. Welch has been in the army for over three years and has been overseas two years. He expects to return home within a few months. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Wednesday, October 24,1945 -contributor: S.F.
WELCH - WAGNER The marriage of Miss Clara, daughter of Mrs. Henry Wagner of Lansing, and Patrick H. Welch, son of James P. Welch of Lycurgus, took place at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning at Lansing, says the Waukon Democrat. Monsignor Haxmeier officiating. ~Postville Herald, June 14, 1928 -contributor: S.F.
WELLS - OLESON Double wedding. At Anamosa, Io., on Dec 2, 1886, Joseph P. Beucher to Miss Lena Oleson , both of Postville. Also at the same time and place, Darius C. WELLS and Freddie OLESON, also of Postville. This double wedding has been anticipated by our people for some time and was no surprise. The contracting parties are all well known here. They have good prospects ahead of them, and we wish with their many friends that the fullest measure of success and happiness may attend them in the multifarious struggles and triumphs of life. Mr. Beucher is the son of our old townsman, Matt Beucher, and is interested in several enterprises here. "Doc" Wells, as he is familiarly called, is the proprietor of one of our dray lines. [remainder cut off]. ~Postville Review, December 11, 1886 - contributor: S.F.
WELPER - BUEGE January 7th, at Waukon, at 2:30 P.M., took place the wedding of Mr. Vergil Welper and Miss Irene Buege, Rev, R. L. Van Nice performing the ceremony at his residence. The attendants were Miss Leona Welper, sister of the groom, and Jerome Ashbacher, cousin of the bride. The bride is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buege, a splendid girl in every way. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Welper and a young man of excellent habits. The bride was gowned in white flat crepe and lace, wore a veil and carried an arm bouquet of roses. Her attendant was attired in tan flat crepe. A two course supper was served at the home of the groom for relatives only, after which over 150 invited guests gathered and enjoyed themselves till a late hour dancing to the music of the Beardmore Orchestra. Mike Donevan and Will Sadler were right at their best as callers and certainly had the young folks stepping. After a short honeymoon the newlyweds will reside at the groom’s old home at least until spring, being a partner with his father in farming. The happy couple have the best wishes of all, the writer included, for a long and happy married life. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror; Lansing, Iowa; Jan 14, 1931 -contributor: Ann Krumme
WELPER - HAGEN Anna Adelheid "Ellen" Hagen & Herman Heinrich "Henry" Welper; Married 18 February 1871 in Union City Township, Allamakee County, Iowa
~ Marriage Certificate - contributor: Errin Wilker
WELZEL - BUSACKER Johann Conrad Welzel and Minna Maria Johanna Busacker, married May 31, 1888 by Pastor John Gass.
~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
WELZEL - ORR MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents, at Postville, on Wednesday June 3rd, Mr. Fred H. WELZEL and Miss Matie ORR, Rev. J.W. FERNER officiating. ~Postville Review, June 6, 1885 - contributor: S.F.; note: this wedding announcement also appeared in the June 11, 1885 issue of the Waukon Standard.
WELZEL - SCHULTZ Married. At 6 o'clock last evening at the home of Mr. Carl Schultz, of this city, occurred the marriage of his eldest daughter Sophia, to Mr. Geo. Welzel, the Rev. Bockelman performing the ceremony [remainder cut off]
~Postville Review, March 13, 1903 - contributor: S.F.
WELZEL - SCHULTZ Johann Paul Welzel and Emma Maria C. Schultz, married March 19, 1878 by Pastor Theodore Deichmann.
~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
WENIG - BULMAN One of the most pleasant social affairs of the season took place Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Henry Dresselhaus, when relatives and friends assembled for a shower in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wenig. Games and music furnished the evening’s entertainment, after which a delicious luncheon was served. The bride and groom received many useful gifts as mementoes of the happy affair.
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Two of our very best young folks, Grace Bulman and Edwin Wenig, were quietly married by Rev. Van Nice at his home in Waukon last week. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Bulman, and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wenig, of near Dorchester. They will reside with the groom’s parents, and have the best wishes of a host of friends for a long and happy married life.
~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, June 26, 1929, English Bench column - contributor: Ann Krumme
WERNER - STRAACK Married. At the residence of Mrs. WERNER in this city, May 7th, by Rev. J. L. PAINE, Mr. Geo. C. WERNER to Miss Sarah A. STRAACK. ~Postville Review, May 17, 1876 - contributor: Mary Durr
WESSELS - SCHULTE St. Mary's Church in Dorchester was the pretty setting for the June 1 wedding of Theresa M. Schulte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schulte, Dorchester and Ronald A. Wessels, son of Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Wessels, Farmersburg.  The Rev. D. O'Brien read the double ring marriage service and said the nuptial mass at 10:30 a.m. before basket arrangements of bridal wreath. Rose Schulte and Leonardas Schulte provided the nuptial music. Mass servers were Jerry Schulte, brother of the bride and Dennis Mahr. The bride was given in marriage by her father, she having chosen a wedding gown of A-line empire design of Sorrento linen peau fashioned with wrist-length bell sleeves and a detachable train. Both dress and train were trimmed with wide venise lace of a floral motif. A cluster of petals edged with pearls held her shoulder-length veil. She carried a cascade arrangement of red sweetheart roses and lily of the valley. Maid of honor was Barbara Schulte, Dorchester, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Elizabeth Michelson, West Salem, Wisconsin, friend of the bride and flower girl was Sheila Schulte, Dorchester, sister of the bride. Their gowns were of mint green Sorrento linen peau in an A­line empire style with elbow length bell sleeves and detachable panels. They wore matching headpieces and the bridesmaids carried bouquets of pink and yellow carnations while the flower girl carried a white lace bas ket of frenched pink & yellow carnations and lily of the valley. Wayne Wessels, Waterloo, and Gene Henderson, Cedar Rapids, brother and friend of the groom, were his atten­dants. The guests were seated by Ron Schulte, Iowa City and John Klinge, Farmersburg, brother of the bride and friend of the groom, respectively. The bride's mother chose a pink dress with matching hat and white accessories. The groom's mother wore a dress of aqua blue with white accessories and each had a corsage of pink roses and white carnations. A dinner reception for over 200 guests was held at the Veterans Hall at Waukon, following the ceremony. Sharon Schulte attended the guest book. Ann Himsel, Kathy Ford and Jan Dreher poured punch. Dining room hostesses were Rosie Schulte and Kathryn Schulte. Rita Schulte and Monica Schulte, aunts of the bride, cut and served the cake. Lorna Felten and LaVonne Erding were in charge of the gifts. Waitresses were Diane, Debbie, Gwen, Ella Mae, Rita, Bonna, Anita and Connie Schulte, all cousins of the bride. Alice Schwartzhoff was in charge of flowers at the wedding. Mrs. Wessels is a senior at W.S.U., Platteville, Wisconsin and her husband is a recent graduate of that institution. He has accepted a position with the F.H.A., and following a trip to northern Wisconsin, the couple will be at home in Sunset Heights Apartments in Platteville.
~ Allamakee Journal clipping, June 5, 1968 -contributor: Errin Wilker (not related)
WESTBY - DANAHER News of the marriage of Mr. Lester Westby of this city and Miss Hyacinth Danaher of LaCrosse, which took place at Winona Thursday, Jan. 8, was made public last week. After the ceremony they visited the bride’s mother at Antigo, Wis., returning to this city Tuesday of last week, where they will make their home for the present with the groom’s father. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Helen Danaher, a most estimable young lady. She was employed at the local telephone central before going to LaCrosse for similar work. The groom was born and reared in this city. He is an artistic sign painter and in the spring they will move to Mason City where he takes position as sign painter with the Standard Oil Co. They have the good wishes of a large number of friends. ~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror; January 28, 1931 ~contributor: Ann Krumme
WESTCOTT - HANGARTNER Miss Elizabeth Hangarter and Mr. James L. Westcott were married at St. Paul's Lutheran parsonage Wednesday by Rev. F. R. Ludwig. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. J. Hangartner of Postville Junction, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Westcott of Clermont. Miss Isabelle Hangartner, sister of the bride, and Harold Westcott, brother of the groom, were the attendees. The newlyweds will make their home with the grooms parents at Clermont. ~Postville Herald, Thurs. February 9, 1939 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WEYMILLER - JACOBSON Miss Verna Jacobson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jacobson of Mabel, Minn., and Leland Weymiller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weymiller of New Albin, were married at the Spring Grove Lutheran Church by Rev. H. Salum on Tuesday, July 27th, in a double ring ceremony. As the bridal couple entered the church the organist, Miss Inga Jenson, played the Bridal Chorus and Mendelssohn's Wedding March. Following the ceremony Helen Anderson of Spring Grove sang Oh Promise Me and Because. The bride wore a floor-length gown of white brocaded marquisette which extended into a train, with a sweetheart neckline and leg-of-mutton sleeves. Her veil was finger-tipped length, and held in place by orange blossoms. She carried an arm bouquet of yellow roses and lilies of the valley tied with white ribbon. She chose her sister, Lillian Jacobson as maid of honor, who wore a pink floor-length gown of silk marquisette with sweetheart neckline and puffed sleeves. She carried an arm bouquet of pink carnations and pink snapdragons, with blue ribbon and blue flowers in her hair. Her bridesmaid, Lorna Weymiller, sister of the bridegroom, wore a blue floor-length gown of silk marquisette with sweetheart neckline and puffed sleeves. She also carried an arm bouquet of pink carnations and snapdragons, with pink ribbons. She also wore pink flowers in her hair. Fred Weymiller, Jr., a brother of the groom, and Clifford Jacobson, a brother of the bride, attended the groom. The groom and his attendants wore brown suits. The bride's mother wore a navy blue dress and a corsage of white gladiolus and a yellow rose. The groom's mother also wore a navy blue dress and a corsage of white gladiolus and a yellow rose. Luncheon was served at the church parlors to immediate families. the table decorations were carried out in pink and white, and mixed bouquets. A three-tier wedding cake centered the bride's table. Waitresses were Bernice Larson and Marjalaine Crawford, friends of the bride. In the evening a wedding dance was held at the blue Moon pavilion in Eitzen, Minn. The married couple will make their home on the bridegroom's farm near New Albin. ~newspaper clipping, 1948 - contributor: Errin Wilker
WEYMILLER - REBURN The marriage of Miss Margaret Reburn, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reburn, and Mr. Fred Weymiller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weymiller, was solemnized Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic Parsonage by the Rev. L. Hayes. The attendants were Miss Lorna Weymiller, La Crosse, Wis., sister of the groom, and John Reburn, brother of the bride. The bride wore a gown of white embroidered taffeta, fashioned with a sweetheart neckline and bouffant skirt, and a finger-tip veil caught at the top with a beaded coronet. She also wore a string of gold beads and a corsage of pink roses. The bridesmaid wore a gown of white silk moire fashioned with a sweetheart neckline and bouffant skirt, and wore a string of Odrian pearls and a corsage of pink roses. The groom and his attendant wore suits of brown with white carnation boutonnieres. A six o'clock candle light dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents to the bridal party and immediate relatives. A beautiful 3-tier wedding cake decorated the center of the table, and decorations were carried out in colors of pink and white. The bride graduated form the New Albin high school with the class of 1942 and has been employed as a nurse's aid at the Lutheran hospital, La Crosse, the past two years. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weymiller and a progressive young farmer of Iowa township. A wedding dance was given in their honor that evening at Dreamland Ballroom and a large crowd was present. The young couple are among our most popular and well known folks and their many friends wish for them a lifetime of success and happiness. ~undated clipping - contributed by Errin Wilker
WHALEN - BOHRER Thomas H. Whalen (son of Kerns Whalen & Caroline Hurm) married Catharine T. Bohrer (daughter of John S. Borer & Anna Taft) on 11 Apr 1899 in Lafayette Twp. Witnesses: Frank Borer & Celia Borer
~ Marriage Record - Allamakee Co: 1893-1903, pg 70 - contributor: CJ Bowden
WHALEN - GAVIN Mathias Francis Whalen (son of Kerns Whalen & Caroline Hurm) married Maggie Gavin in Jun 1898 at Immaculate Conception Church - Wexford. Witnesses: Don Gavin & Gertrude Whalen
~ Marriage Record - Allamakee Co: 1893-1903, pg 62 - contributor: CJ Bowden - Note: This is Mathias' second marriage. Mathias' father's name is spelled Koeris in marriage record.
WHALEN - HURM Kerns Whalen (son of William Whalen & Kathrine) married Caroline Hurm (daughter of Mathias L. Hurm, Sr. & Regina Kessler) on 3 Feb 1863 in Allamakee Co.
~ Marriage Record: Allamakee Co: 1861-1872, page 94 - contributor: CJ Bowden
WHALEN - MANNING William G. Whalen (son of Kerns Whalen & Caroline Hurm) married Ellen Manning (daughter of Thomas Manning & Mary Shandley) in May 1889 at Immaculate Conception Church - Wexford. Witness: Mary Whalen. License applied for 7 May 1889.
~ Marriage Record - Allamakee Co: 1880-1893, pg 83 & Marriage Record - Allamakee Co: 1879-1888, pg 122 - contributor: CJ Bowden
WHALEN - McCORMICK A nuptual event of interest to all Allamakee County folks was that performed Tuesday at St. Pius Church, Cherry Mound, which united in wedlock Miss Isabella McCormick, county Superintendent of Schools, and James Whalen, statistician at the emergency relief office. ~Postville Herald, Thursday, June 27, 1935. ("Our Exchanges" column) - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
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Miss Isabella McCormick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McCormick, became the bride of James Whalen, son of Mrs. Ellen Whalen, Harpers Ferry, in a pretty wedding at St. Pius church, Cherry Mound, Tuesday morning, June 18. Father Herbert Krieger celebrated the Nuptial Mass. The bridal party consisting of the bride and bridegroom and their attendants, Miss Helen Gaynor and Michael Cavanaugh, approached the altar to the strains of Lohengren's wedding march, played by Mrs. Lawrence Slattery on the organ, accompanied by John Koontz on the violin. Following the marriage breakfast was served to the immediate families at McGregor Heights Inn. Mrs. Whalen is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Colorado. For several years she was principal and instructor in English in the Watervill consolidated school. The past five years she has successfully filled the position of superintendent of school of Allamakee county. Mr. Whalen completed a course of study at Columbia college, Dubuque, and also taught in that institution. He took post graduate work in the University of Illinois and later was instructor in St. Vincent de Paul, Chicago. The past year he has been statistician in the local relief office.
~The Witness, Dubuque, IA; Thursday, July 4, 1935 (North Central Iowa news column) -contributed by S.F.
WHALEN - McGEOUGH Mathias Francis Whalen (son of Kerns Whalen & Caroline Hurm) married Johanna McGeough on 23 May 1893 in Cherry Mound. Witness: Francis Whalen.
~ Marriage Record: Allamakee Co: 1893-1903, page 4 - contributor: CJ Bowden -Note: Mathias' mother is recorded as Carlan Horum in marriage record.
WHALEN - POWELL Earl James Whalen of New Albin and Miss Carma Powell of Hemet, California, were united in marriage on Monday, a week ago, at 9 a.m. The Rev. L. Hayes officiated at the nuptial Mass. Those attending the bridal couple were Miss LaVonne Regan of Waukon, cousin of the bridegroom, and Earl Cunningham of Waukon, a friend of the couple. Miss Gladys Ryan was organist. The bride was becomingly attired in a suit of dusky rose with brown accessories while the bridesmaid wore a light blue suit with accessories to match. The groom wore the regular instructors dress uniform and his attendant a brown suit. Mrs. Whalen is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Powell of Los Angeles, Calif., and graduated from the Excelsior High School of Norwalk, Calif. in 1942. Mr. Whalen is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Whalen of New Albin and was home on a furlough from Hemet, Calif., where he is an instructor in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He is a graduate from the flying school at Randolph Field, Texas, where he received his wings in July, 1943. After graduating from the New Albin high school he attended Loras College, Dubuque, two years, taking primary flight training and receiving his civilian pilot's license the last semester. In July, 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and took secondary training at Pella; cross country training at Marshalltown and link instrument training at Kansas City, instructor work at Chanute, Kansas, and army standardization at Randolph Field, Texas. He was assigned to teach at Hemet, Calif. A wedding dinner was served at the home of the bridegroom's parents to immediate relatives and friends. A wedding dance and reception was held in honor of the couple Monday evening at Dreamland Ballroom, new Albin, and attended by a large crowd. Relatives fro out of town who attended the ceremony were Mrs. Dan Regan, daughters LaVonne and Lorraine, and Leo Cunningham. ~undated clipping - contributed by Errin Wilker
WHALEN - STRUBE Riceville, la.— (Special) —Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Whalen, who were married a few days ago at Lansing, will arrive in Riceville Monday and Mr. Whalen will resume his duties at the Martin Clothing Co., store. The couple will occupy an apartment on the second floor of the store building. Mrs. Whalen is the former Leonette Strube of Lansing. Mr. Whalen worked for a number of years at the Harry Theis clothing store at Waukon before coming to Riceville last August. ~ Waterloo Daily Courier June 20, 1947 - contributor: Cindy Lovell
WHEELER - CLARK Married. At the M.E. Parsonage, in Postville, Iowa, March 11th, '73, by the Rev. GARRISON, Mr. Arthur WHEELER, of Frankville tp and Miss Delilah CLARK, of Postville. May peace and happiness be theirs. ~Postville Review, March 19, 1873 - contributor: Mary Durr
WHITE - BULMAN Clara Olivia Bulman & John Walter White, Married 27 January 1915 in Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa by R.L. VanNice, Minister ~Marriage Certificate - contributor: Errin Wilker
WHITE - EWING MARRIED. By E. SWENSON, J.P. at his residence in Post twp. on June 28th; Mr. Walter J. WHITE, of Jefferson twp to Miss Clara EWING of Post twp. ~Postville Review, July 6, 1889 - contributor: S.F.
WIDMAN - SCHROEDER At the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Schroeder, in this city, on Saturday, Sept. 5th, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Gertrude, to Charles F. Widman of McGregor, Rev. J. F. Childress performing the ceremony in the presence of the immediate families of the contracting parties. The young couple will reside in McGregor, where the groom is associated with his father in the bindery and blank book business. With a host of friends the Review joins in extending this splendid couple its heartiest well wishes. ~Postville Review, Fri., 11 Sept. 1914. Note: The header on this article spelled Widman as Widmann.~contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WIDNER - ALLEN MARRIED. At Hesper, Iowa, on Tuesday, Nov. 1st, by Rev. H.B. Woodward, Mr. Henry WIDNER, Esq. and Mrs. M.A. ALLEN. Mr. WIDNER, late of Cresco, has been an intimate personal friend of ours for years, and we hazard nothing in saying that he is one of the best men ever permitted to inhabit this rainy world of ours. He has always been considered an incorrigible bachelor but he [illegible] his destiny at last and surrendered without a murmur! Mrs. WIDNER is sister of J.L. CAMERON, of Decorah, and has taught school for years, and is one of the ablest lady newspaper writers in Northern Iowa. They started immediately for their future home at ?andria, D.T., where Mr. WIDNER has purchased a half interest in a bat? house. We wish them all the joy and happiness allotted to humanity, coupled with a full measure of this [illegible] goods. ~Postville Review, November 5, 1881 - contributor: S.F.
WILCOX - FANNON MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. A. McKAY; on November 29th; Dr. E.T. WILCOX and Mrs. Helen FANNON, both of Frankville. ~Postville Review, December 15, 1888 - contributor: S.F.
WILD - COX Thursday, Nov. 24, at the M. E. church in New Albin, Rev. Leas officiating, took place the marriage of Miss Emma Cox and Fred Wild.
~from the 'LOOKING BACKWARD' column in the Dec. 6, 1939 issue of the Allamakee Journal, original date: December 4, 1904 - contributor: Ann Krumme
WILDER - BEEDY A neatly printed card received yesterday announces the marriage in Minneapolis on Monday, July 17th, of Miss Norma Beedy to a Dr. Curtis Warde Wilder. The event took place at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. F. N. Beedy, at two o'clock, followed by a light luncheon, and at four o'clock they left by train for Loef, Wis., going into camp with the doctor's people. Only the relatives living in the city were present at the wedding. They will reside in Minneapolis while the doctor spends a year in the Norwegian Lutheran Deaconess Hospital. Norma was formerly one of Postville's splendid young ladies, and a host of friends in the old home town will extend their kindest wishes. ~Postville Review, Fri., Aug. 4, 1911 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WILKE - DIETRICH On Tuesday occurred the marriage of Fritz Wilke to Miss Anna Dietrich at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. J. Gass officiating. ~Iowa Volksblatt, November 30, 1893 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WILKE - SWANSON Peter Wilke and Anna Swanson were united in marriage last Tuesday, Rev. J. Gass performing the ceremony. ~Iowa Volksblatt, June 15, 1893 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WILKE-THIESE Married. At the Lutheran parsonage, on Wednesday evening Oct. 26th, 1898 by Rev. BOCKELMAN, Mr. Fred WILKE and Miss Albertina THIESE. The wedding was very quiet, no invitations [remainder cut off]. ~Postville Review, October 28, 1898 - contributor: S.F.
WILKE - ZIEMANN Friederich Wilke and Augusta Ziemann, married June 13, 1878 by Pastor Deichmann.
~St. Paul Lutheran Church records - contributor: Steven W. Bareis
WILKER-PANNCKE Miss Ella Panncke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Panncke of Postville, and Arno Wilker, son of Fred Wilker of Monona, were married last Thursday morning in St. Paul's Lutheran church in this city.  The Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig officiated at the service, while Mrs. Ludwig presided at the organ and played nuptial music.  Relatives of the couple attended the service. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Reinhardt of Luana. The bride was attired in an aqua dress and her corsage was of red roses.  She is a graduate of Luana high school and has been making her home in Postville with her parents.  Mr. Wilker was recently discharged from the army after long service in the Aleutians and the Pacific theaters.  They will make their home for the time being with the bride's parents in Postville. Ladies of the neighborhood tendered Mrs. Wilker a shower at the home of Mrs. Clarence Hoth last Wednesday evening where after the gifts presented to the bride were opened, cards were played and lunch served.  Those attending this event were Mrs. Herrmann Schutta, Mrs. Herbert Luhman, Mrs. Frank Severn, Mrs. Henry Steele, Mrs. Raymond Samek, Mrs. Charles Fay, Mrs. Lena Schroeder, Mrs. Arthur Erbe, Mrs. Irene HElgerson, Mrs. Fred Groth, Mrs. Clarence Hoth, Mrs. Fred Panncke and daughter, Ella. On Friday evening a group of friends tenered Mr. and Mrs. Wilker a shower at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Panncke.  Gifts were presented to the couple and the evening was spent with a program of pantomime and playing cards.  A lunch was served from baskets of food brought by the guests, who included Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thoma and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hoth and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moon, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Folsum, Mr. and Mrs. Martin White and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lenth and family, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Oldag, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wagner and family, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Schierhols and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bruns and Danny, Ora and Oran Dahms, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Reinhardt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Panncke and the honored couple.
~ Postville Herald clipping, December 1945 - contributor: Errin Wilker, who is married to Arno & Ella's grandson, Brad Wilker. Arno & Ella were married December 6, 1945
WILLIAMS - PRESCOTT DOUBLE WEDDING. Married, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Postville, Iowa, July 16th, 1895, by Rev. J.W. FERNER, of Hampton, Iowa, Charles R. WILLIAMS, merchant, of St. Louis Park, Minn., and son of the late H.B. Williams, of Hesper, Iowa; and Mabel, eldest daughter of A.R. & L.A. Prescott. At home at St. Louis Park, after August 1st. At the same time and place, by the same, John F. Larrabee, of South Portland, Maine, and Matie, sister of Chas. R. Williams, of St. Louis Park, Minn. At home as S. Portland, after Aug. 1st. The guests, numbering about thirty of the nearest relatives of the contracting parties, witnessed the event at 10 a.m. and after a sumptous repast the newly-wed couples took the B.C.R.& N. train for Decorah and Hesper, where with other relatives, a short honeymoon will be spent preparatory to making final homes, as stated above. The presents to the new Mrs. Williams' were numerous and beautiful, and the decorations of the Prescott home were made lovely with flowers from far and near. The Review extends congratulations. ~Postville Review, July 13, 1895 - contributor: S.F.
WILLIAMS - SUCKOW Waukon, Ia.--Miss Velma L. Suckow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Suckow, Waukon, and Glender S. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Williams, Decorah, were married Dec. 28 at Kirksville, Mo., by Pastor C.H. Roschke, pastor of the Lutheran church. They will live in Decorah, where both are employed.~Waterloo Daily Courier, 2 Jan. 1942, P 6 C 7 - from LeeAnn
WILLMAN - DAHMS At the Lutheran church in this city at four o'clock yesterday afternoon Rev. R. Kuehne united in marriage Mr. Herman Willman and Miss Helen Dahms, two of Postville's well known and highly respected young people, a few friends witnessing the ceremony. A wedding supper was served at the home of the bride. Dec. 1st they will settle down to housekeeping on the farm to be vacated by Louis Schultz, where a host of friends will join in extending them well wishes. ~Postville Review, Fri., Nov. 20, 1908 - contributor: Reid Johnson
WILLMAN - OLDAG At the Lutheran parsonage, by Rev. Bockelmann, on Wednesday morning, Mr. Will Willman and Miss Emma Oldag. They will go to housekeeping in the Willman residence on Green street, where may happiness and prosperity attend them. ~Postville Review, Sept 30, 1898 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WILLMAN - REINHARDT At the Lutheran parsonage in this city on Wednesday evening, May 6th, Paul Willman and Miss Alma Reinhardt were united in marriage by Rev. E. T. Finck. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reinhardt of Grand Meadow township, and the groom a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Willman of northwest of Postville. Both are splendid young people and with their many friends the Herald joins in extending them its sincerest well wishes for health, happiness and prosperity. ~Postville Herald, Thur., May 14, 1925 - contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WILLYARD - COLE At the residence of the brides parents, in Post township, on Thursday evening, Dec. 1st, 1892, by Rev. Bourland D. Smith, Mr. W. J. Willyard and Miss Emily A. Cole. The couple left on the midnight train for their future home in Minnesota, where the groom resides. Much Joy. ~Postville Review, Sat., 3 Dec. 1892 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WILSON - CLARK Geo S WILSON and Mary CLARK marriage certificate. ~Waukon Standard, April 8, 1869 - contributor: Bob Hoy
WILSON - LUDWIG Waukon friends of Miss Doris Ludwig a former teacher in our public school, have received announcements of her marriage, which took place Aug. 20 at Clovis, N. M., to Claude Norris Wilson. Their home will be at Phoenix, Arizona, where the bride has been teaching for the past couple of years.
~Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, October 3, 1928 - contributor: Ann Krumme
WINDSOR - KENNEDY Married. At Rock Island, Ill., on Wednesday evening, Jan. 31, 1906, occurred the wedding of Miss Thyrsa May Kennedy, only daughter of Ex-Supervisor and Mrs. J. Kennedy, of Johnson township, to Dr. Arthur Everett Windsor of Postville, Iowa. The bride is beautiful and accomplished, being a pianist of ability and note and had a large music class in this city and Johnson township. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Windsor, of Morrisonvill, Ill. He is a practicing veterinary surgeon of Postville, Iowa, and has an extensive practice. -Christian County (Ill.) Independent. Dr. and Mrs. Windsor arrived in Postville last Friday morning and have been busy since settling down to housekeeping in their pretty Lawler street residence, where they will be "at home" after Monday next. With numerous friends of the groom, the Review joins in extending to him and his bride a hearty welcome to Postville, and may health, happiness and prosperity be with you as you travel down life's highway together.
~Postville Review, February 9, 1906 - contributor: S.F.
WINTER - BOLLMAN MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's parents near Frankville, on July 13, 1892, Mr. Harold WINTER and Miss Lillian BOLLMAN. The happy couple have gone to Chicago, their future home. ~Postville Review, July 23, 1892 - contributor: S.F.
WINTERS - LIVINGOOD Miss Nellie Livingood of Post township and Mr. Alfred Winters, son of Simon Winters of Jefferson, were united in marriage at the home of Rev. VanNice last Friday, says the Waukon Democrat.- Postville Herald, Thur., July 5, 1923- contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WIRSCHING - SCHULTZ At seven o'clock Tuesday morning, October 4, 1921, at the Lutheran parsonage in this city, occurred the marriage of Miss Bertha Schultz ,of this city, and Mr. Joseph A. Wirsching, of Castalia, the Rev. E.. Schmidt performing the ceremony. Velma and Lawrence Schultz, sister and brother of the bride were the witnesses. Following the ceremony the happy couple left on the Rock Island passenger for a honeymoon trip to Cedar Rapids. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Schultz, a most winsome and estimable young lady whose friends are limited only by the circle of her acquaintance. For some time past she has been the efficient bookkeeper at the elevator of Hall Roberts' son. The groom is manager of the lumber yard at Castalia, a thourough business man and gentleman. Mr. and Mrs. Wirsching will be "at home" in Castalia, Iowa, after November first. The Herald joins their many friends in extending its kindliest wishes.- Postville Herald, Thursday, September 29, 1921 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WITHERS - HALE Elizabeth Inglis Hale and Dr. William Rodger Withers were married June 24 in Waukon, Iowa. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Colegrove Hale of Waukon, Iowa. The groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Withers of Flagstaff. The ceremony was performed in the First Presbyterian church at Waukon by the Rev. Wilham Tjaden. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of white embroidered organdy, her flowers were red roses from her mother's garden. Miss Vandezyn Sunderline of Gunnison, Colo., was maid of honor. She wore a pink organdy dress and carried white daisies. Dr. Brian Gordon of palmyra, Ill., a classmate of the bridegroom was best man; Dr. James Jeffries, a cousin of the bride, served as usher. Following the ceremony there was a reception at the bride's home and in the evening a buffet supper was served at the Hotel Winneshiek, Waukon. The bridegroom is a member of Psi Kappa Psi honorary scholastic society. He underwent training at Colorado State University, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and is president of Nu Sigma Nu Professional Medical Fraternity. After a wedding trip to Northern Minnesota, Doctor and Mrs. Withers will make their home in Denver, Colo. ~Arizona Daily Sun, July 10, 1958; Flagstaff, AZ - contributor: S.F.
WITT - BRANDT At Waukon, June 25, 1901, Mr. John H. Witt and Miss Gusta Brandt, of Postville, S. R. Thompson, J.P., officiating. The Review extends congratulations. ~Postville Review, Fri. June 28, 1901 -contributor: Reid R. Johnson
WITTBECKER - O'DELL The marriage of Bert Wittbecker to Miss Ethel O'Dell took place in St. Paul last Saturday evening.  Mr. Wittbecker is a resident of Lansing. ~LaCrosse Tribune, (Lansing news column) Jan 30, 1908 -contributor: S.F.
WOLF - COLLINS Waukon, Ia. - Miss Ida Rose Collins, daughter of Mrs. James Collins of Waukon, and Edward Wolf of Cincinnati, Ohio, were married Jan. 19, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Chicago. The attendants were Thomas and Mary Elsie Collins, brother and sister of the bride. The bride is a graduate of Waukon High School and Junior College and is now employed in Chicago. Her husband is studying dentistry at Loyola University in Chicago. ~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Thursday evening edition, January 21, 1943 ~submitter: S.F.
WOLFF - HAZELTON At the residence of the bride's parents in Albert Lea, Minn., May 12th, 1886, by Rev. Dr. Irwin, O. J. Wolff and Miss Nellie M. Hazelton. Miss Hazelton will be remembered as a Postville girl. ~Postville Review, Sat., May 29, 1886 - contributor: Reid Johnson
WOLTER - WALKE Last Thursday evening Henry Wolter and Frieda Walke were quietly married by Rev. Bockelman at the home of John Schultz. The young couple has rented the Frank Sebastian farm where they will commence housekeeping. ~Iowa Volksblatt (Postville), March 29, 1901 ~contributor: S.F.
WOODMANSEE - ROBEY The marriage of two popular young people took place this Wednesday morning, says the Waukon R. & S. when Miss Coila Bea Robey became the bride of Boyd Woodmansee of this city, the ceremony being performed at the home of Rev. VanNice. ~Postville Herald (County News column), June 28, 1928 -contributor: S.F.
WRIGHT - SCHLOTTMANN Mrs. Olive Moore Schlottman, former Lansing girl, and Chester Wright, one time head of New Albin schools and DeSoto bank cashier, were married at LaCrosse Oct. 16. ~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, October 22, 1930, Looking Backward column (1905) - contributor: Ann Krumme
WURTZEL - ROSENDAHL Marjorie Rosendahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Rosendahl of Waukon, and Ronald Wurtzel, son of Mrs. Carrie Wurtzel of Decorah, exchanged marriage vows Sunday, June 8, in First Lutheran Church in Decorah. The Rev. George Ulvilden performed the ceremony. Mrs. R.A. Haatvedt was the organist and Mrs. George Roland was the soloist. The bride chose a gown of satin trimmed with bridal lace. Her shoulder-length veil was held by a crown of petals and sequins. She carried and arrangement of yellow roses, and wore a pearl necklace which was a gift from the groom. Teletha Rosendahl, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore a floor length mint green satin dress and her flowers were yellow mums. Kendra Wurtzel of Burlington, niece of the groom, was flower girl. She was dressed identically to the bridesmaid and carried a basket of yellow mums. Donald Wurtzel, brother of the groom, was best man. Dennis Knutson and Mike Haugen, friends of the groom, were ushers. David Gruber of Lansing, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer. The bride's mother chose a peach-colored suit with white accessories. Both wore corsages of mint green mum carnations. The ceremony was followed by a reception in the church parlors. Spring flowers and candles furnished the table decor. Mary Haler of Waukon, DiAnn Schulte of Dorchester, and Chris Regan of Waukon, friends of the bride, were in charge of the gifts. Mrs. Robert Wurtzel cut the wedding cake. Ann Schulte served punch and Judy Vongroven poured. They are both friends of the bride. The bride is a graduate of Waukon High School and the groom graduated from Decorah High School. He is employed at the Texaco station is Decorah. After a wedding trip west through the Dakotas they will live in Decorah. ~June 1969 newspaper clipping (from either the Lansing or Waukon newspaper). Note: Marjorie is the daughter of Norman & Alpha (Sires) Rosendahl - contributor: Errin Wilker



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