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Unknown; Friday, September 28, 1906
September 25, 1906
St. Michael Church, Norway, Iowa


Miss Hellena Gessner and Mr. John V. Brecht United in Marriage

On Tuesday morning, Sept 25th at 9 o'clock a.m., occurred the marriage of Miss Hellena Gessner to Mr. John V. Brecht, two well known young people of this vicinity. Rev. Father Drexler pronounced the impressive words of the Catholic marriage service.

The bride was led to the alter by John Gessner, a brother of the bride, followed by the groom and brides maid, Miss Minnie Brecht, a sister of the groom. The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of pearl colored silk and carried a bouquet of flowers. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gessner and is loved and respected by a host of friends and will go to her new home, carrying with her the best wishes of all for a prosperous and happy life.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Brecht, who reside south of town, and is a young man of thrift and commendable habits. He has the warmest congratulations and best wishes of many friends.

After the ceremony at the church the guests repaired to the home of the brides parents where a gorgeous and bountiful dinner was served. The Norway Concert band furnished the music for the dance, for which purpose a large pavilion had been erected. Refreshments were plentiful and everyone, from far and near, enjoyed a season of jolly social fun.

Hosts of relatives and acquaintances are unanimous in their wishes for a long and prosperous future for Mr. and Mrs. John V. Brecht.

Submitted on 12-Apr-2021 by
Dwayne Thoman,

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The Waterloo Times-Tribune; Oct. 7, 1919
Sept. 30, 1919
St. Michael's church

Miss Mary Becker, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Becker, living northwest of Norway, was married to Lawrence Brecht, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Brecht. The ceremony was in St. Michael's church and performed by the Rev. Joseph Drexler. About three hundred were present and the happy pair received many gifts.

Blairstown Press; Oct. 10, 1919
Sept. 30, 1919
Norway, Iowa

Prosperous Young Farmer Married.

Miss Mary Becker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Chas. Becker living two and one half miles northwest o Norway, and Lawrence Brecht, son of Mr. and Mrs Phillip Brecht living near Marengo were united in the holy bonds of matrimony Tuesday morning at 9:30 in St. Micheals church, Norway. Rev. Joseph Drexler, officiating. The bride’s gown was of white beaded georgette with a silk veil and a wreath of white roses and ferns. Miss Lena Becker, a sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid. Her gown was of flesh colored georgette.

Ed Brecht, a brother of the groom, who recently was discharged from service acted as best man. About 300 were present, and they received many useful and beautiful gifts. They intend to make their home this winter with the bride’s parents, and next spring they will begin farming near Marengo. - Cedar Valley Times.

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Submitted on 23-Jan-2022 by
John Shuck,

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