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4 Aug 1866
Benton Co. IA

Certificate of Marriage This certifies that on the 4th day of Aug A.D. 1866 at Vinton in said County, according to law and by my authority, I duly joined in marriage Benjamin Franklin Smith and Jane J. Smith. Given under my hand, the 4th day of Aug A.D. 1866, Signed B.R. Sherman Co. Judge

{Submitter comment: My great-Grandparents. Jane was previously married to Ben's brother Henry, who died at Ft. Smith, MO, during the Civil War and is buried there. }
Submitted on Jan 28, 2005 by
Kaye Sanchez,

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4 Feb 1901
Benton Co. IA

Marriage License: State of Iowa, Benton Co. IA., ss: License is hereby granted to any person authorized to solemnize marriages, according to the laws of said state, to Join in Marriage Frank M. Smith and Anna E. Kimm of the county aforesaid. And the person joining them in Marriage is also required to make due return of the Certificate annexed to the District Court, within 90 days of the names of the parties, time and place of marriage, and by whom solemized.

In testimony whereof, I have herunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court, at my office in Vinton, this 4th day of Feb. 1901, Signed, A.B. Allen.

Certificate of Marriage To the Clerk of the District Court of Benton Co IA: This certifies that on the 8 day of Feb A.D. 1901, at Florence Twsp in said county, according to law and by authority, I duly joined in Marriage Frank M. Smith and Anna E. Kimm Given under my hand, the 5th day of Feb A.D. 1901.

J.B. Parmelle

{Submitter comment: My Grandparents}
Submitted on Feb 1, 2005 by
Kaye Sanchez,

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Cedar Valley Daily Times; April 9, 1964
April 19, 1964
Urbana, Iowa

Golden Anniversary April 19.

Urbana - Mr. and Mrs. John F. Smith of rural Walker will observe their their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, Apr. 19.

Christina Kramer and John Smith were married April 20, 1914, in St. Mary's Catholic church at Spencers Grove by Father O'Donnell. They farmed north of Urbana until 1955 when they retired. Mr. Smith has lived most of his life on the farm where he was born.

They are parents of nine children: Catherine, Donald, Robert and Mrs. Leo (Rozenna) Takes of Walker, Paul of Center Point, Mrs. Leo (Mildred) Peters of Apalachin, N.Y., Junior of Tempe, Ariz., Mrs. James (Beradine) Hepker of Marion and Mrs. Leo (Madonna) Roseberry of Urbana. There are 31 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

{Submitter comment: Not related}

Submitted on 29-Jun-2008 by
John Shuck,

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Belle Plaine Independent; Nov. 28 1883
Nov. 22, 1883
Belle Plaine

Married - Last Thursday evening, at the residence of the bride's parents, in this city, John W. Smith, to Miss Eva M. Cook, the Rev. R. W. Milner officiating. The event was somewhat of a surprise to many, as they did not expect the wedding until Christmas or New Year. The groom is the typo in THE INDEPENDENT office, and well known to be one of the worthy young men of this city, the bride having no less envialble character. About 10 o'clock, after the marriage ceremony, the Belle Plaine silver cornet band (of which the groom is a prominent member) appeared upon the scene and added their strains of grand music to the happy occasion. The band was kindly invited into the house, after the usual greetings and congratulations of the bride and groom, they partook of the good things, after which played a few more appropriate pieces, and then departed from the scene of a happy occasion long to be remembered. May their pathway through the struggles of life, always be bright with the sunshine of happiness, their prosperity abundant, and the Smith family never grow less, is the wish of he who pens these lines.

{Submitter comment: Not related}

Submitted on 09-May-2020 by
John Shuck,

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Cedar Valley Daily Times; Unknown
June 15, 1939
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Walford, Iowa.

Angela Schulte and Paul Smith to Wed At Walford Church


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Walford, June 14.-Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Schulte have announced the approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Angela, and Paul Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith of Watkins, at the Walford Holy Trinity Catholic church at 9:00 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Stephen Shrahulek will perform the ceremony.

The bride's attendants will be Viola Schulte and Hilda Smith. Attending the groom will be Zeno Smith and Eldo Voss. The bride's gown will be a metallic net bodice and net skirt over white satin. She will wear a lace edged veil with train and pearl trimmed crown, and carry a bouquet of Calla lilies. The bridesmaid will wear gowns of lace bodice and net skirts over teal blue and peach.

The wedding march will be played by Louis Sedlacek. Members of the church choir will sing "Ave Maria" with Miss Celestine Bange of Norway.

A wedding dinner will be served for the immediate families at the home of the bride's parents. A wedding dance will be held in the evening at the Seipman ball room, Norway.

The newlyweds plan to make their home on a farm two miles north of Watkins.

{Submitter comment: Comparing names with cemetery records, I'm wondering if the groom's name is supposed to be "Schmidt." A Paul and Angela Schmidt are buried at St. Patrick/St. Paul cemetery at Watkins. His father was Joseph Schmidt. He had a brother named Zeno.}

Submitted on 29-May-2020 by
Dwayne Thoman,

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Blairstown Press; March 30, 1923
March 21, 1923
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Double Wedding at Cedar Rapids.

A double wedding acurred [sic] Wednesday, March 21st at the Christian parsonage in Cedar Rapids, which is of interest to many people here.

The contracting parties were: Miss Jane Schriner of North English and Walter Curtis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Curtis of this place. The other couple was Velma Bodenheimer of North English and Ralph W. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith and a grandson of James Athey. The presiding minister was a former pastor of the young ladies. The happy couples came here to spend a few days of their honeymoon and left the last of the week for North English.

The Press and their friends unite in extending congratulations and wishes for a successful future.

{Submitter comment: not related - newspaper extract}
Submitted on Sep 10, 2005 by
John Shuck,

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