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Panncke-Kahlstorf wedding 1909


Posted By: Errin Wilker (email)
Date: 3/10/2006 at 23:06:19

Invitations are out for the wedding of Fred J. Panncke of near Luana to Miss Caroline E. Kahlstorf at her home in Manly, Iowa, on June 2.

Submitter's notes:
~ Married 02 June 1909 at her parents home in Manly, Worth County, Iowa
~ Fred Panncke lived in Grand Meadow Township, Clayton County, Iowa where the bride and groom resided after their marriage
~ Source: Postville newspaper clipping



At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kahlstorf at 11 0'clock June 2, 1909, occurred the marriage of their oldest daughter, Caroline to Mr. Fred Panncke of Luana, IA. Rev. Freitag read the impressive ring ceremony.

At the appointed hour of 11 o'clock the wedding march was played and the bridal party descended the stairs and took their stand under a beautiful evergreen arch, where the impressive words were spoken. They were attended by Miss Emelia Schultz, cousin of the groom, as bridesmaid, and Mr. Fred Kahlstorf, brother of the bride, as best man.

The bride was handsomely attired in a pretty costume of blue silk trimmed in blue appliqué and lace, and wearing a veil and a lovely wreath of flowers. The groom wore the conventional black. The bridesmaid was attired in a handsome gown of brown silk.

The house was most beautifully decorated with evergreens and flowers, especially in the room where the ceremony was performed.

The bride of this happy event is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kahlstorf, and is a young lady well thought of in this vicinity, having grown to noble womanhood on the farm south-west of town. The groom is not known well here, but all that we have heard concerning him we feel that he is a worthy young man and will make a good husband for her who he has chosen for his life companion.

About 50 guests, mostly relatives, were present to witness the happy event. After the usual congratulations, a bounteous dinner was served, the tables handsomely decorated with flowers.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Panncke were the recipients of a large array of handsome and useful presents, which goes to show the esteem in which they are held by their friends.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Panncke left Saturday for Luana, IA to make their future home where the groom has a farm 2 miles from that place. A reception was held at the groom's parents on their arrival home Saturday evening.

We join with a host of friends in wishing them a happy and prosperous married life filled only with the good things of life, with the trials and sorrows omitted.


Submitter's note: Fred & Caroline Panncke were my husband's paternal great-grandparents. This newspaper clipping was originally published in a Manly, Worth co. IA newspaper where Caroline and her parents were from and where the wedding took place.

Links to a larger version of the wedding photo & a photo of the marriage certificate can be found on the Clayton co. IAGenWeb site in the Compiled Marriage Records

Clayton co. IAGenWeb website

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