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Dittmer - Leui marriage 1918


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall (email)
Date: 7/29/2006 at 17:55:26

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at HIgh Noon on Tuesday, August 20, 1918, at the beautiful farm homestead of Mr. and Mrs. John Leui in Grand Meadow township, five miles southeast of Postville, when their eldest daughter, Miss Jessie P. Leui, was united in marriage with Mr. Walter C. Dittmer of Elkader. Promptly at the appointed hour, as the strains of the wedding march pealed forth from the piano, Miss Marie Waters presiding, the bridal party took their places beneath a beautiful bower of green foliage adorned with goldenrod and sunflowers, under two huge oak trees on the spacious lawn, where the Rev. J.F. Childress, pastor of the First Congregational church of Postville, performed the ceremony in the presence of ninety guests -- the immediate families of the contracting parties, relatives, close friends and near neighbors -- the ring service being used. Little Margaret Leui, sister of the birde, was ring-bearer and walked with the groom, while Mr. John Leui walked with his daughter and gave the bride away. The bride wore a white georgette crepe dress and veil and carried a beautiful boquet of yellow rosebuds. The groom was attired in blue. After a short season for congratulations, the guests were seated at twenty little tables, each prepared for four and decorated with yellow nasturtiums, where a sumptuous wedding feast was served in three courses by ten of the girl-friends of the bride. [there may have been more to this announcement, my photocopy of the microfilm cuts off here]

-Postville Herald, August 23, 1918


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