Blazek - Bouska Marriage 1897
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 9/17/2017 at 16:37:50
Iowa Plain Dealer May 11, 1897, LP, C6
County Clerk Loomis, on Saturday last, broke the record by the issuance of four marriage licenses in one day. He wishes us to state that in the future, Saturday will be a day of special bargains in this department— every license will be furnished at cost. Following were the Saturday purchasers of tickets in the matrimonial lottery: Garrett J. Hoopman and Louise Breitsprecher; Arthur Blazek and Mary Bouska; John W. Davorak and Nettie Walters; Alvin H. Brown and Abigal I. Colby. In one case was quite a romantic tinge, the contracting parties having carried on their courtship by correspondence, and the brides parents knew nothing of the affair till the afternoon of the day the would be groom arrived. Some difficulty was encountered in the procurement of the license, the groom having no acquaintances in the town to make the necessary affidavit, and the brides father at first declined to perform that office, but finally relented and now has a reputed minister of the gospel for a new son in law.
Iowa Plain Dealer May 21, 1897, FP, C6
BLAZEK—BOUSKA.—IN the Catholic church at Protivin, Iowa, by Kev. Father Broz, May 18, 1897, Mr. Anton Blazek and Miss Mary Bouska, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bouska of Protivin.
The marriage ceremony as rendered by Father Broz was very impressive, interspersed as it was with the ritual of the church with responsive recitals by the congregation as well as by the candidates for matrimony. After the nuptial knot was tied those present numbering about two hundred, old and young, repaired to the home of the bride's parents where an ample feast was spread to which full justice was done by the guests and friends of the family and of the bride and groom.
The immediate attendants upon the bride and groom during the marriage ceremony were Frank Stejskal and Miss Rosa Bouska, Joe Koudelka and Miss Rosa Benda, Bobumil Bouska and Miss Francisca Herold, Thomas Pecinovsky and Miss S. Blazek. An ample bowery was prepared for the music, in which Jacob Swistka’s band discoursed sweet music to which merry hearts and light feet joyously tripped away the fleeting hours. Joseph Pecinovsky Sen., was master of the ceremonies and gracefully and efficiently performed its delicate duties.
The Wedding presents were numerous, rich, rare and valuable, showing the esteem in which bride and groom are held among their friends and acquaintances. The groom is a young and prosperous farmer near Lawler where they will make their home, and may it be a pleasant and happy one with a full fruition of the hopes, the joys and pleasures this young couple are looking forward to with such bright anticipations.
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