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Gesell – Hansen Marriage 1909


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 9/30/2019 at 09:52:52

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Dec. 10, 1909, LP, C4

On Monday, Dec. 8th, at high noon, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hansen, occurred the marriage of their daughter Ella, to Mr. Alfred Gesell, son of P. J. Gesell of Paris twp., Rev. M. K. Hartman officiating. The couple were attended by John Gesell and Marie Jensen, brother and sister of the groom and bride respectively.
The couple left on the evening train on a wedding trip to Indiana where they will visit relatives for about three weeks. They will make their home on the P. J. Gesell farm.
The Plain Dealer extends its heartiest congratulations.

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Dec. 14, 1909, LP, C5

Clerk Blandin issued marriage licenses during the past week as follows:

Alfred L. Gesell, 25, Elma, Iowa
Ellen C. Hansen,23, Cresco, Iowa

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Dec. 14, 1909, LP, C3

Gesell—Hansen Nuptials.
On Wednesday, Dec. 8th, at the home of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hansen, occurred a very pretty wedding, their daughter Ellen C., being given in marriage to Mr. Alfred L. Gesell. Promptly at twelve o’clock, to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march rendered by Miss Cora Gesell, a sister of the groom, the bridal party took their places under a beautifully trimmed arch in the southwest corner of the parlor, Rev. M. K. Hartman preforming{sp} the ceremony with the double ring service.
The bride was beautifully attired in a gown tan Eialeen, also wearing the bridal veil. Lilies of the valley and roses were bride’s flowers. The groom wearing the conventional black. The bride was attended by Miss Marie Jensen and the groom by his brother, Mr. John Gesell. Shortly after the ceremony they were ushered into the dining room, where they partook of a sumptuous wedding dinner, the dining room being tastely decorated in chyrsanthemums and smilax.
Only the immediate relatives of the two families were present. The bride has lived in this vicinity since childhood and is a very charming and accomplished young lady. The groom being the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Gesell of Paris twp., is a prosperous young farmer, and is to be congratulated on his choice of a life companion.
Mr. and Mrs. Gesell departed on the evening train for Indiana to spend their honeymoon and for an indefinite visit with relatives. After returning they will make their home on the groom’s farm in Paris twp.

Transcriber's Note: The bride's first name is shown two different ways.


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