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Illingsworth, W.C. & Rosie Backeberg (Marr Lic 1906)


Posted By: Viv Reeves, volunteer
Date: 8/28/2010 at 20:28:17

From the Plymouth County, Iowa Marriage Records:

Volume 5, Page 301

License Issued for the Marriage of W. C. Illingsworth and Rose C. Backeburg on the testimony of H. N. Kern as to their competent age and condition; said license being in the words and figures following, to-wit:


State of Iowa, Plymouth County, ss:

License is hereby granted to any person authorized to solemnize Marriages, according to the laws of said State, to join in Marriage W. C. Illingsworth & Rose C. Backeburg 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 ninety days, of the names of the parties, time and place of Marriage, and by whom solemnized.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court, at my office in LeMars, Iowa in said County, this 10th day of January A. D. 1906.

J. B. Cunningham

Clerk of District Court.



To the District Court of Plymouth County:

This Certifies, That on the 11th day of Jany. A. D. 1906, at LeMars, Iowa, in said County, according to law and by authority, I duly joined in Marriage W. C. Illingsworth and Rose C. Backeberg.

Given under my hand the 10th day of Jany. A. D., 1906.

George Rheinfrank

Returned and filed on the 22 day of Sept. A. D., 1906.

J. B. Cunningham, Clerk.


(TRANSCRIBER NOTE--The "berg" in Rose's name is spelled both with a "u" and an "e" on this document. I believe Backeberg is correct. I suspect the pastor who certified the marriage made an error in filling out the date on which he signed off. The license was issued on 10 Jan, but the wedding took place on 11 Jan. Must have been a busy year!! This return of marriage wasn't filed until September!)

LeMars Sentinel, LeMars, (Plymouth), Iowa, Tuesday, January 16, 1906, Page 4, Column 5:

Young Engineer from the West Claims Charming LeMars Yong Woman for His Bride

The home of Henry Backeberg on South Main street was the scene of a pretty home wedding on Thursday evening when Miss Rose Backeberg was united in marriage with William C. Illingsworth, of Pocatello, Idaho.

The ceremony took place at eight o'clock and over a hundred invitations were sent out for the affair. Rev. G. C. Rheinfrank of the German M. E. church was the officiating minister. Mendelssohn's wedding march, exquisitely rendered on the violin by Miss Katherine Bellaire, announced the approach of the wedding party. The bride and groom were unattended.

The bride wore a beautiful dress of white moeselaine de soie (sic) and carried a bouquet of magnificent bridal roses.

After the ceremony hearty congratulations were showered on the happy pair. An elegantly appointed wedding supper was served in four courses and the remainder of the evening was socially spent in conversation, games and music.

Miss Katherine Bellaire, violin instructor at Western Union college, rendered a number of selections on the piano and violin which found much favor with the guests.

The wedding presents were unusually attractive, many gifts of beauty and use being tokens from relatives and friends and were much admired.

The bride is a Plymouth county girl and is a most charming and accomplished young woman. She is a graduate of Western Union college and took honors in the elocution department of that institution. Mr. Illingsworth holds a good position as engineer on the Colorado Short Line, with headquarters at Pocatello, Idaho. He is a relative of the Burrell (sic) family of this city.

Mr. and Mrs. Illingsworth leave today for their home in the west where they are followed by the best wishes of a host of friends.


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