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Tesdell, Berent L. & Dora Tonsfeldt (Marriage 1909)


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 11/25/2011 at 16:24:04

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
November 26, 1909

On Thursday, November 18, at high noon at the home of the bride’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Tonsfeldt, in Meadow township, occurred the marriage of Miss
Dora Tonsfeldt to Berent L. Tesdell, Rev. Berdner, of Remsen, officiating.
While the Lohengrin wedding march was being played, the bridal party took
their places in the northeast corner of the parlor, which had been draped in
white bunting and smilax for the occasion. Miss Alma, sister of the bride,
acted as bridesmaid and the groom’s brother, Sanford, was best man.

The bride was dressed in white landsdown silk trimmed with dainty lace and
insertion. She wore a long tulle veil with smilax entwined about the head.
She carried a bouquet of white roses tied with white ribbon. The groom wore
the conventional black. He and his attendant wore small bouquets of
carnations. After congratulations were over, dinner was served to forty
people. The long table was beautifully decorated with flowers and smilax.
The center-piece consisted of a large pyramid shaped wedding cake with a
white marriage bell on top. Many beautiful and useful presents were

Those coming from a distance were Myrtle, Leonard and Sanford Tesdell,
Slater, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Tesdell took the train at Remsen the same
evening and do not expect to be back until after the holidays.


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