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Strong, Stephen E. & Miss Lizzie Burke,Wedding 1899


Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 11/2/2005 at 13:21:52

Strong, Stephen E. & Miss Lizzie Burke, 31 Jan 1899

Source: LeMars Sentinel newspaper
Dated February 2, 1899


Miss Lizzie Burke, of this city, and Mr. Stephen E. Strong, of Hawarden, were united in marriage Tuesday morning at St. James church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father J.P. Barron at 8:30 in the presence of a number of relatives and friends who gathered at the church. Mrs. Bellaire presided at the organ and played Mendelssohn’s wedding march as the bridal party took their stations in front of the altar which had been decorated with flowers and smilax for the occasion. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Hannah Burke, and J.G. Strong, of Portage, Wis., brother of the groom, was best man. The solemn and impressive rites of the marriage service were celebrated and the vows taken which united two lives forever.

The bride was married in a traveling dress of cadet blue, with jacket of the same color and texture, a velvet hat with plumes and white chiffon, matched her costume. The bridesmaid, Miss Hannah Burke, wore an elegant costume of army blue with wine colored jacket.

After the ceremony at the church the bridal party drove to the home of the bride’s parents on Court street where the wedding breakfast was served to a few relatives and intimate friends. They were the recipients of many beautiful and valuable presents.

The newly married couple left on the 10:40 train amid a shower of congratulations and rice for St. Paul. From there they will go to Portage, Wis., and visit relatives. They will return in two or three weeks and make their home at Hawarden.

The bride has been a resident of LeMars nearly all her life and is known to the majority of people of this vicinity. For several years she ahs been employed in the recorder’s office at the court house and has been deputy recorder for four years, which position she recently resigned on account of her approaching marriage. She was also at one time a member of Plymouth county’s able corps of school teachers and taught for a number of terms at different schools in the county. Her duties while at the court house gained her an extensive acquaintance throughout the county and wide popularity which she richly deserves by her attributes of mind and charming disposition.

The bridegroom is well known in LeMars, having been constant visitor here for several years and he was at one time engaged in farming in the northwest part of the county. He is a man of sterling worth and has already achieved a large measure of success in life. He is one of Hawarden’s hustling young business men at that place, being a member of the firm of Strong & Gamble.

The Sentinel in conjunction with many friends wishes Mr. and Mrs. Strong lifelong happiness and prosperity.


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