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Penning, John F. & Lulu Lancaster, MARRIAGE Lic. 1908


Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 4/22/2005 at 20:04:33

Marriage License
John Frederick Penning & Lulu Lancaster
Married June 10, 1908
Courthouse record: Volume 6, Page 41

LeMars Sentinel dated June 12, 1908

Mrs. F. B. Rees gave a china shower at her home Monday night in honor of
Miss Lulu Lancaster. Several young ladies were present and each one did her
part to help entertain the others. Mrs. Rees assisted by her sister, Mrs.
L. L. Demaray, served a sumptuous supper late in the evening. The
bride-elect was present with a beautiful china berry set in loving
remembrance of the young ladies. Mrs. Rees was also presented with a
beautiful china berry set by her lady friends. At a late hour all departed
for their homes after much enjoyment, wishing each other many happy returns
of the evening. The guests present were, Mesdames Alex. and Will Hawkins,
Miss Sadie Alderson, Marie Foster, Maggie, Lulu, and Maud Lancaster, Mrs.
Lora Baldwin, Martha Hawkins and Mrs. Lewis Demarary, of Ihlen, Minn.

About fifty relatives were present at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Lancaster, Wednesday, June 10th, to witness the marriage of their daughter,
Lulu, to John Penning. At two o'clock as the strains of the wedding march
pealed forth from the organ played by Miss Cynthia Holster, of LeMars, the
bridal party descended the stairs and took their place beneath an arch in
the parlor where they took the vow that made them husband and wife. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. C. F. Hartzell, pastor of the M.E. Church in
Seney. After congratulations were extended the guests were seated at the
tables in the dining room, where a sumptuous dinner was served. Mrs. Lewis
Demaray did the honors of serving, assisted my Marie Foster, Mrs. Fred Rees,
and Maggie Lancaster. The bride wore a blue silk dress trimmed with maltese
lace and carried a lovely bouquet of bridal roses. The rooms were
beautifully decorated with the wedding colors, blue and white, with stripes
of smilax. They were the recipients of many useful gifts, consisting of
china, silverware, rugs, etc. The young couple will live in town and go to
housekeeping at once. The out of town guests present were Mr. and Mrs. John
Winkel, of Ashton; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Lancaster, of Maurice; Nettie and
Jennie Winkel, of Ashton; Mr. and Mrs. Alex McArthur, of Struble; Miss
Cynthia Holster, of LeMars; Miss Myrtle Penticoff of Pearl City, Ill.


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