Custer-Besecker Marriage 1883
Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr, volunteer
Date: 6/22/2004 at 08:18:45
CUSTER-BESECKER: At the Baptist Church, Wednesday evening, June 27, 1883, C. L. Custer, and Miss Leota Besecker, both of Bonaparte, Elder D. L. Clouse officiating:
The ceremony took place at the church, which was tastefully decorated for the occasion, Mr. H. Clouse acting as groomsmen and Miss Jennie Humphreyes as bridesmaid. The best wishes of all follow the happy couple in their new relatiosn (sic). The following among other presents were received:
Set glassware, Aunt Polly Cresap; glass bread plate, Mrs. Francis Brown; Glass cake dish, Mrs. B. F. Whitmore; water pitcher, Miss Ahna J. Callen; pickel dish, Miss Hattie Whitmore; pair salt and pepper stands, Dora Cresap; silver and glass butter dish, J. B. Barnett and wife; set silver table spoons, L. Henry and wife; silver butter knife and sugar spoon, Miss Jennie Marshall; pair silver napkin rings, Mrs. Henry Humphreys and daughter Jennie; oil painting, Willie and Flora Henry; Bible, Mr. J. Dodds and Miss Jennie Humphreys; bridal costume, Mrs. M.F. Sedgwick and Mrs.J. W. Sherman; wax cross and flowers, Fannie A. Custer; two and a half dollar gold piece, Elder D. L. Clouse; pair linen towels, Mrs. D.C. McCullough, Utica.
Set Linen napkins Mr. Isaac Detwiler, Moravia, Iowa. Set Linen Napkins and Embroidered Collar Mr. and Mrs. Jennings, Osceola, Ia. Set silvor (sic) Knives and Forks Mess. J. W. and J. H. Sherman, Osceola, In. Silver Butter Knife Little Joe and Len Sherman; Osceola, Ia. Set Silver Ten spoons Rev. H. H. Clouse, Spring Prairie, Wis. Darning Bag Mrs. Brooker, Farmington, Ia.
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