Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr
Date: 2/7/2009 at 22:46:56
A DOUBLE WEDDING
It is our pleasure this week to chronicle a very happy event that occurred in the midst of our little community today--we refer to the double wedding at the home of the brides' parents, our esteemed townspeople Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Hall. It is a rare enjoyment to participate in the festivities of a single wedding, but when all this bliss is doubled then indeed the cup of human happiness is full to overflowing. But few invitations were issued, and with three or four exceptions none but members of Mr. Hall's family were present.
The high contracting parties were Mr. H.L. Easling and Miss Kate Hall; Mr. Geo. W. Entler and Miss Josephine Hall. The ceremoney was beautifully celebrated by the Rev. Henneigh of Benfonsport, and everything passed off as "merry as a marriage bell."
Although their many friends have been wistfully looking forward to the time when the engagements would be announced, they looked in vain; for they first heard of the engagements and the nuptials in the same breath, so quietly had the secret been kept.
The arrangements were well made, everything in good taste and abundance, and not a cloud to mar the sunshine of the scene. The ladies were beautifully attired in combination dresses with orange blossoms in the hair and at the throat, looking altogether lovely and divine.
After the marriage services, the party retired to a sumptuous repast consisting of everything in and out of season, which being enjoyed to the full, and with a "God Speed" from all, they entered the carriages for the station, whence they start for Keokuk and St. Louis on the noon train.
These ladies have enlivened Bonaparte society for manuy years by their pleasant address and cheerful social qualities, and are highly respected by all.
Mr. Entler is one of Bonaparte's best men; there being perhaps not a more skilful mechanic in the state. He is well liked and highly esteemed by every one and we are glad to know that the change which has come over "the spirit of his dreams" will not sever his connection with our town.
Mr. Easling is a well known and prosperous Harrisburg farmer, and merits the friendship of all had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He too, we are happy to state, will continue to live in our midst.
The Journal, in connection with their many friends, extends to the happy pairs its wishes for the sum total of human bliss and trusts that good cheer will forever dwell within their households.
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