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Eich-Van Dorn Marriage ; early 1880's


Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr, volunteer
Date: 10/6/2005 at 18:18:16


EICH-VAN DORN At the residence of the bride's parents, Bonaparte, Iowa on Wednesday evening, May 30 Miss Anna Van Dorn to Phil Eich, Esq., Rev. Breckenridge officiating.

The congratulations of the JOURNAL are tendered the happy couple who have thus linked their lives together.

May their lives glide on peaceful flow,

Like some majestic river;

And as hand in hand throught life they go

May joy be with them ever.

The groom is managing partner of the firm of Jacob Eich and Son, Keosauqua, and enjoys a
reputation for business capacity, probity and integrity second to no one in this county.

His bride is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Van Dorn of this place, and is a young lady of very amiable disposition.

Quite a number of guests, many from a distance were in attendence, and after the ceremony all sat down to a sumptuous repast prepared by the skilled hands of the bride's mother. The pair took their departure on the 9:27 train for Keosauqua their future home, where the groom had a home ready furnished for occupancy.

The following is a partial list of presents:

Silver and Bohemian glass toilet set, groom to bride.
Silver knives and forks, A. Sigler and wife.
Camp chair, Thos. Eich
One dozen decorated china fruit plates, Mrs. A. J. Shaw, Farmington.
Majolica tea set, Miss Joanna Kennedy
Combined silver napkin ring and individuial castor, Dr. and Mrs. Stutsman
Silver fruit spoon, T. H. Johnson and wife.
Poetical quotations, Geo. F. Smith and wife.
Set silver knives, J. G. Whiteley and wife.
Glas (sic) fruit dish, Alice Eich
Bread plate, H(?)attie Eich
Egg dish, George Eich
Silver castor (?), Miss Ella and Joe Johnson
Silver pickle dish, C.W. Wilkinson (?), Mt. Hammil
Set silver napkin rings, C. E. Stafford and wife
Large Lamp, A. C. Huffman
Silver cake basket A. W. Manning
Silver butter dish and spoon Kit Johnson and Miss
Fanny Stannard (?)
Silver pickle caster, R. Lea
Silver card receiver, Mrs. J. W. Detwiler and daughter, Des Moines
Half dozen desserts, Kattie Eich
Two decorated china oyster sets, Miss Kate Huffman
Set china plates, cups and saucers, C. Eich
Elegant clock, Kirk Meek
Butter knife and sugar spoon, Miss L. Shellbarger, Ohio
A very handsome clock in ebony and gold case, W. P. Tucker, St. Louis
Set silver knives and forks, L. C. Meek and wife
Carving knife, J. M. Boyer and wife.
Linen table cloth and napkins, Miss Kate Myers, Centerville
Walnut and marble bedroom set, Wm. van Dorn and wife, parents of the bride.
Two large glass fruit stands, Ed. Van Dorn
Upholstered lounge, Jacob Eich and wife, parents of the groom.
Silver cake basket and butter dish, Wm. Van Dorn

(No year given but position in scrapbook indicates early 1880's. Some parts of gift list were difficult to read)

Source: Newspaper unknown
Margaret Johnson Meek Scrapbook


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