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Elgin Echo
Thursday, 09 December 1909
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Edwin Bauman & Edith S. Mathys Marriage 
Edwin Bauman & Edith S. Mathys
Young People Marry.
Last evening the German Baptist Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding when Miss Edith S. Mathys and Mr. Edwin Bauman were joined in the holy bonds of Matrimony by Rev. J. G. Draewel, pastor of the church.  Promptly at eight o'clock the wedding march, played by Hans Keiser, was heard and the bride and groom accompanied by the bride's maid, Miss Lillie Bauman, and the best man, Bennie Baumgartner, marched to the alter, where they were met by the officiating clergyman and the solemn and beautiful ceremony which united the two young people as husband and wife was preformed.

The bride was attired in a becoming gown of white and the groom wore the customary black. The parlors of the church had been decorated for the occasion, the color scheme being silver and gold while immediately over the alter was a large wreath and it was under this that the two joined hands and hearts and made the solemn vows that united them for life.

After the ceremony the happy couple received the congratulations of the friends and the band then played a selection and all repaired to the dining room where a delicious supper was served. The tables were prettily decorated, holly and white crepe paper being used and the effect was very pleasing.

A program consisting of readings and music was given and a social time was spent before the guests reluctantly departed for their homes.

The contracting parties are both well and favorably known in this vicinity.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. Ephraim Mathys and is a charming and accomplished young lady. She has spent a portion of her life in this vicinity and by her pleasing disposition and worth of character, has made friends of with whom she came to contact.

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bauman and has spent, practically, his life near this city.  He has been a great help to his father in conducting the large farm and is a young man of sterling worth of character, steady and industrious. He is a favorite with his young companions as well as with the older people. He is one of those young men who has the push, honesty and the sense of fairness that will stand him well as he passes on through life.

Mr. and Mrs. Bauman will make their home with his parents for a time and as they assume their new relations in life it is with the best wishes of many friends.

The ECHO congratulates and wishes for them a happy and prosperous life.
~ submitted by Reid R. Johnson

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