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Matrimonial Epidemic Srikes Ackley People

   Ackley, June 28 - Eight of Ackley's young people became discouraged with single life this week and plunged into the sea of matrimonial bliss. Three of the weddings were on the gum-shoe order, surrounded with great secrecy in preparations. Two of the couples slipped out of town and had the know tied in a neighboring city, both couples selecting Waterloo for the scene of the venture. The first of these was Mr. Coorde Coordes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Coordes, and Miss Anna Kerssen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kersen, both of prominent families in this community. They were married at the Evangelical parsonage at Waterloo and left immediately for a week's honeymoon in the east. The second couple married at Waterloo was Mr. Charles Beurer, a prominent young farmer living north of Ackley, and Miss Cora Kramer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Kramer, of this city. They were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Kolv, aunt and uncle of the bride, last evening and are expected to return to Ackley today.

   The third of these weddings which were all meant to be strictly on the quiet, was perpetrated last evening by Mr. Frank Miski, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Miski, and Miss Ella Becker, daughter of the late Mrs. Wilhimina Becker. Only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present at the ceremony, which was performed at the Miski home in this city by Rev. Mr. Meintzer, pastor of St. John Evangelical church. All three of these weddings came as a surprise to the friends of the contracting parties.

   The one wedding of the week in which the interested parties did not have the dodging habit was that of Mr. Simon Donahue and Miss Rose O'Brien, which was celebrated at St. Mary's church. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Ed O'Brien, of South Franklin county, and the groom a prosperous young farmer residing near Wagner, S. D. where the young couple will make their home after a brief honeymoon.

            (Evening time - Republican; June 28, 1913)