Announcements etc. of
Marriages in Mitchell County

Part 3





Marylin Johansen
& Hilmer Hobbs

ST. ANSGAR, IOWA -- Marylin Johansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Johansen, Lyle, Minnesota, and Cpl. Hilmer Hobbs were married Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hobbs, St. Ansgar, Rev. W.F. Belling, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Following the ceremony, a reception was an event in the Hobbs home, when a luncheon was served. The bride is employed in the bank at Lyle, Minnesota, and will continue her position there. Corporal Hobbs, who is home on furlough from Camp Butner, N.C. returned there Wednesday.

Waterloo Daily Courier
Wed., Dec. 22, 1943.


Maxine Linda Kittleson & Donald Grinstead

OSAGE (AP) -- Maxine Linda Kittleson, 14 1/2, St. Ansgar, and Donald Grinstead, 20, Orchard, were married here Saturday afternoon, in spite of the opposition of the child bride's parents and the St. Ansgar school board.

When the mature looking bride, who was to enter the 8th grade in the fall, refused to return to school, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kittleson, finally gave their consent to her marriage to the ex-GI and the couple plans to live with her parents in St. Ansgar where he will be employed.

See Mason City Globe Gazette and/or Waterloo Courier
Monday, Dec. 15, 1947


Norman Kittleson & Shirley Clausen

Shirley Clausen
Becomes Bride
of Norman Kittleson

Miss Shirley Clausen, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Clausen, St. Ansgar became the bride of Norman Kittleson, son of Mr and Mrs. Floyd Kittleson, St. Ansgar, Sunday afternoon.

The wedding took place at St. Peter Church in Toeterville, Iowa, the Rev. Kamke officiating.

Attending the couple were Miss Ann Clausen, Miss Virgene Kittleson, Miss Jean Hokum, Claire Kittleson, Ronald Clausen and James Kittleson.

A reception was held at the parish house after the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Kittleson are graduates of St Ansgar High School and will make their home on a farm, near St. Ansgar.

Austin Daily Herald 9/18/1956

Shirley Clausen Bride of Norman Kittleson

STACYVILLE — Miss Shirley Clausen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Clausen, Stacyville, became the bride of Norman Kittleson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kittleson, St. Ansgar, at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Toeterville.

Attendants were Rodney Clausen, Stacyville, Garth Jordan, St. Ansgar, Miss Ann Clausen of Stacyville, Virgene Kittleson, Mason City, Jean Haukom, Austin, Minn., Claire Kittleson, St. Ansgar, Jim Kittleson, and Ronald Clausen, Stacyville, Larry Johnson and Lavonne Johnson, Osage.

There was a reception for 160 in the Toeterville Parish House. The couple left for a week in South Dakota and will be at home in St. Ansgar.

The bride was graduated from the St. Ansgar High School and has since been employed in the office of J. C. Penney Company in Austin. Mr. Kittleson was graduated from the St. Ansgar High School and has been engaged in farming.

[Mason City Globe Gazette - 9/20/1956 pg. 18]


Marjory Kittleson
& Dale Johnson

Couple Married
at St. Ansgar

St. Ansgar — Miss Marjory Kittleson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kittleson of St. Ansgar, and Dale Johnson, son of Mr and Mrs. Clarence Johnson of Osage, were married in a double ring ceremony at the First Lutheran church, March 19.

The Rev. Olaf Langehough performed the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Miss Carol Kittleson, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid.

Sharon Johnson, sister of the bridegroom, was flower girl. James Kittleson, brother of the bride, carried the rings on a satin pillow. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Charles Johnson, as bestman. Ushers were Harley Johnson, and Marlin Kittleson.

Mrs. E. K. Allen, organist, played a prelude preceding the ceremony. Marvin Moe sang. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the parish house with more than 100 guests present.

After a wedding trip to California they will be at home on the Chris Goplerud farm west of Osage.

Mason City Globe Gazette
3/22/1950 pg 13


June Rustad &
James Kittleson

Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Bush, 102 10th St. SE, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss June Kaye Rustad, to James Kittleson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kittleson, St. Ansgar.

No date has been set for the wedding.

Miss Rustad is attending Austin High School and her fiance attended St. Ansgar High School.

Austin daily Herald, Nov. 25, 1961



Rose Thorson &
William Fries

Rose Thorson
Wed to W. Fries

St. Ansgar — Miss Rose Thorson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ole Thorson, St. Ansgar, and William Fries, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Fries of Sugar Creek, Mo,, were married Jan. 22 in Kansas City, Mo., Dr. Andreas Bard of St. Mark's Lutheran church officiating.

They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wilson.

The bride has a civil service position with the weather bureau in Kansas City and will continue with her work. The bridegroom is employed at the Standard Oil refinery at Sugar Creek, Mo. He served in the air corps in the past war. Mr. and Mrs. Fries are at home at Kansas City, Mo.

Mason City Globe-Gazette
February 7, 1949

NOTE: According to the Soc. Sec. Death index, Rose M. Fries was born on 17 Jun 1913 and died on 24 Nov 2001, residing at ZIP Code 50472 (Saint Ansgar, Mitchell, Iowa); SSN 480-12-6275 issued in Iowa.


Marilyn Corell & Ed O'Connor

Silver Wedding Anniversary

Ed & Marilyn O'Connor of Osage invite their family and friends to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with them October 22nd at the Legion Club in Osage.

There will be an open house from 4-6 p.m., pork barbecue 6-8 p.m. and a dance from 8-12 p.m.

HOsts will be their children Jim, Michael and Kari all of Cedar Falls.

Edward O'Connor and Marilyn Corell were married on October 19, 1963 in Mason City

(Oct. 13, 1988)


Glen Markham &
Shirley Duenow


OSAGE -- Mr. and Mrs. Glen Markham will be honored Sunday on their silver wedding anniversary. They will hold an open house for friends and relatives from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Shirley Duenow was married to Glen Markham March 31, 1937 at Osage. They have lived in the Osage area since that time.

They are the parents of four daughters, Mrs. John Dempsey, Mason City; Mrs. Dean Penney, Osage; Barbara and Pat, at home; and five sons, William D., stationed in the Air Force in Alaska; Donald, Richard, Robert and Keith, at home.

(Published Mason City Globe Gazette, March 30, 1962, page 15)


Myrtle Blakestad-Neeley
& Luther Tollefson

Tollefson-Blakestad Nuptials Are Held

ST. ANSGAR — Myrtle Blakestad-Neeley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Blakestad of Lyle, and Luther Tollefson, son of Mrs. Nellie Tollefson, St. Ansgar, were married March 4 at the Little Brown church near Nashua, by the Rev. F. L. Hanscom.

Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Falk, brother-in-law and sister of the bride. Following the ceremony a luncheon was served at the home of the bridegroom's sister, Mrs. Harold Hahn at Ionia. In the evening dinner was given at the home of her sister, Mrs. L. R. Falk at St. Ansgar.

They will reside on the Tollefson Pine Hill farm north of St. Ansgar

(Mason City Globe Gazette - Thursday, March 6, 1911)



Gary Gonnerman & Marguerite Muzzey

Pastor Gary
and Miss
Muzzey to wed

Pastor Gary Gonnerman and Miss Marguerite Muzzey of Ames, Iowa, announce their engagement to be married.

Marguerite, the daughter of the late Pastor and Mrs. George Muzzey, grew up in North Dakora. Later her family moved to Waterloo, Iowa, where Gary and Marguerite first met. Marguerite graduated from West Waterloo High School and moved to Oregon where she graduated from Portland State College.

She taught high school English and Literature for several years and then joined Wycliffe Bible Translators. In 1975 she went to Papua New Guinea where for 28 years she helped translate parts of the Bible into the Hote language.

She returned to the States in 2003 and presently works out of her home as a personel administrator for Wycliffe.

Pastor Gonnerman, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gonnerman, was born and raised on a farm near Dysart, Iowa, and graduated from Dysart High School.

He then went to Omaha, Nebraska, where he graduated from the Omaha Baptist Bible College. He also met and married Sheryl Gilbert while there. Gary entered the pastorate and has pastored for over thirty-eight years and is presently pastor of the St. Ansgar Baptist Church. Sheryl went to be with the Lord on August 30, 2007.

Gary and Marguerite became reacquainted early this summer and plan to be married sometime next year. No date has been set yet for the wedding.

St. Ansgar Enterprise Journal, Dec. 4, 2009


Paul Dimick &
Joanne Anderson

Russ and Alouise Anderson, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Joanne, to Paul Dimick, son of Gordon and Phyllis Dimick, of Platte, S.D.

Joanne is a 1996 graduate of St. Ansgar High School, a 1998 graduate of Waldorf College and a 2000 graduate of Buena Vista University. She works for First Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Austin.

Paul is a 1991 graduate of Platte Community High School and a 1995 graduate of Lake Area Tech. He works for Dells Materials in Dell Rapids, S.D.

A Nov. 10, 2001 wedding is planned at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lyle.

Austin Daily Herald, circa Aug. 12, 2001


Christina Nelson
& Halvor Dahl

Wedding Anniversary Marked at St. Ansgar

Mr. and Mrs. Halvor Dahl Honored at Church Service.

ST. ANSGAR, April 10 — About 65 relatives gathered at the First Lutheran church Tuesday evening for a service honoring Mr. and Mrs. Halvor Dahl, on their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

William A. Groth sang two solos, "Silver Threads Among the Gold" and "Perfest Day." After this service a reception was held at the parish house. The main table held the wedding cake which was baked and decorated by a granddaughter, Mrs. Harold Cawelti.

Christina Nelson and Halvor Dahl were married April 9, 1885, on a farm south of town by the Rev. Mr. Olsen. For three years they lived on this farm, then moving to St. Ansgar where he worked at carpenter trade and threshing for seven years.

In 1893 he attended the world's fair at Chicago and bought his first stock of furniture. He was in business alone for three or four years then selling a half interest to Herman Bartz. Fifteen years ago O. G. Schroeder purchased Mr. Bartz's interest. Mr. Dahl sold his interest after 40 years in business to Monrad Houg in 1933.

At the service at the parish house Mrs. Dahl was presented a life membership in the Women's Missionary federation by the Ladies aid. A purse of money was also presented to them.

Mr. and Mrs. Dahl have four children, Carl and Iver-of St. Ansgar; Elmer of Chicago and Mrs. Irene Groth of St. Ansgar. They have nine grandchildren. All the children were present at the anniversary but Carl, who is in the Mercy hospital at Mason City.

Those from away who attended the anniversary were: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dahl and three children and Mrs. Christina Peterson of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Narveson and daughter, Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Narveson, Albert Lea; Mr. and Mrs. Norve Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Nash, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tidumanson, Lake Mills; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Samuelson, Carl DaMen, Forest City and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nelson, Scarville.

[Mason City Globe-Gazette - Wednesday, April 10, 1935]


Mr. & Mrs. Leon Thorson

Thorsons Observe 25th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Thorson, St. Ansgar, celebrated their silver wedding anniversary with 125 guests at open house Sunday at their home.

The Thorsons were married June 20, 1928, at the St. Ansgar Methodist Church. Rev. William Galbreth officiating.

Mrs. Dean Hanson and Miss June Tesch were hostesses in the dining room and Mrs. Glen VanEvery, Mrs. Annis Thorson and Mrs. Donald Thorson served. Mrs. Otto Tesch, St. Ansgar, and Mrs. Burr Boston, Waterloo, poured. Mrs. Galen Buringrud, Lyle, had charge of the guest book.

Mr. and Mrs. Thorson have two sons, Robert and Wayne, who were present for the occasion. Guests came from Minneapolis, Austin, Albert Lea, Lyle, Mclntire, Osage, Waterloo, Carpenter and Otranto.

Austin Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 23, 1953


Beverly Eggleston
& Roger Berg


Beverly Eggleston &
Roger Berg Married

ST. ANSGAR, IOWA — Beverly Egglestpn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley H. Eggleston, St. Ansgar, and Roger Berg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Berg, St. Ansgar, were married Nov. 11 at the Methodist church, the Rev. E. E. Pencook officiating, with the Rev. Milton Nothdurft of Waterloo, a former pastor, assisting.

Mrs. William Neeley sang, accompanied by Mrs. Kay Hutchinson of New Hampton. The flower girl was Lili Knight of Rockford, Illinois. Miss Mary Lee Eggleston, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. The bridesmaid was Mary Ann Gettman. Raymond Berg, a brother of the bridegroom, was best man, Keith Lovejoy, a cousin of the bridegroom, Robert Thorson, St Ansgar, and Gordon Hutchinson of Ames were ushers.

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors.

The bride is a graduate of St. Ansgar high school and Hamilton school of commerce, Mason City, and has been employed as secretary by the Hoxie Fruit company, Mason City. The bridegroom attended St. Ansgar high school and is employed by the local R. E. A. company.

After a week's trip, the couple will reside at St. Ansgar.

[ Mason City Globe-Gazette - Thursday, November 20, 1947 ]


Wilma Erdman &
George Dieterich

OSAGE -- Sunday Mr. and Mrs. George Dieterich celebrated their silver anniversary. Forty guests were present for a dinner at the couple's home. A gift of money was presented the honorees. Wilma Erdman became the bride of George Dieterich, October 7, 1920, at Rock Creek Lutheran Church. The couple established its home on the farm where it now resides.

They are the parents of two sons, Pvt. Frederick Dieterich, Sheppard field, Texas, now home on furlough, and Hubert Dieterich, high school senior.

Rev. I.G. Kitzmann of St. John's Lutheran church, gave an address at the celebration.

Waterloo Courier, Oct. 10, 1945



Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson

PLAN GOLDEN WEDDING—Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson will observe their 50th wedding anniversary at their farm home 4 miles south of St. Ansgar, Sunday, with open house for relatives and friends from 2 to 5 p.m.

The couple was married at the Halvorson homestead, St. Ansgar, July 1, 1897, and with the exception of a few years in Wisconsin they have spent all of their married life in Mitchell county.

Four sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson: Morris L., deceased; Alvin of Orchard; and Selmer and Kenneth at home.

Mason City Globe-Gazette - Monday, June 30, 1947


Lyman McKinley & Nellie Eveleth

Members of Pioneer Families Pass
Golden Wedding Date at St. Ansgar

St. Ansgar, Iowa, October 10 -- The children and grandchildren and a few friends of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. McKinley of near St. Ansgar help them yesterday to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. Because of Mr. McKinley's poor health the celebration was simple.

Lymah G. McKinley and Nellie Eveleth were married at Northwood, Iowa, Oct. 8, 1879, at the home of Rev. Philip Eveleth, father of the bride. They came at once to the McKinley estate, living in the house now occupied by their son, Harold McKinley.

The McKinley homestead is one of the landmarks of Mitchell county. Lyman McKinley's father came among the very first of the Mitchell county pioneers. Tho Lyman McKinley was too young to go to war and was left to do a man's work at home, his four brothers were all in the Civil war on the union side. His brother, Seymour J. McKinley, was a captain, making a notable name for himself and leadership.

Mrs. McKinley's family was also among the pioneers of this section. Her father, Rev. Mr. Eveleth, was a Yale man who came west in October, 1863. He early settled in the Newburg community where the McKinleys already had a big tract of land and where was located the first town in this part of the country. This site of the old town of Newburg is part of what is now the McKinley homestead. When the railroad came through to the present site of St. Ansgar, store buildings, blacksmith shops, etc., were moved from Newburg.

Mr. and Mrs. McKinley have four children and seven grandchildren. Their eldest daughter is Ethel Evelyn Bliss, wife of R.K. Bliss, director of the extension service of the Iowa State College at Ames; Angelle** M. McKinley, second daughter, until this fall was for many years secretary of the college Y.W.C.A. at Ames. She is spending this year in study at Columbia University, specializing in the field of psychology. Harriet Bell Brown, third daughter, is the wife of Lowell Brown of Minneapolis. The daughters were all known musicians and all taught in high schools of the state.

Harold McKinley, the only son, is a farmer. He was a well known football player at Ames, for two years all-state tackle. He was chairman of the Mitchell County delegation at the last Iowa Republican convention. He was an officer in the world war.

The grandchildren are Robert M. William, and Richard Bliss; Bruce McKinley Brown, and Philip, Donald and Hal McKinley, the three sons of Harold McKinley.

Waterloo Evening Courier - Thursday, October 10, 1929

NOTE: It is believed that Angelle's name should be Angeline.


Josiah Cummings
& Phebe Sisson

Page 159 - Marriage records - Nov. 30, 1856, Josiah Cummings and Phebe W. Sisson, by Rev. Alonzo Curtis.

-- History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1883


Royal E. Dohler &
Barbara Jean McNutt

Miss Barbara Jean McNutt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Millard B. McNutt of St. Ansgar, and Royal E. Dohler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dohler of St. Ansgar, were married a the St. Ansgar Methodist Church. The Rev. Lloyd E Brockmeyer officiated. Miss Dora Dohler, Clear Lake sister of the bridegroom was maid of honor and Robert McNutt, Iowa City, brother of the bride, was bestman. After a short wedding trip, the couple will be at home east of St. Ansgar. Mr. Dohler works with his father in a welding and repair shop.

[ Mason City Globe-Gazette, Thursday, February 16, 1961 ]



Jeanette Cleveland
& William Neeley

Jeanette Cleveland
Weds William Neeley

St. Ansgar — The marriage of Miss Jeanette Cleveland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Cleveland, and William Neeley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Royal Neeley, was performed by the Rev. Milton Nothdruft in the Methodist church Sept. 10.

Preceding the ceremony, a program of wedding music was presented by Miss Mary Langehough. Miss Resells Percy sang.

Miss Betty Cleveland, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Marilou Gilbertson, cousin of the bride, and Pricilla Drew were bridesmaids. Hugh Neeley, brother of the bridegroom was best man and Duane Ensrud and Marion Neeley were ushers. The bride entered with her father by whom she was given in marriage.

A reception was held at the bride's home where dinner was served to 40 relatives and friends.

Mason City Globe-Gazette - Tuesday, September 12, 1944


Myrna Boerjan &
Ronald Hrubetz

Hrubetz-Boerjan vows spoken at St. Ansgar

ST. ANSGAR — Miss Myrna Boerjan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Boerjan of St. Ansgar, became the bride of Ronald James Hrubetz of Rockwell, Rochester, Minnesota, at St. Ansgar Catholic Church.

The Reverend John Fagan officiated. Maid of honor was Miss Bernice Trautner of McAllen, Texas. Bestman was John Hanson of Rochester.

A wedding dinner for 500 guests was served in the church hall following the ceremony.

After a wedding trip to the Ozarks, the couple will be at home in Rochester.

The bride was graduated from St. Ansgar High School and St. Marys School of Nursing at Rochester. She has been employed at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Boystown, Nebraska and Rochester Junior College. He served with the Military Police in the Army and is employed by the Olmstead Community Hospital and by the Security Patrol.

Mason City Globe-Gazette, February 4, 1960


Rozann Zacharda & Richard Golding

Golding-Zacharda nuptial vows said

ST. ANSGAR -- Rozann Zacharda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Zacharda of St. Ansgar became the bride of Richard Golding, Kensett, son of Charles Golding and the late Mrs. Golding of Kensett at the Delmer Jensen home in Waterloo. Dr. C. H. Petterson of the Grace Methodist Church in Waterloo performed the ceremony.

Bonnie Lievrouw of St. Ansgar was maid of honor. Best man was Wayne Jensen, Waterloo. A reception followed.

The bride attended the St. Ansgar schools. The bridegroom is a graduate of the Carpenter High School and has spent three years in service. He is employed in construction work in Mason City.

[Mason City Globe Gazette, Thur., August 13, 1964]

l-r Bonnie Lievrouw (bridesmaid), Rozann Zacharda, Richard Golding, Wayne Jensen (bestman); back: Dr. C.H. Petterson; front: Earl Jensen



Beatrice Landborg & Gerhard Goplerud

Vows Exchanged at Osage Church

Osage—Beatrice Landborg became the bride of Gerhard Goplerud, June 5 at the Osage Lutheran church, the Rev. T. P. Solem performing the ceremony in the presence of the immediate families.

Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. John Davidson, Osage. A wedding dinner was held at Kelly's Cafe for the bridal party, following which Mr. and Mrs. Goplerud left for Northfield to be present Monday for the graduation for Norma Jean Goplerud, daughter of Gerhard Goplerud, at St. Olaf college.

Mrs. Landborg has been bookkeeper at the Osage creamery following sale of the Landborg Feed and Seed store. Mr. Goplerud is with the Goplerud Oil company in Osage where they will make their home.

Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa June 7, 1949


Mrs. Goplerud will be feted Thursday evening at a post-nuptial shower at the home of Mrs. John Davidson, with members of the Fourth Ward circle as hostesses. Mrs. Goplerud, nee Mrs. Beatrice Landborg, became the bride of Gerhard Goplerud June 5.


Gerhard Goplerud and Mrs. Beatrice Landborg, both of Osage.


Wilma Lange &
Arnold Bublitz

Silver Wedding Event Planned

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bublitz of St. Ansgar will observe their silver wedding anniversary with an open house for friends and relatives Sunday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Ansgar.

Hours will be from 2:30 to 4:30. No invitations are being issued. Following the open house, a gathering for the family is planned.

Wilma Lange and Arnold Bublitz were married on October 23, 1930 by the Rev. 0. Mall, then pastor of St. James Lutheran Church of Mason City.

The couple has four children: Robert, Dennis, Shirley and Delores, and one grandchild, James Robert.

Mason City Globe Gazette, October 18, 1955



Elaine Scott &
Duane Bublitz

NUPTIAL vows were exchanged by Elaine Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldo Scott of Osage, and Duane Bublitz, of Osage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bublitz of St. Ansgar, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Ansgar.

Lucille Naber of Orchard, cousin of the bride, attended her and the bridegroom had his brother, Robert Bublitz of St. Ansgar as bestman.

The bride was graduated from Osage Community High School in May. The bridegroom attended St. Angar High School and is employed by Dunham and Nutt in Osage where they will live.

Mason City Globe-Gazette, June 13, 1961.

They later divre divorced.


Patricia Ann Cummings
& Robert Bublitz

Miss Cummings Weds R. Bublitz

ST. ANSGAR — At a double ring ceremony Sunday afternoon in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Patricia Ann Cummings, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Oliver Cummings, became the bride of Robert Bublitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bublitz. The Rev. D. P. Bengmann officiated at the double ring ceremony in the presence of immediate relatives.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a navy blue suit and corsage of red and white roses. She carried a white Bible. Mrs. L. Schallock, sister of the bride, was matron of honor and wore a black dress and a white carnation corsage. Duane Bublilz, brother of the bridegroom, was bestman. For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Cummings chose a nayy blue dress and the bridegroom's mother a grey suit. Both had corsages of white carnations.

A dinner, was served at the home of the bride's, parents following the ceremony with 25 guests. The bride has been attending St. Ansgar High School. The bridegroom is engaged in trucking and the couple will reside in St. Ansgar following a short visit with the bride's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. George Zacharda, at Joliet, Illinois.

Mason City Globe Gazette, Tuesday, January 26, 1954


Curtis Dean Sheets &
Shirley Jean Bublitz

HOME IN MASON CITY - Shirley Jean Bublitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bublitz of St. Ansgar, and Curtis Dean Sheets son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Sheets of Britt, who were married in the Immanuel Lutheran Church at St. Ansgar, are on a wedding trip north. They will make their home at 113 2nd S.W. in Mason City.

The bride was attended by her sister, Delores Bublitz of St Ansgar. Curtis McVey of Iowa Falls was bestman. A reception for the immediate family was held in the church basement.

[Mason City Globe-Gazette, Saturday, September 12, 1959]



Marlys Palmer &
Wilmer Adrian

St. Ansgar Church Is Scene of Wedding

ST. ANSGAR — Marlys Palmer daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Link Palmer, and Wilmer Adrian, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Adrian were married June 20 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church by the Rev. Paul Brammer. The attendants were Mrs. Jay Brooks, a sister of the bride, and Frederick Adrian. Charles City, a brother of the bridegroom. Patty Ann Brooks was flower girl and the Misses Elda and Rosella Perau sang.

Mrs. Adrian is a graduate of the local high school and has been employed at the St. Ansgar Lumber company office.

Mr. Adrian has been engaged in farming with his father. They will live on a farm southwest of St. Ansgar.

[Mason City Globe-Gazette
Friday, June 25, 1943]


Sara Jensen &
Clell Emerson


WEST BRANCH, IOWA - Miss Sara Jensen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lars C. Jensen, of LeRoy, Minnesota, and Clell Emerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Emerson of Little Cedar, were united in marriage Sunday, January 1. The Rev. J. Delong of Charles City officiated, the ceremony taking place in the Methodist church at Charles City.

Mr. and Mrs. Emerson left immediately for a short wedding trip, and are visiting in the home of her sister, Mrs. Orvald Jensen, and family, near West Branch, a few days. On their return they will be at home on the bridegroom's farm near Little Cedar.

The bride passed much of the last five or six years in this community, where she had made many friends who will extend good wishes as she leaves for her new home.

Iowa City Press-Citizen
Jan. 9, 1939 page 6


Clarice Dahl &
Harold Cawelti

Miss Clarice Dahl, Harold Cawelti
Wed at St. Ansgar Church

ST. ANSGAR, June 30.—Miss Clarice Dahl and Harold Cawelti were married Tuesday at the Norwegian Lutheran church by Rev. O. Langehough.

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Delois Dahl, maid of honor, and Esther Cawelti, sister of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid. The best man was George Cawelti, brother of the bridegroom. Esther Halvorson was flower girl.

They will lie at home on the Cawelti farm west of St. Ansgar after July 15.

[Mason City Globe-Gazette - Tuesday, June 30, 1931]



Adeline Boening &
Lloyd C. Frederiksen

Marriage Is Announced

Friends here have received word of the marriage of Miss Adeline Boening of St. Ansgar, Iowa, to Mr. L. C. Frederiksen of Kansas City, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Ansgar, Wednesday, June 13.
Adeline's graduation photo, St. Ansgar, 1929

Mr. Frederiksen, who is employed as relief manager of the Western Union, is remembered in Chillicothe as relief manager at the local office during May and also last summer during the summer vacation of M. B. Bowman, manager.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederiksen left following the wedding trip through the west, going by way of Yellowstone Park and Salt Lake City.

Chillicothe, Missouri Constitution Tribune - Monday, June 24, 1935

NOTE: Adeline Frederiksen was born May 25, 1912 and died on January 1, 2000, residing at Washington, D.C.; SSN 481-12-0808 issued in Iowa (Source: SSDI)


Hazel Voaklander & Albert Hultman

LITTLE CEDAR, IOWA -- Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hultman will be honored on the event of their golden wedding anniversary Sunday with an "open house" reception from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Little Cedar Methodist Church. The reception will be preceded by a family dinner at Hill's Coffee Shop in Osage. The family of the couple will be hosting both events.

Miss Hazel Voaklander and Mr. Hultman were wed February 12, 1917, at the Baptist Parsonage in Osage. They have lived in the Little Cedar area since that time.

Their family includes one son, Lawrence of Osage; one daughter, Mrs. Vinus Penney; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

[ Waterloo Daily Courier, February 6, 1967, pg. 7 ]



Ida Groth & Andrew Belz

St. Ansgar Couple Plans Open House

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Belz. St. Ansgar, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Sunday. Open house will be held from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at their home.

Andrew Belz and Ida Groth were married March 1, 1904, at the Lutheran Church in Brownton, Minnesota. Their attendants were Mrs. Fred Vedder and the late William Groth.

After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Belz moved to the St. Ansgar community where they farmed until 1916, when they retired and moved to the village. They are members of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

A family dinner will be served at 5 p. m. Sunday at the church parlors. Mr. and Mrs. Belz have four children: Walter Belz, Davenport, Iowa; Miss Florence Belz, Mrs Wilmer Rosel, and Howard Belz, St. Ansgar. They have 13 grandchildren.

[Austin Daily Herald - Friday, February 26, 1954]
Note: Photo is from some other source.


Edith Cornwall &
Howard Belz

North Iowa Couple in Service Married

St. Ansgar — Edith Cornwall, Ph. M; 2/c, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Cornwall of Forest City, Iowa, and Cpl. Howard Belz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Belz of St. Ansgar, were married in a church near Oakland, California, October 28, 1944. After his furlough Cpl. Belz will return to Fort Lewis, Washington, where he is stationed, and Mrs. Belz will resume her duties at the naval hospital at Oakland.

[Mason City Globe-Gazette, Saturday, November 4, 1944)


Marlyn Warrington
& Harold Erbe

The marriage of Marlyn Warrington, daughter of Vern Warrington, and Harold Erbe, son of Mrs. Matalda Erbe, all of Osage, took place October 12 at Charles City, Rev. H. M. Grant, pastor of the Methodist church, formerly of Osage, officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Erbe left from Charles City for Chicago to spend a few days with friends. Mr. Erbe will be inducted into the army October 21, and his wife will continue to live in Osage for the present.

[Waterloo Sunday Courier, Sunday, October 18, 1942]


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