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Clipping: Barnevelt-Godfrey Wedding 1908


Posted By: Linda H Meyers (email)
Date: 11/15/2008 at 11:17:02


A very pretty wedding was solemnized yesterday at high noon when Miss Rena M. Barnevelt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Barnevelt, became the bride of Mr. Servigna Godfrey.
The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents south of Madrid and was witnessed by about thirty of the close friends and relatives of the contracting parties. Rev. M. A. Hainer, pastor of the First Christian church, performed the ceremony which made them one, a beautifully worded ring service being used. Promptly as the clock pointed to the noon hour the beautiful strains of wedding march played by Mrs. Adam Hoop, a sister of the bride, was heard and the young couple unattended marched in from an adjacent room and took their places underneath a large wedding bell fashioned from flowers, hanging in one corner of the parlor. A season of congratulations followed the ceremony which made them man and wife, and a bountiful wedding dinner was then announced.
The bride wore a beautiful dress of white silk and carried roses. The groom wore black.
They will be at home to their many friends after a few days on the groom's farm northwest of Madrid. They are a most estimable young couple and begin life under the most favorable circumstances. Both of them have been reared in the community and they possess to an eminent degree the qualities of character which make for the highest in life.
A reception is being accorded them today at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Godfrey, north of Madrid with a large number in attendance.

--from the local paper. The wedding date was January 8, 1908.


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