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George Frederick Adams, 24, Princeville, and Miss Mollie Rose Begner, 21, Edelstein. (Peoria Journal, Wednesday, Sep. 24, 1913, submitted by Janine Crandell)
The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hinnen was the setting of the marriage of the couple’s daughter Harriette Ann, to Donald Eugene Albert of Alliance, Ohio, at three o’clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. H. B. Detweiler, pastor of the Glen Oak Christian church read the nuptial service.
Miss Sandra Swanson of Princeville was soloist for her cousin’s wedding.
Mrs. Lee Hinnen of Rockford was her sister-in-law’s only attendant. John Hinnen Jr. was the best man.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Albert received their degrees at Purdue University. The bride will be employed as speech corrections in the Peoria school system this fall and groom was recently commissioned in the United States Marine Corps.
Among those attending this wedding and reception from this area were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Swanson and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Hofer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sniff and family and Mrs. Harry Hofer.
(Unknown newspaper, June 1955, submitted by Michael McMullen)
At Peoria, June 2, 1888, by the Rev. Charles W. Johnson, Frank R. Anderson, aged 30, to Miss Anna L. Carlson, aged 25, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 14, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
In Peoria, April 23, 1888, by the Rev. C. E. Hewitt, Charles J. Barnes, aged 38, of Chicago, to Mrs. Hannah Widmeier, aged 42, of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
(Princeville Telephone, April 1913, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Nuptials Solemnized This Afternoon at Home of Bride’s Parents
Miss Emily Elizabeth Matthews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Matthews, became the bride of Harold R. Bouton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bouton.
Rev. John Acheson pronounced the solemn word, which made them one. A single ring ceremony was used.
Mrs. Eugene T. White, cousin of the bride, sang “At Dawning,” and “Because” before the ceremony. The bride and groom took their places attended by Eleanor Matthews, sister of the bride, as ring bearer and by Miss Doris Duggins niece of the groom, as flower girl.
The groom is well and favorable known to all in the community. He graduated from the local high school with the class of 1924 and during the past year has been employed at the Cheesman Bros. store here.
Out of town guests of the occasion where: Mrs. Eugene T. White of Hinckley; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Keady of Normal; Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Waite of Alto; Misses Mary and Jeannette Waite; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Duggins of Dunlap; Miss Harriette Smith of Laura.
They will reside in Princeville.
(Unknown newspaper, June 25, 1935, submitted by Mike McMullen)
At Peoria, May 21, 1888, by Wm. Fielder, J. P., John W. Beall, aged 36, to Miss Ellen Tunis, aged 39, both of Chillicothe. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
The marriage of Mr. Earel Belford of this place to Susie B. McFarland occurred at Toulon this morning at 9:30, Judge Frank Thomas officiating. The couple returned here on the 10:37 train. A wedding supper will be given this evening at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Belford for bride and groom and immediate relatives. They will reside here and will conduct the Majestic Hotel. The groom is busy this afternoon passing around cigars and receiving congratulations of his numerous friends.
(Princeville Telephone, April 1913, submitted by Mike McMullen)
(Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 2, 1888, transcribed by Sandy MacDonald)
A QUEER WEDDING
There was a wedding in the county jail yesterday. It was a rather peculiar affair. The high contracting parties are patrons of Esquire Fielder and he did the business. A few weeks ago Elizabeth Becker accused the lamblike father of her children of using her and the little ones worse than the average American cares to treat a snappish feist. She proved her case and Frank Becker went to jail to learn penitence and decency during a year of confinement. His bail was put at $5000 and he failed to furnish it until yesterday, when his wife came ‘round and married him and took him off on his honeymoon. Mrs. Becker is a woman of function. She would not be content with practical matrimony until Becker agreed to be married openly and in a legal manner. The pair, it seems, had mixed meal in the same crock and hopped over a broomstick together in the dark o’ the moon, and had kept house for years with all the machinery of wedlock about them. But they were never pronounced man and wife till Chief Justice Fielder did it most impressively in the jail yesterday. After the ceremony was duly performed the woman want her husband’s security, the prison doors were opened, and the happy pair went forth to begin life anew again. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, January 26, 1888, transcribed by Sandy MacDonald)
At Peoria January 31, 1888, by Wm. Fielder, J. P., Frank Becker, aged 43 to Miss Elizabeth Becker aged 37, both of Limestone. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
The happy couple have the best wishes of their many friends, and the printer returns thanks for a bountiful supply of cake.
Miss Nettie Wickwire and Johnie Boyle acted as bridesmaid and groomsman. The happy couple were presented with many gifts, among which was a beautiful album, by Dr. Corcoran; silver butter-knife, Mrs. Corcoran; set of silver teaspoons and butter knife, Mr. Jas. Briggs; bed quilt, Mrs. Briggs; white bed-spread, Mrs. Eliza Smith; set of glass-ware, Henry Moon and Martha Baggs, $5, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Derby; Motto, framed, Susuan Briggs; glass fruit and pickle dish, Nettie Wickwire; bed quilt, Mrs. H. J. Wyman; set of glass sauce plates, Eva Derby; glass cake stand, H. J. Wyman; glass bread plate, Lue Terry; glass fruit bowl, Eddie Wyman; toilet set, Mrs. George Richardson; one set of glass salt-sets, Cora Derby; pair of glass pickle dishes, Gertie Yocum. (Brimfield Gazette, Jan. 9, 1878, submitted by Janine Crandell)
There were quite a large company present to witness the marriage ceremony, and to enjoy the occasion rendered pleasant by those who had the matter in hand. The "knot" was tied by Rev. Caruthers at one o'clock p.m. in a very satisfactory manner, after which the company repaired to the dining room where a splendid dinner awaited them, and which was partaken of by all present in such a manner that would leave a person to judge that it was greatly enjoyed.
The rest of the day was spent in pleasant conversation. The happy couple were the recipients of many useful as well as ornamental presents.
The bride and groom have the printer's thanks for a bountiful supply of cake. (Brimfield Gazette, Jan. 9, 1878, submitted by Janine Crandell)
The marriage of Miss Ada Belle Brock, daughter of Mrs. Lucille Brock of Webster City, Ia. and Ralph Burgess, son of Mrs. Floyd Seipel and Mr. Harlan Burgess of Peoria, was solemnized Sunday, July 15, at the First Methodist Church in Webster City.
The bride was escorted to the alter by her uncle, Perry Parker. Mrs. Melvin Bittner of Chicago was matron of honor. Harlan Burgess attended his brother and guests were seated by ushers, Jack Hill and Ronald Parrish.
The new Mrs. Burgess was graduated from Lincoln High school in Webster City, Ia. and also a graduate of the Methodist hospital school of nursing in Peoria.
Mr. Burgess, a graduate of Princeville High school, is employed by General Foods Corporation. The couple will make their home in Peoria.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Michael McMullen)
Juanita Donath Marries to Harlan Burgess, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Donath have announced the marriage of their daughter, Juanita to Harlan Burgess, Jr., the ceremony taking place Friday Jan. 8, at 4 p.m., at the Methodist church in Corpus Christi, Texas. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Wm. Wallace.
The young couple graduated from the Princeville high school in the class of 1941 and are well known in this community. They will reside in Corpus Christi where Harlan is stationed.
(Unknown newspaper, 1943, submitted by Michael McMullen)
The marriage of Mr. Edward J. Callery to Miss Jane C. Kelly was celebrated at the Catholic church this morning at 9 o’clock, Father C. P. O’Neill officiating.
The couple were attended by Miss Elsie Megan cousin of the bride and Mr. John Callery brother of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast and reception was given at the home of the bride’s parents, after which the young couple left for a wedding trip. Upon their return they will take up their residence on a farm one mile north of Edelstein, where the home is already furnished for housekeeping.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Callery and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Kelly, both well known families in this vicinity. They have a large circle of friends who unite in extending congratulations.
(Princeville Telephone, May 13, 1913, submitted by Mike McMullen)
At the cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, Wis., at nice o’clock the morning of December 31 occurred the wedding of Beatrice Frances May attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael May, to John Raymond Callery, formerly of Princeville and son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Callery.
Maid of honor was Mrs. Janette May, sister-in-law, the best man was Robert Callery his brother and the ushers were William May, brother of the bride and John Petrick, a friend of the bridal couple.
The wedding breakfast was held and the home of the bride. In the afternoon from one to four a reception was held at the held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fay.
The new Mr. and Mrs. John R. Callery departed at four o’clock for Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., and points in Wisconsin. After the honeymoon they expect to be a home in Darlington, Wis.
The bride was educated in the Catholic schools of Superior and is a graduate of Superior high. Previous to her marriage she was a cashier at the “Chef” in Superior.
Mr. Callery was educated in the schools of Princeville and graduated with the class of 1939. He also attended the University of Illinois, and spent three years in the Army sir corps signal service, two years of which was served overseas. He is employed by the Western Electric Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Callery and daughter Winfred and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas of Normal motored to Superior Wisc. December 29 to attend the wedding.
(Princeville Telephone, Dec. 31, 1947, submitted by Mike McMullen)
At Peoria, September 5, 1887, by William Fielder, J. P., Henry Clark, aged 27, to Miss Maggie Gassway, aged 23 years, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
Miss Caryl Jean Smith was the bride and repeated vows with Leonard Colgan
Miss Evelyn Smith, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor and Miss Mary Colgan, sister of the groom and Miss Carol Grunert of Peoria, were bridesmaids.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Dewey Smith walked to the alter with her father and was given in marriage to the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Colgan Jr.
Louis Colgan served as best man for his twin brother, while another brother, William Colgan and Donald Phares of Elmwood, seated the relatives and other guests.
Guests from Mt. Carroll, Galesburg, Camp Grove, Elmwood, Peoria, Maywood, Dunlap, Wyoming and Brimfield were among those greeted at the reception in the community room of the Princeville Community high school following the ceremony. Mrs. Eleanor Addis and Mrs. Florence Sniff, sisters of the bride and Misses Dianne Stalter, Nancy Hawn and Shirley Colgan were accorded serving honors.
The new Mrs. Colgan, a graduate of Princeville Community high school, is now employed by the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in Peoria and the groom a graduate of Elmwood high school, is employed at Kresges in Sheridan Village in Peoria.
The newly married couple will reside at 933 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria.
(Unknown newspaper, June 1956, submitted by Mike McMullen)
At Peoria, November 25, 1887, by William Fielder, J. P., Ambrose B. Collier, aged 23, of Radnor, to Miss Mary Frank, aged 24, of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
There was a brilliant wedding ceremony at Washington, Tazewell county last evening. The groom was Wm. T. Cornelison, superintendent of the Peoria Union Elevator company and the bride was Miss Kate Anthony, sister of Anthony Bros., the bankers and brokers of this city. There were 500 invitations issued and the spacious home of the bride was thronged with elegantly attired guests at the reception. The Rev. R. A. Cornelison, father of the groom, tied the silken knot, and Mark Anthony, brother of the bride, officiated as best man with the sister of the groom as bridesmaid. Mr. Cornelison is well known in the local society circle, and the young couple are highly popular in Peoria. They will take up their residence here. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, January 26, 1888, transcribed by Sandy MacDonald)
Cowser - Coultis
Wednesday , Jan. 20, at the home of Mr. & Mrs. O. Coultis, occurred the marriage of their daughter Myrtle to Thos. Cowser. the marriage ceremony was preformed by Rev. Velander at 7 o'clock in the presence of about seventy-five guests.
The groom was dressed in the conventional black and the bride in white silk, making a handsome appearance as they came out to the wedding march played by Mrs. J. I. Maples.
Many valuable presents were received among which was a $10 gold piece.
An elegant supper was served.
The parents of both are among the most highly respected families in the community and the bride and groom are too well known to need any flattery from us. They have a host of friends who join the Gazette in wishing Mr. & Mrs. Cowser a long and happy life and their joys may be as big as mountains and all their troubles be little ones.
After the above was in type, we received another and more elaborate account giving the lists of presents and names of the guests, but too late for the week. Now, here is and article that reaches us eight days after the wedding. Correspondents will please send in such reports early.
newspaper and date, submitted by Linda T.)
At Peoria, October 22, 1887, by William Fielder, J. P., August Cramer, aged 31, to Miss Lena Roadlinghofer, aged 37 years, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Daniel Batchelder have issued invitation for the marriage of their daughter, Ella Lucile, to Dewein? Nicholas Crawford in the evening of Wednesday, the eighth of October, at half-past 8 o'clock in their home, 112 Parkside Drive. Only the intimate friends of the bride have been asked for the ceremony, which is to be followed at 9 o'clock by a large reception. The at home card reads for December 1, McKeenport, Pa. (Peoria Journal, Sunday, Sep. 21, 1913, submitted by Janine Crandell)
At Peoria, April 10, 1888, by the Rev. A. K. Tullis, Michael F. Crowder, aged 28, to Daisey Stewart, aged 25, both of Manito. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
Mss Ruth Leaverton, youngest daughter of Mrs. Ellen Leaverton, who lives west of town and Mr. Ellis M. Beall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beall, south of town, went to Macomb were they were married by Rev. H. F. Jones, Monday, December 24th
The bride has spent her life in this community, graduating from the local high school with the class of 1920 and since then she been teaching in the rural schools of this community
The groom has lived in this community for several years and attended the local schools. During the war he saw service with the Navy and served with mine layers in the North Sea.
Immediately after the ceremony the couple returned to Princeville where they will be at home to their many friends. The groom will engage in farming in this vicinity the coming year. (Princeville Telephone, Dec. 1923, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Howard C. Beall and Miss Margaret Pearl Miller, both of this place were quietly married in Peoria last Thursday by Justice Lambert at high noon. They were attended by the bride’s brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller.
Mrs. Beall is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Miller of this place and had been a resident of this community all her life. She graduated from the local high school with the class of 1918 and since has been employed at the Citron Department store and the Cheesman Bros. store.
Mr. Beall, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beall, is a farmer associated with his father south of town, where the happy couple will make their home the coming year. (Princeville Telephone, Dec. 1923, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Florence Mendell, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mendell of near Princeville became the bride of Roscoe E. Anderson of Silver City, Iowa on Saturday evening at the Baptist parsonage in Chillicothe Illinois.
Wilbur Mendell of Princeville, a brother of the bride and Miss Mary Ladd of Edelstein attended the couple.
Mrs. Anderson is well and favorably known in the Princeville community, where she spent her entire life. She attended Princeville high school until her senior year, when she transferred to Toulon high school, from which she graduated with the class of 1932.
The groom is of sterling character and favorable known in the Silver City community, where he resides. He is a graduate of Silver City high school and later attended Wesleyan university at Lincoln, Nebraska. For the past three years he has been employed in the Silver City state bank.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson departed Tuesday morning for their new home in Silver City, Iowa. (Princeville Telephone, 1935, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Gold and blue were colors used for the Saturday morning, February 3, wedding in the St. Mary’s of the Woods church when Miss Mary Joan Kelly became the bride of Ivan Chambers. The vows of the single ring ceremony were said at eight o’clock with Rev. J. A. Gordon as officiator.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. John Kelly. Attendants of the bride were her friend, Miss Roselee Slepsenski and her cousin Miss Roberta Maher.
Francis and Edward Conley were asked to serve the groom as his attendants; Robert Yarnell and William Slane seated the guests.
Mrs. Chambers is a graduate of the Princeville high school in 1948 and is employed in the First National Bank in Peoria. Mr. Chambers a veteran of World War II is now a student at Bradley University.
The newly married couple are making their home in Peoria. (Princeville Telephone, Feb. 1951, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Dorita Marie Byrnes and Wayne E. Bechtel of Eureka were married at a nuptial high mass solemnized Saturday morning, February 16, in St. Clement’s Catholic church in Dunlap.
The bride is a daughter of Mrs. James Byrnes and the late Mr. Byrnes and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bechtel of Eureka.
Mrs. Sylvester Harmon of Princeville was the organist and Francis Conley, cousin of the bride, was soloist.
The bride was given in marriage by her brother, J. Donald Byrnes of York Pa. Miss Colleen Byrnes attended her sister as maid of honor. Mss Doris Bechtel of Peoria cousin of the groom served as bridesmaid. Dorita Jane Schaffer of Wyoming, niece of the bride was junior bridesmaid. Lori Jo Byrnes, niece of the bride was flower girl.
Randy Byrnes and Stephen Schaffer, nephews of the bride, were ring bearers.
In the role of the best man was Jack Bechtel; cousin of the groom and James Schaffer served as groomsman. The guests were seated by Dale and Donald Schaffer.
A graduate of Dunlap high school, Mrs. Bechtel was formerly employed in the Dunlap State Bank. The groom was graduated from Eureka high school and is engaged in farming.
The couple will reside near Eureka. (Princeville Telephone, Feb. 1957, submitted by Mike McMullen)
On Saturday, March 11, the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lugeanbeal, 445 Meadows avenue, East Peoria, was the scene of a very simple wedding of the latter’s sister, Miss Nelle May Manock, youngest daughter of LaVada C. Manock, Elmwood and Edwin O. Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Burns of Princeville The single ring ceremony took place at three o’clock in the afternoon with the Rev. Lee H. Smith, Pastor of the Princeville Presbyterian church officiating.
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mildred Manock. The best man was the groom’s brother, Lowell Burns of Champaign.
The three-tiered wedding cake was baked by the bride’s sister, Miss Katherine Manock.
The bride graduated from Elmwood high school with the class of 1935. After March 27 Mr. and Mrs. Burns will be at home four miles north of Elmwood, where Mr. Burns has been employed for the past two years. (Princeville Telephone, March 1939, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Princeville, Ill., Sept 13—In a quiet ceremony at the First Presbyterian church in Peoria Sunday Sept.10, Miss Gladys Thompson became the bride of Cyril Carr, the Rev. William A. Young, pastor of that church officiating. Attending the couple were there close friends William Muller of Washington and Miss Marie Rotenberry of Peoria. The bridal party went immediately following the ceremony to Hotel Pere Marquette for dinner and later Mr. and Mrs. Carr left for two weeks’ trip through northern states and into Canada.
The bridegroom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Carr of Princeville, a graduate of Princeville high school, class of ’30. The bride is a graduated Rushville High school and also a graduate nurse of the Peoria Methodist hospital, as is her bridesmaid.
Mr. and Mrs. Carr will be at home at 222 Bigleow St., Peoria, after October first. Mr. Carr is employed at the Peoria post office. (Princeville Telephone, 1939, submitted by Mike McMullen)
In a quiet ceremony performed by Rev. Lee H. Smith at Presbyterian manse Saturday evening at 7:30 o’clock, Miss Vivian J. Stowell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Stowell of Princeville became the bride of Allison Breedlove, son of Mrs. Tillie Breedlove of Peoria. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Clark of Peoria, brother-in-law and sister of the groom. (Princeville Telephone, Jan. 22, 1938, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Edith Nancy Moon, daughter of George H. Knowles became the bride of Francis F. Brockway son of Nellie Brockway of Princeville, Ill., on Dec. 24, AT 4 p.m., at Toulon, Ill.
Mr. Brockway is employed at Caterpillar Tractor Co. The young couple will be at home in Wyoming, Ill., after a short wedding trip. (Princeville Telephone, 1957, submitted by Mike McMullen)
The marriage of Mr. Frank J. Bliss, son of Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Bliss of Monica to Miss Sadie Adell Collins daughter of Franks Collins of Jefferson City, Okalahoma, occurred on Monday the 31st at Enid, Oklahoma. They will reside in Princeville.
Both young people are well known here. The bride grew to womanhood at Monica in the home of her grandparents, the later Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Deal. She is an amiable young lady and is held in universal esteem in the community in which she has spent most of her life. Mr. Bliss is an industrious young man of steady habit. He has been engaged for some time painting and paper hanging with J. G. Weaver. (Princeville Telephone, Aug. 3, 1911, submitted by Mike McMullen)
(Unknown newspaper, Oct. 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)
John F. Bliss, well known Princeville druggist and Mrs. Gaurah Gray of Princeville were united in marriage at 7:30 o’clock last Thursday evening, March 24, at the home of the bride, the Rev. A. A. Rodgers, pastor of the Princeville M. E. church, officiated at the ceremony, which was attended by a few close relatives and friends.
Following the ceremony, a wedding supper was served to the bridal party and guests at the bride’s home, where Mr. and Mrs. Bliss will reside.
(Unknown newspaper, March 1938, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Palmer Bliss of Peoria, son of John F. Bliss of Princeville and Miss Dorothy Miner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Miner of Peoria were united in marriage Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the Arcadia Presbyterian church in Peoria, the sing ring ceremony being read by Rev. E. L. Fernandes.
Miss Betty O’Hern of Peoria was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Barbara Miner, sister of the bride and Miss Phyllis Blair, both of Peoria and Miss Bernice Hunger of St. Louis, Mo., cousin of the bride.
The groom was attended by his brother Marvin Bliss of Princeville.
Flower girls were Marjie Bliss of Princeville and Mary Martha Bradley of Peoria.
Mrs. Bliss is a graduate of Peoria Central high school and Bradley college. Mr. Bliss is a graduate of Princeville Community high school and Bradley college.
Mr. and Mrs. Bliss will reside at 413 Fredonia avenue, Peoria, Mr. Bliss being employed by Keystone Steel & Wire Co. of that city.
Those attending the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bliss, Miss Eva Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Bliss and daughter Marjie, Mrs. Carrie Howeser, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Graves Jr., Earl Bliss, Miss Dorothy Maynard, Ben Stumpf, Miss Eleanor Sorenson and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kelly.
(Unknown newspaper, 1939, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Dorothy Maynard became the bride of Earl S. Bliss in a March 3rd, at the home of Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Craine, Rev. Craine performing the single ring ceremony. Attending the bridal couple were Miss Lorena Maynard, sister of the bride, Mr. Marvin Bliss, brother of the groom and Mrs. Alice Maynard.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Alice Maynard and has been residing in Princeville for the past three years where she attended Princeville High school. The groom is the son of Rev. John F. Bliss of Princeville and is a graduate of Princeville High school with the class of 1938.
Mr. and Mrs. Bliss will reside on their farm west of Princeville.
Out-of-town guests at the reception were: Mrs. Alice Maynard and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Maynard, Viola, Ill.; Miss Lorens Maynard, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Maynard and Mrs. Harry Glancey, Aledo; Mr. Don Glancey and Miss Mabel Leppanen, Rock Island; Mr. and Mrs. Robin Bliss and son Teddy and Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Bliss of Peoria.
(Unknown newspaper, Mar. 1940, submitted by Mike McMullen)
In the quiet of the early evening at 6:30 Saturday, February 16TH, the Rev. W. T. Smith performed a ceremony uniting Miss Mildred E. Bliss and Walter E. Belski of Saginaw, Michigan, in marriage in the chapel of the First Methodist church in Peoria.
The marriage was a culmination of a friendship begun at Camp Ellis near Lewis town, where the tow were employed, he as staff sergeant in clerical work in the office and she as a teacher during summer vacation. Since receiving his discharge from five and one-half years of army service, the bridegroom has been employed by a publishing house out of New York in the capacity of advertising manager and expects to soon be transferred, with work out of a Peoria branch of the same firm.
The bride, an unusually talented young woman and teacher of the primary room at the local grade school, will complete her fourth year of instruction here and she and Mr. Belski will be at home to their many friends at 1119 Knoxville avenue, Peoria.
(Unknown newspaper, Feb. 1949, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Jama Diane Windish, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Windish, Yates City became the bride of Lt. Jack Bickford, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Bickford, Elmwood, at 7 p.m. Dec.28, in Elwood Presbyterian church with the Rev. Richard N. Chase officiating.
Bridal attendants were Miss Lois Mathews, Chicago, maid of honor; the Misses Ruth Goss, Peoria; Sara Strong, Farmington; Nancy Venn, Galesburg, and Mrs. Milton Whiteman, Urbana, bridesmaids.
Lt. Edward Montgomery, Galesburg, was best man. Ushers were Raymond Hiel, Elmwood; Larry Windish, Yates City; Dave Reynolds, Steger, and Frank Montgomery, Galesburg.
The former Miss Windish was graduated from Monmouth college, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She taught first grade in Park Forest prior to her marriage. Lieutenant Bickford, a graduate of Knox college where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, is serving in the U. S. Army. The couple will reside in Columbus, Ga.
(Unknown newspaper, 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Lieut. Richard C. DeBord, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. DeBord of Princeville was married to Betty Ann Carey of Hartford, Conn., Friday 10, at Ft. Benning, Ga.
Mr. DeBord graduated from the officer’s training course at Fort Benning on Friday and received his lieutenant’s commission and in the afternoon of the same day the couple were married.
The ceremony was performed in the camp’s white chapel with the camp chaplain reading the ritual. The bride chose for her matron of honor her aunt, who had made the trip to Fort Benning with the family and the bride’s brother, John Carey, was best man.
Mrs. DeBord is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Carey of Hartford. She graduated from the Hartford high school and later from a secretarial training course and was employed with the Hartford Electrical company of Hartford.
The groom is a graduate of the Princeville high school and of the University of Utah at Salt Lake City.
(Unknown newspaper, April 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Martha Jane Hale, daughter of Mrs. Carrol Dwight Hale, former, Princeville resident, was married Friday, January 4, to William Blair, of Peoria.
Miss Hale lived in Princeville with her mother when she was a small child and is the daughter of the former Miss Bessie DeBord who is now a resident of Peoria, having moved there a number of years ago.
Miss Martha Jane Hale, the daughter of Mrs. Carrol Dwight, was married to William Hale, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Blair, at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon, Jan. 4. The ceremony was preformed by Dr. William T. Smith at the First Methodist church, Peoria.
An uncle of the bride, Bryon DeBord of Princeville, walked to the alter with her and gave her away.
Miss Sally Haskins was maid of honor. Mr. Blair was attended by James Foutch as his best man.
Mrs. Blair was a graduate of Peoria Central high school and attended Northwestern University where she belonged to Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She is now in her junior year but will continue her studied at Bradley College for the coming semester where she and Mr. Blair will be enrolled.
Mr. Blair is an alumnus of Peoria Central high school and was a member of the United States Air Corps from which he was discharged after two years service. He and Mrs. Blair will make their home with the bride’s mother for the time. Both will attend Northwestern next autumn.
(Unknown newspaper, Jan. 1946, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Ella Marie Hohenberry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hohenberry of Wyoming, to Gerald Belford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Belford of Monica. The ceremony was performed Sunday, April 12, at the Congregational church in Peoria by Rev. Stout. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Belford of Peoria.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Belford attended Princeville High School, the latter graduating with the class of 1941.
The young couple will reside is an apartment in the home of the bridegroom’s parents in Monica.
(Unknown newspaper, April 12, 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)
In an impressive candle light service read at 6:20 p.m. last Friday, March 6, at the Wee Kirk of the Heather church in Forest Lawn Memorial park, Glendale, Calif., Miss Eleanor Sorenson became the bride of Wm. Aby of Glendale. He Rev. H. R. Schaffer, Presbyterian minister in that city, performed the single ring ceremony.
The bride is the only daughter of Mrs. Mabel Sorenson of this city and O. F. Sorenson of Rock Island. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Aby of this city.
The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Weaver of Glendale.
Mrs. Aby was graduated from Princeville high school in 1938 and from Dickinson’s business college the following year. For the past three years she had been employed by the Household Finance company in Peoria.
Mr. Aby graduated from a local high school in 1936 and served six years in the U. S. Navy, from which he received his honorable discharge last February. He recently completed a course at the Curtis-Wright technical school at Glendale and now is employed at the Cal-Aero Academy in that city.
Mr. and Mrs. Aby will make their home at 220 South Jackson street, Sutton Arms Apt 104, Glendale.
(Unknown newspaper, March 6, 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Numbered among the young married couples of San Francisco are the newlyweds, S. Sgt. Wm. C. Andreasen and his wife, the former Vivian Stowell of Princeville.
The vows were exchanged at the Presidio chapel on the Presidio of San Francisco Tuesday evening ,Oct 3, with the Army chaplain officiating.
The bride entered on the arm of her cousin, Daniel Lowe, who gave her in marriage.
Miss Carmen Oferman was the bride’s only attendant. Warrant Officer Hofer, an associate of the groom, was S. Sergeant Andreasen’s attendant.
Mrs. Andreasen attended Illinois State Normal University and taught in the Peoria county schools several years. Two years ago, after moving to California, she worked for the Bank of America and later took a position as bookkeeper of accounts receivable with Western Asbestos company, an acoustical contracting company is San Francisco.
S. Sgt. Andreasen is now with the Western Defense Command. He is son of Alfred Andreasen Sr., of Helena, Mont. He is a graduate of Montana State College, where he majored in commercial subjects. Before entering the armed services he was connected with the agricultural research department of Spokane, Washington.
(Unknown newspaper, Oct. 1944, submitted by Mike McMullen)
The Laura Methodist church was the scene of a pretty spring wedding Sunday afternoon, March 22, when Miss Margery Emery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Emery became the bride of Frank Beall, son Mr. and Mrs. Howard Beall of Princeville. The Rev. Roy Flynn of Peoria read the double ring ceremony.
Miss Aletha Bell attended the bride as maid of honor. Miss Marilyn Emery, sister of the bride was junior bridesmaid.
The bridegroom was attended by his brother Dale and friends William Woodrow, Dick Foster and Duane Camp served as ushers.
During the afternoon, a reception was held in the church dinning room. The bride’s aunts, Mrs. Edith Ballentine of Toulon and Mrs. Spencer of Galesburg, served punch and wedding to the guests. They were assisted by Miss Marianne Moore, Mrs. James Black, Mrs. William Spear, Miss Vera Whittaker and Mrs. Catherine Wycoff.
Mrs. Beall, a graduate of Princeville high school, is a student nurse in the Methodist hospital in Peoria. Mr. Beal is also a graduate of Princeville high school and is an apprentice at the Caterpillar plant in Peoria.
(Unknown newspaper, March 1953, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Mrs. Ethel Burdick of Peoria and Floyd Bouton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bouton of Princeville, were united in marriage Monday, May 21.
The ceremony was performed at the Presbyterian manse in Ottawa, Ill., the Rev. C. W. McClelland, the pastor officiating.
This popular couple have a host of friends in this community, with whom the Telephone loins in whishing them much happiness and success.
Mr. Bouton ahs just announced the opening of the Bouton Memorial home here.
(Unknown newspaper, May 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Betty Mardell Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Miller of Princeville became the bride of Donald Eugene Carlson, S 2/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Algot Carlson of Monica, in a ceremony performed on Sept. 29 in the home of the bride’s parents at 8 p. m. The Rev. Lee Smith of the Princeville Presbyterian church, officiated.
Maid of honor for the bride was Miss Eleanor Smith. Best man for the bridegroom was Robert Hill of Monica.
The bride is a graduate of Princeville high school and has been employed at R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. The bridegroom was graduated from the same school and is now stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training station. The couple will make their home in Waukegan.
(Unknown newspaper, 1945, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Sunday afternoon, April 25, was the date Miss Joan Camp and Milo Bitner chose as their wedding day. The 2 o’clock double ring ceremony was performed in the Elmwood Methodist church. Rev. J. Frank Whitt, pastor of the church read the service.
Miss Camp is the daughter of Elmwood and James Camp of Monica and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bitner of Trivoli.
Miss Mariene Duffy of Brimfield was maid of honor. Patricia Bruns, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Burns served as flower girl. Miss Camp was given in marriage by her brother, Steven Camp
Ralph Bitner of Trivoli was best man for his brother. Ushers were Russell and Gene Bitner of Trivoli, Edward Duffy of Brimfield and Perry Camp of Elmwood.
The former Miss Camp is a graduate of Elmwood high school with the class of 1953.
Mr. Bitner attended Farmington schools and is engaged in farming.
For the present the young couple will reside with the bride’s mother.
(Unknown newspaper, April 25, 1954, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Laura Sentz, daughter of Charles E. Sentz of Princeville and Millard Basehoar Jr., son of Mrs. Millard Basehoar, Sr. of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, were united in marriage at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, June 16, at the bride’s home on South Walnut Street.
Preceding the ceremony, Miss Catherine Poppen of Wyoming, Ill., sang “Indian Love Call” and Mrs. Roy Moulden of Tuscola, a sorority sister of the bride, played Mendelssohn’s wedding march.
The Rev. Lee H. Smith, pastor of the Princeville Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony in the presence of about thirty relatives and friends.
Miss Elza Slane of Peoria was maid of honor. John Riley of Littlestown, Pennsylvania was the best man.
The bride is a graduate of Princeville high school, later attending Monmouth college and from there she transferred to the University of Illinois, from which institution she received her degree. She is a member of the Theta Upsilon sorority, since graduation she been keeping house for her father.
Mr. Basehoar attended McDonough Military Academy at Baltimore and the present time operates a dairy.
Out-of-town quests at the wedding were: Miss Catherine Brehms of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Mr. and Mrs. C C. Forney, Howard Felton and daughter Patricia and Mrs. Emma Stout, all of Peoria; and Mrs. William Poppen of Wyoming.
Upon their return from the West, Mr. and Mrs. Basehoar will go to Littlestown, Pennsylvania, where they will reside.
(unknown newspaper, June 16, 1937, submitted by Mike McMullen)
A pretty home wedding occurred at the residence of Mrs.
Samuel Moss in Brimfield, Wednesday evening, Feb. 19, 1896, it being the
her grand daughter, Miss Gertrude Louise Brown, to Mr. Irving F. Bragg. The ceremony was performed at 6:30 o'clock by Rev. J. W. Denning, pastor of
the M. E. church, in the presence of a number of near relatives and intimate friends of the families. After the ceremony and offering of
congratulations was over an elegant wedding supper was served.
The bride wore a pretty gown of light blue lansdown, trimmed in Persian ribbon.
The groom was attired in a neat suit of black.
A large number of useful and valuable wedding gifts were received.
Mr. and Mrs. Bragg leave for Lawn Ridge today to visit for a
short time with relatives there, after which they will return to Brimfield
will make their permanent home. The News extends congratulations.
(Brimfield News, Feb. 20, 1896, submitted by Barbara Miroslaw)
Chalmer LeRoy Catton, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Catton, and Miss Mabel Elizabeth Whittaker, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Whittaker, were quietly married at the Congregational parsonage in Brimfield, by Rev. G. W. Scott, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Tuesday, Jan. 32,
Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Catton left for Chicago
and other points on a short wedding trip, and will be at home to their
Feb. 10, in the G. W. Roach residence in Brimfield.
The News joins with many friends in extending congratulations.
Unknown Newspaper, January, 1963
Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Catton of Brimfield will celebrate
their golden wedding anniversary with an open house 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9
January 20, at their country home. The couple was married January 21, 1913. They have one daughter Mrs. Walter (Shirley) Lindsey of Sparland
and four sons, Vern of Elmwood, Chalmer Junior of Brimfield and Charles of Victoria. A son, Bernard, is deceased. The couple has ten
(Brimfield News, Jan. 23, 1913, submitted by Barbara Miroslaw)
Lt. Robert E. Cheesman And Janet Crady Wed
Announcement has been made of the marriage February 4 of Miss Janet E. Crady of Edelstein, and Lt. Robert E. Cheesman, son of Mrs. Lucille Cheesman Of Princeville.
The ceremony was performed in the Langley Field chapel, Newport News, Va. Mrs. Lorraine Boyer was matron of honor and Lieutenant Beeney of Newport News was best man.
The bride is a graduate of Princeville high school and had been employed at Caterpillar plant before departure for Virginia.
Lt. Cheesman also attended the Princeville high school and was employed at Caterpillar before entering the service.
Mrs. Cheesman will return to Edelstein to make her home while husband is overseas.
(unknown newspaper, Feb 4, 1944, submitted by Mike McMullen)
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On Saturday at high noon, Mr. Colwell, prominent business man of this city, was united in marriage to Lucille Cheesman of Princeville. The ceremony was performed in Peoria, Judge Henry J. Ingram, a lifelong friend of Mr. Colwell.
Serving as attendants for the bride and groom were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shearer.
Mr. Colwell is a lifelong resident of this community and fro several years he conducted insurance agencies in this city and Princeville.
Mrs. Colwell has resided in Princeville for many years.
(unknown newspaper, Sept. 1946, submitted by Mike McMullen)
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Lionel Cox Weds Peoria Woman
in Sunday Ceremony
In a quiet Sunday afternoon ceremony, March 21, Mrs. Harriet M. Mason of Peoria became the bride of Lionel Cox, prominent and popular businessman of Princeville.
The simple but impressive single ring ceremony was read by Rev. Oscar T. Jones, pastor of Mason Avenue Methodist church in the church sanctuary at two o’clock.
Mrs. Sumner Mason was her mother-in-law’s only attendant and Mr. Mason acted as best for Mr. Cox.
The couple left after the wedding to Hot Springs, Arkansas and other points of interests in the south.
Upon their return home the newly married couple will reside in Princeville where Mr. Cox has a home ready on Akron Avenue.
(unknown newspaper, March 21, 1948, submitted by Mike McMullen)
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Miss Jeanne Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Clark of Brimfield, became the bride of Cpl. Kenneth R. Challacombe of Edwards, January 4 at 9 a.m. in St Joseph’s church in Brimfield. Rev. Thomas Harrison officiated.
Preceding her sister to the alter was Miss Judith Anne Clark, maid of honor. Richard J. Schmitt was best man. Ushers were Thomas L. Lowery Jr., nephew of the bridegroom and Gerald W. Miller, cousin of the bride.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Challacombe are graduates of Brimfield high school. Cpl. Challacombe, now serving with the U.S Army, is stationed in Kaiserslautern Germany.
(unknown newspaper, Jan. 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)
(unknown newspaper, Jan 1947, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Lighted tapers in branched candelabra and large baskets of baby mums made a background for the impressive marriage service read Saturday, December 18, at the St. Paul’s Episcopal church in Peoria when Miss Charlotte Mary Betts, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Betts of Yarmouth, England, repeated her marriage vows with Vincent Cooling, son Mrs. Alice Cooling the late Arthur Cooling Of Princeville.
Miss Joyce Cooling, sister of the bride, was the bridesmaid. Mr. Cooling asked Rev, Arnold Dalzell, a friend of the Coolings, to serve as best man.
Mrs. Cooling a native of England recently landed in the United States. She was educated in England and was employed there before coming to the states. Mr. Cooling received his early education in the Princeville schools and graduated from the King Alfred Grammar school in Wantage, England. He served three and one half years in the U. S. Armed forces and was recently discharged.
The young couple are now at their new apartment on St. James street in Peoria.
(unknown newspaper, Dec 1948, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Dr. Will Branyck of Dunlap and Miss Karen Hall of Edelstein were quietly united in marriage in St Mary of the Woods Catholic church in Princeville Saturday morning.
Dr Brunyck is the son of Mrs. Emilia Branyck of Komoron, Czechoslovakia. Miss Hall attended Woodruff high and was a graduate of Dunlap high school.
Dr. Branyck, who came to the United States in November, 1950 from Hungry, was graduated from St Benedict Gymnasium in Hungry and from Peter Pazmany university in Budapest. He interned in St. Francis hospital in Peoria.
A reception following the ceremony was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Montgomery, a relative of Miss Hall. After the reception they left for Chicago for the weekend.
They will make their home in Dunlap where he is now located.
(unknown newspaper, March 2, 1957, submitted by Mike McMullen)
In an impressive double ring ceremony June 23 in the Monica Methodist church
Sally Ann Eddy of Laura and Perry Raymond Camp of Monica were united in
marriage by Pastor William Caulkins.
The lovely bride was attended by Miss Patty Lorance of Laura. The best man was Ronnie Bill Farifield of Monica. Ushers were William Hoag and Cliff Theobald
(unknown newspaper, Jun. 1956, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Betty Jean Koch became the bride of David Connelly in St. Mark’s Lutheran church in Washington, Saturday, September 9. Miss Koch is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Koch of Washington and Mr. Connelly is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Connelly.
Miss Mary Pauli, was chosen as her best friend’s maid of honor.
Charles Beaver of Peoria served as best man and the ushers were Lester and Merlyn Koch, brothers of the bride and Richard Pauli.
The new Mrs.
Connelly received her education in the Washington schools. She was graduated
in June from the Proctor school of Nursing and will continue her work there.
(unknown newspaper, September 1950, submitted by Mike McMullen)
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