Marriages
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Neill-Buckles Scherer-Morrissey
Nelson-Duncan Schertz-Slane
Norbitts-Crowder Sellers-Stettler
Oertley-Waddell Schaad-Hough
Oppe-Duffy Schaad-Rogers
Oppelz-Rhoades Schaak-Kleinschmitt
Orr-Aten Scheeler-Calhoun
Osborne-Messersmith Schierer-Stubbs
Paddock-Neill Schindler-Miller
Palmer-O'Marra Schmidt-Wasson
Partridge-Stevens Seibold-Clift
Pasquay-Fellrath Shane-Belford
Peacock-Heinz Shane-Sammet
Peck-Slane Shears-Schaad
Peterka-Bachtole Short-Mitchell
Peterson-Eaton Shupp-Schaad
Phillips-Coons Siebengartner-Dippel
Pickerill-Harmon Siegfried-Berry
Piercy-Stubbs Sigleer-Smith
Poole-Challacombe Sigsby-Miller
Potter-Aten Sill-Brown
Potts-Miars Simpson-Camp
Powell-Masher Simpson-Willard
Prather-Dahl Slandroff-Dietz
Prosser-Henry Slane-Bartelt
Pruett-Ryan Smith-Calhoun
Pullen-Williams Smith-Gelling
Rawls-Scheeler Smith-McCallister
Ray-Forbes Smith-McKinney
Rettke-Brown Smith-Oertley
Rice-Partridge Snider-LaFallett
Rice-Sutter Sniff-Smith
Richoz-Delbridge Stamp-Freese
Richoz-Kuntz Stange-Rollert
Ricketts-Desmond Staples-Hitchcock
Ricketts-Pflederer Stenoish-Voegle
Risen-Vogel Sterling-Irwin
Roberts-Gilbert Stewart-Adams
Robinson-Kinsey Stoecker-Lauber
Root-Howard Stocker-Williams
Routh-Brasier Stoeker-Carter
Rowcliff-Hutson Stoller-Menold
Rowcliffe-Brown Stoller-Menold
Rudoff-Hayes Stoller-Wagonbach
Rumbold-Bergthold Streitmatter-Delbridge
Ryan-Bremicker Stickling-Granko
Ryan-Hammersbach Stuckey-Megan
Ryan-Long Sullivan-Keller
Sammett-Eaton Sullivan-Beall
Sanchez-Kingdon Swords-Hickman
Sargent-Spears Symonds-Connelly
Sauers-Mohr Symonds-Vetter


 


In Peoria, April 6, 1888, by the Rev. J. T. Mulgrew, Merritt B. Palmer, ages 25, to Miss Kitty O'Marra, aged 22 years, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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In Peoria, May 3, 1888, by the Rev. D. K. Nesbit, Rudolph L. Pasquay, aged 24, to Miss Mary Fellrath, aged 20, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, September 12, 1887, by Wm. Fielder, J. P., William Peterka, aged 30, of St. Louis, Mo., to Miss Francis Bachtole, aged 25, of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Bartonville, May 23, 1888, by the Rev. W. P. Ferguson, Jonathan Phillips, aged 24, of Farmington, to Miss Sarah Coons, aged 20, of Bartonville. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, September 20, 1887, by William Field, J. P., William H. Powell, aged 41, to Emma Masher, aged 45 years, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, May 20, 1888, by the Rev. N. S. Haynes, J. H. Ray, aged 32, to Miss Hattie Forbes, aged 30, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Married

Miss Jeannette Gilbert, daughter of Mr. Charles W, Gilbert of Knoxville, Tennessee, was married on Wednesday July 3rd, to Mr. Charles Ross Roberts, at Knoxville, Tennessee. The bride is a niece of Mrs. H, A, Stowell, of Oberlin, Kan., formerly of this place. Miss Gilbert formerly made her home her for a time with the late Dr. an Mrs. R. F. Henry and attended school here.

(Princeville Telephone, July 1912, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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At Peoria, May 9, 1888, by the Rev. D. K. Nesbit, Cory E. Robinson, aged 32, to Miss Nellie C. Kinsey, aged 26, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, September 1, 1887, by William Fielder, J. P., Michael Ryan, aged 31, to Miss Agnes Hammersbach, aged 19, both of Hanna City. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, May 28, 1888, by Wm. Fielder, J. P., John Sargent, aged 32, to Miss Ida Spears, aged 25, both of Rosefield. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, January 7, 1888, by Wm. Fielder, J. P., Conrad Sauers, aged 19, to Miss Hattie P. Mohr, aged 16, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, March 5, 1888, by William Fielder, J. P., Asa M. Sellers, aged 24, to Miss Rosa Stettler, aged 22 years, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, May 24, 1888, by the Rev. Father Von Schwedler, William Schaak, aged 34, to Miss Mary Kleinschmitt, aged 21, both of Peoria.  (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Marriage License

Walter Frank Seibold, 22, Fondulac, and Miss Amelia Clift, 20, Peoria. (Peoria Journal, Wednesday, Sep. 24, 1913, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, September 27, 1887, by William Fielder, J. P. Michael Siebengartner, aged 21, to Miss Lena Dippel, aged 22 years, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, April 26, 1888, by Barrett White, J. P., Conrad Slandroff, aged 33, to Mrs. Theresa Dietz, aged 30, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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SCHMIDT - WASSON

A FEW WEDDINGS

Once again the east countryside has been the scene of one of those "record breaking" social affairs. On Wednesday, Dec 28 at the old homestead of Mrs. Til Wasson, occurred the marriage of her youngest daughter, Sue, to Mr. Edward J. Schmidt of this place. Promptly at 6 o'clock p.m. the sweet strains of Fenuelle's harp orchestra of Peoria, rendering Lohengrin's wedding march was the signal to the high contracting parties that the all important moment in their lives had arrived. The orchestra was hidden beneath lace curtains, and as the music vibrated through the beautiful apartments the young couple stood before Rev. Johnson of Trivoli, who in a few words made it possible for them to always think and live as one. After the ceremony they sat down to a dainty and sumptuous spread. Sixty-five guests were present, including many family and friends from Peoria and Laura. The bride's dress was white French lawn, trimmed in real lace; the groom wore the conventional black. The lovely presents were many, beautiful and useful. The couple has a host of friends, who wish them God speed on their life journey. At present they will make their home with the bride's mother. Their future plans have not been made public.

(Elmwood Gazette, Dec. 29, 1904, submitted by J. Robert Schmidt)

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A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING

On Wednesday, December 28th, at the old homestead, five miles south of Elmwood, occurred the marriage of Miss Sue, the youngest daughter of Mrs. George Tilford Wasson, and Mr. Edward J. Schmidt, son of Mrs. Philip Schmidt, of Peoria.

The house and tables were tastily decorated in the typical emblem of the season, and at the appointed hour, 6 o'clock, the orchestra, hidden behind lace curtains, profusely decorated with holly, commenced to play the solemn though beautiful strains of Lohengrin's wedding march. A few minutes later the bridal pair led by the Rev. Johnson, of Trivoli, passed down the stairs into the parlor where amid relatives and friends the ever solemn words were spoken which made the one.

After congratulations they passed into the dining room, where a three course meal was served, dainty though sumptuous. While all were enjoying one of those waltzes, which is so well rendered by Fenuelle's harp orchestra of Peoria, we were surprised to know that a band had arrived outside and we were being serenaded. Their musical instruments were of various kinds and the harmony can be better appreciated if heard. After the encore they received a bow of recognition from the bride and compliments from the groom, and they then departed for their homes for a quiet smoke.

The bride was beautifully gowned in white, trimmed in real lace, carried Marshal Niel roses, and wore no ornaments except a diamond. The groom was dressed in the conventional suit of black; and has won for himself a bride worthy of his many excellent qualities. Mr. Schmidt is a farmer.

The most excellent music continued through the entire evening, and we can but wish that the happiness and cheer of this memorable evening may continue and be strewn along their path and "make life worth living".

The guests numbered sixty-six. The numerous presents were useful and beautiful. E. C. T.

(Elmwood Gazette, Jan. 5, 1905, submitted by J. Robert Schmidt)

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At Rosefield, April 16, 1888, by Isaac Fisher, J. P., Enoch Snider, aged 22, to Miss Rosa LaFallett, aged 20, both of Edwards. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, April 26, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, May 24, 1888, by the Rev. Carl Proehl, Edward Stange, aged 30, of West Hallock, to Miss Mary Rollert, aged 21, of Akron. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, May 29, 1888, by the Rev. F. W. Merrell, Adelford Staples, aged 20, of Akron, to Miss Lena Hitchcock, aged 19, of Princeville. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Marriage License

James Steele, 49, Peoria, and Miss Mary M. Cheyne, 38, Peoria.  (Peoria Journal, Thursday, Sep. 25, 1913, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, May 22, 1888, by Bernard Bailey, J. P., Andrew Swords, aged 24, to Miss Cora L. Hickman, aged 14, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, July 31, 1888, by Barrett White J.P., Joshua Sill, aged 22 to Mrs. Margaret Brown, aged 32, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 2, 1888, transcribed by Sandy MacDonald)

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At Peoria, July 22, 1888, by Barrett White J.P., William V. Osborne, aged 30, to Miss Minnie B. Messersmith, aged 20, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 2, 1888, transcribed by Sandy MacDonald)

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SCHEELER-CALHOUN

Miss Mildred Calhoun and Mr. Ed. Scheeler were untied in marriage at Peoria and gone to housekeeping on a farm northeast of Dunlap known as the Yates farm. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Calhoun of Monica. She was employed as a teacher in the Princeville schools before here marriage.

(Princeville Telephone, March 1920, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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MISS VERNA M. MILLER IS BRIDE OF DAVID N. SIGSBY

Miss Verna M. Miller of this place and David N. Sigsby of Flint, Michigan, were very quietly married Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. James Bliss. The ceremony took place at the Bliss home.

The bride is a sister of Mrs. F. E. Prouty of Peoria. Mr. and Mrs. Prouty and their daughter, Mrs. E. W. Sloan of this place were in attendance.

After spending a few days at the F. E. Prouty home in Peoria they will make their home on the groom’s farm near Flint, Michigan.

(Princeville Telephone, 1923, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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MISS LEOTA ADAMS BRIDE IN WEDDING

A delightful social event was the marriage of Miss Leota V. Adams and Mr. Frank S. Stewart at Hillcrest farm, the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Adams, parents of the bride on Saturday, February 28th.

Miss Jessie Adams, sister of the bride played two selections at the piano.

Dr. E. M. Snook, pastor of the Presbyterian church spoke the words that united the two young people. Then at the direction of the bride guests partook of a feast and served by four young men, Lowell, Leland and Dewey Sloan, cousins of the bride and Walter Weber.

The bride is one of Princeville’s most talented young ladies having graduated from Illinois State University and last year was instructor in Domestic Science at Blackburn College.

The groom is one of the leading young men of Warren county where his father is a progressive farmer.

They will take up their abode on a farm about four miles from Monmouth.

(Princeville Telephone, 1920, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Edwin Schaad, Nellie Mae Hough, Married

In a ceremony performed at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at the Presbyterian church here, Miss Nellie Mae Hough was married to Edwin Schaad. Rev. Lee H. Smith officiated.

The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Letcher Giffin and the groom is the son of Mrs. Ethel Schaad. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Giffin, brother and sister-in-law of the bride.

The bride has been employed at the courthouse in Peoria by County Judge Francis C. Vonachen as a juvenile probation officer for the past three years. She will continue to work.

The groom has been engaged in farming until recently, when he sold out to enlist in the air corps.

(Princeville Telephone, March 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Simpson-Willard

The home of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Willard of Chillicothe was the scene of a beautiful home wedding Monday evening of last week, when their daughter, Irene Emaline, became the bride of Roy Frederick Simpson of Chillicothe.

Miss Bernadine Willard, a sister of the bride was bridesmaid. Miss Kathleen Gourley was maid of honor. Clyde Simpson, a brother of the groom, was best man and Edwin Willard, a brother of the bride were the groom’s attendants.

The bride is well known in Princeville and graduated from that high school with the class of 1923. She studied vocal music at the Bradley Conservatory of Peoria and completed a master course under A. B. English of Chicago.

The groom attended Chillicothe high school and is employed by the Satan Fe Railroad.

Those attending the wedding from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Keach, Clyde and Clarence Simpson of Chillicothe; Mr. and Mrs. J. Oscar Clem of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Mrs. Kathleen Gourley and Miss Alberta Taylor of Princeville.

(Princeville Telephone, 1924, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Pickerill-Harmon

Miss Mary Virginia Harmon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Harmon of Princeville, became the bride of Robert Pickerill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pickerill of Bradford, at a nuptial mass at 5:30 o’clock Saturday morning at St, Mary of the Woods Catholic church, the Rev. J. A. Gordon, pastor, officiating. The couple was attended by Miss Margaret Friedman of Glendale, California, cousin of the bride and Elmer Weller of Wyoming, Ill.

The bride is a graduate of Princeville high school with the class of 1937 and until her resignation a short time ago, had been employed for some time as bookkeeper at the Callery Motor Sales. The groom is a graduate of Wyoming high school and attended Bradley college in Peoria, one year. Since that time he has been engaged in farming.

Mr. and Mrs. Pickerill will reside on a farm near Bradford.

(Princeville Telephone, Sept. 1938, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Stocker-Williams

Mrs. Howard Stocker is the former Elaine Williams, the attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Williams of Princeville, Ill. She was married to Howard Stocker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Stocker of Princeville, Ill., on February 24, at Clinton, Iowa. They will be at home to their friends in Peoria after March 1.

(Princeville Telephone, March 3, 1940, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Pruett-Ryan

Surprising their friends are the former Miss Dorothy M. Ryan, daughter of Mrs. Micha Ryan of Princeville, Ill. and Clarence E. Pruett of 436 North Second street, Chillicothe, Ill., for they are announcing their marriage of August 10. 1939.

The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Bell of the Baptist church, Fairfield, Ia.

Mrs. Pruett graduated from Champaign high school and from the University of Illinois, and has since taught in the Princeville community high school. Mr. Pruett attended Chillicothe. The couple will live in a new home in Chillicothe.

(Princeville Telephone, 1939, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Stoecker-Carter

Miss Bertha E. Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Carter of Brimfield and Louis Lee Stoecker, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Stoecker of Princeville received their Marriage vows Sunday June 3 at 3 p. m. in a ceremony at he the Union church of Brimfield.

The bride’s only attendant was her sister, Mary Lou Carter. Howard Stoecker, brother of the groom served as best man. The ushers were Fred McCoy and Dale Catton.

Mrs. Stoecker, a graduate of the Brimfield high school, had been employed as hostess at the American Beauty Café in Galesburg. Mr. Stoecker, a graduate of Princeville high school and has been employed at the Princeville Stone company.

(Princeville Telephone, June 1947, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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MISS IRWN IS BRIDE OF SPENCER STERLING

A very pleasant social event was the marriage of Miss Myrtle B. Irwin to Spencer H. Sterling of Ronan, Montana, which took place at the home of Mr. Wm. Simpson, 2610 Main St. Peoria last Thursday evening at 5:30 0’clock.

The happy couple were attended by Miss Sue D. Irwin, sister of the bride and Mr. S. D. Scholes, an old friend of the groom.

The bride is a well known and high esteemed Princeville young woman and spent the greater part of her life to the present here.

The groom is a native of Frederiction, New Brunswick, but now is engaged in the general mercantile business in Montana with his home in Ronan. He has interest in a chain of stores and is said by those who know him well that he is a fine fellow worthy to bear the “Sterling” brand.

(Princeville Telephone, June 1920, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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DORCAS GELLING IS BRIDE OF MILTON SMITH

Miss Dorcas J. Gelling, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gelling of Monica, became the bride of T-Sgt. Milton J. Smith, son of Mrs. M. B. Smith of Princeville, Sunday afternoon, September 2, at 2:30 o’clock at the bride’s home.

The bride is a graduate of Princeville high school, class 1941 and the Kewanee business college has been employed the last three years in the office of the Green River ordnance plant at Dixon. Her husband, also a Princeville high school graduate, class of 1939, attended the University of Illinois prior to enlisting in September 1942. A member of the fourth marine air wing, he served 51 months in the South Pacific and at the end of his 30-day furlough will report at Cherry Point, N.C.

(Princeville Telephone, Sept. 1946, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Marie Sammet Is Bride Of Cpl. Sherman Shane

Cpl. Sherman Shane of Speer and Miss Marie Sammet of Princeville were married May 27, at 9 a. m. at Temple Texas.

Cpl. Shane has been in service since a year ago last February. Miss Sammet had been employed at Hershel’s for over a year. She will continue to work and stay with her sister at 300 North Madison in Peoria.

(Princeville Telephone, 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Elizabeth Eaton Married to John Sammett Here

Miss Elizabeth Eaton, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eaton of Wyoming and John Sammett, son of Mrs. Carl Sammet of Princeville, were married Sunday at the Princeville Presbyterian church, Rev. L. H. Smith, the pastor, performed the single ring ceremony.

Bridesmaid was Miss Marie Sammet of Princeville, sister of the groom. Sherman Shane of Stark, a close friend of the groom acted as best man.

The bride received her education in the Princeville schools and since finishing school has made her home in Wyoming. Mr. Sammet attended high school in Princeville and is now employed at the Caterpillar factory.

The newlyweds will make their home at 118 East Armstrong avenue in Peoria.

(Princeville Telephone, 1941, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Weddings

During 1928 Dan Cupid worked with a will, joining a number of local people together in marriage:

Ryan-Bremicker

Rev. A. Bennett Ryan, pastor of the local Presbyterian church was the first local man of this community to become a benedict the past year, when he untied in marriage to Miss Ora Bremicker of Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday, January 11.

Norbitts-Crowder

January 14—Henry J. Norbitts of Peoria and Miss Dorothy Crowder of Princeville were married at Peoria.

Smith-Calhoun

March 31—Robert W. Smith of Dunlap and Miss Verna Calhoun of Princeville were married at M. E. parsonage at Princeville.

Peterson-Eaton

April 28—Dean Peterson of Wyoming and Miss Hazel Eaton of Princeville were married at Wyoming.

Schaad-Rogers

May 26—Fred M. Schaad of Princeville and Miss Gladys Rogers of Corvell, Illinois, were married at Springfield.

Short-Mitchell

September 29—Joseph Short of Tuscola, Illinois and Miss Nettie Mitchell of Princeville were married at Peoria

(Princeville Telephone, Jan. 1929, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Smith-McKinney

Miss Ruth Irene McKinney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude McKinney of Canton, became the bride of Lester J. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith east of Princeville, at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, May 9, in St Mary’s church in Canton. The double ring ceremony was read by Rev. George A. Schramm.

Mrs. Anna Jean Darling, the groom’s sister was the bride’s attendant. Newman McKinney, brother of the bride, was the groom’s best man.

She is a graduate of Canton high school with the class of 1948 and now is a senior in St. Francis school of Nursing, where she will graduate May 19. Mr. Smith, a graduate of Princeville high school with the class of 1948 is serving in the U. S. Navy.

(Princeville Telephone, May 1951, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Edgar Slane Claims Iowa Young Lady as Bride in Christmas Ceremony

Edgar Slane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Slane and popular manager of the local Kroger-Larkin store and Miss Eleanor Bartelt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartelt of Oeiwein, Iowa, where united in marriage Christmas Day at 5:00 p. m. at the rectory of Scared Heart Catholic church in Oeiwein, the Rev. Fr. O’Hagen officiating. They were attended by Gerald Bartelt, brother of the bride and Miss Evelyn Graves both of Oeiwein.

The bride, a young lady of pleasing personality, received her education in the schools at Oeiwein and for the past several years had successfully conducted dancing classes in various communities, both in Illinois and Iowa. She expects to continue her dancing classes in Princeville, which she started in the fall.

The groom is a graduate of Princeville high school, class of 1931. For the past year or so he has been manager of the store now known as Kroger-Larkin store. Mr. Slane has been active in community affairs of all kinds and is at present president of the Princeville’s Men’s association and president of the Princeville Public Library board.

Mr. and Mrs. Slane returned to Princeville Monday evening and have taken up their residence in an apartment at the Fern Parents home.

(Princeville Telephone, Dec. 1937, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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CUPID TAKES MEMBER OF TELEPHONE STAFF

Dan Cupid’s darts found their mark when Miss Elizabeth Ann Miars, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Miars and Harry M. Potts, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Potts were united in marriage Sunday morning.

Miss Thelma Fredell, close friend of the bride, was bridesmaid and Paul Keely, of Chillicothe, brother-in-law of the groom, was best man.

Mrs. Potts is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miars and she is a graduate of Princeville high school. For the past several months she has been employed on the Princeville Telephone, acting as office girl and reporter. She will continue her work on the paper for a short time.

Mr. Potts is a graduate of Princeville high school and of Peoria Barber College and owns a barbershop in Chillicothe, where the young couple are making their home.

(Princeville Telephone, 1940, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Rowcliffe-Brown

At high noon, on Christmas day at the Presbyterian, was solemnized the marriage of Miss LuLu Brown and Ferris Rowcliffe.

After the ceremony, a reception was given to the immediate friends and relatives at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Edwards.

The bride is a most estimable young lady and is loved by all who know her. The groom has grown to manhood in this vicinity and is highly esteemed for his integrity and personal worth.

(Princeville Telephone, 1906, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Peacock-Heinz

The marriage of David Peacock to Miss Gertrude Heinz, both of this place occurred on New Year’s day at the Catholic Rectory, Rev. Father O’Neill officiating. The bride is the third daughter of Mrs. Maggie Heinz who resides north of Princeville and the groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. James Peacock, east of town. They have both grown up in this vicinity and are held in high esteem by all who know them. They will reside at Kewanee, where the groom has employment in the tube works of that place

(Princeville Telephone, 1907, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Potter-Aten

The marriage of Miss Eileen Aten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Aten of 813 E. Gift of Peoria, well known former Princeville resident and James Potter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Potter of Edelstein, who took their vows Sunday, January 20, at 3 p. m., at the home of the bride’s parents. Rev Lee H. Smith, pastor of the Edelstein Congregational church officiated.

They will be at home to their friends at the new home in Edelstein the groom has recently built.

(Princeville Telephone, 1940, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Sunday Wedding Unites Popular Local Couple

In a ceremony performed Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. at the Methodist church Miss Florence Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Smith, was married to Glenn Sniff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn D. Sniff, Sr.

Rev. Harold E. Hall, cousin of the bride and pastor of Deer Creek church read the double ring ceremony, with Rev. Charles Smith pastor of the local Methodist church assisting.

Mrs. John Addis, was matron of honor for her sister. The attendant were Miss Corrine Miller and Mrs. Kenneth Riley. Caryl Jean and Evelyn Lee Smith, young sisters of the bride were honorary bridesmaids. Kenneth Riley served his brother-in-law as best man. Ushers were Willis Kingdon and John Addis.

Mr. and Mrs. Sniff both attended Princeville Community high school, graduating in ’46. Mrs. Sniff has been employed at the W. A. Smith Hardware store in Princeville. Mr. Sniff will be engaged in farming after March 1. For the present the couple will be at home to their friends on Santa Fe Street, where they have an apartment ready at the home Lucille Goffier.

(Unknown newspaper, Oct. 1947, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Miss Teresa Long and Joseph Ryan United in Marriage Here Saturday.

Miss Teresa Long, daughter of Mrs. Catherine Long of Princeville and Joseph Ryan, son of Mrs. Thomas Ryan of Peoria, chose to be married quietly at sunrise on Saturday, May 12, at 5 o’clock at St. Mary of the Woods church in Princeville. Rev. Fr, J. A. Gordon reading the nuptial mass. Attending the couple were bride’s sister Miss Marguerite Long and Thomas Megan both of Princeville.

Miss Beatrice McCarty played the Wedding march and Orin? Long of St. Bede’s college, nephew of the bride served at the mass.

The bride is a graduate of the Academy of Our Lady at Peoria and attended Bradley college. She has been a successful teacher for several years and just recently completed her school year.

Mr. Ryan is a graduate of St. Mary’s of Kansas City Mo. and also attended the University of Illinois. For the past several years he has been farming the Ryan farm near Stark, Ill, where the couple will reside.

(Princeville Telephone, May 12, 1934, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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David K. Smith Weds East Peoria Girl

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil McCallister of Washington Road have announced the marriage of their youngest daughter, Marleen, to David K. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Smith of Dunlap.

The double ring ceremony was performed at 5:00 p. m. Saturday at the Presbyterian manse in Princeville by Rev. Lee H. Smith.

Shirley Oyer, a close friend of the bride attended her. Jim Robiska attended the groom. A dinner was held Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith for the immediate families.

The bride is a graduate of the East Peoria high school and is now employed a Church’s creamery in Peoria. The groom attended Dunlap high school and is engaged in farmer where the newlyweds will make their home for the present.

(Princeville Telephone, Apr. 1945, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Oppe-Duffy

Miss Donna Lee Duffy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Duffy of Brimfield and Thomas Oppe, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Oppe of Kickapoo repeated their marriage vows at 9 a.m. Saturday August 7, in St. Joseph church in Brimfield, Rev. Thomas Harrison performed the double ring ceremony.

Miss Loeta Oppe, sister of the bridegroom was the bride’s only attendant. Edward Duffy, brother of the bride served Mr. Oppe as best man. Serving as ushers were Charles Matthews and Eldon Oppe.

Mrs. Marjorie Smith was in charge of the guest book and Mrs. Madeline Thorton was in charge of the wedding breakfast held in the bride’s parents home. Those assisting were Miss Ann Duffy, Mrs. Jessie Rice, Mrs. Maurine Camp and Mrs. Joan Bitner.

The new Mrs. Oppe is a graduate of Brimfield high school and is now employed at the First National Bank in Peoria. He attended Kickapoo and Brimfield schools and is now engaged in farming with his father.

(unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Miss Doris Schaad Weds Wyoming Man In Lovely Service

Miss Doris Schaad with her father Merle Schaad met the bridegroom Franklin Shupp at the alter. There Rev. Ralph Noyce of Richmond, cousin of the groom, read the double ring service.

Her friend, Adeline Rogers of Wyoming was the bridesmaid. Little Linda Shears, niece of the bride, carried a beribboned basket of rose pedals.

Allen Shupp of Hannah, Wyo., father of the groom served as his son’s best man. Fred Schaad, uncle of the bride and Ralph Noyce Jr., cousin of the groom were ushers.

After a wedding trip through the eastern states the newly married couple will make their home in Flagler Colo.

The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Schaad, was graduated from the Princeville Community high school and the University of Illinois and for the past few years has been teaching at Libertyville.

The groom, the son of Allen Shupp and the late Mrs. Allen Shupp of Hannah, Wyo., was graduated from the University of Colorado and is now on the teaching staff in Flagler, Colo.

(Unknown newspaper, June 1953, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Announce Marriage Of Daughter July 23

Mr. and Mrs. Emil Lauber announce the marriage of their daughter, Verna to John Stoecker of Chillicothe Saturday, July 23.

The young couple exchanged vows in a ceremony performed in Peoria.

The new Mrs. Stoecker was a member of the graduating class of ’46 and is employed at the Princess Peggy In., in Chillicothe. Mr. Stoecker is employed by the S. M. H. Construction Co. They will reside in Chillicothe where they have a new home ready.

(unknown newspaper, July 23, 1949, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Rice-Sutter

 

MR. AND MRS. FLETCHER C. RICE are making their home her following their wedding on Aug. 18 at the Christian church in Cocksville, Ill. The bride, well known to Peorians, is the former Wava Marie Sutter, a graduate of Bradley university and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Sutter of Lexington, Ill. Mr. Rice, employed at Caterpillar Tractor co., is the son of Mrs. Golda C. Rice of Kansas City, Mo., and Truitt Price of Edesltein.

(unknown newspaper, Aug. 18, 1946, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Hawkins-Ward Vows Are Read Feb. 13 At Homer Manse

In a simple but lovely wedding, Russell Ward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ward of Princeville and Miss Anna M. Hawkins of Cloverport, Ky., were united in marriage February 13 at 4 p.m. at the Presbyterian manse in Homer. Rev. Lee Smith, formerly of Princeville, performed the single ring ceremony.

After spending two weeks in Indiana and Kentucky, the Ward are now at home to their friends in Mrs. Jennie Russell residence.

The bride was formerly employed by the Cloverport Tile company in Kentucky. The groom attended Princeville High school and was a sergeant in the Army. He spent 42 months overseas in Tahu, T. H. He is now the new day marshal in Princeville.

(unknown newspaper, Feb. 13, 1947, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Margaret Belford Weds Ralph Shane

Miss Margaret Belford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Belford, became the bride of Ralph Shane of the Coast Guard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Shane of Speer, Sunday May 29. The ceremony was performed at 2:30 p. m., in the Princeville Presbyterian church, with Rev. Lee H. Smith officiating.

The bride is a graduate of the Princeville high school and the Kewanee business college, has been employed in Washington, D. C. The groom graduated from the Wyoming high school and has been with the Coast Guard for the past three years.

(unknown newspaper, May 1945, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Margery Miller and Robert Schindler Wed

In a simple but impressive ceremony Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3 p. m., Miss Margery Miller, attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Miller of Laura and Robert Schindler of Princeville, were united in marriage at the Presbyterian Manse here. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Lee H. Smith.

The only attendants were Joyce Delbridge and Don Schindler, brother of the bridegroom.

Both the bride and bridegroom are graduates of the Princeville high school, class of 1043. The bride, also a graduate of Dickinson’s business college, has been employed for the past 17 months in the office of L. E. German Implement company. The bridegroom is employed as a trucker.

After a short wedding trip the couple will be residing at the home of her parents.

(unknown newspaper, Sept. 1945, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Stuckey-Megan

On Thanksgiving morning Miss Irene Megan of Peoria, daughter of Mrs. Mary Megan of Princeville, became the bride of William N. Stuckey of Pekin. The ceremony took place at a nuptial mass in St. Bernard’s church at Watertown, Wisconsin, with Rev. Fr. Raymond Norris, nephew of John O’Conner of this place, officiating. The young couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ballet of Watertown, Wisconsin.

Mr. and Mrs. Stuckey will be at home to their many friends in Pekin, where Mr. Stuckey is engaged in business.

The bride is well known here, having attended the rural schools west of town, later being graduated from the Academy of Out Lady in Peoria. For the past several years she has been employed as stenographer and bookkeeper at the People’s Loan and Homestead association in Peoria. The groom is a prosperous young business man of Pekin.

(unknown newspaper, May 1945, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Jo Ann Kingdon Announces Marriage

A wedding, which came as a surprise to many friends and some relatives was that of Miss Jo Ann Kingdon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Kingdon, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mendenhall and great granddaughter of George Bush, to Joseph Sanchez yeoman petty officer of Washington D.C.

The wedding took place at the St. Aloysius church in Washington, Dec. 18, 1942. Attendants were close friends of the couple who are associated with them in their work in the Navy department.

News of the marriage was revealed March 30, at the home of the bride’s parents. Mrs. Sanchez took a three-day leave to be at home at that time. The announcement was made by her sister Lois Mae to close relatives and friends, who went to bid Jo Ann good-bye before she left for her work in Washington.

Mrs. Sanchez has a civil service appointment and is in the bureau of the executive office of the secretary of the Navy department.

Mr. Sanchez received his education in Albuquerque, N. M., and attended the University of New Mexico for two years before accepting a position in the Department of the Interior. He had been in this work two years when he enlisted in the Navy as yeoman.

Mr. and Mrs. Sanchez are living at 1401 Columbia Road, N. W., Apt. 401, in Washington.

(unknown newspaper, 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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MARRIED IN FLORIDA

Friends have received word of the marriage of Mrs. Mary E. Keller, formerly of Princeville, to Thos. P. Sullivan of Flushing, Long Island, which took place at St. Petersburg, Fla. They are now at home at 1219 Ninth street, N., St. Petersburg, until June 1.

(unknown newspaper, April 7, 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Florence Delbridge Wed To Cecil Richoz

Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Delbridge have announced the marriage of their daughter, Florence, to Cecil Richoz, son of Mr. Mary Richoz. The ceremony was performed by Sunday at 4 p. m., at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. A. H. Nothdurft. Hey were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Theobald.

The bride graduated from Princeville High School with the class of1933 and for the past several months has been employed at Muirson’s label factory in Peoria.

The groom engaged in farming on a farm southwest of Princeville.

(unknown newspaper, June 10, 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Coral Delbridge and Milo Streitmatter Wed

Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Coral Delbridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Delbridge, to Milo Streitmatter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Streitmatter. The ceremony was performed at Memphis Mo., on Feb 4.

The young couple were unattended. Mrs. Streitmatter is a graduate of the Princeville high school in the class of 1938 and for the past years has been employed in Peoria. The groom is employed by E. R. Keller in Toulon.

Marvin Streitmatter, brother of Milo, was married to Miss Mary Turnball of Toulon in Missouri last Saturday.

(unknown newspaper, Feb 4, 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE OF FRANCIS NEILL

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Neill, of Princeville, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Miss Frances Lee Neill, to Raymond W. Paddock, of Peoria.

The young couple was married Sunday, June 16, 1940 in St. Charles, Missouri by Rev. Charles Emerling. The couple was unattended.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Paddock are graduates of Princeville high school, Mr. Paddock graduating in 1938 and Mrs. Paddock in 1939.

Mrs. Paddock is employed in the Division of Highways at Springfield and her husband is employed at the Service Bakery in Peoria.

(unknown newspaper, June 16,1940, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Peck-Slane

The marriage of Miss Elza M. Slane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Slane of Princeville, and Walter S. Peck, B. M. O., U. S. N. R., son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Peck of Edelstein, has just been made known to their many relatives and friends. The announcement was made here at a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Sentz.

The wedding took place June 11, at Joliet, a few days before the groom was inducted into the United States Naval Reserves.

(unknown newspaper, June 11, 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Snowden A. Neil Weds Indiana Girl Feb. 1st

The marriage vows of Snowden Neill and Dorothy Jean Buckles were solemnized on Friday evening, February 1st, in Kankakee, Ill. Miss Buckles is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Maurice Buckles of Muncie, Ind., and Mr. Neill is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Neill, formerly of Princeville but now of Kankakee.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Harry Evans, pastor of the Kankakee Trinity Methodist church, before a bower of roses and gladioli in the parlors of Dr. and Mrs. Grover VanDyne. Dr. VanDyne is president of Olivet college. The faculty and students extended best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the young couple who under a shower of rice, journeyed across the city to the home of the bride’s parents, where a dinner was served in their honor.

Her matron of honor, sister of the bridegroom, was Mrs. Raymond Paddock. Lawrence Dennis close friend of Mr. Neill served as best man.

Immediately following the wedding dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Neill departed on a short honeymoon trip to Princeville and Peoria. They returned Monday to take up their studies at Olivet college, where each is enrolled in the freshman class.

They will be at home to their friends in their apartment in Kankakee March 1st.

(unknown newspaper, Feb 1, 1946, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Sixty years of Wedded Life.

There was a pleasant little gathering at the little village of Smithville, on January 20, at the residence of Hiram Partridge , who is 60 years of ago. Hiram Partridge and miss Emily Stevens were united in marriage in Kayuga county, New York. in the spring of 1836 they decided to leave their native state and came to the then far western Illinois. Peoria, when they landed here was called Fort Clark. They came all the way by water, by way of the Ohio river. They were just one month and had a great many hardships on the way. It rained sixteen days of their journey. Mr. Partridge is the oldest of sixteen children, of whom one half-brother and himself are still living. Mr. Seba Harker, of 310 Lincoln avenue, Peoria, is the only brother left. They had had thirteen children born to them, of whom only three survive (the three oldest). There were sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren present. The day was spent in rehearsing early-day life in Illinois, and in a pleasant social way with neighbor and friend.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Linda T.)

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Wedding at Smithville
W. A. Rice and Miss M. J. Partridge United in Marriage

At noon Wednesday, March 22, 1899, at the home of the bride's father in Smithville, W. A. Rice and Miss M. J. Partridge were united in marriage by Rev. Mr. Weigle, pastor of the United Brethren church of Copperas Creek. After the ceremony the guests were seated at the table spread with the bounties of this life, of which all partake heartily. Only the near relatives were present. Miss Leona, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and John Rice, brother of the groom, was best man. The bride and bridesmaid were dressed in cream henrietta, trimmed in pearl, white satin and lace. In spite of the snow storm all came and enjoyed themselves until the closing hours of the day, when they returned home, feeling fully paid for their trip through the snow. Quite a number of very nice and useful presents were given. Mr. and Mrs. Rice will go to housekeeping at once near Brunswick, where Mr. Rice had a home all prepared for his bride. They have many friends who wish them a long and very happy life.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Linda T.)

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Princeville Girl Weds Peoria Man In Saturday Rites

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur P. Slane was the scene of a very pretty wedding Saturday afternoon, July 30, at 4 o’clock, when their daughter, Susan became the bride of Mr. Martin G. Schertz of Peoria, son of Samuel G. and the late Ida Kemmell Schertz of Roanoke. Rev. Arnold Dazeil, pastor of the Princeville Presbyterian church, officiated at the double ring ceremony in the presence of immediate relatives and family.

Mrs. Merle Schaad played a number of bridal selections. Mrs. Robert Bradley Jr., poured punch, while the bride’s sisters, Elza, Josephine and Mary Vera , served ice cream and cake.

The bride is a graduate of the Princeville Community high school and Dickerson Business college of Peoria. She is now employed by the Woodland Owner’s Cooperative of Peoria. The groom is a graduate of Purdue university and is now engaged in constriction work Mr. and Mrs. Schertz will make their home in Peoria.

(unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Mike McMullen) 

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Church Wedding for Helen Waddell

Miss Helen Waddell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Waddell of Manito, and Donald Oertley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Oertley of Princeville, were married Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Spring Lake Reformed church in Manito. The single ring ceremony was performed by Joseph W. Hobbs, who was assisted by the pastor, the Rev. Lewis A. Messick.

Miss Iris Carmack of Peoria, classmate of the bride was maid of Honor. Acting as best man was Franklin H. Kocarek of Cicero. Ushers were Darrell Golden and William Waddell, the bride’s brother.

Miss Waddell was graduated from Manito Community high school in 1940 and then studied at the school of nursing at Proctor hospital in Peoria. She finished her work there last May. Mr. Oertley is employed at the Caterpillar Tractor Co.

The couple is spending a week’s honeymoon in Chicago, and upon their return will be a home on North street.

(unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Mike McMullen)

 

 

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Miss Duncan, L. R. Nelson Are Wed

In a ceremony read Saturday morning in the chapel of the First Methodist church of Peoria, Miss Opal Duncan of Arcadia Ave. was married to L. R. Nelson of Parkside drive.
The Rev. R. H. Bodine was officiant.

Following a 10 day wedding trip through the Smokey Mountains, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson will make their home at 333 Parkside drive.

(unknown newspaper, June 7, 1952, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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 Miss Marjorie Aten Marries Navy Man

Miss Marjorie Aten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Aten of Springfield and East Peoria, became the bride of George H. Orr, signal man first class, U. S. N., last Thursday.

The double ring ceremony was performed at 1 o’clock by the Rev. Orville Nelson of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. James Potter, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. William Vna Etten acted as best man for Mr. Orr.

The former Miss Aten graduated from Woodruff High School and for the past year has been employed in personnel at Caterpillar.

The Groom was graduated from Virginia High School and had been in the Navy for the past three years.

(unknown newspaper, Sept 9, 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)

 

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Ruth Henry Married In Military Service

On Sunday morning July 4th, in the chapel of the Stevens hotel in Chicago, was solemnized the marriage of Miss Ruth Frances Henry, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert R. Henry of Princeville, to Master Sergeant O. Reid Prosser, nephew of Mrs. Sarah P. Sheffield of West Chester, Penn.

The simple but impressive service was read by Major E.A. Rein, Chaplin, at 9:30 a. m., in the presence of immediate relative and a few close friends.

The bridesmaid was Miss Doris Hunt, close school and business friend. The groom’s best man was Staff Sgt. L. V. Cunningham.

The former Miss Henry graduated from the Princeville high school in 1936, had business training at Brown Business and Dickinson’s secretarial schools, was connected with her loyal school as office secretary for five years and at present is distribution manager fro Wilding Picture Productions, Inc., of Chicago.

The groom is a graduate of the West Chester, Penn., high school, the Church Farm School of Glen Loch, Penn., and for the past five years has been in the Army, receiving his promotion to the rank of master sergeant June 29.

After a brief honeymoon spent in and near St, Louis, the young couple will be a home to their friends, for the present, at 4851 N. Damen, ave., Apt 103, Chicago.

(unknown newspaper, July 4, 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Helen Hutson, Ferris Rowcliff Wed In Peoria

In a quiet ceremony at the home of Rev. W. V. McAdoo in Peoria Saturday evening, Mrs. Helen Hutson was married to Ferris Rowcliff, the Rev. McAdoo performing the single ring ceremony. They were attended by the bride’s son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Todd of Chillicothe.

Mrs. Rowcliff is a graduate of Dallas City high school and taught in Hancock county for four years. She came here from Edelstein and had been in charge of the nursery school for the past four years.

Mr. Rowcliff is a graduate of the Princeville community high school and has lived his entire life on a farm near Princeville. He has always been prominent in community activities.

They will be at home to their friends after September 1 on the Rowcliff farm, three-fourths of a mile northwest of Princeville.

(unknown newspaper, Aug. 16, 1941, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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First Wedding in Restored Church To Be Held Thursday

First couple to be married in historic Zion Episcopal church at Brimfield after its restoration and recent centennial celebration will be Miss Doris Beall and James Sullivan, whose wedding is set for 2 p. m. Thursday. The Rt. Rev. William L. Essex, bishop of Quincy diocese, will officiate.

Miss Beall is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Beall of Brimfield township. The bridegroom has returned from four and one-half years in the armed forces, three years of which were spent at Saipan.

(unknown newspaper, Nov 1945, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Levi Ricketts Marries Margaret Pflederer

In a simple but impressive ceremony, performed by the Rev. Vissering, Levi Ricketts, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ricketts and Margaret Pflederer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Pflederer, were married at the home of the bride’s parents Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

They were attended by Miss Lucille Pflederer and Roy Ricketts, sisters and brother of the bride and groom.

The bride is a graduate of Morton high school and for the past six years has been employed in Peoria.

The groom is a graduate of Princeville high school and is employed at the brass foundry in Peoria.

They will reside in an apartment at 401 Ravine street in Peoria.

(Princeville Telephone, Dec 1941, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Roy Ricketts Reveals Marriage In Florida

Miss Rose Desmond of Bayonne, N. j., and Master Sgt. Roy S. Ricketts were married July 30 by Chaplain J. Baer, in the army chapel as Camp Blanding, Fla.

Roy has since been transferred to Camp Joseph Robinson in Arkansas and he and Mrs. Ricketts reside at 2518 Ark. Ave., N. Little Rock, Ark.

(Princeville Telephone, Aug 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Local Couple Is Wed September 27

Miss Mary Lou Kuntz and Charles Richoz Jr. exchanged their wedding vows in the home of the bride’s parents Sunday, September 17 at 2:30 in the afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. James Kuntz were the couple’s attendants.

The bride, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kuntz, was a popular member of the class of ’53 of Princeville Community high school and the groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richoz Sr., was a member of the same class.

The couple will reside in Bloomington where Mr. Richoz is associated with the Montgomery Ward store.

(Princeville Telephone, Sept. 1953, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Miss Williams Bride of Dr. Roscoe Pullen

A beautiful twilight wedding was solemnized in the Prytania street Presbyterian church, In New Orleans, La., on Saturday, Dec 12, at 4 p. m., when Gwendolen, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Williams of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada was united in marriage to Dr. Roscoe Pullen of New Orleans, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Easley F. Pullen of Peoria.

The bride is a graduate in Arts from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Pullen graduated from Elmwood high school, Knox College and received his M.D. from Northwestern medical school. At present he is on the staff of Charity hospital in New Orleans.

The couple is residing at 740 Royal street, New Orleans, La.

(unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Wedding In Colo. For Miss Vogel

An early morning mid-summer wedding was that which took place in the Frtizzimen’s General hospital post chapel on Denver, Colo. Miss Virginia May Vogel, younger daughter of Mrs. Lee Adel Vogel of North University St., became the bride of Pfc. Harold D. Risen of Denver Colo., son of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Risen of Abington, Ill.

Miss Eleanor Cook of Oxford, Neb., was the only attendant for Miss Vogel. Pvt. Harry Chern of Los Angeles, Calif., was best man.

The bride until recently made her home in Peoria before going to Denver was graduated from Princeville High school and was employed at the Varsity theatre and Western Union Telegraph Co. here. She is now an employee of Western Union in Denver.

The bridegroom was graduated from Chillicothe High school and was an employee of the Caterpillar Tractor Co. before entering service.

The couple will reside in Denver.

(Peoria Journal Star, Aug. 6, 1944, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Marian Challacombe Is Married In Seattle

Miss Marian L. Challacombe, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Challacombe of Princeville, was married to Corp. Harold W. Poole, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Poole of Princeville, on Saturday, September 6 at 8 p. m. in Seattle Wash.

The bride was attended by Mrs. Arthur C Gladsjo. The best man was Corp. Arthur C. Gladsjo of Ft. Devons, Mass.

Mrs. Poole graduated from the Princeville high school with the class of 1940 and had been employed at Kraft’s bakery. The groom graduated from P.C.H.S. in 1937 and been in the service 16 months. The will reside in Seattle, where he is stationed.

(Princeville Telephone, Sept. 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Charlotte Brown Weds Sgt. Rettke In Pretty Ceremony

Miss Charlotte Ann Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Brown and Sgt. Edward Allan Rettke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Rettke of Mt. Hawley Meadows, were united in marriage Sunday, May 17.

The maid of honor was her sister, Miss Wilma Brown. Miss Joyce Henry and Miss Betty Baker served as bridesmaids.

The flower was Joy Challacombe, a cousin of the bride. Michael Erickson, cousin of the groom, was ringbearer.

Sgt. Rettke was attended by Tom Altofer. Walter Challacombe and Bill Comigys were ushers.

The bride is a graduate of Dunlap high school, is employed as bookkeeper at Eastern Beef and Provision. Sgt. Rettke, also a graduate of Dunlap high school, has just returned from 11 months active duty in Korea. He will report to Cal LaJune in North Carolina June 10, where he will be stationed until he is discharged.

(Unknown newspaper, May 1953, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Couple Is Wed In Apostolic Church Sunday Afternoon

Miss Bernice Wagonbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wagonbach, became the bride of Vernon Stoller, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Stoller and the later Joseph Stoller of Speer.

Attending the couple as they exchanged their marriage vows were Mrs. Betty Wagonbach, sister-in-law of the bride and Joseph Stoller, brother of the groom.

She is a graduate of Princeville Community high school with the class of 1947 and employed at the Caterpillar Tractor Co. He was graduated from the same school with the class of 1947 and recently returned from the Far East Command after being stationed with the Army in Korea for several months. He is now engaged in framing near Speer, where the couple will make their home.

(Princeville Telephone, Mar. 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Local Couple Is Wed In Apostolic Church Sunday

The Apostolic Christian church was the scene of a very impressive service Sunday afternoon when Miss Emily Menold, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Menold, became the bride of Joseph Stoller, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Stoller of Speer.

Mary Menold was her sister’s attendant. The groom asked his brother Nathan Stoller to serve as best man.

The new Mrs. Stoller is a graduate of Princeville Community high school with the class of 48. Mr. Stoller received his education in the Princeville schools also and for the past three years has been engaged in farming.

(Princeville Telephone, March 1951, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Impressive Rites Are Performed Sunday

In the presence of close friends and relatives, Miss Martha Menold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stoller of south of Princeville became the bride of Nathan Stoller, son of Mrs. Joe Stoller of Speer, Sunday afternoon in the Apostolic Christian church.

Miss Emily Menold, sister of the bride was maid of honor. Standing with the groom was his brother Vernon Stoller.

The couple will reside on a farm near Sparland. Mr. Stoller has been engaged in farming since his return from the service.

(Princeville Telephone, June 1949, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Monica Couple Exchange Vows

Nuptial vows were repeated on Sunday, June 29, at the Methodist church in Princeville, by Miss Virginia Stubbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Stubbs of Monica and Claude Piercy, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Piercy, also of Monica.

Miss June Stubbs was the single attendant for her sister. Serving his brother as best man was Franklin Piercy and ushers were Donald Carmody and Raymond Crooke.

The former Miss Stubbs is a graduate of Princeville high school. Mr. Piercy is employed by W. A. Joos.

(Princeville Telephone, June 1952, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Couple is Wed In St. Mary Of The Woods Church Here Saturday, November 3

Baskets of fall flowers and greenery adorned the alter of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic church Saturday morning, November 3, for the wedding of Miss June Stubbs and Alfred J. Schierer.

Standing at the altar with the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Schierer of Washburn was his brother, Herman Schierer, Wilber Schierer and Dick Stubbs were ushers.

Mrs. Virginia Piercy was her sister’s maid of honor and Miss Mary Doubet was the bridesmaid.

Mrs. Schierer is a graduate of Princeville high school and her husband attended high school in Washburn. He recently completed two years with the U. S. Army.

(Princeville Telephone, Nov 1956, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Stickling-Granko

Miss Sandra Granko and Theodore Stickling were wed Jan. 5, at the Monica Methodist church. The Rev. Caulkins officiated.

Miss Granko is the daughter of Mrs. Jessie Rehm of Monica. Mr. Stickling is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Stickling of Edelstein.

Mrs. Angie Simpson and Miss Jeanette Hart attended their sister.

Daniel Stickling was best man for his brother. Ushers were Don Meservey, Don Dallinger and Julius Lauber.

Mrs. Stickling is a graduate of Princeville Community High school and employed by the Monica Phosphate Co. Mr. Stickling who attended Dunlap schools, in engaged in farming. They will live on a farm east of Princeville.

(Princeville Telephone, Jan 1957, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Alta Girl Weds Bartonville Man

Miss Eloise E. Hayes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hayes of Alta and Jerry Rudoff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rudoff of Peoria, were united in marriage Saturday afternoon December 20, at five o’clock at St. Mary of the Woods rectory with Rev. J. A. Gordon reading the vows.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gardner, twin sister and brother-in-law of the bride were the only attendants.

The new Mrs. Rudoff is an alumnus of Dunlap high school and of the Northwestern Beauty school and is now employed in the Jo-Helen Beauty Salon.

The groom received his education in the Peoria schools and is employed at the Hoerr Grocery company. The Rudoffs are now at home to their friends in Bartonville.

Miss Goldie Hayes of Princeville is an aunt of Mrs. Rudoff.

(Princeville Telephone, Dec 1947, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Rawls-Scheeler

Barbara Joyce Scheeler, daughter of Mrs. Edward Scheeler of Dunlap, became the David Wayne Rawls, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rawls of R. R. 2 Peoria, on Nov. 28, at the Dunlap Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Glen Giffin of Edelstein was her sister’s matron of honor. Phyllis Mille of Dunlap and Peggy Connelly of Chillicothe were bridesmaids. Best Man was Steven Rawls of Peoria. The ushers were Robert Giffin of Edelstein and Phillip Seckman and Ronald Capron of Peoria.

Mrs. Rawls attended Dunlap high school and is employed by Central National Bank and Trust co. Her husband is also a Dunlap high school graduate and is presently attending Bradley university. He is employed by Byerly Bros. Music co. The couple will reside on 1506 N. Monroe St.

(Princeville Telephone, Nov 1957, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Orville E. Smith Claims Miss Leila Oertley as Bride Monday Afternoon

In a simple, yet impressive ceremony performed at the home of the bride’s parents, one mile north of town, on Monday afternoon, May 30, at 3 o’clock in the presence of the immediate families. Miss Leila Oertley, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oertley, became the bride of Orville E. Smith, son of Mrs. Emma J. Smith of Jubilee. Rev. J. C. Craine, pastor of the Princeville Methodist church officiated. The couple was unattended.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith will be at home to their friends on a farm in Jubilee township after June 10th.

Both the bride and groom are well and favorably known in this vicinity where they have spent their entire lives. The bride is a graduate of Princeville high school, being a member of the class of 1927. The groom is a prosperous young famer of the Jubilee vicinity.

(Princeville Telephone, May 1928, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Helen Schaad Married To Galesburg Teacher

Miss Helen Schaad, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Schaad of this city and Irving Shears of Divernon, Ill., were united in marriage Saturday in a single ring ceremony, performed in St. Louis. They were unattended.

The attractive and talented bride is a graduate of the Princeville high school and attended Illinois State Normal University. For the past year she has taught music at Belltower, Ill.

The groom attended Illinois Wesleyan and graduated from Illinois State University. He is now teaching in the Churchill junior high school in Galesburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Shears will reside in Galesburg after June 1.

(Princeville Telephone, 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Monica Couple Are Married Saturday

Miss Velma Camp, youngest daughter of Hugh Camp of Monica, was married to George Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benn Simpson, Sr., also of Monica, last Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist parsonage in Princeville. Rev. Charles Smith read the ceremony in the presence of a few close friends and members of the immediate families.

The groom is employed at the Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Peoria.

The couple will make their home temporarily with the groom’s parents in Monica.

(Princeville Telephone, July 1948, submitted by Mike McMullen)


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Sunday Rites Unite Monica Girl And Chillicothe Man

The Monica Methodist church was the scene of an impressive wedding Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. before a large group of relatives and friends when Miss Joan Berry became the bride of Jay Siegfried.
Joan chose as he bridesmaid Miss Norma Talbert of Monica. Jay chose as his best man Wally Gray of Chillicothe.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Berry of Monica and is a graduate of Princeville high school. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Siegfried of Chillicothe and is employed by the Santa Fe.

They will reside in Chillicothe.

(Princeville Telephone, Sept 1949, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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HERBERT RUMBOLD WEDS

Corp. Herbert Rumbold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rumbold of Edelstein and brother of Mrs. Paul Gehrig of Princeville, has announced his recent marriage to Miss Johann Bergthold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bergthold of Toulon. Herbert is on the coast artillery, stationed at Manchester, Conn. The bride graduated from Toulon high school and took up nursing, graduating from the Kewanee public hospital last October. At present she is in Chicago, but she will go in a few days to make her home in Manchester. Herbert attended school at Edelstein and until he entered the service in March 1941, was engaged in farming with his father.

(Princeville Telephone, Jan 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Double Ring Rites Are Performed in Historic Church

Miss Dessie Rhoades, the daughter of Mrs. Eda Rhoades and Anton Oppelz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Oppelz of Edelstein, were married June 27 at 3:330 p. m. in the Methodist church at Sheldon’s Grove.

The bridesmaids were Mrs. Howard Gillet and Miss Melba Pratt.

Frederick Van Tassel served as best man for Mr. Oppelz and Donald Oppelz acted as groomsman for his brother.

Mrs. Oppelz graduated from the Methodist hospital of nursing in Peoria June 14.

Mr. Oppelz is associated with Koch Transfer company in Chillicothe.

(unknown newspaper, June 1948, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Breakfast After Morning Wedding

A bride of Saturday, Sept. 4 was Miss Charlotte Morrissey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Morrissey of Wisconsin avenue, who stood before the alter of St. Bernard’s church to pledge vows with P. James Scherer, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip J. Scherer of Central avenue.

Preceding the bride to the alter was her matron of honor, Mrs. J. Paul Morrissey and Mrs. John F. Morrissey and Miss Laurel Ann Morrissey were bridesmaids.

The former Miss Morrissey if a graduate of Woodruff high school and is employed at Equitable Life Assurance society.

(Peoria Journal Star, Sept 1948, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Effie Connelly Becomes Bride Of Rob’t Symonds

The wedding of Miss Effie Connelly, daughter of Orval and Robert Orval Symonds, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Symonds of Dunlap, took place at the home of the Bride’s parents Wednesday afternoon of last week.

The bride is a graduate of the Dunlap high school and is now employed at the Roszell company in Peoria.

The groom is employed at Kuhn’s hardware store in Dunlap. They will make their home with Mrs. Symond’s father for the present.

(unknown newspaper, Dec 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Couple Are Married In Dunlap Sunday

A Sunday afternoon ceremony was read by Rev. Arnold Dalzell in the Presbyterian church in Dunlap December 4, uniting Miss Jean Vetter, and Merle Symonds, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Symonds Sr., of Dunlap.

The bride’s only attendant was Miss Betty Symonds, sister of the groom.

Don Vetter, brother of the bride was asked by the groom to be his best man. David Connelly and Howard Smith were asked to serve as ushers.

The new Mrs. Symonds and her husband are both graduates of Dunlap high school. Mr. Symonds is employed by International Harvester company in Peoria and Mrs. Symonds is with the Meyer’s Furnace company in the same city. The newly married couple will reside in Dunlap.

(unknown newspaper, Dec 1948, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Presbyterian Minister Weds At Arcadia

Mrs. Luella May Fresse was Married to Rev. Thomas A. Stamp, at noon on Tuesday December 22 at the Arcadia Presbyterian. The Rev. E. L. Fernandes officiated. Mrs. Stamp is a former Peorian who has been living in Eureka, Ill. The Rev. Stamp was a pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church for more than a year and now occupies the pulpit of the Hopedale Presbyterian. The couple will make their home in Eureka.

(Peoria Journal Star, Dec. 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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