On Tuesday afternoon, January 22, at two o-clock, Miss Elizabeth Decker, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. H. Decker, and Mr. John George Rentschler of Chestnut, Illinois, were married. The ceremony was performed by the father of the bride in the presence of many friends. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Frieda Decker, while Mr. Elmer Schassenacker served the groom as best man.

After the ceremony, the wedding party, gathered at the home of the bride's parents, where a reception was held and a wedding dinner served.

The bride is well known in the northeastern part of the county. The groom is well known in that locality, having been employed by W. P. Gross for the past several years. He is industrious, ambitious and will make a success of farming, which occupation he will engage in near Chestnut, Illinois, this coming year.

In the evening, there was a surprise in store for the newly married couple, when about 65 members of the church gathered at the home of their pastor and gave the bride a miscellaneous shower. The packages contained useful articles for the home.

After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Rentschler will be at home to their friends near Chestnut, Illinois.

(Bureau County Republican, Jan. 31, 1918, submitted by Janine Crandell) 




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