Anniversary Celebrated by Uncle Levi Robey and Wife, of McConnell
(From the Galena Gazette)

A social event of no little interest took place Tuesday at the home of Levi Robey, known far and near as "Uncle Levi," in Stephenson county, near McConnell. It was the sixtieth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. Robey and his estimable wife. For three score long years this worthy old couple have walked together down the path of life, sharing each other's joys and sorrows, and vast and wonderful changes have transpired since they clasped hands at the altar.
Mr. Robey is now in his 87th year and is hale and hearty, while his wife at 80 is equally strong and well preserved. He is one of the earliest settlers of this part of the northwest now living, having come to the pace where he now lives in 1834, and he is the oldest resident of Stephenson county. Galena used to be his trading point in early days and many a load of grain and pork he brought here. He and his brother, Wadleigh, who passed away several years ago, came to Stephenson county at the same time but the brother always claimed to be the older resident of the county by virtue of having been riding in the wagon when they crossed the county line while Levi was walking behind. Uncle Levi admitted the fact but always qualified it by stating that it happened so because Wad was too lazy to walk.
None but relatives from this and Stephenson counties were invited to the anniversary celebration, but the party was not by any means small on that account, as the relatives number nearly one hundred persons, among them being the Graves, Rogers and Rockey families of this county.

December 27, 1893, Galena (Illinois) Gazette.

Levi Robey and Almira Waite were married 26 December 1833 at the home of the bride's mother in Washington Township, Scioto County, Ohio.

Submitted by Toni Campbell


MARCH 6, 1929
CedarvilleIll.  March -- Saturday Morning at eight o'clock the marriage of Mrs. Hazel Jones and Louis Rabe, of McConnell took place at the Methodist church of Cedarville, Rev. H. J. Collins, a former pastor of the bride and groom, officiating at the service.  Mr. and Mrs. George Bechtold were at attendants, little Miss Bechtold leading the procession to the Chancel, where the marriage vows were repeated.  The bride has been a teacher in the rural schools and has made many friends.  She wore a ensemble of sweet heart blue crepe.  The groom is employed as a rural mail carrier, out of McConnell.  After a short trip to Chicago, the young couple will be at home to their friends at the groom's home in McConnell after April the third. 


Submitted by Robin Pardus


Unknown Paper April 25 (?), 1945  (Maybe Freeport Journal??)
Orangeville---- (Times Special Service)---Miss Pauline Geiter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn H. Geiter and Harold Wildemuth Sr., of Annawan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Wildemuth, were married Sunday at 3:30 in Evangelical Reformed church by Rev. R. J. Taylor, of Annawan.  Miss Betty Seller of Cambridge sang with Mrs. Ramona Hunt, the church pianist, playing the accompaniment and the wedding march.  The bride wore a gown of French marquisette trimmed with white lace.  Her finger tipped veil with seed pearls was held in place by a tiara.  She wore a gold locket, a gift of the groom, and carried a while bible on which lay a large white gardenia.  The bride was given in marriage by her father.  Mrs. Russell Thompson of Freeport, aunt of the bride, was matron of honor.  The bridesmaids were Miss Martha Richter and Miss Elizabeth Sherry, Cambridge, friends of the bride.  Judith Bobb, Milwaukee, cousin of the bride, was flower girl.  Ray Geiter brother of the bride was the best man.  Ushers were Harold Moon and Earl Jacquet, Cambridge, friends of the groom, and Jack Hartman of Freeport.  A wedding reception was held in the church dining room, Mrs. Henry Horstmeir, aunt of the bride poured, Mrs. Ray Geiter had charge of the dinning room, assisted by Misses Evelyn Tund, Cambridge and Lois, Lucille and Margaret Horstmeir.  The bride's mother wore navy blue sheer with white accessories and a corsage of roses and sweet peas.  The groom’s mother wore navy blue with a corsage of roses and sweet peas.  The bride graduated from Orangeville High School and later taking a course at Browns Business College, Freeport and has been employed by the Henry Stark Service Company in Cambridge for three years.  The groom graduated from Annawan High School and attended Iowa State College.  After a short wedding trip they will be at home on the groom's father's farm at Annawan.  Out of town guest were, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wildemuth Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wildemuth, Annawan, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Grossman and Earl and Ellen Grossman, Mrs. Romo Bobb and daughter Judith, Milwaukee.  (Please excuse anything misspelled, as announcement was hard to read)

Submitted by Robin Pardus


FEB. 13, 1908 PAGE 6 COL.1
William Lee Meisner and Miss Mary Graves were united in marriage today at high noon at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Meisner.   The young couple are well known in the vicinity in which they live and have the congratulations of a large number of friends.

Submitted by Robin Pardus






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