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Chronological Review of the Marriages, Births, Deaths

 and Other Happenings Year 1928

From the El Paso Journal, January 3, 1929

Births transcribed by Amy Robbins-Tjaden

January  
2 To Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hayes, El Paso, a girl
4 To Mr. and Mrs. George Toler, Minonk, a girl
11  To Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shelton, El Paso, a girl
12 To Mr. and Mrs. William Meginnes, Greene township, a girl
19 To Mr. and Mrs. John Redenius, Benson, a girl
20 To Mr. and Mrs. Carl Porth, Secor, a boy
21 To Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Jeck, Eureka, a girl
22 To Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Tarman, El Paso, a girl
28 To Mr. and Mrs. Louise Rientz, El Paso, a boy
February  
1 To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sparks, El Paso, a boy
  To Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wessell, Secor, a boy
4 To Mr. and Mrs. Lester Krug, Panola, a girl
6 To Mr. and Mrs. Claude North, El Paso, a girl
8 To Mr. and Mrs. Elza Russell, Kappa, a girl
17 To Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lawyer, El Paso, a boy
19 To Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Neal, El Paso, a girl 
  To Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kingdon, El Paso, a boy
24 To Mr. and Mrs. John Gaines, El Paso, a boy 
  To Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Hunzinger, Roanoke, a girl
26 To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Farrell, Kappa, a girl
28 To Mr. and Mrs. Ira Patterson, El Paso, a girl
  To Mr. and Mrs. Louis Donze, Greene township, a boy
29 To Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Johnson, Durham, NC, a boy
March  
1 To Mr. and Mrs. Grover Jenkins, Decatur, a boy
7 To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Enright Jr., El Paso, a boy
8 To Mr. and Mrs. George Clannin, Roanoke, a boy
15 To Mr. and Mrs. John Barclay, El Paso, a girl
18 To Mr. and Mrs. Albert Aeschliman, Roanoke, a girl
19 To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Radcliff, Roanoke, a boy
20 To Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thommen, Roanoke, a girl
23 To Mr. and Mrs. Carl Vissering, Kulpahar, India, a girl
25 To Mr. and Mrs. Mat Paluska, Roanoke, a girl
28 To Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fever, El Paso, a boy
29 To Mr. and Mrs. Victor Haase, Benson, a boy

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April  
7 To Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Miller, Secor, a girl
  To Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Strand, Selby, S. D., a boy
14 To Mr. and Mrs. Francis Tool, Peoria, a girl
19 To Mr. and Mrs. William E. Mason, El Paso, a girl
20 To Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Backer, Benson, twin boys
21 To Mr. and Mrs. Flinner, Wyoming, a girl
23 To Dr. and Mrs. L. R. Pierce, Clinton, Okla., a girl
25 To Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Stotler, El Paso, a girl
27 To Mr. and Mrs. Louis Volz, El Paso, a boy
30 To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bacon, El Paso, a boy
May  
2 To Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Merrick, El Paso, a girl
13 To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stahl, Harvard, Neb., a boy
14 To Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gossmeyer, El Paso, a girl
18 To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fry, Eureka, a boy
20 To Mr. and Mrs. Jason King, Eureka, a girl
22 To Mr. and Mrs. John Hartman, Greene township, a boy
25 To Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Blunier, Roanoke, twin girls
26 To Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Cryer, El Paso, a girl
27 To Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Brazeau, Appleton, Wis., a boy
29 29. To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Diggle, Gridley, a boy
June  
3 To Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Crump, Secor, a boy
6 To Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fitzgerald, Chicago, a girl
9 To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tully, El Paso, a boy
10 To Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ewing, Eureka, a girl
20 To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Benedict, Gridley, a boy
24 To Mr. and Mrs. Walter Berg, El Paso, a girl
27 To Mr. and Mrs. Everett Kent, Gridley, a girl
28 To Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wilkey, El Paso, a girl

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July  
1 To Mr. and Mrs. Christie Schertz, Eureka, a girl
  To Mr and Mrs Fred Haney, Gridley, a boy
2 To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rinkenberger, Gridley, a girl
3 To Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Campbell, El Paso, a girl
9 To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Leconte, Roanoke, a girl
11 To Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baker, Panola township, a boy
17 To Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harris, El Paso, a boy
19 To Mr. and Mrs. Owen Schertz, El Paso, a boy
21 To Dr. and Mrs. A.R. Kregor, Benson, a girl
22 To Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pinkham, El Paso, a girl
24 To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dixon, Secor, a girl
30 To Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Taylor, Shiloh, a girl
August  
2 To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blunier, Roanoke, a boy
3 To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Roth, Panola township, a girl
5 To Mr. and Mrs. Ed Barclay, El Paso, a girl
12 To Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Ward, El Paso, a girl
16 To Mr. and Mrs. Earl Burroughs, El Paso, a boy
  To Mr. and Mrs. Percy Byrd, Secor, a boy
18 To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schoon, Eureka, a boy
22 To Mr. and Mrs. George Dean, Flanagan, a girl
23 To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boner, El Paso, a boy
24  To Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nohren, Kappa, a boy
29
To Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Riley, Roanoke, a boy
September  
10 To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Malcom, El Paso, a girl
12 To Mr. and Mrs. George Doty, El Paso, a girl
14 To Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Onnen, Linn township, a boy
16 To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham, El Paso, a boy
22 To Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Major, Panola, a girl
23 To Rev and Mrs. Harvey D. Gabel, East Peoria, a boy
  To Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hewitt, El Paso, a girl
30 To Mr. and Mrs. John Schweitzer, El Paso, a girl
  To Mr. and Mrs. August Falkenburg, Roanoke, a boy

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October  
2 To Mr. and Mrs. George Nauman, El Paso, a girl
7 To Mr. and Mrs. Ed Moser, Roanoke, a boy
9 To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Aeschliman, Roanoke, a boy
12 To Mr. and Mrs. John Rinkenburger, Gridley, twin girls
13 To Mr. and Mrs. Curtis McCauley, Roanoke, a girl
15 To Mr. and Mrs. Neal Patton, El Paso, a girl
  To Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Armstrong, El Paso, a girl
17 To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mosher, Sheldon, a boy
19 To Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ekiss, Roanoke, a boy
22 To Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hayes, El Paso, twin boys
27 To Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Boner, Kansas City, Mo., a son
November  
1 To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Klaus, Eureka, a boy
  To Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gramm, Gridley, a boy
3 To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ioerger, Shiloh, a girl
  To Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ambrose, Hudson, a girl
4 To Mr. and Mrs. Dale Robinson, Chicago, a girl
  To Mr. and Mrs. Roy Schertz, Shiloh, a boy
5 To Mr. and Mrs. Walter Evans, Boone, Ia., a girl
6 To Mr. and Mrs. Oberlander, Roanoke, a boy
7 To Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Rinkenberger, Gridley, a son
9 To Mr. and Mrs. Antoine Nuziard, Chicago, a boy
  To Mr. and Mrs. Russell Noel, Gridley, a girl
  To Mr. and Mrs. Russell Nash, Gridley, a girl
  To Mr. and Mrs. Allen Nauman, Eureka, a boy
17 To Mr. and Mrs. Louis Capron, El Paso, a boy
19 To Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Mangold, Roanoke, a boy
23 To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johansen, Oak Park, a girl
  To Mr. and Mrs. John Keller Jr., Eureka, a girl
  To Mr. and Mrs. Carl Phillis, Gridley, a boy
24 To Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Janovetz, El Paso, a boy
  To Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Herbst, Roanoke, a boy
26 To Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Armstrong, El Paso, a boy
  To Mr. and Mrs. Roy Frey, Gridley, a girl
29 To Mr. and Mrs. Richard Colburn, Secor, a girl
December  
1 To Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Brown, Kappa, a boy
4 To Mr. and Mrs. Mark Davis, Secor, a boy
5 To Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Killian, El Paso, a boy
  To Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Brown, El Paso, a boy
6 To Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bailey, El Paso, a boy
9 To Mr. and Mrs. J. Ira Powell, Secor, a boy
10 To Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Berry, Ottawa, a boy
12 To Dr. and Mrs. E. H. Wallace, Roanoke, a boy
17
  To Mr. and Mrs. Ted Jenkins, Rockford, a girl
20 To Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Herbst, Roanoke, a girl
24
To Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hinnen, Eureka, a boy

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Ye Old Year's Record

Chronological Review of the Marriages, Births, Deaths

 and Other Happenings of 1939

From the El Paso Journal

Marriages transcribed by Amy Robbins-Tjaden

Date

1939

Bride   Groom  
January        
1 Mary Ellen Kingdon   Eugene Mool El Paso
5 Rosalie Subka   Lawrence Paul Bloomington
15  Martha Schrock Rantoul Peter Householter Eureka
16 Mary E. Burch Chicago C.B. Reeser Eureka
19 Laura A. Schertz   William J. Schertz Eureka
20 Viola Ladine Gundy Normal Earl D. Schertz Gridley
21 Marie Young Chicago Patrick O'Brien Seneca
22 Ann Oertzel East Peoria Harold Heinrich Peoria
  Hulda Funk   Elmer Meiss Gridley
February        
1 Virginia King Eureka Archie Unzicker Roanoke
4 Katherine Stimpert   William Bowman El Paso
7 Janet North  El Paso William Hagar Mt Healthy, Ohio
8 Agnes E. Albrecht Tiskilwa Lloyd S. Studer Roanoke
14 Margaret Schlink Hudson Albert Bigger El Paso
  Alice Marie Mehlberg Flanagan Roger O. Johnson El Paso
15 Helen Meyer Gridley Ed Folkerts Minonk
19 Bertha Grusy Eureka David Wingeler Alto, Mich.
  Elnora Bauman Benson Harry W. Lindeburg Kenesaw, Neb.
  Marie Seggerman Flanagan George Meyer Gridley
20 Eileen Punke   Everett Stephens Gridley
23 Ruby Smilie Benson David Robenstein Secor
26 Viola Wingstern El Paso Robert Wertz  Carlock
  Velma Reichel   Lester Carson Peoria
28 Eleanor Gerdes Gridley Henry J. Kutzner Flanagan
March        
18 Mrs. Viola Switzer   Melton Sturm Secor
19 Ruth Ann Armstrong Greene Carl Crout El Paso

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Date

1939

Bride   Groom  
April        
11 Mildred Punke   Dale Kendall El Paso
16  Emma Moser   Albert Hodel Roanoke
19 Gertrude Maulbach Henry Prosper Vogel Benson
May        
6 Dorothy Ann Blue   Wilmer Funk Roanoke
7 Emily Eft   Edgar Moore Bloomington
13 Francis Menno Chicago Robert R. Herbst Roanoke
  Edna Dornblaster Chicago Eugene Hodgson Lexington, Ky.
23 Mary Helen Fruin Gridley Claude Quinn Bloomington
24 Ruth Klein   Wighton Haas El Paso
25 Camilla Kyser El Paso Roy Brown Quincy
June        
3 Mary Ellen McCord   Robert Lewis Taylor Detroit, Mich.
  Verna Stoutz    Louis Thompson Bloomington
   Lorraine Proctor Rutland John J. O'Brien Minonk
  Norma Kalkwarf   William Turner Minonk
10 Mary Elizabeth Morse   Gerald C. North Madison, Wis. 
  June Myers Danville Edwin Otto Gridley
  Mrs. Merna DeWilde   Guy M. Blue Roanoke
15 Mildred Ruth North El Paso Edgar R. Jones Hamilton, Ontario
  Marie Anderson Peoria George Magenheimer East Peoria
17 Cecil Hansen Flanagan Christian Paluska Roanoke
  Elsie Pickrel Galesburg Bud <illegible> Elmwood
18 Irene Hodel Gridley Clyde Mohr El Paso
24 Dorothy Ann Kelly El Paso Kenneth G. Clothier Bloomington
  Anita Pierson Chicago James A. O'Neil Pasadena, Cal.
  Marjorie Diener Secor Joseph Beoletto Roanoke
25  Luella May Danzer El Paso Roger Brunson Lexington
27 Adelia Stuckey   Paul A. Schweibert Wauseon, Ohio
28 Edith Kimpling LaRose Harrison Tallyn Minonk

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Date

1939

Bride   Groom  
July        
5  Lois Wilkins Weston Melvin Rutherford Chenoa
  Louise Faulk El Paso N. W. Williams Osceola, Mich.
9 Mabel Warnkes Benson Alfred Kettwich Minonk
  Leola Watts Forrest Frank Bevan Chicago
23 Hildred Henry Chicago Loren Ludwig Secor
28 Flora L. Hoerr   Richard Wells Norton Chicago
30 Louise Schubert   Frederick Koehl Peoria
August        
5 Dorris Louise Lee Normal Dr. William N. Gilman Wenona
12 Carol Mundhenke Dubuque, Ia. Lynn Gibbs Rantoul
16 Beulah Geiken Benson William J. Bennett Lacon
19 Agnes Gilroy   Will Quinn Chicago
  Myrtle Tong   Willard Kiedig Chicago
  Ruth Barker Danville Harold Stretch Bellflower
  Dorothy Harmon Normal William Stack El Paso
24 Dorothy Sheplar Morton Robert Knoll Roanoke
26 Lavina Squires Minonk Arthur Campbell Bloomington
27 Mary Ellen Zimmer Emden John VanHuss Bloomington
September        
2 Martha Virginia Hoobler   Ervin F. Umland Gridley
  Donna Erickson Western Springs Wilford Graham El Paso
3 Florence Mary Coupe   Leonard Canull El Paso
16 Hazel Folkers   Lester Henkel Flanagan
19  Louise Kirby Gridley Lloyd Wadsworth El Paso
24 Lola Miller   Harold Wittmer Peoria
27 Rose Mesch Flanagan Frederick Hodel Gridley
30 Marie Wagner   Merle Claymon Secor

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Date

1939

Bride   Groom  
October        
1 Bernadine Partner   Charles Hoffman Carlock
14 Esthel Genzer Gridley Paul Gingerich Secor
15 Viola Meiss   Cletus McKinley Gridley
26 Norma Oltman Benson Leroy Newman Peoria
  Pauline Harper   Rev. M. B. VanLeer Lebanon
November        
5 Dimple I. Lewis Saybrook Charles R. Hughes Gridley
9 Mrs. Edna Sutton   John Sadler El Paso
11  Lorene Stuckey   Richard Hartman El Paso
12 Moltrieda Armstrong Roanoke Willard D. Stock Metamora
17 Gladys M. Steckman El Paso; Wilmer H. LeConte Roanoke
18 Gladys Hexamer Secor Ernie Hechinger Chicago
  Emma Mock   Paul A. Pfleeger Mishawaka, Ind.
20 Esther Kingdon Gridley Henry Tjaden Roanoke
23  Sara Sommer   William Behrens Aurora
  Alberta Josephine Eldridge Peoria Robert Robinson Eureka
  Clara Louise Bradbury   John L. Kirkton Perry
26 Althea Staser   William Thomas Hudson
December        
1 Ethel M. Yordy Roanoke Robert Troyer Eureka
10 Jessie Pifer Eureka Cecil Osborn Chenoa
16 Edna Kuerth   John Hoobler Gridley
25 Sadie Nutt El Paso Gerald Corbin Mattoon

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1942

Woodford County Marriages

1942

From undated, unidentified newspaper clippings

Marriages transcribed by Amy Robbins-Tjaden

Date

1942

Bride

 

Groom

 

January

       

1

Fern Liming

El Paso

Joseph E. Butts

El Paso

3

Lillian Klaus

El Paso

William Frerichs

El Paso

 

Jean Cook

Montgomery, AL

Pvt. Perry Rinkenberger

Gridley

6

Roberta Oliver

Gridley

Ray Roth

Waldo

8

Theresa Hock

Lowpoint

Paul Vogel

Benson

10

Lucille Boies

Gridley

L. F. Veitch

Chicago

 

Isabelle Bennett

Lacon

Farnum G. Oster

Peoria

 

Martha Heiple

Peoria

Darrell Fosdick

Peoria

19

Mrs. Lorraine Fitzgerald

El Paso

George Hunt

Eureka

21

Arline Hocke

Bloomington

Richard Dunmire

El Paso

25

Ruth Sager

Washington

Charles Starkman

El Paso

27

Lorene McKinley

El Paso

John Woltzen

Roanoke

31

Maxine Few

Harvey

Pfc. Raymond Hayse

Camp Forrest, TN

February

       

1

Hazel Leslie

Birmingham

Pvt. Edward Hayse

Camp Forrest, TN

4

Frances Foster

Pontiac

R. N. McCabe

Pontiac

5

Bernadine Hayse

El Paso

Preston Benson

El Paso

7

Fern Bucher

Eureka

Dale Scott

Eureka

 

Margaret Lee

Dallas Center, IA

Leo Cleary

El Paso

9

Evelyn Lucille Punke

El Paso

Victor Roush

El Paso

10

Betty Cockrill

Wenona

A. W. Davis

Freeport

14

Loretta Reeves

El Paso

Corp Francis O'Rourke

Ft Lewis, WA

 

Lois Kyser

Chicago

John W. Sawyer

Chicago

17

Margaret Sturm

El Paso

Lyle Kirstein

Bloomington

19

Lorna Jane Meils

Minonk

James D. Sample

Minonk

21

Harriet Bass

Kalamazoo, MI

George Conaway

Kalamazoo, MI

22

Ruth Bean

Secor

Kenneth Schirer

Secor

25

June Toole

Greene

Neil Downen

Gridley

March

       

1

Edna Armstrong

Greene

Edwin Paulsen

Greene

 

Lydia Heller

Secor

George Heyungs

Secor

8

Miriam Romersberger

Carlock

Joseph Klaus

Eureka

12

Dorothy Punke

El Paso

Geo. Max Poynter

Normal

13

Sarah Flesher

Gridley

Pvt Clifford Brown

Gridley

14

Helen Rita Enright

Gridley

Melvin J. Weber

Benson

15

Lillian Mehn

Gridley

Kenneth Phillis

Gridley

22

Tillie Mueller

Chicago

Leslie Eft

El Paso

28

Mary Drake

Elkhart

Richard King

El Paso

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Date

1942

Bride

 

Groom

 

April

       

9

Marie Obery

East Peoria

Thomas J. Simpson

East Peoria

11

Gertrude Parkhouse

El Paso

James Moreland, Jr

Eureka

18

Orpha Crawford

El Paso

Charles W. McHugh

El Paso

19

Rose Kupfer

Peoria

Merton Wolfe

Benson

30

Violet Kirby

Gridley

Robert Wadsworth

El Paso

 

Mildred Lewis

El Paso

Harry Grimes

El Paso

May

       

9

Geneva Shields

Benson

Chauncy Tallyn

Eureka

 

Naomi Coyle

El Paso

Robert Young

Bloomington

 

Naomi Bach

Kankakee

James White

El Paso

16

Mae Katherine Sauder

Roanoke

Vincent Hodel

Roanoke

22

LaVerne Woelfle

Secor

Richard Armstrong

Secor

23

Frances North

Decatur

Rev Hoyt Kerr

Decatur

24

Virginia Smith

Peoria

Walter B. Coughlin

Peoria

27

Beulah Elaine Hovey

Janesville, WI

George R. Schlink

Brodhead, WI

31

Neva Zeiger

Secor

Henry E. Stockhausen

Chillicothe

June

       

4

Mary Frances Taylor

Bloomington

S. O. Breen

Madison, WI

7

Martha Robertson

Minonk

John Evey

Benson

13

Margaret Miller

Chicago

Herbert Anderson

Chicago

14

Miriam Noel

Champaigne

Charles Rowley

Gridley

15

Mary Elizabeth Anderson

Colfax

Virgil Morris

Paine Field

16

Nedra Saxton

Canada

Simeon Berney

Chicago

19

Betty Wadsworth

El Paso

Herbert Sprehe

El Paso

20

Jean Shepard

Normal

J. R. Carson

Urbana

21

Virginia Dunmire

El Paso

Jack R. Childress

Danville

22

Lucy Gordon

McLean

Glenn Williams

El Paso

23

Marjorie Linnville

Kansas City, MO

William Griffin

Tulare, CA

25

Esther Imhoff

Toluca

Corp Willard Hemmingway

Bryan, OH

27

Fannie Aeschliman

Roanoke

Mace Huschen

Roanoke

28

Maxine Evans

Springfield

Paul Meador

Gridley

Mona Dennison

Chicago

Elmer Stoller

Gridley

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Date

1942

Bride

 

Groom

 

July

       

3

Dorothy Kent

Gridley

Rodney Kirkton

Gridley

7

Betty Jane Burroughs

Spring Arbor, MI

Sgt Robert E. Moreland

Eureka

11

LaVerna Corbitt

El Paso

Harold Camerling

Bloomington

 

Maryetta Corbitt

El Paso

Chester Reeves

Mackinaw

 

Marjorie Jackson

Peoria

A. R. Sheen

Gridley

19

Marguerite Jones

Bloomington

Robert Hocker

Peoria

August

       

3

Barbara Ball

El Paso

Corp John L. Volk

El Paso

15

Arlene Fehr

Roanoke

Hans Hinrichsen

Oakville, IA

24

Gertrude Clapp

El Paso

Royce Kupferschmid

Gridley

September

       

2

Martha Benedict

Gridley

Sgt Stephen Karlow

Randolph Field

5

Bernice Wessel

Secor

Clarke Pinkham

El Paso

6

Viletta Eloise Wilfong

Gridley

Tech Sgt Stanley B. Ballow

Watseka

16

Grace Stafford

Chicago

Richard Lemon

Chicago

20

Helen Eft

El Paso

Wayne Brunson

Lexington

26

Lavera Kingdon

El Paso

Lyle P. Terven

Lexington

27

Grace K. Kesler

Boise, ID

Merle Armstrong

Caldwell, ID

29

Virginia Cotter

Langley, WA

Thomas W. Stubblefield

Key West, FL

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Date

1942

Bride

 

Groom

 

October

       

3

Helen Talbert

Lake Bloomington

Pvt. Lloyd Liming

El Paso

4

Arlene Brown

Roanoke

Raymond Zimmerman

Roanoke

 

Barbara Crout

Gridley

Everett C. Armstrong

Greene

5

Miss Paulen

Secor

Pvt. Thomas Reeves

Ft Wayne, IN

9

Elizabeth Molitoris

Thayer

Clarence Rippel

El Paso

 

Jeannette King

El Paso

T. H. Stevenson

Champaign

11

Mildred Cordon

Bloomington

Fred Hocker

El Paso

13

Dorothy Renken

Dana

Kenneth Barren

El Paso

15

Maurine Ball

El Paso

Staff Sgt Eugene L. Mayne

El Paso

16

Esther Wadsworth

El Paso

Sgt Freeman Smith

El Paso

17

Hulda Wessel

Roanoke

Albert Armstrong

El Paso

November

       

1

Mrs. Elsie Cornwell

Gridley

Russel Wahls

Gridley

5

Ruth E. Fesler

Decatur

Ensign Richard Ball

El Paso

7

Betty Faulk

El Paso

Eldon J. Quiram

El Paso

8

Lillian Wiseman

Gridley

Corp Harley Weber

Ft Lewis, Wa

14

Mildred Turner

Benson

Henry F. Meinders

Benson

19

Agnes Schaer

Gridley

James J. Brady

Gridley

23

Helen Marie Donnell

Gridley

Staff Sgt Jacob Hoobler

Gridley

25

Dorothy Crout

El Paso

Lt Kenneth C. McAlister

Hilo, HI

Elmyra Swan

Chicago

Donald Thompson

Kappa

26

Rosemary Laskoski

Bloomington

Earl Gray

El Paso

28

Lorraine Owens

Washington, DC

James Sullivan

Chicago

December

       

3

Rosemary Wendland

El Paso

Cadet John E. Brady

Gridley

5

Anna Siolz

Oglesby

Sgt Ernest Monk

Benson

7

Dorothy Kientzle

Pittsfield

Pvt James C. Lyons

El Paso

8

Marie Fitzgerald

Chicago

Corp George Hanson

Sioux City, IA

17

Alberta Partner

El Paso

James Delaney

El Paso

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Woodford County Marriages

1946

From undated, unidentified newspaper clippings

Marriages transcribed by Amy Robbins-Tjaden

Date

1946

Bride   Groom  
January        
1 Eileen Mool   M-Sgt. Willis Kirkton El Paso
5 Ruth Margan Jacksonville, Fla. AMM1c Robert Pierce Gridley
13 Alphalee Alexander Bloomington  Carl Schnack Secor
16 Arneta Pease Muskogee Okla. Paul  Sparks Secor
19 Mary G. Lewis St. Louis, Mo.  Alfred Wessel El Paso
20 Harriet Thommen Roanoke  Lynn Rippel El Paso
  Thelma Kent Gridley D. Richard Brubaker Eureka
21 Verna Janssen Davenport Ia. Russel D. Wiseman El Paso
26 Alyce Rose Meise   Donald Gilmore Gridley
27 Rose Marie Carinelli Philadelphia, Pa. Gordon  Fever Normal
February        
2 Ella Mae Patterson    Roy Crank Washburn
5 Ruth Caldwell Seneca  Cleve Joseph Kesler El Paso
6 Helen Huggens Galesburg Donald F. Jackson Princeville
8 Alma Rippel   Harold Bonar El Paso
9 Dolores Conners Wapella David D. Brown Bloomington
  Norma A. Surgens Taunton, Mass. Dallas H. Schuler El Paso
11 Virginia Lee Murphy   Lyle Patterson Pontiac
12 Camella Bustle Gridley Wilbur H. Dibble Bloomington
14 Helen Armstrong Roanoke Chester Schertz Metamora
  Bobby Heiple   Glenn Kahle Gridley
16 Mary Teresa Salmon Bloomington Paul B. Harris Maywood
23 Billie Harriet Graham Yuma, Arizona Leo Roy Funnell El Paso
24 Dorothy Peters    Lyle E. Armstrong El Paso
  Mareta Lucille Hinthorn   Stanley Craig El Paso
27 Shirley Wolfe    Wayne Patterson Benson
March        
2 Mary Alyce Lewis El Paso Hugh A. Miller Bloomington
3 Norma Lois Campbell Normal Lloyd F. Patterson El Paso
16 Reba Garey   Milton Steffen, Eureka
  Ruth Miriam Webb Secor Ira C. Edwards Compton, Calif.
17 Mary Hodel   Rudolph Hoffman Roanoke
21 Betty Ann Smith El Paso Louis Frederick Hirst Bloomington
26 Roberta Dees Salt Lake City, Utah Marvin Ringenberg Gridley
27 Helen Hangartner   Wilbert  Seggerman Secor
29 Grace Bigger Normal Lloyd M. Paxton Hudson
31 Imogene Seggerman Secor Edward Wolfe Roanoke

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Date

1946

Bride   Groom  
April        
7 Elsie Herbst   David B. Zimmerman Roanoke
12 June Johnson Panola Robert Faulk El Paso
21 Frances Scott   Joseph Meador El Paso
  Betty Tychon Washington, D. C. Representative Leslie C. Arends Melvin
  Phyllis Stimpert   Raymond Schoon Benson
24 Erma L. Agnew El Paso James J. Reeves Gridley
  Peggy  Francisco Princeton Bernard Sutton El Paso
27 Betty Baker Minonk Gilbert Hasty Bloomington
28 Rosemary Mosser Abingdon Jack Harroun Metamora
May        
2 Goldie Gibbs  (Mrs.)   G. H. Harris El Paso
19 Dorothy Mae Conrad Danvers Melvin F. Rouse Lexington
27 Mary Elna Stechman El Paso  Lyle Benedict Gridley
28 Norma M. Wendland   Harold R. Crawford El Paso
31 Mary E. Coyle El Paso Paul Lehman Eureka
June        
1 Phyllis Anne Martin   Arthur C. Hanson Normal
2 Guinevere Darlene Long Springfield Richard B. Wolfe Benson
4 Ramona Oliver Streator William N. Ethington Eureka
[Host's note:  June may not be complete. There are no June marriages listed later than June 4th, which is unusual]

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Date

1946

Bride   Groom  
July        
2 Mary Bigger (Mrs.)   Loren Kearfott El Paso
3 Catherine Foster Hutchinson, Kansas Major Carl Victor Schlott San Francisco, Cal.
14 Shirley Elizabeth Gibbs El Paso William Edward Simpson Canton
21 LaVerne Garrels Secor  William R. Kilpatrick El Paso
August        
4 Naomi Crawford   Robert Nelson  
10 Ellen Slocum Riverside Dale Patterson Peoria
11 Donna Lee Clairmont Blue Island Wayne J. Krug El Paso
17 Alberta Newkirk El Paso Elmer L. Smith Hudson
  Alvina DeGrote Secor Francis Andrews Peoria
18 Emma Stromberger Morton Harold Ioerger Minonk
26 Kathryn Stortz Gridley Fred Rojek Lackawanna, N.Y.
28 Patricia Ann McGough Minonk Clifford Wright Jr. El Paso
  Helen DeMoss San Antonio, Texas William Lucas Galva
September        
1 Christine Eloise Ryerson Pontiac Kenneth Lyle Folkers El Paso
  Lenora Altum El Paso Gayle Farless Springfield, Mo.
7 Marjorie Wilfong Normal Frank Mounce Streator
20 Bernadine Crawford El Paso Everett Evans Lockport
21 Juanita Ruth Turner El Paso William G. Smith Bloomington
22 Ruth Blackwell Bloomington John Everett El Paso
28 Norma Downen Aurora R. Harry Pierce El Paso
  Beulah Breese   Clarence H. Nelson Kankakee

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Date

1946

Bride   Groom  
October        
1 Ethel Major Panola John Rogge Roanoke
5 Elaine Lampe Bloomington Orville Ringenberger Gridley
  Grace  Byrd (Mrs.) Peoria Wesley Mishler Roanoke
6 Wilma Yoski   August Knitter Danvers
12 Ann Rutledge El Paso Charles Earl Fields Decatur
15  Lois Scott    Paul Janssen El Paso
  Alina Walters Heyworth Dorel Nutt El Paso
19 Madelon Cleary Chicago R. S. Ritchie Bloomington
20 Betty Jean Barney El Paso Clarence J. Schlink Bloomington
  Dorothy Geeding   Ray Baker El Paso
24 Helen Talbert El Paso Richard Thompson Eureka
26 Agnes Roberts El Paso Eugene Franklin Leroy
  Charlene Rarick Carlock Pfc. Robert Stimpert El Paso
  Aneita Swearingen Carlock Montel Metzger Peoria
  Mary Julian Nethercott Baltimore, Md. Dr. John E. Miller Jersey City, N.J.
27 Bernice Hayse El Paso Frank Gerdes Benson
November        
3 Dorothy Sittig   Philip Deterding Danvers
4 Evelyn Bridges Secor Donald E. Brunson Towanda
6 Blanche Armstrong El Paso Harvey M. Carr Goodfield
9 Laura Dougherty Wepner (Mrs) Washington  Daniel H. Wells Rivers, Arizona
10 Lorraine Sands Panola Robert Raney Bloomington
17 Maude Heiple   Lawrence Gilmore Gridley
19 Rosemary Haas   Raymond Satterfield El Paso
20 Ruth Ann Hartzler Flanagan  John Schertz Jr. Roanoke
23 Joan Lawyer El Paso Allen Underwood Gridley
24 Dorthea McKinzie Creve Coeur Owen E. Kammerer Peoria
29 June Hinthorn Kappa Francis Canull El Paso
30 Jacquelyn Coons Bloomington Robert L. Eft Chicago
  Ruth Ford   Rodney Thompson Benson
December        
13 Ada Rae Dixon (Mrs.) Clinton Clay Feeney El Paso
18 Edna Olsen (Mrs.)   Howard Armstrong El Paso
26 Ruth Irene Stitt El Paso Bernard James Hindert Minonk

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Wedding Newspaper Accounts
Jury-Thompson February 25, 1887
Jurgens-Thometz February 12, 1895
Folkers-Johnson February 14, 1895
Kalkwarf -Obert 1901
Oltman-Livingston

(50th Anniversary)

January 4, 1906
Harms-Schneider December 25, 1920
Schumacher- Steffins January 19, 1921
Mennen - Gastman (Woltzen) February 2, 1921
Cremer-Gerner April 14, 1921
Deweerth - Harms January 4, 1923
Miller-Rippel November, 1928
White-Horn June 15, 1929
Warnke-Suntken December 11, 1932
Breach-Seggerman May, 1934
Beenders-Uphoff February 20, 1936
Schramm-Gerdes

(50th Anniversary)

June 3. 1936
deFreese-Tallyn December 26, 1936
Steffen-McDonell June 7, 1938
Jakob-Rippel

(Jacobs-Ripple as reported)

November 3, 1940
Woltzen-McKinley January 27, 1942
Dodson-Lewis July 2, 1942
Meador-Evans July 2, 1942
Smith-Wadsworth October 17, 1942
Williams-Pfeegler December 26, 1942
Schertz-McLaughlin July 9, 1943
Ingerski-Stokes January 2, 1944
Whittington-Rohman June 12, 1947
Siddons-Smith 1980
Colclasure-Porth Unknown
Heck-Winkler Unknown
Peterson-Geiken Unknown
Peters-Moritz Unknown
Toole-Renken Unknown
Sutton-Parkhouse Unknown

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The Minonk News 25 February 1887

Hymeneal

Mr. Welby Jury and Miss Fannie A. Thompson were married yesterday evening at 7 o'clock by Rev. L. F. Cullom, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. L. Thompson, parents of the bride. After the usual congratulations, the guest to the number of about 25 sat down to a grand and bountiful supper, prepared under the skillful eyes of the bride's mother. The evening was afterwards spent most delightfully with vocal and instrumental music, etc. The following were among those present: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pickard, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brown, Rev. and Mrs. Cullom and son, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Jury, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Thompson, Maria and Lilla Pickard, W. O. and Mabel Loucks, Nettie Morrison, Minnie L. White, Washburn; Arthur Scott, A. L. Jury, Maud and Charley Pickard. The bad state of the roads prevented some from attending.

Quite a number of valuable and useful presents were received.

The groom is the eldest son of John J. Jury, and is one of our most estimable and industrious young farmers. The bride, too, is a young lady of the highest respectability, and will make an excellent helpmate for Welby. They will settle down in a few days on a farm belonging to the groom's father, adjoining Mr. Thompson's residence on the east. We wish them a full measure of prosperity.

 


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Minonk News Supplement, Minonk, Woodford Co, IL
Friday, February 15, 1895

Matrimony

Married, at the home of the bride at El Paso, Ill., on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1895, Miss Kate Thometz to Mr. Arnold Jurgens of this place. After the ceremony that bound two loving hearts together was performed, the guests assembled at the residence of the bride's brother, where an elaborate dinner was partaken of. The bride is one of El Paso's fairest daughters, and is a refined and accomplished young lady. The groom, although too well known to need any comment, is an energetic, upright business man, and enjoys a large acquaintance. Ye scribe, with their many friends, wish the young couple much joy as they float down the stream of life together, and may they not come in contact with too many little squalls. They will be at home to their friends in the A.A. Rufing house, south of the railroad track.
 


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Minonk News Supplement, Minonk, Woodford Co, IL
Friday, February 15, 1895

Matrimony

Mr. Wert Folkers and Miss Lizzie Johnson were united in marriage at the Lutheran church, Thursday, February 14th, 1895, Rev. Ficken officiating. After the ceremony the guests were served with an elegant wedding dinner at the residence of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Folkers. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilke Johnson, living 2 miles south of this place. These young people are well and favorably known in these parts, and ye scribe joins with their many friends in wishing them much happiness. The groom has rented a farm near Woodford, where they will be at home to their friends in the near future. A grand free ball was given in the hall in the evening.
 


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Minonk News 1901

Mr. John Kalkwarf and Miss Annie Obert were married recently at the home of the bride's parents, one and a half miles north west of town. The young couple will begin married life on a farm about five miles south west of town.


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29 December 1955

Ralph Oltman Couple to Mark 50th on Jan. 4th

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Oltman of Benson will observe their golden wedding anniversary, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1956. they were married in the Minonk Methodist church parsonage on Jan. 4, 1906 by the Rev E. Frank Roe. Mrs. Oltman was the former Sheba Livinston, daughter of Mary and Phillip Livingston of Minonk. Mr. Oltman was the son of John and Gretje Oltman of Benson.

They are the parents of three sons, William and Clifford of Benson, and Roland of Minonk. They have nine grandchildren.

Both were born and reared in Clayton township and attended schools in the same township. Mr. Oltman farmed all of his life, and was a charter member of the Benson Farmers Co-Op Grain Assn.

The Oltmans attend the St Paul's Lutheran church of Benson. They plan to spend the day quietly at their home with their children and their families.

 


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Newspaper clipping from unidentified paper, hand-written notation on clipping reads "married Dec 25 1920"

Schneider - Harms

Miss Rachel Schneider, of Minonk, and Harm Harms, of Benson, were quietly married at Peoria on Christmas Day.

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schneider of Minonk. She is a graduate of the Minonk high school and for two years has successfully taught school at Benson.

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alje W. Harms and is a prosperous farmer.

The young couple went to Peoria where they spent several days. They will reside on the Harms farm near Benson.


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Minonk News Dispatch 27 January 1921


Another pair has been added to the circle of newly weds in this community. Miss Hanna Steffins of Magnolia, who was a resident of this place for a few months about two years ago, and has visited here several times since, and Arthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Schumacher, were married last Wednesday in Washburn by Rev Duever. The young couple are spending their honeymoon in Chicago and soon after their return, expect to begin housekeeping in a farm house east of town on the Toluca road, which has recently been rebuilt for their occupancy. There the good wishes of the community will follow the worthy and respected pair.
 


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Newspaper clipping from unidentified paper

 

The marriage of William Mennen of Linn township and Miss Mattie Gastman of Roanoke township, took place at St Peter's parsonage Wednesday, Feb. 2 (1921) at 5 p.m. They were attended by Jacob Tjaden and Miss Myriel Peters. The young couple are to reside on the groom's father's farm, three miles south of Benson after March 1st. The best wishes of their many friends go with them on their life's journey.


[Note: Miss Mattie Gastman was born Margaret Elizabeth Woltzen. She had previously been married to Behrend Gastman, who died less than a month after their wedding.] Click here for the information on the previous marriage.


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Minonk News Dispatch 21 April 1921
 
Quiet Church Wedding
 
Miss Emma S. Gerner and Herman F. Cremer in Marriage Vows
 
A quiet wedding took place at St Paul's church on last Thursday at 3:30 p.m., when Rev Paul Buchmueller united the lives of two of our young people, Miss Emma S. Gerner and Herman F. Cremer.
 
The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Gerner, while the groom, a young man of sterling character, is the son of Mrs. Ida Cremer.
 
Promptly at 3:30 to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, rendered by Miss Katherine Stimpert, the young couple, attended by Miss Ruth Gerner, sister of the bride, and Dr A.W. Kettelhut, took their places at the altar, where they pledged the sacred marriage vows.  The double ring ceremony was used.

 


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The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Illinois Thursday January 4, 1923

Deweerth-Harms

On New Years Day at the parlors of the Rev. Holtgreve occurred the marriage of Miss Foley Margaret Harms, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alge W. Harms of Benson, Ill. to Mr. Jacob John DeWeerth, Jr., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias DeWeerth of Trivoli.

The young couple were attended by Miss Ella Johnson and Lambert DeWeerth, brother of the groom. The bribe looked lovely in her gown of pale blue silk Canton crape and carried a lovely bouquet of pink roses. Her bridesmaid wore a gown of brown silk messaline and carried pink roses. The groom wore a neat suit of brown.

A beautiful wedding dinner was served at the groom's home at Trivoli to only the bridal party and a few friends.

The young couple were given a charivari Monday night at the groom's home.


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November 1928

Unknown newspaper article

Marriage

Miss Sena Rippel and Mr. Carl L. Miller, both of Secor, were married on Thanksgiving day in the Lutheran church there, Rev. J. C. Schnack, pastor of that church, officiated. They were attended by Miss Gladys Hunzinger and Mr. Carl Rippel.

The bride was becomingly attired in a sailor blur crepe gown, velvet trimmed. She is quite well and favorably known in El Paso, having made her home with Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hurd for several years. The bridegroom is a prosperous young farmer living near Secor. Mr. and Mrs. Miller went to Dixon for a few days' visit and from there to Nebraska to spend their honeymoon with relatives in that state.

A shower was given for the bride-to-be Tuesday evening before her marriage by Misses Esther Rippel and Gladys Hunzinger. She received many nice presents.

 



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Urbana Daily Courier Monday 17 June 1929

Miss Cleo Beatrice Horn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orlie Horn, 1305 West Beslie street, became the bride of Vearnle White, son of Mr. J.W. White of Minonk, at 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening (June 15, 1929) in the home of Rev R.S. Kirkland, 502 West Illinois street.

Only members of the immediate family were present.

Mrs. White attended the local schools and was graduated from Urbana High school with the class of '26. She has been employed in the office of Dr C.T. Moss for some time.

Mr. White is a graduate of the University of Illinois with the class of 1928 and is now working on his master's degree.

The couple will be at home to their friends at 1202 West Hill street.


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Minonk News Dispatch, Thursday, 15 December 1932

Warnke-Suntken

Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Harvey Warnke of Benson, and Alma Suntken of Minonk, were united in the bonds of marriage in St Paul's Evangelical church, the pastor, Rev Paul Buchmueller using the single ring ceremony. Fred Snedden and Ida Buettemeier were the attendants. Miss Suntken has been active in the choir and Young People's Division work of St Paul's church. She has been employed in the Violet Ray Beauty shop. The bridegroom is favorably known in this community.
 


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Untitled newspaper page, dated 25 May 1934

Seggerman - Breach

Miss Irene Seggerman, daughter of Mrs. Lena Seggerman, and Donald Breach, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Breach, both of Secor, were united in marriage at the Lutheran parsonage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. J. F. Schnack officiating. They were attended by the bridegroom's sister, Mrs. John Moore, and the bride's brother, Wilbert Seggerman. The bride was attired in white and carried an arm bouquet of pink carnations. Mrs. Moore wore a beige colored suit and a corsage of sweet peas.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's mother. Mr. and Mrs. Breach will reside with his parents indefinitely, as he is employed by his father in farming south of Secor.
 


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Unidentified newspaper clipping dated 20 February 1936

Couple Exchange Vows in Beautiful Ceremony - Miss Hazel Uphoff and Erwin Beenders Are United in Marriage Saturday

Miss Hazel Uphoff of Pontiac, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Uphoff of Benson, became the bride of Erwin Beenders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Beenders, of Benson, at a beautiful church wedding last Saturday evening at the St Paul's Lutheran church in Benson.  The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev O. A. Braunschweig, pastor of the church.

The wedding party consisted of two bridesmaids, Miss Irma Beenders, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Pearl Molitor; maid of honor, Miss Bernadine Uphoff; best man, Paul Beenders; two candle girls, Helen Harms and Opal Uphoff; and two ushers, Lewis Molitor and Kenneth Uphoff.  Music was furnished by Lora Boehm, who sang, "The Lord is My Shepherd" and "O Perfect Love".

The bride was very attractive in an ivory satin gown with a train and a three-quarter length veil which covered her face until she reached the altar.  She carried a bride's bouquet of pink roses and baby breath.

The maid of honor wore a pretty dress of powder blue moiré with silver accessories.  The bridesmaids were both attired in royal blue moiré with silver accessories.  The two candle bearers were attired in dresses of baby blue.  The church was lighted softly with candles of blue and ivory, lending an impressive effect as the ceremony was performed.

The bride is a graduate of the Henson Community high school and for the past two years has been employed in the office at the Pontiac Shop Manufacturing company.  Mr. Beenders received his education in the Roanoke schools and has been engaged in farming for the past six years.

About sixty guests attended a reception at the home of the bride's parents immediately following the ceremony.  Mr. and Mrs. Beenders left on a wedding trip of unannounced destination.  After March 1, they will be at home to their friends at Roanoke.
 

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Minonk News-Dispatch 28 May 1986

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Bela and Clara Schramm will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 3rd.

Bela Schramm and Clara Gerdes were married June 3, 1936 at St Paul's United Church in Minonk by the late Rev Paul Buchmueller. They have resided in and around Minonk all their married life.

They have one daughter, Sharon Wiechman of Flanagan and two grandchildren, Todd and Tami Wiechman.

Their daughter, Mrs. Sharon Wiechman is having a card shower for her parents and invites all their friends to send them their anniversary wishes
 

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Unknown newspaper article with notation written in the couple married December 26 1936
 
Lela Tallyn, Henry deFreese are Married Last Saturday
 
Miss Lela Tallyn of Benson, became the bride of Henry deFreese, also of Benson, at 11 o'clock Saturday morning.  The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev Claire Wolfe at the Methodist parsonage at Roanoke.  They were attended by Miss Marie Folkerts and Roland Oltman, close friends of the young couple.
 
The bride was attired in a beautiful dress of white satin and lace and silver slippers and she carried an arm bouquet of white roses.  The bridesmaid wore a lovely dress of coronation blue and silver slippers and carried pink roses.  The bridegroom and best man wore conventional dark suits and boutonnieres of white carnations.
 
After the ceremony, a three course dinner was served to the bridal party by Mrs. Arden Tallyn and Mrs. E. F. Eckhart.  The menu consisted of fruit cocktail, chicken a la king, mashed potatoes, scalloped oysters and peas, candle salad, hot buttered rolls, olives, ice cream and cake.  The table was decorated with pink and white streamers, pink roses and a three-tiered wedding cake, also decorated in pink and white and topped with a miniature bride and bridegroom.  Mr. and Mrs. deFreese left immediately after the dinner for a motor trip to Columbus, Ohio, to visit relatives.
 
The bride, the only daughter of N. O. Tallyn, was graduated from the Benson Community high school with the class of 1930.  Mr. deFreese, the youngest son of Mrs. Reinke deFreese, Sr., is engaged in farming and has recently purchased a farm two miles east and one-half mile south of Benson, where the young couple will soon be at home to their many friends.

 


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Bloomington Pantagraph 7 June 1938

Miss McDowell (sic), Martin Steffen Married
El Paso Couple to Live on Farm

Miss Evelyn McDonell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McDonell of north of El Paso, was married to Martin Steffen, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Steffen, also of near El Paso, in a ceremony performed by the Rev James W. Bell at his home at 8 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Robert McWilliams, aunt of the bride, and Willard Steffen, brother of the bridegroom, were the attendants.

The bride was attired in a formal gown of peach net over taffeta with white accessories. She also wore a small corsage and a necklace given to her by the bridegroom. Mrs. McWilliams wore a gown of peach lace with white accessories. Mrs. Steffen's traveling dress was of blue lace trimmed in pink.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Steffen are graduates of El Paso high school. They are on a short wedding trip through the north, after which they will be at home three and one half miles northeast of El Paso in a home which the bridegroom has already furnished.

 


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Woodford County Journal, Eureka 7 November 1940

Miss Ethel Ripple, youngest daughter of Mrs. Minnie Ripple, and Henry Jacobs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jacobs, were married Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at the Lutheran church. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Carl Ripple, and the attendants were her sister, Mrs. Harold Remmers, and William Colburn. The bride was attired in soldier blue crepe and carried a bouquet of bronze chrysanthemums. Mrs. Remmers wore moss green and wore a corsage of white baby chrysanthemums. The mother also wore corsages of white baby chrysanthemums.

After a short honeymoon in Kentucky they will reside in Secor where the groom is in the grocery business. Both Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs were reared in Secor where their many friends wish them happiness.
 

[Hosts note:  Despite the newspaper write-up, as far as we can determine, "Rippel" and "Jakob" are the correct spellings.]


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Unidentified newspaper clipping 2 July 1942

Maxine Lewis, Mr. Dodson Are Married - Will Make Home South of Gridley

In a ceremony Sunday afternoon at the First Church of God parsonage in Bloomington, Miss Maxine Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Lewis became the bride of Russell Dodson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dodson of Gridley.

The Rev William J. Parker performed the single ring ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grimes were the attendants and Barbara Ann Herrin was the flower girl.

The bride is a graduate of El Paso high school. The bridegroom is a graduate of Gridley high school and attended Illinois State Normal university.

After a short trip to St Louis the couple will be at home on a farm south of Gridley.

 

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Untitled newspaper clipping.

Lorene McKinley and John Woltzen Marry

Miss Lorene R. McKinley of El Paso, and John Woltzen of Roanoke, were united in marriage at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon (27 January 1942) at St Peter Evangelical Lutheran church west of Benson. Rev. J. J. Haberaecker, pastor, performed the single ring ceremony.

The bride was born at Gridley, while the bridegroom was reared on a farm near Roanoke. He is employed at the Springer Electric Co., and the happy couple will make their home at Metamora.

 


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Unidentified newspaper clipping 2 July 1942

Evans-Meador Wedding Held

El Paso - Miss Maxine Evans of Springfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greeley Evans of Evening Shade, Ark., and Paul Meador, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Meador of Gridley were married at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kirkwood, Mo.

They were accompanied by the bridegroom's brother, Sgt. Joseph A. Meador, now at Will Rogers field, Oklahoma City, Okla.

The couple returned to El Paso Monday. For the present they are living with the bridegroom's parents east of town. Mr. Meador is employed by the Pfister Hybrid Seed Corn company.

 


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Unidentified newspaper clipping 17 October 1942

El Paso Girl, Gridley Man Married - Vows Taken at Bride's Home

Eureka - Miss Esther Wadsworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wadsworth of El Paso, became the bride of Sgt Freeman Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Smith of Gridley at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at the home of her parents.

The Rev J. S. Chapman, El Paso, read the single ring ceremony.

The bride wore an ensemble of victory blue with British tan accessories. Her corsage was of white roses and sweet peas. The bridegroom was in full military dress.

Miss Mary Childress of Flanagan, cousin of the bridegroom and Robert Wadsworth, brother of the bride attended the couple.

The home was lighted with candles and bouquets of chrysanthemums and ferns were used throughout the house.

A reception followed the ceremony with Mrs. Betty Sprehe of El Paso, and Miss Lois Wadsworth, sisters of the bride serving at the refreshment table.

The bride is a graduate of the El Paso public schools and for the last year has been an occupational clerk of the selective service board in the office at Eureka.

The bridegroom is a graduate of the Gridley public schools and is now in the medical detachment of the army.

The young couple will leave Sunday night for Merced, Calif., where Sergeant Smith will be located. Mrs. Smith resigned her position in the draft board office.
 

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Unidentified newspaper clipping Jan 1, 1943

 
El Paso Girl Bride in Peoria

Miss Dorothy Pfeegler of El Paso, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Pfeegler and Oliver James Williams of Peoria were married at 8 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 26, 1942) at the Arcadia Presbyterian parsonage in Peoria. The Rev Elmer L. Fernades, pastor, officiated.

Attendants were Mrs. Raymond Jones of Normal, sister of the bride, and Lewis Williams, brother of the bridegroom.

Mr. and Mrs. Williams will live in Peoria where both have employment.

 


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Unidentified newspaper clipping
"Eureka, Illinois July 13, 1943"


Henry R. Schertz, well know retired farmer of this community, and Mrs. Carrie McLaughlin of Gallipolis, Ohio, were married Friday, July 9, at Metamora. The ceremony was performed by Rev Ben Esch of Washington at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Springer.

The marriage is the climax of a romance beginning when Mr. Schertz and Mrs. McLaughlin met while both were vacationing at St Petersburg, Florida, last winter. Mr. Schertz spent two weeks visiting in Gallipolis, Ohio, recently and his bride-to-be returned with him to Metamora where they were married.

Mr. and Mrs. Schertz are at home to friends on the Schertz homestead two miles north of Eureka.
 

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Unidentified newspaper clipping

Miss Lorene Stokes is Bride of Mr. Ingerski

Miss Lorene H. Stokes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stokes of El Paso, and Edward B. Ingerski, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Ingerski, Minonk, were married at 9 a.m. Monday [24 January 1944].

The Rev Fr. James A. Dollard read the double ring ceremony in St Mary's church, El Paso. Music was furnished by Miss Josephine Michels, organist, and Miss Mildred Hankey, soloist, who sang the "Ave Maria Offertory."

White gladioli, snapdragons, and ferns decorated the altar, and baskets of white gladioli, calla lillies and snapdragons were placed on either side of the main altar.

The bride's white slipper satin gown was fashioned with a V neckline, front and back insets of Chantilly lace and a full train. Her fingertip veil was held by a tiara embroidered with seed pearls and she wore a platinum pin, a gift of the bridegroom. Her single white orchid lay on a white prayer book which also held a shower of white sweetpeas.

Miss Dorothy Karr of Peoria, served as maid of honor, and she wore a gown of aqua taffeta with an over skirt of marquisette. Her juliet cap was made of ribbons, fashioned over tulle, and she carried a bouquet of pink sweetpeas, roses and heliotrope.

Walter Ingerski of Chicago, served his brother as best man. Ushers were M. Sgt. Ray Ingerski, of Camp Rucher, Ala., and Cletus Hass of Chicago.

Following the ceremony, a three course wedding breakfast was served in the Green room of the Illinois hotel in Bloomington. A three tiered wedding cake formed the centerpiece for the bride's table.

When the couple left for their wedding trip, the bride was wearing a brown gabardine dressmaker suit with an orchid corsage.

Mrs. Ingerski attended the Academy of Our Lady in Peoria, and was graduated from the El Paso high school. The bridegroom is a graduate of Minonk high school, and attended Eureka college. He is now employed in the office of the Caterpillar Tractor company, in Peoria; but the couple will live in El Paso.
 

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Untitled newspaper clipping, 12 June 1947

Miss Evelyn Rohman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rohman of Metamora, and Donald Whittington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Whittington of Eureka, were married on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St Mary's church at Metamora.

The bride was dressed in white and carried a bouquet of white roses. She was given in marriage by her father. Miss Julia Rohman was bridesmaid. She was dressed in yellow and carried a bouquet of mixed flowers. Lyle Schupp was best man. Delmar Whittington and Melvin Rohman were the ushers. After the ceremony a dinner was served at the home of the bride. Fifty friends and relatives attended the dinner.

After June 10, they will be at home at Metamora where the groom is employed at the canning factory. Orra Whittington of St Louis, Mo., attended the wedding.
 
 

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Untitled newspaper clipping, 1980

 

Carol Smith of El Paso and John Siddons, son of Violet Siddons of Maywood, were married Saturday during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony in the United Methodist Church in El Paso. A luncheon reception in the church fellowship hall followed the wedding.

Attendants were Cathy Smith and Steve Zoss.

After a wedding trip to Pheasant Run, the couple will be at home at 207 E. Second St. in El Paso.

The new Mrs. Siddons is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cox of El Paso.

The bride is a student at Illinois State University. Her husband is employed in a managerial capacity by Steak n Shake.

 

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Bloomington Pantagraph - no date

Porth, Colclasure Vows Read

Miss Elaine Porth of Secor, daughter of Mrs. Carl Porth of Secor, and Garry Colclasure of 1902 Croxton, son of Doris Colclasure of the same address, were married at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Heyworth Christian Church.

The Rev William Anderson officiated at the double ring ceremony. Miss Vickie Burcham of Le Roy and Richard Behrens of 305 E. Kelsey were attendants.

The bride is a stenographer at State Farm Insurance and is a 1965 graduate of El Paso High School. The bridegroom is a 1964 graduate of Mormon Trail High School in Garden Grove, Iowa, and is credit manager for Clay Dooley Co.

They are residing at 401 W. Mulberry, Apt. 2.

 


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From an undated, untitled newspaper clipping:

Miss Olga Winkler and Marion Heck to Wed

Popular Young People United in Church Service at Dwight Tuesday

Ceremony Performed by Rev. K. J. Bauerle, Former Pastor at Spring Bay -- Will Live Near Lowpoint

Miss Olga Winkler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Winkler of Partridge township, and Marion J. Heck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heck of Cazenovia township, were united in marriage in the Evangelical church at Dwight, Tuesday afternoon.

Rev. K.J. Bauerle, former pastor at Spring Bay, officiated, the double ring ceremony being used.

The bride wore a sand colored poiret twill suit, with hat and gloves to match. The groom wore a blue suit.

The young people left immediately on a trip to Manson, Iowa, where they will spend some days. On their return they will make their home on the Foster farm near Lowpoint, formerly farmed by the groom's brother, Fred.

Mr. and Mrs. Heck are both well and favorably known throughout this section and hundreds of friends will join in wishing them a deserving happy and prosperous future. Mrs. Heck has been engaged as a teacher in the schools of this county during the last four years and has been popular in the young people's circles. Mr. Heck is a most likable young man, industrious and capable.
 

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From an undated, untitled newspaper clipping:

A Benson Wedding

Miss Christina Geiken Becomes Bride of Leslie Glenn Peterson.

The marriage of Miss Christina Geiken, daughter of G.H. Geiken of Benson, and Leslie Glenn Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Peterson, also of Benson, took place at the St. Peter's Lutheran parsonage near Benson Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, the Rev. J. W. Hafermann officiating.

The bride was attired in a gown of rosewood georgette and cut velvet, trimmed with a simple ornament of rhinestones. She wore a hat of tan and rosewood silk to harmonize.

The bride is a graduate of the Benson and Minonk high schools and has been a teacher in the Woodford county schools for the past five years. The bridegroom is a promising young business man of Benson.

Mr. and Mrs. Peterson left for an extended trip through the west and to visit with the groom's sister in California. On their return they will make their home in Benson. The many friends of this worthy young couple extend hearty congratulations and best wishes for much happiness and success.
 

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From an undated, untitled newspaper clipping:

Married at Benson

Miss Elizabeth Moritz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Moritz of Benson, and Theodore F. Peters of that place, were married yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock at St. Peter's church near Benson by Rev. J.W. Hafermann. Last evening at the Knights of Columbus hall in Minonk a wedding reception was given by the bride's parents at which a large number of guests were pleasantly entertained.
 

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From an undated, untitled newspaper clipping:

Married at Roanoke

Lawrence E. Toole and Rose A. Renken Plight Their Troth.

On last Thursday afternoon at 3:15, Rose A. Renken of Greene township and Lawrence E. Toole of Benson, were united in holy matrimony. The ceremony took place at the M.E. parsonage at Roanoke, Rev. A.A. Rodgers officiating.

They were attended by Miss Anna Renken, sister of the bride, and Roy Toole, cousin of the bridegroom. After the ceremony the bridal party returned to the home of the bride where a delicious supper was served.

The bride was attired in a becoming gown of pencil blue crepe back satin, with accessories to match. The bridesmaid wore a dress of ashes of roses satin crepe.

Both the bride and bridegroom have been successful teachers of this county in the past years. The bride spent four years as a teacher in rural schools. The bridegroom spent seven years teaching, two of which as a teacher of science and mathematics in the Benson high school.

The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Renken of near Benson, and is one of Greene township's most popular young ladies. The bridegroom is the only son of Mrs. Mary Toole of Benson, and is a young man of character and integrity. He is a graduate of the Minonk high school in the class of 1912. The happy couple will make their home in Benson.
 

The mother of Rose Alena Renken was Kate Janssen, daughter of Tjebbe Janssen Frerichs and Taatje (Kate) Rolfs Rewerts. Rose was born 29 November 1901 near Benson and died 25 December 1993 in Toluca.


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Untitled, undated newspaper clipping

Lyle Sutton, Lois Parkhouse Are Married

El Paso - Miss Lois Parkhouse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Parkhouse, became the bride of Lyle Sutton, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Sutton, in a single ring ceremony, read by the Rev. Fr. James A. Dollard, at the rectory of St Mary's Catholic church at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The bride wore a gown of white satin, with tight fitting bodice, cut with sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves, an overskirt of marquisette covered the floor length skirt. She wore a veil and a corsage of gardenias.

Miss Cathryn Sutton, sister of the bridegroom, wore a gown of light blue taffeta, made like the bride's, and her corsage was of pink rosebuds and sweet peas. Donald Sutton, home on leave from Farragut, Idaho, served his brother as best man.

The bridegroom is an aviation machinist mate, third class, and is stationed at Pensacola, Fla. He and his bride left Sunday night for Pensacola.

A wedding dinner for 20 was served at the Arbor cafe, Sunday night.

 


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