ALLEN, Archibald of Port Byron, Rock Island County, married Mrs. Henrietta COMSTOCK of Geneseo, Henry County, at the residence of T.D. BARNES in Rock Island. (ROCK ISLANDER, Wednesday, 11 March 1857)(Transcribed by Nancy Overlander Proofed by : Mary Kay Krogman)
The Henry County News, Geneseo IL January 1, 1880
Married in Geneseo on the 27th inst., by G. C. Woodruff, Mr. John C. F. Ayers of Munson to Miss S. Alice Martin of Geneseo.
The Geneseo Republic, January 2, 1880
Among the pleasant happenings of Christmas day that our reporter failed to glean in time for last week's issue was the marriage of Miss Allie Martin of this city to John C. Ayes, one of the most prosperous young farmers of Munson. The ceremony was performed at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Martin, the bride's parents, at 2 o'clock p.m. on the 25th ult., Rev. G. C. Woodruff officiating. Allie was one of Geneseo's best young ladies and having chosen a husband every way worthy of her, it only remains for the many friends of the couple to wish them much joy and a long and happy life.
MARRIED AT BRIDE'S HOME
Cememony Witnessed by Small Company of Friends and Relatives
A quiet wedding occurred last Wednesday evening at seven o'clock , at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Olof Munson, the contracting parties, being their youngest daughter, Hilda E., and Alva Yates of Boulder, Col. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. G. Peterson, pastor of the Swedish M. E. church and was witnessed by a small company of friends and relatives. After Mr. and Mrs. Yates had received the congratulations of those present, an excellent supper was served. The bride is a young lady who is well known in Galva. having resided in this vicinity all her life. She has a large circle of friends who wish her and the one of her choice a long, happy life. Mr. and Mrs. Yates will leave next Tuesday for Boulder, where a new house, which Mr. Yates had had built just recently, awaits their coming. (Source: Scrapbook compiled by Peggy Goertzen from the 1890's - transcribed for G.T. by Jackie McCarty)
Ziegler, Fred, of Pre-emption, Mercer Co., married Miss Mary, daughter of Jacob Ohlweiler of Rock Island in February (no date given) in Rock Island. (RI Daily Union, Friday, 11 Feb. 1870)
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