Putnam County, Illinois History and Genealogy
Marriages 1900 - 1910


Hennepin Boy Married in Georgia.
Mrs. Eva Hyler received work yesterday of the marriage of her oldest son, Henry H. Hyler, to Miss Pearl Bowers, of Atlanta, Ga. The happy marriage took place at the home of the bride at Atlanta, and was a quiet home affair
The bride is a prominent and accomplished Southern girl, eminently fitted to make a charming life partner of the husband of her choice.
Henry H. Hyler (familiarly known as Hazle) was born and raised in Hennepin, and about a year and a half ago secured a lucrative situation as trap drummer at the Alcazar theatre in Atlanta, where he has since been. Mr. Hyler is a steady, industrious young man, well liked by all and while the news of his marriage came as a surprise to his many Hennepin friends, all join in best wishes for the future happiness of the bride and groom.
The happy couple are spending his vacation on their wedding trip, after which they will make their home in Atlanta.
- Contributed by Jack C. Henning

The Putnam Record, Hennepin, Putnam Co., Illinois, Wednesday, January 23, 1907. No. 31
- Contributed by Jack C. Henning

Quietly Married

Last Thursday, Jan. 17, Mr. James A. Patten, of Wheaton, Ill., and Mrs. Mary W. Moore, of Hennepin, were quietly united in the holy bonds of matrimony. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 m. [sic], the contracting parties hied [sic] themselves to the M.E. parsonage, accompanied by two witnesses and a few moments later Rev. T. C. Moots had said the words that made them husband and wife.
To most of our people this was a complete surprise, as only a very few suspected even that negotiations were going on, and some were slow to believe the report on first hearing it.
But stranger things happen daily now days, and as both parties are of age, and each has previously passed through the ordeal, there can be no objections raised, and The Record joins with their host of friends in offering congratulations.
As stated above the affair was conducted very quietly, only the two witnesses being present. After the ceremony the party returned to the home of the bride, where in company of a few relatives, a sumptuous wedding feast was enjoyed.
The witnesses were Mrs. O. B. Davis and her mother, Mrs. S. J. Patten, the latter is also an aunt to the groom. A peculiar incident of the occasion was the fact that Mrs. Patten was 85 years old on that day, and the affair was somewhat in the nature of a double celebration to her. Mrs. Patten remarked that she had attended a great many weddings in her lifetime and has hand several daughters married, but on her 85th birthday she had the honor of signing her name to the first marriage certificate as a witness.
The bride and groom, we believe, expect to make their home in Hennepin for the balance of the winter, at least.


Cottage Hill, August 5, 1902
W.H. Lucas and bride (Daisy Cassell) of Hennepin, were calling on the Cassell relatives one day last week.


Florid, January 13, 1907
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hartwig near Hennepin at 8 o’clock in the evening, June 5, occurred the marriage of their eldest daughter, Elizabeth to Waldo Hamm of Hennepin. Quite a few invited friends witnessed this hapy scene. After congratulations the guests were seated to a fine supper. Mr. and Mrs. Hamm will make their home in LaSalle as Waldo has a position in the clock works.

Florid, March 28, 1907
A pretty home wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Beck last Wednesday evening, when their only daughter Lillian, was united in marriage to Albert Daily. After the words were spoken that made them husband and wife, congratulations were received, after which a fine supper was served. They received a great many nice and useful presents. There were about 55 invited friends present, mostly relatives of the bride and groom. These young people expect to live with her parents for the present. May success attend them all through life is our wish.


Florid, March 28, 1907
Wednesday, March 20, occurred the marriage of Miss Lily E. Beck and Mr. Albert Daily at the home of the bride. The young couple were the recipients of many beautiful and useful presents. We wish them success and prosperity in the future.

The following should have appeared in the columns of the record last week but it was not received in time. A very pretty social event occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. August B. Deineger in Florid, Illinois, Thursday evening, March 5, 1908 when in the presence of only immediate relatives, their daughter Cora Edith was joined in marriage to Mr. John H. Beck, Reverend T.C. Moots of Hennepin officiating. After the usual congratulation, a bountiful supper was served. The bride and groom were recipients of many presents, both beautiful and useful in token of the high esteem in which they are held by their many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Beck will live on a large farm, 2 miles east of Florid, owned by the father of the groom. The bride is one of Florid's choice young ladies and the groom is in every way worthy of the fair bride he has won. Their friends which number legions, wish for them much happiness and success.

While the Record is being printed this afternoon, the ceremony that is to join two loving hearts as one is being performed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Cassell near Strawn's church, about 8 miles south of Hennepin. The contracting parties are Frank L. Glass and Miss Etta T. Cassell, Reverend T.C. Moots of Hennepin performing the ceremony. Further than this we are unable to say at present, but we offer full congradulations and will try to give full particulars later on.

One of the most pleasant affairs on the season occurred at Maplewood Farm, 8 miles south-east of Hennepin Wednesday, July 15, 1908 at 2:30 PM. The happy occasion being the marriage of Miss Etta T. Cassell, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Cassell to Frank L. Glass, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Glass of Hennepin. The day was an ideal one, not a cloud in the skyand all nature seemed to shower its congradulations upon the happy couple. The marriage ceremony was solomized on the beautiful lawn in the "shade of an old apple tree". Reverend T.C. Moots of Hennepin performed the ceremony. The bride was dressed in white net over white silk and carried a shower bouquet of white flowers. The groom appeared in the accustomed black. Mr. Henry Hamel acted as best man and Mr.  Charles Bishop as usher. The bride was attended by her sister Mrs. J. W. Hoskins of Chicago as Matron of Honor and Miss Bessie Cassell of Cottage Hill as Bride's Maid. After hardiest congradulations and best wishes, the guests repaired to the dining room where light refreshments were served to 35 people. The bride and groom were recipients of a large number of beautiful pressents consisting of silverware, linen, pictures, cut glass, fanny work and other things too numerous to mention, but glassware predominated.  The happy couple departed at 5:30 PM for Henry amid a shower of rice and best wishes , Chicago being their destination for their honeymoon trip. They will be at home to their friends after August 1 at Granville, Illinois.

Tuesday, December 1, 1908 at 1:00 PM, Abe Blasberg, Lutheran minister, set the words that joined in the holy bonds of wedlock, Mr. Benjamin Cassell and Miss Sophia Kraaft, both of Hennepin Township. They were married at the home of the bride's parents beneath a lovely arch. The witnesses were Miss Sophia Burg and William Kraaft. The bride was beautifully gowned and the groom wore the usual black. After the ceremony and congradulations a bountiful three couse repast was served to about 30 guests who were present at the wedding. After dinner, the bride and groom departed for their future home, 1 1/2 miles north-west of Florid, where an elegant three-course supper, prepared by the bride's sister was served to them and some 25 or 30 guests. The happy couple were recipients of many useful presents, both at the wedding and at the evening reception. The evening was spent very cheerfully and all departed at a late hour wishing Mr. and Mrs. Cassell a happy and prosperous future. They have gone to housekeeping at the home of the groom.

One of the prettiest wedding of the holiday season was solemnized at the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. William Cassell in Magnolia Township, Putnam County, Illinois when their daughter Bessie became the wife of Mr. Chas. H. Bishop at 7:00 PM, Wednesday evening, December 30, 1908. The short ring ceremony was said by Reverend Henry Brink of Hennepin in the presence of about 50 relatives and intimate friends. Promptly after the appointed hour, Miss Jessie Edwards, cousin of the bride, played the wedding march and the bride and groom were attended by Harry Cassell, brother of the bride and Viola M. Bishop, sister of the groom and took their placed in a handsomely decorated alcove underneath a beautiful white wedding bell where Reverend Brink performed the impressive ceremony. After  congratulations and best wishes had been given, the company was served to a sumptuous repast. It was a beautiful home wedding, characterized by simplicity. The bride wore a beautiful gown of ash of roses silk.  Mrs. Bishop is a charming girl, highly esteemed in the community where she has spent her happy childhood days and is much beloved by all who knew her. She has been a teacher for several years and is currently engaged in teaching at the Strawn school at the home district. Mr. Chas. H. Bishop is a man of sterling worth, who is well known and highly respected in the vicinity where he has resided most of his life. Besides the immediate family of the bride and groom, guests from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. William Rowe and daughter Liola of Henry, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Frank May of Manlius, Illinois. Mrs. Peter Johnson and son of Walnut, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Row and daughter Velma of Henry, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop will be at home January 10, 1909. Their host of friends join in wishing them a happy and prosperous life. On the day following, January 1, 1909, the bride and groom and number of invited guests, were treated to a fine turkey dinner at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bishop of Hennepin Prairie which was very much enjoyed by all. The Record offers congratulations to the happy couple, and also returns thanks for a generous portion of the wedding cake.


Florid, December 1, 1910
Willis Deininger and Miss Lila Allen, both of Florid were married in Granville Thanksgiving day.  They went to housekeeping in the S.P. Clemens house in our burg.

Florid, November 24, 1910
Married in Chicago, November 14, 1910, Mr. Charles Meier of Henry and Miss Cleo Chance of Florid.  They came to Mrs. Meier’s home last Saturday for a visit amont friends before going south.


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