Schuyler County, Illinois
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Lawrence Dean Marries Nettie Wetzel in Browning
Lawrence Dean and Nettie Wetzel Married
Lawrence Dean and Miss Nettie Wetzel were married at the residence of the brideís parents, on Sunday, February 26, Rev. John Davis officiating. After the wedding a bountiful dinner was served. On Monday evening a reception was held at the home of the groomís parents. Mr. And Mrs. David Dean. It was a charming nuptial affair and about forty guest were present. [February 26, 1899]
*NOTE: found in a scrapbook in Roswell, New Mexico by Nancy Harvey while going though her motherís things after her death. "The scrapbook is one which my great grandmother, Amanda Bryan Wetzel, or perhaps my grandmother, Nettie Wetzel Dean, pasted lots of obituaries of family and friends. These families were from around McDonough, Fulton and Schuyler Counties. These obits are probably around a hundred years old or may be more."

Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, í96, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Montooth, in Oakland township, the marriage of Mr. W. Lewis Welker and Miss Elizabeth J. Montooth was celebrated. Mr. Welker is a young man of the first class, a carpenter by trade; so of the nicest buildings in the community testify to his skill. The bride is a daughter of one of enterprising well-to-do farmers. Rev. J. M. Duff, pastor of the North Rushville circuit,
officiated. A number of guests were present.
The ceremony was followed by hearty congratulations from all present. A bountiful feast was next in order, after which the remainder of the evening was passed in social conversation and singing, the bride presiding at the organ. After a few selections were sung, the crowd dispersed and went home feeling that they had had a pleasant time.

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