Woodford County, Illinois  Marriage Announcements

Also see: Woodford County Marriage Applicants 1841-1868

And: Marriages, 1841-1870

And: Marriages, 1841 - 1847


The Marshall County Republican, Henry, IL - January 24, 1867

  • Mrs. Phebe (Johnson) White for many years a resident of Whitefield township, was married recently at Minonk to a Mr. McClure, a farmer said to be well-off. Mr. White her first husband went to California to seek a fortune and died there as of 2 years ago. Mrs. McC. has our best wishes.

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL - October 13, 1870

  • Married At Metamora by Rev. Jas. M. Berry, John W. Burdette of Peoria and Miss Annie Robert of Metamora

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL - December 14, 1871

  • Married in Washburn, by Rev. James, Robert Barton and Mary J. Redden, both of this county (Marshall).

The Henry Republican - April 9, 1874

  • Married In El Paso, March 25, by Rev. G. N.E. , Harvey Wilson of Lacon and Miss Mary E. Scott of E.

The Henry Republican - August 9, 1877

  • Married at Lacon, August 2, at the residence of J. E. Ong, Esq., by Rev. J. P. Agenbroad, Dr. A. S. Hayes of Minonk and Miss Jennie A. Ong of L.

The Henry Republican - September 13, 1877

  • In Belle Plain township, William Boon of Richland and Miss Maggie L. McClure of Washburn.

The Henry Republican - July 25, 1878

  • Married at Caledonia, Putnam county, by Rev. Porter, Dr. E. A. Wilcox of Minonk, late state senator of the 20th legislative district, and Miss Victory Boyle of C.

The Henry Republican - March 3, 1881

  • Married at Lacon, Feb. 22, by Ira Norris, Esq., Chas. Hoshor of Woodford county, and Miss Ella Amanda Seward of Lacon.
  • The Henry Republican - March 3, 1881 - At Cazenovia, Woodford county, Feb. 16, by Rev. Wilson, John Clark of Eureka, and Miss Alice Gilpin, sister of A. L. Gilpin of this city.

The Henry Republican - March 10, 1881

  • Married at Metamora, Woodford county, March 1, by Rev. Eli  McClish, Clint G. Ford and Miss Littie Foster, both of Breyer's dramatic company.
  • Clint G. Ford, late of the Lacon Democrat and Miss Lottie Foster, were married at Metamora recently. Both are traveling with Breyer's dramatic company.  Clint is a star in his specialties and Miss Foster is a general favorite with the public and both are the leading actors in the troupe referred to above.

The Henry Republican - February 9, 1882

  • Married At Lacon, Feb. 2, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. Blair, Frank Mau of Washburn, and Miss Carrie, daughter of August Frede, the shoemaker.


The Washburn Leader - 21 Feb 1907 (courtesy Barb Darling) Washburn Leader, Front Page
Baker-Combes
On Thursday last week at 10 am the nuptials of Mr. Albert Baker and Miss Loney Combes were celebrated. The wedding occurred at the ME Church Parsonage, the pastor officiating. They were attended by Mr. Edward Wood and Miss Dora Koch. Immediately after the ceremony, they left for a brief visit with relatives in Galesburg. Mr. Baker is from Indianapolis. During his three years in this community he has sustained a good reputation for industry and integrity. His fair bride is a young lady of many excellent charms, fully attested by a host of warm friends. They will reside on a farm near Toluca. The Leader with many friends extends them warm wishes.

The Journal (Minonk) - Saturday, February 25, 1882
Cannon-Donahue
Monday, February 20, 1882, by Rev. Father O'Kelly, at his residence in El Paso, Douglas Cannon and Miss Ellen Donahue, daughter of Dan Donahue, of Gridley, Ill. We have known this young couple so long that the memory of man reunneth not to the contrary, and although we cannot extend to them the hand of fellowship and welcome them into the matrimonial state, not being in that realm, ourselves, we wish them a bright, happy and prosperous future.

The Journal (Minonk) - Saturday, February 25, 1882
J. L. Causey, at one time a merchant in Secor, and well and favorable known in this county, now doing business in Streator; was married, last week to Mrs. Clara Goodie, of Cleveland, Ohio.

The Minonk Journal - Saturday May 31, 1884
Hopkins-Hymer
At the residence of the brides mother, in Afton, Iowa, Thursday evening, May 15th. Rev. J. T. Hopkins of El Paso, Ill. and Miss May I. Hymer, of Afton, Rev. J. B. Wetty officiating. The groom is a graduate of Parson college, Fairfield, in the class of '81 and in April last received a diploma from the Presbyterian Theological Seminary located at Chicago. He at once accepted an ;invitation to El Paso where he has since been engaged in ministerial labors. Miss Mymer has been connected with the Afton schools for the last two years and is classed with the successful teachers. Having grown up from childhood where she has many warm friends who regret that her future home is to be in another state. After a beautiful re past and a pleasant social hour, the company dispersed and at 11:45 the two who had taken upon themselves the solemn duties of husband and wife, departed for Chicago, where they will spend a few days, then proceed to their new home in El Paso. That as many of life's blessings as usually fall to mortale may be their share, is the wish of their many friends, among whom is the Reporter - Every Sunday Morning Creston, Iowa.

The Minonk Journal - June 24, 1882
Wednesday evening, at the St. Matthew's Episcopal church was solemnized the wedding ceremony uniting the lives of Mr. Clarence Alcott and Miss Emma Beard, two most estimable young people of this city. Mr. Alcott is an industrious young machanic (sic) working in the finishing department of Geo. Brand's furniture manufactory on Front street. Miss Beard is the daughter of Mr. Thomas Beard, a miller formerly of the firm of Beard & Johnson, and is a most excellent you lady, a fine singer and player and organist at the Episcopal church. Both of the young people are members of the church in which they were married by the pastor, Rev. S. P. Simpson. After their marriage they left the city for a short wedding tour, and on returning will begin housekeeping at the home of Mr. Alcott's parents (Pantagraph). Miss Beard has many friends in El Paso, where at one time she resided, who will unite with the Journal in wishing this young couple a most happy future.

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

The Minonk Journal - Saturday June 17, 1882

Married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Simpson, five miles northeast of El Paso, Thursday eve., May 8th, Mr. Chas. Fordyee and Miss Marie Gray.
The ceremony was performed in the presence of a large circle of relatives and friends, by the Rev. Birch, shortly after six o'clock. The bride was attired in ashes of roses silk and natural flowers, and was attended by Miss Minnie Loomis, of Decatur. The groom was dressed in the customary color, black, and was attended by Mr. Geo. M. Holferty, of Eureka.
The ceremony and congratulations over, attention was given to the disposing of the feast of good things, prepared for the occasion. After supper the remainder of the evening was agreeably spent in conversation interspersed with music.
The presents were numerous, handsome and useful. The following is a list: Pair linen table cloths and tureen, from bride's mother; set silver tea spoons, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Fordyee; tea tray, Rev. Birch and wife; glass tea set, Mr. A. W. Shepard and wife; tea set and fruit dish, neatly engraved with bride's and groom's name, Mrs. Kingdon and daughter; glass fruit dish, Lena Fordyee; pair of linen towels, Mrs. Theo. Gray, stereoscope and views, also elegant bound copy of "The great events of our past century," Chas. Fordyee to bride; box of handkerchiefs, Minnie Loomis, copy of "Lucile," Geo. M. Halferty; glass honey dish, Alva and Lizzie Jaynes; pickle dish, Vertie and Annie Simpson; pickle castor, F. Guard, handsome bouquet, Blanche Cloud; glass water pitcher, Thos. Simpson, set goblets, Willie Simpson; tea set, Mr. Lollis and wife and Mr. Robinson and wife.

Mr. Fordyee has just finished a course at the Normal University, carrying off a diploma at the last commencement of that institution. The happy couple left on the morning train last Saturday to remain a week. They have our best wishes for success in their journey through life.

  • On Wednesday night June 7th, Miss Minnie Potthoff, daughter of Squire Potthoff, of Peoria, was married to Fred Greiner, a commercial traveler. Mr. Greiner is well known by many citizens of El Paso where he at one time lived.

Double Knot

  • A double wedding occurred Wednesday, June 7th at the residence of Chas. Kettelle, a prominent lawyer formerly of Metamora, now of Chicago. The parties were Frank Kettelle and Miss Nevore, and George McConnell and Miss Abie Kettelle. Frank Kettelle is a commercial traveler, and frequently visits El Paso.

The Minonk Journal - Saturday May 6, 1882

Golden Wedding

Rev. and Mrs. S. G. J. Worthington on last Wednesday evening, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage by an elegant reception, held at their residence in this city. Father Worthington was joined in wedlock to Miss Mary Jane Hedges on May 3, 1832, since which time he has been a faithful minister of the M. E. church, and his wife a constant help and co-worker. The couple are widely known throughout this section of the State, Father Worthington having several times served as presiding elder, and has filled many important charges during his long and active ministry.

About 300 invitations were issued and the attendance was very large. Exercises were commenced by Rev. F. M. Chaffee, P. E. Normal district, who in a very happy manner presented an address from the ministers connected with his district. He was followed by Mr. G. E. Hubbell, a son-in-law of the host, who read an original and appropriate poem. Father Worthington responded in a very neat and affecting speech, after which a quartette sang "Only Waiting," Prayer was then offered by Rev. C. Springer. The company then partook of an elegant and bountiful repast

The presents were numerous and valuable, consisting of many beautiful gold articles and a large amount of gold coin, in all valued at several hundred dollars.

Among the many present we notice the following: Hon. N. E. Worthington and family, Peoria, Mr. George E. Hubbell and wife, nee Worthington, Davenport, Iowa; Mrs. Van Alstine and family, Spring Lake, Ill., S. H. Worthington and family, El Paso; Miss Emma Worthington, Miss Lela Coats, Rev. P. W. Chaffee, presiding elder Normal district; Rev. J. F. James, Cropsey, Ill.; Rev. H. C. Birch, Gridley, Rev. W. R. Wiley, Manito; Rev. C. H. Botkin, Deer Creek, Rev. C. Springer, Piper City; Rev. A. L. Morse, Graymont; Rev. F. H. Cummings, El Paso; Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Park, Normal, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tucker, Eureka; Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ward, Eureka; Mrs. Chas. H. Moore, Caldwell, Kansas.

The hour of midnight had long passed when, with a hearty "God bless you" from the host and hostess, and with the best wishes from those present, that the sunset of life for Father Worthington and his helpmate might be crowned with blessings and comfort, the guests took their departure.

The Minonk Journal - March 4, 1882

The wedding which took place in Secor last Thursday evening was one of the most brilliant that ever took place in that prosperous little village. The prominence of the high contracting parties, Mr. Henry L. Steward and Miss Etta Nofsinger, and all interested made the occasion of more than ordinary interest. The ceremony was performed in the Christian church which had been previously prepared for the happy occasion. At precisely 8 p.m. the bride, attended by Misses Ella Collins, Carrie Cummins and Maggie Baird, and the groom attended by Messrs. Jay Robeson, Charles Stewart (brother of the groom) and W. F. Watkins, marched up the aisles and stood before the altar where Prof. James Kirk performed the usual impressive ceremony and pronounced them man and wife, after which the invited guests repaired to the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Nofsinger, where the large assemblage, numbering abut one hundred, sat down to a supper which surpassed anything ever spread before the people of Secor. After supper the guests were invited into the parlors, where the happy couple received the congratulations of their many friends. Mr. S. B. Pool, in behalf of the donors, then presented to the newly married couple a long list of handsome and valuable presents, which is hereto subjoined. It was a most pleasant affair for all in attendance, and the manner in which the evening was passed does credit to Mr. Nofsinger and family. The Journal extends its hearty congratulations to the happy couple and wishes them a joyous and prosperous life.

The presents were: 56 pieces china ware, Mr. L. Nofsinger; what-not, Mrs. C. J. Nofsinger; fine linen table cloth, L. L. Weisel, Peoria; ivory and satin fan, Gage Bros., Chicago; pin cushion pillow and sheet shames, Mrs. B. Saxton; silver pickle castor, Mrs. Dr. Ross and daughter Alice, Peoria; fancy silk and lace shopping bag, Miss Nannie Jamison, Quincy; set ivory-handled table knives, Adolph Nofsinger; set glassware, Misses Sarah and Ella Collins; set silver knives and forks, Charles Stewart; set silver tea spoons, J. E. Saxton; silver caster, C. A. Nofsinger; book of poems, J. P. Sidwell, Chicago; silver breakfast castor, Mr. and Mrs. Amos and W. E. and Mrs. S. B. Pool; ornamented lamp, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stewart; glass butter dish, Mr. and Mrs. A. Horn; glass bread plate, Miss Anna Wilkerson; glass fruit dish, Ross Polhemus; fancy toilet set, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hereford; set glass goblets, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Enyart; bouquet flowers, Miss Kate Saxton, Peoria; glass fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. James Collins; fancy breakfast cap, Mrs. Nettie West, Chicago; glass berry dish, Mr. and Mrs. Tribbey and daughter Minnie, set solid silver tea spoons, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Sidwell, Chicago; set goblets and table cloth, Ed and Miss Mary Dierking; one dozen napkins, Miss Emma Harseim; parlor lamp, E. J. Harseim; silver caster, Miss Ida Schafer, El Paso; glass toilet set, Mr. and Mrs. Letcher Nofsinger, Roanoke; silver berry dish, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Stewart, Chicago; berry spoon, Miss Maggie Baird, Eureka; glass berry dish, Miss Ida Wright; set jelly dishes, Miss Carrie Harseim; pair individual silver salts, Miss Sallie Gassner and mother; set glassware, Jay and Miss Stella Robeson; silver spoon-holder, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Merrill, Chicago; silver butter knife, Miss Ida Cannon; set silver tea spoons, groom's mother; ornamented fruit stand, Misses Eva and Dora Richardson; vase, Alonzo Brown; pair vases, F. M. and Miss Ida Richardson, Pontiac; gold bronze library lamp, H. J. Tegtmeyer; glass bread plate, Miss Hattie Taylor; bed spread, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Heineke; towel rack with mirror, Miss Mary Harseim.


Married, at the residence of the bride's parents, three and one-half miles southwest of Benson, Ill., Wednesday, march 1st, Calvin E. Hoff, of Roanoke, and Miss Ann Peterson, of East Linn. At 7 p.m. the happy couple took their places on the floor, accompanied by Mr. James Huxtable and Lewis Peterson, brother of the bride, and Misses Norry Peterson, sister of the bride, and Flora Ray, of Flanagan. After the ceremony was performed congratulations were in order. The bride and groom are both well known in this vicinity and highly respected by all. We feel assured that theirs will be a happy life. The wedding supper was a credit to the family, and all the substantial, delicacies, as well as the luxuries, were spread before the large assemblage. After supper the evening was passed very pleasantly, and at a late hour the guests departed, leaving their best wishes for Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Hoff. The JOURNAL extends to the happy couple its congratulations and wished them a bright, happy and prosperous future. A list of the presents is subjoined herto.:

Fine large bible, bride's parents; set chairs and bed-stead, Mrs. Sallie Peterson; set silver tea spoons, Chas. Peterson; syrup can, N. F. Peterson; two pickle dished, Simon Peterson; glass pitcher, Lewis Peterson; clock, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Peterson; fine parlor lamp, Mrs. Ella Peterson; lamp mat, Jennie Jeter; two glass fruit dishes, Mr. and Mrs. Jeter; glass set, Bertie Peterson, glass fruit dish, Mrs. Geo. Tollman of Hoopeston; blue and white fringed bed spread, Wm. Tollman; fruit dish, Alice Tollman; silver salt caster, Lewis Fartner, Hoopeston; six towels, Hattie Tollman; worked tidy, Nettie Fartner, New Jersey; set pillow slips, Miss Mary Fartner; one dozen saucers, Miss Eva Oltmann; bread plate, Mrs. Geo. Oltmann; silver wine cup, Fred Oltmann; two glass dessert dishes, Mrs. Susan Ray; one ?, dozen linen napkins, Jno. Ray; silver tea pot, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Huxtable; silver tea pot, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Huxtable; silver syrup can, Miss Mattie Huxtable; camel's hair clothes duster, with gold handle and silver ring, Tommy Huxtable; Japanese tea set, H. S. Brubaker and S. Tool; two velvet picture frames, Sauer & Holland; silver pickle caster, Mrs. A. W. Forney and son - Alfred; glass pitcher, Sherry Leonard; glass ink stand, Miss Emily Fry; set silver table spoons, C. A. Nofsinger; fruit dish, Nettie Tanninger; silver napkins rings, A. F. Marshal; silver napkin rings, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rutz; silver napkin rings, Etta Nofsinger; fine bronze toilet set, Mrs. D. Duttarer and daughter, Peoria; set knives and forks, S. Nofsinger and lady; fine bronze lamp, Mrs. Livingston; fine bronze lamp, Chas. and Carrie Farely; celluloid toilet set in morocco case, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Coleman; glass set, B. W. Deaton; cake stand, Flora ?, glass pitcher, J. Maxwell; one half-dozen saucers, Alice M. Tribbey; tulip basket, Dana Betz; worked tidy, Miss Hattie Betz; two towels, Mrs. Betz; fine table cloth, T. F. Meineman; one dozen linen napkins, El Williams; linen table cloth, Mrs. Williams; linen table cloth, Mrs. Wm. McCord; toilet set, Miss Lucia Martin, Lacon; napkins, Miss Anna Mochow; one dozen goblets, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Martin, Peoria; sliver vases, Miss Flora Ray; silver dollar, Mrs. J. W. Coleman.

The Journal (Minonk) - Saturday March 25, 1882

Mr. Charles Metzger and Miss Liona Diseon were married at Bloomington, Tuesday. The happy young people start in the voyage of life with the best wishes of friends for their continued health and happiness.

The Journal (Minonk) - Saturday, February 11, 1882

Married at the Catholic church, Miss M. Noirot to Mr. Joseph Snyder. The bride was charming in a echru brocaded silk with customary veil and orange blossoms. The happy couple go to house keeping at once.

Cupid's Captives - Hanley Warner, of El Paso, and Miss Nellie R. Barrga, of Farmdale, were joined in wedlock in this city (El Paso) on the 5th inst., Rev. A. A. Stevens officiating. The bride is 19 and the groom 22 years of age. - Peoria Transcript. One by one they leave us. Hanley is a good boy. We know that, for he got part of his early training in this office. Mr. and Mrs. Warner will please accept our congratulations.

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

The Journal (Minonk) - Saturday February 25, 1882

Nelven R. Cavan and Miss Elizabeth E. Bowman; Theophil Herbst and Miss Rebecca Mincosinwitz; Wm. House and Miss Ollie White; Adam J. Smizer and Miss Catharine Baker; John Hawkins and Miss Theresa Koempel; Douglass A. Cannon and Miss Ellen M. Donahue; Hermann Rickert and Miss Ida May; George H. Culver and Miss Lottie L. Marsh; James H. Sueed and Miss Minnie M. Lewis; Edgar T. Cannon and Miss Lydia E. Bloodsworth, and Wm. Smith and Miss Emma Clauden, are candidates for matrimonial honors.

The Journal (Minonk) - Saturday, April 22, 1882

  • Married by Police Magistrate Giehl, on Monday the 17th, Mr. Jason T. Corwin and Miss Jennie Robbin, both of Washington. We wish the young couple much joy.
  • Married - on Tuesday evening, the 19th inst., at the residence of the bride, Mrs. Anna Shaffer to Mr. Sam Williamson of Ohio.
  • Married at Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, April 11, 1882 by Rev. Cookman, Mr. George S. Fiske of Brooklyn, and Miss Louisa Hamilton, daughter of R. L. Hamilton, of Minonk. Mr. Fiske is with the elevated railway. They will reside at Willow Place, Brooklyn where he has a residence splendidly furnished.

The Washburn Leader - December 11, 1902

  • At the Methodist parsonage Dec. 6, 1902, at 6:30 p.m. by Rev. G. L. Taylor, Frank Harmon and Ruby Tweddale, were united in wedlock. The friends of the young couple wish them many years of uninterrupted happiness.
  • On Dec. 10, 1902, at six o'clock in the evening, at the home of the bride's father, W. Henry Smith, who resides a short distance East of Washburn, Mr. Robert W. Irvins and Miss Jessie L. Smith. Rev. G. L. Taylor, pronouncing the magic words that made them husband and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Irvins, will make their future home near Cazenovia, where Mr. Irvins will engage in farming. Their many friends wish them success in life.

The Washburn Leader - December 11, 1902 Marriage License

  • Oren Eikin, Kansas tp - Millie White, Montgomery tp
  • John Peters, Peoria -- Marie Busman, Peoria
  • Charles E. Sands, Peoria - Mabel Kathum, Peoria
  • George N. Stevens, Lowpoint - Coila E. Lichtenberger, Eureka
  • Hughs Pritchard, Washburn - Edith Safford, Washburn
  • Delard Carlock, Carlock - Edith Trunnell, Palestine
  • Henry Petri, Hollis - Charlotte Vedel, Roanoke
  • Menno S. Klopfenstein, Panola tp - Ella J. Roth, Panola tp
  • Peter J. Jusseman (Husseman?), Roanoke tp - Anna Rankins, Washburn
  • Percival A. Fisher, Roanoke - Osea M. Irvins, Lowpoint
  • Henry Bachman, Cazenovia - Emma Spies, Metamora

The Washburn Leader - December 18, 1902

  • The marriage of Miss Elsi Blackmon and Mr. Thomas Parkins, took place, yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Blackmon. Elder J. W. Kilborn performed the ceremony, immediately after which all were invited to the dining room where most tempting repast was awaiting them

The bride was attired in a beautiful white dress and carried a large bouquet of white carnations while the groom wore the usual black.

Miss Elsi has for some time past been the pleasant and much admired clerk at Martini's store, and in addition, to a beautiful disposition, possesses a frankness of manner and speech that is decidedly winning her all times. All who know her are her friends. She has the sturdy qualities of a farmer's wife, which has always been her ambition, and her many friends are more than pleased at the bright prospect for her future.

The groom is the only son of Mrs. E. Parkins and is an honest and thorough young man, who has assisted his mother in caring for their farm for some time and though young in years, he is old in the experience of farm life. He is a young man the bride could have no scruples in placing her future with, and the prospects for a happy and congenial companionship of these young people, is pleasant indeed.

The newly wedded pair went directly to the home of the groom's mother, where they will make their home and conduct the work of the farm this year.

The Leader joins their many friends in wishing them a long life of happiness and prosperity.

The Washburn Leader - December 18, 1902 Marriage License

  • Albert J. Ewen, Minonk - Gertje Kleen, Minonk
  • Edward Kaps, Peoria - Paulina Mitzefelt, Peoria
  • Robert W. Irvins, Cazenovia tp - Jessie I. Smith, Cazenovia tp
  • Oliver A. Tucker, Marchall co - Geneva Martin, Minonk

Minonk News Supplement, Minonk, Woodford Co, Illinois - Friday, February 15, 1895 (contributed by Amy Robbins-Tjaden )

  • 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.

February 22, 1942 - Unknown newspaper (possibly The Bloomington Pantagraph)
El Paso - Mr. and Mrs. James B. Reeves announced Sunday the marriage of their eldest daughter, Loretta, to Cpl. Francis O'Rourke, Ft. Lewis, Wash. He is a son of Mrs. Mary O'Rourke, Downs. The wedding took place feb. 14 at St. Michael's church, Olympia, Wash., the Rev. Fr. M. P. Dwyer officiating. Miss Ruth Johnston and Pvt. 1 Cl. Patrick O'Rourke, brother of the bridegroom were attendants. Miss Reeves wore a silk jersey printed frock with black accessories and a gardenia corsage. The bride graduated from El Paso Township high school and the bridegroom from Downs high school. They will live at Ft. Lewis, where Mr. O'Rourke is stationed and his bride has employment.

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. Untitled newspaper page, dated 25 May 1934[contributed by Amy R-T]

February 1942 - Unknown newspaper (possibly The Bloomington Pantagraph)
Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Arline Hocke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Williams, 1225 East Oakland avenue, to Dick Dunmire, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Dunmire of El Paso. The ceremony took place Jan. 21 in St. Louis, Mo.

March 1942 Unknown newspaper (possibly The Bloomington Pantagraph)
El Paso - Mr. and Mrs. James Kirby Wednesday announced the engagement of their daughter, Violet, to Robert Wadsworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wadsworth. The wedding will be held April 30 (1942).

July 2, 1942 Unknown newspaper (possibly The Bloomington Pantagraph)
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, Sergt. Joseph A. Meador, now at Will Rogers field, Oklahoma City, Okla. The cuple returned to El Paso Monday. For the present they are living with the bridegoom's parents east of town. Mr. Meador is employed by the Pfister Hybrid seed Corn company.

July 2, 1942 Unknown newspaper (possibly The Bloomington Pantagraph)
El Paso - 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.

August 19, 1942 Unknown newspaper (possibly The Bloomington Pantagraph)
El Paso - Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Ball had announced Friday the marriage of their daughter, Barbara, to Corp. John Volk, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Volk of El Paso at Reno, Nev., Aug. 3. They will live in San Francisco where he is stationed at a camp. They graduated from El Paso Township high school in 1937 and the groom was employed as a gas station attendant until his induction in the army. The bride was employed at the telephone office here.
 

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

El Paso Journal, January, 1892
Married. Last Friday morning Dec. 23, Mr. Chas. Perry and Miss Cora Johns, daughter of Alderman O. Johns, boarded the Illinois Central train for Bloomington, where they were married by Rev. Kane, pastor of the Presbyterian church.  The newly married pair returned on the noon train, when they duly "fessed up". On Wednesday morning of this week, Mr. and Mrs. Perry started for Big Timber, Montana, where Mr. Perry is engaged in the blacksmithing business. The trip was made via Chicago and Minneapolis. The bride and groom were both raised in this city, and are followed to their western home by the good wishes of their friends.

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

Undated, untitled newspaper clipping
A Benson Wedding
Miss Christina Geiken Becomes Bride of Leslie Glenn Peterson
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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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T] 

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]


Married Yesterday (Married February 12, 1913, contributed by Virgil Whitaker
Remmer M. Fischer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Meinert Fischer of Benson, and Miss Minnie Timmerman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Timmerman of Minonk Township, were married on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 12, 1913, by Rev. Theo. Kettelhut at St. Paul’s parsonage. The bridal couple was attended by Jacob Fischer, brother of the groom, and Miss Hannah Timmerman, sister of the bride. The young couple is quite popular and highly respected in this community and will make their home on a farm two miles west of Benson. The Dispatch extends congratulations. (Unknown newspaper)


Metamora Herald - March 16, 1931
Miss Emma Schafer and Chris Frank Wed
Miss Emma R. Schafer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Schafer of Roanoke and Chris A. Frank of Morton were married Saturday morning March 10, by the Rev. B. G. Carpenter at his home, 505 North street, Peoria.  Miss Irene Frank, the bride-groom's sister and Edwin Schafer, the bride's brother were attendants.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank left in the afternoon for Florida from where they will go to California on a month's trip.


Metamora Herald - March 16, 1931
Eureka Minister and Wife Wedded 50 Years
The Rev. and Mrs. J. S. Rosborough of Eureka celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Friday.  A reception was held at Lida's Wood in the afternoon with a program of songs, talks and readings.
They were married in Lawrence county, Illinois, March 9, 1884.  Mrs. Rosborough was Miss Clara Correll.  They came to Eureka in 1913 to educate their children.  Mr. Rosborough has been in the ministry for 45 years.  He has held pastorates in Centralia, Clinton, Salem, Chicago and numberous small towns.
There are five children and nine grandchildren.  The children are:  O. O. and Dr. Paul, Chicago; Mrs. Mary Baer, Kentland, Ind.; Miss Jean, New York City, and James on the dutch West, Indies.


Metamora Herald Newspaper dated 7-18-1930 page 1 column 2 (contributed by Jane Foster)

Miss Eva Foster is bride of H. B. Tippy In a simple service at the home of the brides parents. Mr and Mrs. Charles Foster, in Lowpoint Saturday evening, July 12, 1930. at 10 o'clock Miss Eva Foster became the bride of Harlan Burkett Tippy, son of Mr. and Mrs Jerry Tippy of Metamora.
Rev. Metvin W Lang, pastor of the Lowpoint and Metamora Community churches, offriciated at the service. Mr. and Mrs Donald Clough the latter a sister of the groom, attended the couple. Only immediate relatives were present.
After a luncheon the bride and groom departed on a trip to Kansas. On their return they will make their home in Lowpoint or Metamora. Mr Tippy being Central Illinois district manager for a paint and oil company, while Mrs. Tippy, who has been principle of the Metamora grade school the last two years will continue in this position. Both are well known and popular in a large circle of friends in this vicinity and all will wish them happinesss
and success.


Metamora Herald Newspaper dated February 15, 1946 page 3 column 3 (contributed by Jane Foster)

Miss Laurel McKittrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McKittiick,Washburn and Harley J. Mangold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Mangold of Eureka were married Sunday evening Feb. 3, at the Christian church in Eureka by Rev. Donald M. Salmon.
Mrs. Hazel Owen played favorite organ selections of the bride. Miss Nellie Baxter sang "Because" and "Dream Girl of Delta 2eta". accompanied by Mrs. Owen.
The bride's gown was of brocaded satin with a sweetheart neckline. The bodice was fitted and butttoned to the waist over a full skirt. Her fingertip veil of net edged in lace was held in place by a coronet of seeded pearls.
She wore a strand of seeded pearls, a gift of the bridegroom. The bride's bouquet was of red roses and white calla lillies. Miss McKittrick was given in marriage by her father.
Mrs. William Welsh was matron of honor, and Miss Betty Crabtree maid of honor. They were dressed alike in floor-length gowns of salmon pink with matching coronets. The bridesmaids. Rosemary Padula, Donna Clanmont and BarbaraSchmidt. wore identical gowns in harmonizing shades of blue, yellow and green with matching coronets. Each attendant earned a colonial bouquet.
Garwood Braun was best man, and Howard Stein, Stanford Schneider and Vaughn Collins were ushers.
The immediate families and friends attended a reception at the Mangold home. Shortly afterward the newlyweds left for a short wedding trip. For going away Mrs. Mangold chose a coca brown suit with black accesories and wore roses of her bouquet for a corsage.
The bride is a graduate of Washburn high school and attended Eureka College. She is a member of Delta Zeta sorority.
Mr. Mangold, a Eureka high school graduate, was recently discharged by the naval aviation reserve as an ensign. He also attended Eureka College and is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
The couple will live in Eureka.
Out of town guests included Mr and Mrs R H Foster Lowpoint; Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Isch and family, Bluffton, Ind; Mr. and Mrs. George McDaniel.
Pontiac; Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Leman and family, Jess Leman, Misses Corda and Emma Leman.
Mervin Mangold, Alex Simon, William Simon, Miss Peggy Lou Amlison,Mrs. Katie Simon, Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Braun and Gilbert and Virginia, Waukegan; Mrs. Hazen Crabtree, Galesburg, and Mr. and Mrs.Harold Schroeppel, Urbana.
The Mangold family lived east of Roanoke for some time, and Harley was born there.


WASHBURN COUPLE ARE MARRIED FIFTY YEARS
On Wednesday, December 24, relatives and friends of Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Smith took heaping baskets of dinner and went in unexpectedly to spend the day and help them celebrate their golden wedding anniversary at their home in Washburn. Mrs.Katharine Haushahn, mother of Mrs. Smith was also an honored guest.  Seventeen years ago Mrs. Haushan celebrated her golden anniversary.  The guests presented Mr. & Mrs. Smith with a purse filled with gold.  Those who enjoyed this very happy occasion were:  Mrs. Elizabeth Adami of Fairfield, Ia., Wallace Haushahn of New Richmond, Minn., Chas. Uschold and daughters Ruth ad Maud of Lacon, Mrs. Lena Adami and daughter Alma, Ms. John Spicer, Joe Jerengi, Mrs. Mae McConigal of McPherson, Kan.; Mrs. Mary Black, Mrs. John Potzer, Mrs. John Shaw, Messrs and Mesdames Fred Cooks, Henry Potzler, Charles Pierce, Lou Cooney, Fred Ivins, Chas. Kohl. [Metamora Herald, Jan 2, 1925 page 1 col 2 , contributed by Jane Foster]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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.
Unidentified newspaper clipping dated 20 February 1936 [contributed by Amy R-T]

Henry News Republican, Feb. 24, 1960
Engagement of Washburn Couple is Announced
The engagement of Miss Lura Joan Wright to Gene W. Cordes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Cordes of Washburn, has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John e. Wright, of Malta. Miss Wright, a graduate of Malta high school and Northern Illinois University, is vocal music instructor at Lowpoint-Washburn unit school. Mr. Cordes, a graduate of the Washburn school, is employed at Caterpillar. A summer wedding is being planned.

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

Henry News Republican, Jun. 15, 1955
Suzanne McNutt is Bride of Donal Heck in Lovely Sunday Afternoon Ceremony
At 3 o'clock on Sun., Jun. 12, Miss Susanne Alice McNutt of Lacon and Donald Gene Heck of Washburn repeated the vows which joined them in marriage. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Frank F. McNutt Sr., and the Rev. Ernest Glock performed the double ring ceremony in St. John's Lutheran church in Washburn in the presence of about 250 guests........

Henry News Republican, Jan. 30, 1947
The marriage ceremony at which Miss Gertrude Lorance of Lacon and Howard Buckingham of Washburn were wed, was solemized at ten o'clock on Sat. morning at the Lacon Congregational Church, with Rev. Huge Flaig, pastor of the church, officiating, in a double ring service. Attendance were Mrs. Herman Harloff of Toluca, cousin of the bride, and Kenneth Eiklbarner, Washburn, close friend of the groom........

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

Woodford County Journal, July 5, 1917
RUTLAND YOUNG MAN WINS EUREKA BRIDE
On Saturday, June 30, at 6 p.m. occurred the marriage of Mr. Ivor M. Vinecor of Rutland and Miss Maurine Mavity of Eureka. The ceremony, which was attended by about 50 relatives and friends of the worthy young people, took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dickinson, which was decorated with an abundance of pink roses. At the appointed hour, Mrs. M. S. Thackaberry of Sterling, Ill., sang in her own happy manner "Mavis" and "At Dawning," being accompanied by her sister, Miss Daisy Buck. To the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, played by Prof. W. J. Gillum of Hollins, Va., the wedding party, preceded by Miss Betty Dickinson, (lower girl and little cousin of the bride, proceeded to the spacious living room where Dr. R. E. Hicronymus of Champaign pronounced the words which united the happy couple for life. The bride was attired in cream white silk messaline and her veil was fastened with a wreath of pink roses. She carried a shower bouquet of white bridal roses. Mr. L. R. Boyd of Peoria and Miss Mabel Jackson of Los Angeles, Calif., were the attendants. The bridesmaid. Miss Jackson, wore white and carried pink roses. The out of town guests were Miss Mabel Jackson, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mr. L. R. Boyd, Peoria, III,; Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Thackaberry, Sterling, Ill.; Prof. W. J. Gillum, Hollins, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Roberts, Misses Inez and Frances Roberts, Maurice and Ray Roberts, Mackinaw, III.; W. T. Musick, St. Paul, Minn; Mr. And Mrs. Robert Cinnamon and daughter, Miss Blanch, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cinnamon, Misses Sara and Lorene Cinnamon, Mr. and Mrs. Lowis Vinecor and daughter, Leda, Mr. F. A. V. Vinecor, Miss Effie Vinecor, and Mr. and Mrs. Clem Foutch. all of Rutland, III.; Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Huxtable, of Hoopeston, HI., Mrs. H. N. Herrick and Miss Mary Herrick, Chicago, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Vinecor will make their home on the farm of the bridegroom near Rutland, Ill.

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

Woodford County Journal, July 5, 1917
MILLIGAN-CANNON
The following account of the wedding of Dr. R. H. Milligan and Miss Cleo Cannon, both of Decatur, is taken from the Decatur Review of June 27: In a pretty wedding this noon at the Cannon home, 341 North Edward street, Miss Cleo Cannon became the bride of Dr. Roy H. Milligan of Kearney, Mo. The bride's father, Rev. W. H. Cannon, performed the ceremony in the presence of about fifty guests. The wedding party came down the stairs to the music of the Mendelssohn wedding march, played by Miss Florence Miller of Lincoln at the piano, Miss Ruth Lavery at the violin, Clifford Hawes with the flute, and Ralph Cannon with the cornet. Ribbons stretched the length of the living room by the four ribbon girls. Ruth Cannon, Lucile Brown, Helen Machan and Beatrice Atlass. The first two girls wore green taffeta, and the two latter white net. Preceding the bride came the little ring bearer, Charity Ellen Canon, who carried the ring in a lily; and the maid of honor, Miss Mildred Camp, and the bridesmaids, Miss Maera Carlock of Mechanicsburg and Mary Camp of Harristown. Miss Mildred Camp wore a gown of green marquisette and carried an arm bouquet of pink roses. Both the bridesmaids were gowned in white mull, with green girdles, and carried green baskets of pink and white sweet peas tied with white tulle. Harold Milligan of St. Louis was the best man. The bride looked charming in her gown of white crepe meteor, with crystal and pearl embroidery. Her veil of tulle was caught with white sweet peas, and she carried a bouquet of sweet peas and white roses. Before the ceremony the musicians played Jensen's "Bridal Song," and Mrs. C. H. Beane sang "Wedding Hymn," written by Mrs. J. W. Storer, Miss La very accompanied her on the violin. Miss La very also played softly during the ceremony, and while congratulations were being said the orchestra played Elgar's "Salut D' Amour." A three-course wedding buffet luncheon was served after the ceremony. The general color scheme of green and white, was carried out in the luncheon. The centerpiece for the dining table was the bride's cake. A large number of out of town guest were here for the wedding. Among them were Miss Nellie Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Roberts, Miss Hazel, Frances and Inez Roberts all of Ma_, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Litchfield of Flanagan, Ill, Mr. and Mrs. E. Higdon of New Haven, Conn., Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cannon and daughter Charity Ellen, of Hiram, Ohio; Leverette Davidson of Eureka, Florence Miller of Lincoln, Paul Cannon of Chicago, Joyce Tobin of Des Moines, la., Harold Milligan of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. D. Camp of Harristown, Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Dragstrem of Niantic, Maera Carlock of Mechanicsburg, Clifford Hawes of Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Coffman of Lincoln and Mrs. B. P. Bradburn and Miss Hazel Bradburn of Lincoln. Dr. and Mrs. Milligan left for a wedding trip by motor. They expect to visit Dr. Milligan's parents at Pinckneyville, and from there will drive to Kearny, Mo., which will be their home. Dr. Milligan is a practicing physician at that place. The bride's traveling suit was of green taffeta, with white collar and she wore a big white hat, and gray shoes. Both the above mentioned young people are graduates of Eureka College, in the Class of 1912, and both are very popular with Eureka people The bride taught in the Eureka High School in 1913 and 1914.

The Minonk News 25 February 1887
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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

Minonk News Supplement, Minonk, Woodford Co, IL Friday, February 15, 1895
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. [contributed Amy R-T]

Minonk News Supplement, Minonk, Woodford Co, IL Friday, February 15, 1895
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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

Mennen - Gastman
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. Newspaper clipping from unidentified paper [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.] [contributed by Amy R-T]



Behrend "Ben" Gastman and Margaret "Mattie" Woltzen
February 19, 1918, near Benson, Woodford Co, Illinois.
The marriage of Miss Mattie (Margaret Elizabeth) Woltzen to Mr. Benjamin Gossman (should be Gastman) was solemnized at the parsonage of the Lutheran church in Clayton township February 19 (1918), Rev J. W. Haverman officiating. During the ceremony Miss Dena Woltzen, sister of the bride, and Mr. Albert Woltzen, cousin of the bride, stood with the bridal couple. Following the ceremony the party drove to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Heye Woltzen, where they enjoyed a few social hours. They will go to farming on the Martin Obert farm, one mile north and one mile east of Benson. The groom is well known, having followed farm work for several years. Both young people have the best wishes of their many friends.  (Note: Behrend died less than a month after marrying Margaret. He is buried in St Peter's Lutheran Cemetery near Benson, Woodford Co, IL. His wife is not buried with him. He died at the home of his parents. There were no children from this marriage.) [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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.] [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

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. [contributed by Amy R-T]

Marie Fekin Weds George Ewing
Minonk-Miss Marie Feken, daughter of Mrs Etta Feken and George Virgil Ewing, son of Mrs Mary Dove, were married Thurs. evening in the parsonage of the St Paul's Evangelical church. The Rev Paul Buchmueller performed the single ring ceremony. [The Pantagraph [Bloomington, Illinois, Nov 10, 1941]

Andrew Edward Warnkes and Sena Johnson
December 18, 1912

Olio Twp, Woodford Co, Illinois
[contributed by Amy R-T]

Andrew Edward Warnkes and Sena Johnson

December 18, 1937
Taken on their 25th Wedding Anniversary
[contributed by Amy R-T]


Heinrich Valentine and Talke "Talitha" Janssen
July 24, 1892

Secor, Woodford Co, Illinois.
This was the second marriage for Talitha, who was previously married to Gerd Heyungs.
[Valentine spelled Valentien in the Old Country]
[contributed by Amy R-T]



Harm Seggermann and Geertjedina "Gertrude" Jütting
May 14, 1894

Woodford Co, Illinois.
This was the second marriage for Harm, who was previously married to Sena Lutje
[contributed by Amy R-T]



Hajo Woltzen and Anna Harms
February 13, 1896
Clayton Township, Woodford Co, Illinois.
[contributed by Amy R-T]



David Gerdes Moritz and Hiemke Bernhardina Woltzen
January 27, 1897

St Paul's Lutheran Church in Benson, Woodford Co, Illinois.
[contributed by Amy R-T]



Ellick Woltzen and Minnie Folkers
December 16, 1897

near Benson, Woodford Co, Illinois.
[contributed by Amy R-T]



Lübbe "Louis" Sloter and Anna Ludeman
November 5, 1898

Woodford Co, Illinois.
[contributed by Amy R-T



Jürgen "George" Johnson and Almuth Magretha "Maggie" Seggerman
February 5, 1902

Eureka, Woodford Co, Illinois
[contributed by Amy R-T]



Jacob Schroeder and Bena Woltzen
March 3, 1903

Clayton Twp, Woodford Co, Illinois
[contributed by Amy R-T]



Henry Woltzen and Engelina Warnke
November 6, 1912

Clayton Twp, Woodford Co, Illinois.
[contributed by Amy R-T]



George Paulen and Marie L. Johnson

January 1, 1915
Woodford Co, Illinois.
[contributed by Amy R-T]



Ervan Hansen and Fanny Tjaden

May 6, 1925
Benson, Woodford Co, Illinois
[contributed by Amy R-T]



William Henry Harrison Shoup and Margaret Marie Warnkes

February 5, 1919
Roanoke, Woodford Co, Illinois
[contributed by Amy R-T]

Robert (Bob) Milashoski and Marilyn (Mernie) Tjaden
February 14, 1953
Minonk Couple Married in Rectory

Minonk - Miss Marilyn Tjaden and Robert Milashoski were married at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the rectory of St Patrick's Church in Minonk. The bride is the daughter of the Edward Tjaden and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Milashoski.

Miss Pat Curley and Virgil Volk of Washington attended the couple. The bride was dressed in a navy blue suit with navy blue and white accessories. Miss Curley wore blue grey with black accessories. Both carried bouquets of roses.

The now Mrs. Milashoski graduated from high school in the Minonk-Dana unit and has been employed by the Minonk Telephone Company. Mr. Milashoski is employed at the Granert Clothing Company. After a wedding trip, the couple will live in Minonk.
[untitled, undated newspaper clipping, contributed by Amy R-T]



Dirk Seggerman and Hilke Fischer

February 17, 1921
Secor, Woodford Co, Illinois
[contributed by Amy R-T]



Louis Tjaden and Violet Kelsey
December 26, 1929

Benson, Woodford Co, Illinois
[contributed by Amy R-T]

Edward Tjaden and Alvena Warnkes
November 23, 1933
Benson, Woodford County, Illinois

Benson Couple Being Wed This Afternoon -- Edward C. Tjaden and Miss Alvena Warnkes Are the Happy Principals

At St Peter's Lutheran parsonage at Benson this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. O. H. Behrens, the pastor, is officiating at a double ring ceremony that unites the lives of Edward C. Tjaden and Miss Alvena M. Warnkes. Miss Pearl Tjaden, sister of the bridegroom, and Norman Warnkes, brother of the bride, are the attendants.

The bride is dressed in Copenhagen blue, with harmonizing accessories, and she is wearing a corsage of roses. Her attendant's dress is of tile red and she also wears a rose corsage. The happy man's suit is of oxford gray and his attendant is choosing dark blue.

Supper will be served to the immediate relatives at 6 o'clock at the bride's home and on next Monday night a public reception will be held at De Wilde's hall in Benson.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Warnkes of Benson, and Mr and Mrs. Harm Tjaden are the parents of the brides groom. Both of the young couple spent their lives in that vicinity and they are esteemed highly by all.

From an untitled, undated newspaper article, probably from the Minonk News, Woodford Co, Illinois.  [contributed by Amy R-T]



Heinrich "Henry" Woltzen and Barbara Kauffold
March 11, 1867

Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois
Henry and Barbara lived in Woodford County
[contributed by Amy R-T]



Harm Seggermann and Sena Lutjens

June 7, 1879
Woodford Co, Illinois.
[contributed by Amy R-T]



Menne Warnkes and Ida Flohr

November 10, 1880
Linn Township, Woodford County, Illinois
They were married by Rev D.M. Ficken at his residence in Linn Twp. However, the marriage record is in Tazewell Co records.
[contributed by Amy R-T]



Albert Woltzen and Laenia Elizabeth Oltman

February 9, 1888
St Peter Lutheran Church near Benson, Woodford Co, Illinois.
[contributed by Amy R-T]


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