JENNINGS COUNTY, INDIANA
MARRIAGE NOTICES AND ANNIVERSARIES
The Republic 22Mar1900 - transcribed by J.S.
WELL KEPT SECRET
Scotsburg, Ind. March 22 - The marriage of Henry Blocher and Miss
Hutsell, daughter of Andrew Hutsell of Paris Crossing, has been
announced, after being kept a secret over four months.
The Vernon Banner, Vol 8, No. 25 (Vernon, Jennings County) Mar 5, 1859
* Married * Married on Thursday, Feb 24, 1859, by Rev. J. Stonemets,
Mr. W.R. Henberlain to Miss Elizabeth Burkman, both of this county.
Seymour Daily Republican 26Apr1906 -transcribed by J.S.
Mr. Joshua Miller, an old soldier of Paris Crossing and Asintha Nipp, of
West Laurel street, of this city, were married at half past eleven this
morning in the clerk's office at Brownstown by Justice Fred Chapeil.
They went to Brownstown on No. 7 this morning and went on through
Seymour on No. 8 this afternoon to Paris Crossing, which will be their
The Indianapolis Journal, Jun 8, 1893
A beautiful June day and a beautiful June wedding. At the palatial home
of Hon. and Mrs. John J. Cooper, on North Meridian street, yesterday
afternoon, occurred the marriage of their youngest daughter, Miss
Caroline Cooper, and Mr. Earl Mac Kelly Ogle.
The ceremony took place at high noon in the presence of about 150 of the
relatives and nearest friends. The house, with its broad halls and
spacious rooms, was a bower of pink and green. In every room the mantels
were hidden with palms and pink roses. In the doorway were lattices of
amilax and garlands of pink roses, and the staircase was wound with
smilax and roses. The chandeliers were testooned with asparagus vines
and roses, and every where June fragrance prevailed. At the appointed
hour Zumpfe's orchestra played the Swedish wedding march, and the party
descended the stairs, and passing through an aisle of white ribbons,
entered the drawing room. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper came first, and waiting at
the foot of the stairs for the bride. They were followed by the ushers,
Messrs, Charles Cooper, William Landers, E.T. McConnell and Roy
McMillan, of Wilmington, O.; the little flower girls, Maud Josephine
Jacobs, the bride's niece of Minneapolis, and Vera Piercy, and lastly
the bride and her parents.
In the drawing room they were met by the groom and his best man, Mr.
E.B. Needham, of Richmond and Rev. J. Albert Rondthaler, pastor of the
Tabernacle Presbyterian Church. They formed in a semi-circle in front of
the large mirror, which was hidden with garlands of amilax and pink
roses; on either side were large baskets of pink roses and palms. The
crystal chandelier was almost hidden with vines and roses and the swell
window was also beautiful with palms, vines and roses, making a rich
sitting for the event. As the orchestra playing "Annie Laurie," softly.
Mr. Rondthaler pronounced the ceremony.
The roses were the old-fashioned pink roses of June, and all the
costumes worn carried out the unique idea of a quaint old-time wedding.
The bride wore an exquisite imported pineapple muslin, with satin
stripes, over a white satin, a bertha of rose point and duchesse lace,
and a veil held by a wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a prayer
book bound in white. Miss Myers wore an opal silk make in 1830 styles,
with a lace bertha and a poke bonnet, trimmed with black feathers and
pink roses. She carried the bride's bonquet[sic] of white roses. Miss
Ogle's gown was of light blue flowered silk, with a lace bertha, and she
carried pink roses. Her poke bonnet was trimmed with olive velvet and
corn flowers. The flower girls work French gowns, empire style, with
trains. Maud Jacob's was white and pink flowered silk, with pink
carnations in a dainty basket, and Vera Piercy's was white and
blue-flowered silk, and she carried a basket of blue corn flowers.
In the immediate party were Mrs. Cooper, who wore a handsome black and
lavender brocade and lace; Mrs. John McClure Wiley, of Buffalo, the
bride's sister, wore a French gown of gauze, embroidered in gold and
blue, over blue silk, trimmed with gold passamenterie; Mrs. C.B. Jacobs,
of Minneapolis, black brocaded duchesse satin, with jet and cream crepe
trimming; Mrs. A.M. O'Connor, of North Vernon, black and heliotrope silk
with lace; Mrs. M.J. Ogle, of Washington, C.H., O., the groom's mother,
light gray silk, with black trimmings. These and the other guests made a
After congratulations and good wishes had been extended, an elaborate
buffet breakfast was served. The table in the dining room had an immense
basket of pink carnations in the center and broad, low baskets at either
and, the mantel was filled with ferns and roses. The guests' favors were
small pink or blue baskets filled with carnations or corn flowers. Mr.
and Mrs. Ogle left during the afternoon for their wedding journey of two
weeks, and upon their return they will reside with Mr. and Mrs. Cooper,
where they will be at home to their friends Tuesdays, after July 1. Many
rich presents were given and many congratulatory telegrams were
received. The bride gave her attendants pearl rings and the groom gave
all the attendants pearl pins. Among the guests present were Mrs. J.M.
Myers, of North Vernon, grandmother of the bride, Mr. Joseph C. Ogle of
Chicago, Mr. Wiley of Buffalo, Miss Parks of Martinsville, and Mr.
William Haugh of Greenfield, Mr. Walter Dunham and Mr. J. Ambrose Butler
of Buffalo, N.Y.
ENGAGEMENT OF OLCOTT-WINEFLED
Indianapolis Journal, Jan 28, 1904
The engagement has been announced of Miss Lillian Olcott, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. W.W. Olcott, of North Vernon, and Mr. Joseph Winefeld, of
this city. The wedding will take place Jan 31 in North Vernon.
Source: The Vernon Times dated 30 January 1920. Jennings Co. IN.
Thanks for posting. Teresa Haines Rigney Walter
Powell, prosperous farmer of Vernon Township, and Mill Minnie Parker,
popular young lady of Grayford, were married Sunday evening at the
residence of the bride. Rev. Lewis King of Columbus officiating.
RANDALL SIXTY-THIRD WEDDING
The Ellensburg Dawn (Ellensburg, Wash) Jun 20, 1912
Sixty-Three Years of Wedded Life Celebrated by An Aged Couple
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Randall celebrated their 63rd wedding
anniversary Sunday June 16. Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Randall and Mr. and Mrs.
A.S. Randall were present as was also Mrs. Fannie Farthing a sister of
Mr. Randall who was also present at the wedding 63 years ago. She says
at that event the bride and groom rode white horses and the thirteen
couple present rode black horses.
Thomas J. Randall was born in Jennings county, Indiana in 1827, while
Mrs. Randall was born in the same county in 1834. In 1856 Mr. Randall
was ordained to the ministry of the Christian Church and has
proclaimed the gospel of Christ ever since. The family moved to this
city in 1888.
Rev. A.L. Crim and Mrs. Crim celebrated the happy event with the
The Ellensburg Dawn, Ellensburg, WA) Jun 20, 1912 * Sixty Three Years
of Wedded Life Celebrated by An Aged Couple * Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J.
Randall celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary Sunday June 16. Mr.
and Mrs. M.E. Randall and Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Randall were present, as
was also Mrs. Fannie Farthing a sister of Mr. Randall who was also
present at the wedding 63 years ago. She says at that event the bride
and groom rode white horses and the thirteen couple present rode black
horses. Thomas J. Randall was born in Jennings county, Indiana in
1827, while Mrs. Randall was born in the same county in 1834. In 1856
Mr. Randall was ordained to the ministry of the Christian Church and
has proclaimed the gospel of Christ ever since. The family moved to
this city in 1888. Rev. A.L. Crim and Mrs. Crim celebrated the happy
event with the family. Sunday.
RUSSELL COUPLE WEDDED 50 YEARS
Ottumwa Tri-Weekly Courier, Feb 19, 1910 (Ottumwa, Iowa)
Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Goltry Enjoy Notable Anniversary - Relatives
Chariton Feb 17 (Special) The home of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Goltry in
Russell, Iowa, was yesterday the scene of a happy gathering, the
occasion being the fiftieth wedding anniversary of this worthy couple.
Their children, relatives and many friends assembled to do honor to
the event, and a most enjoyable time was had. Mr. and Mrs. Goltry have
been residents of Lucas county, since 1865, coming here from Jennings
County, Indiana, and during their long residence here they have won
the high regard of all who know them.
J.F. Goltry and Emmaline Force were wedded on February 16, 1860, at
the home of the bride's parents near Hayden, Indiana. H.C. Bruner,
Esq., officiated at the ceremony. C.C. Force, a brother of Mrs.
Goltry, who witnessed the ceremony fifty years ago, was present at the
festivities on Wednesday, Mr. Goltry, who was born in Steuben county,
New York, on March 22, 1837, is a veteran of the civil war, having
served in Company C. 37th Ind., 14th Army Corps of the Cumberland.
Mrs. Goltry was born in Cumberland. Mrs. Goltry was born in Jennings
county, Indiana on November 23, 1843.
Thirteen children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Goltry, nine of whom
are living. They are Mesdames Jennie Drake, Maggie La Follett, Anna
Duckworth, Mollie Wright, Debbie La Follett and A.R. Goltry, all of
Russell; Mrs. Doolittle Cooper of Chariton, J.B. Goltry of Dudley, and
Walter S. Goltry. There are thirty-nine grandchildren and nine great
Anti-Slavery Bugle, Mar 31, 1855 (New-Lisbon, Ohio) * Hymeneal Marriage
* Married - On the 23rd inst., by Mattias Swaim, Esq., Mr. Ridgeway
Shreve, of Jennings County, Indiana to Miss Ann Pool, of Mahoning
Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, Marion County, IN) 25 Aug 1916
- transcribed by J.S.
Scipio, Ind. August 25 - The engagement has been announced of Miss Ruth
Stigdon and Eugene H. Johnston, of Bloomington. Mr. Johnston is an
instructor in the state university and a member of the Kappa Sigma
fraternity....Invitations have been issued for the wedding of Miss
Minnie Easter and Roy Herne.
Seymour Daily Republican, Sep 29, 1910 -transcribed by J.S.
SHERLOCK HOLMES REPORTS THE NAMES OF COUPLE MARRIED AT HE NEW LYNN
Sherlock Holmes, with the able assistance of his companion, Dr. Watson,
spent the greater part of Wednesday evening endeavoring to learn the
names of the couple who were married at the parlors of the New Lynn
hotel Wednesday evening. After investigation he found the bride was MISS
SUSAN WAGONER, the beautiful daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wagoner, of
Commiskey, and the groom was DR. A.E. BANNISTER, of Paris Crossing. They
came here late Wednesday evening and by appointment met the minister
from Paris Crossing at the New Lynn hotel. The bride's parents knew that
the wedding was to be held, but the young people took this means to
surprise their friends, who were prepared to give them a reception.
After the ceremony Dr. and Mrs. Bannister left for Indianapolis where
they will visit for some time and will later spend several days in Ohio.
Seymour Daily Republican 9Jul1918 -transcribed by J.S.
Miss Leah Hall of this city and Mr. Noel Wilson of Paris Crossing were
married at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the office of the County
Clerk, by Rev. Glen Mills officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will make
their home at Paris Crossing.
The Vernon Times, Vol 7, No 51 (Vernon, Jennings County) Jun 5, 1919
1. James McGrath, Seymour, to Stella Downey, North Vernon.
2. Carl Sierp, North Vernon, to Queen Hartwell, North Vernon.
3. Grover Lawrence, Centerville, to Della Hartwell, Vernon.
4. Arlie Tomlinson, Scipio, to Mary Stevens, Scipio.
5. Clyde Brewer, Westport, to Elizabeth Rogers, Buttlerville.
Source: The Vernon Times dated 30 January 1920. Jennings Co. IN.
Thanks for posting. Teresa Haines Rigney MARRIAGE LICENSES
1. Charles J. Gruners to Margaret Catherine Scheller.
2. Bertram F. Ducknall to Edna Herron.
3. Walter E. Powell to Minnie A. Parker.
4. Everett McGill to Thelma Wilkerson.
5. Lester J. Southerland to Wilma Pearl Richie.