LAKE COUNTY INDIANA
MARRIAGE OF MEMBERS AND OF PIONEER DESCENDANTS
[Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
One of our members, Joseph Patton, went far out into the vast West, even beyond the Dakotas, into Montana, and there on Tuesday afternoon, October 23, 1906, was united in marriage with Mrs. Mary L. Bostwick, himself 72 and she 68 years of age, and soon returned with her to his home in Crown Point.
It is quite natural that pioneer descendants should come, for their marriage ceremony, to the home of the chaplain of this Association, Rev. T. H. Ball; and by him were the following eight marriages duly solemnized:
- Mr. Harry H. Woods, grandson of Hon. Bartlett Woods, and Miss Eleanor Arnold, Nov. 10, 1906;
- Mr. Charles John Powell, of Chicago Heights, and Miss Sarah Effie McColley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mc-Colley, members of this Association, Nov. 24, 1906;
- Mr. Bert L. Worley, grandson of Rev. J. L. Worley, and Miss Anna Belle Stanley, Jan. 23, 1907;
- Mr. Thomas Lake and Miss Mabel Gertrude Post, granddaughter of Volney Holton, March 6, 1907;
- Mr. Charlie E. Boyd and Miss Edna M. Saxton, granddaughter of Ebenezer Saxton, April 2, 1907;
- Mr. Herbert A. Saxton and Miss Nora E. Pierce, the latter a descendant of the pioneer Muzzall, of Turkey Creek, the former of Ebenezer Saxton, June 12, 1907;
- Mr. Ralph W. Muzzall and Mary K. Miller, August 3, 1907;
- Mr. Harry Powell and Miss Maude McGary, born at Ross Station, a granddaughter of Julius Denmon, August 17, 1907
These sixteen were all quite young people starting out hopefully into a new, untried life.
Also, of pioneer descendants, Miss Josephine Lois Lincoln, great-granddaughter of Solon Robinson, and Howell V. Parry, of Crown Point, were married in the city of Muncie, March 27, 1907;
Also, Miss Myra Wheeler, great-granddaughter of Judge Clark, and also of the pioneer James Farwell, of Hanover township, and John Fisher, a brother of Mrs. Claude Allman, were married by Rev. E. R. Horton, June 29, 1907;
Also, Miss Jessie Allman, a descendant of the Luther and Allman pioneers, and Frank B. Pattee, Esq., a member of an old Lake County family, were married by Rev. W. F. Hovis, of South Bend, at the home of Judge McMahan, August 14, 1907;
Also, Miss Bessie Brown, granddaughter of Eli Sigler, was married in July, in the city of Chicago, to Dr. Robert Krost, of Crown Point.
Note.—Ebenezer Saxton, the pioneer, settled at Wiggins' Point, now Merrillville, in 1837. The marriage, therefore, of two of his descendants in 1907, celebrated 70 years of the residence of the family in the county.
Marriage Anniversary.—April 2, 1907, was the sixty-first anniversary of the marriage of Noah Bibler and his wife, who was Lydia M. Palmer, sister of Dennis Palmer, of Palmer, the one being 82 and the other 80 years of age.
On that same day, April 2, 1907, were married at Wheaton, Illinois, one of the two grandsons, Allison A. Bibler, editor of the Crown Point Register, and Miss Petra E. Lyng.
Married. Robert Sengstacke Abbott, 64, Negro publisher of the Chicago Defender and Abbott's Monthly (only Negro fiction magazine) ; and Edna Brown Denison, 43, widow of the late Col. Franklin Augustus Denison, commander of the 370th Infantry ("The Black Devils'') during the War, sole Negro to take a regiment abroad; in Crown Point, Ind. Helen Thornton Abbott last year divorced her publisher husband after unsuccessfully attempting to have him removed from the Defender's management, charging he was letting the paper go to ruin (TIME, June 26, 1933).
A pretty June wedding was that of Miss Arleen Mabel Mulliken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Mulliken, and Alfred Ackerman, son of W.H. Ackerman, of Fresno, California, which occurred Wednesday evening, June 16, at 8 o'clock before an assembly of intimate friends and relatives.
The ceremony was performed in the living room before the fireplace, which was banked with ferns, palms, peonies and June roses. Miss Mildred Chase sang a solo preceding the ceremony, and Miss Helen Stecker played the Lohengrin wedding march. George Edgar Gullen, pastor of the West Grand Boulevard M.E. church, officiated.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white georgette and satin, trimmed in beads. She carried a large arm bouquet of ophelia roses and sweet peas. Miss Elfrieda Cruickshank, who was Miss Mulliken's maid of honor, wore pale yellow organdy and carried an arm bouquet of sunburst roses and pink sweet peas. Mr. Ackerman was accompanied by Howard A. Sherman as best man. Immediately following the ceremony the guests were served with a buffet luncheon in the large dining room, which was decorated in pink and white peonies and roses. Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman left on a trip to Cleveland, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. On their return they will be at home at 86 Hanover avenue. Among the out-of-town guests were Mrs. M.A. Mulliken, of Chicago, grandmother of the bride, and the aged grand-parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ackerman, of Romeo, Michigan. -- Detroit (Michigan) Free Press
The bride is the grand-daughter of Mrs. W.W. Ackerman and has many friends here who extend congratulations and best wishes to her and her husband.
[July 1, 1920, Lowell Tribune, page 1, column 4; MM, Sub by FoFG]
Married in Chicago, on Thursday, January 27th, (1910) our excellent Treasurer, Miss Edith J. Dinwiddie, and Samuel C. Baird, of Lake County. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
on January 15th, 1910, another representative of an early family, Chester Busch, of Hammond, and Miss Bessie M. Walker, of Whiting.
On Thursday, 20th (1908), married in Crown Point, Miss Grace G. Bothwell, granddaughter of the pioneer, John Bothwell, and Frank Almon Carlson, of Merrillville. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
Clifton, Va., Dec. 7 -- Miss Mabel R. Dorsey was married to Mr. William P. Causer, of Gary, Ind., on Wednesday by Rev. John McNabb, of Henderson, Va. The ceremony took place in the Episcopal Church. The bride was given away by her father. The marriage was followed by a reception. Mr. and Mrs. Causer left for Gary, where they will make their home. [8 Dec 1907; Paper: Sun (Maryland) - Sub. by K.T.]
74 Years Young Weds Maid of 72
Abraham Clement aged 74 and a cousin of Mark Twain, was married to a Mrs. McFarland aged 72. Mr. Clemens survives two wives and his wife has outlived three husbands. Mrs. Clemens hopes her husband will not require to be disciplined like her last whom she kept up a tree for three hours with a shotgun for refusing to comply with her orders. Mark Twain wired congratulations to the young couple! [19 June 1906, Hammond Times - Sub by BZ]
The first event for this record is the marriage, September 2, 1908, of Guy Crisman and Gertie Fay Norton, both born in Crown Point ; both members of old families. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
Two other marriages of members of early families were at the home of Rev. T. H. Ball. On February 16th, (1910) in the evening, were married Charles W. Cruzan, of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Emma Castle, a sister of J. J. McCann, of Plum Grove, who was present and his two daughters, thus celebrating the birthday of their aged friend [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
Harry Dapper, 43; Mrs. Fannie Gardner, 25, both of Gary, Ind. [October 30, 1922, Paper: Belleville News Democrat - Sub. by K.T.]
DIAMOND - VINSTEIN
This Afternoon shortly after 5 o'clock, Miss Betty Diamond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Diamond of Calumet avenue will become the wife of Max Vinstein of this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Vinstein of Indianapolis. The wedding ceremony will take place at the Sherry hotel in Chicago before a company of about 140 relatives. For the reception, many more guests will be received by the parents of the bride, the wedding couple and their large party of attendants. Mr. Vinstein and his wife are planning a wedding trip through the east and then will return to make their home with the bride's parents in Hammond. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937, KT - Sub by FoFG]
Another marriage is now entitled to a place in this record. On Wednesday evening, November 18 (1908) , Miss Rae I. Rockwell, daughter of Jules Rockwell, great grand-daughter of Pioneer Rockwell of 1836, was united in marriage with Victor Dyer of Hammond. Many guests. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
Married September 7th, 1909, in the Catholic church, by the pastor, Rev. Philip Guethoff, Miss Emma Krost, daughter of John Krost, a settler of fifty-seven years ago, and Edward J. Eder. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
On March 19th, (1910) Clifford F. Edgerton, great-grandson of the pioneer, Horace Edgerton, and Miss Zada Mae Stilson, great-great-granddaughter of that pioneer, Obadiah Taylor, who died at Cedar Lake in 1839, one of the few, the very few, elderly men coming into this county as early settlers. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
Miss Ora Farley, our well known and esteemed postoffice clerk at Crown Point, great granddaughter of General Joseph Jackson, pioneer of 1837, also of Benjamin Farley, pioneer, was married November 21 (1908) by Rev. E. R. Horton, to Mr. W. Ellwanger, of Chicago. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
J. Bruce Evans, the well known evangelist, was married February 9, at Bluffington, Indiana, to Miss Helen Cash. They left at once for Oregon, where Mr. Evans will conduct revival meetings. [The Lane County News (Springfield, OR) – Thursday, February 10, 1916 - JD - Sub by FoFG]
BRIDE—Mr. and Mrs. Nick Mendez of Dallas, formerly of Gary, Ind., have announced the marriage of their daughter, Miss Iris Mendez, (picture), to Robert J. Ford, aviation machinist's mate third class. The wedding was solemnized July 1 in South Mills, N.C. After a short wedding trip in Norfolk, Va., and Kansas City, Mrs. Ford will return to Dallas to make her home with her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Carrillo, in Forest Park Addition. (18 Jul 1944; Paper: Dallas Morning News - Sub. by K.T.)
Married at Sturgis, Michigan: Frank Fronek, 22, electrician, Crown Point, Ind., and Ruth G. Anderson, stenographer, Gary Ind. [28 Aug 1920; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel - Sub. by K.T.]
At 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bowman, occurred the marriage of Miss Margaret Gait, a cousin of Mrs. Bowman, to John Gilroy of Gary, Ind. The house was lovely in lavish floral decorations, smilax and roses being used in profusion. Miss Helen Gait was bridesmaid and E.J. Bowman was the bridegroom's attendant. The Rev. Robert A. Cameron of the Presbyterian church officiated. At the wedding dinner, following the service, covers were laid for 20. Mr. and Mrs. Gilroy have departed for their future home in Gary, Ind. [1 July 1917; Paper: Anaconda Standard (Montana) - Sub. by K.T.]
Marriage License: Raymond E. Godfrey, 22, Gary, Ind., and Prudence Veda Stevens, 22, 62 Ella Street [1919-02-18;
Paper: Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Sub. by K.T.]
Marriage License: Chas. Grotz, 24, of Gary, Ind., and Mathilda Kopp, 18, of East St. Louis. (26 June 1913; Paper: Belleville News Democrat - Sub. by K.T.)
Married.—Rodolfo Guglielmo, 27, (stage name, Rodolph Valentino) to Winifred Hudnut, at Crown Point, Ind. They were previously married in Mexico; the second marriage took place in order to make the union legal in California where Mr. Guglielmo was divorced Saturday, Mar. 24, 1923 (Time Magazine - Sub. by K.T.)
April 11 (1909). Roy Nelson Halsted and Pearl Rose Demmon, both representing old and early families, were married at Crown Point. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub . by K.T.]
HALSTED-CROSS | EDGERTON-?
A few marriages have taken place this year that seem to require a place on these records. Mr. M. A. Halsted, more than eighty years of age, who had lived with one wife more than fifty years, was married to Mrs. Cross, a widow, a former resident near Lowell; and Mr. Amosa Edgerton, also over eighty years of age, was married to a comparatively young woman. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub . by K.T.]
August 9. (1908) Married, at Crown Point, Mr. Roy W. Halsted and Miss Lula Maud Burge, both of early settler families. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
At the home of Mrs. Ross Wilson, in Crown Point, on Wednesday, May 11th, (1910) by Rev. E. R. Horton, pastor ,of the Presbyterian Church, Benjamin Hayden, great-grandson of the noted pioneer of West Creek, Nehemiah Hayden, whose descendants are many, and Miss Edith McCay, a niece of Mrs. Wilson and of Mrs. Baldwin, and daughter of Mr. Thomas McCay now of Crown Point.
HINSLEY - BROWN
John H. Hinsley, Hammond, Ind., came here to get housekeeper. Met Ne llie Brown, 18. Guardian refused to let her go. He married her one hour a fter he met her. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 03 Oct. 1912]
HUDAK - PECHTEL
A September Bride -- Mrs. Joseph Hudak, the former Evelyn Pechtel of Hammond, was wed Sept 18 at St. John's church in Hammond. The young couple now reside at 110 157th street, Calumet City. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937]
Married. Alfred J. Kvale, saxophone player and son of the Rev. O. J. Kvale (who defeated Andrew J. Volstead in the Congressional election in Minnesota last Fall), to Ethel Virginia ("Billie") Stanfield, former Follies actress, at Crown Point, Ind., an elopement. Representative Kvale bestowed his paternal blessing Monday, Jun. 11, 1923 (Time Magazine - Sub. by K.T.)
Married at the home of the bride in Crown Point, June 16th, (1910) by Rev. E. R. Horton, Mr. William J. Lowe, of Chicago, and Miss Mabel Crawford, granddaughter of the Brown and Wallace families, of South East Grove, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Crawford, of Crown Point. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
Miss Bertha Schauer of this city and William McFarland of Gary. Ind , were united in marriage, Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schauer, 2308 Ogden avenue, in the presence of a gathering of friends and relatives. Rev. C J McConnell, pastor of the East End Presbyterian church, officiated. Although the parlors and halls of the residence were appropriately and prettily decorated for the occasion, the ceremony was a simple one. Miss Rose Schauer, a sister of the bride and Walter Duffy were the only attendants. Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. McFarland left on the midnight train for Gary where they will reside. Mrs. McFarland has been connected with the board of health office as stenographer to Secretary Kennedy. Mr McFarland, who formerly resided at the East End, hold a position with the steel corporation. [13 Sep 1907; Paper: Duluth News-Tribune - Sub. by K.T.]
Married. George Moran, blackface comedian, member of the team of Moran & Mack ("Two Black Cro ws"); to Dancer Claire White; at Crown Point, Ind. (Time Magazine, Monday, Mar. 26, 1928 )
Married, June 15th, (1910)at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Hall, in Crown Point, by Rev. T. H. Ball, Mr. William H. Newkirk, a brother of Mrs. Hall, and Mrs. Sarah L. Hill, daughter of Elijah Clark, of Lowell, the groom and bride both natives of Lake County. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
NICHOLSON | DYER-HILL
Announcements have been received also of the marriage of Miss Lula Pearl Nicholson, a great granddaughter of that pioneer, Richard Fancher, whose name was given to the Fair Ground lake; and also of the marriage of the younger daughter of our secretary, Miss Maude Hill. Married June 27, 1906, in the Presbyterian Church building, by Rev. E. R. Horton, Mr. Clayton Dyer Root and Miss Grace Hill, a kindergarten teacher of Englewood. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" Sub. by K.T.]
O'NEILL - BOUSE
Before her marriage on Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Robert O'Neill was Miss Bonetta Fay Bouse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bouse of 716 167th street. The attractive blond bride and her bridegroom were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. James Handy, their attendants, and Mrs. Bouse, when they drove to Crown Point for their wedding. Mr. and Mrs. O'Neill are now at home to the wide circle of friends they enjoy, at 4615 Cameron avenue. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937, KT - Sub by FoFG]
Married, June 29, 1908, Miss Cora May Saxton, of the Merrillville pioneer Saxton family, and Mr. Fred C. Papha, of Tolleston; born in Lake county, but of European ancestry. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
Married September 8th, (1909) by Rev. T. H. Ball, at his home in Crown Point, Herman V. Purdy and Cora Belle Fuller [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub. by K.T.]
TAYLOR - HUPPENTHAL
Irene Huppenthal and L. Taylor Marry
Local Girl Weds former Resident of Kankakee on September 29
Mr. and Mrs. A. Huppenthal are making known at this time, the marriage of their daughter, Irene, to Lawrence Taylor of Kankakee, Ill. The couple motore d to Valparaiso on the afternoon of Sept 29 and were married by the Rev. Small.
At the present time they are making their home with Mr. Taylor's sister on 1108 Indiana avenue, but in a few weeks plan to establish a residence of their own. Both Mr. and Mrs. Taylor have many friends who will be interested in the announcement of their marriage. [Ham mond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937, KT - Sub by foFG]
Married September 8th, (1909) John Murray Turner, son of Alexander Turner, and Mabel E. Craft, granddaughter of Thomas Craft; [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Sub . by K.T.]
Married. Gordon C. Thorne, 36, thrice-married son of the late W. C. Thorne, (early partner of Montgomery Ward & Co., In c., Chicago mail order house); and a Mrs. Molin Bolin, 25, registered nurse, of Hammond, Ind.; in Crown Point, Ind (Time Magazine, Monday, Mar. 04, 1929)
(excerpt) - Miss Pauline Livingston and Wesley Tucker, were married in Gary, IN on July 3. Pauline is the daughter of Mrs. Mary Livingston - Wesley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Otis Tucker, all of Charleston. Mr and Mrs Tucker, well known Charleston young people, will make Gary their home, where Mr. Tucker has a responsible position. [The Charleston Courier, July 14, 1925 - sub by K. Torp]
Walter Ward, 3405 Ashland av., and Anna Cole got marriage license at Crown Point, Ind. Denied wedding. ["The Day Book". (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 15, 1914 - sub by K. Torp]
CROMWELL, Ind, June 6— Miss Lucile Thomas, accomplished daughter of Mr and Mrs Jacob G Thomas, and Mr. Glenn Watts, of Gary, Ind, were united in marriage at Rolling Prairie, Ind. Miss Thomas left home Thursday morning for Rolling Prairie, where she expected to meet Mr. Watts and spend the day with his people, expecting to return home that evening, so her mother says, then a telegram arrived here telling of the marriage. Mr. Watts is in the draft and will enlist in the service in a few days. (6 June 1918; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel - Sub. by K.T.)
[Picture of Bride] The marriage of Miss Martha Bell Leonard, Chicago and Dallas, to Walter S. Zahrt Jr., Fort Wayne, Ind., took place Saturday at the City Methodist Church of Gary. Ind., with the Rev. William Clark officiating. The wedding guests included Mrs. Lily V. Leonard, Dallas, mother of the bride, and her brother, Douglas Leonard, Dallas. The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Tyree L. Bell. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zahrt, Centralia, Ill., also were present for the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zahrt and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Smith attended the couple. After a wedding trip to Bay View, Mich., where the bridegroom's parents have a summer home, Mr. and Mrs. Zahrt will be at home in Chicago, where Mr. Zahrt is in the advertising department of the Chicago Daily News and Mrs. Zahrt is also in the advertising business. The bride attended Chicago University and the bridegroom attended Purdue and Northwestern Universities. He is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. [10 Sep 1935, Paper: Dallas Morning News - Sub. by K.T.]
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