HODGEMAN COUNTY MARRIGES
Performed by Rev. Charles Henry Ruff

The information contained in this file was submitted by Debbie Ruff and was taken from a journal kept by Rev. Charles Henry Ruff, her husband's great grandfather. For the complete story, please read her introduction to this informative and interesting material by using the Introduction & Baptism link below.

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MARRIAGE CEREMONIES


Marriage certificate for George William Shank and Katie Theresa Meyers
signed by Charles H. Ruff. -- From Katie Ruff

    DATE          GROOM & AGE                  BRIDE & AGE                  PLACE                       FEE  MILES         COMMENTS
================================================================================================================================================

Apr.  11 ’97   Walter S. Ruff 27            Lelia Walters 18              Francis, Ness Co.    more->     3    50
Sept. 29 '97   L.W. Countryman 32           Lena Jenkins 20               Kinsley              more->     5    40
Apr.  28 ’98   Lou North 42                 Jane Countryman 30            Garfield             more->     5    30
July   3 ‘98   Hugo Franz                   Sarah Beeman                  Rozel                more->     3    15
Oct.   9 '98   Jno Countryman 28            Minnie Merwin                 Rudrow Place         more->     5    16
Nov.   6 '98   John C. Grover 69            Elizabeth Byland 59           Rozel                more->     3    16
Oct.   1 '99   N.A. McJunkin 23             Dora Hunt                     Bazine               more->     5    36
Nov.  25 '00   S.S. Button 37               Jessie Ruff 27                Hodgeman             more->     5    36
Jan.   7 '03   Albert Franz 22              Maggie Beeman 19              Rozell               more->     5    20
Jan.  18 '03   Wm. T. Donstone 28           Lizzie McJunkin 28            Wellmanville         more->     5    42
Feb.  18 '03   Tom Temple 21                Lulu Suffiwol 23              Rozel                more->     5    44
Oct.  15 '03   Bert McJunkin 24             Mary Sears 19                 Wellmanville         more->     5    18
May   22 ’04   W.L. Thomson 27              Mabel Ruff 28                 Hodgeman             more->     5    36
June  15 '04   Fred Ragle 25                Naomi Norris 19               Burdett              more->     5    18    (Fred was killed by stray
                                                                                                                     bullet while hunting in Co.)
Aug.  31 '04   Jno. Harrison 21             Mabel Norris 19               Burdett              more->    20    12    (about 50 guests)
Oct.  27 '04   Peter Seward 26              Maude Lee 20                  Burdett              more->     5    12
Jan.  29 ’05   Ray Haymond 21               Edna Pulmer 19                My Home              more->     1     -
Mar.  29 '05   Olin E. Lamport 53           Emma Besore 35                Rozel                more->    10    30
Oct.  24 '05   Julius Shank                 Irah McJunkin                 Wellmanville         more->     2    42
Feb.  21 ’06   J.H. Riedner 29              B. LaBonney 21                Rozel                more->     5    30
June   7 '06   Dave Gibson 21               Annie King 18                 King’s Home          more->    -5    12
Sept. 12 '06   Louis Duval 20               Elvira Mack 18                Rozel                more->     5    25
Nov.  11 '06   Fred G. Wilson 27            Flora Poole 24                Rozel                more->     5    30
Dec.  23 '06   Wm. Shank 22                 Katie Meyers 21               Wellmonville         more->     5          (Night I was lost)
Dec.  25 '06   Harry Klein 24               Gertie Kilboon 23             Klein’s              more->     5     -
Jan.  16 ’07   Sam’l Alexander 36           Mattie Harris 31              Kinsley              more->     5    25
Mar.  12 '07   Gid Enfield 29               Louisa Brown 28               Garfield             more->     5    20    (Dark night)
Dec.  31 ’08   Ray McFadden                 Alma Bondurant                Hodgeman             more->    10    50    Zero -
Feb.  28 ’09   L.M. Juvenal 24              Lena Meyers 20                Home                 more->     1.75  -
Apr.  27 ’10   Roy Bauer 22                 Ida Fulton 16                 Burdett              more->     5    22
Aug.   7 '10   Luther Fine 25               Bertha Friend                 Home                 more->     2.50  =
Sept.  8 '10   Vine Wenet 27                Leora Mather 20               Home                 more->    10     -
Oct.  12 '10   Geo. Curtis 29               Nellie Searcy 25              Burdett              more->     5    12
Oct.  12 '10   Bert Bradshaw 24             Anna Searcy 20                Burdett              more->     5     -
Dec.  25 '10   Ralph Evans 25               Mabel Burdett 20              Rozel                more->     6.50 18
Jan.   1 ’11   Vernon Trexler 21            Joy Dillinger 19              Burdett              more->     5    10    (Extremely Cold)
Oct.   2 '11   Byron Binley 21              Margaret Ray 17               Home                 more->     4     -
Oct.  11 '11   Earnest Garrison 26          Fanny McJunkin 26             Home                 more->     5     -
Oct.  25 '11   Wm. Kirch                    Mae Besore                                         more->     5     3    (Divorced)
Mar.   3 ’12   Robt. Norris                 Leah Doyle                    Hutchinson           more->  15 1   75     (Heavy snow and cold)
July   2 '12   Tom Sidebottom 44            Abbie Blount 41               Home                 more->    10     -    (A terrible dust storm)
Feb.  23 ’13   John Bauer 23                Mabel Klein 18                John Klein’s         more->     5     -
Dec.  24 '13   John Smith 31                Bessie Ruff 20                Home                 more->     -     -
Sept.  2 '14   Neil Rucker 24               Mildred Crawford 22           Ruckers              more->    10    16    (About 50 guests)
June   3 '15   Earl Pitts 24                Lizzie Love 19                Jetmore              more->  5-10    92
Sept. 22 '15   M.R. Sidebottom 36           Abbie Ruff 34                 Hodgeman             more->    10    46
Oct.  13 '15   Jas. Boey                    Emma Blackwell                Nekoma               more->     5    36    (auto ride)
Oct.   3 ’17   Vernon Bondurant 22          Irene Morhphew 19             Hanston              more->     5    40
May   15 ’18   Earl Miller 18               Nellie 21                     Home                 more->                (Fine day)
Sept. 18 '18   Ralph Scott 19               Ninan Shumate                 Schumate’s           more->     5    52    (Beautiful Friday evening)
Nov.  26 '18   Norman Giles 24              Eula Lee 20                   Burdett              more->    10    12    (Beautiful wedding at 7p.m. 
                                                                                                                     about 50 guests present)
Aug.  18 '20   Max Mather 22                Ruby Shightom 18              At Home              more->    10     -    (Beautiful wedding. Mother
                                                                                                                     & brother present)
Mar.  30 '21   Wm. Kimmel Lupfer 26         Mabel Amelia (Ruff) 22        At Home              more->                (Beautiful wedding)
Oct.   7 '21   Chas. E. Ruff 22             Ruth A. Bonner                At Home              more->                (Car trouble, near midnight)
Apr.  20 ’22   Jas. S. Nutt 35              Zella C. 27                                        more->                (Fine evening, 8P.M., ring 
                                                                                                                     ceremony with hope)
July  20 '22   Chester F Mundhenke 21       Ivy Pearl Ruff 21             At Home              more->    10    60    (8 p.m. ring Beautiful home 
                                                                                                                     wedding ceremony)
Sept.  8 '22   Earl C. Warnock 35           Fern Peterson 23              At Home              more->     7    24    (about 150 guests)
Sept. 16 '22   August Sieverling 41         Martha Helen Jarvis 28        At Home              more->     0     9    (at our home)
May   31 '24   W. Glenn Ruff 19             Bessie A. Peterson 21         At Peterson’s home   more->     -    22    (Very Muddy)
June   6 ’25   Oliver W. Howell 27          Ettie E. Countryman 18        Home                 more->     5     -    (High wind, south)
July  29 ’25   Clarence E. Salmans 26       Ruth Ruff 25                  Home                 more->     -    60    (About 40 guests)
Aug.  26 '25   Wm. Macy 22                  Elinor Ruff 22                                     more->     5     -
Aug.   5 ’26   Harry E. Ruff 21             Ruby Graff 21                                      more->
Sept. 16 '26   Chester S. Ruff 25           Viola Anna Leonard 20                              more->          24
Oct.  26 '26   John D. Macy 26              Birdie May Powell 23                               more->          24    (50 guests)
June  16 ’28   Harold Thomson               Elsie Bauer                                        more->          34
Sept. 22 '29   Alvin Howell                 Rhoda Ruff 22                 At Home              more->                (Mrs. Howell present)
Jan.  31 ’31   Lawrence H. Benge 25         Ola Arlyne Ricketts 19        Home                 more->                (Presence of Mamma & Thelma)
July  31 '31   Chester M. Jordan 22         Jessie Ruff 22                At Home              more->                (About 60 guests)
June   2 ’33   Samuel B. Ruff               Myrtle Mead 19                At Home              more->
Sept.  9 ’34   Wm. A Porter 20              Thelma Ruff 18                At Home              more->                (56 guests)
July   3 ’35   Ralph Leonard 24             Elizabeth Ruff 24             At Home              more->
Sept. 19 ’36   Cornelinus Rice 20           Ella Broom 17                 At Brown’s home      more->                (Beautiful Day)
July   3 ’37   John H. White 22             Lola Margaret Franz 19                             more->
Aug.  20 ’39   Elmer Lewis Jensen 32        Mildred Darlene Franz 29      Rozel                more->     6    26


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