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Marriage News

Anderson - Britney
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Wednesday, 12 Nov. 1919) transcribed by FoFG mz

BRAINERD - Elmer C. Anderson, returned soldier from Ortonville, who served with the Fifty-fifth division of engineers in France, was married on Armistice day to Miss Hattie D. Britney at the manse of the Presbyterian church, Rev. W. J. Lowrie officiating.

Campbell - Downes
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (SD) Friday, 3 July 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz

Ernest Campbell and Miss Ella Downes left for Ortonville, Minn., last night with the expectation, they confidentially revealed to several acquaintances, of being united in marriage some time today. It was also learned they contemplate returning on Monday and continuing their residence here.

The ceremony was performed at 3 o'clock this afternoon, the NEWS is informed, by Rev. Fr. Wulf of Milbank.

Cowie - Van Allen
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, March 3, 1895; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Miss Grace Van Allen of Ortonville, Minn., a niece of Mrs. H. Van Brunt of this city, and John G. Cowie were married at Superior Tuesday. Miss Van Allen has been visiting with Mrs. Van Brunt this winter.

Geenty - Coyne
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minn.) Tuesday, 27 June 1899; transcribed by FoFG mz

The marriage of Miss Della Coyne and John Geenty took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. P. Helly, in Graceville, Minn., at 5 o'clock last evening. Only the immediate friends of the contracting parties were present. The bridal couple took the midnight train for a tour of two weeks in the east.

Gould - Roche
Source: Aberdeen Weekly News (Aberdeen, SD) Friday, March 11, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

J. J. Gould was married on Monday, in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Miss Roche, sister of the Roche brothers who were in business in Aberdeen a few years ago. Both Mr. Gould and his bride were once citizens of Aberdeen and have a large circle of friends and acquaintances to wish them much happiness. They will make their home at Ortonville, Minn.

Hanson - Pelkey
Source: Willmar Tribune (MN) June 27, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
The marriage of Henry Hanson of Barry, Minn., and Miss Ida Pelkey of Roseville, occurred at the home of the bride's parents in Roseville on Monday, June 18, at 10 o'clock a. m.

Lien - Burns
Source: Willmar Tribune (MN) June 11, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
The marriage of Lewis Lien, formerly of this city, to Miss Winnifred Burns, of Graceville, will be solemnized this evening at 8 o'clock, at Sisseton, S. D., the home of the bride's brother. The young couple will make their home at Barry, Minn., where the groom is conducting a general merchandise business. Mr. Lien's Willmar friends extend congratulations and wish him and his estimable bride a most pleasant voyage on life's matrimonial sea.

Nelson - Goldsmith
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Friday, 29 Sept. 1905) transcribed by FoFG mz

ORTONVILLE, Minn., Sept. 28. - John Nelson, a farmhand, employed by O. Goldmsith, last night eloped with pretty Hilma Hillstrom, the 16 year old daughter of Charles Hillstrom, a wealthy farmer of the same neighborhood.

Nelson was young, good looking and sociable. The girls of the neighborhood took to him, and Miss Hilma was his favorite, and when she was invited to the Goldsmith farm to help Mrs. Goldsmith with the housework through the threshing season, the little god of love chuckled to himself and drew his bow the tighter.

They were soon engaged, but Hilma's parents objected to the match. Not to be denied, Nelson came to Ortonville and hired a livery team, then returned to the Hillstrom farm and took his youthful fiance' out of a second-story window in the dead of night.

Nothing was known of the departure of the girl until the following morning. Then a search was started and the livery team was found tied in front of Charles Peter's farm, twenty miles away.

No other trace of the couple can be found, and it is supposed they are married and out of the state ere this.

O'Neill - Parker
Source: Aberdeen American (SD) Sunday, 6 Oct. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz

Miss Cassie Parker of Ortonville and Fred J. O'Neill of this city were married at St. Mark's rectory last night by Rev. J. W. Hyslop.

Shelland - Bulkley
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (SD) Saturday, 26 May 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz

It is reported that Rev. Dr. Shelland of Ortonville, at one time pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city, will be married in a few days to Miss Fannie Bulkley of Chicago, and will then go to Paris to visit the great exposition. The young lady is said to be quite well and favorably known in Ortonville, where she has visited on many occasions.

Sorensen - Carlson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Saturday, 13 July 1912) transcribed by FoFG mz

VIRGINIA, Minn., July 12. - The wedding of Edwin O. Sorensen, chief timekeeper for the Oliver Iron Mining company for the Virginia district and Miss Esther Eleanor Carlson, daughter of Olof Carlson of Ortonville, Minn., took place Wednesday at the home of the bride. They will be away for a short time on a wedding journey and will then return to Virginia and will reside at No. 512 Third street.

Stamper - Schilling
Source: Aberdeen American (SD) Wednesday, 7 Aug. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz

Miss Martha Schilling of this city and George Stamper, also of this city, were married Monday at Ortonville, Minn. The event came as a surprise to the many friends of the couple in this city, and for this reason their many congratulations are all the more hearty.

Both of the young people were enjoying a few days' vacation at Big Stone lake being the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee of Ortonville, and though their friends knew this, they had no inkling of what had transpired until it was announced yesterday that their marriage had taken place Monday. Mrs. Stamper has been in the dressmaking department of the Olwin-Angell store for a considerable time, and Mr. Stamper is a well known barber in this city, being employed in the shop of James F. Foster.

Towne - Smith
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (SD) Friday, 29 May 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mr. W. H. Towne, the Brown county jailor, and Miss Lillie Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lant Smith of Rondell township, were married at the Baptist church in Ortonville this afternoon at 2 o'clock. They will return to Aberdeen on tomorrow morning's train and will undertake housekeeping in the Covell house on North Main street. This auspicious event has been anticipated by their friends and acquaintances for some time past and will occasion them many hearty congratulations and best wishes. Mr. Towne has been a resident of the county for nine years past, and before coming to Aberdeen resided at Verdon and Groton. His wife was also an early day resident. May their future life be as bright and sunny as the glad day which witnessed their union.

Wynn - Brown
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (SD) Saturday, 20 Apr. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz

The Ortonville Journal reports the marriage in that city on the 15th inst. of Mrs. O. G. Brown to C. J. Wynn of Aberdeen. Rev. Dr. Shelland performed the ceremony. Numerous Aberdeen friends will extend congratulations and best wishes.

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