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Kandiyohi County, MN


Marriage Announcements

Anderson - Nickerson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 29 June 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

WILLMAR, Minn. - The wedding of Miss Anna Marilda Nickerson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Nickerson, to Oscar E. Anderson took place Monday at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have gone on a wedding trip to the Twin Cities and Wisconsin and will be at home in this city after Aug. 1.


Anderson - Sander
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) November 27, 1918 mkk

On Thursday afternoon, November 21st at 2 o'clock, occurred the marriage of Miss Tina Alisia Sander of Alberta, Minn., to Mr. Albert P. Anderson, son of Mrs. Hannah Anderson of Spicer. The ceremony was performed at the parsonage of the Lutheran Free church, by Rev. Nicolay Nilsen.

The bride was attired in a navy blue tailored suit with a hat to match, and carried a bouquet of bride's roses and ferns. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Rykken of Solomon Lake. After the ceremony the wedding party proceeded to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Rykken, where a four course dinner was served at seven o'clock to twenty guests after which the evening was spent in a social way. The decorations were carried out in pink and white.

The groom is well known in Willmar and Spicer. They will make their home in Willmar where Mr. Anderson is employed. Their many friends extend their wishes for a happy married life.


Baker - Myers
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) October 9, 1918; submitted by Robin Line
Marriage Licenses. Oct. 3.-Arthur J. Baker to Carrie E. Myers.


Bergeson - Holland
Willmar Tribune (MN) March 18, 1914; transcribed by Robin Line.
Marriage Licenses. - Mar. 12-Henry Bergeson to Anna Josephine Holland.

Bergquist - Malmquist
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Saturday, 4 May 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz

CARLTON, May 3. - Mr. and Mrs. Swan Malmquist of Carlton announce the marriage of their daughter, Alma Emelie to Rev. Carl I. Bergquist of Pennock, which took place Wednesday at the Malmquist home. The wedding was a quiet one and came as a surprise to friends. They left the following morning and will make their home at Pennock, Minn.


Bredeson - Fanchald
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 28, 1895 mkk
Since last report the clerk of court has issued the following marriage licenses.
May 22nd. Edward Bredeson to Carrie Fanchald, both of Town of Kandiyohi. To be married to-day.


Brown - Thornton
Source: Warren Sheaf (MN) January 12, 1881 mkk

Frank K. Brown, Esq., son of Judge Brown, of Willmar, was married in Benson last week, to Miss Jennie Thornton, daughter of Mr. Authur Thornton, of the latter place, Rev. D. T. Booth, of Willmar, performing the ceremony.


DeMots - McLaughlin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 20 July 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

LITCHFIELD, Minn. - The marriage of Miss Elizabeth McLaughlin to Dr. Edward Gilbert DeMots of New London took place Tuesday at the Catholic church, Rev. Father Boland officiating. Dr. and Mrs. DeMots will be at home in New London after September 15.


Dougherty - Lambert
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 25 Feb. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Breckenridge, Minn. - At St. Mary's church, Breckenridge, occurred the marriage of Miss Cora Lambert, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lambert, to Thomas Dougherty. The happy couple left the same evening for a short wedding trip to the cities. They will make their future home at Willmar, Minn.


Fanberg - Peterson
Willmar Tribune (MN) March 18, 1914; transcribed by Robin Line.
Marriage Licenses. - Mar. 18-Nimrod A. Fanberg to Esther Peterson.

Feig - Ditmarson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 14 Oct. 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz

Willmar, Minn. - Miss Martina Ditmarson of Irving and Herbert C. Feig, son of County Auditor and Mrs. John Feig of this city, were married at the home of the bride's parents. They will be at home after Nov. 1 at McGregor, N. D., where Mr. Feig is cashier of the Tallman Investment company's bank.


Ferest - Tierst
Willmar Tribune (MN) March 18, 1914; transcribed by Robin Line.
Marriage Licenses. - Mar. 17-Joseph Ferest to Magdeline F. Trierst.


Ferguson - Johnson
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) , April 30, 1895 mkk

Marriage licenses have been issued by the clerk of court this week to the following young people: . . .. William H. Ferguson and Martina Johnson, both of Gennessee town; . . .


Frye - Backlund
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 11 Mar. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Willmar, Minn. - A home wedding took place at the J. W. Frye residence on Second street when the son, Theodore B. Frye, was united in marriage with Miss Euphemia Backlund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Backlund of Kerkhoven. Rev. Horatio Gates of St. Luke's Episcopal church read the service. The bride was attended by Miss Gladys Noland of Kerkhoven and the groom by Otto Baller of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Frye will be at home to their friends at Fargo, N. D., after March 15.


Goddard - Kempker
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (ND) Sunday, 31 May 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz

Professor Guy Goddard, principal of the city schools made a trip to Willmar, Minnesota, Friday night, advising his local friends that he was simply going on a "little business and pleasure trip of a few days."

The Herald learns that the “little trip” was of more than ordinary significance to Professor Goddards and Miss Leona Kempker of Vermillion, S.D., and that they were quietly married yesterday afternoon at the Minnesota town. Professor and Mrs. Goddard will spend two weeks at Green Lake, near Willmar and will then return to this city to make their home. The groom has provided cozy quarters for his bride and they will later keep house here.

This is the culmination of a romance of college days, according to good information. Professor Goddard and Miss Kempker were classmates at the university of South Dakota at Vermillion, his old home and the acquaintance ripened into a stronger attachment. Miss Kempker is the daughter of Mayor George Kempker of Vermillion and a talented young woman of many charming attributes and a general favorite.

She has been teaching at Grayville, S.D., for the past year and quietly arranged to meet her future husband at Willmar yesterday. That they stole a march on their friends at Vermillion as well as in this city is stated, although the engagement had been announced in their home city.

Professor Goddard has been principal of the city schools for the past year and made many friends during his residence here.


Gorans - Schnider
Willmar Tribune (MN) March 18, 1914; transcribed by Robin Line.
Marriage Licenses. - Mar. 18-George Gorans to Gladas Schnider.


Gratz - Maier
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 14, 1895 mkk

Marriage licenses have been issued by Clerk of Court Ramsett to the following couples, since last report:
May 6th. William F. Gratz to Miss Anna M. Maier, both of Harrison.

Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 14, 1895 mkk
The marriage of Miss Annie Maier and Mr. Wm. F. Gratz occurred yesterday afternoon at five o'clock at the German Luthern church in Harrison, Rev. R. H. Beiderman officiating. After the impressive ceremony the bride and groom with about two hundred invited guests, friends and relatives, repaired to the commodious residence of Mrs. Maier, the other of the bride, where a reception was given and a sumptuous wedding supper was served under the management of Mrs. Adlerbjelke, Atwater's caterer. Both bride and groom are well and favorably known to the people of Atwater, having resided near the village the greater part of their lives. The groom for a number of years has been traveling salesman for J. H. Allen & Co., of St. Paul, and the happy couple will soon take up their residence at Merriam Park, St. Paul's most pleasant suburb. Many handsome presents were received. Their many friends wish them happiness and prosperity.-[Atwater Press.]


Hamann - Johnson
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 14, 1895 mkk
Marriage licenses have been issued by Clerk of Court Ramsett to the following couples, since last report:
May 7th, Hans H. Hamann to Miss Lina Frederica Johnson. Groom from town of Edwards.


Holmgren - Frostrom
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 28, 1895 mkk
Since last report the clerk of court has issued the following marriage licenses.
May 23rd. Alfred Holmgren to Miss Anna C. Forstrom.

Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 28, 1895 mkk
MARRIED.
Last Friday evening occurred an uspicious wedding at the home of Ole Forstrom of this city, when the daughter, Annie, was given in marriage to Alfred Holmgren, of the Town of Mamre. Rev. Gabriel Sjoquist, of Dassel, was present and tied the nuptial knot. The bride is an accomplished daughter of Ole Forstrum, one of the very first residents of Willmar, having settled here in 1871, and hence is very well known. The groom comes from a good family, the large and favorably known settlement of Holmgrens, of Mamre. A large number of guests were present at the nuptials and remained at a reception given in the evening. The presents were many and valuable. The TRIBUNE wishes the young couple unbounded happiness.


Iverson - Wigg
Source: Willmar Tribune (MN) Sept. 17, 1895, page 1; transcribed by Robin Line.
Marriage licenses have been issued as follows:
Sept. 13th-John E. Iverson and Nettie Dathelie Wigg. Iverson is from Stearns Co. and bride from Norway Lake.


Johnson - Larson
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 14, 1895 mkk

Marriage licenses have been issued by Clerk of Court Ramsett to the following couples, since last report:
May 10th. Carl T. Johnson to Miss Lizzie M. Larson. Groom a son of Tallak Johnson, of Colfax.


Jones - Stern
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Tuesday, 24 June 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

The marriage of Miss Margaret Stern of this city to Walter R. Jones of Willmar, Minn., was solemnized at 8 o'clock yesterday morning at the St. Louis French Catholic church, Father A. Gagnon, performing the ceremony. Miss Elizabeth Dixon acted as bridesmaid and John Stern attended the groom.

Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of John Stern, a brother of the bride. Covers were laid for the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. I. Jones of Willmar, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene St. Claire of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. H. Holzier of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. E. Stern of Fargo, N.D.; Mr. and Mrs. E. Thie?iemand and Mrs. S. H. Campbell and daughter of this city.

The couple have left on a short wedding trip and will be home to their friends Aug. 1 at Willmar, where Mr. Jones is in business.


Larson - Hedin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 27 July 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

WILLMAR, Minn. - Miss Ella Hedin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hedin, and H. P. Larson were married Wednesday, the service being read by Rev. M. B. Michaelson.


Larson - Larson
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) April 16, 1895 mkk
Married.
Mr. Peter Larson to Miss Christine Larson, both of East Lake Lillian, at the office of the Clerk of Court, yesterday.


Larson - Loneson
Source: Willmar Tribune (MN) June 4, 1895 mkk
Andrew J. Larson and Elvera Loneson were married at the Clerk of Court's office last Saturday.


Larson - Sorenson
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 28, 1895 mkk
Since last report the clerk of court has issued the following marriage licenses.
May 27th. And. J. Larson to Elvera J. Sorenson. License applied for.

Lesterberg - Norman
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 21 Feb. 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz

WILLMAR, Minn., Feb. 20. - Miss Mabel Josephine Norman, daughter of Mrs. John Norman and Nestor Ingvald Lesterberg were married Sunday afternoon at the Monson Lake church by Rev. N. J. Njos. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Ella Norman, as maid of honor, and Miss Ida Ringness of Norway Lake, was the bridesmaid. Elmer Lesterberg, brother of the bridegroom, and Albert Norman, brother of the bride, attended the bridegroom. Mr. and Mrs. Lesterberg will make their home at Sandstone, Minn., after Feb. 25.


Lundquist - Boe
Source: Willmar Tribune, Willmar, MN, Nov. 27, 1901, page 1; transcribed by Robin Line.
Dina Boe and Mr. Lundquist were united in marriage last Sunday, Rev. Jordahl officiating.


Negaard - Hultgren
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 28, 1895 mkk
ARCTANDER ANTICS. Last Saturday a happy event transpired in the marriage of Mr. Martin H. Negaard, one of our enterprising young men, to Miss Amanda Hultgren, an esteemable young lady of Kerkhoven. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. C. Jordahl at the Synod church. We wish the young couple a long life, pregnant with blessings and prosperity.


Negaard - Moen
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 28, 1895 mkk
Olaf E. Negaard and Miss Netta Moen, two of our best known and most respected people, were united in marriage on the 14th inst. by Rev. R. K. Fjelstad, at the residence of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gunder J. Moen.

Nelson - Thimell
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 5 July 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz

WILLMAR, Minn., July 4. - The marriage of Miss Ethel Thimell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Thimell of Colfax, to Arvid Nelson of St. Paul, took place Wednesday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Lillie Thimell, Miss Katie Hallberg and Miss Florence Hallberg, acted as bridesmaids. Birger Nelson, John Thimell and Arvid Erickson attended the bridegroom. The flower girls were little Elenore Warness and Alstrid Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson will make their home at St. Paul.


Nicholson - Lundin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 20 July 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

WILLMAR, Minn. - The wedding of Miss Mabel Victoria Lundin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Lundin, to Emil Arthur Nicholson, took place Thursday, Rev. A. J. Ostling reading the service. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson will be at home in this city after September 1.


Nelson - Nelson
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) , April 30, 1895 mkk

Marriage licenses have been issued by the clerk of court this week to the following young people: Charles Nelson and Ida Nelson . . .


Niles - Moore
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) April 23, 1895 mkk
Marriage licenses were issued last Saturday to the following persons: Ernest Niles and Agnes L. Moore.

Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) April 30, 1895 mkk
HAWICK NEWS. Ernest Niles and Agnes Moore were married on the 22nd inst. Judge Haselton performing the ceremony. We all unite in wishing them a happy life.


Olson - Amundson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 27 July 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

WILLMAR, Minn. - The wedding of Iver C. Olson and Miss Marie Amundson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Osten Amundson, took place Saturday at the Synod parsonage, Rev. J. N. Anderson reading the service. Mr. and Mrs. Olson will make their home in this city.


Olson - Thorpe
Source: Willmar Tribune (MN) June 4, 1895 mkk
A marriage license was issued last Friday to Ole E. Olson and Ellen A. Thrope of Green Lake town.

Olstad - Mathias
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 5 July 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz

WILLMAR, Minn., July 4. - The marriage of Miss Alice Walborg Mathias to Christian Olstad took place Monday afternoon at Lutheran Free parsonage. Mr. and Mrs. Olstad will make their home on a farm at St. John's.


Ostlund - Mattson
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) April 23, 1895 mkk
Marriage licenses were issued last Saturday to the following persons: Axel Ostlund and Christine Mattson.


Otterness - Lundquist
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN), September 14, 1897, page 1; submitted by Robin Line
Wedded.
The Otterness-Lundquist wedding proved to be one of the finest social events of the season. The ceremonies were conducted in the United Luth. church by Rev. Gynild. The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion and long before the bridal party arrived it was filled with the friends of the popular young people who were to be united at the altar. After the ceremonies a banquet was given in the Odd Fellows hall where something like eighty persons gathered to show their goodness to the new couple by enjoying themselves, giving many valuable presents and wishing the wedded parties a long and happy life journey. Mr. and Mrs. Otterness boarded the night train for Fergus Falls where they are visiting a sister of the groom. They will return to Willmar this week and will occupy the Otterness building in 1st ward.


Payne - Harris
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) , April 30, 1895 mkk
Marriage licenses have been issued by the clerk of court this week to the following young people: . . . Calvin J. Payne and Lilly J. Harris, both of Roseville. The latter couple were married by Justice Ramsett last Saturday evening.


Peterson - Westwik
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 28, 1895 mkk
Since last report the clerk of court has issued the following marriage licenses.
May 23rd. And. Peterson to Martha Westwik, from the northern part of the county.


Sather - Ostlund
Source: Willmar Tribune, Willmar, MN, May 15, 1901, page 1; transcribed by Robin Line.
Happily Married
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Ostlund, in the town of Mamre, was the scene of a very pretty wedding last Saturday. The contracting parties were their daughter, Miss Naemi Ostlund, and Mr. Otis Parker Sather, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Sather, of Willmar. The ceremony was performed on the lawn at 1 o'clock, and was witnessed by 250 guests, including a large number from Willmar.

Rev. N. Frykman, of the Salem Mission church, officiated. the bridal party entered from the house and marched out on the lawn to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, played by Mrs. D. N. Tallman. The groom was escorted by his cousin, Mr. Nels Iverson, as best man and the bride entered with her brother, John Ostlund, who gave her away. She was preceded by the flower girls, Miss Helen Sather, sister of the groom, and Miss Ella Odell. The bridesmaids were Miss Esther Ostlund, Maid of honor, and Miss Emma Erlandson. The groom was attended by Messrs. Nels Iverson and Emil Ostlund as groomsmen.

The bride looked charming in her gown of cream colored cashmere, which was trimmed with lace. She wore lilies of the valley and also wreaths of smiax. The bridesmaids were dressed in white and wore carnations. The flower girls were also dressed in white, one carrying red roses and one white roses. The groom and groomsmen were dressed in the conventional black.

A sumptuous wedding dinner was served in a large tent. The bridal pair received a large number of valuable and useful presents, including a cash gift of $300.

The following relatives were present: Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Sather and family, Andrew Larson and son Fred, and Mrs. D. N. Tallman, of Willmar; Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Dale and Mr. Nels Iverson, of Renville; Mr. Orval Sather, of Minneapolis; Mrs. O. H. Bergstrom and daughters, of Hector.

Mr. and Mrs. Sather left on Monday for a wedding trip to points in Wisconsin and also the twin cities. They will be at home in Pennock in two weeks, where the groom is nicely located in the mercantile business with his father. The young couple enjoy the high esteem of a large circle of friends, who extend to them their best wishes in their voyage on the matrimonial sea.


Serruier - Bowen
Grand Forks Herald (6 May 1911) transcribed by Marla Zwakman
The Mirror is in receipt of the wedding announcement of Charles Melvin Serrurier, and Miss Lydia Anata Bowen, two former residents of Wolford, who were married at Willmar, Minn., on Friday, April 28th. They will be home after June 15th at Holland, Minn.

Both the bride and groom are well known in Wolford, the former having taught school here for two terms and the latter having been manager of the National elevator for about a year.

The Mirror extends congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Serrurier, and wishes them a long and happy married life. - Wolford Mirror.


Steberg - Nelson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 5 July 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz
WILLMAR, Minn., July 2. - The marriage of Miss Alma Nelson, daughter of O. G. Nelson, to L. M. Steberg took place at the home of the bride's father in Arctander Wednesday afternoon. Rev. A. W. Franklin of Salem Mission church read the service. Miss Lillian Nelson, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and Miss Lillian Becker, the bride's cousin, was the bridesmaid. Arthur Erickson, a cousin, and Victor Nelson, the bride's brother, were the bridegroom's attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Steberg left for a trip to Minneapolis, and will make their home at Pennock.


Steinset - Zielstorf
Source: Willmar Tribune (MN) Sept. 17, 1895, page 1; transcribed by Robin Line.
Marriage licenses have been issued as follows:
Sept. 16th John Steinset and Anna Zielstorf, both of Town of Edwards.


Straight - Price
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) October 9, 1918, page 1; submitted by Robin Line
Married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Price in the town of Burbank on Wednesday, October 2nd Lafdy Straight and Ida Margaret Price. Rev. T. M. Findley performed the marriage ceremony. the young people will make their home in Iowa.


Strand - Erickson
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 28, 1895 mkk
Since last report the clerk of court has issued the following marriage licenses.
May 25th. And. W. Strand to Carrie Erickson. Were married on same by Clerk of Court.

Storm - Swenson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 29 June 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz
WILLMAR, Minn. - The wedding of Miss Ella Victoria Swenson and Oscar Storm took place Thursday at the Ebenezer Lutheran church at Kandiyohi, Rev. B. E. Walters reading the service. Mr. and Mrs. Storm will make their home in Willmar.


Sweeney - Kelly
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 1 Feb. 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz

WILLMAR, Minn., Jan. 31. - The marriage of Mrs. Lucy Kelly and Joseph H. Sweeney took place Monday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church, Rev. Father McDevitt officiating. Mr. Sweeney and his bride left for a short wedding trip to Minneapolis. They will be at home in Willmar after Feb. 15.


Toldness - Gabriel
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 28, 1895 mkk
Since last report the clerk of court has issued the following marriage licenses.
May 21st. Hans A. Toldness to Johanna Gabriel. Married by Clerk of Court.


Twitchell - Hay
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) April 23, 1895 mkk
Dr. F. E. Twitchell of this city, arrived last Saturday with his bride, from Paducah, Kentucky. He was married on April 15th, to Miss Edna Hay, of that city. His many friends here unite in wishing him happiness and bliss, and in welcoming his charming bride to their new home at Willmar.


Wendt - Lindeberg
Source: Willmar Tribune (Willmar, MN) May 14, 1895 mkk

Marriage licenses have been issued by Clerk of Court Ramsett to the following couples, since last report:
May 11th. August Wendt to Christine Lindeberg.


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