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Lake County, Minnesota


Marriage News


Baker - Coggswell
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) October 16, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Cards are out announcing the marriage of Guy Winter Baker and Miss Catherine, sister of Mr. and Mrs. James Coggswell, of Two Harbors, Minn., which will occur in that city Wednesday, Oct. 26. They will be at home after Dec. 1 at 702 Marshall avenue, St. Paul, Mr. Baker is a well-known business man of St. Paul and Miss Coggswell is well known in society circles.


Billingsley - Hartgartner
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 16 Feb. 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz 

Miss Elizabeth M. Hangartner of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Charles Billingsley of Two Harbors, were united in marriage yesterday noon at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. J. H. Clow, 211 Seventh avenue east. The wedding service was read by Rev. Robert Yost of the First Presbyterian church in the presence of relatives. Miss Hartgartner has been a supervising nurse at Bellevue hospital, at Brooklyn, N.Y. After a wedding breakfast they left for St. Paul and will later be home in Two Harbors.

Mrs. John Stein of Two Harbors was a guest at the wedding.


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

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – The marriage of Miss Evelyn Baline and Arinimus Bissill, both of Knife River, took place Tuesday morning at the parsonage of the First Methodist church, Rev. J. F. Pickard officiating. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Merciner of Knife River.


Brickley - Bagnell
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 21 Oct. 1904; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Oct. 20. - M. H. Brickley, of this place, and Miss Elizabeth Bagnell, of Superior, were married at St. John’s church Superior, by the Rev. Father Fardy at 10 o’clock yesterday morning. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Irene Bagnell, and William Gooder, of Two Harbors, acted as best man. Only the relatives and a few intimate friends of the contracting parties were present.

Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents, after which the couple left on the afternoon Omaha train for Minneapolis, where they will visit with relatives for a few days, and will then go to New Richmond, Wis., Mr. Brickley’s former home. The latter part of the month they will return to Two Harbors.

The bride is a charming and accomplished young woman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bagnell, of Superior, and has resided at that point with her parents for a number of years.

Mr. Brickley is local manager of the Two Harbors telephone exchange, which position he has held for the past two years. Since coming here Mr. Brickley has made a large number of friends who extend to him their heartfelt congratulations.


Clapper - Bury
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, 11 Aug. 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Aug. 10. – Karl Clapper and Miss Nellie Bury of this city were married in Duluth today by Rev. Dr. Ryan of St. Paul’s Episcopal church. Mr. and Mrs. Clapper left for Pipestone, Minn., to attend the wedding of Mr. Clapper’s brother and Miss Jennie Jones. They will visit at Clear Lake, Minn., and also Tomah and Waupaca, Wis., before returning home. They will make their home here. Mr. Clapper is employed in the engineering department of the Duluth & Iron Range railroad.


Coughlin - McDonald
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Tuesday, 16 July 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, July 15. – Miss R. Katherine McDonald of Two Harbors and Richard J. Coughlin of Everett, Wash., were married this morning by Rev. Culligan. Miss Helen Grant of Minneapolis and Huntly McDonald of Two Harbors, a brother of the bride, were the attendants. After a wedding breakfast the couple left for Tower, to pass a fortnight on Lake Vermillion.

The groom is a conductor on the Soo line, while the bride, the daughter of Mrs. M. A. McDonald, is a graduate of the Two Harbors high school.


Davis - Mosher
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 12 June 1906; transcribed by FoFG mz

John K. Davis and Miss Minnie Mosher, both of Duluth, were married at Two Harbors Sunday night by the Rev. W. E. J. Gratz, pastor of the First Methodist church of that place. They went to Two Harbors on the excursion steamer Soo City. The groom is employed in the mechanical department of the Northern Pacific railway. They will make their home here.


Doerr - Overmire
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 19 May 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Minn., May 18. – Mr. and Mrs. Henry Doerr, Henry Doerr jr. and Fred Doerr have just returned from Minneapolis, where they were in attendance at the marriage of Hugh Henry Doerr to Miss Ruth Overmire. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Doerr of this city and is well known in Two Harbors, having resided here until about four years ago, when he went to Minneapolis to accept a position in the Security National bank of that city.

The wedding, which took place at the residence of the bride’s mother, was featured by Miss Overmire wearing both the gown and the veil her mother wore at her marriage 23 years before. The wedding marches were played by Fred Doerr, brother of the groom, while Miss Dorothy Overmire sang several selections before the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. A. Z. Ingham of La Crosse, an uncle of the bride.

Mr. and Mrs. Doerr will make their home at 2933 Clinton avenue, Minneapolis, and will be at home after July 1.


Dorsey - Moulton
Source: Duluth News Tribune, 21 Oct. 1908 - Sub by Marla Zwakman
TWO HARBORS, Oct. 20. – The wedding of Miss Florence Penelope Moulton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Moulton, of this city, to John W. Dorsey was solemnized at the Catholic church parsonage Monday morning at 9 o’clock, Rev. Father Patt officiating. The bridal couple left shortly before noon for the east and will return in a few weeks to make their home in this city. The groom is in the employ of the Duluth & Iron Range Railway company.
Source: La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wis.) Tuesday, 27 Oct. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

(From the Iron Trade Journal, Two Harbors, Minn.)
Married, on Monday morning at 8:45, at the parsonage of the Catholic church, Miss Florence Penelope Moulton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Moulton, and John William Dorsey. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Patt, of the Holy Ghost Catholic church. The bride was attended by Miss Ruth Woodfield as maid of honor and Mr. Edward Conliff, both intimate friends of the contracting parties. The simple and pretty ring service was used.

The bride was gowned in white silk and carried bride's roses. The maid of honor wore yellow silk and carried yellow roses. The groom was attired in conventional black. The wedding presents were both numerous and useful, consisting of cut glass, rare china and silver. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents. The bridal couple departed on the 11:05 train for Chicago. They will visit La Crosse, Clinton, Ia., and other large cities. They will make their home with the parents of the bride for the winter and go to housekeeping in the spring.


Farmer - Schur
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 18 July 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, July 17. – George Farmer, of the Duluth & Iron Range railroad, was married yesterday at Durand, Wis., to Miss Beulah Schur. They will reside in this city.


Frizell - Falk
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 28 Mar. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Thyre Falk and Ole Frizell were married at the parsonage of the Swedish Methodist church, Rev. Axel Strom officiating.


Griffin - Carey
Source: Duluth News Tribune, 29 Sept. 1915 - Sub by Marla Zwakman>
TWO HARBORS, Sept. 28. – A pretty church wedding took place here this morning at 8 o’clock when Miss Mary Carey and Charles Griffin were united in marriage by Rev. Father Patt.

Miss Lillian Lambert of Pine City, Minn., attended the bride and Martin Muth of this city was best man. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to relatives and a few friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Lambert, Ninth avenue.

The couple left today for a tour of the east. They will be at home in this city about Nov. 1.

The bride is a favorite and has made this city her home for many years.


Hastings - Johnson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 14 Nov. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Nov. 13. – The many friends of Roger Hastings and Miss Hulda Johnson were agreeably surprised today, when they announced that they had been quietly married on Saturday last at the parsonage of the First Presbyterian church in Superior, Wis. For personal reasons, Mr. and Mrs. Hastings had hoped to keep their marriage a secret for a while, but the publishing of the license gave their friends a good cause for suspicion. Both confessed, however, when they realized that their secret was out.

Miss Johnson is one of the popular teachers in the public schools here, having been in Two Harbors for the past two years. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Johnson of Spokane, Wash. Mr. Hastings is well known in Two Harbors, having resided here the greater part of his life. He is employed in the superintendent’s office of the Duluth & Iron Range railroad.

Mr. and Mrs. Hastings will make their home in Two Harbors.


Irwin - Truman
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, 19 June 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, June 18. – Miss Caroline Truman and W. R. Irwin, both of this city surprised their many friends here by being quietly married in Duluth today. No details of the affair are obtainable other than that they were married and left for the Twin Cities for a short trip.

Both the bride and groom are well known and extremely popular in Two Harbors, having resided here the greater part of their lives and will receive many congratulations from their friends upon their return. Mr. Irwin is employed by the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad company and Miss Truman has been teaching in the public schools here.


Magnuson - Nordskog
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Sunday, 12 Sept. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Sept. 11. – The home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Nordskog, Tenth avenue, was the scene of an attractive wedding, when their daughter, Miss Esther Nordskoh, became the bride of C. Arthur Magnuson, son of Mrs. Charles Magnuson, this city. Magnuson is a mechanical draftsman, employed by the Duluth & Iron Range railroad here. The Rev. J. Holfied of the Norwegian Lutheran church performed the ceremony.

The bride was attended by Miss Nan Peterson and the groom by Fritz Olson.

Mr. and Mrs. Magnuson left for their honeymoon, stopping off at the Twin Cities, Mankato, Chicago and Kenosha, Wis. They will make their home here after Sept. 23.


Martin - Glover
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Tuesday, 26 Jan. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

Nelville Martin and Miss Nellie Glover were married at noon yesterday, at the home of the bride’s father, C. H. Glover, 190? West Second street. Rev. Wilfred J. Loughridge, pastor of the Central Baptist church, performed the ceremony.

Only a few friends of the family were present and after the ceremony a wedding dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Martin left on the 2 o’clock train for Minneapolis. They will spend two weeks visiting the principal cities of the middle west, and after their return will be at home in Two Harbors.


Miller - Flynn
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Sunday, 4 Feb. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Two Harbors, Minn. – Clarence J. Miller and Miss Genevieve Flynn were united in marriage at Holy Ghost Catholic church by Rev. D. V. Patt. Miss Irene Miller was bridesmaid and John Miller was the best man. After the ceremony the party repaired to the home of the groom’s mother, Mrs. Grant Miller. Eighth avenue, where a reception was held and a wedding breakfast given. They expect to return and be at home to their friends after Feb. 15 next.


Morrison - Davis
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 22 June 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Minn., June 21. – Wedding bells rang again yesterday in Two Harbors for Miss Alma Davis and Walter Morrison, who were married last evening at 6:30, Rev. J. F. McLeod was the officiating clergyman and the young couple was attended by William Morrison and Miss Martha Haugsten, Arthur La Force and Miss Ellen Johnson, Ernest Anderson and Miss Ruby La Force. After the ceremony a bounteous supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Davis, on First avenue. The young couple left for a short wedding trip and will be at home here after their return. The groom is employed by the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad in its train service.


Nystrom - Johnson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Wednesday, 20 Dec. 1916; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Dec. 19. – Nels Nystrom and Miss Agnes Johnson were quietly married this noon at the home of the bride’s parents, by Rev. Axel Strom, pastor of the Swedish Methodist church. W. L. Pearson acted as best man and Miss Lillian Anderson was bridesmaid. Miss Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Johnson and was born and reared in this city and attended the public schools here. She has for the last few years been in the employ of Moulton & Schreiner in their dry goods department.

Mr. Nystrom has been a resident of the city for the last 14 years, during which time he has continually been in the employ of the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad company, in the capacity of locomotive fireman. The newly wed couple left on the afternoon train for an extended trip in the east, going to Chicago, Providence, R. I., and Jacksonville, Fla. After six weeks of travel they will return to this city, where they will make their home on Seventh avenue.


Olson - Hedin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 28 Aug. 1917; transcribed by FoFG mz

The marriage of Miss Lydia Josephine Hedin and Robert Olson of Two Harbors, Minn., was solemnized Friday afternoon, at the parsonage of Bethany Lutheran church, 2305 West Third street, the service was read by Rev. C. A. Eckstrom, pastor of the church. Miss Agnes Hedin, the bride’s sister, and John Johnson of Two Harbors, were the attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Olson will make their home in Two Harbors.


Oversvee - Holden
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 21 Jan. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Two Harbors, Minn. – On Monday at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Andrew Aske, in Eden township, near Faribault, Minn., occurred the marriage of Miss Ella Holden to Nels N. Oversvee of Two Harbors. Rev. Melin of Thompson officiated.


Radcliffe - Wilkes
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 18 July 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, July 17. – W. H. Radcliffe, assistant foreman of the American Bridge company, and Miss Bertha Wilkes, were married yesterday in Chicago at the home of the bride’s parents. They will reside in Two Harbors after a wedding trip.


Reigart - Moulton
Source: Duluth News Tribune, 11 Nov. 1906 - Sub by Marla Zwakman
Miss Elizabeth Moulton and J. R. Reigart will be married Saturday at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Moulton of Two Harbors. The ceremony will take place at 9 o’clock and many Duluth friends of the bride will be present. After a wedding trip through the east Mr. Reigart and his bride will be at home at Nashwauk.

Rust - Griffin
Source; Duluth News Tribune, Friday, 31 Jan. 1908 - Sub by Marla Zwakman

In the presence of a few relatives at Two Harbors on Wednesday, Miss Agnes Griffin of that city was married to Mr. C. R. Rust of Duluth. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Griffin. The bridal couple left immediately for the east, where they expect to visit for a month, after which they will reside at the Spalding hotel.


Schreiner - Griffin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune – 1 Sept. 1904 - Sub by Marla Zwakman
TWO HARBORS, Aug. 31 – At 8:30 this a.m. Miss Emma Gertrude Griffin and Mr. E. H. Schreiner, both of Two Harbors, Minn., were married at the parsonage of the Holy Ghost Catholic church of this village. Father John W. Smears officiating. Miss Herman Holden, an intimate friend of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, and P. J. Welch was best man.
Only the relatives of the contracting parties were present. Following is a list of the guests: Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Griffin, the bride’s parents; Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Moulton, Mr. and Mrs. George Munford, John Schreiner of Lancaster, Wis., the groom’s father; Misses Jennie and Lillian Griffin, sisters of the bride; Misses Florence and Elizabeth Moulton, cousins of the groom; Messers. John and Walter Griffin, brothers of the bride.
The bride was prettily attired in cream crepe de chene over taffeta, and carried a large bouquet of white sweet peas; and the bridesmaid wore white mulle over taffeta and carried a large bouquet of pink sweet peas.
After the ceremony was performed the party was conveyed to the home of the bride’s parents on Third avenue where a wedding breakfast was served. As the bride was leaving the room where the guests were assembled, to prepare for travel she tossed her bouquet over the banister, and Miss Florence Moulton was its recipient.
The young couple received many useful and valuable presents from relatives and friends.
They left on the 11 o’clock train for Lancaster, Wis., the former home of the groom for a two weeks’ visit. They will also visit in Chicago and the Twin Cities and will be at home to their friends at the corner of Willow street and Second avenue, after November 1. The bride is a very highly respected and accomplished young woman and has a host of friends.. The groom is the senior member of the firm of Schreiner Bros. & Moulton, who for a number of years have conducted a large department store in this village.


Sjoquist - Anderson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 3 Oct. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Oct. 2. – The wedding of Charles Sjoquist and Miss Ellen Anderson took place this afternoon on Ninth avenue. Both parties are well known in Two Harbors and will make their home here.


Spurbeck - Headley
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 29 Jan. 1916; transcribed by FoFG mz

A wedding of interest, especially to Proctor people, was that of Miss Ruby Headley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Headley of Two Harbors, Minn., and Dr. Roy G. Spurbeck of Proctor. The ceremony was performed Tuesday night at the home of the bride’s parents. Rev. L. B. Sherwin of the First Presbyterian church, Two Harbors, read the service.

The bride was attended by Miss Maybelle Owens. Edwin L. Strand was best man. Miss Madeline James played Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” as a processional. The ceremony took place in the living room under an archway of evergreen.

The bride wore a handsome gown fashioned of white crepe chiffon, with real lace and opalescent trimmings, and carried a shower arrangement of bride’s roses. The bridesmaid’s gown was an effective combination of cream lace and turquoise satin. She wore a corsage bouquet of Cape Moulton roses.

Miss James sang “Beloved It is Morn,” after the ceremony. Supper for immediate relatives and a few friends followed.

Mr. and Mrs. Spurbeck left for a short wedding trip, and will be at home at Proctor after Feb. 15.

Dr. Lee Spurbeck and Mrs. Spurbeck of Biwabik and C. Van Orman of Knife River were out of town guests. Dr. Spurbeck is the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Spurbeck of Proctor, who were unable to attend the wedding on account of illness.


Strom - Elving
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 3 Nov. 1916; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Nov. 2. – Oscar B. Strom and Miss Alice Elving were quietly married tonight at the Swedish Lutheran parsonage, Rev. J. D. Nelsenius, officiating. A few intimate friends and relatives were present. John Strom, brother of the groom acted as best man and Miss Verna Anderson acted as bridesmaid.

Immediately after the ceremony the newly married couple left for a short trip to the Twin Cities after which they will make their home in this city. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Elving of Silver Creek and was born in this city. She has been in the employ of the Scandinavian Co-operative Mercantile company for the past seven years and has a host of friends in this city.

The groom is the son of Mrs. John Strom of this city and was born and raised in this city. He is the Junior Member of Strom Brothers general contractors of this city.


Waterhouse - Griffin
Source: Duluth News Tribune, 30 Sept. 1910 - Sub by Marla Zwakman
TWO HARBORS, Sept. 29. – Charles Waterhouse and Miss Lily Griffin were wedded at the Holy Ghost Catholic church, Rev. D. V. Pratt officiating. They left for Detroit, Mich., to be gone several weeks, after which they will return to Two Harbors to make their home. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Griffin and the groom is an employee of the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad company.


Weatherby - Peppin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 24 Apr. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

Wedding Bells Ring For Two Couples at Baudette
BAUDETTE, April 23. – Two weddings were solemnized at the Catholic church this morning. Miss Marie Arnold became the bride of Charles Grumbo, a returned soldier. They will make their home here.

Miss Bessie Peppin and Clark Weatherby of Two Harbors were married today. They will make their home in Duluth.


Zavitz - Temple
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Wednesday, 28 Dec. 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS, Dec. 27. – Rev. T. Stanley Oadams officiated here today at the wedding of Orval Zavitz and Miss Clara Temple at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Temple, on Second avenue. The young couple left on 11 a.m. train for a honeymoon trip. They will reside in Two Harbors.


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