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Scott County, Minnesota


Marriage Announcements

Hammis - Besamius
Source: The Princeton Union (MN) March 28, 1895; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
So Thought Henry Hammis and Mrs. Besamius.

St. Paul, March 24.-Henry Hammis, who has see three-score and ten years of life, walked proudly into the office of the clerk of the courts and asked the deputy to make out a marriage license. He made out the piece of paper which says that Henry Hammis of Clair City, Minn., and Mrs. Margaret Besamius, aged seventy-five years, of Jordan, Minn., can be legally married. Mr. Hammis pocketed the treasure proudly and sallied forth with his marriage license and went to the residence of his nephew, John Hammis, the day jailor of the central police station. There he joined his soon-to-be wife and spent the remainder of the evening with her and his nephew's family, and were later married.

Henry Hammis and Margaret Bolan were born in the same little village, Treer, which is located on the Rhine, in Germany, only twenty-six miles from the French border. Early in their youth they were lovers, but Henry broke the engagement and married another woman. Margaret married John Besamius and emigrated to America. They settled at Jordan, Minn., about thirty-five years ago. In the meantime Henry Hammis had also emigrated to this country. He settled first at New Treer, Minn., in 1879, with his wife and three children. After a few years of work on his farm at that place he sold his home and went to Clair City, Minn., where he bought another farm. There his grown-up sons and daughter married and settled, and there they reside today with their families.

Mrs. Henry Hammis died two years ago, and since that time Henry has been restless. He has always known where his first sweetheart lived, and about a week ago he left his home in Clair City very suddenly. He did not say where he was going and his children were not a little troubled over his disappearance. The first that was known of him was when he and Mrs. Besamius came to the home of John Hammis in this city yesterday and were married.

Johnson - Swarmer
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 4 Oct. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

Minnesota Marriages
Donald Johnson, Shakopee, and Cecelia Swarmer, Denham, to live at Remer.

Marx - Storer
Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, MN) Tuesday, 9 Nov. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

Miss Addie Storer, one of Shakopee, Minnesota’s most popular young ladies, was wedded last Wednesday to John C. Marx, of Sherwood, N.D. The wedding took place at the home of Rev. A. Wright in Minneapolis. The bride was attired in a brown tailored suit with hat to match and was unattended. The groom is the proprietor of a thriving jewelry store in Sherwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Marx arrived in Sherwood Tuesday evening and are stopping at the Victoria hotel, where they have temporary quarters.

Moriarity - McGuire
Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, MN) Wednesday, 21 June 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz

Yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart Catholic church occurred the marriage of Miss Margaret Henrietta McGuire, daughter of Mrs. Margaret McGuire of this city, and Joseph James Moriarity of Shakopee, Minn. The services were simple but impressive and were performed in the presence of immediate friends and relatives, Rev. Father Cox officiating. The nuptial high mass was celebrated after the wedding service.

The bride was given away at the altar by her brother, John McGuire of Fargo, and her sister, Miss Clara McGuire acted as bridesmaid. Andy Donovan, a cousin of the groom, officiated as best man. Miss Laura Sullivan played the wedding music, and just after the vows had been spoken, Miss Ethel Seavey, a cousin of the bride, sang “O Promise Me.”

Following the marriage ceremony the wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother on South Sixth street, and only relatives of the two parties were invited. Roses peonies, smilax and fern, carrying out a color scheme of pink and white, were the decorations. Covers were laid for 25, and Mrs. I. Kingman and Mrs. Julius Cresein assisted.

Last evening, Mr. and Mrs. Moriarity left over the Great Northern for the Twin Cities, where they will visit for a short time, after which they will go to Duluth and take a trip over the Great Lakes. They will then return to Shakopee, where Mr. Moriarity is practicing law, and will be at home after July 1.

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