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Allen - Willsey
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Thursday, 29 Aug. 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz

Owatonna, Minn., Aug. 29. – Miss Maud V. Willsey, daughter of W. H. Willsey, one of Owatonna’s leading business men, was married yesterday to Prof. Carlos E. Allen, professor of Latin and Greek in the State Normal school, of Carbondale, Ill.


Chambers - Wolfer
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 20 Apr. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz

STILLWATER, Minn., April 19. – Miss Gertrude M., only daughter of Warden and Mrs. Henry Wolfer, was married last evening to Dr. Winslow C. Chambers of Owatonna. Rev. S. J. Kennedy of the First Presbyterian church officiated and only immediate relatives were present. Dr. Chambers was resident physician at the prison for a year after his graduation.


Correll - Beese
Source: The People's Press (Owatonna, Steele Co., MN) July 23, 1897, page 7; submitted by Robin Line
Married, on Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's brother. Mr. J. R. Beese, Mr. John H. Correll, of Northwood, Ia. and Miss Annie F. Beese, of this place. At 6 o'clock, while Mrs. Clara L. Steffer played a wedding march, the bride and groom, attended by Mr. G. W. and Miss Laura Cook, stepped into the richly decorated parlor. Rev. J. G. Steffer, of Pepin, Wis., performed the ceremony the guests partook of a bounteous wedding supper. Those attending from a distance were: Rev. and Mrs. J. G. Steffer of Pepin, Wis.; the Misses Laura and Tilda Cook, and George Cook, Jr., of Red Wing, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Beese, of Faribault, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Correll will leave for Northwood next Saturday, where Mr. Correll is a successful harness maker. Their many friends wish them a happy journey across the unknown ocean of life.


Hicker - Smith
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Wednesday, 11 Sept. 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz

Owatonna, Minn., Sept. 11. – John Hicker and Miss Matilda Smith were married here yesterday.


Johnson - Reeves
Source: The People's Press (Owatonna, Steele Co., MN) July 23, 1897, page 4; submitted by Robin Line
The Dane Lutheran church, two miles southeast of Bixby, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Wednesday, July 7, 1897, at 2 o'clock p.m., when Mr. Geo. J. Johnson was married to Miss Freda Reeves. The church was very handsomely decorated with plants and flowers by the friends of the happy couple. At the appointed hour the bride and groom took their places in the church. The bridesmaids were Misses Sophia and Johanna Johnson, sisters of the groom. The groomsmen were Messrs. Tom Bennett and Hans Anderson. Rev. Lang, of Owatonna, performed the ceremony. About one hundred friends of the contracting parties were present. After the ceremony a reception was held for them at the home of Mrs. Christian Jorgenson, the mother of the groom. A sumptuous wedding supper was served to all present. Miss Freda Reeves, the bride, has held a position in the state public school at Owatonna. She is an estimable woman and has a large circle of friends. Mr. Geo. J. Johnson is a man of good habits and is well and favorably known to many of our readers. He is in the employ of Mr. J. C. Brainerd and runs the lumber yard at this station. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will live at Mr. Johnson's old home. Their many friends join The People's Press in extending hearty congratulations and wishing them success and much happiness in life.


Johnson - Westberg
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 5 July 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

Announcement was made yesterday of the marriage of Miss Elvera Westberg and Maurice V. Johnson, which took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Twenty-sixth avenue West, on June 26. Rev. G. Peters of Aitkin officiated. The maid of honor was Miss Mabel Johnson, little Mildred Westberg was flower girl, Fred Norberg was ring-bearer and Thure Westberg attended the bridegroom.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson passed their honeymoon at Aitkin and will go from there to Owatonna, Minn., to make their home.


Lawson – Dynes; Thompson - Dynes
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 28 Mar. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz

OWATONNA, Minn., March 27. – Four of Owatonna's most prominent young people were the principals at a double wedding held at the home of the bride's parents. The young people were Harry A. Lawson, wedded to Miss Eva M. Dynes, and George M. Thompson to Miss Etta Belle Dynes. The brides are twin sisters and among the most prominent society young ladies of the city. Both are nieces of Twitford Hughes, assistant postmaster at Minneapolis. They are graduates of the Owatonna high school. Harry Lawson is the city editor of the Owatonna Journal-Chronicle and former editor of the Owatonna Journal and the Faribault Journal. He is a son of John Lawson, well known as a political writer. George Thompson is the son of J. M. Thompson, one of the largest hardware dealers in the country. He is a partner in that business, and is the former holder of the championship chess title for Minnesota, and at one time represented Minneapolis in a tournament with Winnipeg. The newly married couples will make their homes in this city.


Lieb - Ward
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 18 Apr. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz

The wedding of Miss Laura Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Ward, to William J. Lieb of Farmington took place at noon yesterday at the home of the bride’s parents, 3933 West Sixth street. The ceremonies were performed by Rev. R. A. Saunderson of Anoka, formerly pastor of the Merritt Memorial church.

The wedding was a quiet one and only the relatives and a few friends of the bridal couple being present. A wedding dinner was served after which Mr. and Mrs. Lieb left on the afternoon train for Farmington, where they will make their home.

The bride is well known and popular in Duluth, having resided here for years, and is a graduate of the Duluth high school. She also graduated from the St. Cloud Normal, after which she taught for a number of years in the Duluth and Minneapolis schools. Mr. Lieb is a former resident of Owatonna, but is now an operator at Farmington.

Among the out-of-town people present were Mrs. J. T. Howe and Miss Eva Lieb of Owatonna.


Maynard - Quiner
Source: St. Paul Daily Press (St. Paul, MN) Thursday, 13 Aug. 1868; transcribed by FoFG mz

MARRIED.
In Owatonna, Minn., August 5th, 1868, by the Rev. A. L. Cole of that city, Mr. Charles C. Maynard, formerly of Milwaukee, to Miss Fanny C. Quiner, daughter of the late E. B. Quiner, Esq., of Madison, Wisconsin.


Norman - Lewis
Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Friday, 24 Aug. 1906; transcribed by FoFG mz

Announcements were received here yesterday announcing the marriage at the bride’s home in Owatonna, Minn., of Charles I. Norman to Miss Zerelda Lewis, a teacher in the public schools in this city for several years. Mr. Norman is employed in the Northern State bank, and has been enjoying a vacation of several months, since an illness of fever. They will make their home in this city and their many friends here will unite in extending congratulations.


Norton - Smith
Source: The People's Press (Owatonna, Steele Co., MN) July 23, 1897, page 7; submitted by Robin Line
A marriage license was issued the 12th inst. to Mr. Albert L. Norton and Miss Emma M. Smith, both of this county.


Sexton - Cabot
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) November 14, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
ALEXANDRIA, MINN. - Judge A. G. Sexton, probate judge of Douglas county, returned home this week from Medford, Minn., with his bride, who was formerly Miss Emma Cabot, a school teacher.


Smith - McAndrews
Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Sunday, 4 Aug. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Lyman C. Smith of Osnabrock has returned to his home city accompanied by his bride who formerly was Miss Abigal McAndrews of Owatonna, Minn. The wedding took place at St. Joseph’s Catholic church in the bride’s home city Tuesday morning and was a prettily appointed ceremony, Rev. Father P. J. Klerman, pastor, officiated, and the couple were attended by Senator and Mrs. T. E. Cashman.


Smitton - Crandall
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Wednesday, 27 June 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz

Owatonna, Minn., June 27. – Miss Georgiana Crandall and George Smitton were married to-day at high noon. The bride is the daughter of Senator and Mrs. C. S. Crandall of this city and very prominent in the social circles of the city. The groom is chief clerk of the freight department of the Great Northern railway at West Superior.



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