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Bently - Mack
Source: Grand Forks Herald (6 Oct. 1899) submitted by FoFG MZ

At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James V. Mack in Fairfield township will occur the wedding of their daughter, Miss Ethlyn, and Edward Bently, of Hewitt, Minnesota. The ceremony will be performed today.


Bertzyk - Griep
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 13 Apr. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. - Peter Bertzyk and Miss Catherine Griep were married in the Catholic church in this village. After the ceremony they at once went to the home of the bride's parents. In the evening they gave a dance in Minar's hall. Miss Griep is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Griep of this village.


Carlson - Larson
Source: Brainerd Daily Dispatch (Brainerd, Minn.) Thursday, 13 Dec. 1934; transcribed by FoFG MZ

Staples Girl Wed in Eagle Bend
Staples—A quiet ceremony in the town of Eagle Bend at 9 o'clock Sunday morning united in marriage Miss Ruth Helen Larson daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Larson of Staples, and Clarence Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Carlson of Clarissa.

The Rev. Leaf, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran church in Eagle Bend, read the service. The bride was attended by Miss Vada Collison and best man was Melvin Hedlund of Clarissa.

The bride was gowned in chiffon velvet of boatblue shade and Miss Collison wore blue satin.

Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party went to Staples where a wedding dinner was served at noon to immediate relatives and friends.

Mrs. Carlson graduated from the local high school in 1932. The groom is assistant manager of the Clarissa Creamery. The young couple will make their home in Clarissa.

Out-of-town guests at the wedding included the following from Clarissa: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carlson, Mrs. J. A. Carlson and Mervin Carlson.


Cobham - Wilson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, May 26, 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Staples, Minn. - E. E. Cobham and Miss Mae Wilson were married at this place by Rev. L. Dodds.


DeMund - Goethe
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 22 Sept. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Staples, Minn. - Miss Matilda Evelyn Goethe and Leo M. DeMund were joined in the holy bonds of wedlock on Tuesday morning. The ceremony was performed by Father Goebel at his residence. The bride was attended by Miss Mary Lyons and Roy Rondorf, a nephew of the bride, acted as best man.


Dettermann - Doefer
Source: Omaha daily bee. (Omaha, Neb), October 28, 1888, Page 14

Courtship by Correspondence.
Chicago Tribune: About the first of last July Miss Annie Doefer, the twenty-year-old daughter of William Doefer, an industrious farmer near Pomeroy, O., read an Advertisement in which Bernhardt Dettermann of Long Prairie, Minn., advertised for a lady correspondent. Miss Annie answered for amusement. The result was that Mr. Dettermann sent on his photograph, and the next mail westward bore her picture to him. Then he proposed matrimony. The girl carefully investigated his case before replying and found that he was a merchant at the county-seat of Todd county, Minnesota, 181 miles northwest of ST Paul. She forthwith sent him word that, as her parents were willing, she would be his forever. He asked her to come to him, which she agreed to do, and Saturday he forwarded a check for $20, a wedding dress, and some jewelry.
She left alone Tuesday morning to meet and marry a man she never saw, and she seemed cheerful und light-hearted, with a lonesome railroad ride of 1,042 miles before her. She expects to meet her intended husband at St. Paul, and they will proceed together to their new home, where, if all is satisfactory, the wedding will take place. Before taking the train she said that if she did not like Mr. Dettermann and the bleak winds of the northwest she would come back.


Gillespie - Ruhl
Paper: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, June 23, 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Staples, Minn. - On Tuesday morning at the Sacred Heart church, Staples, Rev. Father Goebel officiating, the wedding of Michael J. Gillespie, son of Mrs. Rose Gillespie, and Miss Gertrude Mary Ruhl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ruhl, both of Pine River, took place. Miss Katie Ruhl acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Edward Ruhl was the best man.


Griggs - Denniston
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 25 Mar. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Germania, Minn. - Miss Lottie Denniston and Roy Griggs of Germania, were married here at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. Mr. Perry of Hewitt, officiating. The bride has been a resident of Todd county nine years. The groom came from Lake City, Iowa, last fall.


Jacobs - Hanson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, May 26, 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Staples, Minn. - Miss Amy Hanson of this place and Edward Jacobs of Wadena were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Hanson. The ceremony was performed by Rev. L. Dodds.


Johnson - Anderson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 13 Apr. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

STAPLES, Minn. - Elmer Johnson and Miss Mary Anderson were united in marriage at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Louis Westberg, where she had made her home for several years. A few relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Mr. Olson of Hitterdal, Minn.


Marr - Hiler
Evening Times (9 Sept. 1910) submitted by FoFG MZ

Another fair June bride-to-be is Miss Aura Adela Hiler whose approaching marriage to Irving E. Marr of Staples, Minn., has been announced. Miss Hiler is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hiler, former prominent residents of this city but now residing at Erskine, Minn., and the wedding will take place at the parental home at 4 o'clock in the afternoon on Monday, June 27. The wedding guests will include the family members and a number of the bride's young girl friends from this city and Mrs. A. E. Logan, who is a sister of the bride, and her husband will be among them. The marriage ceremony will be followed by a wedding dinner and in the evening Mr. Marr and his bride will leave on a short wedding trip which will include visits to Minneapolis, St. Paul and the groom's former home in Iowa. On their return they will make their home at Staples where Mr. Marr is dispatching for the Northern Pacific railroad.

Miss Hiler is a graduate of the East Grand Forks high school, member of the class of '06, and has been teaching school for the past couple of years.


Metzler - Senger
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 25 May 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

STAPLES, Minn. - Miss Mary Senger and Paul Metzler of Becker township, Cass county, were married in Sacred Heart church at this place, Rev. Father Z. L. Chandonnet of Perham performing the ceremony.


Nelson - Larson
Source: Brainerd Daily Dispatch (Brainerd, Minn.) Monday, 9 Feb. 1942; transcribed by FoFG MZ

Miss Marie Larson of Staples who has been employed at Levis Soda Grill, was married yesterday afternoon in Staples to Arvid Nelson, employe of the Farm Service store. Bridesmaid for Miss Larson was Miss Bessie Johnson of Staples. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson plan to make their home in Brainerd after spending a short wedding trip in Duluth.


Parks - Bushinger & Parrott - Parks
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 25 Mar. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Staples, Minn. - A double wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. Parks, of Thomastown, when their son Arthur was united in marriage to Miss Mary Bushinger, of Hope, N. D., and their daughter Ethel was joined in wedlock to Daniel Parrott. The double ceremony was performed by C. A. Remillard, Esq., of this city.


Perkins - Barber
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Sunday, 13 Oct. 1912) transcribed by FoFG mz

Walker, Minn. - Announcements have been received in Walker telling of the marriage of Miss Blanche Barber of Long Prairie to Dr. James Perkins. The bride was formerly a teacher in the Walker schools.


Roscoe - Haller
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 13 Apr. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

STAPLES, Minn. - Leo Roscoe was married to Miss Edith Haller at Wadena by F. E. Gores, judge of probate. They spent a couple of days with the bride's parents near Verndale, after which they will take up their residence in Staples, where the groom is assistant in the postoffice.

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