Jefferson County

Contributions of marriage certificates or other records are welcomed

All marriages contributed by Kristin Vaughn unless otherwise noted

Marriages from Church Records

Marriage Announcenents from Newspapers

Sorted Alphabetically by Groom

Beam ~ Wolter
Grant Beam, a well known and popular young bachelor of the Cub creek vicinity, and Miss Minnie Wolter, daughte ror Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wolter of Harbine, hied themselves to Harbine Friday evening and were united in marriage. The young couple had kept the affair to themselves and the announcement caused a pleasant surprise among their friends.

They will make their home on the groom's farm, about four miles south of here. Their many friends and the News wishes them many long years of happiness. May their connubial union be one long blissful dream and may all their troubles be little ones.
[The Plymouth News, Thursday, May 6,. 1915]

Bean ~ Sprague
Henry Bean and Elisa Sprague dated 28 Aug 1866 by Edward Farrell, Probate Judge. Married 29 Aug 1866 by Asa Andrew, Justice of the Peace.

[Contributed by Jan Stypula, from original records]

Boettcher ~ McCune
Mr. Arnold O. Boettcher and Miss Bessie May McCune both of Diller, Nebr., were married at the Methodist parsonage in Fairbury at ?? o'clock Wednesday evening, Dec. 18, 1913.

[The Fairbury Journal, Thursday, December 19, 1918]

Bower ~ Harold
At the home of the brides' sister and the groom's brother, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bower, who live six miles south of town, a quiet wedding took place on Wednesday, January 29. The contracting parties were Miss Mary Harold of Hill City, Kansas, and Mr. James Bower, Rev. J.F. Watts performing the ceremony.

The bride wore cream silk trimmed with lace, and a delicious luncheon was served after the ceremony. The newly married couple will soon spend a few weeks with relatives in Western Kansas. After their return they will make their home in Jefferson county.
[The Fairbury Journal, Friday, January 31, 1908]

Connal ~ Pearson
Will S. Connal [age] 28
Emma A. Pearson [age] 25

[The Fairbury Journal, Saturday, January 5, 1895, "Marriage Licenses issued by Judge Moulton up to January 4, 1895"]

Christy ~ Burkes
Isaac D. Christy [age] 51
Marcha Burkes [age] 56
The Christy-Burkes marriage was solemnized by the Judge

[The Fairbury Journal, Saturday, January 5, 1895, "Marriage Licenses issued by Judge Moulton up to January 4, 1895"]

Ehrett ~ Hartford
At the residence of Thomas McCord, on Thursday, February 12th, 1874, by Elder T.F. Warden, Mr. John Ehrett to Miss Mary Hartford, all of Jefferson County, Nebraska.

[The Fairbury Gazette, February 14, 1874]

Gardner ~ Hutchison
Bess Hutchison Married
Miss Bess Hutchison was married Monday evening to Wm D. Gardner, who has until recently been a machinist, employed at the Rock Island. The wedding occurred at the Christian parsonage, Rev. Holmes officiating.

After the ceremony the couple went to the Rock Island depot to depart for Topeka, where they will reside, Mr. Gardner having a position on the Santa Fe there. A crowd of the friends of the newly married couple went to the depot to see them off and give them the usual shower of rice and old shoes, but the couple gave them the slip. Instead of getting on at the depot they went to the river bridge and made arrangements to have the train stop there for them.

The bride has many friends in Fairbury, being in fact, one of the most popular of our young ladies, and the Journal joins them in wishing her happiness during her new existence.

Mr. Gardner is somewhat of a stranger in Fairbury, having been here only since September, but those who know him speak in the most glowing terms of his character. His home is in Elkhart, Ind.
[The Fairbury Journal, Friday, January 15, 1904]

Gregory ~ Titzell
Miss Mary Titzell and George W. Gregory were married Thanksgiving day by Rev. R.N. Orrill at the Methodist parsonage.

The bride is a daughter of Chas Titzell, living on Silver Creek, and the groom is one of Jefferson county's popular school teachers, at present being employed at Gladstone, where the young couple have gone to housekeeping.
[The Fairbury Journal, Friday, December 8, 1905]

Hawkins ~ Dyer
Earl A. Hawkins, Scandia, Ks., 21
Ethel Dyer, Bellville, Kans., 18

[The Fairbury Journal, Thursday, June 26, 1919]

Hobbs ~ Sprague
George Hobbs and Elmira Sprague dated 9 Aug 1866 by Edward Farrell, Probate Judge. Married 12 Aug 1866 by Asa Andrew, Justice of the Peace.

[Contributed by Jan Stypula, from original records]

Jansen ~ Hohbein
Henry G. Jansen and Miss Catherine Hohbein were united in marriage Sunday noon, May 2, at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Rev. Lehninger performing the ceremony in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends. Following the ceremony, the wedding party drove out to the home of the brides parents, where the festivities were held.

The groom is a prominent young farmer of the Cub creek neighborhood, while the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Hohbein, prominent German people of this vicinity. The young people enjoy a wide acquaintance here, and all join in wishing them long life and prosperity.
[The Plymouth News, Thursday, May 6,. 1915]

Joslin ~ Edgington
Married - On the 15th inst., at the residence of Robt. Hunter by Rev. F.X. Miron, Mr. Theo. H. Joslin to Miss Eva M. Edgington, both of this county.

[The Fairbury Gazette, January 17, 1874]

Kelso ~ McCreight
Miss Mamie McCreight and Charles Kelso, both of Fairbury, were married Thursday morning, September 5, 1918, at ten o'clock at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Kelso, 415 J St., Fairbury, Nebr.

Fourteen guests witnessed the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. J.K. Shellenberger.

The groom's father, A.W. Kelso, now located at El Reno, Okla., and the groom's brother, Newton Kelso and family of Fort Wayne, Ind., were present.

The bride, since her graduation from the Fairbury High School, has been employed as stenographer in the Rock Island offices.

The groom graduated from the Fairbury High School and at present is employed in the General Electric Company's works at Fort Wayne, Ind.

The young couple left the same day for Ft. Wayne.
[The Fairbury Journal, September 12, 1918]

Koenig ~ Farmer
Albert A. Koenig, Lincoln, Neb., 29
Ruth A. Farmer, Fairbury, 26

[The Fairbury Journal, Thursday, June 26, 1919]

Kuester ~ Kunsenhauser
At the M.E. Parsonage Monday Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. Mr. John Kuester and Miss Florence Kunsenhauser both of Plymouth, Nebr., Rev. W.T. Cline officiating.

The young couple will reside at Plymouth, Nebraska.
[The Fairbury Journal, Friday, September 18, 1908]

Loth ~ Kolmorgan
Ezra Loth quietly left town Tuesday for the neighborhood of Jansen and was married to Miss Mary Kolmorgan. They returned to the home of Jacob Lemmel the following day and Ezra resumed his work for Dexter Robinson.

[The Plymouth News, Saturday, August 25, 1900]

Martin ~ Ryburn
Married - On Sunday, Feb. 1st at the residence of the brides parents, by Rev. E.J. Fulford, O.P. Martin to Elizabeth Ryburn, all of Fairbury, Jefferson Co., Neb.

[The Fairbury Gazette, February 7, 1874]

McGregor ~ Burk
A large assemblage witnessed the marriage of Miss Mary Burk of Rose Creek to William E. McGregor, in St. Michael's church on Monday morning, January 23. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M.M. Merkl, rector of the parish. The groomsman was Richard Burk and the bridesmaid Miss Mary McGregor. A reception followed at the residence of the bride's parents.

[Fairbury Gazette, Saturday, January 28, 1873]

Oltman ~ Drewes
Mr. George Oltman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oltman Oltmans of Hallam, and Miss Sophia Drewes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Drewes of this place, were married Sunday, May 2, at St. Paul Luthern church by Rev. M. Lehninger. The bride wore a white silk dress, wore a veil caught in a orange blossom wreath and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations. They were attended by the bride's sister, Miss Ida Drewes and Mr. Louie Drewes, cousin of the bride. The young couple will make their home on the grooms farm near Hallem.

[The Plymouth News, Thursday, May 6,. 1915]

Parker ~ Sprague
Cyrus G Parker and Mrs Anna Sprague. Father of Cyrus is Michael Parker and mother is Alvira Goodwill. Father of Anna is Asa Andrews and mother is unknown.Cyrus resides in the county of Jefferson, state of Nebraska, is aged 32 years, was born in Pennsylvania and is a white person. Anna resides in the county of Jefferson, state of Nebraska, is aged 28 years, was born in Ohio and is also a white person. Dated 4 March 1878 by James A McMeans, County Probate Judge. Married 10 March 1878 in the presence of A C R*******, * Parker on 10 March 1878 by George W. Cadwell, M.E. Pa.

[Contributed by Jan Stypula, from original records]

Pohlman ~ Michels
Fairbury John Pohlman, prominent Holdrege business man, was married here to Miss Anna Michels.

[Omaha World Herald 3 Feb. 1921, Contributed by Dan Zwakman]

Ridder ~ Cooper
Miss Edna Cooper and Mr. Floyd Ridder were married at the home of the bride, on a farm west of Fairbury, on Wednesday, June 24, 1914, at 8:30 p.m., Rev. J.K. Shellenberger, pastor of the Fairbury Christian church, officiating.

Miss Elizabeth Treager was bridesmaid and Mr. Floyd Cooper, brother of the groom, was best man. Miss Coopish played the wedding march. Odell Cooper, the bride's little brother, was ring bearer. The couple stood under an arch of evergreen and white flowers during the ceremony. Green and white was the color scheme in the decorations thru-out. The bride's dress was white marquisette. The ceremony was performed in the presence of some thirty guests, relatives and friends and at nine o'clock a wedding supper was served. The gentlemen friends of the couple appeared on the scene after supper and gave them a rousing charivari during which everybody had a right jolly time.

The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Fredericka Ridder of Fairbury. The groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cooper, reside west of Fairbury on a farm.

The couple will make their residence in Fairbury at the corner of 14th and C streets.
[The Fairbury Journal, June 25, 1914]

Schulz ~ Bevans
Karl Schulz and Miss Beatrice Bevans, well known young people of this vicinity, were united in marriage yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Lutheran church near Ellis.

Following the ceremony, the wedding party repaired to the home of the groom's parents Mr. and Mrs. Ferd. Schulz, where the event was duly celebrated.

The contacting parties are popular young people of this vicinity and start out on life's journey under the most favorable circumstances. They will make their home on a farm south of here, near Harbine. The News joins their many friends in wishing them much joy and happiness.
[The Plymouth News, Thursday, May 6,. 1915]

Short ~ Lawrence
Married in Lincoln
James T. Short of Short Bros. Hardware Co. Lincoln, Nebr., and Miss Grace Lawrence of Lincoln, were quietly married at Greeley, Colo., Sept. 17, 1918. They will be at home in Lincoln, Nebr., after Oct. 1st.

The groom is a former Fairbury boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Short of this city. He is associated with his brother, Sam Short, in business in Lincoln.
[The Fairbury Journal, Thursday, September 19, 1918]

Sprague ~ Luce
Louis Sprague and Sarah Luce dated 28 Aug 1866 by Edward Farrell, Probate Judge. Married 29 Aug 1866 by Asa Andrew, Justice of the Peace.

[Contributed by Jan Stypula, from original records]

Sprague ~ Andrews
William Sprague and Anna Andrews dated 28 Aug 1866 by Edward Farrell, Probate Judge. Married 29 Aug 1866 by Asa Andrew, Justice of the Peace.

[Contributed by Jan Stypula, from original records]

Sturm ~ Arndt
John Sturm of Beatrice and Miss Sophie Arndt were married Sunday, May 2, at the Lutheran church near Harbine. A reception and celebration was held at the home of Otto Scheve, the foster father of the bride. Quite a number from Plymouth were there to help celebrate the event and extend congratulations.

[The Plymouth News, Thursday, May 6,. 1915]

Swartz ~ Foss
Married - On Tuesday, June 18th, 1872, at the residence of S.G. Thomas, by Rev. D. Marquette, Mr. M.A. Swartz to Miss Ellen Foss, all of Fairbury.

[The Fairbury Gazette, Saturday, June 22, 1872]

Travis ~ Jensen
Miss Minnie L. Jensen of Fairbury and Mr. Chas. W. Travis of Manhattan, Kans., were married at the M.E. parsonage, by the pastor, Rev. M.E. Gilbert, on Tuesday, December 31, at 8 p.m. They were accompanied by Chris Tecklenberg and Miss Ethel Davis. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Jensen of this city. They will live at Manhattan, Kansas.

[The Fairbury Journal, Friday, January 3, 1913]

Ulin ~ Miller
A wedding occurred on New Years day at the home of Jacob W. Wadley south of town, the contracting parties being Miss Mocal? Miller and Mr. Clyde Ulin, Rev. Mr. Lohr pastor of the U.B. church of Harbine officiating.

[The Plymouth News, Saturday, January 4, 1902]

Vaupel ~ McLucss
Miss Mabel McLucas and Mr. Clinton Vaupel were married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. McLucas, on Tuesday evening January 28, Rev. Tourtolott of the Presbyterian church officiating.

[The Fairbury Journal, Friday, January 31, 1908]

Warnke ~ Field
Married - At the residence of Carlos Schroeder, in Meridian, on Friday, February 27th, 1874, by E. Lange, Mr. Frederick Warnke, of Fillmore, and Frederica Field of Jefferson County

[The Fairbury Gazette, March 7, 1874]

Williams ~ Hoey
Cards announcing the marriage of Edward Williams and Susan Hoey of Pittsburg, Pennsylvannia were received here last week. The groom was a former resident of Fairbury and a graduate of Fairbury High school, son of Thad Williams.

[The Fairbury Journal, Friday, January 31, 1908]