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Marriage Announcements

Saturday morning, Nov. 16, Miss Merilyn Miller, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymer Miller, became the bride of Paul Balogh, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Balogh, in a pretty wedding at St. Mary's Catholic church. Rev. Joseph I. Williams performed the double ring ceremony. The altar was decorated with lighted candles and large baskets of fall flowers.
The bride is a graduate of the 1944 class of Edgerton public school and is in the employ of the Edgerton State Bank Co. The groom spent many months overseas.
A reception was held at the Aro recreation center at Bryan from 7 until 9 by the groom's parents. Over 150 were in attendance. [The Edgerton Earth Thursday, November 21, 1946 - Sub. by Kate Watson]


Mrs. Kermit O. Cape
The wedding of Miss Bette Jane Stauffer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Stauffer, to Mr. Kermit O. Cape, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. Cape was solemnized at St. Mary's church Thursday, Nov. 14, at 9 am by the Rev Joseph I. Williams.
The couples were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Cape. A double ring ceremony was used.
Following the ceremony wedding breakfast was served to the bridal party at Bunny's Cafe, Edon.
The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents at 2 pm attended by thirty-five guests. Father Williams was among the invited guests. Refreshments consisting of ice cream and cake was served. A three-tier wedding cake was cut by the bride and groom.
Later in the afternoon the bridal couple left for the Old Mill, Defiance where a dance was held.
They were overnight guests at the Ravine Hotel in that city, leaving Friday for Celina and continued their honeymoon to the south.
The bride is a graduate of the EHS class of '43 and the groom is also a graduate of the Edgerton high school.
The groom was in the service four years. He served two years in the Pacific area.
Until their home is ready for occupancy they will reside with Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Cape. They are expected home Saturday. [The Edgerton Earth Thursday, November 21, 1946 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

James Daniels and Miss Vernie Conkey, both of Northwest, Williams county, Ohio, were married last week.  [Steuben Republican (Angola, Indiana)29 Jan 1896, p.1]

Bryan, O., Mar 7- It was learned here today that Aaron Jones, formerly owner of the Bryan Opera House, was secretly married last December to Mrs. Ella McLain, a wealthy widow. [Lima Daily News Mar 7, 1906 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Lois, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hose, and Harold Kimpel were married at Auburn, Ind., last week Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran parsonage by Rev. Arthur Betz. They expect to reside in Edgerton. [" The Edgerton Earth", Thursday December 15, 1938]

November Bride
Mrs. Ralph Louis Krill
Miss Mary Elizabeth Unger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Unger, of Melbern, became the bride of Ralph Louis Krill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Krill, of Edgerton, Sunday, Nov. 10, in a double ring ceremony read by Rev. W. Horst in the Melbern Methodist church.
Preceding the ceremony Joseph Koerner accompanied by Miss Marcella Krill sang "At Dawning" and "Because" and after the ceremony sang "The Lord's Prayer."
The bride given in marriage by her father, chose a brocaded organza gown, fashioned with full skirt and tight bodice which was fastened by a row of white satin buttons in the back. Her fingertip length veil was fastened to a sweetheart tiara. Her corsage was made of white roses on a white background. Her only jewelry were pearls, a gift of the groom.
Miss Alice Jean Eaton, cousin of the bride served as maid of honor, in a light blue jersey and net gown. Her flowers were yellow pompom mums that formed a ball corsage which hung from the wrist.
Dale Krill served his brother as best man and the ushers werw Wayne Grandey and Robert Koerner.
After December 10 they will make their home near Edgerton, Ohio. [The Edgerton Earth Thursday, November 21, 1946 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

Ralph Earl Light, of Steuben county, Ind., and Miss Ethel Fay Disbro, of Williams county, Ohio, were married in Hillsdale, (MI) Aug 5th. [Steuben Republican (Angola, Indiana) 11 Aug 1915, p.2]

Announcement is made by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Worthington of the marriage of their daughter Dorothy, to Pvt. Duane R. Mavis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mavis, which took place in the M.E. church Monday afternoon, June 11 by Rev. Horst, in a double ring ceremony in the presence of the parents and grandparents.
The bride chose a pastel blue crepe dress and wore a strand of pearl beads, a gift from the groom. Her corsage was of pink roses. Her attendant, Miss Wanda Osburn, chose a yellow crepe dress. Her corsage was of white carnations. Mr. Lavon Hoffman served as best man and wore a boutonniere of a white carnation.
Miss Gloria Horst played the wedding march.
A six o'clock dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents. The table was lovely, centered with a tiered wedding cake.
Mrs. Mavis is a graduate of Edgerton High school. Mr. Mavis was a 1943 graduate of Farmer high school, and at the present time is in the service and stationed at San Antonio, Texas. [The Edgerton Earth, Thursday, June 14, 1945 - Submitted By Kate Watson]

Henry Ricketts and Miss Grace Darr, both of Northwest, Williams county, Ohio, were married Sept 26.  [Steuben Republican (Angola, Indiana) 09 Oct 1907, p.4]

We understand that Henry Sindel, of near Hicksville, and Miss Emma Ortstadt went on their honey-moon one day last week. [The Edgerton Earth Friday, July 21, 1916 - Sub by Kate Watson]

Married in Hillsdale (Michigan):  Charles K. Snyder and Miss Pearl L. Coon, both of Williams county, Ohio, were married by Justice of the Peace C.M. Weaver at the court house.  [The Fort Wayne Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana) 30 Sep 1919, p. 14]

Marshall Stewart and Mrs. Maude Irish, of Williams County, Ohio, were married at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at the M. E. parsonage by the Rev Mr Wehrly. They were attended by the bridegroom's sister, Mrs. Cynthia Webb, of Rushville. They left immediately for Madison, where they will visit for a week, after which they will be at home in their newly-furnished home on Jay street.[The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana) Sunday, 01 Nov 1931, p.3]

Judith Marlene Kimpel Wed To Franklin Wiles
Double ring vows were exchanged by Marlene Kimple and Franklin P Wiles Sunday, September 21, in the Zion Lutheran Church near Edgerton. Rev. Kenneth Mueller officiated. Marilyn Heisler, organist, accompanied the soloist, Mrs. Carolyn Robinson, as she sang "Oh Perfect Love," and "The Lord's Prayer". Beauty baskets of bronze and yellow pompons graced the church altar. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Kimpel, Edgerton, and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wiles, Rt. 2 Bryan, are the parents of the groom. The couple will reside in a trailer home in Pulaski. [The Bryan Times Thursday, October 2, 1958 - Sub by Kate Watson]

Marriage Licenses Granted

Marriage licenses were issued to Ted A. Smith, U.S. service, of Bryan, and Eileen Siebenaler, bookkeeper, of Edon; and Arthur Kloes, laborer, Montpelier, and Ella Allen, cafe cook, Montpelier [The Bryan Press, Bryan, Ohio, May 11, 1944 - Sub. by Kate Watson]


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