South Dakota

Brule County, South Dakota


Transcribed and contributed by Veronica Carnegie


Mrs. J.J. Konechne received a telegram from her son, Sgt. Leo Soulek from Clinton, Iowa, announcing his marriage to Miss Mildred Purcell Wednesday, March 29, by Father Dolan.

Neither Leo nor Mildred need an introduction to Kimball people as both are well known here having spent most of their lives in Brule county in the vicinity of Kimball.

Mildred is the only daughter of Commissioner and Mrs. G.T. Purcell, and is a graduate of Kimball high school. She has been a teacher in rural schools for several years and this year is primary teacher at Chamberlain.

Sgt. Soulek is a member of the armed forces and was wounded in Africa in the battle of the Casserine Pass. He has been at a hospital in West Virginia for nearly a year and was recently transferred to Clinton, Iowa, to a hospital there.

Kimball friends extend congratulations to these young people who come from two of Brule county's finest families.

Brule County News
(no date on clipping)
Transcribed and contributed by Veronica Carnegie

Leo Adolph Soulek married Mildred Purcell March 29, 1944

Unidentified clipping, probably Brule County News about April 28, 1946

Transcribed and submitted by Veronica Carnegie

Ada F. Soulek and John L. Baker Wed in Washington

Miss Ada Soulek, daughter of Mrs. J.J. Konechne, of Kimball, and John L. Baker, son of Chas. Baker, also of Kimball, were married Saturday, April 18, 1946, in Washington, D.DC.

Father Wempe performed the ceremony in the Sacred Heart Chapel in the presence of several friends of the couple and attendants were Miss Luella Shafer of Louisville, Ky., and Rodell Scott of Washington D.C. And informal reception was held in Miss Soulek's apartment in Washington after the ceremony with Margaret Hamilton acting as hostess.

The bride wore a soldier blue suit with navy accessories and a white orchid corsage. Miss Shafer wore a black and white checked combination suit with black accessories and a gardenia corsage. The groom wore a grey suit.

The newlyweds left Washington the following Tuesday on their wedding trip, visiting relatives of Mr. Baker's at Roscoe, Ill., and relatives of the bride's at Charles City, Iowa, and Alexandria, S.D. They arrived in Kimball Saturday night and will visit here until about May 1.

Mrs. Baker is a graduate of Kimball high school and later attended Notre Dame in Mitchell. She taught in Brule county schools and then attended business college at Hastings, Nebr. Following completion of her business course she entered Civil Service and on May 19, 1942, went to Washington, D.C., where she has since been employed in the Surgeon General's office.

Unidentified clipping, probably from Brule County News
Marriage 14 February 1911
Transcribed and submitted by Veronica Carnegie

Marriage: Purcell-Collins

Two of Cleveland township's nicest young people were joined in matrimony on Tuesday afternoon of this week, at Chamberlain. Garret Purcell and Laura Collins were married at the Mussman House by Father Moisant. The young couple departed on the west bound evening train for points in the Black Hills, where they will spend about a week taking in the sights and spending their honeymoon before making themselves at home in Cleveland township.

None too much can be said of the excellent qualities of the young people, as they are the type of the very best in the country. Mr. Purcell was raised practically in the township where he now resides, and there have been but few that have made as great an effort to make a headway in this world as he has. He is possessed of the very best of habits and his general disposition has at all times been a friendship winner. The same remarks apply to the bride, who is a promising young lady, coming from parents who are well known and respected. The large hosts of friends of the newly married people wish them all sorts of joy and success, and we wish to be permitted to join in extending congratulations along with the rest.

Aberdeen Daily News (30 Sept. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Miss Ocle Odell of Sac City, Ia., and Mr. Marshall Dienhart of Chamberlain were quietly married in that city Wednesday morning, September 20. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. R. McCarthy of the Congregational church at 5:30 in the morning. After an extended wedding tour, they will be at home on the groom's ranch north of Chamberlain.

Aberdeen American (22 Apr. 1917) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Kimball - C. L. Limpert and Miss Sophie Picek were united in marriage at Chamberlain by Judge Huddle.

Both young people are from Brule county, and well known in Kimball.

Mr. and Mrs. Limpert will make their home on a farm near Vega.

The Daily Republic, Mitchell, South Dakota January 1952
Contributed by Jeanne Jessie


Bride: Miss Lorraine Schleuter (dau of Dr. & Mrs. H. E. Schleuter, Vermillion)

Groom: Doyle Smith (son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Palmer, Pukwana)

Marriage: Jan. 25, Methodist Church (Vermillion), Revs. John V. Leach & Robert MucCullagh officiating.

Organist and Vocalist: Miss Nancy Stakke (Woonsocket), Miss Joyce Friedland

Maid of Honor: Miss Carol Seacat (Alexandria, SD)

Bridesmaid: Miss Orpha Fahrenwald (Crandall., SD)

Flower Girl: Miss Cheryl Schleuter (Canistota, SD)

Ring Bearer: Gary Leach

Groom's Attendants: Warren Price (Stroll), Bud Iverson

Ushers: Dale Dahl (Watertown), Dale Fullerton (Cody, NE), Herbert Larson (Pukwana), Clinton Small

Bride information: Vermillion High School graduate; University of SD Sophomore

Groom information: Pukwana High School graduate, University of SD Senior

New Residence: 24 South Pine st., Vermillion



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