South Dakota

Hutchinson County, South Dakota

Marriages and Anniversaries


Aberdeen American (17 Sept. 1916) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Mitchell - Miss Geneva Lowrie was united in marriage to Cleo A. Johnson recently by Dr. J. S. Hoagland. They will make their home in Dimock.

Aberdeen American (10 Sept. 1916) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Morristown - Edward Weber and Miss Rosina Smith were married here recently and are now at home in Tripp, this state.

Aberdeen American (23 Mar. 1915) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Parker - Miss Lyfla Kantz of Freeman and Jenru W. Goetmaker of Monroe were married Friday at the Evangelical parsonage by Rev. S. Finkbeiner. They will move onto a farm near Monroe.

Aberdeen American (22 July 1917) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Delmont - Margaret Foley of Olivet and W. G. Abboth of Tyndall were married at Olivet on July 11. They will make their residence at Tyndall.

From "The Daily Republic", Mitchell, South Dakota
Thursday, February 7, 1952
contributed by Jeanne Jessie


Tripp - In an early evening ceremony at the Tripp Reformed crhuch Jan. 29, Miss Josephine Buccholz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex B. Buchholz became the bride of Herbert Pietz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pietz of Tripp. The doubl ring ceremony was performed by Rev. W. E. Odenback in the Tripp Reformed church.
Soloists at the service were Miss Luella Herr who sang "The Lord's Prayer," and Miss Mary Schmidt, who sang, "Because."
The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Koerner of Bridgewater.
Miss Buccholz chose for her wedding a white satin, lace-trimmed gown fashioned entrain, with a fingertip veil fastened to a beaded brim. The bridal bouquet was of red roses.
The matron of honor wore a green, floor length gown, with full skirt of net. She carried pink and white carnations.
A reception in the Tripp City Hall basement followed the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs.. Pietz will make their home on a farm near Tripp. They plan to take a trip to the Black Hills at a later date.

From "The Daily Republic", Mitchell, South Dakota
Thursday, February 7, 1952
contributed by Jeanne Jessie


Dimock - Mrs. Paul Thury and Mrs. Charles Hughes entertained at a pre-nuptial shower at the Lawrence Schmidt home in honor of Miss Mary Ann Schmidt, who will become the bride of Thomas Hamann on Feb. 9.
The afternoon was spent playing various games. A luncheon was served by the hostesses. The bride-to-be was the recipient of many gifts.
Those present were Mrs. Lawrence Schmidt, Mrs. George Oberembt, Mrs. Joe Roth, Mrs. Pat Walz, Mrs. Louis Thury, Mrs. Willie Thury, Jean and Joan Thury, Mrs. Math Weber, Mary Ann and Florentine, Mrs. Steve Nolz, Mrs. Henry Sommers, Lorrayne Sommers, Mrs. Joe Laber, Mrs. Hamann and Dorothy, Mrs. Bernard Steichen, Miss Audrey Wermers and Mrs. Leonard Fergen.

The Daily Republic, Mitchell, South Dakota
Tuesday, February 12, 1952
contributed by Jeanne Jessie

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Billars, Kaylor, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Feb. 4. Mr. Kaylor operated a farm until Dec. 17, 1912, when they moved to Kaylor. Mr. billars was in the road contstruction business for over 35 years, and supervisor for 30 years. He is a director of the Farmers State Bank of Kaylor. Both Mr. and Mrs. Billars are active and in good health. They are the parents of three sons and eight grandchildren. Two daughters are deceased.

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


Miss Marie Geisler was gowned in white transparent velvet with lace insets and rhinestone trim and chapel train when she exchanged nuptial vows with Isidore Gau, son of Albert Gau of Parkstone. The Reverend B. A. Kelly officated in the single ring ceremony at Notre Dame Chapel at 9:30 Monday morning.
The daughter of Mrs. Margaret Geisler of Mitchell carried a cascade of American Beauty roses and a crystal blue rosary. Her fingertip veil was attached to a white velvet tiara.
Miss Ann Geisler, the bridesmaid, was dressed in a sky blue satin floor length gown with net-over-skirt and stole. She carried a colonial bouquet of pink and white carnations.
Leo Geisler of Dimock served as best man. Marvin Thomas of Parkstone was attendant. Fred Geisler and Henry Gau of Ethan served as ushers.
The bride and her attendants entered the chapel to the strains of the traditional wedding march played by Mrs. Helen Schmitz. During the mass Gene Webster sang "Ave Maria," "On This Day O Beautiful Mother," "Pans Angelicus" and "O Sanctissima," with Mrs. Schmitz at the organ.
A three-course wedding dinner was served to the immediate families and close relatives at 12 noon in the new Roberts dining room. The table was decorated with white, sky blue and royal blue tapers and a miniature bride. The three-tier cake, also decorated with the bride's chosen colors, was cut by Mrs. Catherine Degen of Ethan.
Out-of-town guests at the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schmitz and Mrs. Catherine Rademacher of Dimock; Mrs. Catherine Degen and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gau and family of Ethan; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas and Alfred Gau of Parkston; Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gau and family of Corsica; Mr. and Mrs. Paul O'Neal of Nemaha, Ia.; Miss Hazel Mandernach of Sac City, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fray of Scotland; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Betsworth and Cheryl, Angela, Peggy Anne and Patsy Geisler of Merrill, Ia.
Mr. and Mrs. Gau will be at home on a farm west of Mitchell after March 1.


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