Marathon County Wisconsin Marriages - "P" Surnames

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Paul, Joyce (Marriage - 22 May 1948)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 27 May 1948

* Miss Joyce Paul, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Paul, Abbotsford, and Leon Reckner, Stratford, exchanged marriage vows Saturday, May 22, in a ceremony at Bethlehem Lutheran church, Milan. The Rev. H. Malotky officiated.

The bride’s gown was fashioned with a white satin bodice and a marquisette skirt featuring satin appliques which were repeated at the Bertha collar. Her Queen Anne sleeves came to points at the wrists and the skirt ended in a long train. She wore a fingertip veil. Her bouquet was an arrangement of coral roses and white swansonia.

The bride’s cousin, Miss Lois Nernberger, Stetsonville, was maid of honor in a gown of white rayon taffeta with a shirred marquisette skirt. She carried a bouquet of coral roses and white swansonia.

Supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents and a reception was held there in the afternoon. The Trianon Gardens was the scene of a wedding dance that evening.

Mrs. Reckner is a graduate of the Abbotsford high school.

The couple will reside on the bridegroom’s farm near Stratford.


Pech, Marion Anna (Marriage – 12 Oct. 1944)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 19 Oct. 1944

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Miss Marion Anna Pech, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pech of Unity, became the bride of Walter Michael Hartl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hartl of the town of Brighton, last Thursday morning at a ceremony performed in the rectory of St. Mary’s Catholic church at Colby by the Rev. August C. Barkowski. Miss Marie Hebert of Unity attended the bride and Edward Hartl was best man for his brother.

The bride was attired in a white ninon gown, styled with satin bodice with heart-shaped neckline, and a finger-tip veil caught to a coronet of seed pearls. The bride completed her attire with a pearl necklace, a gift of the bridegroom, and carried pink roses and white gladioli. Miss Hebert wore a pink ninon gown and carried an arm bouquet.

Dinner was served to 50 guests at the home of the bride’s parents. Decorations were carried out in pink and white. The couple is residing in Auburndale.


Pecher, Geraldine (Marriage – 2 Oct. 1948)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 7 Oct. 1948

* Miss Geraldine Pecher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pecher of Colby, and Sylvester Kulas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kulas of Athens, exchanged marriage vows in an 8:00 o’clock mass performed Saturday morning by Rev. Raymond Schultz of Wuertzburg in St. John’s the Baptist Catholic church.

The bride wore a royal blue crepe dress, accented with a corsage of white roses and pompons, and a single-strand pearl necklace, her gift from the bridegroom. The pearl earrings she wore provided the traditional “something old,” her blue dress, “something new and something blue,” and the watch of the bridegroom’s sister, Miss Christina Kulas, who was her maid of honor, loaned for the occasion provided the traditional “something borrowed.” Miss Kulas was attired in a gray crepe dress. The bridesmaid, Miss Vivian Kreft of Athens, was dressed in Viking blue. Both carried lace edged handkerchiefs, which were the gifts from the bride, and her shoulder bouquets of pink roses and white pompons.

Lester Dassow of Medford, and Theodore Kulas, brother of the bridegroom, served as his attendants.

Guests from Medford, Athens and Colby attended the wedding. The couple are now on a trip to Michigan and Milwaukee, and upon their return will reside with the bridegroom’s parents.


Pederson, Iris (Marriage – 10 June 1944)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 22 June 1944

* Miss Iris Pederson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Pederson of Spencer, and Milton Lenz, son of Mrs. Theodore Lenz of Colby, were united in marriage Saturday, June 10, at the home of the bride’s parents, Rev. Ellery Beal, pastor of the Spencer Methodist church, performing the ceremony. The vows were exchanged in the living room by the double windows which had been decorated by garlands of bridal wreaths and on the sides were baskets of white iris and bouquets of bridal wreaths.

The bride was attired in a floor length dress of white ninon with fitted bodice, full skirt and sweetheart neckline, caught on the sides by clusters of seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of white gladiolas and sweet peas, wore a finger tip veil edged with lace and caught to her curls by orange blossoms. Miss Arlene Marti of Lansing, Iowa, a cousin of the groom, was the bridesmaid and wore a floor-length dress of blue marquisette and her colonial bouquet consisted of white gladiolas and sweet peas. Her headdress consisted of mixed flowers. Robert Pederson, brother of the groom, was best man. Donna Anderson of Abbotsford was the flower girl and wore a floor length dress of pink net trimmed with bands of pink ribbon. Her colonial bouquet consisted of mixed flowers and she wore mixed flowers in her hair.

After the ceremony, a dinner was served to thirty guests at the home of the bride’s parents. The center of the table was decorated with a three-tier wedding cake, topped by miniature bride and groom and on the sides were bowls of blue iris. The newly wedded couple went on a wedding trip to the north lakes and were at home to their friends after June 15th on a farm near Colby. The bride had been a rural school teacher the past three years.

Out of town people present at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Lenz and Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Lenz and family of Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Gay Anderson and family and Carl Anderson of Abbotsford, Miss Arlene Marti and Miss Cylvia Stillman of Lansing, and Mrs. Ted McNamara of Stevens Point.


Pederson, Velda (Marriage – 24 Apr. 1931) 
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 30 Apr. 1931 

* Miss Velda Pederson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Pederson of Colby, and Mr. Elmore Waussow, son of Mrs. Bertha Hamann, were united in marriage Friday, April 24th, at 8:00 P.M. at the St. John’s Lutheran church in the town of Wein, Rev. Mulich reading the marriage ceremony. Mrs. Lela Galloway acted as bridesmaid and the groom was attended by Truman Pederson. 

The bride was attired in a beautiful dress of pale blue crepe and her bouquet consisted of white roses and ferns. The bridesmaid also wore a dress of pale blue crepe and her bouquet consisted of pink carnations. 

The newlyweds will be at home after May 1st on a farm three miles east of Colby. Both are well and favorably known and their many friends extend best wishes. 


Perschke, Marion (Marriage – 18 Nov. 1944)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 23 Nov. 1944

* Miss Marion Perschke of Wausau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perschke, became the bride of St. Harley Hoff of Curtiss, in a service performed at Trinity Lutheran church at Wausau on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 3:30 P.M. The Rev. E. H. Betermann officiated. The bride, attired in a white ensemble, carried an all-white bouquet of pom poms, mums and calla lilies and was attended by her sister, Virginia Perschke, who wore a rose ensemble and carried a bouquet of pink mums and white pom poms. The best man was Jack McCorrison of Marshfield, brother in law of the groom.

The bride, a graduate of Wausau High School, was employed at the Employers’ Mutual. Lt. Hoff entered military service in Dec. 1942, and attended Ohio University one year during his service. He graduated and received his commission at Officers’ Training Camp at Ft. Lee, Va. in August, 1944. The groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hoff, were hosts at a reception in their honor on Tuesday evening at their home in Curtiss. The couple left on Wednesday morning for Wyoming where the groom will be stationed.

Curtiss friends, besides the family, who attended the wedding at Wausau were Mr. and Mrs. Grant Herrick, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Machlett and Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Tonn.


Clara Peters (Marriage – 30 Sept. 1903)
Source: Marshfield Times (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 2 Oct. 1903

Arthur Marcan of the Indianapolis Association baseball team, one of the star infielders of the league, was married at Wausau Wednesday to Miss Clara Peters, daughter of Hugo Peters, the veteran clerk of the court of Marathon county. Marcan will be remembered as a member of the Wausau state league team of 1902 and is well known here. Mark Bellis of Wausau was also married at Grand Haven, Mich., to Miss Alberta Schoonover a short time ago.


Peterson, Bertha Mrs. (Marriage – 21 Aug. 1954)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 2 Sept. 1954 

* Announcement is made of the marriage of Mrs. Bertha Peterson and George Brown, both of the town of Hull. The ceremony was performed at the Brown home, Saturday, Aug. 21, with the Rev. Richard Harrison, of the Presbyterian church, officiating, in the presence of members of the family. 

Attendants were Vernon Peterson, Neillsville, and Mrs. William Schatzke, of Ripon, son and daughter of the bride. 

Mr. and Mrs. Brown are making their home on the Brown farm, east of Abbotsford. 


Pfeffer, Lorraine (Marriage - 16 Aug. 1947)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 21 Aug. 1947

* Miss Lorraine Pfeffer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pfeffer, Edgar, was married Aug. 16 to Edward E. Kralcik, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kralcik, Sr., Wausau, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fenwood, the Rev. T. E. Deimer officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fasse, brother-in-law and sister of the groom, of Milan, were the best man and matron of honor. Other attendants included bridesmaids, Miss Bette Lallanthin, Edgar, and Miss Alice Bohman, of Stratford, cousins of the bride; and Miss Elizabeth Swaboda, Colby; groomsmen, John Ludkey, Edgar, cousin of the bride; Brice Bender, Colby, and Gordon Holtman, Fenwood; flower girl, Kathleen Potts, Wausau, niece of the groom; ring bearer, Allen Bohman, Stratford, cousin of the bride.

The bride wore a gown of white satin and the sweetheart neckline was accented with sequins from her mother’s wedding halo. She carried a bouquet of pink roses. The matron of honor and the bridesmaids wore identical pink gowns, matching pink hats and white flowers. The flower girl was dressed in pink embroidered organdy with a matching pink hat.

The bride is a graduate of the Edgar high school and the Wood County Normal school. The groom is a graduate of the Abbotsford high school. After a wedding trip to northern lakes the couple will live in Wausau, where the groom is employed.

Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 21 Aug. 1947

* Miss Lorraine Pfeffer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pfeffer, Edgar, was married Aug. 16 to Edward E. Kralcik, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kralcik, Sr., Wausau, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fenwood, the Rev. T. E. Deimer officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fasse, brother-in-law and sister of the groom, of Milan, were the best man and matron of honor. Other attendants included bridesmaids, Miss Bette Lallanthin, Edgar, and Miss Alice Bohman, of Stratford, cousins of the bride; and Miss Elizabeth Swaboda, Colby; groomsmen, John Ludkey, Edgar, cousin of the bride; Brice Bender, Colby, and Gordon Holtman, Fenwood; flower girl, Kathleen Potts, Wausau, niece of the groom; ring bearer, Allen Bohman, Stratford, cousin of the bride.

The bride wore a gown of white satin and the sweetheart neckline was accented with sequins from her mother’s wedding halo. She carried a bouquet of pink roses. The matron of honor and the bridesmaids wore identical pink gowns, matching pink hats and white flowers. The flower girl was dressed in pink embroidered organdy with a matching pink hat.

The bride is a graduate of the Edgar high school and the Wood County Normal school. The groom is a graduate of the Abbotsford high school. After a wedding trip to northern lakes the couple will live in Wausau, where the groom is employed.


Phillips, Kathryn (Marriage – 1 May 1948)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 6 May 1948

* Kathryn Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Phillips of Spencer, and Frank W. Goeltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Goeltz of Colby, exchanged marriage vows Saturday, May 1, at 3:00 P.M. at the home of the bride, Rev. Arthur Oates reading the marriage ceremony. C. A. Nelsen sang, “Because” and “The Lord’s Prayer,” accompanied by Mrs. Myrtle Metzgar. Miss Velere Phillips was maid of honor and Mrs. Wm. Nitzel, bridesmaid. The groom was attended by Donald Buehring and Wm. Neitzel.

The bride was attired in a white silk jersey gown, street length, trimmed with lace, and her corsage consisted of white and pink carnations. The maid of honor wore an aqua gown and bridesmaid a pink gown, both being identical with that of the bride’s. Bouquets of both also consisted of white and pink carnations. The bride’s mother wore a dress of aqua crepe and the groom’s mother wore a flowered jersey dress and corsages of both consisted of pink and white carnations.

A reception was held at the bride’s home which was decorated with aqua, pink and white streamers.

Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Buehring, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wickmann, Donald Buehring and Miss Joyce Rusch, all of Oshkosh, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bartlett, and the Misses Alice and Ruth Bartlett of New London, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Phillips of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flanders of Fond du Lac and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kloehn of Pickett.

The young couple will make their home at Oshkosh where the groom is employed.


Pietrowski, Theresa (Marriage 20 Aug. 1960)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 1 Sept. 1960

* St. Thomas’ Catholic Church, Milan, was the scene of the wedding of Miss Theresa Pietrowski and Howard Hackel, both of Milan, Saturday, Aug. 20. Vows were exchanged at 11:30 before the Rev. Charles Schumacher, who also sang the nuptial high mass. Alex Ellenbecker was soloist and organist. 

Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Alex J. Pietrowski and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hackel. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of rosepoint hand clipped lace and net over taffeta. The bodice had a scalloped Sabrina neckline and long sleeves and a bouffant skirt featured a lace peplum and double tiers of tulle and embroidered lace at the side. A scalloped tulle coronet secured her fingertip veil of imported English silk illusion. Red roses, white feathered carnations and stephanotis were combined in a cascade arrangement for the bridal bouquet. 

Miss Carol Derfus of Marshfield, a niece of the groom, was maid of honor and Miss Caroline Thompson of Withee was bridesmaid. 

Donald and James Pietrowski, brothers of the bride, were best man and groomsman, respectively. Ed Kieffer of Wausau and Ben Venzke of Athens were ushers. 

The bride’s attendants were dressed alike in ballerina length gowns of powder blue chiffon over taffeta detailed with crushed cummerbunds. Their tulle herald crown head pieces with V points outlined with rhinestones held matching halo veils. They carried baskets of pink carnations and *** Note: The rest of the article was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription. 


Pinter, Mary Ann (Marriage – 31 Aug. 1957)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 5 Sept. 1957 

* Miss Mary Ann Pinter and Al Hickman, Jr., exchanged marriage vows Saturday, Aug. 31, before a nuptial high mass at St. Louis Catholic church, Dorchester. The Rev. Gerald Schuh witnessed the double ring ceremony at 9:30 o’clock. 

Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. John Pinter, Abbotsford, route 1, and Mr. and Mrs. Al Hickman, Wausau. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of chantilly lace over satin with a floor length bouffant skirt. The fitted bodice had a scooped neckline trimmed with seed pearls, with long sleeves that tapered to points over the wrist. Her French imported silk illusion veil fell in full folds to her finger tips from a crown of seed pearl ear rings, the gift of the groom. She carried a bouquet with a white orchid, stephanotis and carnations arranged in cascade style. 

Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pinter, brother and sister-in-law of the bride. Others in the wedding party were the Misses Dorothy Ven Rooy, Colby, and Pat Steele, Wausau, friends of the bride, and Gerald Pinter, Abbotsford, brother of the bride, and Donald Bohman, Wausau, friend of the groom. 

Miss Debby Hickman, 4-year-old sister of the groom, and Danny Hanke, cousin of the groom, both of Wausau, were the miniature bride and groom. 

The little bride wore a frock identical to the bride and carried a cascade bouquet of carnations and stephanotis. 

The bride’s attendants wore identical gowns of Crystalette over taffeta, designed with fitted bodices, scooped necklines, brief sleeves, and very full ballerina length skirts. Turquiose was the color chosen for them. They carried star shaped bouquets of mums and roses. 

Mrs. Pinter wore a teal blue dress with white and black accessories to her daughter’s wedding. She pinned a corsage of red and yellow carnations to her shoulderline. Mrs. Hickman, mother of the groom, had a corsage of yellow and white carnations which she wore with a tan and black dress. Her accessories were black. 

About 200 guests were present for the dinner and supper served at the church dining room. The reception during the afternoon was held at the home of the bride’s parents. In the evening, the young couple greeted friends at a wedding dance held at Trianon ball room. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hickman are making their home at 738 ½ Third Ave., Wausau. The bride, a graduate of the Abbotsford high school, is employed at Employers Mutuals, and the groom works for Sippi Bros. 


Ploeckelman, Sylvia (Marriage – 14 Apr. 1945)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 19 Apr. 1945

* In a double ring ceremony, Saturday afternoon, Miss Sylvia Ploeckelman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ploeckelman of Dorchester, became the bride of Henry J. Bender, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bender, of Abbotsford. The Rev. J. Brandt performed the ceremony at 1:30 at St. Peter’s Lutheran church, Dorchester.

Special music for the occasion was sung by the children’s choir.

The bride wore a long sleeved gown of white chiffon with V-neckline, caught at the sides by a cluster of pearls. A head dress of pearls also held the clouds of veiling with its lace inserts in the train. She wore a gold locket, a gift of the groom, and carried a large bouquet of pink roses, white iris and dahlias, showered with white streamers to which roses were tied.

Miss Bernice Ploeckelman, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Mrs. Eldred Empey, the groom’s sister, Evenell, and Mrs. Lawrence Denzine, his sister, Florence, also attended the bride.

Their gowns were all made alike. A shirred neckline, banded with rosebuds, elbow length sleeves and tiny, self covered buttons down the back, fashioned the satin bodices from which hung the very full chiffon skirts worn over satin. They all wore gold necklaces, matching shoulder length veils, caught by pearls and wrist corsages of mixed flowers. The maid of honor wore blue. Mrs. Empey wore yellow and Mrs. Denzine, pink.

Melvin Bender was best man for his brother and Mr. Denzine and Mr. Empey, brothers-in-law, were ushers. The color schemes of their suits ranged from camel to deep brown.

The bride’s mother wore a flowered print in blue with black accessories and the groom’s mother wore a flowered print in rose with blue accessories. Both mothers wore shoulder corsages.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, and dinner was served to 125 guests. A large, four tier wedding cake decorated with pink roses and topped by a wedding bell, was the centerpiece of the bridal table.

In the evening a wedding dance was held at the Community hall in Dorchester.

Mr. and Mrs. Bender are now at home on a farm near Stratford. Until just recently the groom had been employed by Kalepp Brothers, at Abbotsford.

Guests from away who attended the wedding were Otto Guse, Evansville, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Guse, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wilke and grandson, Roland Wilke, Mr. and Mrs. Ingwald Hagen and Mrs. Kenneth Hovey and daughter, all of Janesville.


Pokallus, Vera Mae (Marriage – 11 Dec. 1943)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 16 Dec. 1943

* Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Vera Mae Pokallus, formerly of Abbotsford, now of Wausau, to Lawrence R. Prahl, of Wausau.

The double ring ceremony took place Saturday, Dec. 11, in Dubuque, Iowa.

For the occasion, the bride was attired in an entrained princess style gown of white brocaded marquisette. It was styled with a sweetheart neck line and sleeves that ended at points over the wrists. The bride’s only jewelry was a locket, a gift of her brother.

The bride was attended by Mrs. Carvel Rawland, sister of the groom, and Miss Mary Litchke, friend of the bride, both of Wausau. They wore identically styled gowns of pastel pink and blue, respectively, made with lace inserts at the waist and throat, and long, full sleeves. The full skirts had short trains.

The young couple are now at home to friends at 128 ½ Washington street, apartment 3, Wausau. The groom is employed at Murray’s Foundry in Wausau.


Pope, Joyce Rae (Marriage - 21 June 1950)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 22 June 1950

* The lawn at the home of the bride’s parents in the Town of Holton, was the scene for the double ring ceremony performed at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, by the Rev. Raymond Browe, of Chili, at which time Miss Joyce Rae Pope became the bride of Clarence Paul Pokallus, Colby.

The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Grant Pope, Town of Holton, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pokallus, Colby.

Gowned in a dress of aqua blue nylon, featuring a velry floral design, low neckline, puffed sleeves, hoop skirt and a matching picture hat, the bride carried a bouquet of blue roses and carnations with a white tulle bow.

Mrs. Lawrence Pokallus, cousin of the groom, was the matron of honor. She was dressed in a formal of orchid taffeta with a hoop skirt and low neck line. Tiny roses were set in at the bottom of the skirt. Miss Malita Kranz, the bride’s cousin, as bridesmaid, was attired in a yellow voile dress with lace insertions, and wore a corsage of flowers. Floral headpieces completed their ensembles.

Lawrence Pokallus, the groom’s cousin, was best man, and Ernest Richwalski was the groomsman.

After the ceremony, a supper was served at the bride’s home with the Kalsonaires furnishing the music. In the evening, a dance was held at Walter’s Pavilion, Colby.

The couple are spending their honeymoon in the southern part of the United States.

Mrs. Emma Roder, Abbotsford, grandmother of the bride, was among the guests at the wedding.


Poplawski, Lorraine (Marriage – 10 Aug. 1946)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 22 Aug. 1946

* Miss Lorraine Poplawski, daughter of Mrs. Ted Poplawski, of Marshfield, formerly of Colby, became the bride of Gerald Ramthun, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ramthun of Wausau, Saturday afternoon, August 10th. The double ring ceremony took place in Salem Lutheran church at Wausau at 3:00 o’clock, with the Rev. John Henining officiating.

Palms, baskets of gladioli, and sweet peas adorned the chancel and Elroy Greimler sang “O Perfect Love.”

With her gown of georgette chiffon, fashioned with a train, the bride wore a short veil, held in place by a beaded tiara, and she carried a bouquet in which red and white roses and baby’s breath were combined.

Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 15 Aug. 1946

* Miss Lorraine Poplawski, daughter of Mrs. Ted Poplawski, of Marshfield, became the bride of Gerald Ramthun, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ramthun of Wausau, Saturday afternoon. The double ring ceremony took place in Salem Lutheran church at Wausau at 3:00 o’clock, with the Rev. John Henning officiating.

Palms, baskets of gladioli, and sweet peas adorned the chancel and Elroy Greimler sang “O Perfect Love.”

With her gown of georgette chiffon, fashioned with a train, the bride wore a short veil, held in place by a beaded tiara, and she carried a bouquet in which red and white roses and baby’s breath were combined.

Her cousin, Miss Leona Garbarski of Edgar, who served as maid of honor, was dressed in blue net, with blusher veil, and carried pink carnations, snapdragons and feverfew. Eileen Schultz, Wausau, a cousin of the groom, as bridesmaid, wore white net and a blusher veil. Both wore necklaces, gifts from the bride.

Harvey Ramthun, Wausau, was his brother’s best man and the bride’s brother, Ted Poplawski, Marshfield, was usher.

The mothers wore black and white dresses with black accessories and gardenias.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom’s parents, where dinner was served to 150 guests. At night a dance was held in Riverview park ballroom.

The bride, a graduate of Abbotsford high school, with the class of 1943, has been employed by the Employer’s Mutual at Wausau. The groom, who was graduated from Wausau high school in 1941, was in service for three years. The couple have gone to northern Wisconsin for two weeks and after their return will reside at 619 Winton street, Wausau.


Elizabeth Porter (25 Jan. 1905)
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, Wis.) Thursday, 26 Jan. 1905; transcribed by FoFG mz

Wausau, Wis., Jan. 26. – The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Porter of this city and Dr. S. M. B. Smith of Crandon, Wis., took place last evening. Several Milwaukee friends attended the ceremony.


Lillian Porter (Marriage – 1 July 1908)
Source: Marshfield Times (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 8 July 1908

Miss Lillian Porter of Wausau and Frank M. Kollock of Hatley, formerly of Wausau, were united in marriage in this city Wednesday morning by Rev. H. C. Postlethwaite. They left on the noon train for Oakwood, near Stevens Point, to spend their honeymoon. The young couple came to this city to be married to escape the promised send-off their friends had arranged for them and they were accompanied by J. A. Porter the bride's father, Dr. and .Mrs. S. M. B. Smith and children, the latter a sister of the bride, all of Wausau, and an aunt of the bride from Antigo.

The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. J. A. Porter, a prominent lumberman of Wausau, with mills at Hatley, and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Kollock of Stevens Point. The newly married couple will make their future home at Hatley, where Mr. Kollock is interested in the lumber business.


Prange, Ella (Marriage – 1 Aug. 1942)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 6 Aug. 1942

* Miss Ella Prange, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Prange of Unity, and Melvin Ramker, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ramker of the town of Hull, were united in marriage at a ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Colby Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Rev. L. J. Lang officiated.

The bride, wearing a white satin gown fashioned with bishop sleeves, long train, and lace insets at yoke and waist, carried a shower bouquet of pink roses. Her long veil was fastened with a seed pearl headdress and she also wore seed pearl ear rings and a gold cross and chain, gift of the groom.

Miss Hildegard Prange, attending her sister as maid of honor, wore a light blue dress of ninon, which was shirred at the waist, and a shoulder length veil to match. Her shoulder corsage consisted of Rubrum lilies tied with blue ribbon.

Miss Alice Schuh, of Colby, as bridesmaid, wore a light pink ninon gown trimmed with lace insertions, and a matching short veiled headdress. Her shoulder corsage of Rubrum lilies was tied with pink ribbon. Both attendants wore crosses to match their gowns, gifts of the bride.

Merlin Ramker, twin brother of the groom, and Paul Sill, cousin of the bride, attended the groom. Each wore a dark suit and a white rose boutonniere.

A reception followed at the home of the bride’s parents, with a dinner served to about 60 guests. The home was decorated with white, pink and blue streamers and a large white wedding bell suspended from the ceiling. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pacholke of Eau Claire.

Mr. and Mrs. Ramker will make their home on the groom’s farm in the town of Hull.


Prehn, Diane Margaret (Marriage - 29 Aug. 1963)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 1963

* A marriage ceremony was solemnized Thursday afternoon, Aug. 29, at 2:30 o’clock in Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer, where vows were exchanged by Miss Diane Prehn, 515 E. Clark St., Spencer, and Gerald David Rinehart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rinehart, route 1, Owen. The Rev. W. R. Krueger was the officiating clergyman.

The bride wore a dress of mint green embossed taffeta fashioned with fitted bodice and full-pleated street-length skirt. Her accessories were white and her flowers were a white orchid surrounded by yellow roses and lily of the valley with streamers of yellow rosebuds.

Miss Carole Marten, Spencer, the maid of honor, had a dress of beige embossed taffeta fashioned similarly to that of the bride’s. She had white and green carnations.

A supper for the bridal party, parents and grandparents was served at Paris Avenue Night Club, route 3, Stratford. The reception and wedding dance are planned for tonight (Aug. 31) at the Spencer Municipal Hall. Guests are scheduled to attend from Milwaukee, Ladysmith, Tripoli, Owen, Loyal, Athens, Dorchester, Abbotsford, Unity, Colby, Edgar, Stratford, Mosinee, Marathon, Marshfield and Spencer.

The new Mrs. Rinehart, a 1962 graduate of Spencer High School has been employed as a receptionist for Pathfinder Mobile Homes, Spencer. Her husband, who was graduated from Loyal High School in 1960, is engaged in farming on his own farm located on route 1, Owen.

The newlyweds honeymooned in northern Wisconsin after the Thursday nuptials.


Pries, Shirley (Marriage – 15 Sept. 1945)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 20 Sept. 1945

* Shirley Pries, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Pries, Whittlesey, was united in marriage to Lester Jones, Wausau, in a ceremony read in that city on Sept. 15. Mr. and Mrs. Jones plan to reside in Wausau.

The Otto Pries family resided in Abbotsford until a few years ago when they moved to a farm near Interwald.


Proft, Isabelle (Marriage – 7 May 1955)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 12 May 1955 

* Miss Isabelle Proft, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Proft, Route 2, Athens, became the bride of Chester Jacobi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jacobi, Saturday. The Rev. F. H. Sprengler read the service at 2:00 o’clock at  Christ Lutheran church.
Soloist during the ceremony was Miss Janice Zier, who sang “Oh Perfect Love” and “The Lord Is My Shepherd.” Miss Shirley Sprengler accompanied her. 

Nylon lace and netting combined to fashion the waltz length gown donned by the bride for the ceremony. A short sleeved lace bolero topped by a mandarin collar was worn with the bridal gown. Completing her ensemble were a pearl studded finger tip veil and a cascade arrangement of pink roses, and white carnations interspersed with white stephanotis. 

Rhinestones and pearls decorated the bodices of the crystalette frocks worn by the bridal aides – Miss Millie Proft, Wilmette, Ill., as maid of honor, and Mrs. Russell Madson, West Allis, bridesmaid. Both are sisters of the bride. The former carried a bouquet of pink roses and white carnations to complement her blue gown while Mrs. Madson carried yellow roses and white carnations with her pink formal. 

Attendants for the groom included Ervin Jacobi, Abbotsford, a brother of the groom, as best man, and Russell Madson as groomsman. Arlyn Utke, a nephew of the groom, and Jerry Vrana, Abbotsford, were ushers. 

The mother of the bride wore a navy blue print while the groom’s mother wore navy. Their accessories were in navy and white and their corsages were made of pink roses and white carnations. 

Following the ceremony a dinner was served in the Johnson town hall and in the evening a wedding dance was held at Dorchester. The newlyweds left on a tour of the Black Hills in South Dakota and on their return they will take up residence on Route 1, Abbotsford, where the groom is engaged in farming. Both are graduates of high schools in Abbotsford and Athens. 

Coming from out of town for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Madson and family, West Allis; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Proft and family, Skokie, Ill.; Mrs. Paul Severson, Miss Millie Proft and Herman Proft, Wilmette, Ill.; Mrs. Leigh Ouimette, California; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jacobi and son, Lloyd, Mrs. Charlotte Jester, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koenig, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jacobi, Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. George Boneske, Sturgeon Bay; Miss Darlene Daske, Park Falls; and Mrs. Ida Wirth, Cleveland.  

 

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