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Abbott - Peterson
Source: Tomah Journal (2 Nov. 1895) submitted by Verna Leetch

Married - Mr. Will Abbott of Warrens and Miss Hattie Peterson of Jacksonville were married in Tomah, Oct 26, 1895, Rev. E L. Morse officiating.

Alexander - Levine
Source: Tomah Journal (29 Jan. 1924) transcribed by Verna Leetch

Summit Valley - Thelma Alexander married Morris Levine of Galesburg, IL. She worked in a music store there.

Bailey - Paulson
Source: La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press (Sunday, 19 Dec. 1920) page 12;
submitted by Diana Heser Morse

The marriage of Miss Ada Paulson and Mr. Glen Bailey occurred at the Methodist parsonage in this city on Wednesday morning, Dec. 13. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey will take up their residence on the Bailey farm near Tomah.

Behrens - Woodliff
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Thursday Evening, 21 Nov. 1946

Sparta, Wis. (Special) Vows uniting Inez Leona Woodliff and Frederick Behrens, Jr., Kendall bride and Tomah bridegroom, were taken at St. Paul's Lutheran church in the latter city Wednesday afternoon at two.

For the serivce performed by the Rev. Schaller the bride work long-trained white brocaded taffeta and net, her short fingertip veil held in a Juliet cap of orange-blossoms and net. Gladioli in her bouquet were in the bridal white. Shirley Behrens, maid of honor for her cousin's bride, and Mrs. Byron Woodliff, bridal matron for her sister-in-law, wore pink and blue silk organdie with matching veils and carried pink and white pompons. Ruth Kamrath, flower girl in pink net over blue, carried a small colonial bouquet of pink and white pompons. John A. Behrens and Byron Woodliff, brothers of the couple, were groomsmen and Darrel Von Haden, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Mrs. Schaller and Lois Schaller were vocalists for the ceremony. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woodliff, Kendall, was in white, pink and blue for the dinner served to 40 in honor of their son-in-law and daughter. Tomah guests were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Behrens, parents of the bridegroom, were Rev. and Mrs. Schaller and daughter Lois, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cramer. Others were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Von Haden and family, Norwalk; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kamrath and Charles and Miss Virginia Behrens, Camp Douglas; James Salisbury, Ervin Burkhalter, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Doms, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Doms.

Mr. and Mrs. Behrens are to reside in Tomah, the bridegroom engaged in trucking and farming.

Burggen - Kapeller
Source: La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press (Friday, 22 Nov. 1935) page 4

Miss Mildred Kapeller of Summit and Alois Burggen of St. Mary's Ridge were united in marriage Tuesday morning at the St. John's Catholic church at Summit. The Rev. Father Mechler officiated at the wedding.

Crump - Gross
Source: La Crosse Tribune (Thursday, 25 July 1912) page 7;
submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Cards arrived here Wednesday announcing the marriage of Miss Constance Gross to Rev. L. G. Crump. The marriage took place last Friday, July 19, in the chapel of Christ church at Red Wing, Minn. Rev. A. L. Knickerbocker performed the ceremony. The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Cross formerly of this city, is very well known in this vicinity, as she was brought up and educated in the Tomah schools, She graduated from Tomah high school in the class of 1905. Rev. Crump is the pastor of the Episcopal church at Cannon Falls, Minn.

Dickinson - Jacuane
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Thursday, 25 Oct. 1945) page 16 column 1

Former Indianans Marry In Tomah
Sparta, Wis. - (special) - Viola Jacuane of Richmond, Ind., and Sgt. Don E. Dickinson of Tomah were married at St. Mary's Catholic church, Tomah, Oct. 20 at eight o'clock mass by the Rev. John Brudermanns. Attending were Ida Jacuane of Richmond and Lieut. Dwaine Dickinson.

Bride and sister-bridesmaid wore gray suits and hats. The former's corsage was an orchid and the latter were gardenias.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jacuane came from Richmond for their daughter's wedding and other out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. John Pecaro and daughter Prudence, Miss Musa Dickinson and Robert Larsen of Chicoga. Dinner was at the home of the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Dickinson, and the couple left for Chicago to spend a week.

Bride and bridegroom are graduates of the Richmond high school, class of 1942. The bridegroom was attending Indiana State teachers college at Terre Haute when he enlisted. He has been overseas a year and a half and expects to be discharged after he returns to the Marine air base at El Toro, Santa Ana, Calif. The bride has been employed in the office of the Crosley corporation, Richmond.

Dickenson - Woombill
Source: Tomah Journal (28 Sept. 1923) page 8, col. 2; submitted by Gerald Theimke

Pleasant Valley: Mr. Laurel Dickenson and Miss Edna Woombill were married last. Monday morning. The left on Tuesday for Milwaukee where they will make their future home. A variety shower was given on Friday night at Mr. Woombill’s by the people of that vicinity, and one was given at Mr. Dickenson’s on Saturday for this neighborhood. A large crowd attended both places and many pretty and useful gifts were received and all enjoyed a good time. Everyone joins in congratulations and best wishes.

Source: Tomah Journal (28 Sept. 1923) page 3, col. 3; submitted by Gerald Theimke

Warrens: Miss Edna Woombill and Laurel Dickenson were married at the home of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Woombill, in German Valley.

Erickson - Atwell
Source: Stevens Point (Wis.) Daily Journal (Tuesday, 3 Apr. 1962) page 8

Mr. and Mrs. William Ensign Atwell Jr., 1010 Clark St., announce the marriage of their daughter, Charlotte Henley, to James Richard Erickson, the son of Mrs. Leon Vandervort of Tomah. The wedding took place last Saturday morning at St. Francis' Chapel, Madison.

Foot -Keller
Source: Tomah Journal (5 Apr. 1884) p. 3 col. 4; submitted by Gerald Theimke

Adrian: Married - Walter Foot of Tarry Valley, and Matie Keller of Adrian, were united in marriage by Elder McMillian Sunday, May 30, at the home of the bride’s mother.

Fredericks - Behrens
Source: Tomah Journal (7 June 1905) transcribed by Verna Leetch

County clerk Drowatzky yesterday issued a marriage license to Otto Fredericks of this city and Pauline Behrens of Ridgeville.

Fuller - Shaw
Source: Tomah Journal (9 Sept. 1896) submitted by Verna Leetch

Fuller - Shaw - Married In the Town of La Grange, Sep 9 1896 by M. Shaw, J.P., Mr. Charley A. Fuller of the Town of Byron and( Mrs. Evelyn E. Shaw)? of La Grange .

Hancock - Arity
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Wednesday, 5 Jan. 1959) page 9

Ruth Arity, Pfc. Hancock In Tomah Vows
Tomah, Wis. (Special) In a candlelight service Dec. 31 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church, Ruth Elaine Arity exchanged nuptial vows with Pfc. Martin R. Hancock. The Rev. C. E. Berg performed the four o-clock ceremony. The bride had American beauty roses on her gray gabardine suit with navy accessories and her attendant, Carol Nancock, wore a similar suit with brown accents and corsage of pink feathered carnations and rosebuds. Kermit Helmke served the bridegroom as best man and music was by Phyllis and Lois Kortbein, vocalists, and Mrs. Ruben Roscovious, organist. Dinner for 26 was at the home of the bridegroom's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hancock, R. 4, Tomah, with the bride's father, James V. Arity, 915 Oak street, Tomah, among the guests. Those from away were Marjorie Arity, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Past Arity, Baraboo; Mr. and Mrs. Don Arity, Chicago. Other guests were Rev. Berg, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hancock and Carol; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hancock; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hancock; Mr. and Mrs. William F. Rieke; Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Rieke and Mary Beth; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Meyer and family; Marlene Ludeking. The couple is at home at Belleville, Ill., where the bridegroom is stationed with the army air force. Prenuptial hostesses were Mr. Arthur Meyer and Mrs. Ralph Pingel.

Helm - Luther
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Sunday, 4 Feb. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

Winona, Minn. – Otto H. Helm and Miss Sifread A. Luther, both of Sparta, Wis., were married at the courthouse, Judge D. E. Vance officiating.

Hill - Clark
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Monday, 18 Nov. 1912) page 2; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mr. Leo Hill of Oakdale was married to Mrs. Agnes Clark on Saturday by Rev. Le Roy E. Hoisington of the M. E. church. They will reside on a farm near Oakdale.

Hohn - Cashton
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Thursday Evening, 21 Nov. 1946)

Cashton, Wis. (Special) Morning vows at nine at Sacred heart Catholic church joined Elma Mae Mlsna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Mlsna, and Ellis Hohn Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hohn, Sr., Cashton, Nov. 16. The bride's father presented her for the nuptials performed by the Rev. Albin Schrear. The bride wore long-trained white nylon valorie, her shoulder veil held with a heart coronet of pearls. Her bouquet was American beauty roses and white chrysanthemums and she carried an emerald rosary brought from Rome in 1913 and presented to her grandmother by Anna Mashak of La Crosse. Beverly Hohn, sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor and Marion Hohn and Beverly Perkins were bridesmaids. Linda Mae Miller, niece of the bridegroom, acted as the miniature bride with Wayne Flock as ringbearer and Charlene Butzler as flower girl.

The bridegroom was attended by the bride's brother, Ira Mlsna, as best man. Other attendants were Maurice Carr, Thomas Mlsna and Norbert Miller.

B. J. Esselman of Athens, an uncle of the bride, sang his accompaniment by Anita Frederick. Servers at the mass were Raymond Spaeth, Laverne Spaeth, Jack McKee and Darrel Hansen. Reception for 100 dinner guests held at the home of the bride's parents. Prenuptial hosteses: Mrs. Thomas Mlsna, Mrs. Norbert Miller, Mrs. Carl Schaitel and Miss Beverly Hohn.

Mr. and Mrs. Hohn are on a motor trip to souther Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan.

Out of town guests: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mlsna and Paul of Chicago; Mrs. Margaret O'Neil of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Orin Larson and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Larson of Racine; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Butzler of Rice Lake; Mr. and Mrs. John Schaitel, Mr. and Mrs. Hakon Hansen, Miss Inez Schaitel, Mr. and Mrs. William Schmitz, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schmitz, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Schaitel and family, all of Sparta.

Hosler - Bell
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (28 Sept. 1880)
News Village of Reedsburg (special correspondence of the State Journal September 22) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mr. J. H. Hosler, of Harris & Hosler, was married last week to Miss Grace Bell, of Tomah. They are expected home this week from a trip to Dakota.

Kern - Woodard
Source: Tomah Journal (20 Dec. 1890) transcribed by Verna Leetch

Miss Lulu Woodard & Frank Kern will be married at the residence of the bride's parents in the town of Adrian, Dec 24 at 3 o'clock.

Source: Tomah Journal (Dec. 1890) transcribed by Verna Leetch

At the residence of the bride's parents in the town of Adrian, Dec 24,1890, Rev J. J. Gorham officiating, Mr Frank Kern Jr. and Miss Lulu Woodard. The young people are well and favorably known to the citizens of this vicinity, all of whom wish them many years of wedded bliss. In the evening an elegant wedding supper was served to a large circle of friends and invited guest. The list of presents were many and elegant.

Miller - Heser
Source: Tomah Journal (29 Aug. 1919) page 5, col. 6; submitted by Gerald Theimke

Mr. Edwin F. Miller of this city and Miss Susie Heser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heser, town of La Grange, were quietly married Aug. 15th in Madison, Wis., at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. L. Olson. The newly married couple spent a few days in Madison before returning to this city. They are now at their home, 213 W. Monowau St. Their many friends extend best wishes for their welfare and happiness.

Moe - Burke
Source: La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press (Sunday, 1 Nov. 1920) page 2

Miss Jennie Burke of Tomah and Mr. Oscar Moe of Camp Douglas were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage at Winona on October 27, by Rev. Potthoff. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Dora Burke, and Mr. Edward Moe, a brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Mr. and Mrs. Moe will reside at Camp Douglas.

Moseley - Purdy
Source: Tomah Journal (4 Dec. 1925) submitted by Gerald Theimke

On Thanksgiving Day at high noon in the presence of a large number of guests, a very pretty wedding was solemnized at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Purdy, when their daughter, Floy, became the bride of Mr. Harlan B. Moseley, both living in the town of Lincoln. The home was artistically decorated for the occasion with streamers of purple and white. The ceremony was performed under a circle in the parlor of the home. The bride was lovely in a pansy purple Canton crepe dress. Miss Gale Purdy, the bride’s sister, acted as bridesmaid. The groom was attended by Mt. Glen Moseley. The double ring ceremony was used, Rev. J. J. Johnson, pastor of the Baptist church in Warrens, officiated. After the ceremony and congratulations and well wishes expressed, the guests were summoned tot he large basement, which was converted into a dining room, where they were served a delicious dinner.

The marriage of these young people brings together two of the large prominate families of this community. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Moseley will be delighted to know that these young people will not move away but are to make their home on the Moseley farm. That these estimable young couple may enjoy many years replete with happiness is the wish of their numerous friends.

Noth - Schlitz
The La Crosse Tribune, Wednesday 11 December 1912, page 2

The marriage of Mr. John Noth and Miss Laura Schlitz was solemnized by Rev. J. G. Gleaser at the parsonage of the German Lutheran church, Thursday evening at 7:30. Both young people are well known in Tomah. They will make their future home in Unity, Wis., where the groom owns a farm.

Odvar - Stockstead
Source: Tomah Journal (13 Nov. 1941) front page, submitted by Verna Leetch

Esther Stockstead wed Lun Odvar in Madison Dale Ross, Co. 3 at Camp Livingston.

Parra - Luebke
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Monday, 18 Nov. 1912) page 2; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Mr. Joseph J. Parra of Antigo and Miss Eleanor Luebke were quietly married by Judge Bartells on Wednesday. They will reside in Antigo.

Paul - Heman
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Tuesday, 9 Dec. 1879; transcribed by FoFG mz

November 27, 1879, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. Wm. B. Golden, Mr. Jacob A. Paul, of Sparta, Wis., to Miss Flora A. Heman, of Rutland, Dane county, Wis. The groomsman and bridesmaid were Mr. Herbert Heman and Miss Gertrude Heman.

Prielipp - Heser
Source: Tomah Journal (29 Mar. 1907) page 4, col. 4; submitted by Gerald Theimke

Pleasant Valley: A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. Wm. Heser, Wednesday March 27, when their daughter, Julia was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Prielipp. The bride was attired in white persian lawn. The groom was dressed in black. The bride’s maids were Miss Dora Purdy and Miss Edna Heser and the best men were Mr. Willie Heser and Mrs. Otto Prielipp. The couple received many pretty and useful gifts from their friends and relatives. Their many friends unite in wishing them a long and prosperous life.

Purdy - Brown
Source: Tomah Journal (27 Apr. 1889) p. 3 col. 3; submitted by Gerald Theimke

Married, April 17, by the La Grange Pastor, at the residence of the bride’s parents in the town of Greenfield, Mr. Byron Purdy and Miss Corea Brown. There were present 56 guests to congratulate the happy pair and present the following substantial articles:

Rocking Chair & Table Cloth - Mr. and Mrs. Brown; Set Silver Spoons - F. Brown; Towels - B. Brown; Pair Towels - Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon; Fruit Dish - Mr. and Mrs. Ed Griffin; Water Pitcher - Mr. and Mrs. James Shepard; Cake Stand - V. Griffin; Table Spread & Silver Knives - Mr. and Mrs. Ed Purdy; Glass Fruit Dish - Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Smith; Bed Spread - Mr. and Mrs. Dickson; Table Spread - Mr. and Mrs, F. Heser; Wash Bowl & Pitcher - Mr. and Mrs. F. Purdy; Set Cups & Pitcher - Mr. and Mrs. W. Heser; Looking Glass - Mr. and Mrs. F. Purdy; Table Spread - Mr. and Mrs. L. Kenyon; Water Pitcher - Dan Kenyon; ½ Dozen Napkins - Miss Eva Dickenson; Set Sauce Dishes - Ernie Dickenson; ½ Dozen Tumblers - H. Griffin; Glass Berry Dish - Miss Mina Oakley; Table Cloth - W. Oakley; Set Sauce Plates - A. Hilliker; Pair Towels & Tureen - Mr. and Mrs. J. Burnham; Tureen - Byron Hilliker; Pickle Dish - Emma Burnham; Table Cloth - Mrs. Decker; Set Tumblers - Elmer Blackwood; Table Cloth - Mr. and Mrs. W. Amons; Set Silver Table Spoons - Mr. and Mrs. W. Taft. 

Purdy - Oakley
Source: Tomah Journal (21 May 1898) p. 5 col. 3; submitted by Gerald Theimke

At the home of the bride’s parents in the town of Greenfield, May 11, 1898, Mr. E. D. Purdy & Miss Cena Oakley. The marriage took place at the home of Mr. Oakley, ex-chairman of the town of Greenfield. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T. M. McClung of La Grange. The young couple were received of a large number of beautiful and useful gifts.

Purdy - Sweet
Source: Tomah Journal (14 Nov. 1902) submitted by Gerald Theimke

Kirby News: Mr. Della Purdy and Miss Jessica Sweet of La Grange, were married last week.

Pleasant Valley News: Married on the 5th inst., Miss Jessica Sweet and Dellie Purdy. Their many friends wish them success and a happy voyage on life’s tempestuous sea.

Rodefer - Reynolds
Source: Tomah Journal (19 June 1941) front page; submitted by Verna Leetch

George Rodefer married Gayle Reynolds

Roder - Vandervort
Source: La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press (Sunday, 19 Dec. 1920) page 12; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Tomah, Wis. (Special) Miss Elsie Vandervort, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Vandervort and Mr. Reuben Roder, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Roder, both of this city, were united in marriage on Saturday evening at eight o'clock. Rev. G. M. Willett read the marriage lines in the present of the immediate relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties. Following the ceremony a reception and dinner were given the bridal pair at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vandervort. After a wedding journey, Mr. and Mrs. Roder will be at home to their friends.

Rose - Sweet
Source: Tomah Journal (16 Aug. 1901) submitted by Jim Dezotell

Kirby News
On July 31st two of our young people, Mr. Met. Rose of the town of Grant, and Miss Lottie Sweet of the town of Lincoln, decided to join hearts and hands, so they visited Justice S. M. Kelley and were quickly made happy by being united in the bonds of matrimony. Both were born and grew up In this vicinity and have many relatives and friends here who wish them long and happy lives.

Russell - Schimming
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Monday, 18 Nov. 1912) page 2; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

The marriage of Mr. William Russell to Miss Mary Schimming was solemnized at the M. E. parsonage Wednesday, Nov. 13, by the Rev. Le Roy E. Hoisington. E. N. Russell, a brother of the groom, and Miss Emily Powell witnessed the ceremony. Both are residents of Tomah.

Sanford - Sercomb
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Friday, 31 Oct. 1862) transcribed by FoFG mz

At the residence of the bride’s father, on the 30th inst., by the Rev. Wesson G. Miller, Mr. George W. Sanford, of Sparta, Wis., and Miss Mary A. L., eldest daughter of John Sercomb, Esq., of this city.

Mr. Sercomb is one of our oldest citizens, and the bride was the third white child born in Milwaukee. When Mr. Sercomb moved here, the Territory of Wisconsin was sparsely settled, and the place where Milwaukee now stands was occupied by a tribe of Menomonee Indians.

Scholz - Wood
Source: Tomah Journal (13 Mar. 1900) transcribed by Verna Leetch

Wyeville - Several families from this area attended the wedding of Mr. Louis Scholz and Miss Eva Wood, Thursday at Benjaminville.

Schultz - Heser
Source: Tomah Journal (25 Nov. 1921) page 5, col. 4; submitted by Gerald Theimke

Mr. Erwin Schultz of Beloit, Wis., and Miss Rena Heser of this city were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Heser, Kilbourn Ave., at one p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24th, Rev. Geo. H. Willett performed the ceremony in the presence of a gathering of friends and relatives. Mr. Raymond Schultz, brother of the groom, was best man, and Miss Ruth Heser, sister of the bride, was the beautiful bridesmaid. The bride was dresses in pale blue silk and carried chrysanthemums. The newly married couple will reside in Beloit. Their many friends extend best wishes.

Sowle - Sarney
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (22 Oct. 1913) page 7; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

The marriage of Mr. Herbert Sowle to Miss Lillie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sarney, who live in the west side of this city, occurred last Saturday evening, Oct. 18, at the Congregational parsonage, Rev. J. G. Smith performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Sowle will make their home in Tomah. The groom is employed in the railroad shops.

Steel - Morse
Source: Tomah Journal (23 Oct. 1918) page 6; submitted by Gerald Theimke

Those who attended the wedding of Miss Kitty Morse and Mr. Carl Steel from our valley were: Mrs. E. Sweet and son Melvin and a friend Miss Violet Griffin. They reported a nice time and a host of fine presents of great value.

Steel - Root
Source: Tomah Journal (20 June 1898) transcribed by Verna Leetch

Valley Junction Jun 20 1898 J. A. Steel and Miss Bertha Root were married last of the week at Necedah.

Steinmetz - Fick
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (22 Oct. 1913) page 7; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

The marriage of Mr. John Steinmetz to Miss Lydia Fick, occurred Monday, Oct 20. Rev. Louis Wurst performed the ceremony which was witnessed by Miss Lydia Utke of La Crosse and Martin Komiskey of Tomah. They will reside in this city.

Stellings - Shorben
Source: Tomah Journal (8 Jan. 1942) front page; submitted by Verna Leetch

Raymond Stellings married Gladys Shorben

Stitts - Oster
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 22 Feb. 1889; transcribed by FoFG mz

SPARTA, Feb. 20. – One of the most notable marriages of the season occurred last evening at the residence of the bride’s mother. The contracting parties were Miss Rose Oster and Mr. C. E. Stitts, both of this city. The groom is the owner of the well-known Stitts training stables here and Miss Oster a popular young lady.

Storkel - Kenyon
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Sunday, 23 July 1950) page 12

Methodist Parsonage Pair at Tomah
Tomah, Wis. (Special) Jeanette Norma Kenyon and Frank A. Storkel were married at the Methodist parsonage Wednesday, July 19, by the Rev. Harvey E. Schall, the vows at 7 p.m. for daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kenyon, 600 Glendale avenue, and Mrs. Hulda Storkel, 514 Hollister avenue. Mrs. Harvey Sowle and Kyle Kenyon, brother attended.

With her pale-yellow net and taffeta street-length dress the bride wore a corsage of pink rosebuds and the bridesmaids had like flowers for an aqua costume. A reception was held at the Legion hall and the couple left on a northern Wisconsin motor trip. Their home is to be at 514 Hollister avenue, the bridegroom proprietor of a hardware store. Mrs. Veva Von der Ohe and Mrs. Harvey Sowle gave prenuptial showers for the bride.

Summerfield - Neas
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Monday, 12 May 1913) page 4; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

The marriage of Mr. Rudolph Summerfield to Miss Anne Neas, both of the town of Adrian, will occur at the Ridgeville church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. A large reception will be held at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Neas.

Sweet Marriage
Source: Tomah Journal (1 Feb. 1916) transcribed by Verna Leetch

La Grange Mrs. E. Sweet and son, Melvin left Monday night for Milwaukee to attend the wedding of Miss Deda Sweet, which will take place in St Mary's Catholic Church, Tues Feb 1. Union Valley joins in congratulations and best wishes. Miss Deda has lived most of her life in our valley until two years ago, she went to live in Milwaukee.

Taylor - Peterson
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Friday, 8 Dec. 1912) page 16; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

The marriage of Mr. Arthur Taylor to Miss Georgina Peterson, both, of Sturgeon Bay occurred at the Baptist parsonage Thursday, by the Rev. W. D. Bancroft. The bride was accompanied by Miss Louise Schendel and the groom by Mr. Don Ryckman, both of Toman. They will make their home in Montana, where the groom has a claim.

Thurow - Steele
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Tuesday evening, 11 Mar. 1947)

News for and about Women
Verdene Steele, Warren, Wis. and Wilbur E. Thurow, Tomah, were married at First Methodist church, Tomah, March 8, the Rev. James Taylor, Warrens, officiating at two. The bride, presented by her father, wore a gown of white satin and lace and a fingertip veil, carrying red roses and gardenias. Serving her Mrs. Vernon Zahrte and Mrs. Gilbert Erdmann, matron of honor and bridal matron, wore aqua carrying pink and white carnations. Donald Kline was best man, Clelland Morse and Robert School ushered the party to a candle-lighted alter set with flowers. Glenn Vandervort was organist, Lucille Rowan, violin soloist, and Mrs. Hovda vocalist. Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Steele and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thurow received 160 with daughter and son in the church parlors and the couple left on a motor trip to Miami, Fla. Their home will be at 605 Kilbourn avenue office of the Finance Veterans administration. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Gilberd Erdman, Park Ridge, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dobbins, Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. W. Eugene Leetch, Monon, Ind.; Clayton Steele, Chetek, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. William Heinz, Portage, Wis.

Vandervort - Lobe
Source: La Crosse Tribune (Thursday, 25 July 1912) page 7; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Tomah, Wis. The marriage of Miss Inez Lobe and Mr. Robert Vandervort took place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. George B. Haskell performing the ceremony. A reception was held at the home of the groom's parents, north of this city, after the ceremony. Both bride and groom are well known in this vicinity. The groom is employed at the Tomah government Indian school and the bride is a daughter of Mr. John Lobe, on of Tomah's most prosperous farmers.

Vandervort - Mesner
Source: Tomah Journal (9 Oct. 1941) page 4, Col. 6; submitted by Verna Leetch

Warrens: Miss Ruth Mesner married Cecil Vandervort at Knapp.

Vandervort - Phelps
Source: La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press (Monday, 21 Feb. 1921) page 6

Lorel Vandervort of Black River Falls and Miss Phelps of Monroe county were married on February 16 at the home of Eugene Vandervort of Union Valley. One hundred friends and relatives witnessed the ceremony and enjoyed the dinner and reception tendered the bridal pair.

Vroman - Lamb
Source: Tomah Journal (14 Feb. 1891) submitted by Jim Dezotell

A quiet wedding took place at the residence of Chas. Dezotell, on Feb. 10th, when Will Vroman and Miss Estella Lamb were married.

Winebrenner - Swenson
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 20 May 1937; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

On Saturday, May 15th, at ten o’clock in the morning at the Sparta Congregational parsonage, Rev. E. T. Phillips united in marriage Hubert W. Winebrenner and Mabel G. Swenson, both of Sparta. Their attendants were Miss Evelyn Swenson, sister of the bride, and Mr. Jay Steinmetz, high school chum of the groom. The bride was attired in white lace and carried an arm bouquet of American beauty roses. The bridesmaid wore powder blue silk crepe.

Following the ceremony, dinner was served at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Swenson, residing on Route One, just west of Sparta, at which only members of the bride’s family and the groom’s mother, Mrs. Jessie Winebrenner of Colby were present. The newlyweds then left by auto on a short honeymoon to be spent with friends and relatives in Chicago and Milwaukee.

The bride grew to womanhood in Sparta, graduated from Sparta high school, class of ’32, and was valedictorian of her class. Later, she graduated from Sparta Business College and for nearly four years she held the position of stenographer with the finance department of the government at Sparta.

The groom is the only son of Mrs. Jessie Winebrenner of Colby and graduated from the Marshfield high school with the class of ’33. The following fall he enlisted in the CCC and was assigned to service at Camp McCoy near Sparta. In May, 1935, he was promoted to a civilian’s rank and still holds the position of chief clerk in the government’s motor transportation division at Sparta.

Woodliff - Danbom
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Monday, 5 Apr. 1948) page 7

News for and about Women
Chicago Pair Takes Vows At Tomah
Tomah, Wis. - (special - Arlys Woodliff and Dana L. Danbom of Chicago came to the bride's home church here for their marriage Friday, the late afternoon Lutheran nuptials at St. Paul's performed by the Rev. Schaller. Floria Danbom, Newman Grove, Nebr., sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor, Earl Collins best man and usher. Bride and Bridegroom, daughter and son of Mrs. Earl Woodliff, Tomah, and Mrs. Marie Danbom, Omaha, stood in an Easter lily sanctuary setting augmented by palms and white gladioli. Frank Redeker was organist and Mrs. Schaller vocal soloist. Long-trained white of the bridal gown was slipper satin. Her fingertip veil of silk tulle edged with lace was held in a beaded tiara and the flowers of her bouquet were Easter lilies. Taffeta gowns of her attendants were pink for Gloria and aqua for Jean, their carnation bouquets of pink and yellow and their shoulder veils of tulle fastened with like flowers. Dinner at the Blue Bowl was for 80 and an evening reception was at the Woodliff home. Guests from away were the bridegroom's mother: Roma Danbom, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Anderson, Newman Grove; Mrs. Carl Redeenbaugh, Tabor, Ia., Alan Anderson, Buffalo, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Danbom will be at home in mid-April at 902 West Grace street, Chicago, the bridegroom with the U.S. airforce. Girls of the Paramount Tall club, Chicago, were pre-nuptial hostesses.

Ziegler - Polley
Source: The La Crosse Tribune (Sunday, 23 July 1950) page 12

La Crosse Bride's Home on Tomah Farm
Mabel Lucille Polley and Elmer F. Ziegler were married at Asbury Methodist church July 6 by the Rev. Winslow Wilson, the two daughter and son of Mrs. Minta White, 2016 - 13th Place, and Mr. and Mrs. George Ziegler, Tomah, Wis., R. 4. Attending were Evelyn Ziegler and Mrs. George Starch, sisters of the bridegroom, Mary Lou Polley and Betty Jean Neibuhr, daughter and niece of the bride, as maid of honor, bridesmaid, junior bridesmaid and flower girl, Elmer Martin as best man, George Starch as groomsman. Peonies were on the alter, Mrs. Frances Spangler was organist and Mrs. John Halverson vocal soloist. (skipped flower and clothes description)

A reception for a hundred was held at the VFW clubrooms, the out of town guests Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frazier and Mrs. Dolan, Encino, Calif.: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sherwin, Sparta: Mrs. Lula Whitney, Mrs. Fraine Whitney and children, Minneapolis: Mrs. Belle Kitto, Tower, Minn.: Mrs. Matilda Holberg, Sparta: Louis Thompson, Viroqua: Mr. and Mrs. Hans Christianson and Bobby, Westby: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ziegler, Vernon: Roland and Francis, Messrs. and Mmes. Jack Ziegler, Harry Gamble, Alven Gamble and Eldon Stendahl, and Miss Ida Schlaver, Rockland: Mr. and Mrs. George, Tomah: Nancy Hagedorn, Two Rivers.

Mr. and Mrs. Ziegler are residing on a farm at Tomah after a northern Wisconsin trip. Giving prenuptial showers for the bride were Mrs. Minta White, Mrs. Walter Niebuhr, Mrs. Lloyd White, Mrs. George Starch, Evelyn Ziegler, Edna Trondson, Dorothy Schizel and Marion Coney.

Zingler - Purdy
Source: Tomah Journal (20 Mar. 1941) submitted by Verna Leetch

North Star Valley: Doris Purdy married John J. Zingler Lutheran Parsonage.



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