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Wedding Announcements & Reporting

 Compiled and transcribed by Michael R. Reilly

Note: The following listing isn't meant to identify all Sussex-Lisbon Area marriages; its' intent is to provide some insight into the wedding customs, dress, ceremonies of that time period.

    Before the grand white wedding, there was the simple ceremony in one's home with family and few friends. There were brown dresses, green, blue, even black, since one's wedding dress served double duty as a special-occasion gown and one's 'Sunday best.' Brides wore so many different colors, a rhyme popped up with a fate for each color. Not until the late nineteenth century did the trend for ivory wedding gowns become popular, often credited to Queen Victoria's startling choice to wear ivory when she wed in 1840.

    For centuries, wedding fashion followed everyday fashion. Only recently have brides chosen to eschew contemporary formal wear for styles that directly reference the past. Today, hoop skirts, corsets, sinewy fishtails, long trains, and leg-o-mutton sleeves can all be seen on the aisle, but each style echoes decades past.

Updated 11/07/2010

On the third day of June, 1839, the first nuptials were solemnized at the marriage of Lucius Botsford and Miss Lucinda Denny, Elder Griffin being the officiating clergyman. [Editor's Note: Miss Denny was the daughter of Joseph Addison Denny and Phebe Henshaw, born April 3, 1806. She was also a step-daughter Lucinda Henshaw Denny Daugherty, wife of Samuel Daugherty.].


Lisbon - Marriages are the Rage - four in town during the last week. Three of the ladies were school teachers. From this fact it would appear that "schoolmarms" are above par in the matrimonial market at present in this section. Waukesha Freeman, 11 January 1877.


A Lisbon Wedding
Two more victims to the matrimonial fever which has raged so incessantly during the past year. The marriage ceremony of Mr. Dwight Rowell, of Hartland, Wis., and Miss Hattie C. Thompson, of Lisbon was solemnized at the residence of the bride's father on the evening of February 28th; Rev. R. J. Judd (M. E.) officiating.
The wedding was a quiet one. The only persons present, in addition to those above named, were the parents of both the bride and groom, Mr. Horace Rowell, Miss H. Roberts and Miss Sarah W. Judd.
By far the most costly presents were those given by the bridegroom, consisting of a silver cake basket, large silver castor beautifully chased, an elegant silver butter dish, one dozen each of silver knives and forks, and one-half dozen silver tablespoons.
The bride exhibited her usual good taste in the arrangement of her toilet, and her deportment during the entire evening was dignified and graceful as to be really -------ing. The groom was attired in an elegant black suit, which set off his fine figure to good advantage.
The supper was all that could be desired, and the array of silver on the table was almost dazzling. The superior social qualities of the Rev. Mr. Judd and his daughter added greatly to the enjoyment of the occasion, and the whole affair was one to be long remembered by all present. Waukesha Freeman, March 8, 1877


Miss Ellen Hindes and Mr. Edward Dunn were united in marriage by the Rev. S. S. Burleson at St. Alban's Church, on the evening of the 6th.
Invitations are out for the wedding of Miss Sarah Weaver to David Bonham, of Empire, Mo. The marriage will take place on the 20th inst., at St. Alban's Church
Among the late weddings we might mention that of D. R. Campbell and Ella S. Simmons, on January 22d. The young couple had intended to make their home in Nebraska, but we are glad to hear that they have given up that plan. All from Waukesha Freeman, February 21, 1884.


Mr. Robt. McIntyre and Miss M. J. Weaver were united in marriage on the evening of the 23d of September. Success and a long peaceful life is our wish for them.
Before this goes to print, Mr. Bennet of Rio and Miss Emma Whitehead will be married at the residence of the bride's father, October 1st is the day set.
Gossip has it that we will have another wedding as soon as a new house is finished.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, Oct. 2, 1884


Hull--Davidson
At the Lisbon U. P. Manse, March 25th, 1886, by Rev. T. E. Turner, Mr. Philo Hull, Hopkins, Mich., and Miss Elizabeth Davidson of Sussex. Waukesha Freeman, April 1, 1886


Last week the friends of Mr. Chas. Weeks and Miss Amelia Melville were surprised and delighted to hear of their wedding which occurred on Thursday, the 8th, at Mr. Jas. Will's. A small circle of relatives of the bride and groom were present. Their many friends wish the young couple many "weeks" full of joy and happiness. Waukesha Freeman, April 15, 1886


Boots--Redford
At St. Alban's Church, Sussex, Thursday evening, Sep. 29, 1887, by the Rev. S. S. Burleson, Mr. Fred Boots and Miss Ella Redford, daughter of H. Redford, Esq.

Before the appointed hour the church was well filled, and at 7 o'clock the bell rang a joyous welcome to the happy bride and bridegroom who passed up the aisle to the strains of Lohegrin's beautiful wedding march, attended by Miss Etta Redford, sister of the bride, Miss Nina Smith and Messers. G. Redford and T. Zimmerman.

The bride was becomingly attired in electric-blue cashmere, and carried a handsome bouquet of natural flowers. The groom wore the customary black, while the brides' maids wore simply white muslin - each carrying a bouquet.

After the ceremony the bridal party proceeded to the home of the bride where a reception was tendered to the immediate relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties.

Among those present were: Rev. and Mrs. S. S. Burleson, Mr. And Mrs. D. P. Topping, Mr. And Mrs. F. C. Redford, Mrs. H. Boots, mother of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boots, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Elliott, Mr. J. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. M. Delaney, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hart, Mrs. Albion, Misses Jennie and Annie Pendergast, Miss Nina Smith and Jenny Cross, of Waukesha; Misses Iraskey, Roots, Gutzner, Milwaukee; Misses Mary Campbell, Mary Cusick, Rhoda Edwards, Gussie Burchard, Clara Singelbach, Maplet Redford, Jean Boots and Messers. O. Campbell, P. Pendergast, J. Colvig, G. Short, M. Pendergast, T. Zimmerman, G. Singelbach.

Mr. and Mrs. Boots take their departure for Minneapolis this month where the groom is about to engage in business.

That the path which they tread together, may be a smooth and pleasant one, is the heart-felt wish of their many friends.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 6, 1887


Vincent - Cooling
On Thursday evening last, Mr. Walter Vincent of this village (Waukesha), was married to Miss Adelle Cooling of Sussex. The wedding took place at Sussex, at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. James Templeton; only relatives and intimate friends being present. Mr. Vincent chartered a special car for the accommodation of his friends here. The happy couple will reside on Charles St.
Waukesha Freeman, December 29, 1887


Wedding Bells
Howard - Weaver
The Wedding of Miss Lucy Weaver, youngest daughter of Mrs. Thomas Weaver, and Mr. Robert Howard, took place in St. Alban's Church, Sussex, Wednesday evening, January 18, 1888, the ceremony being performed by Rev. S. S. Burleson.
At 7:30 p.m. the bridal party entered the church. Mrs. John Burleson playing "Mendelssohn's Wedding March," and proceeded to the altar, where the ceremony was performed.
The Christmas decorations of the church, consisting of evergreen arches, remained unchanged, which gave a very pleasing effect. The bride was beautifully attired in a costume of cream colored serge, trimmed with silver passementre and lace, over which fell the veil, caught up with flowers.
 She was attended by her cousin, Miss Allie Weaver, who was attired in a tan-colored cashmere. The groom was attended by Mr. Elmer Weaver, brother of the bride.
After the ceremony, the bridal party, with relatives and a few intimate friends, repaired to the home of the bride's mother, where a bountiful supper awaited them. The gifts were numerous and elegant.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, January 26, 1888


Mr. Owen C. B. Smith of Sussex and Miss Tillie Louise Bull of Merton were married in this village (Waukesha) o Wednesday, the 19th inst., by Rev. C. W. Camp.
Waukesha Freeman, September 27, 1888


Colgate - Mr. John Connell of Colgate was married to Miss Caroline Peterson of Dodge county, October 2d. A wedding was given at the bride's home on the day of the marriage, and a grand reception followed at the home of the groom. They will live in Colgate. Waukesha Freeman, October 11, 1888


Merton - Married: Miss Louise Madison of this place to Henry Bootes (Boots) of Sussex, on Tuesday night last, by Rev. D. C. Smith. The couple started for St. Louis for a wedding tour. The second scene of the net was conducted by the boys on the streets with various musical instruments. Waukesha Freeman, April 18, 1889


Miss Rhoda Edwards was married to Mr. Eugene Craig at the Episcopal Church, Sussex, on Tuesday. They were formerly schoolmates at Carroll, and have many friends here who wish them all good fortune. They will reside in Denver. Waukesha Freeman, December 18, 1890


Crossman-Redford
A conspicuous social event of Miss Nellie Redford, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Henry Redford of Templeton to Dr. C. L. Crossman of this city (Waukesha). The ceremony took place at 8:30 at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. Mr. Wood performing the ceremony. The house was prettily decorated with flowers and the young couple stood under a wedding bell of chrysanthemums and roses. The bride made a lovely appearance in a white silk gown trimmed with lace and pearl trimming. She carried white roses. Her bridesmaid was Miss Allie Crossman, who wore white mall with pink ribbons and carried pink roses. George Redford was best man. Thompson's orchestra furnished music. Nearly a hundred guests were present, including many Waukesha people. The presents were unusually numerous and handsome. Dr. and Mrs. Crossman came at once to Waukesha and began housekeeping in the Pratt house on Barney street. Dr. Crossman is the well known dentist of this city and his bride is an extremely pretty and popular girl. She formerly attended Carroll College. Waukesha Freeman, November 19, 1896


Sussex - Several of our village people attended the marriage of Allie (Alice) Lannon to Alex Brennon (Brennan), of Sussex, at St. Mary's church, Pewaukee, last Monday morning at 9 o'clock. A reception followed at the home of the bride's father, A. Lannon, to which a large number of relatives were invited. Mr. and Mrs. Brennon took the afternoon train for Oconomowoc and will be at home to their many friends after July 1st at the Lannon farm, three miles west (?) of the village. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 14, 1900.


Sussex - Wednesday evening the marriage of W. Palin and Miss Belle Hardiman took place at St. Alban's church.  Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 21, 1900.


Those from out of town who attended the Arter-Stone wedding on Wednesday evening were Mrs. E. A. Raiser, Cambria, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lewis and little son of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lemon, Hartland. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, November 1, 1900


Lake Five - Mr. and Mrs. Dan Claffey and daughter Frances and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Kern and daughter Esther came up from Waukesha Wednesday to attend the wedding of Mrs. Claffey's niece, Elizabeth Serres, to Jos. Foeckler. While here they called on other relatives. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 10, 1910 John Claffey living in Lake Five


The marriage of Alma Riesing and Herman Munz will occur Feb. 22 at 6 o'clock at the home of the bride.
The young ladies of the M. E.  church will give Alma Riesing a miscellaneous shower Wednesday. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 17, 1910


Lake Five - The marriage of Miss Louise Breitleing and Peter Bucher took place Thursday at 12 o'clock in the Lutheran church. After the ceremony a dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Bucher left immediately for Milwaukee to make their future home. The bride is the sister of Mrs. John Keunzie of this place.  Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, March 10, 1910


Medhurst-Spencer Wedding
The marriage of Miss Estelle M. Spencer to Charles Medhurst of Sussex took place at St. Mary's Church (Pewaukee) Wednesday, April 27, at 9 o'clock a.m. Miss Anna Sennot acted as bridesmaid and Charles Spencer as groomsman. The wedding breakfast was served immediately after the ceremony, at which only relatives were present. The house was beautifully decorated, the dining room with palms and carnations and the parlor with roses. After a short bridal trip Mr. and Mrs. Medhurst went to their home on a farm a few miles from the village. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 5, 1910


Marriage Licenses - A license was issued Saturday to Frank B. Smith, Hannah, N. D., and Mrs. Maude E. Kerr, Sussex, who subsequently secured a dispensation permitting an immediate marriage. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 16, 1910


Hartkopf - Brown
On the evening of September 5, at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Edna Brown, Templeton, occurred the marriage of Miss Elizabeth Brown to Harry C. Hartkopf. Rev. C. W. Heywood of Sussex officiating. The bride was unattended. Her gown was of blue silk. A wedding dinner followed the ceremony. The young couple, who are highly esteemed, received many presents. They will reside on the Edward Brown farm. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, September 8, 1910


Kendrick Clough, who formerly owned the Lake Five hotel, was married Saturday to Gertrude Steuttgen at Hubertus. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, September 8, 1910


Pewaukee - The marriage of Miss Martha Belle Weaver to Charles Nelson Holger of Minneapolis took place Thursday afternoon October 18, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Fred Shore, Kansas City. Miss Weaver is the youngest daughter of Postmaster and Mrs. J. B. Weaver of this village, and is one of the brightest among our young people. She has been organist in the Congregational church. Mr. and Mrs. Holger arrived in Pewaukee Thursday afternoon and after a short visit with her parents here, went to Minneapolis where they will be at home after November 15, at 800 Beacon St., S. E. Many good wishes go with them to their new home. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 27, 1910


Lake Five - On Wednesday, November 16, Miss Louisa Manke and Walter Rankin of Lisbon were quietly married at the Baptist parsonage at Pewaukee, Rev. Joseph Mountain officiating. The young couple will go to housekeeping on the Rankin farm. Both are well and favorably known in this community and a host of friends extend good wishes and congratulations. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, November 24, 1910


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, Merton, have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Blanche Capstick, and Mr. Harry Stephen Hardiman, on Wednesday evening, November 25th, at 8 o'clock, in their home. Waukesha Freeman Nov 26, 1914

The marriage of Miss Blanche Brown and Harry Hardiman occurred Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, in the presence of about forty relatives. Rev. Mr. Shawger officiating. The bride wore a handsome dress of white shadow lace over cream messaline with lace and pearl trimmings. Her sister, Miss Ruth Brown, the maid of honor, wore white silk, with lace trimmings. Miss Anna Volkman, Hartland, the bridesmaid, wore a pale pink china silk. George Hardiman, Hartland, brother of the groom, was best man and Harry Bartlett groomsman. Mrs. A. T. Kraetsch played the wedding music. A host of friends extend good wishes to the young couple who, after a short wedding trip (Canada), will be at home on the Robert Brown farm after Dec. 15th. Waukesha Freeman, December 10, 1914.


Sussex - Harry (?) Hodgson and Miss Miller of Pewaukee (?) were married in Milwaukee on April 23 and are moving into a new home which was formerly the D. R. Campbell residence. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 6, 1920


Menomonee Falls - Miss Isabelle Bird and John Youngbauer of Colgate were married at St. Hubertus church Tuesday, May 11th, rev. Philip Wagner officiated. The bride is the youngest daughter of Harry Bird. She is a graduate of Menomonee Falls High School. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Youngbauer of this village. Their many friends wish them  happiness and success. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 20, 1920


Lannon - The first publication of the banns of marriage between Mr. Wm. Leech and Miss Frances Flanagan was proclaimed in St. James' church Sunday. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 27, 1920


Sussex - Mr. and Mrs. Ray Morgan were pleasantly surprised at their home on Wednesday evening, June 16, in honor of their Wedding anniversary. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 24, 1920


Merton - Mrs. Laura Hart and Gustave Semrow surprised their friends on Tuesday, June 22nd, by slipping away to Marcia (?), where they were quietly married. Merton friends extend good wishes and congratulations. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 1, 1920


Lannon - Miss Ann Hentz of Rubicon, and Ervin Meyers were united in marriage at St. John's Evangelical church by Rev. Mr. Knautz at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The bride was handsomely attired in white satin, wore a veil and carried a shower bouquet of pink rose buds. They were attended ny Miss Lily Meyers and Charles Burkholtz. A wedding supper was served at the groom's home to immediate relatives and friends. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 21, 1920
Mr. And Mrs. George Loos and daughter attended the Hentz and Meyer wedding Thursday  evening.


Struck - Zink
A very pretty wedding took place at the Evangelical Lutheran church of Lannon, on Dec. 4, at 7:30 o'clock when Miss Bertha Struck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Struck, of Templeton, was united in marriage to Mr. Alfred O. Zink of Menomonee Falls.
The bride was very prettily attired in a gown of heavy white satin, overdraped with georgette; she wore a tulle(?) veil and carried a shower bouquet of yellow tea roses and ferns. She was attended by Miss Frieda Pragg as maid of honor, who wore a dress of white chiffon and carried a bouquet of pink tea roses and ferns. Mrs. Charles Struck of Milwaukee acted as bridesmaid; she wore a white georgette dress and also carried a bouquet of pink tea roses and ferns. Mrs. Frank Struck acted as best man and Mr. Charles Struck of Milwaukee as usher.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home, where a number of relatives and friends were assembled. The wedding dinner was served in the dinning room, which was tastily decorated in green and white. After a wedding trip the bride and groom will reside on the groom's farm west of the village. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 23, 1920


BYRON DAVIS and ESTHER TEMPERO:

Attendants: Miss Winnefred Jay, Miss Emma Brown, Ernest Tempero, and Lorence Davis

Bride's Dress: Gown of white georgette crepe and carried a bouquet of roses. Attendants wore gowns of mauve organdy and pale green silk.

Marriage: June 08, 1921, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Marriage settlement: Rev. H. C. Logan at parent's home.


Helen Smith Weds Walter Hardiman

Lisbon - A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Sussex Methodist-Episcopal church last Wednesday at 4 p.m. when Miss Helen Christina Smith, daughter of Mrs. C. Gumm of this village, became the wife of Milo Walter Hardiman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Hardiman, Lisbon. The Rev. C. Wilkinson performed the double ring ceremony. The church was beautifully decorated with ferns and cut flowers. The wedding march was played by Miss Irma Lingelbach. The bride wore a gown of white georgette over satin, trimmed with lace. The veil was embroidered net held with rhinestones and pearls. Miss Merle Stone, Templeton, was the maid of honor and wore a gown of pink taffeta. Miss Hilda Schroeder, Sussex, and Miss Isabelle Felsing, Milwaukee, were bridesmaids and wore gowns of pale green and yellow taffeta.

Ralph Hardiman, brother of the groom, was best man, and Percy Hardiman and Vernon Rosier, Oshkosh, were attendants. Homer Stone and LaVerne Clarey were ushers. Little Kathleen DeLany and Betty Engel in peach and blue crepe were flower girls and carried mixed bouquets. The bride carried a shower bouquet of white roses and babies breath. The attendants carried colored roses.

A reception was held at the Masonic Temple and supper was served to ninety. The couple left Wednesday night on a trip which include Madison, Rice Lake, Tomahawk, and Pine River, Wis., and Port Arthur, Minn. They will be at home after September 1st, in their new home in Sussex.

Waukesha Freeman, August 25, 1927


In 1930, Waukesha Freeman newspaper seems to have lost a Sussex correspondent - I couldn't find any village or town reports being published.


The marriage of Miss Laura Shockley, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Shockley, Waukesha, to Ralph Hardiman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hardiman, Sussex, occurred Saturday, August, 15, at 4 o'clock p.m. at the parsonage of the First Reformed church, Rev. H. G. Settlage performing the service.

The bride wore a green net dress with a corresponding hat and carried a bouquet of pink roses and larkspur. She was attended by Kathryn Chapman, Waukesha, who was attired in peach satin with hat to match and carried a bouquet of peach roses and larkspur.

The groom was attended by his brother, Percy Hardiman, Sussex.

After the ceremony a dinner was given by the bride's parents at their home for immediate families. After a trip through the northern part of the state and Canada, the couple will make their home at Sussex. Waukesha Freeman, August 20, 1931


A pretty wedding took place in the Chapel of Ripon College, on Saturday afternoon, June 30 when Miss Adeline Kettlewell of Berlin became the bride of Percy Hardiman of this village. Hilas Evans, president of Ripon College performing the ceremony.

The bride wore a very becoming dress of blue satin, embroidered net over the blue satin, with pale blue suede slippers and large picture hat, and carried a corsage bouquet of sweet peas, ferns and baby breath. Following the ceremony, the bridal party went to Berlin, where a 6:30 p.m. wedding dinner at the Hotel Whitney was served to the immediate families. The bridal couple left for an auto honeymoon trip of several weeks to Glacier and Yellowstone Parks, and the Black Hills. They will make their home in this village where they plan to build a new home in the near future.

Those who attended the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hardiman, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Hardiman, and Joe Ries. The bride had been teaching in the Sussex school for the past three years. Waukesha Freeman, July 4, 1934


Pretty Wedding Held at Church in Pewaukee

The Baptist church of Pewaukee was filled to overflowing Wednesday evening for a wedding unusually beautiful in all its appointments, when Miss Dora Hardiman and Robert Opsahl spoke their nuptial vows. tall baskets of garden flowers were placed in profusion about the church, which was lighted by the soft glow of many lighted candles and the breeze from two huge but quietly-driven electric fans completed the garden atmosphere. Mrs. Alvin Kraetsch, an aunt of the bride, presided at the piano and Ernest Tempero, an uncle, sang "At Dawning" and "I Love You Truly". At the first notes of the wedding march, the ushers came down the aisle and stood at attention. Rev. Marie Ellis, the officiating minister, appeared from the front of the church and awaited the wedding party. Miss Helen Opsahl, sister of the groom, came slowly down the middle aisle on the arm of Lester Hardiman, brother of the bride. Miss Opsahl's dress was of aqua chiffon, floor length, and she carried an arm bouquet. As they reached their places, Miss Evelyn Bartlett, maid of honor, and Charles Opsahl, best man, preceded the bridal couple.

Miss Bartlett's gown was of peach chiffon and her bouquet of blue and white flowers. The bride entered on the arm of her groom and was lovely in the traditional attire of white chiffon gown and flowing veil, caught from the face with orange blossoms.

The double ring ceremony was used, following the Presbyterian form of service, and the procession left the church to the strains of the wedding march from "Lohengrin". Sixty relatives and the Rev. Marie Ellis were guests at the reception following the ceremony, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hardiman, of Merton. Out-of-town guests were Mrs. D. Opsahl, Mrs. Clara Simon, Mrs. Edward Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Topal, Marinette; Mr. and Mrs. Percy Hardiman, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hardiman, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hardiman, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Hardiman and daughter, Sussex; Mrs. Belle Hardiman and daughter, Rosalie, Hartland; Mr. and Mrs. George Hardiman and daughters, Ruby and Joyce, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kraetsch and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tempero and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bartlett. The spacious Hardiman home was decorated with flowers and streamers of the bridal colors. The numerous gifts were displayed in two upstairs rooms. Mr. and Mrs. Opsahl will spend several weeks at the home of the bride's parents and will locate in early fall near Pewaukee.

Waukesha Freeman, July 5, 1939


Josephine Kelso - Howard Hardiman Are Married

The marriage of Miss Josephine Kelso, daughter of Mrs. Ethel Kelso, 633 North St. (Waukesha), and Howard R. Hardiman, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Hardiman, 319 Bidwell Ave., occurred Saturday, Dec 2 at St. Joseph's rectory at 3 p.m. with Rev. William Macklin officiating.

The bride wore a costume wool suit of blackberry wine shade trimmed with martin fur with accessories to match. Her corsage was of tea roses and sweet peas.

Miss Virginia Kruck, Waukesha, as the bride's only attendant wore a dressmaker wool suit of Fostoria green trimmed with leopard fur and matching accessories. Her corsage was of gardenias.

Everett Kelso, the bride's brother, was best man.

The immediate families and a few close friends witnessed the ceremony and were later entertained at dinner at 6:00 o'clock at the Moor Baths. In the evening a reception for 150 guests was held at the Midway Gardens.

The bride and groom will reside at 633 North St. The bride is a graduate of Waukesha High School and is employed at the Enterprise millinery department. The groom, a graduate of Waukesha High School, is employed at the Spring City Pattern Works.

Misses Myra Daggett and Virginia Kruck, recently entertained at showers in honor of the bride.

Waukesha Freeman, December 6, 1939


No Rush Here for Marriage
    Waukesha county males are not rushing in marriage to avoid the imminent 1940 draft as they did in the spring of 1917, a survey made in the office of County Clerk William J. Koehler showed Thursday.
    Marriage licenses this year are not as much in demand as recent years as a matter of fact. To date only 197 persons have applied for licenses in 1940 with seven out of 12 months already passed. This compares with a total figure of 402 marriage licenses issued in 1939, 377 in 1938, and 435 in 1937.
    Figuring the same ration will hold for the last five months of 1940, which, incidentally is a leap year with open season on eligible young men, the total marriages this year will not exceed 337. This would be  This would be the lowest total since 1935 when there were 327 couples saying "I do" in the county.
    The situation this year, with congress considering a conscription bill would require millions of eligible bachelors between 21 and 31 to report for military training for one year, is much different from what it was in the spring of 1917 when the United States entered the first World War.
    As early as September, 1916, licenses applications here began to mount above normal and in April, 1917, a record number of 55 couples received cupid's approval through the offices of the county clerk. The following May and June continued high in applications but dropped off to a low number as the war began to keep America busily occupied.
    License applications this May went up to 54, which could easily be explained by the season of the year. Koehler said there have been no rumors circulating here as they were in Milwaukee that license applications would be refused after Sept.. 1.
    Licenses applications, by months, for the war years of 1916, 1917 and 1918, together with the first seven months of 1940 are listed as follows:
                   1916    1917   1918    1940
January         11       16       13       23
February        19      19         8        18
March            16       15       12        25
April               25       55       13       30
May                   2       45       17       54
June                 38       39       32       40
July                  21       15       15       27
August            21       30       32       -
September       31       28       14       -
October            30       29       17       -
November        31       34      19       -
December         27       14      15      -
Totals              281     337    198    197


Waukesha Freeman, August 7, 1940


Vivian Mead of Lannon Becomes January Bride

Vivian Elinor Mead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Mead, Lannon, and Mario J. Monacelli, Lannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Monacelli, Lannon, were married Saturday, Jan. 27,  at St. James Catholic church, Lannon. The Rev. M. J. Stier performed the ceremony at 9 a.m.

The bride was gowned in white satin taffeta with long puffed sleeves, sweetheart neckline, long train, three-quarters length circle veil held in place with tiny pearls. Her bouquet was of white roses.

Miss Ione Martin, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor, wearing blush rose taffeta with wine velvet accessories, velvet bustle, long waist, short train, and an head dress of blush veil on flat shirred velvet hat. Her flowers were talisman roses.

Oswald Monacelli, brother of the groom, was best man and the ushers were Leo Monacelli and Del da Cristofero.

Reception Given

A reception followed after the ceremony at the home of the bride for 100 relatives and friends. A wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride later for about 75 guests.

The bride and groom left on a week's trip to Detroit and Pennsylvania and will be home to their friends after February 25 at Lannon. The groom is employed as stone cutter at Wisconsin Lannon Stone company.

Among guests were Mr. and Mrs. Tony Esposito and sons, Angelo and Anthony; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scorza; Mr. A. Bucci, all of Chicago; Mrs. Rose Fahey, Milwaukee; John Dewar family of West Allis; Mrs. Gertrude Martin and daughters, Monica and Eulalai, West Milwaukee; Miss Ida Mead, Muskego; Mrs. Anna Rausch, Muskego; Sydney Van Valin, Lake Beulah; the Kruse family, Mukwonago; Mr. and Mrs. John Vetta; Mr. and Mrs. James Vetta, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Pagona and daughter, Ann, all of Waukesha

Waukesha Freeman, January 31, 1940


A pretty wedding took place at St. Alban's church at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon when Miss Marylee Babinoc, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Babinoc of 638 South 65th st., Milwaukee, became the bride of Robert John Stier, son of Emma Stier of this village (Sussex). The Rev. Charles Parmiter performed the ceremony.

The bride wore white brocade with pressed velvet flowers, long train on dress, finger tip veil with crown of seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of yellow tea roses with white sweet peas and white ribbon. She was attended by Anna Babinoc of 638 S. 65th St., Milwaukee, as maid of honor, who wore blue net over blue satin and carried pink roses with white sweet peas and a long blue ribbon. Mr. Stier was attended by his cousin, Hilbert Manke, as the best man. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Elmer Kurtz, organist of St. Alban's church, played the wedding march. The wedding was private, being attended by only a few witnesses.

After the ceremony, the bride and groom and their attendants went to Menomonee Falls to have their pictures taken after which a wedding dinner was served at the groom's home, covers being laid for the following guests other than the bridal party of four: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Babinoc, George Babinoc, Hilda Zeller, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kramer, Mrs. Emma Stier, and the Misses Catherine, Betty and Maryanna Stier.

Mr. and Mrs. Stier left for a short honeymoon trip. Mr. Stier has rented his mother's farm and took possession the first of the month. Mrs. Stier and three daughters will live in the upstairs rooms of the Stier farm house. Waukesha Freeman, February 7, 1940


Sussex - A simple but impressive wedding took place at the Mequon Lutheran church on Saturday, June 15, at 4:00 p.m. when Miss Myrtle Schmidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmidt, of 59th and Green Tree Rd., Milwaukee, became the bride of Robert E. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Brown, life-long residents of Sussex.
The bride came down the aisle on the arm of her father and was attired in a white velveray chiffon over satin with a long train and finger tip veil. She carried a bouquet of white gardenias and white snapdragon. She also wore, as the traditional "something old," a gold necklace which her Grandmother Pierner and also the bride's mother had worn at their weddings.
The bride's only attendant was Miss Helen Grenwis, a niece of the groom, who wore a gown of powder blue velveray over taffeta and carried yellow tea roses and white snapdragon.
The groom's attendant was the bride's brother, Rolland Schmidt, and the two ushers were George Grenwis and Gilbert Riewe,
After the ceremony, a wedding dinner and reception was held at the home of the bride's parents for close relatives and a few intimate friends.
The bridal couple will make their home with the groom's parents for the presnet time. Mr. Brown is in the employ of George Wileden. Waukesha Freeman, June 19, 1940


Miss Lorraine Steffen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Steffen of this village and Earl Hart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Semrow of Lannon, were united in marriage at St. James church at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning. Miss Marie Semrow was the bride's attendant, while the groom was attended by his brother.
Miss Steffen wore a gown of white mousseline de soie over lace, with a finger tip veil, and carried white roses. Miss Semrow wore a peach colored gown with short veil, and carried red roses. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Otto Steffen, Jr., of Milwaukee. The church was prettily decorated with peonies and snowballs.
A reception was held for about 300 relatives and friends at Ische's hall in the evening. The young couple will live in Waukesha. Mr. Hart drives a Shell oil truck. Waukesha Freeman, June 19, 1940


Mr. and Mrs. Puchek of North Lisbon entertained at a miscellaneous shower on Saturday evening for thei youngest daughter Anna, who is to marry a young man from Milwaukee on June 29. Miss Lorraine Steffen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Steffen of this village and Earl Hart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Semrow of Lannon, were united in marriage at St. James church at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning. Miss Marie Semrow was the bride's attendant, while the groom was attended by his brother.
Miss Steffen wore a gown of white mousseline de soie over lace, with a finger tip veil, and carried white roses. Miss Semrow wore a peach colored gown with short veil, and carried red roses. Yje bride was given in marriage by her brother, Otto Steffen, Jr., of Milwaukee. The church was prettily decorated with peonies and snowballs.
A reception was held for about 300 relatives and friends at Ische's hall in the evening. The young couple will live in Waukesha. Mr. Hart drives a Shell oil truck. Waukesha Freeman, June 19, 1940


Seek License
A marriage was applied for in the county clerk's office today by Oliver D. Basting, town of Lisbon, and Mary I. Roets, Hartland. Waukesha Freeman, June 19, 1940


Miss Dorothy M. Krueger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Krueger, Sussex, exchanged wedding vows with Howard W. Tews of Milwaukee at the Evangelical church in Sussex on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Crusius officiated. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at Weaver's hotel for the wedding party and immediate families. The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents.
Marquisette and fine lace made the bride's gown with a full skirt and a very long train. Orange blossoms held the long tulle veil. The all white bouquet was made up of Killarney roses, sweet peas, bouvardia, gypsophelia, and an orchard cattleyna. The center orchid was a corsage for her going away costume.
The matron of honor, Mrs. William Schroeder of Jackson, wore a marquisette and lace gown, and carried an arm bouquet of briarcliffe roses, pink larkspur, pink snapdragons, white stock, and gypsophelia. The bridesmaids were Miss Esther Tacke of Milwaukee and Mrs. John Foley of Hales Corners. Their gowns were also marquisette over net and lace. The bridesmaids carried bouquets similar to that of the matron of honor but also containing blue delphinium. The gowns of the three attendants were all white. The matron of honor had pink flowers in her hair, the bridesmaids having blue.
Mrs. John Krueger, mother of the bride, was dressed in a navy sheer with a corsage of pink and white roses. On a black marquisette dress , Mrs. Henry Tews wore an orchid corsage.
Arthur Krueger, brother of the bride, was the best man. William Schroeder of Jackson and John Foley of Hales Corners were ushers for Mr. Tews.
After an extended wedding trip through the western states, the young couple will live in their home, which will be completed by the date of their return to Milwaukee. Waukesha Freeman, June 26, 1940


Mrs. Edna Brown, nee Oliver, b. Sept 18, 1850, on a farm north of Sussex; in 1871 married Thomas Brown; Myra, died in early childhood; Albert, died abt 27 yrs ago; Frank, of Waukesha, and Libbie, Mrs. Harry Hartkopf, Waukesha; the Browns; after leaving farm they lived in Templeton until Mr. Brown died; Mrs. has been living with dau. Libbie for more than 20 yrs. Waukesha Freeman, July 31, 1940


Mrs. Mary Butler and Harry F. Peil were united in marriage on Saturday. They will reside on Mrs. Butler's parent's farm, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Demlar, north of this village (Sussex). Waukesha Freeman, July 31, 1940


Elroy Smith and Miss Esther Grace Rossman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rossman, were united in marriage at St. John's Lutheran church in Lannon at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The couple was attended by her sister and brother-in-law. A reception was held at Lake Keesus. Mr. Smith is employed at the Charles Will farm. The bride is living at the home of her parents. Waukesha Freeman, July 31, 1940


Robert Weaver, son of Mrs. T. W. Weaver , married August 10, 1940. Waukesha Freeman, August 14, 1940


Seek License
Erwin H. Becker, town of Pewaukee, and Dorothy A. Farrow, town of Lisbon. Waukesha Freeman, August 14, 1940


Keryl Jean Hardiman Becomes Bride of A/3c Glen F. Moody Sussex Methodist church was the scene at three o'clock today, of the wedding of Miss Keryl Jean Hardiman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Hardiman, Old Mill Lane, Sussex, and A/3c Glen F. Moody, McGhee Tyson airport, Knoxville, Tenn., His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Milton Moody, Elmwood Ave., Sussex. An evening reception will be held at Sussex Community Hall.

The Rev. Edward Langdon performed the ceremony, Mrs. Albert Meissner, Merton, was the soloist and Mrs. William Blank, the organist.

White nylon tulle and embroidered nylon lace formed the bridal gown of Miss Hardiman. Lace formed the fitted bodice with a portrait effect on an illusion yoke edged with scallops at the base and snug fitted neckline. Her long lace sleeves tapered to points and the same lace formed wide panels in the full skirt with a sweep. A lace and pleated illusion Juliet cap edged in pearls held her scalloped rolled edge fingertip veil. She carried a white Bible with a white orchid and lilies of the valley resting on it.

Miss Theodora Van Valin, the bride's cousin, was her maid of honor. Her blue organza gown, in full length, was in torso mode with a bow at the back and folds of the same fabric at the bodice top and over the shoulders. Miss Betty Manke and Miss Karen Fagen, both of Sussex, wore gowns identical to Miss Van Valin's, while those of the two junior bridesmaids, Harriet Hardiman, the bride's cousin and Sally Moody, the groom's sister, were the same style in pink. All the girls wore crowns of white stephanotis and held nosegays of stephanotis and pink rosebuds. Kathleen Blank, the flower girl, carried a basket of sweet peas and roses.

Attendants for the groom were Robert Clarey, the best man; Richard Zimmerman, John Reimer and James Van Valin, the ushers. James Marx served as the ring bearer.

Mrs. Hardiman, the bride's mother wore a blue nylon lace over taffeta with a white hat and accessories. Her corsage was an orchid. Mrs. Moody, the groom's mother was attired in a gray suit with avocado hat and accessories and she also wore an orchid.

Both of the young couple are Waukesha High School graduates. The bride is a graduate of the Milwaukee Accredited School of Beauty Culture. They will spend their honeymoon en route to Tennessee where they will make their home temporarily at Maryville. For traveling the young Mrs. Moody has chosen a short sleeved summer ensemble in gray and white frille to wear with white accessories.

Parties for the bride were given by Mrs. Charles DeLany and Mrs. Roman Engel; Miss Karen Fagen, Mrs. Walter Hardiman and Mrs. Ralph Hardiman; Dr and Mrs. E. C. Van Valin, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Hardiman. Waukesha Freeman, April, 16, 1955


Leak - Graulich

Friends here are interested to learn of the marriage on Aug 8, of Miss Margaret Leak, daughter of Mrs. B. M. Fobes, of this village, to Glenwood J. Graulich of Menomonee Fall. They have been enjoying a honeymoon in the west.

Miss Leak attended attended school here, after which she graduated fro the Waukesha high school and Union Grove County Normal, and also attended the Whitewater Normal school. Mr. Graulich is a graduate of Washington High School, Milwaukee, and Milwaukee State Teacher's college. Both Mr. and Mrs. Graulich have taught the last few years in Waukesha county schools, he having taught five years and she three years. At present Mr. Graulich is principal of the Stone Bank school.

The couple exchanged wedding vows at the Calvary Evangelical church in Milwaukee at four o'clock in the afternoon, the Rev. Charles Kolander performing the double ring ceremony.

The bride was daintily attired in a gown of white rose-point lace with a short train. A finger tip veil fell from a cluster of gardenias worn in her hair. She carried a colonial bouquet of gardenias, white roses, and forget-me-nots. Mrs. Wilbert Beck, Milwaukee, was chosen matron of honor. She wore a flowing gown of aqua mousseline de sole. In her hair she wore tea roses to match her colonial bouquet of tea roses and delphinium. Wilbert Beck acted as the bridegroom's best man and his attendants wore white palm beach suits with maroon accessories.

Immediately after the ceremony dinner was served to the bridal party at the Schroeder hotel in Milwaukee. The young couple will make their home at 217 E. Second St., in Menomonee Falls.

Waukesha Freeman, September 4, 1940


About 40 aunts, cousins and friends tendered Miss Gertrude Ehlers a shower at her home on Wednesday evening. The evening, was spent playing 300.First, second and third prizes were awarded to Mrs. Brookman, Miss Hertrude Ehlers, and Mrs. Albert Schmul, respectively. A nice lunch was served. The bride-to-be was the recipient of many nice gifts. Guests were present from Brown Deer, Milwaukee, Waukesha and Merton. Mrs. Bill Ihlenfield received the booby prize. Waukesha Freeman, September 18, 1940


Seek Licenses
Robert W. Bartlett, Lisbon Town, and Sylvia K. Ridley, Merton Town. Waukesha Freeman, September 18, 1940


Seek Licenses
Richard H. Sternkopf, Wauwatosa, and Margaret M. Belott, Sussex. Waukesha
Walter C. Berger, 610 Maple Ave., and Clarice M. Greengo, Lisbon town.
Freeman, September 25, 1940


Ridley - Bartlett


The Methodist church of Pewaukee was the setting of a pretty by simple wedding on Saturday evening when Miss Sylvia Ridley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ridley of Hartland, became the bride of Robert Bartlett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bartlett of this town of Lisbon, in a beautiful candlelight service at 8 o'clock. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Soper, pastor of the Pewaukee church.

Preceding the ceremony, Ernest Tempero, uncle of the groom, sang "I Love You Truly", with Mrs. Alvin Kraetsch, aunt of the groom at the organ. Following this solo, the strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March, the bridal party entered the church from the rear, first the Rev. Soper, then the bridesmaid, Miss Evelyn Bartlett, sister of the groom, with Earl Blodgett, then the maid of honor, Miss Hazel Ridley, sister of the bride, with Harvey Bartlett, brother of the groom, who was best man, followed by the bride and groom.

The bride was lovely in her white slipper satin gown with long train and finger tip veil held to her head by a crown of seed pearls. The gown had long sleeves pointed at the wrist, and a square neck line embroidered with seed pearls. The bride carried a colonial bouquet of white aster and rose buds. Her maid of honor wore blue slipper satin and carried a colonial bouquet of yellow roses and asters, and the bridesmaid wore a gown of peach color over a peach slip, and carried a bouquet like the one carried by the maid of honor, but lighter in shade.

The bridal party left the altar to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, and received the congratulations of the many relatives and friends as they stood in the vestibule of the church. immediately after this, the guests assembled in the parlors of the church, where a reception was held to about 200 people. ice cream and cake were served. Each guest received a nice piece of the beautifully decorated wedding cake.

After a gathering of about 30 relatives and friends at the home of the bride's parents on Sunday, the happy young couple left on a short honeymoon trip through the northern part of the state. Upon their return they will make their home on the old Robert Brown homestead in the town of Lisbon. The groom is a grandson of Mr. Brown, deceased. The bride is a graduate of the Hartland high school and has spent her whole life on the farm. Robert has also spent his life on the farm.

The bride's mother wore a dress of blue with hat to match, and the groom's mother's dress was wine colored with hat to match. Both wore corsages of white gardenias.

The church was prettily decorated with large bouquets of garden flowers.

Dwight Ridley, brother of the bride, and Howard Meissner were ushers.

Waukesha Freeman, October 2, 1940


Belott - Steinkopf

Miss Margaret Belott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Belott of the town of Lisbon, was united in marriage with Richard Steinkopf of Lake Keesus at the parsonage of the Catholic church at Monches at 11 o'clock Saturday morning. Miss Virginia Belott, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. His brother was best man. A dinner for the bridal party and the parents was served at the Bark River hotel at Merton.

Supper was served to a large group at her home. A reception was held at the Lake Five hotel in the evening. A lunch, including the wedding cake, was served. About 100 or more guests were present.

The bride wore a white satin gown with finger tip veil with a deep edge of lace, and carried a colonial bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The young couple have gone on a honeymoon trip for a week or more. They will make their home at Lake Keesus upon their return. Waukesha Freeman, October 2, 1940


Friends were surprised to learn of the marriage on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Dubuque,  Ia., of Miss Evelyn Mae Lees, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Lees of this village, to Robert E. DeLong, of Chicago. They were accompanied there by Miss Gladys Greengo of Lisbon. Mr. DeLong is with the Great Lakes Mortgage company of Chicago. Mrs. DeLong is teaching in the Lannon school. Waukesha Freeman, October 9, 1940


A shower was given for Miss Gladys Greengo at the Walter Wahlschlager home on Saturday evening. Waukesha Freeman, October 9, 1940


Seek Licenses
Aelred H. Ernst, Milwaukee, and Andressa M. Belott, town of Lisbon. Earl F. Blodgett and Evelyn R. Bartlett, both of the town of Lisbon. Waukesha Freeman, October 16, 1940


Two Sisters are Brides in Double Wedding Saturday

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Greengo, Sussex, was the setting for a double wedding Saturday evening at 8 o'clock when both their daughters, Clarice Mabel and Gladys Lucille, became brides.
The tall tapers were lighted by Miss Eillen Seavers, a friend, attired in a pink formal frock, as the soft strains of music were heard. Mrs. Gilbert Wiedeman played the wedding march and also sang "Because". Adorning the room were large bouquets of delphiniums and gladioli. The Rev. Mr. De Selms, of the Sussex Methodist church, performed both ceremonies, uniting in marriage Clarice Mabel Greengo and Walter Carl Berger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berger, 610 Maple Ave., Waukesha; and Gladys Lucille Greengo and Le Roy Harold Segebarth, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Segebarth, Menomonee Falls.

Brides, Attendants
Clarice wore blush pink stardust satin, with button back, tight bodice and full skirt with train, short puffed sleeves and V neck. Her finger tip veil was of the same shade and she wore a gold locket. Her flowers were white and pink roses.

Miss Alice Mabel Hartkopf, Waukesha, attended her, wearing French blue stardust taffeta in similar fashion with bows at the neckline. She wore a silver band in her hair and carried a mixed bouquet. The groom's brother, Herman Berger, Milwaukee, was best man.

Gladys wore powder blue stardust satin made exactly like the dress of her sister. Her attendant was Mrs. Robert DeLong, Sussex, gowned in rose stardust taffeta, fashioned the same as Miss Hartkopf's frock. She also carried mixed flowers, and wore a gold locket. Elwood Froeming, Menomonee Falls, attended the groom.

Reception
About fifty guest were entertained at a reception at home after the ceremony.

The Bergers will make their future home at 610 Maple Ave. The groom is an employee of Waukesha Asbestos company.

The Segebarths, after a trip to Sturgeon Bay, will also reside in Waukesha at 705 N. Hartwell Ave. The groom attended the University of Wisconsin and is employed at the Butler Bin company. Both brides are graduates of Waukesha high school. Mrs. Segebarth is also a graduate of the Bureau of Home Nursing, Milwaukee. Waukesha Freeman, October 16, 1940


Manke - Jackson

Hilbert Manke, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Manke of Lisbon, and Miss Kathleen Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Jackson, Wauwatosa, were united in marriage at Holy Assumption church in West Allis at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, Oct. 19.

The bride was attended by her sister, Rita Jackson, as maid of honor, and her cousin, Peggy Aspel, as bridesmaid. The groom's attendants were Elmer Schmidt of Lisbon and Thomas Jackson, brother of the bride. Bud Ries of Sussex and James Rawan were ushers.

A wedding dinner and reception were held at the Underwood hotel in Wauwatosa. The young couple have taken up housekeeping in the lower flat in Mrs. Agnes Marx's house. Waukesha Freeman, October 23, 1940


Belott - Ernst

Miss Andressa Belott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Belott of Lisbon, and Aelred Ernst of Milwaukee, were united in marriage at the Lake Five Catholic church on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Miss Belott wore a white satin gown with long veil. She was attended by her sisters, Vivian, who wore pink, and Virginia, who wore a blue gown.

A wedding dinner was served at the Merton hotel, and a wedding reception and dance with about 150 guests was held at the Lake Five hotel in the evening. The young couple will live in Milwaukee where the groom works in a garage. Waukesha Freeman, October 30, 1940


Bartlett - Blodgett

In a simple but pretty wedding ceremony at the Baptist church in Merton, at three o'clock on Saturday afternoon, Miss Evelyn Bartlett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bartlett of Lisbon, became the bride of Earl Blodgett, of Lisbon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Blodgett of Eau Claire. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dowden, pastor of the church. The bride, given in marriage by her father, was lovely in a gown of white silk jersey, floor length, with square neck line, and short puffed sleeves, and accordion pleated skirt shirred at the waist. She wore a floor length veil and carried a colonial bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The maid of honor was Mrs. Robert Bartlett,  who wore a gown of old rose silk and carried a colonial bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums. Miss Lorraine Blodgett of Chicago, sister of the groom, as bridesmaid, wore a blue silk gown and carried a colonial bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums. Miss Mary Bartlett, sister of the bride, and Miss Eva Tempero, cousin of the bride, as junior bridesmaids, wore floor length gowns of burnt orange and blue silk respectively, and also carried colonial bouquets of yellow chrysanthemums.

Mr. Blodgett was attended by Robert Bartlett as best man and Harvey Bartlett, brothers of the bride. Norman Hardiman, cousin of the bride, and Darwin Meissner were ushers. Preceding the ceremony Ernest Tempero, uncle of the bride, sang, " I Love You Truly". Mrs. Kraetsch, aunt of the bride, presided at the organ, using Lohengrin's Wedding March as the bridal party, first the junior bridesmaids, then Mrs. Robert Bartlett, then Miss Blodgett, followed by the bride on the arm of her father, approached the altar. The church was decorated with a large fern on either side of the altar, and a small bouquet of flowers on the piano and organ.

A five o'clock wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents to about 45 relatives. In the evening, these relatives were joined by more relatives and a few friends, making a total of about 75. Cake and ice cream were served in the evening. Each guest received a piece of the wedding cake. The dining room was prettily trimmed with streamers of pink and white crepe paper.

The bride's mother wore a wine colored dress and a corsage of white chrysanthemums. The groom's mother's dress was of the same color and she also wore a corsage of white chrysanthemums. The men of the bridal party each wore a boutonniere of small yellow chrysanthemums.

Out of county guests who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Blodgett and son Darrell, of Eau Claire; Jess Blodgett of Eleva; Miss Frances Smith of Eau Claire; Mrs. Alfred Peterson of Elk Mound; and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Spirl of Milwaukee.

Mr. and Mrs. Blodgett, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bartlett and daughter, Mary, left on a honeymoon trip to Nebraska and other places in the west on Tuesday morning. Upon their return, Mr. Blodgett will continue to work at the Charles McGill home. Mrs. Blodgett will make her home with her parents for the present. Waukesha Freeman, November 6, 1940


Sussex Girl Is Engaged to Wed
Mr. and Mrs. George Grenweis, Sussex, announce the engagement of their daughter, Helen, to John F. Kuehn, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kuehn, Hartland.

Virginia M. Dunn, dau. of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Dunn, 122 Carroll St. Waukesha, married to Chester M. White, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 1940 at Dubuque, IA. The couple will reside at 119 Central Ave., until after November 15. Waukesha Freeman, November 13, 1940.


Waukesha Bride Has Large Church Wedding on Thanksgiving Day

A lovely Thanksgiving day wedding occurred at Trinity Lutheran church, Thursday afternoon, when Miss Lois Josephine Rieve, daughter of Mrs. Caroline Rieve, 724 Maple Ave., became the bride of Raymond E. Ehlers, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Ehlers, town of Lisbon.

The ceremony was performed at 3 o'clock by the Rev. Henry Woyahn, pastor of Grace English Lutheran church. A 15-minute organ recital was given by Harold Gaspar, who also played the Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin" and the Wedding March of Mendelssohn. Miss Mona Woyahn sang "Because".

The bride wore white satin with inserts of lace in the sleeves and the sweetheart neckline. The gown was fashioned in princess style with a long train. An especially attractive feature about the long tulle veil edged in lace, was the use of real orange blossoms sent in time for the wedding by Mrs. Rose Van Tassel, Roscoe, Calif. The veil which belonged to the groom's sister, fell from a pearl tiara. White roses and white pompoms made the shower bouquet.

Mrs. La Vern Schmul, Sussex, sister of the groom, was maid of honor, wearing dusty rose velvaray taffeta in princess fashion with matching tiara and brief veil. Her colonial bouquet was of pink and white pompoms.

Three bridesmaids were also in attendance. They were: Miss Irene Mamerow, Milwaukee, cousin of the bride; Miss Lorraine Baum, West Allis, and Miss Josephine Schmitz, Pewaukee, friends of the bride. They were dressed alike in peacock blue velvaray taffeta, princess style with matching tiaras and brief veils. They carried colonial bouquets of yellow and bronze pompoms.

The little flower girl was Marilyn Rushmer in a dainty frock of pink taffeta and carrying pink and white pompoms. The ring bearer was Charles Wiedeman, Pewaukee, in a navy suit.

Both the bride's and the groom's mothers wore plum crepe with corsages of yellow and bronze pompoms.

La Vern Schmul, Sussex, cousin of the bride, was best man and the ushers were Adolph Hohn, Frank Keller, Milwaukee, and Elmer Schneeberg, Brown Deer, cousin of the groom.

A wedding dinner for 30 relatives and close friends occurred at the bride's home after the ceremony. Thursday evening a reception for 150 guests was held at the Keesus pavilion.

After a short wedding trip, the bride and groom will reside at 724 Maple Ave.

 The bride is a graduate of Waukesha high school and has been employed as clerk at the Wisconsin Telephone company. The groom is employed at Menomonee Falls.

 Parties were given for the bride recently by the Mmes. William Mamerow, David Ehlers, La Vern Schmul, W. B. Kowenstrot, Harold Ruckmer, Joe Kurzhals, Misses Josephine Schmitz and Lorraine Baum.
Waukesha Freeman, November 27, 1940


Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Meyer and family attended the marriage of Arnold Ibis and Miss Anna Dondlinger at the Catholic church in Granville at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. They also attended the reception, dinner, and supper at the home of the bride's parents in Granville.

Mr. Ibis, formerly of South Dakota, has been employed the past nine months by Mr. Meyer, quitting the evening before his marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Ibis have gone to housekeeping on the Clarence James farm in the town of Lisbon, where Mr. Ibis will have charge of the farm work. Waukesha Freeman, December 4, 1940


Stone - Anstey

A simple but pretty wedding took place at the Sussex Methodist church at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 21, when Beulah Stone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Stone of Sussex exchanged marriage vows with Conrad Anstey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anstey of Hartland, in a candlelight service.

The bride, who walked to the altar on the arm of her father, was attired in a gown of white transparent velvet fitted with bodice, sweetheart neckline, wrist length sleeves and short flowing train. Her finger-tip veil of white tulle fell from a shirred coronet. She wore a gold locket set with diamonds, a gift from the groom. The bridal bouquet was white roses and baby breath.

The bride's only attendant was her sister, Miss Betty Stone, of Kansas City, Mo., who was dressed in powder blue faille with Peter Pan collar and tiny pockets trimmed with pink and gold sequins. She wore a Juliet cap with a blush veil to match her gown. Her bouquet consisted of pink carnations, white pompoms and baby breath.

The groom was attended by his brother, Charles Anstey of Mapleton. The ushers were Dave Kazmerchak of Milwaukee, brother-in-law of the bride, and Dart Anstey of Ashippun, brother of the groom.

The ceremony which was performed by the Rev. De Selms, was preceded by an organ prelude played by Elmer Kurtz  and the songs, "I Love You Truly" and "Oh Promise Me", were sung by the Rev. Millen. Lohengrin's Wedding March was played by the bride's 11-year old niece, Janet Gosnell, of Milwaukee, and the recessional by Mr. Kurtz.

The only decorations were the candelabra and two very large bouquets of white chrysanthemums at the altar. Miss June Grenwis, dressed in an old rose taffeta lit the candles.

After a brief honeymoon to the Twin Cities, the newlyweds will reside in the village of Hartland pending completion of their new home on East Capitol drive near the village. Waukesha Freeman, December 25, 1940



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