Henry County Illinois History and Genealogy 
Marriage Notices and Wedding Announcements

Geneseo Republic, Geneseo, Ill., Jan. 6, 1889
Married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. M.B. Combs, in Sciota, Ill., at high noonon Wednesday, Jan. 4th, 1899, Miss Ella M. Combs to Charles A. Bagley. The bride was born and has spent nearly all her life in an around Geneseo, and her friends here will wish her and her companion much joy.


The Geneseo Republic, Geneseo, Henry County, IL, February 20, 1880
On Tuesday evening of last week, Feb. 10th, a pleasant event took place at Morris, Grundy County, it being the wedding of Mr. Harry F. Ball, of this city, and Miss Jennie Jones, of Morris, Rev. Geo Young, of the latter place, performing the ceremony. The bridal couple arrived in this city Thursday evening of last week, and will settle down to happiness and housekeeping in our midst. Harry is a good, industrious boy and deserving of the good fortune that has befallen him in securing so fair a bride, and they have our best wishes and congratulations. The bride remembered us with a piece of the wedding cake, for which she has our thanks.

Geneseo Republic, Geneseo, Il., April 27, 1883
On Wednesday, APril 25th, 1883, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Cornwall, John A. BARNES and Miss Nora FOSTER were united in marriage, Rev. A.K. Tullis officiating. The ceremony took place at 12 o'clock, and following it and the congratulations a sumptuous repast was served under direction of Mr. H. A. White, of this city, sister of the bride. Everything passed off very pleasantly and the young couple departed for their home in Munson with the good wishes of many friends.


The Henry County News, Geneseo IL January 15, 1880
Married M. G. Bentson, Nebraska and Jennie C. Ek, Galva

Blackfan, Samuel married Miss Hannah Thomas, all of Orion, Henry Co., on the 3rd inst. at the home of Andrew McWhinney of Orion. (RI & Moline Daily Union, Wednesday, 4 Sept. 1867)

BRANDENBURG, Francis M., married Miss Ruth H. GRAHAM, both of Dayton, Illinois, in the 1st Presbyterian Church (in Rock Island?) on the 20th. (DAILEY ISLANDER and ARGUS, Wednesday, 24 August 1859)(Transcribed by Nancy Overlander Proofed by : Mary Kay Krogman)

Bressmer, Gottlob, married Mrs. Anna Bressmer, both of Henry Co., in Rock Island on 5 June 1869. (RI & Moline Evening Argus, Monday, 7 June 1869)

The Henry County News, Geneseo IL January 22, 1880
Wedding Bells
The following local marriages have been celebrated since our last issue (Jan 15).
Jacob Broghemer and Mary Rummell, both of Atkinson

BROWN, J.M., married Mrs. R.J. BARNES on September 18, 1860 at Geneseo, Henry County. (Rock Island ARGUS, Monday, 1 October 1860) (Transcribed by Nancy Overlander Proofed by : Mary Kay Krogman)

The Geneseo Republic, Geneseo, IL, Feb 5, 1880
Chas. G. Brown, Andover and Mary B. Burland, Cambridge

LAFAYETTE: Miss Ida Jones and Mr. Ed Buffum were married at the home of the bride on the eve of Feb. 23rd. Rev. Warner officiating. There were none but the near relatives present, they received many valuable presents. They were given a grand reception at E.C. Buffum's Friday night, all their young acquaintances were present and all report a splendid time. There are few young couples start out with as bright prospects as they do and we, with the rest join in wishing them all the fits a king providence can bestow. (Source: Scrapbook compiled by Peggy Goertzen from the 1890's - transcribed for G.T. by Jackie McCarty)

The Henry County News, Geneseo IL January 1, 1880
Marriages in the county not previously published
E. J. Bundy and Ellen Wilcox, Oxford

Burrall, Charles E., of Atkinson, Henry Co., married Miss Ella R. Walters of Chicago on 12 Sept. 1867 at the residence of J.J. Langdon in Moultrie Co., Ill. (RI Argus, Tuesday, 17 Sept. 1867)

Cowl, Miss Lydia A., of Burns, Henry Co., married Charles L. Burtis of Titusville, Pa., on 16 Jan 1865 at the residence of the bride's father. (RI Evening Argus, Friday, 10 Feb. 1865)

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