Henry County Illinois
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Marriage Notices and Wedding Announcements


The Henry County News, Geneseo IL January 15, 1880
Married Frederick E. Keeler, Lynn and Almira Miller, Galva

Keenan, Henry, married Miss Mary Strawhecker, both of Geneseo, Henry Co., on 5 Apr. 1866, in Rock Island. (RI Weekly Union, Wednesday, 11 Apr. 1866)

On last Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents in the south part of town occurred the marriage of Miss Kati Williams to Mr. Fred Keim, Rev. Hicks of the Baptist church of Toulon performing the ceremonies. Notwithstanding none but immediate relatives were present to witness this happy event, they received numerous valuable and ornamental presents which were good evidence of the high esteem that their friends had for them. Mr. and Mrs. Keim will make their home on Mr. Keim's farm lying east of Galva. The STANDARD extends to this happy couple its best wishes. (Source: Scrapbook compiled by Peggy Goertzen from the 1890's - transcribed for G.T. by Jackie McCarty)

KIMBALL, L., married Miss Jane P. SMITH, both of Henry County, in Rock Island on the 6th inst. (Rock Island WEEKLY UNION, Saturday, 16 April 1864)(Transcribed by Nancy Overlander Proofed by Mary Kay Krogman)

The Geneseo Republican, February 13, 1880
Vital Statistics - Record for the week ending Feb. 10
Marriages: Fred B King, Weller to Elia Riner, Walnut Grove

Another Geneseo girl is lost to the realm of singleness, and a thrifty young business man of Peru is the richer thereby. 
 Miss Anna Buell, daughter of Mr. Chris. Buell, and a sister of Mayor Fred Buell and Mr. Jno. Buell, was married last evening to Fred J. Krumsheid, of Peru, Ill. Elaborate arrangements were made for the event at the home of Mayor Fred buell, on east Exchange street. At 8 o'clock, Woodyatt's orchestra struck up the strains of the wedding march, and the couple, attended my Misses Julia Kennedy and Agnes McCarthy and Messrs. J. Krumscheid, Jr., and Fred Engleman were led before Rev. Father O'Hara, who heard their wedding vows. After the ceremony, an elaborate spread of daintily served viands assisted in the entertainment of those present. The bride and groom were the recipients of very many useful and costly presents which stand in evidence of the many friends who are theirs. A pleasant incident of the evening was when the barbers of the city arrived in a body at the scene of festivity. The groom is a leading barber in Peru. The Geneseo boys are a social, jolly lot and many they met right treatment last evening.
  The guests from abroad were: Mr. and Mrs. J. Krumscheid, Sr. and Mr. J. Krumscheid, Jr., of Peru; Mr. Fred Engelman, of LaSalle; Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Kipping, of Cambridge; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cronk and Miss Minnie Cronk, and Mr. Wm. Hoeft, of Rock Island.
  They went to Peru, today where they will dwell. A reception will be given them on their arrival there.
  The ARENA desires to add its blessing to this handsome couple. Geneseo has lost an accomplished lady and a social favorite; Peru has gained one. [Geneseo Daily Arena, Wednesday, June 10, 1896]

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