Henry County Illinois History and Genealogy 
Marriage Notices and Wedding Announcements

Popular Galva Young Man Takes Nekoma Bride This Evening.
Oscar Williams Larson of Galva and Miss Silva Aurelia Lindbloom are to be married this evening at the home of the bride's parents in Nekoma. Mr. Larson is in partnership with Enge Sanders in the manufacture of cigars and is a very worthy young man. The bride has often visited here and is well and favorably known. The NEWS sends congratulations. (Source: Scrapbook compiled by Peggy Goertzen from the 1890's - transcribed for G.T. by Jackie McCarty)

The Geneseo Republican, February 13, 1880
Vital Statistics - Record for the week ending Feb. 10
Marriages: Wm. Lehman to Magdalena Schnabels, Geneseo

The Henry County News, Geneseo IL January 22, 1880
Married Charles A. Leaming, Iowa and Grace Lester, Kewanee

Belden, Miss Mary A., of Morristown, Henry Co., married David K. Leonard of Rural, Rock Island Co., on the 19th inst. at Rural (RI Weekly Union, Wednesday, 25 Jan. 1865)

The Henry County News, Geneseo IL , February 26, 1880
Matrimonial Market
Wm. J. Lewis of Cornwall and Miss Eveline Doyle of Munson

Mr. Walter Light and Miss Mabel Wick, both of Galesburg, were married at the home of the bride's parents in Galesburg, Thursday evening. For several years Miss Wick has been employed as stenographer in the office of the Hayes works and her friends in Galva are many. The groom also made his home in Galva for several years and is well known. The Chronicle joins in wishing them happiness.

Mr. Walter Light and Miss Mabel Wick were united in marriage last Thursday evening at eight o'clock at the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wick of Galesburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Light are well and favorably known to the people of Galva, each of them having resided here for several years, Mr. Light being employed in the blacksmith shop of the Hayes Pump & Planter company, and Mrs. Light being a stenographer for the same company.

The following is from the Galesburg Republican Register of Oct. 26:
Water Light and Mrs. Mabel Wick both of this city, were united in marriage on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Wick, No, 34 Silver street. The ceremony was very impressively performed by Dr. T. W. McVety and was witnessed by fifty or sixty relatives and friends.

The home was beautifully adorned with roses, carnations, chrysanthemums and potted plants. In one corner of the parlor was a bank of plants. At 8 o'clock Mrs. L. J. Hazen commenced the wedding march which she played on the organ and to its sweet strains the bridal couple descended the stairs and entered the parlor. They were unattended. As they entered the room the entire company of guest arose and remained standing while the ceremony was being performed. The bridal couple took their places in front of the bank of flowers and there said the vows which united their lives. The bride wore a beautiful white gown of Paris muslin, trimmed with white lace and ribbon and made a most charming appearance. After the ceremony the guests were seated at small tables scattered about the house and were served to a delicious wedding supper in three courses. Three young ladies all dressed in white served the supper. They were the Misses Hobson and Miss May Beanchamp. The tables were decorated with cut flowers. At the table with Mr. and Mrs. Light sat the bride's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Wm McMeekin of Galva. The evening was spent in congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Light and about 10 o'clock they took a carriage and drove to their home on North Kellogg street which is already furnished in a handsome manner, where they went immediately to keeping house. Their departure was the signal for a liberal showering of rice.

They received a very large number of most handsome and useful wedding presents among them being a cook stove from the bride's parents, and elegant bedroom suite from the groom's parents, a couch from Miss Lily Light, a sister of the groom, a set of silver from Mr. and Mrs. McMeekin, uncle and aunt of the bride, and a beautiful clock from Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Mason, cousins of the bride.

Mr. Light came here from Galva four years ago and went to work for the C. B & Q. He is a member of the Burlington Route band. At present he is employed in the Burlington brick yards as foreman of the blacksmith shop where he is a valued workman.

The bride is a Glaesburg lady though not much of her life has been spent here. She graduated from the Dixon Business college at Dixon, and attended Brown's Business college of this city for a while. For the past five years she has been employed in Galva as stenographer for the Hayes Manufacturing company and was valued there for her willingness, capability and faithfulness. She was always to be depended upon and never tiring in her efforts for her employers. She was a member of the Methodist church of Galva.The amusing combination of the names, Light and Wick, has furnished their friends many a pleasure, for it has often been told them that all they needed to make the combination complete was the "match" and now since that has been satisfactorily arranged Mr. and Mrs. Light hope that their many friends will rest easier.

Those present from out of the city who witnessed the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. William McMeekin of Galva, uncle and aunt of the bride; Mrs. and Mrs. William Bates of Galva, uncle and aunt of the bride; Mrs. J. Bates of Galva, grandmother of the bride; Will Wick of Chicago, an uncle of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. William Pierson of Toulon, cousin of the groom, and Mr. and Mrs. L.K. Byers of Altona, cousins of the bride. (Source: Scrapbook compiled by Peggy Goertzen from the 1890's - transcribed for G.T. by Jackie McCarty)

A double wedding occured at the Swedish Lutheran church at Peoria last Sunday evening, the contracting parties being Misses Hanna C. and Amanda S., daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Appell, who reside about five miles south of Galva, and Otto Johnson and Gust Liljeroot. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Appell, brother of the brides. All of these young people are held in the highest esteem by a host of friends in this community, who extend to them their best wishes.

The following is from the Peoria Herald-Transcript of January 29th:

" A most unique wedding ceremony was that performed at the Swedish Lutheran church last evening when the Misses Hanna C. and Amanda S. Appell, sisters of the Rev. Carl C. Appell, pastor of the church, were united in marriage to Gust Liljeroot and Otto W. Johnson. All of the contacting parties were from Galva. The services were unique in that while the wedding ceremony itself was performed in Swedish, English was used in the church service following.

Rev. Appell, brother of the brides, performed the ceremony and at its conclusion conducted the regular Sunday evening service. The church was elaborately decorated in palms, ferns and carnations and the brides were accompanied by the following brides' maids: Alfreda Appell and Lillie Appell of Galva; Marie Nelson, and Matilda Norrman of this city. The groomsmen were: Ludwig Appell and Edward Appell of Galva, Ludwig Swanson and Charles Olson of this city.

Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the residence of Nels G. Nelson, 210 Pennsylvania ave. The contracting parties will leave this afternoon for an extended visit with relatives and friends in Chicago and ?xton, after which they will reside at Galva. (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
Married - Mr. Fortesene W. Linnell and Miss Cathrine A. Miller at the residence of Allam Miller, Geneseo, Henry Co. Ill, on Thursday, Dec. 28th 1879 by Rev. A. Lieberkneght.
The Geneseo Republic, January 2, 1880
At the residence of the bride's parents in Geneseo township, on Thursday, Dec. 25th, 1879, Mr. Fortescue W. Linnell and Miss Catherine A. Miller were united in wedlock, Rev. A. Lieberknecht, Jr., performing the ceremony. There was a large number of friends present, an excellent dinner served and a pleasant time had

LLOYD, Mahlon, late of Buck(s) Co., Pennsylvania, married Amellia L., daughter of Charles W. DAVENPORT, late of New York City at Morristown, Henry Co., Illinois, on the 30th of December, 1840 by the Rev. S. PILLSBURY. (UPPER MISSISSIPPIAN, Thursday, 7 Jan. 1841)(Transcribed by Nancy Overlander Proofed by Mary Kay Krogman)

The Geneseo Republican, Feb 20, 1880
Vital Statistics - Record for the week ending Feb. 17
Marriages: Thos A. Lockwood to Mrs. Ella H. Comins, Chicago

The Geneseo Republic, May 27, 1892
Married at the Baptist parsonage, Tuesday, May 24th, 1892, at 2:30 p.m., Mr. Andrew P. Lowry and Mrs. Elsie O. McFadden, both of Geneseo. Rev. V.C. Roehn officiating. The groom is a member of the popular livery firm of Lowry Bros., and the bride has been for several years past a resident here. Both have many friends who will extend them heartiest congratulations, and the Republic joins in the good wishes. It is their intention to continue residents of this city.


The Henry County News, Geneseo IL January 8, 1880
Married Geo. W. Lyle, Kewanee and Emma M. Wade, Lafayette

LYON, H.L., married Miss Elizabeth NOWERS IN Atkinson, Henry County, on December 27, 1861, at the residence of Mr. NOWERS. (Rock Island REGISTER, Wednesday, 2 January 1861)(Transcribed by Nancy Overlander Proofed by Mary Kay Krogman)

Married at Peoria, August 13, by Rev. Henry Lewellen, Caleb H. Lyon of Whitefield to Miss Mattie A. Weger of Henry county. [Henry News Republican, Henry, IL [August 20, 1874, Contributed by Nancy Piper]

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