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Marriage Announcements
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Rudolph H. Ahlden, Onarga Farmer, Son of Henry and Helen DeLahr Ahlden, and Vera Beckmann, Onarga, daughter of H. And Lizzie Hennieke Beckmann. Ceremony performed Dec. 26, 1935, in Woodworth, by the Rev. N. Heimsoth, Lutheran pastor, Witnesses: Nonna Ahlden and Arthur Beckmann. Certificate returned Dec. 28. [Watseka Republican 2 Jan. 1936]

Grace Mosher Carre of Racine, Wis., daughter of John H. Mosher, became the bride of John H. Armstrong of Watseka, son of Joseph A. Armstrong, of Rushville, Ind. at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. C. F. Jurinall, pastor of the Watseka Methodist Church, in the presence of a few friends. A bridal dinner followed, at the Hogle home and Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong plan leaving at the end of this week for Chicago, to visit Mr. Armstrong's Brother, and Racine, to visit Mrs. Armstrong's relatives.
Mr. Armstrong had been in Watseka several months and formerly conducted a photo studio here, in the Kay building. He has many friends here, who will be pleased to learn that he intends t make his home in Watseka. [Watseka Republican 16 Jan. 1936]

Edward J. Beherns, Watseka Farmer, son of Herman and Minnie (Duits) Beherns, and Marie M. Gravelle, Clifton, daughter of John and Sarah (Marion) Gravelle. Ceremony performed Dec. 26, 1935, in Clifton by the Rev. E.A. Sweeney, Catholic priest. Witnesses: Elmer Traman and Edith Laurent, Certificate returned Dec. 27.[Watseka Republican 2 Jan. 1936]

Dale Bennett and Miss Zenna Huddleston of West Point, Ind. Were married Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. C. F. Juvinall. [Watseka Republican 30 July 1936]

Announcements are out of the approaching marriage of Miss Leona Bear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bear, of Martinton and Mr. Harry Boomgarden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harm Boomgarden,, Watseka. The ceremony will be performed Saturday afternoon, June 6 , at 2:30 o'clock at the Pittwood Christian Church. The public is cordially invited. [Watseka Republican 4 June 1936]

A pretty wedding was solemnized at the Christian Church in Pittwood at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon when Miss Leona Bear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bear of Martinton became the bride of Harry Boomgarden of Watseka. The double ring ceremony was used with E. W. Worley of Donovan, officiating. The church was decorated with artistically arranged bouquets of pink and white peonies and roses. The wedding march was played by Miss Juanita Worley and during the ceremony Miss Worley and her mother, Mrs. E. W. Worley sang,' I Love You Truly." The bride was becomingly gowned in blue silk with white accessories and carried a bouquet of white bride's roses. The groom's sister, Miss Florence Boomgarden, was bridesmaid and was atired in a darker shade of blue sild with white accessories. The groom was attended by his brother, George; Mrs. Boomgarden is a graduate of the Watseka Community High school and has taught at the Pleasant Grove school for the past five years and has been rehired for another year. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harm Boomgarden. For the present they will reside with the bride's parents where they are at home to their many friends. Following the ceremony a reception was held at th home of Mrs. Boomgardens sister, Mrs. Wm. Zigtma in Martinton. [Watseka Republican 11 June 1936]

William Bowen, Milford, mechanic, son of Alonzo and Della Thornborough Bowen and LaVera M. Watts, Milford, daughter of Ernest and Nora Prather Watts. Ceremony performed at Sheldon, June 27, 1936, by the Rev. R. E. Buford, Methodist minister. Witnesses: Mrs. Helen Hawkes and Mrs. Reta S. Buford. Certificate returned July 17. [Watseka Republican 23 July 1936]

Announcement have been received of the marriage of Miss Anita Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Foster to Wilbur Breeding, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Breeding. The ceremony was read by Judge John H. Gillan. Tuesday Dec. 31,1935. The couple was attended by Ray Breeding, a brother of the bridegroom and Miss Delores Eckstein. Mr. and Mrs. Breeding will reside on a farm in this community. [Watseka Republican 16 Jan. 1936]

Mildred BUSH and Eugene BRICKER, both of Watseka were married last month in Chicago. [Watseka Republican 30 July 1936]

Four Watseka young people were principals in a double wedding ceremony which took place Saturday,, Dec. 21, in Bloomington the officiating clergyman being the Rev. Harvey, Pastor of the M. E. Church in Bloomington, where the ceremony was performed. The parties were miss Selma Harrolle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W C. Harrolle of Watseka, who became the bride of Merrill Brown , son of Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Brown of Watseka, and Miss Letha Decker of Watseka, who became the bride of Loren Dearth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dearth of Watseka. Each couple witnessed the ceremony for the other. Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was had at a Bloomington hotel and receptions were held by both couples individually, Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are at home on East Locust Street. Mr. Brown drives a truck for his father. Mr. Dearth operates a service station east of town. [Watseka Republican 2 Jan. 1936]

MARRIED: 22 June--Isaac W. BUDD, 22, Crescent & Ida E. BARBER, 17, Crescent [Iroquois County Times 26 June 1880]

Harold R. Campbell, Paxton,, laborer, son of William S. And Ida French Campbell, and Ruby Wilson, Paxton, daughter of Ora and Sophia Wilson. Ceremony performed Jan. 9, 1936 in Onarga by Charles M. Cambridge, justice of the peace. Witnesses: Mrs. M. O. Wilson and Frank Patterson. Certificate returned Jan. 10, 1936. [Watseka Republican 16 Jan. 1936]

Frances DARROUGH of Sheldon, daughter of Charles and Rosanna Crawford Darrough, became the bride of Wesley DePATIS, Kankakee, sales man, son of William and Eliza Chayer DePatis, in a ceremony performed July 25, at Donovan by the Rev. E. S. Worley, Christian pastor. The witnesses were Roger B. Beckman and Geraldine M. Darrough. [Watseka Republican 30 July 1936]

Miss Ethelyn Redeker of Chicago was united in marriage to Conrad Dionne, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Dionne of Beaverville at St. Cyril Catholic Church in Chicago, the Rev. Father Wilfred officiating. The bride was married in a gray suit with navy blue accessories. The Groom's sister Miss Dolora Dionne, acted as bridesmaid, attired in a black crepe and lace dress with silver accessories, wearing a sweet pea Corsage. The groom's best man was his brother Mr. Vator Dionne, On Jan. 7th a wedding dance was held in their honor at Beaverville at the Gleaner's hall. For this occasion the bride was attired in a pale green taffeta tulle-trimmed dress with silver accessories. The newlyweds will make their home on a farm one mile east of Beaverville. [Watseka Republican 16 Jan. 1936]

June 12 – Miss Ardis Chatten and Gordon Downey married at home of the br ide’s parents in Onarga.
[Henry Republican, Henry, IL, January 1, 1925 - NP - sub. by FoFG]

Harold Draper, Delphi, Ind, farmer, son of Luther and Maggie Retherford Draper, and Evelyn Lohrman, Delphi Ind., daughter of John and Julia Mossburg Lohrman. Ceremony performed August 10, 1936, in Watseka, by the Rev. C. F. Juvinall, pator of the Watseka M. E. Church. Certificate returned Aug. 10, 1936 [Watseka Republican 3 Sept. 1936]

Mr. Shirley Dusharme and Miss Genevieve Gresham of Martinton were united in marriage Saturday Aug. 29 at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. C. F. Juvinall. [Watseka Republican 3 Sept. 1936]

WATSEKA COUPLE WED -- Henry Goetz, Jr. and Mary E. Goetz, both of Watseka, were married Monday evening at the home of the former's parents, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Goetz. Sr. On East Cherry Street, the parents being witnesses to the ceremony. Justice of the Peace Joseph Lonergan officiated. [Watseka Republican 16 Jan. 1936]

Married at Steger, Ill. Saturday, Aug. 22, 1936, Mr. Elmer H. Goode and Mrs. Stella Torbet. The wedding was held at the home of John Wieringa, the bride's brother, and Rev. B. L. Blosch of Monee, a Lutheran Ministe, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Edward Lucht of Riverdale and John Wieringa of Steger were witnesses. Mr. and Mrs. Goode are making their home at 114 Brown Street, Watseka. We congratulate these fine people and wish them much happiness and good luck. [Watseka Republican 27 Aug. 1936 - Sub by Lucy Briscoe]

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barragree announce the marriage of their daughter, Ann to Mr. David M. Hamrick of Cissna Park. The double ring ceremony was performed Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1936 at Lafayette, Ind. By the Rev. George Durhammer, uncle of the groom and attendants were Dr. and Mrs. Louis Durhammer.
The bride was attired in rust with accessories to match.
Mrs. Hamrick is a graduate of Watseka High school and has been employed for the past two years as secretary to the District Counsel of the Home Owners' Loan Corporation in District office at Champaign
The groom is graduate of Cissna Park high school and is employed at present by the Iroquois County Farm Bureau.
A lovely dinner was held, following the ceremony, at the home of Rev. Durhammer, after which he couple left for a month's honeymoon in the sunny south. They will make their home in Wellington. [Watseka Republican 16 Jan. 1936]

Tuesday at 10 a.m. Oliver C. Hardy of Beardstown and Tryphena Jane Gordon of North Salem, Ind. Were married at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. C. F. Juvinall [Times Republic, 23 July 1936]

Miss June Roll of Sheldon, daughter of Grover and Grace Lee Roll, became the bride of Elmer Heistand, Brook, Ind. Painter, son of David and Stella Heistand. [Times Republic 23 July 1936]

Alvin Franklin Henke, Milford laborer, son of John and Emma Natschke Henke, and Johnaleen Zyada Books, Milford, daughter of John and Lena Thompson Books. Ceremony performed Dec. 24, 1935, in Milford by Police Magistrate Fred S. Brewer. Witnesses: Jess Books and Ruby Boyer. Certificate returned Dec. 28. [Watseka Republican 2 Jan. 1936]

Announcement has been made of the marriage of Anna Weber of Watseka and Frank Hoagland of Sheldon. The couple was married December 30, 1935 in Danville, Illl. And they will make their home in Sheldon. [Watseka Republican 16 Jan. 1936]

Mrs. Anna Weber of Watseka, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Chafey, former residents, became the bride of Frank Hoagland of Sheldon, Monday afternoon, Dec. 30 at Danville, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Mr. Bradford, pastor of he St. James Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. Hoagland are making their home in Sheldon.. [Watseka Republican 9 Jan. 1936]

Miss Bethel Flesher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Flesher, Became the bride of Cecil Hocutt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hocutt, Saturday Aug. 29 in the afternoon by Peter Kamp, Sr. In Watseka, The witnesses were Jess Magill and Connie Horcutt.
The bride wore a dress of green crepe with brown accessories, and a corsage of roses and baby breath, while the bridesmaid wore a gown of blue, with black accessories. The groom wore a blue suit. Following the ceremony, there was a reception at the bride's home., where dinner was served Sunday. The couple will make their home in Anderson Ind. [Watseka Republican 3 Sept. 1936]

Clyde Honn, Kemp I., road commissioner, Son of John D. And Zerilda (Grubbs) Honn, and Grace Cuppy, Kemp I. Daughter of Cloudsley and Ice (Walling) Cuppy. Ceremony performed Dec. 21, 1935 in Watseka, by the Rev. F. E. Birkett, presbyterian pastor. Witnesses: Mrs. Robert Greene and Dorothy Birkett. Certificate returned Dec. 24, 1935. [Watseka Republican 2 Jan. 1936]

A large attendance, consisting chiefly of relatives and friends from Chicago, Milford, Watseka, Danville, Whiting, Ind. And the surrounding country, witnessed the Hoover-Whitesell wedding at Milford last Thursday evening, July 23,, at 8:00 o'clock, when Miss Aurabell Whitesel of Chicago became the bride of Russell L. Hoover, son of Mr. And Mrs. Orth Hoover of Milford. The bride was given away by he father, and the father of the groom also attended as did the grandmother Whitesel and Grandmother Hoover. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles FitzHenry, pastor of th Milford M. E. church.
The best man was Ward Jarnagin of Potomac, and the matron of honor was Grace A Whitesel of Chicago, sister-in-law of the bride, the bridesmaids being Margaret Stearn of Chicago and Esther Jarnagin of Potomac.
Orth Hoover Jr. , of Milford, brother of the groom, was ring bearer; Shirley Newlin and Betty Shoufler, both of Milford were ribbon bearers. The head usher was Hibernia H. Whitesel of Chicago, brother of the bride, the other ushers being Morton B. Kosberg of Chicago and Willard Widman of Westville.
The bride was dressed in white satin, trimmed in lace, and the veil was also white, trimmed with pearl lace. She carried white roses and lilies of the valley. The ribbon girls and flower girls wore yellow organdie. The mother of the bride wore light blue lace and the mother of the groom wore flowered chiffon. The men of the wedding party wore white trousers and dark coats.
The Christian church, where the ceremony was held, was beautiful in its decorations of Oleander plants and ferns.
Mrs. Lola Firchau of Watseka, formerly of Milford, sang, " Love, Here is My Heart," and "Until," with James Kay accompanying at the piano. Mr. Kay also played several times during the evening, including the wedding march, at the time of the ceremony. [Watseka Republican 30 July 1936]

Married at Sheldon, Iroquois county, March 28, 1883 by Rev. Eugnius, Henry Ilif and Miss Letitia B., daughter of Mark R. Disosway, formerly of Roberts township and niece of E. T. Disosway, Esq. of this city (Henry). [The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, April 5, 1883]

Miss Dorothy Mae Williams, Sheldon, daughter of Roscoe and Elsie Vanatta Williams, became the bride of Roy Lee Kimble, Milford farmer, son of Eli and Viola Bosley Kimble, July 18 in a ceremony performed in Sheldon by the rev. Elmer Fowler. The Witnesses were Hazel Kimble and Edmond Roderstorf. [Times Republic 23 July 1936]

On the last day of December, at Milford, the Rev. Charles FitzHenry, pastor of the M. E. Church there, united Clyde Kidwell, Hoopeston, book keeper, son of Jerry and Mary(Mourer) Kidwell, and Frances Elizabeth May of Milford, daughter of William and Matilda (Wiederhold) May, the witnesses being Ida J. Cohen and Harriet M. FitzHenry. [Watseka Republican 9 Jan. 1936]

Carl KLANN, Buckley clerk, son of William and Lydia Volberding Klann, married Dorothy STROUP, Buckley, daughter of Frank and Minnie Saathoff Stroup, the ceremony being performed July 22 at Buckley by he Rev. Chr, Braeunig, Lutheran pastor, and he witnesses being Orval Klann and Elda Kaufmann. [Watseka Republican 30 July 1936]

Samuel Martin and Marie Hammond of Watseka were united in marriage at 8 o'clock Saturday evening Jan. 4, at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. C. F. Juvinall. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Colonel Hammond, parents of the bride and by Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes of Milford. Mrs. Hayes is a sister of the bride and was married on the evening of December 21 at the Watseka M. E. Church [Watseka Republican 9 Jan. 1936]

A simple but beautiful wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Buck, Saturday April 14, at 8 p.m. when their eldest daughter, Freda, became the bride of Andrew Mayotte. Rev. E. S.Worley officiating, using the single ring ceremony. Lyle Williamson sang, " I Love You Truly." the bride wore a very charming gown of ashes of roses flat crepe and her sister Lois was her bridesmaid. Lois wore a pretty blue crepe dress. Joe Mayotte, a cousin of the groom acted as best man. Dainty refreshments of ice cream, cake and coffee were served to the thirty guests.
Mrs. Mayotte came to Darrow several years ago and graduated from the Sheldon High School. She is a very pleasing girl and also very active in church work and a member of the Darrow Christian Church.
Andrew Mayotte, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Mayotte, has spent his entire life at Darrow. He is a graduate of Sheldon High School. He is a farmer. Andrew is a member of the Darrow church and an active member.
They will be at home to their friends on the Charles Shrimplin farm northeast of Sheldon, where they are employed.
Best wishes and congratulations of their many Darrow friends is extended to them. [Watseka Republican 11 April 1934]

PITTWOOD GIRL WED TO RUSSELL MCGILL -- Miss Grace Boomgarden of Pittwood became the bride of Russell McGill of Martinton in a quiet ceremony performed at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon by Judge Peter Kamp, Sr. At his office in Watseka City Hall,, the ceremony being witnessed by the bride's two brothers, John and Thomas Boomgarden. Following a short honeymoon trip, they will make their home in Chicago where the groom is employed by the International Harvester Co. [Watseka Republican 23 Jan. 1936]

McReynolds, Schroeder Exchange Vows at Nazarene Church Saturday
The Milford Church of the Nazarene was the setting for the wedding of Pamela Ann McReynolds, daughter of Shirley and Jams McReynolds of Watseka, and Timothy Joe Schroeder, son of Betty and Rodney Schroeder of Milford, Saturday, July 7, 1979.
Rev. Robert St. Clair officiated at the candle light ceremony before an altar decorated with candelabra. Organist Mrs. Ernie Crook played the wedding music. The small intimate wedding was attended by relatives and close friends. Given in marriage by Pete Sanchez of Watseka, the bride wore a long white gown trimmed with lace and with a hoop skirt. Her bridal veil was trimmed with lace. She carried a bridal bouquet of white roses with a touch of red in the center. Maid of honor was Jackie Lease of Watseka, friend of the bride. Bridesmaid was Pattie McReynolds of Watseka, sister of the bride. They wore pink floor length gowns with sheer pink capes. Danny Schroeder of Milford served his brother as best man. Melvin Schroeder of Milford, cousin of the groom, was ring bearer. Ushers were James McReynolds of Watseka, brother of the bride, and Billy Schroeder of Milford, brother of the groom. Following the ceremony a reception was given by the bride's mother was held in the church fellowship. (Milford Herald News July 11, 1979, transcribed by Carrol Mick)

October 5, 1882
Married at Onarga, Iroquois county, Sept. 29, at the residence of Isaiah Spellman, by Rev. Mr. Abbott, James G. Miles and Mrs. Mary D. Towle, both of this city. Mr and Mrs. J. G. Miles, the bride and groom, returned from Onarga last night and settle down to staid housekeeping in the home of the bride on School street and to be permanent citizens of Henry. We congratulate them. [The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, Submitted by Nancy Piper]

Saturday Aug.. 25, in Gilman, by the Rev. Fr. Peter Vincent Egan, Catholic Priest, Thomas R. Murgach, Kankakee, and Elizabeth I Hill of Gilman, were united in matrimony. The Bride is the daughter of Everett and Mary Ellen (Dermody) Hill and the groom is he son of John J. and Anna (Seman) Murgach. Witnesses were Everett C. Yonke and Delores Benoit. [Watseka Republican 19 Aug. 1934]

William Herschel Ownsby, Hoopeston, painter , son of William T. and Patsy E. Pour Ownsby, and Ruby Ester Doud, Milford, Daughter of William I. And Myrtle Van Natta Doud. Ceremony performed July 18, 1936, in Watseka, by the Rev. Frank E. Birkett, Presbyterian pastor. Witnesses, Lucille Baker and Harold Baker. Certificate returned July 21 [Watseka Republican 30 July 1936]

Melvin Peeken, Danforth farmer, ,son of Carl and Matty Sparenberg Peeken and Margaret Alberts, Ashkum, daughter of Ment and Lene (Schroeder) Alberts. Ceremony performed Dec. 21, 1935, in Gilman by the Rev. C. H. Buchmueller, pastor of Zion Evangelical church. Witnesses: Juliet Alberts and William Alberts. Certificate returned Jan. 3, 1936 [Watseka Republican 9 Jan. 1936]

Kenneth L. Perkinson, Onarga farmer, son of Page and Bertha Van Duzer Perkinson and LaVerna A. Dubbel, Onarga, daughter of Henry and Hilda Onken Dubbel. Ceremony performed Jan. 1, 1936 in Gilman, by the Rev. J. W. Hagen. Wittnesses: Albert Perkinson and Lillian Dubbel, Certificate returned Jan. 3, 1936. [Watseka Republican 9 Jan. 1936]

Announcement has just been made of the marriage of Howard Rounds and Miss Irene Herd at Raton, N. M. On October 6, 1934.
Miss Hurd is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Hurd of Estes Park , Colo. After graduating from high school, she entered Presbyterian hospital training school for nurses, in Denver. The wish to continue her training prompted her to keep her marriage a secret.
Mr. Rounds is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.. Rounds, former residents of Watseka, now of Denver Colo. He was graduated from North high school in 1927, and attended Denver University School of Commerce. For six years he has been employed as credit manager for a wholesale dry goods firm. [Watseka Republican]

A marriage license was issued Saturday noon by Clerk J. M. Janssen to Loxie SANDERS, 22, and Clarabelle TETTER 18 both colored and both of Beaverville. The couple was married later in the afternoon by Police Magistrate Pete Kamp. The witnesses being the sister of the bride and Lester McShanog. [Watseka Republican 30 July 1936]

Edward A.H. Schoeder, Watseka, farmer, son of Henry and Sophie (Rapp) Schroeder , and Bonnie May Purgett, Milford, daughter of Philip and Jessie Hudson Purget. Ceremony performed, December 11, 1935, at Schwer church, Milford by the Rev. R. Reichen. Witnesses: J. Vanderhook and Christina Vanderhook. Certificate returned Jan. 9, 1936 [Watseka Republican 16 Jan. 1936]

Jan. 1 in Onarga by the Rev. N. Heimoth, Lutheran Pastor, united Edward Seggebruch, Onarga farmer, son of Henry and Aemile (Hoppe) Seggebruch, and Arvella Helen Schroeder , Onarga, daughter of Henry and Sophie (Behrns) Schroeder. Witnesses were Carl Segggebruch and Leona Schroeder. [Watseka Republican 9 Jan. 1936]

James H. Smalley, West Lafayette, Ind., dairyman, son of Charles H. and Alma Crowder Smalley, and Eizabeth A. Thanapauer, Lafayette, Ind., daughter of Paul and Francis Brown Thanapauer. Ceremony performed August 21, 1936, n Watseka, by the Rev. Frank E. Birkett, pastor of the Watseka Presbyterian church. Witnesses: Viola Jackson and Neill Jackson, Certificate returned August 24, 1936 [Watseka Republican 3 Sept. 1936]

Freda Medendorp of Gilman , daughter of William and Dena Devries Medendorp, became the bride of John Strough, Clifton Illinois Central employee, son of Earl and Elizabeth Arends Strough in a ceremony performed July 28, at Gilman, by the Rev. A. C. Adams. The witnesses were Elizabeth Strough and Dena Medendorp. [Watseka Republican 30 July 1936]

Reinhart Thompson, Milford, farmer, son of Falkert and Anna Dinklig Thompson and Lydia Lehmann, Watseka, daughter of William and Anna Ulitszch Lehmann. Ceremony performed December 25, 1935, in Milford, by the Rev. R. Reichen, Witnesses: Elmer F. Lehmann and Hilda VanHoveln. Certificate returned Jan. 9, 1936 [Watseka Republican 16 Jan. 1936]

Miss Annabel Cook of Watseka, daughter of Simm and Sadie (Thompson) Cook, became the bride of Paul E. Templin of Watseka, son of Paul J. And Effie Templin in a ceremony performed in Watseka, Dec. 5 by the Rev. Miss Bertha E. Day, pastor of the friends church. Witnesses were Shirley Cook and Ruth Parker. [Watseka Republican 9 Jan. 1936]

Miss Loretta Gillespie, of Gilman, daughter of Patrick and Bertha (Osborn) Gillespie, became the bride of Thomas Vadbunker, Ashkun farmer, at Gilman, Jan. 4 in a ceremony performed by the Rev. Fr. P. V. Egan, Catholic priest, the witnessses being Robert Vadbunker and Kathryn Hill. The groom is the son of R. F. And Sophia (Pardy) Vadbunker. [Watseka Republican 9 Jan. 1936]

Announcement was made this week of the marriage, last November, of Hazel Aten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Aten of Watseka, to Robert Van Natta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold T. Van Natta of Watseka of Watseka, the ceremony being performed in Lincoln, Ill. Mr. Van Natta graduated from Watseka Community High School in 1934 and since that time has attended St. Viator's College at Bourbonnais. He is employed by his father in the Star Cash Grocery. [Watseka Republican 9 Jan. 1936]

at 9 p.m. Sunday, James Van Winkle of Watseka and Margaret Ann Mathewson of Milford were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. C. F. Juvinall. They were accompanied by Mr. And Mrs. Robert F. Herdien. [Times Republic, 23 July 1936]


James VAN WINKLE , Watseka accountant, son of Martin and Pearl Mcpeak Van Winkle and Margaret Ann MATHEWSON, of Milford, daughter of James and Minnie Parks Mathewson, wee married July 19 in Watseka, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. C. F. Juvinall, pastor of the Watseka M. E. Church. Witnesses were Mr. And Mrs. Robert F. Herdien. [Watseka Republican 30 July 1936]

Miss Elda Luhrsen of Buckley , daughter of George and Alma (Marr) Luhrsen, became the bride of Leonard Wagner, a farmer of that community and he son of William and Wilke Wagner, Sunday, Aug. 26, in a ceremony performed by the Rev. Christian Braeunig, Lutheran paor at Buckley, the witnesses being Irwin Luhrsen, Marvel Weerts, Lawrence Wolf and Clara Wagner. [Watseka Republican 19 Aug. 1934]

A marriage which comes as a great surprise to many is that of Clarence Williams and Goldie Raines, which occurred Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of the bride the ceremony being performed by Rev. Cooke, pastor of the Christian church. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Raines and the groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Williams. Both are well known young people around here and their friends and relatives wish them a happy married life. Mr. and Mrs. Williams have begun housekeeping already in the upper rooms of the Tompkins building, where he had a home prepared for this bride. [The Milford Herald News Thusday January 20, 1916]

Mrs. HAMILTON, of Ash Grove, and her Willis were married at Milford Saturday by Uriah Heep HAND esq. Look for a divorce this time next year. [Iroquois County Times , 02 February 1878]


Marriage Licenses

Iroquois County Times , 02 February 1878
-Marriage Licenses:  Horace CLARK and Emily BENJAMIN of Papineau; C.F. BILLS & Rahama BULLINGTON of Onarga; Stephen W. BENJAMIN of Martinton & Mary PHILLIPS of Middleport.

19 June--George N. LYTLE, 22, Crescent & Viola THOMAS, 18, Middleport [Iroquois County Times 26 June 1880]

(The Milford Herald News February 3, 1916)

CarlBritzmanRidgeville 23
MaryShaunkeyGilman 18
StellaFletcherIroquois 19
JohnHilgertAshkum 23
MinnieHansenAshkum 17
E. M.MattsonMartinton 21
MildredConoverBelmont 22
NormanMarcotteChebanse 26
LauraLemenagerAshkum 20
MeddieFrancoeur, Jr.Beaverville 23
JeanetteBesseBeaverville 18
Geo. D.HooverWatseka 40
Loretta A.TruseyWatseka 39
Wm. J.RasmussenAshkum 39
Carrie M.PetersonChebanse 23

Marriage Licenses
(The Milford Herald News January 13, 1916)

Watseka Republican 16 Jan. 1936
Marriage Licenses
Jan. 8, 1936
Kenneth Thomas, Ridgeville, 27 Margaret Wasmer, Gilman 23
Harold R. Campbell, Paxton 21 Ruby Wilson, Paxton 17 ( consent of Mrs. M. O. Wilson, Mother)

Jan. 9, 1936
John H. Armstrong, Watseka, 60 Grace J. Carre, Racine, Wis. 48

Jan. 11, 1936
Tommy Chambers, Kingston, Ill. 26 Dorothy Winchester, Pecatonica, Ill. 22
John H. Fisher, Onarga 26 Rheta E. Austin, Onarga 22
Harry J. Goyette, Rankin , 39 Ada Siegman, Rannkin 34

Jan. 13, 1936
Henry Goetz, Jr., Watseka , legal -Mary E. Goetz, Watseka, Legal

Jan. 14, 1936
Chris Schippert, Cissna Park, 27; Wilma Witterich, Rankin, 18

Watseka Republican 23 July 1936
Marriage Licenses
July 15, 1936
William Herschel Owensby, Hoopeston 22- Ruby Esther Dowd, Milford, 18

July 16, 1936
Samuel M. Thomas, Milford, 31- Ruth Sudderath, Milford, 20

July 17, 1936
Floyd H. Wood, Watseka, legal- Mabel Madison, Chicago, Legal

July 18, 1936
Roy Lee Kimble, Milford, 29- Dorothy Mae Williams, Sheldon, 21
James VanWinkle, Watseka, 24- Margaret Ann Mathewson, Milford, 20

July 19, 1936
Elmer Heistandd, Brook, Ind., 22- June Roll, Sheldon, 17 with consent of father, Grove A. Roll

July 21, 1936
Russel L. Hoover, Milford 23- Aurabell Whitsel, Chicago, 18
Oliver C. Hardy, Beardstown, Ill., 56-Traypatena Jane Gordon, North Salem, Ind.- 28

Watseka Republican 30 July 1936
Marriage Licenses
July 23, 1936
Russell Hollen, Tazewell, Ind., 22- Thelma Highfill, Wellington, 20
July 24, 1936
Wesley DePatis, Kankakee, 37; Frances Darrough, Sheldon, 34
July 25, 1936
John Duis, Milford, 30- Anita Wienrank, Watseka, 23

A marriage license was issued July 27 by County Clerk J. M. Janssen to John STROUGH, 21 of Clifton, and Freda Medendorp, 19, Gilman [Watseka Republican 30 July 1936]

A marriage license was issued this morning to Louis F. MEYER, 2 and Dorothy WILKEN, 21, both of Onarga. [Watseka Republican 30 July 1936]

Watseka Republican 3 Sept. 1936
Marriage Licenses issued
Aug. 28, 1936: Alfred E. Cordes, Onarga , 26- Frieda Ecker, Buckley, 20
Aug. 29, 1936: Shirley Dusharme, Martinton, 19; Genevieve Grisham, Martinton, 18

Watseka Republican 2 Jan.1936
Marriage Licenses issued
Dec. 24, 1936
Marvin Varboncoeur, Beaverville, 22; Eudora Varboncoeur, Beaverville, 18
John Oppy, Watseka, 24; Helen Fraser , Martinton 22
Edward Seggebrach, Onarga, 27; Arvella Schroeder, Onarga, 21

Dec. 27, 1936
Fred G. Krumwiede, Buckley, 22; Maria A. Eshleman, Gilman, 22

Dec. 28, 1936
Clyde Kidwell, Hoopeston, 25; - Frances May, Milford, 20

5 Sept. 1934
Glenn Wrede , Piper City, 23; Gertrude Krull, Kempton, 27
Blaine G. Williamson, South Bend, In 39.; Ruth Brandt, South Bend, In. 21
Gilbert J. Barry, Chicago, 21; Loraine C. Curtis, Chicago, 19
Adrian Lehe, Goodland, In. 29; Mathilda Brutlag, Crescent City, 30

Licenses Issued
Dec.31, 1936
Jennings Booi, 26, Danforth; Edna Blanton, 20, Crescent City
Arthur Pitzer, 27 Milford, ; Wilma Miller, 22, Milford
Wilbur Breeding, 24 Sheldon, Anita Foster, 19, Milford
Marsile Lareau, 23, Beaverville; Maybell Doris, 20, Beaverville
Oliver Johnson, 34, ,Donovan; Florence Garfield, 22, Watseka

Dec. 30, 1936
Kenneth L. Perkinson 23, Onarga; LaVerne A. Dubbell, 20, Onarga
Curtis Karr, 21, Kankakee; Genevieve Raich, 21, Bradley

Watseka Republican 9 Jan. 1936
Marriage License issued
Thomas Vadbunker, Watseka, 21- Loretta Gillespie, Gilman 19
John Nester, Kentland, Ind. , 26- Alice Mullen, Kentland, Ind. 22
Eeler Benner, Fowler, Ind., 21; Opal Medley, Goodland, Ind., 20

A Marriage license was issued Jan. 4 to Raymond Gocken 24 and Gladys M. Albright , 21 both of Watseka.. [Watseka Republican 9 Jan. 1936]

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