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Marriage Announcements


Mr. Eugene Chambers a Q Blacksmith, was on Tuesday evening married to Miss Sophia Grassley, daughter of John Grassley. They left on a wedding trip to Quincy. We wish them a happy future.
[Galesburg newspaper, October 25, 1884 - Sub. by Foxie Hagerty]

Monmouth Papers Tell of Phoebe Coons' New Venture.
According to Monmouth papers Phoebe Coons, the 16 year old girl who created quite a sensation here a year ago by admitting after she had been married to Edward Swathwood of this city that she had already been married at Galesburg is married again, and her name is now Mrs. Sophronio Phoebe Coons Beatty Swathwood Soper. This much married young lady was first wedded to John Beatty. Then she came here and was married to Swathwood. It was found she had already been married, but investigation showed that the man who tied that knot was not qualified to do so under the law. Swathwood has not been divorced from her yet. Her home is at Swan Creek, Ill.  [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 26 Nov. 1907]

Marries at Galesburg
Miss Lulu Eyck, a former Moline girl and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Eyck, now living in Galesburg, has been married in Galesburg to M.A. Corbin.  The father of the bride is well known in this city, having been in the painting and wall paper business for years in Moline, and the bride is a graduate of the Moline high school. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 10 June 1905]

Mr. J. C. Fitzgerald, of Cass County, Indiana, and Miss Louisa McDermot, of this city, were married at the Catholic church Tuesday by Rev. Father Costa.
[Galesburg newspaper, October 25, 1884 - Sub. by Foxie Hagerty]


William H. Hubbard, Chicago, a nephew of Dr. Hurd, and Miss Susan Weare, of Grand Rapids, Mich. were married there lately. Dr. Hurd, wife and son attended the ceremony which was performed in the church and was unusually interesting. The groom is well known here, having formerly spent a year in Galesburg.
[Galesburg newspaper, October 25, 1884 - Sub. by Foxie Hagerty]


Mr. Wallace H. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hirma Johnson and Miss Katherine A. Adams, daughter of the later Mr. E. R. Adams, were married at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Adams homestead, 850 West street, Rev. ????? can't read. performing the ceremony. The wedding was a private one, only relatives being present.
[Can't read the rest] [Galesburg newspaper, October 25, 1884 - Sub. by Foxie Hagerty]

Harry A. McConchie, a well known young man of Oneida, and Miss Ina Blanch Minium of Dubuque, Ia., were married last evening at 7 o’clock by Rev. N. T. Allen at his residence, 216 Allen’s avenue. The couple was attended by Cook Tait and Miss Genevieve Mc Conchie a Samuel McConchie of Oneida. The bride was born at Versailles, Ill., but has lived at Dubuque for a number of years. She has been visiting at Oneida for some weeks.
[September 03, 1908, unknown newspaper - Sub. by Foxie Hagerty]


Galesburg Couple Are Wed in Peoria
Rev. Charles Edward Raymond performed the marriage ceremony for Miss Ruth Ione PARSONS and Charles Edwin MILLER, both of Galesburg, Il., at the Raymond apartments yesterday. Edgar TAYLOR and M. H. HEINZ attended the couple. Mr. and Mrs. MILLER and spending their honeymoon in Peoria and will be at home in Galesburg at 502 North Broad street after September 26. [Peoria Star, Thursday, September 22, 1927]

Married, at Galesburg, Knox Co., Ill., on the 25th of Jan., by Rev. H.H. Kellogg, Mr. James Perrigo, Jr. of Ridge Prairie, Madison Co., Ill., to Miss Hannah Amelia Weeks, daughter of Lewis Weeks, Esq., of the former place. [Sangamo Journal / Illinois State Journal, 18 February 1842]

Miss Gladys Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nelson of Forest Flower and Walter Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peterson of near Soperville were quietly married by the Rev. Mr. Bengtson in Galesburg Tuesday after-noon at 3 o'clock. They were attended by Miss Elvira Starr and Wilfred John-son of Galesburg, friends of the bride and groom. The bride looked charming in blue satin back canton crepe with hat and cloak to match. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nelson held a re-ception Thursday evening at their home 10 miles northwest of Galesburg in their honor. About forty relatives were present. Mrs. Nelson assisted by her sisters served ice cream and cake. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson received many beautiful and useful presents, among which was quite a sum of money. At a later hour the young people of Soperville gave them a rousing charvari which was heard for some distance. They left Friday at 3:53 a.m. for Centerville, South Dakota on a pleasure trip after which they will go to Sioux City, Ia., where the bride groom is engaged in a garage. [date of marriage: May 2nd, 1923; from an unknown newspaper, submitted by Sonja Olson Oldham - these are her grandparents]


Galesburg: Mr. John Sauter and Miss Mary Dennhoefer were united in marriage at the German Lutheran church at 7 o'clock Friday night, Oct. 5, Rev. Bergen, the newly chosen pastor, performing the wedding ceremony. The altar was decorated with flowers. The bridal couple were attended by Misses Mary Frey and Lena Maul, and Messrs. William Schultz of Mendota, and Jacob Sauter, Miss Lena Bauman presided at the organ. After the ceremony the married couple were tendered a reception at the residence of the brides parents, 932 Seminary street. The presents were numerous and beautiful.
(Galesburg's Republican-Register, October 6, 1883, submitted by Todd Walter)

Mr. Will E. Schliemann and Miss Floe Johnson were married at Princeton last week. The groom graduated this summer from Knox college.
[Galesburg newspaper, October 25, 1884 - Sub. by Foxie Hagerty]

Galesburg Couple Wed.
Mrs. Flora B. Farrar and Frank Snydan, both of Galesburg, were married this morning at 9 o'clock in the parsonage of the First United Presbyterian church by Dr. J. H. Gibson. The couple was unattended. They will make their home in Galesburg.  [The Rock Island Argus and Daily Union. (Rock Island, Ill.), 25 Dec. 1920]

Miss Alcy M. Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson of north of this city and J.B. Smith of Galesburg were married at the Presbyterian church in this city at noon Wednesday by Rev. A.E. Moody.  They were attended by Miss Sarah Unsworth and W.E. Laferer.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith left that afternoon for Chicago where they will spend a few days before going to Abingdon where they will make their home.  [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 05 May 1915]

Dr. Stillson and Miss Kate Eads, of Knoxville, were married Thursday evening at the home o f the bride's mother in that city. A number of friends from Galesburg were present at the ceremony.
[Galesburg newspaper, October 25, 1884 - Sub. by Foxie Hagerty]

Married -- At Galesburg, Sept. 20, by Rev. John Winn, Rev. Thomas C. Winn and Miss Lila C. Willard of G.
[October 4, 1877, Henry Republican, Henry, IL - Sub. by Nancy Piper]


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