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Martin Witzel to Jacqueline Wisman

Miss Jacqueline Wisman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Wisman of Ashton became the bride of Martin Witzel, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Witzel also of Ashton in an early May ceremony at the home of her aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Losey.

The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. F. A. Graham of Lyndon, former pastor of the Ashton Methodist Church amid a colorful setting of spring flowers.

The bride was lovely in a navy blue suit with white accessories and she wore a Rubaiyat Rose corsage. The pearls she wore were a gift of the groom. She carried the tradition something old, new, borrowed, blue. The old was a white linen hankerchief which belonged to her great grandmother Batchelor.

Miss Bonnie Plum of Ashton, her maid of honor, wore a grey tweed suit with blue accessories and wore a Rubaiyat Rose corsage. Vincent Unger was best man.

Mrs. Milford Wisman, mother of the bride was dressed in navy blue sheer with a shoulder corsage of white gardenias. The bridegrooms mother wore an aqua dress with white gardenias.

Immediately following the ceremony was an informal reception was held at the Losey home. Mrs. Charles Jeter served the punch. Miss Thelma Carpenter cut the cake and Miss Margaret Chapman was in charge of the guest book. Spring flowers were used in the floral appointments throughout the reception rooms. A three tiered wedding cake topped with a minature bride and groom graced the table.

During the afternoon the bridal couple left for a wedding trip to Chicago. They will reside in Ashton.

The bride attended school in Ashton graduating in 1947. She will resume her duties at the office of Dr. J.L. Palumbo. The bridegroom graduated from Ashton High School in 1944, served two years in the Pacific during WW II. He will graduate in July from Diesel Engineering School in Chicago.

Guests from Chicago, Rochelle, Byron, Champaign, and Hillsdale attended the wedding.

The Evening Telegraph, 25 May 1949

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