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Adsit - Jones
THE JONES-ADSIT WEDDING: The marriage of Miss Louise Jones of Champaign to Mr. Bertram Adsit of Pontiac, was celebrated at the home of the bride last Wednesday evening. Both bride and groom were very well known in university circles, both being graduates of the University. Mr. Adsit had played upon both the baseball and football teams and was captain of the first in 1901. He is at present practicing law at his home. The wedding ceremony was performed by Dr. C.N. Wilder of Champaign, Miss Julia Mattis and Mr. Clyde Mathews, attending the bride and groom.  After the ceremony they left on the late train for the south, where they will spend a few days before returning to their future home in Pontiac.[Daily Illini, 14 November 1902; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]

Barnett - Goldsmith
Max Barnett a Pontiac business man, will wed Ray Goldsmith at the Lessing Club house, Chacago, March 8. [Urbana Daily Courier 13 February 1904; Sub. by Pam Geyer]

Barry - Martin
Aged Pontiac Widow Becomes Bride of Young Nephew of Her Second Husband.
Pontiac, Ill., May 6:  With death hovering over her bed, Mrs. Laura C. Martin, sixty years old, married a third time, in order that she might will her entire fortune, estimated at $50,000, to her husband, James A. Barry, a twenty-three-year-old resident of Pontiac and a nephew of her second husband. Propped up in bed and so feeble the minister could barely hear her whispered answers to his queries, Mrs. Martin was made the wife of her young nephew-in-law. At the end of the ceremony she fell back in a faint. Her physicians declare her death is only a question of hours. Barry won the heart of his aged aunt by his kindness to her throughout her long illness. He gave up his business and devoted all his time to watching and nursing the elderly woman. Several times Mrs. Martin declared to her physicians she wanted to leave her money to Barry, but was afraid the will would be broken by avaricious relatives. Some one told her if she were his legal wife and made a will leaving all her fortune to her husband nothing could prevent his getting it all. She told her nephew-in-law of her plan and he agreed to it. A few relatives were told of the odd method of disposing of her money and they were present at the wedding. The plan was kept a secret so far as the rest of the town was concerned and not until the wedding license was made public did the news of the strange matrimonial alliance become known. [Urbana Daily Courier, 6 May 1911]

___ - Bearly
(Pontiac Leader). A clergyman received this note asking him to perform a marriage ceremony: "This is to give you notis that I and Miss Jemima Arabella Bearly is coming to your church Saturday for operation of matrimony at your hands. Please be prompt as the cab is hired by the hour." [The Rock Island Argus, 9 December 1911]

Bell - Avery
C. H. Bell was married on Christmas eve to Miss Myrtle Avery at Pontiac. [Daily Illini 17 January 1906; Sub. by Pam Geyer]

Boyd - Dare
Ruth Mary Dare, Benjamin E. Boyd Announce Wedding
Announcement has been made of marriage of Miss Ruth Mary Dare, daughter of  Dr. G.A. Dare and Mrs. Dare, Beverly Hills, and Benjamin Earl Boyd, Columbus, O., son of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Boyd, Pontiac. The wedding took place April 29 in the Grace Methodist church, Beverly Hills. [Daily Illini, 9 May 1933; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]

Brammer - Pemberton
Miss Hazel Pemberton, a well known young lady of Saunemin, was united in marriage this morning in this city to James Brammer, a well known farmer of near Risk. January 07, 1916 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Bressner - Anderson

Miss Judy Anderson of Campus and Carl Bressner of Pontiac were united in marriage Saturday afternoon, June 12, at 2 o’clock in the Sacred Heart parish in Campus. Rev. O. L. Munie officiated before 350 guests at the double ring ceremony. Rita Erhardt of Emington was organist and Rogene Brady of Dwight was soloist. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hanlin of Campus and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bressner of rural Pontiac. The bride was given in marriage by her stepfather. Miss Vic Christensen of Reddick was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Ginger Walsh of Campus, Miss Pat Palmer of Reddick, Miss Carol Halpin of Gardner, Miss Shari Hanlin, sister of the bride, of Campus and Miss Bev Bressner, sister of the groom of Pontiac. Bill Adams of Normal was best man and groomsmen were Larry Hassinger of Pontiac, Rick Knudsen, cousin of the groom, of Dwight, and Lon Andersen the bride’s brother, of Campus. The ushers were Dave Eich of Campus, uncle of the bride and Bob Jensen of Pontiac. Mrs. Bressner is a graduate of R. U. C. E. High School and attended Illinois State University. She was employed at R. R. Donnelley and Sons in Dwight. Mr. Bressner is a graduate of Pontiac High School and attended Spoon River College in Canton. He is a corpsman in the U. S. Navy, stationed at the Naval Hospital, Guam. They will reside in Guam.
(1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - Sub by Teri Colglazier)

Broadhead - Jones
Married: At the home of the bride's parents in East St. Louis, November 28, Mr. George Broadhead, of Forrest township, to Miss Jennie Jones, of East St. Louis. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Dec. 6, 1889; sub. by PHG]

Carse - Babb
Pontiac Man Wins a Fair Champaign Maiden.
"I never married a finer looking couple," declared Esquire Kerrigan. "And I never saw a prettier girl," chimed in Desk Sergeant Brash, who had acted as an interested witness to the city hall nuptials.  Earl Carse of Pontiac and Susie Babb of Champaign were the happy ones. He is a lineman and they will make their home in Pontiac. They took a car for the Sister City soon after the holy vows had been administered. [Urbana Daily Courier 18 October 1907; Sub. by Pam Geyer]

Chesebro - Gray
County Clerk Duckett issued marriage licenses today to the following: Elmer L. Chesebro, Saunemin, 24; Nellie M. Gray, Forrest, 21. [November 30, 1906 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Clutterham - Price
The marriage of Orville Clutterham popular Sycamore young man, and Miss Dorothy Price of Fairbury, which took place in Geneva on Saturday afternoon, was a complete surprise to his friends here. The ceremony was read by the Rev. Mr. Peterson in the parsonage of the Swedish Methodist church. Mrs. Clutterham is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Price of Fairbury and the past year she has been a student at the Northern Illinois State Teachers college, during which time she made a wide circle of friends both in DeKalb and in Sycamore. Mr. Clutterham was graduated from the Sycamore High school with the class of 1928 and for some time has been caretaker of the Community Center, also swimming instructor and athletic director. Their many friends wish them much happiness. For a few days they will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Clutterham and later occupy their own apartment. True Republican, 8 February 1930; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Conn - Howard
Married: At the residence of the bride's mother, in Forrest, November 28, by Rev. Merrit, of Fairbury, Mr. Leslie Conn to Miss Lola Howard, all of Forrest A very pleasant company of friends and relative were present and numerous presents were received, both useful and ornamental. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Dec. 6, 1889; sub. by PHG]

Crouch - Fugate
R. G. Crouch and Mrs. J. Fugate were married at the latter's home near Fairbury the other evening. The groom is seventy-one years of age and has been married three times, and the bride is fifty-seven and has been married twice.  [True Republican, 5 September 1888; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]

Ellis - Dawson
Miss Katie E. Dawson, of Livingston county, and Orlando I. Ellis, of Pontiac were married at the Congregational parsonage, in this city, [Ottawa]  by Rev. Warren F. Day, on Tuesday, June 24th. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 52, Number 47, 28 June 1890; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Daiche - Rucker
Married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Rucker, in Cornell Illinois, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at noon, Miss Daisy Rucker of this city and Mr. Emlie Daiche of Marseilles, Ill. Rev. H. Tiffany officiating. They went to Chicago on a wedding trip. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 21, 1903; sub. by PHG]

The following certificate was handed to the clerk of the county court, of Livingston county, Ill., to obtain a marriage license: "the is Is giv from ouinder my hand to sertifi that Lucretia L. Deskins Is of ag and can git licens any place." WILLIAM DESKINS. [Sangamo Journal / Illinois State Journal, 29 March 1855; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]

Doughty - Tedrow
WING, Ill: Bob Doughty went to Iowa last week and took his claim. He brought her home with him. Miss Iva Tedrow being the victim. A grand dinner was served to the invited guests, Saturday at the home of the groom's mother; also a party Saturday night. [The Fairbury Blade, Friday, Sept. 11, 1885; sub. by PHG]

Dunn - Walters
Miss Nettie Dunn of Pontiac and Fred Walters, of Streator, were the principals in a quiet wedding at the home of the groom's brother, Charles Walters, at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. M. C. Baker, pastor of the Primitive Methodist Church officiated in the impressive ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walters attended the couple.  The bride is the daughter of Marion Dunn of Minonk, but lately has been making Pontiac her home. Mr. Walters has been employed in Pontiac, being a motorman on the interurban. Mr. and Mrs. Walters will make their home in Pontiac. [The Pantagraph, May 15, 1916; sub. by PHG]

Earp - Smith
Weds First Love.
Sterling, Feb. 4:  Samuel Earp, Pontiac, and Mrs. Richard Smith of Tampico, are married. Fifty-five years ago they were sweethearts, but were separated by fate and both married. Four years ago the first wife of Mr. Earp died and three years ago Mrs. Smith's husband also died. Mrs. Smith was visiting in Pontiac a year ago, and there the sweethearts of more than half a century ago met. The meeting was friendly, but the friendship ripened into love and this was followed by marriage. [Urbana Daily Courier 4 February 1911, sub. by Pam Geyer who adds this Note: Samuel Earp is buried at Earp Cemetery near Cornell, IL]

Erwin - Farr
Elliott - Watkins
Pontiac, Feb. 24. - The following marriage licenses were issued today:
Hollis Erwin, Saunemin, 23; Lucile Farr, Saunemin, 19.
Charles Elliott, Fairbury, 25; Elsie Blanch Watkins, Fairbury.
[February 26, 1915 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Farr - Gibb
Charles Farr, of Saunemin, and Laura Gibb, of Wing, were married in Kankakee Wednesday. [November 16, 1906 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Flessner - Voss
Miss Millie Voss and Henry G. Flessner, prominent young people living south of Cullom, were married recently. [Bloomington Pantagraph, Mar. 27, 1911, Page 3; sub. by PHG]

Foley - Potter

The Rev. Oliver Carlson officiated at the wedding of Miss Deborah L. Potter and James K. Foley on Saturday afternoon, June 12, at 2 o’clock in the First Baptish Church. The double ring ceremony was attended by 175 guests and Mrs. Sally Costello of Dwight was organist. Mrs. Foley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Potter, 604 N. Main St. and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Foley of rural Blackstone. Mr. Potter gave his daughter in marriage. Miss Cheryl Eckel was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Sue Holzhauer, Miss Ann Dunham and Miss Karen Orr all of Pontiac. Gary Pennington of Pontaic was best man and the groomsmen were Galen Grow of Manville, Jim Taylor of Cornell and Rick Bammann of Cornell. Serving as ushers were Richard Foley of Bloomington and Gary Haab and Roger Potter both of Pontiac.
(1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - Sub by Teri Colglazier)

Foster - Grassall
Irvin Foster, who was married to Miss Mabel Grassall at Pontiac on Saturday evening is employed by the Alton Road as a fire alarm expert. In the account of his marriage, it was stated that he was an electrical engineer. [The Pantagraph, Jan. 7, 1915, Page 9; sub. by PHG]

Gibb - Munro
Miss Eva M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Munro, of Saunemin township, northeast of here, was today married to Mr. James E. Gibb, a merchant of Wing, this county. [November 02, 1894 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Graham - Evans
MARRIED At Long Point, Livingston county, on the 27th ult., by the Rev. Geo. C. Holmes, Mr. WILLIAM GRAHAM, of this [LaSalle] county, to Miss DEBORAH EVANS, of the former place. [The Ottawa Free Trader 4 April 1845; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Haag - Telford
Cullom: At 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Lutheran Church, the marriage of Miss Myra Telford and William Edward Haag was solemnized. As Mr. and Mrs. Telford were coming to Cullom Wednesday morning to attend the wedding of their daughter, the driver drove over some very rough road at a high rate of speed throwing Mrs. Telford against the roof of the car and inflicting some severe cuts and bruises. [Bloomington Pantagraph, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1916, Page 8; sub. by PHG]

Harms - Haberkorn
Miss Haberkorn, Richard Harms Exchange Vows
CHATSWORTH - Miss Marlene Rae Haberkorn became Richard Dean Harms' bride Saturday morning in ceremonies immediate family of the two attended in Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Chatsworth. The afternoon wedding reception was held in the home of the bride's parents, the Henry W. Haberkorns of Chatsworth. Mr. Harms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Harms of Colfax, is employed by S. S. Viland Construction Co. in Morris. He and his bride are at home at Harris Trailer Court in Fairbury. The Rev. Michael Van Raes heard the couple's vows in the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Thomas C. Ford Sr. of Chatsworth was organist. Attending the couple were Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Haberkorn of Chatsworth, brother and sister-in-law of the bride. Miss Haberkorn was married in a ballerina length gown of Chantilly lace over a ruffled tulle petticoat. Sequins and pearls decorated the gown's Sabrina neckline and the bride's pearl-trimmed lace cap held a shoulder length veil. Miss Haberkorn carried yellow roses. Her matron of honor was gowned in street length light blue crystalette. Her matching bandeau was leaf design and her bouquet was made up of yellow and white mums. The bride is a secretary at Herzog Produce Co. in Fairbury. She was educated in Chatsworth and her bridegroom, in Colfax.
(SOURCE: 1 Aug 1959 - The Pantagraph - Submitted by Teri Moncelle Colglazier)

Hillan - Patterson
Married on Wednesday, the 26th inst., by John Downey, Esq., Mr. John Hillan to Miss Sarah Patterson, all of Livingston County.  [The Illinois Free Trader and LaSalle County Commercial Advertiser, Ottawa, Ill, June 4, 1841; Sub. by H.H.]

Hoenscheid - Miller
Tuesday forenoon at the Catholic church at Loretto, occurred the marriage of Miss Anna M. Miller, daughter of John J. Miller and Christopher Hoenscheid, of Loretto. A wedding dinner was served and a dance held in the evening at the residence of the bride, two and a half miles southeast of town. Mr. and Mrs. Hoenscheid will make their future home on a farm near Odell. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Dec. 20, 1901; sub. by PHG]

Holzhauer - Fehl
Marriage Licenses: Daniel Holzhhauer, of Livingston county, and Karaline Fehl, Richland [The Ottawa Free Trader, 11 January 1890]

Hossack - Babcock
Married. At Odell. Ill., Thursday. Oct. 27, 1881, FRED N. HOSSACK, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Miss ELLA BABCOCK, of Odell. Invitations were issued only to the relatives and intimate friends. As the time drew near the guests assembled at the lovely home of Mr. John Hossack, and at precisely half past one the bridal party entered the room, the groom attended by Mr. C. Griggs, of Ottawa, and the bride by Miss Gertrude Day, of Peoria, her most intimate friend. The ceremony, an unusually interesting and impressive one, was performed by the Rev D.P. McPherson, of Ottawa. Congratulations followed; after which the guests were invited to a choice luncheon prepared by Mrs. John Hossack, the bride's sister. The presents were many and elegant. The guests from abroad were, Mr. and Mrs. John Hossack, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Porter and daughter, Eliza, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Scott, and Mrs. Richardson, of Ottawa; Mrs. Calkins, of Chicago; Mrs. Chas. Jones, of Oglesby; Judge P.B. Babcock, of Cayuga; Mr. Burt Crawford, of Morris; Miss Camp and Mr. Camp, of  Pontiac, and others. The bridal party left on the afternoon express for Chicago, thence to go to Des Moines, where Mr. Hossack has recently engaged in business. Singularly well suited in tastes and temperament, Mr. and Mrs. Hossack start out in life under as propitious circumstances as did ever a newly married couple. To Fred and his truly lovely bride we wish all success and happiness in this life. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 42, Number 14, 29 October 1881 — Page 1; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]

Jansen - Eden

Wedding at Windtown -- Miss Etta Eden Becomes the Bride of Christian Jansen -- A pretty wedding was solemnized last Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Windtown church, Rev H. Telthorster united in marriage Miss Etta Eden, daughter of Mr and Mrs Christ Eden, and Christian Jansen, son of Mr and Mrs Ahrend Jansen. The double ring ceremony was used. Promptly at the hour, to the strains of the wedding march played by Paul Damrow, the bridal couple entered the church attended by Mr and Mrs Folkert Vissering and Miss Louise Tarman and Henry Jansen, when Rev Telthorster performed the impressive ceremony. Only the immediate relatives were present. The bride was beautifully gowned in white satin and georgette, adorned with pearl and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. Following the ceremony and congratulations a bountiful six o'clock dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents. Mr and Mrs Jansen left Thursday morning for Burlington, Iowa, and Watseka on their honeymoon trip. On their return they will visit friends and relatives near Flanagan until March 1 when they will go to housekeeping at Lime Springs, Iowa.
(13 Jan 1923 - Minonk News Dispatch - submitted by: Amy Robbins-Tjaden)

Klein - Johnson
Cards are out announcing the wedding of W. E. Klein, of Nevada township, and Miss Josephine Johnson, of Odell, at the home of Mrs. Idelle McGrath, January 7, 1902. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Dec. 20, 1901; sub. by PHG]

Koeller - Kennedy

PONTIAC - The First United Presbyterian Church was the scene of the wedding Friday, June 18, of Miss JoAnne Marie Kennedy of Pontiac and Jan Paul Koeller of Flanagan. The double ring rite was performed by the Rev. Glenn D. Strang. Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Kennedy of Pontiac route 2 and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koeller of Flanagan are parents of the couple. (Source: Pontiac Daily Leader; 23 Jun 1971 - Sub by Teri Colglazier)

Lavell - White
Married. On the 20th inst., at St. Paul's church at Odell, Livingston county, Ills., by Rev Finch, of Pontiac, Mr. E. LAVELL and Miss FLORENCE WHITE.  Miss White is a grand daughter of  P.C. Hinman, Esq., of Farm Ridge, and has a large circle of friends living in Ottawa and vicinity. Miss Maggie Terry and Mr. T. Lavell acted as bridesmaid and groomsman. The bride was handsomely dressed in bronze green with natural flowers and Roman jewelry. Miss Fannie Londergreen played a wedding march with her usual grace and ability. The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of friends, after which an elaborate wedding dinner was given at the bride's home.  In the evening a reception was given, where the bride and groom, were met by a large company of friends, including several from Ottawa and Farm Ridge; and the evening having been spent in music and dancing, the guests departed at a late hour, declaring the evening to have been a perfect one. The bride received many beautiful and valuable gifts. "May they live long and be happy." [The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 42, Number 14, 29 October 1881 — Page 1; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]

Laycock - Myers
Mr. Levi M. Laycock of Eppards Point, Ill., and Miss Adelia Myers of the same place, were married on the 27th, inst., in this city. [The Bloomington Pantagraph, Dec. 30, 1881, Page 4; sub. by PHG]

LoPiccalo - Johnson
PONTIAC - Nancy Johnson wed to Michael LoPiccalo - Miss Nancy Angeline Johnson of Pontiac, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard E. Johnson, became the bride of Bert Michael LoPiccalo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert J. LoPiccalo of Pontiac Saturday morning, June 12, at 10 o’clock. The double ring ceremony was performed in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. John T. Shields and the Rev. Francis Ryan officiating. Organist was Miss Mary LoPiccalo, sister of the groom. Mr. Johnson gave his daughter in marriage. Maid of honor was Ilene Kelm of Minonk. Ronald LoPiccalo of Pontiac was his brother’s best man. (1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - Sub by Teri Colglazier)

Lyons - McGinnis
Odell, Ill.  - Married, Feb. 7th, at St. Paul's church Odell, Ill., by the Rev. Father Halpin, Mr. Joseph Lyons and Miss Maggie McGinnis and Mr. Daniel Lyons and Miss Belle McGinnis. The brides are daughters of Mr. Phillip McGinnis, five miles north of Odell, in the town of Nevada, Livingston Co. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 49, Number 28, 18 February 1888; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Marvin - Stuff
Last Thursday afternoon, at the residence of the bride’s mother in Pontiac, occurred the marriage of Miss Sadie Stuff to Wm. K. Marvin, of Emington, the officiating clergyman being Rev. D. Bradford. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Nov. 5, 1886; sub. by PHG]

McDowell - Carson
The engagement is announced of Mr. Louis D. McDowell, son of H. H. McDowell of Pontiac, to Miss Emma Carson of Chicago. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 15, 1902; sub. by PHG]

Mitchell - Wilson
Prof. H. A. Mitchell, formerly of Greer College of Hoopeston, now superintendent of public schools at Sheldon Ia., and Miss Nora Wilson, formerly a student at Greer, were married at the home of the bride at Chatsworth last week. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 3, 1900; sub. by PHG]

Myer - Reed
Miss Amy Reed will wed Mr. Nelson D. Myer, son of Supt. N. J. Myer, of the county farm at Pontiac, Feb. 24. [Urbana Daily Courier, 21 February 1904; Sub. by Pam Geyer]

Morris - Sprague
Mr. Seth Morris and Miss Jennie Sprague were united in holy matrimony on Thursday, the 9th, inst. Married, at the Catholic church at this place by Rev. Father Hearn, Miss Johannah Kyle to Mr. Michael Cahill, on Wednesday, Oct. 8th. [October 15, 1890 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Morrison - Rockwell
MARRIED - Near Pontiac, Livingston county, on the evening of the 3d inst., by the Rev. George C. Holmes, Mr. SAMUEL MORRISON to Miss MARY ANN ROCKWELL-- all of Livingston county.  [The Ottawa Free Trader, 11 April 1845; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Mote - Matalina
Rosetti - Teresa

A Double Wedding
Pontiac, Ill., Dec. 31 - County Judge Carrithers performed a double marriage ceremony at his office on Saturday afternoon, the contracting parties being John Rosetti and Ozella Teresa, and B. Mote and Anzola Matalina, all of Cardiff. The persons united in marriage were Italians and the ceremony was performed with the aid of an interpreter. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Jan. 5, 1906; sub. by PHG]

Mudge - Chubbuck
Married at the Fox River House, Ottawa, Aug. 9, by the Rev. M. K. Whittlesey, Mr. Charles Mudge of LaSalle Co., to Miss Lucina Chubbuck of Livingston Co. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, August 17, 1849; Sub. by NP]

Nolan - Hardin
Married this morning, by Rev. John Cannon, at St. Mary’s church, with high nuptial mass celebrated, John Nolan, of Owego township, and Miss Iva Harding, daughter of Anthony Harding of Saunemin township. The couple were accompanied by Thomas Nolan and Miss Gertrude Harding. [February 07, 1913 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Nolan - Knudson
The marriage of Christopher Nolan and Miss Olena Knudson took place at the residence of the groom in Odell, Wednesday afternoon in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. Rev. P. Griffy performed the ceremony. The couple will make their future home at their residence in the east end of town. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Dec. 20, 1901; sub. by PHG]

Owen - Buck
PONTIAC - Married, on Thursday evening, May 10th, 1877, Mr. Elijah B. Owen, to Mrs. Maria Buck. [The Pantagraph, Fri., May 18, 1877; sub by PHG; sub. by PHG]

Pembrook - Chew
Married at Sunbury, Ills. on the 31sr ult., by John W. Reynolds, Esq., Mr. Enos Pembrook of LaSalle County to Miss Martha Chew, of Livingston County.  [The Illinois Free Trader, Ottawa, Ill, Feb 5, 1841
; Sub. by H.H.]

Peterson - Sampson
J. T. Peterson and Miss Ellen Sampson will be married at the bride's home in Sunbury township, Livingston county, November 27. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Nov. 29, 1901; sub. by PHG]

Pittenger - Willams
Married in Pontiac.
Lynn Pittenger, foreman in the Home Journal office, went to his home in Pontiac Saturday. He left on the early morning train and returned to Lacon on the midnight bringing a bride, Miss Ethel Willams, with him. They were married, at 8 o'clock Saturday night at the M. E. parsonage in Pontiac by the Rev. J. W. Fritzelli and immediately took the Alton train for Peoria, coming to Lacon as above stated. They are now at the Illinois Hotel but will go to housekeeping immediately in Mrs. Cavette's furnished home on Fifth street. Lynn has been an employee since last November and has proven himself a mighty good fellow. At least that is the opinion his associates in work have of him.  His bride is a stranger to Lacon people but she is a real genteel and refined appearing young woman, who, we predict, will make lots of friends in Lacon. In the words of Rip Van Winkle "may they live long and prosper." [The Lacon Home Journal 18 March 1915; Sub. by Pam Geyer]

Potter - Laycock
Pontiac - Dec. 13., This afternoon at his office in City Hall, Police Magistrate C. N. Patty united in marriage Mrs. Mae Laycock and A. B. Potter, both of this city. [The Pantagraph, Dec. 14, 1915; sub. by PHG]

Reed - Hobbs
Marriage at Pontiac
Pontiac, June 5.— Today at 12 o'clock at the residence of the parents of the bride-elect, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hobbs, occurred the marriage of Miss Edith I. Hobbs to Mr. Browning Reed of Zanesville, O. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. O. Bradford, chaplain of the house of representatives at Springfield in the presence of the immediate relatives and friends of the bride. The wedded pair left on the afternoon Illinois Central train for Troy, O., where reside the parents of the groom, who will tender them a reception Thursday. Mr. Reed is a young man of excellent reputation and is engaged in the electrical business in Zanesville. His bride is the only daughter and a young lady of most excellent worth and attainments. The young couple will make their home in Zanesville. [Daily Pantagraph 6 June 1901; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]

Rice - Slyder
Pontiac friends have just heard of the marriage of Mr. W. S. Rice and Miss Maude Slyder, which occurred in Joliet Christmas. The couple will reside at Pontiac after June 25. [Urbana Daily Courier 17 June 1903; Sub. by Pam Geyer]

Riess - Harris
Mudd - Hoberg

Dr. Frizelle, of Pontiac, united three couples in marriage at his home last Saturday evening, being Miss Helen Riess and Willard J. Harris, of Saunemin; Miss Kathy T. Hoberg and Robert O. Mudd, of Pontiac, and another couple who asked that their names be held. [February 05, 1915 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph]

Rigden - Perry
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rigden are receiving congratulations. Billy slipped off to Pontiac yesterday, where he married Miss Sarah Perry, well known in this city; and now their friends are extending congratulations. [THE OTTAWA FREE TRADER, VOL. 47. OTTAWA, ILL, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1885.; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]

Rosetti - Teresa
Mote - Matalina

A Double Wedding
Pontiac, Ill., Dec. 31 - County Judge Carrithers performed a double marriage ceremony at his office on Saturday afternoon, the contracting parties being John Rosetti and Ozella Teresa, and B. Mote and Anzola Matalina, all of Cardiff. The persons united in marriage were Italians and the ceremony was performed with the aid of an interpreter. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Jan. 5, 1906; sub. by PHG]

Rucker - Rucker
Delbert Rucker and Miss Mabel Rucker, both of Cornell, were married Tuesday noon by Justice McKay. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug, 2, 1901; sub. by PHG]

Scanlan - Cavanaugh
Frank Scanlan of the firm of Scanlan & Boyer, Pontiac, will wed Miss. Lydia Cavanaugh, Tuesday. [Urbana Daily Courier 19 January 1904; Sub. by Pam Geyer]

Soter - Thomas
Mr. JOHN SOTER, formerly of La Salle, now a resident of Livingston county, wishes his friends in Ottawa and vicinity much joy in view of the holiday season, and announces to them that he was married on the 5th inst., at Pontiac, to Mrs. SUSANNA THOMAS. To all who are single, he says do likewise, and be happy. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 28, Number 20, 28 December 1867; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Sporter - Pullin
Max Sporter of Pontiac and Miss Alice Pullin of Chicago, were granted a marriage license in Chicago Monday. [Urbana Daily Courier 20 August 1903; Sub. by Pam Geyer]

Strawn - Taylor
Lester H. Strawn and Miss Louise Taylor, daughter of J. J. Taylor, of Fairbury, were married at the residence of the bride's parents by Rev. M. Watts, on Tuesday last at 9 o'clock A.M., Miss Belle Strawn and Miss Allie Taylor acting as maids and Ed. Bull and R.C. Hitt as groomsmen. The happy couple left Fairbury at noon for the lakes of Wisconsin, where they will spend the honeymoon.  Mr. Strawn's many friends in this city, as well as his wife's acquaintances here, extend their hearty congratulations. [The Ottawa Free Trader, 7 July 1883; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]

Tombaugh - Swift Engagement.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Gertrude Swift, of Streator, to Glen Tombaugh, Pontiac. Miss Swift is a member of Gamma Phi Beta and Mr . Tombaugh is secretary of the Y. M. C. A. there. Both are in the class of 1918 at the University of Illinois. [Daily Illini 27 September 1917]

Travis - Cooper
Miss Ada Cooper and Richard Travis were joined in wedlock at the home of the bride's father Samuel Cooper of Indian Grove last Wednesday evening. [November 28, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Travis - Kepplinger
The young folks of Dwight were considerably stirred up last week by the departure of Mort Travis and Lizzie Kepplinger for Chicago, where they were married Tuesday. They were keeping company for some time against the wishes of the young lady’s father. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Nov. 5, 1886; sub. by PHG]

Tuttle - Selvige
County Clerk Kinsloe has issued license for the marriage of Newt Tuttle, aged 33, of Pontiac, and Carrie Selvige, aged 36, of Leland. [True Republican 18 March 1896; sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note:  Carrie is buried in Rowe Cemetery, near Pontiac, Illinois.]

Twohey - Orndorff
Announcement is made of the engagement of Helen Orndorff '29, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Orndorff, Pontiac, to Francis Twohey, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Towhey, Odell. [Daily Illini, 22 January 1929; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]

Van Buskirk - Schott
Monday evening at the M. E. parsonage occurred the marriage of Mr. Carl Van Buskirk of Odell and Miss Anna Schott of Dwight, Rev. Mr. Wilson officiating. The young couple will go to housekeeping here soon. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Nov. 16, 1900; sub. by PHG]

Van Doren - Bamber
William Van Doren and Miss Jennie Bamber were married Dec. 21 at Flanagan. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Dec. 29, 1899; sub. by PHG]

Veatch - Smith
On the 20th ult., at Indian Grove, Livingston county, by the same (Rev. Geo. C. Holmes), Mr. DECATUR VEATCH to Miss MATILDA R. SMITH. [The Ottawa Free Trader 4 April 1845; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]

Vogel - Hill
Only Woman Sheriff Wed.
Pontiac, Ill., Dec. 16. --Announcement of the marriage of Miss Irma Hill of this city, only woman deputy sheriff  in Illinois, to A. R. Vogel of Kansas City, Mo., at Peoria, Aug. 31, last, was made public here today.  [The Rock Island Argus, 16 December 1912; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: Mr. and Mrs. Vogel are both buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois]

Watts - Dalley
An announcement of the marriage of Claude H. Watts to Miss Ruth Dalley on December 29 at Cincinnatus, N. Y., has been received. Watts graduated in 1913 in Business and was captain of the baseball team and a pitcher of considerable class. He is a member of the local chapter of Acacia. At present he is teaching at Pontiac, Illinois, and Mr. and Mrs. Watts will be at home in that city after January 15. [Daily Illini 5 January 1915; Sub. by Pam Geyer who adds this Note:  They are both buried at Sunny Slope Cemetery in Saunemin, IL]

Wearmest- Ulrich
Saunemin: Married, by A. H. Johnson, Esq., at the residence of the bride's parents on Dec. 27th, Mr. John Wearmest to Miss Lizzie Ulrich. They received many useful and valuable presents. A large number of relatives and friends were present at the wedding and enjoyed a bountiful repast. The happy couple will live in the vicinity of Chatsworth. The GAZETTE extends best wishes. [The Fairbury Blade, Jan. 5, 1889; sub. by PHG]

Weller - Drake
Jeduthan Weller, of Dwight, and Mrs. Emeline Drake, of Streator, both aged 58 years, were married June 22. [The Weekly Pantagraph, July 1, 1898; sub. by PHG]

Wessels - Bloom
Pontiac, Ill.. Sept. 22. - This morning, at his residence on East Howard street, Rev. A. A. Todd, pastor of the First Baptist church united in marriage Miss Luella M. Bloom and Dr. Fred H. Wessels, both of this city. Dr. Wessels is the well-known veterinary who has a large circle of friends here, while his wife is a young lady of many attainments. They will continue to make this city their home. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Sept. 25, 1908; sub. by PHG]

Pontiac. Dec. 6. - The following marriage licenses were today issued by County Clerk Duckett:

Herman Poypher, [sic; sub. by PHG] Pontiac, 29, Nellie Lawrence, Pontiac, 20.
Leonard Harris, Graymont, 21, Eunice Lingrich, [sic; sub. by PHG] Cornell, 24.
John Vonalt, Round Grove, 29, Lucy E. Johnson, Round Grove, 37.
[The Weekly Pantagraph, Dec. 8, 1899]



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