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Ayers -- Dooley
The wedding of Miss Emma Dooley, daughter of Mr. J. M. Dooley, the well known banker, and Mr. Albert Ayers, of Strawn, Tex., occurred at Bloomington recently. The newly married couple departed for their home in Texas.
[January 31, 1890, Ava Advertiser - McLean County Marriage Index: Volume J Page 190 - 23 Jan 1890 - Albert E Ayers -- Emma Dooley]

Barr - McNeal
Mrs. McNeal of Leroy, McClean County is reported to have recently eloped with John Barr, Jr. Mrs. McNeal is about twenty-five years old and Barr is about twenty. [The Henry Republican, April 12, 1883]


Beidleman -- Gooch

The marriage of Miss Olive Myers Gooch and Prof. Fred A. Beidleman of Grand Forks, which takes place in Bellflower, Illinois this afternoon, will be of much interest in Grand Forks. Mr. Beidleman will bring his bride here after a honeymoon trip to Champaign and Urbana where they will visit friends at the Universtiy of Illinois and Chicago. They are to reside at 419 University avenue. The wedding ceremony will take place this afternoon in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt R. Gooch, Jr., and is to be witnessed by only a small group of relatives and friends. Miss Goochis a graduate of the piano department of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and studied with Henry P. Eames, Chicago pianist and specialized in children's music at the Faelten and Caruthers schools, Chicago. For four years she was at the head of the children's department in the College of Music and Allied Arts, Springfield, and spent a year and a half as an instructor of piano in the school of music of the University of Illinois. She is a pianist, organist and accompanist of distinction. Mr. Beidleman who came to the University of North Dakota as assistant professor of music last September, received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Music degrees from Columbia University. He studied music with eminent instructors of New York city and afterward taught in the New York City high schools and in Columbia University. During 1920-21 he taught violin in the University of Illinois school of music. He has charge of the musical organizations at the state university here and is director of music at the Plymouth Congregational Church.
[1922-02-05; Grand Forks Herald, North Dakota]

Bernard -- Clemens
Married near the city of San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Osborn Bernard of McLean county, Ills., and Miss Sarah A. Clemens of San Antonio.
[Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) February 14 1856 - Submitted by: Nancy Piper]

Brooks -- Gardner
LEXINGTON - Miss Fern Gardner and Pfc. Paul Brooks were married Aug. 13 in Reno, Nev., in a single ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Gardner of Lexington and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Brooks of Leroy. Mrs. Brooks attended the Gridley Community High School and the Summers Beauty School. The bridegroom attended Lexington High School and is now stationed at Mather Field, Calif. Mrs. Brooks who will join her husband in Sacramento, Calif., plans to leave Sept. 10.
(1942 - Unk Newspaper - Moncelle Family Records)

Brown -- Bayler
Married in McLean county, on the 15th ult., Mr. Henry B. Brown and Miss Catharine E. Bayler
[Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) February 7 1856 - Submitted by Nancy Piper] [McLean County Marriage Index: Volume C Page 231 - 15 Jan 1856 - Henry B Brown -- Catharine E Baylor]

Burtiss -- Torrell
Married in this city, on the 6th inst., by Z. Lawrence, Esq., Mr. De Mott Burtiss and Miss Percis Torrell, all of Bloomington.
[September 9, 1857, Weekly Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill., XI 40 560 2 c6, Submitted by Judy Edwards]
[McLean County Marriage Index: Volume C Page 348 - 6 Sep 1857 - Demott Burtis -- Percis Turell]

Campbell -- Canada
Married in Bloomington, on the 15th ult., Mr. John W. Campbell and Miss Zelphra Canada.
[February 14, 1856, Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) Submitted by Nancy Piper] [McLean County Marriage Index: Volume C Page 232 - 16 Jan 1856 - John W Campbell -- Zilphia Canaday]

Clark -- Eginton
Married in Normal on the 9th inst. by Rev. Isaac Gray of Rock Island, Mr. Norman Clark of Dale to Mrs Lydia Ann Eginton.
[October 22, 1962. Source unknown: Submitted by Foxie Hagerty; McLean County Marriage Index: Volume D Page 277 - 9 Oct 1862 - Norman Clark -- Lydia Ann Eginton]

Collins -- Kindred
Married in this city, on the 30th, ult., by Z. Lawrence, Esq., Mr. Isaiah R. Collins, and Miss Ellen Kindred, both of Old Town Timber.
[September 9, 1857, Weekly Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill., XI 40 560 2 c6.]
[McLean County Marriage Index: Volume C Page 347 - 30 Aug 1857 - Isaiah R. Collins -- Ellen Kindred]

Fell -- Lauson
Married in Mosquito Grove Twp. yesterday by Rev. C. G. Ames, Mr. Henry C Fell of Normal and Miss Francis M, daughter of Green B. Lauson.
[October 22, 1962. Source unknown: Submitted by Foxie Hagerty - [McLean County Marriage Index: - Volume D Page 279 - 14 Oct 1862 - Henry C. Fell -- Frances M Larison]

Fleming -- Bush
Married on the 24th inst., by the same, [Rev. A. Eddy], Mr. Robert Fleming, of Decatur, Ill., to Miss L. Bush, of this city.
[September 2, 1857, Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.) \ XI 39 559 2 c6, Submitted by Judy Edwards]
[McLean County Marriage Index: Volume C Page 346 - 24 Aug 1857 - Robert Fleming -- Leath Bush]

Harms -- Martens
The wedding of Miss Jessie E. Martens of Anchor and Mr. Julius E. Harms of Colfax will be celebrated Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Martens of Anchor. The wedding will be one of the most elaborate held in the community for several years. A large number of relatives of both parties will be present and following the ceremony a dinner will be served. Rev. Mr. Ide of Sibley will officiate at the marriage and the couple will be attended by Miss Marie Martens, a sister of the bride and Harvey Lindenbaum, a close friend. Erma Mylander will be flower girl. The bride will wear a dress of Georgette crepe over silk and will carry a bouquet of bride’s roses. The house will be tastefully decorated for the occasion with cut flowers. The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Martens, prosperous farmers of the county. She is prominent socially in the community in which she lives and possesses a large number of friends. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Harms of Colfax and is a progressive young farmer. The couple will take no wedding trip at present, but will go to housekeeping on a farm of the groom.
[the couple were married 20 Dec 1917 - unk newspaper - wedding inviation - Moncelle Family Records]

Humphrey -- Harms
Miss Minnie Harms and Ernest V. Humphrey, both of Colfax, were united in marriage yesterday afternoon in the parlors of Justice Harvey White. Miss Harms is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Harms and Mr. Humphrey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Humphrey. The couple were married in the presence of a number of friends from Colfax. Following the ceremony, the couple returned to Colfax and will reside on a farm near that place.
[6 Feb 1915 - Today’s Pantagraph - Moncelle Family Records]

Johnston -- Foster
Married at the Landon House, Bloomington, on the 3d inst., by Rev. J. H. Haven, Dr. John C. Johnston, of Lexington, and Miss Alla Foster, of East Jeffery, N. H.
[September 9, 1857, Weekly Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill., XI 40 560 2 c6.]
[McLean County Marriage Index: Volume C Page 348 - 3 Sep 1857 - John C Johnston -- Hannah A Foster]

Livingston - Freese
Married on November 12th 1856 by the Rev. E. A. Kenyed, Mr. J. H. Livingston of Bloomington, Illinois to Miss Amelia M. Freese, of this place.
[unknown newspaper - December 4 1856 - Submitted by: Nancy Piper]
[Macon County Marriage Index: Volume _?_ Page _?_ - 27 Nov 1856 - J H Livingston -- Annie M Freese]

Moncelle and Leach
Mr. And Mrs. Charles Moncelle have been making their home at 511 East Mulberry street since their recent marriage. Mrs. Moncelle was formerly Miss Bernadine Leach, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Edward Leach of Lexington. Mr. Moncelle’s parents are Mr. And Mrs. Rudy Moncelle of Bloomington.
[1941 - The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois] (Moncelle Family Records - with photo)

Moncelle and Lower
ELLSWORTH -- (PNS) -- Mr and Mrs Harry Lower of Ellsworth have announced the marriage of their daughter, Zenith Vaudrine, to Pvt. Wendelle Earl Moncelle which took place at St. Louis, Mo., March 4 [1943]. Pvt. Moncelle is the son of Mr and Mrs Earl Moncelle of Colfax. Mrs. Mocnelle is a student of the Ellsworth Community high school. Pvt. Moncelle was in the feed grinding business with his father at Colfax until he joined the armed forces. He is stationed at Scott field. A reception was held Sunday at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride wore a rose crepe dress with a corsage of pink and white carnations. Burdell Hall of Morton sang, accompanied by Mrs. Hyla Asbell of Creve Coeur. Dinner was served to 40 guests and out of town guests were from Colfax, Morton, Creve Coeur, Bartonville, Peoria, Forrest City and Bloomington.
[1943 - The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois] (Moncelle Family Records - with photo)

Rollins -- Funk
Married at Bloomington October 19, at the family residence, by Rev. Dr. Dinsmore of the 2nd Presbyterian church, Herbert N. Rollins, formerly of Henry, but now of Omaha, and Miss Bell, only daughter of Duncan M. Funk, president of the National Bank of B.
[The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, October 26, 1882; Submitted by Nancy Piper]
[McLean County Marriage Index: Volume I Page 198 - 19 Oct 1882 - Herbert M Rollins -- Belle Funk]

Semmen-Wink
STEELE – Nuptial vows were spoken on Feb. 17 at Chenoa, Ill., by Miss Margaret Wink, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wink of Chenoa and Eugene Semmen of Chicago, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Semmen of Seaside, Ore., formerly of Kidder county.
[The Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, ND) Thursday, March 8, 1945 - JD - Sub by FoFG]

Spence -- Gould

Married in Vandalia, on the 8th ult., Mr. H. H. Spence and Miss Ellen Gould, all of Bloomington, Ills.
[Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) March 6 1856 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]
[Fayette County Marriage Index: Volume A Page 55 - 8 Feb 1865 - H H Spencer -- Ellen Gould]

Tibbits -- Carson
Married on the 17th inst., by Rev. A. Eddy, Dr. J. C. Tibbits of Western New York, to Miss Harriet Carson of this city.
[September 2, 1857, Weekly Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill., XI 39 559 2 c6, Submitted by Judy Edwards]
[McLean County Marriage Index: Volume C Page 344 - 17 Aug 1857 - John C Tibbits -- Harriet Carson]

Walden -- Harms
Last Thursday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock in the parlors of the First Christian church of Bloomington occurred the marriage of Miss Ella Harms and James H. Walden, both of this place. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Edgar DeWitt Jones, pastor of the church. They were unattended. Mrs. Walden is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Harms of this locality and Mr. Walden is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Walden also of Colfax. The young will make their home on a farm.
[12 Feb 1920 - unk newspaper - Moncelle Family Records]

Williams -- Harms
Miss Mattie Harms and Mr. Edward E. Williams, the former of Colfax and the latter of Lexington, were married in Bloomington Saturday by Judge Hendryx in the presence of a number of friends. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Harms of Colfax and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Lexington. They will reside on a farm near Colfax until next February when they will move to a farm near Des Moines, Iowa.
[9 Dec 1911 - unk newspaper - Moncelle Family Records]


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