Marriages

ALLEN-DAWSON
Cuba Daylight
Dec. 29, 1922
page 1

The many friends of Miss Alice Virgina Dawson of this city will be happy to hear of her marriage to Mr. Thomas H. Allen of Denver, Colo. The ceremony was performed at 10 o'clock at the All Saints Episcopal church at Sterling, Colo., on the morning of December 18th. The bride was given away by her father, J. C. Dawson of Belleville. She wore a traveling suit of dark blue, with a cllse fitting hat of silver cloth, trimmed with spring flowers. Her coursage was of roses and lilly of the valley. Miss Dorothy Dring played several selections during the ceremony. Mrs. Allen graduated from the Bellevill high school with the class of 1918 and the following year attended Ward Belmont in Nashville, Tenn. She then entered K.S.A. C. and took her degree from the college in 1917. She was was a member of the Chi Omega chapter at Manhattan. Since her graduation she has spent two years in the eat in tea room work, the past two years in teaching. The bride is a most amiable young woman and has a host of friends here who wish her much happiness. Mr. Allen is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. An elaborate wedding was given at the home of the bride's cousin, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. May of 315 Denver Street, Sterling, Colo. Members of the immediate families were the only ones present at the wedding. The out of twon guest included Mrs. Arthur J. Hiester of Denver, sister of the groom. J.C. Dawson of Belleville, Kansas, and MR. and Mrs. B. J. Dawson of Holton, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Stoyer and Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Taylor of Sterling, Colo. (transcribed by Sandra DeLauretis)

ANDERSON-GINDELE
The Courtland Journal
Aug 7 1947
page 1

Mr. Herman Anderson of Courtland, knasas, announces the marriage of his daughter, Elizabeth to Wm. S. Gindele, son of Mrs. Julia Gindele of Chicago, Ill. The ceremony took place Saturday evening, July 26, in the Irving Park Lutheran church, Chicago. The bride is a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital, School of Nursing, Chgo, and the groom is the owner of the Norwood-Niles News Agency. Mr. Gindele and his bride are making their home in Park Ridge, Ill. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

ASPEGREN-COOK
The Courtland Journal
July 31 1947
page 1

Mr & Mrs Clarence Aspegren annonce the marriage of their daughter, Helen, to Mr. Kenneth Cook, son of Mr & Mrs H. T. Cook. The double ring ceremony was read by Rev. James Gray, July 25, at the First Methodist churh in Belleville, Kansas. The bride wore a street length dress of grey crepe with white accesories and a corsage of pink rose buds. Miss Ruth Kackley of Courtland attended the bride. She wore a blue dress with white accessories and a pink rosebud corsage. The groom wore a dark brown business suit and was attended by Mr. Henry Smies, who was dressed in grey. After the ceremony the bride and groom left on a wedding trip to Colorado Springs. The bride is a graduate of the Courtland high school with the class of 1947. She was very outstanding in music, both vocal and insturmental. Kenneth Cook is a graduate of the Lovewell high school. The young couple will live in the White Rock community, where he is farming. Friends of this young couple extend best wishes and congratulations. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)


BAINBRIDGE-TURNER

The Narka News

June 3 1921

Page 1

  

Probate Judge?. VanNatta issued a marriage license to John J. Turner of Munden, and Mrs. Laura Bainbridge of Goodland, Kansas, Wednesday June 1st, 1921. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

BARTON-MACKALOUSE
Republic County Freeman
Oct 29 1896
page 5

Oct. 15 by Probate Judge, Mr. Fred Barton to Miss Mackalouse all of Republic County (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

BENGTSON-RUSSELL
The Courtland Journal
Jan 11 1968
page 2

White chrysanthemums, Christmas greenery and seven-branch candelabra decorated Bethany Lutheran Church of Lindsborg, Kansas, for the marriage ceremony of Joanne Bengtson, Lindsborg, to Eugene Russell, Courtland. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Linus Bengtson, Lindsborg, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Russell, Courtland. Dr. Anton Nelson officiated for the double-ring ceremony at 3:00 p.m, Wednesday, Dec. 27. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Professor Lambert Dahlsten and Mr. Jim Berg were musicians. Hand-beaded applique lace trimmed the bride's empire sheath gown and detachable train of bonded crepe. Her veil of silk illusion was held by a gold crown brought from Sweden by her mother. The bride carried a bouquet of carnations and red rose buds. Her jewelry was a single strand of cultured pearls, a gift from the groom. Mrs. Linus Bengtson, mother of the bride, fashioned the wedding gown. Mrs. Stephen Fellman, attended her sister as matron-of-honor. Mrs.  Gordon Bengtson, sister-in-law of the bride was brides-matron. Both wore floor-length gowns of forest-green rayon velvet. Jewelry was a single strand of pearls with matching earrings. Coronets of ivy with red velvet bows served as headpieces. They carried noseays of white carnations, holly, and red velvet streamers. Janise Bengtson, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Deborah and Doughlas Bengtson, niece and nephew of the bride, were candle lighters. The girls wore identical floor-length dresses of green velvet, and carried flowers of red and white carnations. The bride's mother wore navy blue knit with white accessories. The groom's mother also wore navy blue. Both had corsages of red and white carnations. Attending the groom as best man was his brothe, Kenneth Russell, of Bonner Springs, Kans. Another brother, Max Russell, Manhattan, served as grommsman. Gordon Bengton and Stephen Fellman, both of Lindsborg, were ushers. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bengtson, brother and sister-in-law of the bride, were hosts at the  reception which was held at the Educational Building. Assisting were: Mrs. Jan Fredrickson, Concordia, Mrs. Ralph Sothers, Courtland, and Miss Penny Russell, Courtland, sisters of the groom; Miss Judy Erickson, Lindsborg; Mrs. Ralph Carmichael, Lindsborg and Mrs. Norman Bengtson, Lindsborg. After a short wedding trip to the South the couple will be at home in Courtland, Kans. Mrs. Russell is a teacher in the second grade and Mr. Russell farms in the Courtland area. Out-of-town guests attending the wedding were relatives and friends from Courtland, Concordia, Bonner Springs, Manhattan, McPherson, and Gypsum, Kans.; Denver, Colo., and Minneapolis, Min,

BESSENDEN-FOGLEBERG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Belleville Telescope                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             April 29 1920                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 page 1

Mr. Andrew Fogleberg of Republic surprised his many friends Monday when he and Mrs. Alice Bissende took the train for Hastings and were married. From there they went to Mr. Fogleberg's ranch near Upton Wyoming for a couple of weeks. Mrs. Fogleberg returned Friday of last week. She has sold her property at Republic and will leave for her new home in Wyoming as soon as school is out. These people need no introduction to the people of Republic as Mr. Fogleberg has lived here for perhaps fifty years and Mrs. Bissenden for the past eight years. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

BLAIR-KORT
The Courtland Journal
Sept 10 1964
page 1

Miss Marjo Blair and Jerry Kort was soleminzed Sunday afternoon at the Lovewell Methodist Church. A reception followed at the High School building. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

BLECHA-WICHE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Narka News                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       June 3 1921                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Page 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Mr. Edward J. Wiche of Narka and Miss Elva R. Blecha, also of Narka were issued a marriage license at the court house by the probate judge Saturday, May 28th. They were to be married by Father Webber of Cuba. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)


BREAULT-SJOHOLM
The Courtland Journal
June 11 1964
page 1

Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Breault of Concordia announce the marriage of their daughter, Anita Louise, to John Sjoholm, son of Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Sjoholm of Courtland, Kansas. The wedding took place at Fairbury, Nebraska, May 28. Their attendants were Miss Phyllis Rodgers of Concordia and Mr. Raymond Aurand of Hardy, Nebr. Anita is a 1964 graduate of Concordia high school and has been employed at St. Joseph's Hospital. John is a 1963 graduate of Courtland High School and is employed by Aviation Services Co., at Beloit Airport. The young couple is at home at 222 West Main in Beloit. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

BRINDLE-ROSS
The Courtland Journal
July 19 1945
page 1

The marriage of Miss Gladys Margaret Brindle, daughter of Mr & Mrs John Brindle of Courtland, and Mr. Howard Arthur Ross, son of Mr & Mrs Floyd Ross of Formoso, took place Sunday afternoon, July 15, 1945, at the Christian church in Courtlan. The bridal party entered the church to the strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March played by Mrs. E. Ray Buckles. The church was beautifully decorated with summer flowers. Rev. E. Ray Buckles, pastor of the church, read the beautiful single ring ceremony. The young couple was attended by Miss Daphne Brindle, sister of the bride, as bridesmaid and Raymond McClure as best man. The bride who is an attractive blond looked charming in an aqua blue crepe dress with a white hat and black slippers and her corsage was white daisies and baby chrysanthemums. She carried a white Bible. The bridesmaid was dressed in tan crepe and she wore a navy blue hat with black slippers and her corsage was of sweet peas. The groom who is a Private in the United States Army wore the United States uniform. He has been stationed at Camp Fannin, Tex., and will report at Ft. Riley, Kans., on July 23, for further assignment. Mrs. Ross is a graduate of the Courtland high school with the class of 1943. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents immediately following the ceremony to the immediate members of the family and Mr & Mrs Raymond McClure and baby Simpson, Mr & Mrs Oscar Libhart, Mr & Mrs Quentin Engwall, Mrs. Libhart of Formoso, Mrs Mabel Robb, Rev & Mrs E. Ray Buckles, and Mrs Floyd Ross and daughter Norma of Formoso. We join a host of friends in wishing Pvt & Mrs. Ross a long and happy wedded life. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

BRINDLE-ROSS
The Courtland Journal
Nov 22 1945
page 1

Mr & Mrs John D. Brindle of Courtland announce the marriage of their daughter, Carol Eudora to Herbert F. Ross, son of Mr. & Mrs Floyd Ross of Formoso, Kans. The wedding took place at 3:oo p.m. in the Courtland Christian church on Sunday, Nov. 18. Rev. E. Ray Buckles read the immpressive double ring ceremony before the altar which was decorated with baskets of white, pink and yellow chrysanthemums. Mrs. Buckles played the wedding march. Accompanying herself. Mrs. Buckles sang "At Dawning," and "I Love You Truly." The bride wore a street length dress of dusty pink crepe with black accessories. Her corsage was of pink and white roses. Following a family tradition she carried a handkerchief of blue with a wide white lace edging, belonging to her mother. She was attended by her sister. Mrs. Raymond McClure, who wore a dark print jersey dress with black accessories and a corsage of pink chrysanthemums. The groom, attired in a becoming brown serge suit, was attended by Raymond McClure as best man. A reception, held at the home of the bride's parents, followed the ceremony. The bride graduated from Courtland High School with the class of '44 and has been assisting her father in his business for the past year. She is an attractive young woman, very capable and holds the love, respect and admiration of all who know her. The groom received his schooling in Jewell county and has been serving with the U S. Armed forces for the past three years. The last two years he has been in the India, Burma, China theatre of war where he received the Combat Infantry award and the Presidential Unit Citation for action in Burma. He returned to the States two weeks ago, and received his sidcharge. He is a friendly serious young man and will make good in any future endeavor. The young couple will make their home in Jewell county, where the groom plans to farm. The many friends of Mr & Mrs Herbert Ross welcome him back into civilian life, and wish them both a cheerful life of wedded bliss and contentment. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)


BURCHINAL-McMILLAN
The Courtland Journal
April 5 1945
page 1

Mr & Mrs L. L. Burchinal of Formoso announce the marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth May to Lt. Harold W. McMillan, son of Mr & Mrs R. E. McMillan of Formoso, Kans., on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945. The marriage was solemnized at the home of her parents at an early evening ceremony where Rev. Fred Blanding of Lebanon, Kans., read the service in a setting of mixed flowers, snapdragons, palms and ligted tapers. Mrs. Edward Wade of Salina, Ks., played a medley of Aopha Xi Delta music during which Miss Irma Jean McMillan, sister of the groom, lighted the tapers. Miss McMillan's dress was of aquamarine chiffon and she wore a corsage of talisman roses. Mrs. Wade had a dress of blue satin and she wore a corsage of talisman roses. Following the medley Mrs. Wade played a prelude consisting of the Intermezzo Love Story and Ave Maria. The wedding party entered as the traditional strains of the Lohengrin Wedding march were played. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She added to the sentiment of her wedding by ewaring her mother's wedding dress of ivory brocaded charmouese made with a lace yoke and a high neckline trimmed in pearls. She had a veil of finger tip length cascading from a halo of pleated lace and carried a lovely bouquet of white shattered carnations centered with a white orchid from which were satin streamers. The bride also carried a linen handkerchief which had belonged to her great grandmother. Attending the bride was her sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert Burchinal of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Frank Brannan of Meade, Ks. They wore identical gowns of pink and blue satin with sweetheart necklines and overskirts of silk net and matching shoulder length veils. They chose chokers of black velvet and old fashioned cameos and carried overarm bouquets of pink and talisman roses tied with chiffon ribbons and streamers harmonizing with their dresses. Mr. Wilbur McMillan, brother of the groom, acted as best man. Mrs. Burchinal and Mrs. McMillan, mothers of the bride and groom wore afternoon dresses and corsages of talisman roses. The reception followed. Decorating the table was a 3-tiered whit wedding cake at either side of which was a crystal candelabra holding white candles. Mrs. Roger P. Link of Manhattan, Ks., poured with Miss Mary Heshion of Downs, Ks., and Miss Loretta Rasher of Beloit, Ks., assisting. Lt. and Mrs. McMillan both attended Kansas State college at Manhattan, Ks., where Mrs. McMillan was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Lt. McMillan is with the Navy Air Coprs and has just returned from his second tour in the Pacific. Lt & Mrs. McMillan left immediately following the reception for Patuxent, Md., where he has been assigned to shore duty. Guests from a distance were the bride's aunts, Mrs. Irene McClure of Milan, Ks.; Mrs. Blanche Krebs, Wichita, Ks; and Mrs. Laura Comer of Norwich, Ks.; also Mr & Mrs John Miller, Charlotte, Mrs. Jessie P. Miller, and Miss Louise Carstensen, Belleville, Ks.; Sgt. & Mrs. Edward Wade, Salina, Ks.; Miss Loretta Rasher, Beloit, Ks.; Miss Mary Heshion of Downs, Ks.; Mrs. Roger Link of Manhattan; and Mrs. Frank Brannan of Meade, Ks. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

BURNHAM-DUVAL
The Courtland Journal
Jan 11 1945
page 1

Mr & Mrs. Ralph Burnham of Republic announce the marriage of their daughter, Marjorie, to James Wesley Duval, S2/c, son of Mr & Mrs C. D. Duval of Republic, on Friday Dec. 22, at 6:00 p.m., in the United Brethren parsonage. A candlelight service was used and the double ring ceremony was read by the Rev. Lowell P. Herrick in the presense of the immediate families. Mrs. Don Symmes was the bridesmaid and her dress was a blue wool. Curtis Duval, brother of the groom, was the best man. The bride wore a pink wool suit with black accessories and the groom wore the navy uniform. Both are graduates of the Republic high school, she with the class of '43 and he with class of'44. Mrs. Duval is a Republic county teacher and is now teaching her second term at the Lake school north of Republic. Mr. Duval has just completed his boot training in Farragut, Idaho. Following the ceremony the bridal party went to the home of the bride's parents where a 7:00 o'clock dinner was served. - Telescope. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

CAMPBELL-DIXON
Republic County Freeman
Oct 29 1896
page 5

Oct 8, by Probate Judge, Mr. John H. Campbell to Miss Maud Dixon all of Republic Co. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

CARLSON-WELCH
The Belleville Telescope
Mar 8 1928
page 6

Mr. Floyd E. Welch and Miss Nora G. Carlson were married at the Probate Judge's office on Friday, March 2. 1928. The bride looked charming in a dress of powder blue georgette trimmed in self color lace and rhinestones. These young people have both resided near Haddam, Kansas for a number of years and will continue to make that community theri home. Mr. Welch is a son of Mrs. Allie Welch of near Haddam and Miss Carlson is a daughter of Mr. and MRs. Chas. A. Calrson of near Haddam. These young people will be at home to their friends on a farm east of Haddam. Their many friends join in wishing them a happy and prosperous life. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

CHOPP-PACHTA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Belleville Telescope                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              April 29 1920                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             page 1

Miss Stella Chopp of Terry, Okla; and Mr. Adolph Pachta of Belleville, were united in marriage by Father Weber of Cuba at the Catholic church at Tabor on Thursday, April 22, 1920 at 9 a. m. The impressive ring ceremony of the Catholic church was used. Miss Blanche Pachta, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid and Mr. Frank Splichal was best man. Little Rosalie Splichal was ring bearer. Miss Chopp is the daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Chopp and a very charming young lady. Mr. Pachta is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Pachta and a graduate of the Belleville High School. Mr and Mrs. Pachta will be at home to their many firends on a farm northwest of town. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)



COCKRUM-SANDERSON
The Courtland Journal
Jul 31 1947
page 1

Mrs. Vera Cockrum, daughter of Mrs. Joe Evans, and Dale Sanderson, son of Mrs. Myrtle Sanderson, were united in marriage Thursday evening, July 24, at the Methodist church parsonage in Scandia. A double ring ceremony was perfomed by the Rev. Hjalmar Larson. The bride is a succesful teacher of Republic county, having taught several terms at District 42, and the groom is engaged in consturction work in Scandia, following 4 1/2 years of service in the Army. After a two weeks honeymoon in the West, Mr & Mrs. Sanderson will be at home in Scandia. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

CRIST-CALL
The Belleville Telescope
Mar 8 1928
page 6

Murel D. Call of Merna, Nebr., and Evelyn C. Crist of Anselimo, Nebr., were married at the office of the probate judge, March 2. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

DANIELSON-SANDELL
MAUK-SANDELL
The Courtland Journal
Jan 23 1947

page 1

At a double wedding ceremony solemnized by Rev. Hjalmar Larson at the Methodist parsonage, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1947, at the three o'clock hour, Veda Mauk, daughter of Mr. Lon Mauk of Kansas City, and Dorothy Arlene Danielson, daughter of Mr & Mrs Elmer Danielson of Courtland Kansas, were united in marriage to Harlan E. Sandell and Charles E. Sandell, respectively, sons of Mr & Mrs N. E. Sandell of Scandia Kansas. Rev. Larson read the single ring ceremony as the bridal couples stood before the decorated fire place of the parsonage. The soft glow from the wall lamps above the fire place mantel enveloped the young people as they exchanged their vows. Miss Veda wore a fuchia suit of soft wool, with black and white accessories, and a corsage of white carnations. Miss Dorothy, a light blue dress suit of soft wool, with black accessories, and a corsage of red roses. The grooms wore business suits; Mr. Harlan Sandell a navy blue, pinstripe wool, and Mr. Charles Sandell a dark brown, pinstripe wool, each wearing a white carnation boutonniere. Miss Veda was employed at Mankato, Kansas, and Miss Dorothy graduated from the Scandia High school with the class of 1946. Harlan served four years in the United States Navy, having received his honorable discharge recently. Both grooms are engaged in farming/ Harlan north of Scandia, and Charles west of Scandia, where the young couples will be at home following a honeymoon trip to Texas and Mexico. Mr & Mrs Elmer Danielson entertained the bridal party and immediate families at a buffet luncheon following the ceremony and just before the happy couples left for their honeymoon. The community extends congratulations and best wishes. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

DAVIDSON-HUBBARD
The Belleville Telescope
Mar 8 1928
page 6

John Hubbard of this city and Mrs. Emma Davidson also of this city were married last Wednesday, February 29th, by Rev. W. A. Reese of the Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard are both well known in Belleville having lived here a number of years. They will continue to make their home in Belleville. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

DICKE-MILNER
The Courtland Journal
Sept 3 1964
page 1

Marriage vows were excbaged by Sandra Darlene Dicke and Richard D. Milner at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 23 at the Ada Lutheran church, Kackley, Kansas. The Rev. C. A.  Lofgren officiated at the double ring ceremony before the altar flanked by seven brance candelabra dn attached baskets of white gladiola and pom-poms. Two urns of white carnations graced the high altar. The parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dicke, Courtland and Mr. and Mrs. Max Milner, Belleville. Mrs. Harold Nelson, Jamestown, accompanied Mrs. W. E. Hedstrom, Courtland, as she sang, "I Love You Truly," and "The Lord's Prayer." Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a Chantily lace and nylon organza gown, fashioned with a fitted lace bodice, long tapered sleeves and a scoop neckline, outlined in natural flower design of the lace. The bouffand skirt featured a nylon organza reddingote in lace over a lace skirt and an inverted panel of lace ruffles cascaded down the back into the chapel train that was edged in natural flower design in lace. A double scalloped crown of cut crystla and pearls with large pearl drops in each scallop held her bouffant veil of silk illusion. Her only jewerly was a pearl necklace, a figt of the groom. She carried a white Bible, topped with a cascade of baby pink roses, surrounded by stephanotis and white satin streamers with lovers knots. Miss Julie Anderson, Concordia, and Miss Carlene Carlson, Kackley candlelighters. Marilyn Dicke, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, Lana Wilkes, Concordia, was bridesmaid. All of the girls of the bridal party wore identical dresses of mint green brocaded taffeta fashioned with scoop necklines and bell shaped skirts, accented with a rose of the same fabric at the front waistline. Their headpieces were mint green circular net veils attached to a rose of the same fabric as the dresses. The bridesmaids carried colonial bouquets of white carnations, surrounded by green jewel net and white ribbon streamers. Mr. Robert Milner, twin brother of the groom, served as best man. Mr. Raymond Kulman, Jr., Chester, Nebr., cousin of the groom served as groomsman. Ushers were Terry Dicke, brother of the bride, Larry George, Belleville, cousin of the groom. Flower girls was Rhonda Dicke, Huntsville, Ala., niece of the bride. Ring bearer was Craig Grimes, Topeka, cousin of the bride. Mrs. Ronald Dicke, Huntsville, Alabama., Sister-in-law of the bride had charge of the guest book, Kathy Horak, Oriena Voltze, Salina and Denise Dicke, Topeka, cousin of the bride was in charge of the gift table. The bride's mother wore a beige silk sheath dresse with pink accessories. The groom's mother wore a brown silk dress with beige accessories. Each wore a pink carnation corsage. Mrs. Don Grimes, Topeka, aunt of the bride acted as hostess, assissted by Faye Alsobrooks, Burr Oak, and MRs. Marilyn Staumbaught, Tuscon, Ariz., sister of the groom. The four-tiered wedding cake was cut by Mrs. W. B. Weikal, Topeka, auunt of the bride, assited by Mrs. Doyle George, Belleville, aunt of the groom. Mrs. Charles Joerg, Concordia, served coffee and Jody Graham, Hays, served the punch. For her going away costume the bride chose a pink dacron sheath dress, edged in embroidery with white accessories and pink rose corsage. The bride is a 1963 graduate of Courtland high school and the Brown-Mackie School of Business, Salina. She is employed in the Social Welfare Office in Concordia. The groom attended Wichita high school and operates a mail route from Concordia to Stockton. After a short wedding trip the couple will make their home in Concordia. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

FILE-MURRAY
The Courtland Journal
Jan 1 1976
page 4

The marriage vows of Debbie File and Gordon Murray were solemnized in a ceremony Sunday, Dec. 21 at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Gary Simmons received the double ring vows in the File home. Mrs. Mona Simmons and Jerry File were their attendents. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Merle File. Parents of the groom are Lillian Murray and the late Earl Murray of Mankato. Only members of the immediate family were their guests. Debbie works at the Buffalo Roam Steak House and Gordon is employed with Beef Genetics at Montrose. The couple are at home in Mankato. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

FISHER-DAVIS
The Courtland Journal
Nov 22 1945
page 1

At the Methodist parsonage in Hiawatha, Kans., Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, was solemnized the marriage of Miss Marjorie Fisher, daughter of Mr & Mrs. Harry Fisher of Courtland, and Pfc. Delmer Davis of Belleville. Following the ceremony they went to Ft. Leonard Wood, where the groom received his discharge. He has served over three years with the armed forces. After a short wedding trip, they will be at home at Kensington, where Mr. Davis has employment. The Journal extends congratulations and best wishes. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

FOLAND-BELDEN
The Courtland Journal
Jan 30 1947
page 1

The marriage of Miss Mary Lea Foland, daughter of Mr & Mrs Fred Foland of Omaha, Nebr., to Mr. Clyde Belden, son of Mr & Mrs Wilfred Cote of Courtland, took place on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 28, at the St. Cecelia's cathedral in Omaha at 8:00 o'clock in the morning. The bride wore a white floor length dress with finger tip veil and was attended by her sister, Miss Ruth Foland. Francis Cote was best man for his brother, Virginia Cote was flower girl, and Larry Foland, nephew of the bride, was ring-bearer. A wedding breakfast and reception at the home of the bride's parents, followed the church service. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred Cote of Courtland and attended school here. The young couple are making their home in Omaha. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

FREESTAD-HOWARD
The Courtland Journal
Jan 9 1947
page 1

A mariage license was issued to Ross W. Freestad of Courtland and Helen B. Howard of Superior on Dec 31. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)


GARLOCK-DORRIS
The Courtland Journal
Oct 4 1945
page 1

Mr & Mrs Vern Garlock announced the marriage of their daughter, Thelma Louise Garlock, to Mr. Ernest Dorris jr., of Olathe, Kansas, on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 3:00 o'clock. Thelma's many Courtland friend wish for her and her husband a long and happy life together. Mr. Dorris jr., drives a truck out of Kansas City. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

GRIFFIN-JOHNSON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Belleville Freeman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Feb 9 1899                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               page 5

On Tuesday, Feb, 7 1899, at the home of the bride's parents just north of Belleville, Mr. Floyd A. Johnson and Miss Mary A. Griffin, Judge J. T. Patterson officiating. The members of both families were present to witness the ceremony, and to partake of a most excellent dinner served by Mrs. Griffin. One who was present says that if the daugher is as good a cook as Mrs. Griffin then Mr. Johnson is a fortunate young man. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)


HALLENBECK-LARSON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Scandia Journal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1903-06-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 page 5 

     Mr. Harry Hallenbeck and Miss Marie Larson were married at Hebron, Nebr., Saturday May 23rd. They kept it so mighty quiet that the JOURNAL did not find it out for a couple of weeks but better late then never we offer them congratulations and best wiishes. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

HEAD-JOHNSON
The Courtland Journal
Dec 30 1976
page 1

Miss Mary Ann Head and Dr. Greg Johnson were married November 19, 1976 in the Naval Regional Medical Center Chapel, Corpus Christi, Texas. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Johnson of Courtland. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Head of Pollock, Missouri. Dr. and Mrs. Charles were best and maid of honor. The couple reside at 4443 Ocean Dr., Apt. 243, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

 

HOBSON - KEMPNER
Norway News
Jan 22 1922
page 1
 
Mr. Ralph F. Hobson, a Courtland overseas soldier, and Miss Alice Kemptner has just been announced as having been married, the ceremony having taken place at Denver, Colo. Mr. Hobson, a son of C. F. Hobson, of White Rock, and was born and raised in Republic county. He spent on year overseas having enlisted in the early spring of 1818. He has been a resident of Denver for some years and has employment as a salesman for the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company. It was in Dever that he met the bride, who is a graduate nurse and received her training in the Park Avenue Hospital at that place. After a short honeymoon they will be at home after Feb. 1, at 1107 East 4th Avenue, Denver, Colo. (transcribed by P. Thompson)



HOUSEHOLDER-GOODWIN
Scandia Journal
Jul 5 1923
page 1

The marrige of Miss Gladys Household, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Householder to Mr. Glenn H. Goodwin of Concordia was solumnized at the home of the bride's parents in Union township Sunday evening at six o'clock. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. E. Carpenter pastor of the Methodist church of Scandia in the presence of the immediate relatives and very close friends of the family. Dee Householder san "When the Silver Threads Sine Among the Gold." As Miss Edith Peterson of Courtland played the wedding march the happy couple apprached te ceremonial alter over a pathway strewn with flowers by little Irene Householder. Miss Lois Johnson was maid of honor and Mr. Glenn Householder, a twin brither of the bride, was attendant to the groom: Following the ceremony, a three course wedding dinner was served. The bride is exceptionally fine young woman, who was born and grew to womanhood in the Union Valley neighborhood where the Householder family are highly respected and esteemed. Mr. Goodwinis employed in the postal service at Concordia. He is an ex-service man, serving two years with the 35th Division. He was with the over-seas army in France 10 months. He comes from a good family and those who know speak of him as a young man of stron character and worthy of every trust. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin have gone to Kansas City where they will spend a couple of weeks before returning to Concordia. Mr. Goodwin has erected a fine new bungalow for himself and his bride. The will have the best wishes for a long and happy wedded life from a host of friends in this community. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

HOWARD-FREESTAD
The Courtland Journal
Jan 23 1947
page 1

Mr & Mrs William Howard of Superior, Nebr., announce the marriage of their daughter, Helen B., on New Year's Eve to Mr. Ross W. Freestad, son of MRs. Bertha Freestad of Formoso. The wedding vows were exchanged at the Methodist parsonage in Mankato, with the Rev. F. C. Clark performing the ceremony. The bride was lovely in a blue suit with black accessories. Miss Dorothy Beck of Superior served as maid of honor. She wore a blue suit with black accessories. The groom wore a blue pin-stripe business suit. Raleigh Stafford, jr. acted as best man. He wore a brown business suit. The bride grew to womanhood in the Superior vicinity. The groom is a successful farmer in this community. He is a graduate of the Courtland High school with the class of 1941. A wedding dinner was served on New Year's day at the home of the bride's parents complimenting the young couple. Immediate relatives and a few close friends were guests. The newlyweds plan to leave this week for a honeymoon in the Western states after which they will be at home on the groom's farm south of Formoso. Best of wishes are extended to Mr & Mrs. Freestad. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

HOWLAND-ISAACSON
The Courtland Journal
Oct 18 1945
page 1

On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 16, 1945, at 2:30 at the Courthouse in Belleville, Kans., was soleminized the marriage of Miss Mary Jane Howland, lovely daughter of Mrs. Maude Howland of Formoso, and Mr. Edward Isaacson, also of Formoso. Probate Judge Van Natta read the single ring ceremony, simple but impressive. The attractive bride wore a street length frock of aqua with rose and coral trim and black accessories. The groom was attired in a suit of the conventional blue. Mrs. Isaacson, a charming young lady, was graduated from the Formoso high school and attended a Beuty School in Omaha, Nebr. She has been the successful operator of Mary Jane's Beauty Shop in Formoso for the past several years. She has been a leader in church and community affairs. The groom has been engaged in farming in the Formoso community for a number of years. The happy couple are at home on a farm a mile and a half east of Formoso. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

HUTCHERSON-WELLS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NarkaNews                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Feb 22 1922

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2922, Miss Hattie S. Hutcherson, of Narka, and Mr. Barton Wells, of Mahaska, plowed their way through the mud and rain to the home of Rev. R. J. Zeidler, where the couple were united in the holy bonds of matrimony in the presence of Miss Nelly Wells, a cousin of the groom, and Mrs. R. J. Zeidler. The bride, a charming young lady, is a daughter of Mrs. Jennie Hutcherson, a resident of Narka, who has for the past two years been engaged as assistant cashier of the Narka State Bank. The groom, an energetic young man, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Wells, living near Mahaska. They will make their home on a farm near Mahaska, where they will welcome all their friends. (transcribed by Charlotte Slater)

JOHNSON-HAMMER
The Courtland Journal
Sep 8 1988

Items from Sept 7, 1961

Miss Loretta christine Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Johnson became the bride of Mr. Maurice H. Hammer, son of Mr. and MRs. Harold Hammer, Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in a candle light ceremony at the Ada Lutheran church near Kackley, Ks. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

JOHNSON-MARSHALL
The Courtland Journal
Feb 6 1947
page 1

On Saturday evening, Feb. 1, at 7:30 o'clock, Miss Jean Johnson, daughter of MR & Mrs Chas. O. Johnson of Scandia was united in marriage to MR. Lyle B. Marhsall, son of Mr & Mrs Benard Marshall of Scandia. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. n. H Pearson at the Amana Lutheran parsonage. Preceding the ceremony Mrs. Pearson sang "Because". The couple were attended by Mr & MRs Leonard LeSage and Mr. & Mrs. John Nylund. The bride wore a winter white dress with gold and black accessories and a corsage of blue iris. Mrs. LeSage, siser of the bride, wore a lime green dress and a corsage of white and pink carnations. Mrs. Nylund, sister of the groom, wore a brown dress with a corsage of yellow jonquils. Mrs. Benard Marshall mother of the groom, wore a navy dress with a pink carnation corsage. Mrs. C. O. Jonson, mother of the bride, was in California, and was unable to attend the ceremony. Both the bride and groom graduated from the Scandia high school with teh class of 1940, and Mrs. Marshall has been employed since August as secretary to Dr. J. M. Porter at Concordia, Kans. She is a member of the Alphi Chi chapter of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority at Concordia. The groom was engaged in acive shipping in the Merchant Marine service. The young couple will make their home on the groom's farm two miles north of Rydal. A recetion in honor of the bridal couple was held at the Chas. O. Johnson home immediately after the ceremony for the following: the honored guests, Mr & Mrs Lyle Marshall, Mr & Mrs. Benard Marshall, Mr. Chas. O. Johnosn, Mr & Mrs John Nylund and Johnny, Mr & Mrs Leonard LeSage, Joan and Peggy, Mr & Mrs Oscar Bergstrom, Mr. Chester Johnson of Kansas City, Mo. Miss Phyllis Marshall of Wichita, Mr & Mrs El Reno Sederlin and Eugene, Mr & Mrs Walter Henry and Philroy. Mrs. Sederlin and Mrs. Henry assisted with the serving. The table was covered with a white linen cloth and white candles, and the centerpeice was a two-tiered wedding cake. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

JONES-KING
Cuba Daylight
Dec. 29 1922
page 1

The announcement made Christmas Day of the marriage of Miss Irene King to Mr. Harold P. Jones, both of this city, which took place in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, January 27th, 1921, came as a surprise to their many firends here. Both of these young people have lived in Belleville most of their lives and graduated from the Belleville high school in the same class, in 1916, and are two of Belleville's most prominent and well liked men and wome. Their courtship started while they were in school here and has continued uninterupted since. Mrs. H. P. Jones is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul King of this city. Upon graduating from the Belleville High School, she accepted a position as society editor of The Telescope, in which capacity she remained for some time. Since leaving The Telescope she has been employed by the firm of Duff & Moulton of this city. She is one of Belleville's most successful business ladies. Mr. H. P. Jones is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Jones, also of this city. Upon graduating from the Belleville High School, Mr. Jones was appointed to Annapolis Naval Academy, where he remained for several years. Since leaving Annapolis he has been a student in denistry at Creighton college in Omaha, Nebraska, and will receive his degree from that school next June. After graduating from Creighton college he expects to take the Nebraska and the Kansas Dental Board Examinations. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jones will be glad to hear of their marriage, but will be sorry to have them leave upon Mr. Jones' graduation next June. It is not known as yet where they will make their home after that time, but Mr. Jones has several locations in mind. The Telescope joins others in wishing them happiness throughout their life's journey. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

JOHNSON-MOFFITT
The Courtland Journal
Feb 6 1947
page 1

Mr & Mrs Laben R. Johnson of Mankato announce the marriage of their daughter, Margaret Christine, to Mr Kenneth Wayne Moffitt, son of Mr & Mrs M. R. Moffitt of Wichita, Ks. on Feb. 1, 1947. The ceremony took place at the Calvary Methodist church in Wichita at four o'clock in the afternoon. The double ring ceremony was read by the Rev. W. F. McCoy before the altar graced with bouquets of colored gladoli and lighted tapers spread a soft glow over the scene. Miss Myrtle Miller at the organ played traditional wedding music. Only members of the immediate families were present. The attractive bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a tailleur of gold wool with brown accessories and carried a white Bible topped with an arrangement of white roses and satin streamers. She wore a pearl necklace, the gift of the groom, and an heirloom ring belonging to the groom's great grandmother. Miss Doris Lee Moffitt, sister of the groom, was the bride's attendant and wore a rose tailleur with black accessories. Mr. Robert Johnson, brother of the bride, acted as best man. Mr. Moffitt, a graduate of Wicita schools, served in the Army Air Forces, and is now emplyed at Beech Aircraft Corporation. Mrs. Moffitt's a graduate of the Mankato schools and was formerly employed at the same place. A reception was held at the home of Mr & Mrs M. R. Moffitt after the ceremony. Sisters of the bride, Miss Doris and Miss Kay Johnson presided at the refreshment table which was centered within a beautiful three tiered wedding cake and white tapers. After a wedding trip to St. Louis, Mo. the couple will be at home in Apt. 3, 220 South Kansas, Wichita. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

JOSLYN-CLARK
The Courtland Journal
Dec 31 1964
page 1

A 3-c Richard Clark and Cindy Joslyn were married Dec. 9, in Gulfport, Miss. Their home address now is 408 West Water St. Biloxie, Miss. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

KATHRINEBERG-MARTY
The Courtland Journal
Nov 26 1964
page 1

Arlene Kathrineberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kathrineberg of Republic and Harry Marty, son of Mr. and MRs. Cloyd Marty of Courtland exchanged marriage vows and rings on November 7 at seven o'clock at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Republic, Kan. Officiating was the Rev. Loren Silsby, pastor. Miss Nancy Boman sang "O Promise Me" and "The Lord's Prayer" accompanied by Miss Linda Thornton. Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a full length white satin broadcade gown. Styled with scalloped neckline accented with seed pearls, long tapered sleeves and a semi-full skirt which had a large bow in back. The elbow length veil of nylon tulle was caught to a crown tiara trimmed with seed pearls and satin rosettes. She carried yellow button mums accented with white and yellow ribbon. Her only jewelry was a strand of pearls, gift of the groom. The matron of honor was Mrs. Raymond Novak of Republic, twin sister of the bride. She wore an orchid satin broadcade dress and a corsage of white chrysanthemums. Kathy Kathrineberg, niece of the bride was flower girl. Her dress was of yellow satin brocade and she had an orchid chrysanthemum nosegay. Best man was Melvin Woodford of Courtland. The ushers were Paul Kathrineberg, brother of the bride, and Alroy Garman of Courtland. Mrs. Gene Spannenberg of Belleville, sister of the bridegromm, presided at the guest book. For her daughter's wedding Mrs. Katherineberg chose a turquoise lace sheath. Mrs. Marty wore a toast sheath with brown accessories. Their corsages were of yellow mums. A reception in the church parlors followed the ceremony. The wedding cake was baked by the bride's aunt, Mrs. Ray Nelson of Courtland. Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Earl Beames of Holton, sister of the bridegroom, served the cake. Mrs. Robert Mainquist of Hays poured the coffee and Miss Karen Alspaugh of Belleville served punch. Those in charge of gifts were: Mrs. Kenneth Kathrineberg of Salina, Misses Betty Nelson and Betty Feasel of Belleville. The couple left for a short wedding trip to the Ozarks. They will be at home in Courtland. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

KIMMEL-MILLER

The Narka News

June 3 1921

Page 1

Miss Jessie Kimmel, of Lincoln township and Mr. Harry W. Miller of Jetmore, Kansas were married on Wednesday evening, June 1st, 1921, at the home of the bride?s parents. C. H. Kimmel and wife, southwest of Talmo in the presence of about thirty five guests. The usual congratulations and wedding supper followed the ceremony. The groom, an energetic young farmer, is a son of H. W. Miller of Jetmore, Kansas and saw eighteen months service during the world war. The bride is a charming young lady and has spent the most of her life in Lincoln township where she has a large circle of friends. Mr. Miller is a brother of Mrs. Ralph Nichol, and it was while visiting the latter and family that he became acquainted with the young lady of his choice and is to be highly complimented on capturing one of Republic county?s finest young ladies. They will be at home to their host of friends on a farm near Jetmore, Kansas, to which place the best wishes of their host of friends here will follow then. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)


LARSON-LARSON

The Narka News

June 3 1921

Page 1

 

Word came to Courtland relatives last week that Harry Larson, a former Courtland young man had been married at St. Francis, Kansas to Miss Rosa Larson of that place. Harry?s mother, Mrs. Anna S. Larson received the news on Wednesday, May 25, the day on which the happy event took place. Mr. Larson is well known in the Courtland neighborhood where he spent his early life, and while his bride is not known here she is to be congratulated on getting such a splendid young man for a husband. Harry is a resident of McDonald, Kansas where he has employment in the Foster Lumber Co. His Courtland friends join in wishing him and his bride all kinds of success on their journey through life. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)


LIBHART-ELGIN
The Courtland Journal
April 5 1945
page 1

The marriage of Miss Lois June Libhart, daughter of Mr & Mrs Oscar Libhart, to Edward Elgin, is announced. The ceremony was performed in Kansas City, Ks., Jan, 2 and they were attended by Mr. Sam Schooling. They are at home in Marshall, Mo., where Mr. Elgin is employed by the Brooks Trucking Co. The bride is an attractive young lady who grew to womanhood in this community. She was graduated from Courtland high school with the class of 1944, and has had nearly a year of nurse's training at St. Joseph's hospital at Concordia, where she was a very promising nurse. Good wishes for a long and happy married life are extended the young couple. Mr & Mrs Elgin came Monday for a week's visit with her parents. (transcribe by Sandy DeLauretis)

LINDBERG-PRICE
The Courtland Journal
Dec 16 1976
page 1

A reception was held at the Methodist Church in Courtland Kansas on November 26th in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Price, who were married in Rapid City, South Dakota, October 21, 1976. The bride is the former Barbara Lindberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Lindberg of Courtland. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Price of Mina, South Dakota. Those assisting at the reception were Shelia Nelson, Deann Sothers of Courtland, Jona Blad of Republic, Julie Robertson of Belleville, Jan Elliott, Scandia, and Debbie Miller of Republic. The couple will be at home in Rapid City, South Dakota. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

MANGES-CAMPBELL
The Courtland Journal
Nov 20 1947
page 1

In a setting of white flowers and candles Miss Joan D. Manges became the bride of Charlie G. Campbell of Baker, Oregon, son of Mr & Mrs Harry Campbell. The service was performed by the Rev. Pomroy on Oct. 26, in the chapel of the first Christian church of Portland at 2 p.m. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Lee Manges of Portland, Oregon. She was given in marriage by her father. The bride wore a white satin gown with train and finger tip veil and shee carried a bouquet of white roses and mums. The bridgroom's sister, Aline Campbell, was maid of honor, and she was dressed in auqua taffeta with pink bouquet. The bride's cousin, Jack Manges, was usher, and Karl Sternhauer was best man. The bride's mother wore a gress of grey with pink carnation corsage, and the groom's mother wore black with a corsage of gardenias. The young couple will be at home at 4575 N. E. 75th street in Partland. Joan will be remembered here as a charming young lady with many friends who express best wishes to the new bride. She was graduated from Courtland high school with the class of 194-- (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

MILNER-TEBOW
The Courtland Journal
Oct 4 1945
page 1

Miss Audria Deanne Milner, daughter of Mr & Mrs. Ted Milner of Scandia, and Warren Tebow, of Courtland were united in marriage on Friday evening at 9 o'clock, Sept, 28, 1945,at the United Brethren parsonage with the Rev. M. A. Perkins officiating the ring ceremony. The bride was dressed in a black dress with white accessories. The bridgroom wore a blue pinstripe suit. The attendants were Miss Norma Greenslade and Eugene Morehead, both of Scandia. The bride is a graduate of the class of '45 from the Scandia high school. The groom graduated from the Courtland high school with the class of '43. The couple will make their future home on a farm north of Courtland. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

MIZER-WORKMAN
Republic County Freeman
Oct 29 1896
page 5

Oct. 22 by Rev. James Homers, Mr. Chas. A. Mizer to Miss Stella Workman. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

MORLEY-COOPER

The Narka News

June 3 1921

Page 1

The marriage of Miss Lucile Morley and Mr. William Cooper, both of Belleville township took pace last Saturday evening, May 28, 1921, at 8 o?clock p.m. Rev. C. W. Stevens of the Belleville Methodist church performing the ceremony at the home of the bride?s mother and brother, near Bowling Green. Miss Bessie Wilkes, of Liberty township, a friend of the bride played the wedding march. After the ceremony and congratulations a delicious wedding luncheon of ice cream, strawberries and cake were served by Mrs. Morley, the bride?s mother assisted by Mrs. Wm. Morley, the bride?s sister in law, to the wedding guests who were a few immediate relatives of the contracting parties. During the evening  a crowd of about 75 friends and neighbors gathered and gave them an old fashioned chivari, and were generously treated by the happy couple, who are well and favorably known in the community. The bride, a daughter of Mrs. N. Morley, Belleville township is a beautiful young lady, admired by her many friends for her winning ways and pleasing character, while the groom, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cooper, is an industrious young farmer, and a young man of sterling worth. The bride, a graduate of the common schools and later of the Belleville high schools, has since taught two successful terms of school, the last term being in her home district of Bowling Green. The groom saw service in the World War. They have gone to housekeeping on the W. H. Fulcomer place, south of Bowling Green, in Belleville township. May their future journey though life be filled with much joy, happiness, success and prosperity is the wish of the Telescope and their many friends. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

MULLER-BOEHN
The Belleville Telescope
Mar 8 1928
page 6

Charlie M. Boehn of Oakford, Ill., and Marie M. Muller of Hardy Nebr., were issued a marriage license March 3 at the court house by the probate judge. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

NICKERSON-HEDIN
The Courtland Journal
Feb 27 1947
page 1

Mrs. Lura Nickerson of Concordia and Mr. Enoch E. Hedin of Courtland were united in marriage at 2:30 p. m. on Saturday, Feb 22, 1947, at the Baptist parsonage in Concordia. Rev. Spangler performed the ceremony. They were attednded by Mr & Mrs. Carl Hedin. The bride was attired in a aqua-blue dress with sequin trim, and accessories of black. Her corsage was of pink roses. Her attendant wore wine velvet with a corsage of white carnations. Mr & Mrs Hedin are now at home on the farm southwest of Courtland. Congratulations and best wishes go to the bride and groom from their many friends and relatives in this community. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

NIXON-ELLISON
Cuba Daylight
Dec. 29 1922
page 1

News from Woodland, Wahington, tells of the marriage there of Wilbur F. Nixon, a fromer Agenda young man to Miss Minnie Ellison of that place, where Mr Nixon has located for some time and where the young couple will continue to make their home. Mr. Nixon's many Agenda and Republic county friends join in extending congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

OSMAN-DOCTOR
Republic County Journal
Jan. 30 1878
page 3

Married by Rev. A. D. Laughtin, at the residence of the bride's father, on Scotch Plains, Jan. 24, Mr. John J. Osman, to Miss Catherine Doctor. All of Republic county. May Prosperity and happiness attend them through life. (transcribed by Sandra DeLauretis)

OLSON-LARSON
The Courtland Journal
May 3 1945
page 1

Mr & Mrs. Richard Olson announce the marriage of their daughter, Agnea Maria, to Eldon L. Larson, son of Carl D. Larson of Scandia. The ceremony took place Sunday afternoon, April 29, at the Ada Lutheran church with the Rev. Carl A. A. Larson reading the beautiful double-ring service in the presence of the immediat families. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She is a very attractive young lady with a personality which has won her many friends. The bride wore a gold wool suit with brown accesories, and also carried a bouquet of Talisman roses. The maid of honor, Ruth Hedstrom, wore Navy blue and carried a bouquet of carnations and snapdragons. Clinton Johnson attended the groom. The wedding march was played very effectively by Mrs. Carl A. A. Larson. The bride is a graduate of Kackley high school and the Brown-Mackie School of Business at Salina. She has been employed by the Farmers Union Mutual Insurance company at Salina. The groom was graduated from the Scanida high school, and is a succesful young farmer, with ability and determination, qualities of leadership. After a short honeymoon, the happy couple will be at home on a farm south of Scandia. The newly-weds havve a large number of friends who extend them best wishes and congratulations. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

OLIPHINT-WILLIAMS
Alliance Sun
May 21 1891
page 1

Two more lives have been harmoniously blended by the ties of God and man, the parties in question being Mr. Jacob Olipint, of this city, and Miss Ella Williams, of Belleville. Tey were married at the home of te  bride at the latter named place at 12 o'clock last Sunday, in the presence of a few immdiate relatives by Rev. D. A. Allen of tis place, and left on te west bound train in the evening for Ogden, Utah. Mr. and Mrs. Oliphint will also visit Denver, Manitan, Salt Lake City and oter noted points. On returning they will stop over a few days here, after which Mr. Oliphint's home folks and friends in Atchison and Leavenworth counties will be visited, making in all a trip of about thirty days. The
 contracting parites are too well and favorably known to require further comment. Mr. Oliphint being aent on the Rock Island, at this place, Miss Williams the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Williams, of Belleville, formerly of this city. The Sun joins their many firends in wishing them a happy and prosperous journey along the pathway of life. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

 

PETERKA-BENEDA
The Belleville Telescope
April 29 1920
page 1

Miss Anna Peterka and Mr. Frank Beneda were united in marriage at Concordia on Friday, April 16, 1920. Miss Peterka is the oldest daughter of Mr, and Mrs. James Peterka and has always made her home with her parents near Cuba, Kansas. Mr Beneda is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Beneda, also old residents of Cuba, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Beneda will make their home on a farm near Cuba, where both the young people have many friends who extend to them the heartiest of congratulations. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

POPELKA-LAHODNY
Cuba Daylight
Dec. 29 1922
page 1

The marriage on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the office of and by Judge VanNatta of Mr. Joe Popelka and Miss Helen Lahodny, both of Narka, united two of the community's well known and respected young people. They grew up from childhood at that place and their many friends, while happy to learn of their marriage, will be sorry to know that they are soon to leave the Narka neighborhood, will join in wishing them every blessing of life in their new home in Iowa, where they expect to go to housekeeping on a farm. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

RUSSELL-KUHLMANl
The Courtland Journal
Dec. 9 1976
page 1

Stephanie Leigh Russell and Shelby L. Kuhlman were united in marriage Saturday, November 27, at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Don O'Hara officiated at the double ring ceremony, at the United Methodist Church, Courltand. The couple's parents are Mr. and Mrs. C. Chester Russell and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kuhlman, Kensington. Musicians were Mrs. John Blackburn, Mrs. Mike Macy and Mrs. Ken Peterson. The bride escorted by her father, chose a floor length gown of sheer polyester organza abd Venice lace. The scoop neckline and empire waistline were outlined with wide Venice lace. The scoop neckline and empire waistline were outlinged with wide Venice lace. The sheer bishop sleeves were finished with Venice lace and a sheer organza ruffle. The princess line front skirt was outlined with Venice lace and morifs were scattered down the front panel. The skirt and attached chapel length train were finished with a wide flounce, accented with wide flounce, accented with wide Venice lace. Matching lace outlined the chapel length single tier mantilla held in place by a high camelot caqp of organza and Venice lace. Her only jewelry was a diamond jade pendant. The bride carried a natural straw basket of yellow silk roses and straw flowers of rust, bronze and brown with a lavender ribbon. Mrs. Terry Hageman, Plainville, was matron of honor for her cousin, Miss Kathy McNichols, Salina, was maid of honor, Mrs. Curtis Lindberg, Manhattan cousin of the bride, was brides-matron, and Miss Holly Huhlman, Manhattan sister of the groom, and Miss Cynthia Tucker, Plainville, cousin of the bride, were bridesmaids. They wore lavendar floor length A-line dresses of polyester knit accented with purple velvet ribbon and carried natural baskets of fresh and straw flowers. Best man for his brother was Devon Kuhlman, Seattle, Wash. Groomsmen were Rick Nonamaker, Kensington, Rod Hohner, Kensington, cousin of the groom, Mark and John Russell, brothers of the bride. Candlelighters were Karen and Kaylene Sothers, cousins of the bride, and Darin Russell, brother of the bride. Ushers were Michael Rucker, Plainville, cousin of the bride, Bill Mahin, Courtland, cousin of the bride, Rich Knpsschild, Evans, Colo., cousin of the groom, and Garen Kuhlman, St. Johns, cousin of the groom. Flower girl was Barbara Russell, cousin of the bride, and righbearere was Ricky Bose, cousin of the groom, Kensington. Hosts for the reception were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sothers and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Erickson, aunts and uncles of the bride. Also assiting were Mrs. Don True, Council Grove Kansas, Mrs. Dale True, Wilsonville, Nebr. Susan Mhin, Concordia, Shari Mahin, Mrs. Kenneth Rucker, Plainville, Mrs. Roy Hany, Plainville, Mr. Bill Mahin, Mrs. Gilbert Kuhlman, Kensington, Shelia and Kevin Hettinger, Junction City, Joel Mahin, Susan Erickson, Mr. Jan Fredrickson, Quinter, Amy Fredrickson, Quinter, Renee Russell, Abilene, Scott Rucker, Plainville, and Lori Russell. Special guests were Mr. and MRs. Carl Russell, Courtland, and Mrs. Bertha Hahner, Kensington, grandparents of the couple. The bride is a graduate of Courtland High School and Cloud County Community College. She has been employed as a secretary at Norway. The groom is a graduate of West Smith County High School and attended Cloud County Community College and Fort Hays State. The couple will be at home at 218 1/2 South Brandon, Smith Center, Ks. after a wedding trip to Missouri. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)


SANDINE-HASLAM
The Courtland Journal
Dec 27 1945
page 1

Mr. Albert W. Sandine of Jamestown, Kans., announces the marriage of his daughter, Eunice Marjorie, to Mr. Frank E. Haslam, son of Mr. & Mrs. Sam Haslam of Pittsburg, Kans. The wedding took place at six o'clock Wednesday evening, Dec. 19, 1945, at the Ada Lutheran church, Kackley, Kansas. Rev. Carl A. A. Larson read the impressive double ring ceremony by candlelight in the presence of the immediate families. The altar was decorated with yellow and white chrysanthemums and fern, and with white tapers which were lighted by Mr. R. B. Shepherd, jr. Mrs. R. B. Shepherd, jr., sister of the bride, sang "The Sweetest Story Ever Told" and "O Perfect Love" with organ accompaniment by Mrs. Carl A. A. Larson, who also played the traditional wedding music. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gold suit with brown and white accessories and a corsage of Talisman roses. Following the ceremony a dinner was served at the Sandine home. The table, laid with a white linen cloth, was centered with a three tiered wedding cake, wreathed with sweet peas and topped by a miniature bridal couple. Green tapers were used at both sides. Mr & Mrs Haslam left for a wedding trip, and for traveling the bride chose a dusty rose suit with brown accessories. Mrs. Haslam is a graduate of Bethany College at Lindsborg and has taught in high schools for several years. Mr. Haslam, recently discharged from the Navy, is expecting to continue his work with the Bank of America in California. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

SCOGGINS-MORAN
The Courtland Journal
Dec 20 1945
page 1

From the Telescope we clip this wedding annoucement that will be of mush interest to the many friends here of the bride: "Maud D. Scoggins was united in marriage to L. L. Moran at Yuma, Ariz., on Nov. 26.  At present they are at home at 3324 NE 65 Ave., Portland, Oregon." Congratulations and best wishes are extended to Mr & Mrs Moran. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)


SKEELS-HOLLIDAY

Belleville Telescope

Jan 19 1872

page 1

 

MARRIED

At the residence of the bride's father, four miles west of Belleville, by the Rev. I. T. Hull, Mr. S. W. Skeels, County Clerk, to Miss Belle Holliday. Mr. Skeels stands among the most promising young men of Republic county, while the bride is one of the fairest and most accomplished of her sex. We heartily congraulate 'Sam' in getting so estimable a young lady to share his lot through life and hope their voyage may be both pleasant and prosperous. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

SIERER-RUPERT
The Courtland Journal
Oct 4 1945
page 1

LaVonne Agnes Sierer of Lucas, Kans., and T/Sgt. George Steuart Rupert of the Smoky Hill Air Field at Salina were united in marriage at the First Methodist church at Salina on Aug 4, 1945, by the Rev. Robert A. Hunt. The bride was dressed in blue and she wore a red rosebud corsage. The groom was dressed in the uniform of the Army Air Forces. Miss Joan Schnider and Sgt. Merle Bussard were attendant of the bridal couple. T/Sgt & Mrs Rupert have established their residence at 1416 Highland, Salina, Kansas. Rupert received his discharge papers from the service Sept. 6, after more than five years service, about half of which was spent in overseas service in the South Pacific. Steuart attended the Courtland schools and graduated from the high school here with a high rating in ability and integrity, and is wellknown for his industrious activities in sports, shop and as an expert in working. Steuart was employed for some time by the Garman Oil Co. where he made many friends, who we join in wishing him and his bride congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

SOTHERS - NYLUND
The Courtland Journal
July 18 1968
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The marriage of Judith Ann Sothers and Pvt. John Marshall Nylund, both of Scandia, was solemnized July 6 at the United Methodist Church, Courtland. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Elder M. Sothers, and Mr. and Mrs. John J. Nylund, all of Scandia. Receivng the couple's double wedding vows was the Rev. Richard Near. Musicians were Karen Anderson, Hays; Mrs. Don Mikesell, Courtland, cousin of the bride, and Mrs. John Blackburn, also of Courtland. Chrysanthemum patterned lace was chosen by the bride for her floor-length gown with matching chapel train. The gown was fashioned with a fitted bodice, long tapered sleeves and natural scallops of the lace outling the neckline. A crown of star sequins and pearl loops held her elbow-length bouffant veil. Her jewerly was a single strand of pearls, a gift of the bridegroom. She carried a colonial bouquet of daisies and white roses. Maid of honor: Michelle Carlson, Hays, Bridesmaids: Lind Beyer, Hays, and Nancy Nylund, Scandia. They wore mint green floorlength frocks with crescent waistlines, accented with daisies and yellow streamers. Matching bows held their veils of mint green tulle which flowed to the hemline of their dresses. Taperlighters: Jeffery and Rodnew Sothers, Courtland, nephews of the bride. Flower girls: Darice and Kimberly Sothers, Courtland, the bride's nieces. Ringbearer: Scott Garman, Courtland, a cousin of the bride. Registering guests was Pam Blackburn. Bestmand: James Nylund, Scnadia, the groom's brother. Groomsmen: Lynn Tolley, and Carl Reece, both of Hays. Ushers: were James Erickson and Larry Larson, both of Scandia. Hosts for the church reception were Maurice Sothers, the bride's borhter, and Mrs. Sothers, of Scandia. The five-tiered cake was topped with mint-green satin bells edged with pearls. Green tapers in crystal holders flanked the cake on the green underlined lace-covered table. Assisting with the reception were Mrs. Theo Garman, aunt of the bride and her sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dean, Ralph and Ronnie Sothers, all of Courtland. Kaylene and Debbie Sothers were tray bearers and Deann Sothers assisted by Sherry and Karen Sothers distributed rice bags. Mrs. Dennis Lauritzen, Miss Elaine Carlgren and Mrs. Richard Walter had charge of gifts. Mrs. Nylund is a graduate of Courtland high school and a 1968 graduate of Fort Hays State college. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. Her husband, a graduate of Scandia high school and Fairbury, Nebr., junior college, also atended Fort Hays. Pvt. Nylund is serving in the U.S. army, stationed in San Antonio, Texas. The couple are at home on 309 Army Blve, in San Antonio. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

SPURNEY-SPLICHAL
Cuba Daylight
Dec. 29 1922
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An interesting wedding to Belleville and community took place at St. Edwards church on Tuesday, De. 26, 1922, conducted by Father Weber, when Franck G. Spurney was united in holy matrimony to Elizabeth A. Splichal. Miss Splichal is a charming young woman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Splichal and was born and raised in this vicinity. She is a graduate of Nazareth Academy and one of Republic county's successful teachers, teaching her home school at present. She looked very pretty  in a dress of satin, overlaid with white silk Spanish lace, trimmed in satin and satin bridal roses. Little Mary Splichal, only sister of the bride, played the wedding march and sang "I Love You Truly." Mr. Spurney, an industrious young man, is the son of mr. and Mrs. Frank Spurney of near Belleville. He is a graduate of the Belleville High School with the class of 1917, and at present is a senior of Kansas Univerity Law School. At twelve o'clock a dinner was served to about sevty-two guests. A large angel food wedding cake, topped with a little bride, and trimmed with bridal roses was the center attraction of the table. The future of the happy couple has not been learned but whatever it is, a host of friends will wish them much happiness and success on through life's pathway. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

STRNAD-MACH
The Belleville Telescope
Mar 8 1928
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A very pretty early spring wedding occurred at the Probate Judge's office on Wednesday morning, March 7th, when Miss Caroline Strnad of Narka became the bride of Mr. Charles Mach of Naka. The bride looked charming in a light, bright rose georgette dress georgeously beaded in crystal beads and her sister, Miss Helen Strnad who stood with her during the ceremony looked lovely in a gold and pink georgette dress. The groom's brother, Mr. Joseph Mach, stood with him during the ceremony. This marriage unites two very prosperous and energetic young people and their friends are very glad to know that they will remain in their midst. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mach of near Narka and the bride a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Strnad of near Narka. After the ceremony they retired to the bride's home where a bountiful wedding dinner was served to the relatives, fter which these young people started on their honeymoon trip and will visit in Pawnee City, Nebr., and after their return will be at home to their many friends on a farm three and one-half miles north and west of Narka, Kansas. (transcribed by Sandy DeLaureits)


SWEAT--ARNOLD
The Courtland Journal
Mar 12 1964
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Minda Lou Sweat, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Sweat of Scandia, Kansas and PVT, Nickloas S. Arnold, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Arnold of Washington, Kansas, were united in marriage at 9:30 a.m. on Mrch 7, 1964 at Belleville, Kansas. The bride is a graduate of Courtland High School in 1962 and is employed at D. J. Blackwood, D. C. in Concordia, Kansas. Pvt. Arnold is a 1961 graduate of Courtland High School and is stationed at Fort Leonardwooe, Mo., for Advanced Engineering Training. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

THROOP-STAFFORD

The Narka News

June 3 1921

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James H Stafford and Mrs. N. A. Throop, both of Republic were issued a marriage license at the Court House by Probate Judge H. H. VanNatta, Wednesday,  May 25th. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)


WALKER-MOORE
The Courtland Journal
Oct 2 1947
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Nina Walker of Courtland and Frank L. Moore of near Concordia were united in marriage Wednesday, Oct. 1. The cermeony was performed by Mrs. Harry Riley, long time friend of the couple, in her home at Woodston, Mr & Mrs Moore will live on his farm near Concordia. Freinds here extend best wishes and congratualtions. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

WASHINGTON-LARSON
The Courtland Journal

Edith Wahington of Los Angeles, Calif., and Arvid Larson of Courtland, Kansas, were united in marriage on Thursday, Oct. 9, 1947, at 4 o'clock p.m. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Wm. Carlson at Our Saviour's Ev. Lutheran church of Los Angeles. The happy couple will spend a month sight seeing in California and other places in the West. They plan to be back in Courtland sometime in November. Congratulations and best wishes are extended them by the friends of Mr.&Mrs. Larson in this community. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

WEIR-PILCHER
Cuba Daylight
Dec. 29 1922
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A marriage of interest to Courtland and Republic, was that of Roy Weir of Courtland and Miss Daisy Pilcher of Republic. The ceremony was performed
 in Belleville on Thursday, December 21, by Probate Judge H. H. VanNatta. The newly married will take up housekeeping on a farm near Courtland, and have the best wishes of a host of friends for a long, happy and prosperous life together. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

WILCOX-SNEDDEN
The Belleville Telescope
Mar 8 1928
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The many friends of Clyde Snedden  and Helen Caroly Wilcox were surprised to hear of their marriage Saturday, at Salina. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and MRs. Richard M. Wlcox of Concordia and is a charming and accomplished young lady. The groom is a promising young farmer of Rydal. He is a son of J. Snedden. The young couple wil be at home on the Fred Ames, Sr., farm south of Rydal. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

WHITNEY-WATSON
Republic County Freeman
Oct 29 1896
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Oct. 20 by Rev. G.W. Burtch, Mr. Roy L. Whitney to Mrs. Hattie Watson all of liberty. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)

WILFORD-WEINIGER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cuba Daylight                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Nov 24 1922                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            page 1

The recent marriage of Mr. Lloyd Wilford, of Republic, at Alton, Kans., to Miss Arloah Weiniger, of the place, will be of interest to the friends of Mr. Wilford in Belleville and elsewhere in this county. He is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wilford, of Republic, and was formerly employed for a time as baker for the Miles Bakery in this city. The happy couple left at one for Lead, Soutn Dakota, where Mr. Wilford owns and operates a bakery. (transcribed by Sandy DeLauretis)