Marriages
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Daily-Johnson Feeser- Howard
Dallinger-Best Fitzmaurice-Ryan
Dallinger-Burns Fleetwood-Thomas
Darling-Smith Ford-Griffin                 
Dallinger-Stichling Fowler-Noah
Davis-Wasson Foster-Selfridge
DeBord-Carey Frank-Duggins
DeBord-Dunn Frazier-Mendell
DeBord-Morrison Friedman-Kelly
Delbridge-Crady Fritz-Potter
Delbridge-Keller Fusco-Gelling
Derganz-Butler Gehrig-Oppelz
Dillard-Speed Gehrig-Oppelz
Doty-Leslie Gehrig-Stockdell
DuBois-Long Gehrt-McVicker
Duffy-Casey Geigley-Kuite
Duffy-McMahon Gelling-Miller
Duggins-Bouton Gelling-Stocker
Dunn-Yerby German-Murphy
Dyer-McNeeley Giffin-Gill
Easton-Smith Giffin-Scheeler
Eaton-Vogel Goeckel-Oertley
Eden-Cash Goffrier-Gilbert
Edwards-Clark Golden-O'Reilly
Edwards-Stuhlmuller Graves-Bliss
Elliott-Streitmatter Graves-Greene
Erickson-Ginther Graves-McVicker
Evans-Ridgeway Greene-Taylor
Fairfield-Ryan Grower-Siefert
Fanber-Peterson Gudeman-Kuntz
Farney-Menold Gurney-Sullivan
Fast-Adams  
 
 

Mr. John Daily and Miss Clara Johnson, of Peoria, were united in marriage by Rev. C. W. Hiatt, at Hotel Fey, on Tuesday evening at 8:30. Walter L. Wiley, of Brimfield, was best man and Miss Jennie Thode, of Peoria, was bridesmaid. A large number of invited guests were present and an elegant wedding repast was served. Mr. Daily is one of the best known and most prominent of Peoria's rising young attorneys and enjoys the confidence and esteem of friends innumerable. His many friends here extend congratulations. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Oct. 17, 1895, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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DAVIS - WASSON

Gazettelings

The marriage of Mr. William Davis of Elmwood and Miss Nellie Wasson of Millbrook township will occur this evening at six o'clock at the home of the bride. We extend congratulations. (Elmwood Gazette, Feb. 28, 1889, submitted by J. Robert Schmidt)

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DeBord-Dunn Nuptials

The spacious home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dunn, near Stark, was the scene of a brilliant wedding on Wednesday evening, Oct, 2nd, when their daughter, Miss Latha, and Mr. Bryon W, DeBord were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Wm. Moore of Wyoming.

The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dunn. She is a graduate of the Toulon Academy, an Intelligent and accomplished lady. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. DeBord of this place. He is a graduate of Princeville high school and had been assistant cashier of the Farers State Bank for the past four years.

Mr. and Mrs. DeBord left on the late Rock Island train for a wedding trip to the East. They will be a home to their friends in the Sutherland cottage, on Walnut street, Princeville, afar November 1st.

(Princeville Telephone, Oct. 3, 1912, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Married

Mr. Auverne William Delbridge and Miss Jennie Myrtle Keller were united on marriage Wednesday evening, March 19, by Rev. John Small, at the Methodist parsonage.

The groom is the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Delbridge and the bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keller. They will reside on the Delbridge farm, southwest of town, and will be at home to their friends after April 1sr. The many friends and of both young people unite in extending congratulations.

(Princeville Telephone, March 1913, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Long-DuBois Nuptial Read In Princeville (1955)

In a service read Saturday morning, July 30, in St. Mary of the Woods church in Princeville, Miss Marjorie Ann Long, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Long of Speer, was wed to Glenn F. DuBois of Princeville. The Rev. Ralph E. Gates officiated.

Miss Dorothy Callery, maid of honor, wore a ballerina length gown of aqua chiffon designed on princess lines with long torso effect accented by shirring on the skirt. She wore an aqua satin headband with veil and carried a bouquet of pink gladioli.

The bride wore a gown of Chantilly lace and tulle with off-shoulder yoke filled in the illusion net and topped by tiny lace collar. Side lace appliqués fashioned the bouffant tulle shirt, which extended to a chapel train. A crown of iridescent and seed pearls held her veil, and she carried a bouquet of white-feathered carnations centered with a white orchid.

Thomas DuBois was best man for his brother, and usher were Bertram Long, brother of the bride and George McManis, Jr., Peoria.

After a reception at the Long home, Mr. DuBois changed to blue summer suit with beige accessories for a wedding trip south.

Mrs. DuBois is a graduate of Wyoming High School and Bradley University. She is a member of the Princeville high school faculty as head of the economics department.

Mr. DuBois was graduated from Princeville high school and recently completed four years service in the Air Force. The couple will live in an apartment in Princeville.

 

(Princeville Telephone, 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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A Brilliant Wedding - E. S. Easton and Wife Lose a Son and Gain a Daughter.

     The parlors of the National Hotel were brilliant with lights and radiant with flowers last night, for the place was to be the scene of a wedding that could hardly be stowed in any private parlors in the city. Charles S. Easton, son of E. S. Easton, our well known grain buyer, distiller and city-builder, was married to Miss Jennie F., daughter of Mrs. R. A. Smith.
     About half past seven the carriages began to arrive in almost unbroken procession at the ladies entrance on Hamilton street, which had been duly canopied in the afternoon, in anticipation of the event. By 8 o'clock the spacious parlors and adjacent halls were thronging with about a hundred guests, made up mostly of our people of wealth and prominence. They were in short that class of our people that the Hon. John H. Lewis was going to represent in congress.
     A little after 8 o'clock the bride and groom elect, with their attendants, took their places upon the floor, and the Rev. Dr. Orr, of the Second Presbyterian church,  in the briefest of ceremonies pronounced them husband and wife. Supper was served in the ladies' ordinary of the hotel. Meanwhile the large and elegant dining hall was cleared for the dance.
     Trautvetter's band flooded the rooms and halls with delightful music, as is their way and the dancers "chased the glowing hours with flying feet."
     Mr. Easton and his bride left immediately for Chicago, whence they will go soon on a somewhat extended tour east. They will return and take up the regular routine of married life in their own home on the bluff. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)


At Peoria, May 10, 1888, by the Rev. Thomas X. Orr, Chas. S. Easton, aged 23, to Miss Jennie F. Smith, aged 21, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Marriage License

Edo Eden, 22, Peoria, and Miss Grace Adeline Cash, 18, Peoria. (Peoria Journal, Tuesday, Sep. 23, 1913, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria July 31, 1888, by Barrett White J. P., Taylor Evans, aged 35, to Miss May Ridgeway, aged 20, both of Peoria.

(Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 2, 1888, transcribed by Sandy MacDonald)

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At Peoria, August 2, 1888, by the Rev. H. S. Marity, James W. Fanber, aged 25 of Roanoke to Miss Minnie Peterson, aged 20 of Peoria.

(Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 2, 1888, transcribed by Sandy MacDonald)

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At Peoria, April 30, 1888, by the Rev. James Shannon, James H. Fitzmaurice, aged 29, to Miss Lizzie Ryan, aged 24 years, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Chillicothe, May 2, 1888, by the Rev. G. M. Webber, George Fleetwood, aged 29, to Miss Anna Thomas, aged 22 years, both of Chillicothe. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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In Peoria, April 19, 1888, by the Rev. N. D. Hillis, John W. Ford, aged 33, of Radnor, to Miss Flora A. Griffin, aged 26, of Peoria.  (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, April 1, 1888, by the Rev. A. F. Irwin, Jesse H. Fowler, aged 22, to Miss Sarah E. Noah, aged 19, both of Peoria.  (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, April 25, 1888, by the Rev. Francis O'Reilly, Charles M. Golden, aged 25, of Minonk, to Miss Katie O'Reilly, aged 23 years, of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, May 5, 1888, by the Rev. J. W. Fairly, Robert J. Grower, aged 23, to Miss Kittie Siefert, aged 18, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Dillard-Speed

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Michael Duffy- Lizzie McMahon

 

 

 

 

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WED AT DUNLAP SATURDAY EVENING

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Mrs. Lily Adams and Mr. Leigh Fast Principals in Ceremony at Parsonage

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A wedding of special interest occurred last Saturday evening, June 8th when Mrs. Lily Adams and Mr. Leigh Fast were united in marriage.

The ceremony was performed at the parsonage of the Prospect Presbyterian church in Dunlap by pastor C. P. Bleking, at 9 o’clock.

Only the required witnesses were in attendance.

The bride had been a resident of this community for several years, her home recently being at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Sloan east of town. She is a gifted as a singer and cello player.

Mr. Fast was born and raised here in Princeville, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Fast and a member of one of the prominent and long established families. He expects soon to be called soon for military service as he is in the draft. (Princeville Telephone, 1918, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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MISS CLARK IS BRIDE OF DELVIN EDWARDS

On the evening of the 27 the Peoria friends and relatives of Delwin Edwards gathered at the home of Mrs. C. Jay Meyers of that city to welcome Miss Catherine Clark of Amsterdam, N. Y. who became the bride of Mr. Edwards the following morning.

The nuptials rites were performed by Rev. Father Shannon Thursday morning of last week. The bride and groom will make their home in Monica, Mr. Edwards being employed by the Monica Elevator Co.

Mr. Edwards enlisted in the Navy in time closely following the entrance on the United States in the war and it was while in the east that he meet his future wife, then actively engaged in war work. (Princeville Telephone, Sept. 1919, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Graves-Greene

Miss Myrtle Leafy Greene and Mr. Leo Austin Graves were united in marriage at 7 o’clock Thursday evening May 23rd at the First Methodist church, Peoria, Ill.

The attendants were Miss Ida M. Greene, sister of the bride and Mr. Charles Fritz Jr. of Princeville.

Mr. and Mrs. Graves will make their home on the Graves farm near Duncan.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Graves of Duncan. He attended Wyoming High School and is now a prosperous young farmer.

The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Greene of Princeville, She graduated from Princeville High School with honors n1916 and has taught the Henry school two years. (Princeville Telephone, May 1918, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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MISS MYRTLE BOUTON BRIDE OF MR. DUGGINS

Miss Myrtle M. Bouton of Princeville and Mr. Wilbur Duggins of Dunlap were united in marriage at six o’clock Saturday evening in the first Methodist church of Peoria. being performed by Rev. Mr. Shaw. Mr. and Mrs. Duggins will make their home for the present with the groom’s parents. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bouton and has spent all her life here. (Princeville Telephone, April 1920, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Glenn Giffin, Princeville Claims Helen Scheeler Dunlap, as His Bride

In a very pretty and impressive ceremony performed at the Dunlap Presbyterian church Saturday morning at10 o’clock, Miss Helen Scheeler, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Scheeler of Dunlap, became the bride of Glenn Giffin of Princeville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Letcher Giffin of Princeville.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Giffin are well and favorably known in the communities in which they have resided. Mrs. Giffin is a graduate of Dunlap high school and Mr. Giffin is a graduate of Princeville high school.

The young couple will reside at the home of his parents until spring, when they will move to a farm four miles west of Dunlap. (Princeville Telephone, Sept. 1939, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Delbridge-Crady

Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the manse of Rev. Shaw in Peoria occurred the marriage of James G. Delbridge of this place to Miss Harriett M. Crady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crady of Lawn Ridge. The bride’s sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stewart of this place attended them.

Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple returned to Princeville and departed on a wedding trip this morning to Springfield and Champaign. After their return they will be at home to many friends here where the groom will engage in farming. (Princeville Telephone, 1929, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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MISS EDNA McVICKER BECOME BRIDE OF LEROY A. GEHRT

The last evening at 6:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Myers, southeast of Princeville, occurred the marriage of their niece, Miss Edna McVicker, to Mr. LeRoy A. Gehrt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gehrt, of Speer.

The bridal couple was attended by Misses Ethel McVicker and Lulu Gray and Leland Graves and Floyd Oertley.

Mr. and Mrs. Gehrt will be at home on the Gehrt homestead, north of Speer. (Princeville Telephone, 1923, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Graves-Bliss

Princeville, Ill., Dec 13 – Miss Mary Eloise Bliss, daughter of Rev. John F. Bliss, became the bride of Leo C. Graves, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Graves, all of Princeville Ill., in a ceremony performed Saturday, December 10, 1938, at 5:30 a. m. at Methodist parsonage in Princeville, the Rev. Mr. A. A. Rodgers officiating.

The young couple was attended by Miss Eileen Aten of Peoria and James Potter of Edelstein.

Later in the day the newlyweds left for a brief wedding trip, returning Sunday night to the home of the bridegroom where they will remain for a brief time, locating at a later time in Princeville.

Mr. Graves is at present carrying mail on the west route out of Princeville and Mr. Graves has been clerking in her father’s drugstore. Both are graduates of Princeville high school. (Princeville Telephone, Dec. 1938, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Graves-Bliss (second announcement)

Miss Mary Eloise Bliss Becomes Bride of Leo C. Graves Saturday Morning

Miss Mary Eloise Bliss, daughter of John F. Bliss of Princeville and Leo Charles Graves, also of Princeville, were united in marriage Saturday morning, Dec 10, at 5:30 o’clock at the Princeville M.E. parsonage, the Rev. Austin A. Rodgers officiating. The couple was attended by Miss Eileen Aten of Peoria and James Potter of Edelstein.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Graves are well and favorably known here, where they have spent their entire lives. Both are graduates of Princeville community high school. The groom has been employed at the Frank Graves service station for some time and for the past four months has served as temporary rural mail carrier out of the local post office. The bride has been employed in her father’s drug store since her graduation.

(Princeville Telephone, Dec. 1938, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Gudeman-Kuntz

At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Gudeman at 4 p.m. on December 6th occurred the marriage of Edward Kuntz and Ida Gudeman. Mr. Mrs. J. A. Craig stood with them during the ceremony. Mrs. Craig is a sister of the bride. The couple departed on a wedding trip to Chicago. They will make their home on the Regula Kuntz place. (Princeville Telephone, 1922, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Gelling-Stocker

Lt. Ray Gene Gelling and Miss May Stocker were married July 14, at Lovington, Tex. And left after their marriage for the state of Washington where Lt. Gelling is attending a bombing school at Moses Lake and his bride is residing at Spokane. The bridegroom who has received a pilot’s license is a graduate of Princeville high school and his

wife attended the same school. Both are former residents of Monica.

Mrs. Lillian Gilling, the bride’s aunt, sang, “O Promise Me”. (Princeville Telephone, 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Gwendolyn Gelling Wed In Washington

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gelling are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Gwendolyn, to Sgt. Steve Fusco of New York.

The marriage ceremony was read in the Presbyterian church in Washington D. C., at 2 p. m. Sept. 29.

Miss Gelling has been doing clerical work for OPA the past four years.

Out-of-town attendants were Mrs. Ralph Gelling and T-Sgt. And Mrs. Milton J. Smith. (Princeville Telephone, Sept. 1948, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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ELEANOR STREITMATTER MARRIED IN PRINCETON

Miss Eleanor Streitmatter, charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Z. Streitmatter of Princeville and Denver K. Elliott, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Elliott of Montrose, Ill., were united in marriage, Wednesday morning May 2, at 10 o’clock, at the Presbyterian manse at Princeton, Ill., by Rev. John A. Acheson. The young couple was attended by Miss Iona Streitmatter of Princeville and Mr. Al Steger of Wyoming, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Elliott left early in the afternoon on a honeymoon trip to Colorado and other western point. On their return they will be at home at their new residence on Gift street in Peoria.

The bride is a graduate of Princeville high school, being a member of the class of 1931 and is also a graduate of Brown’s Business College. For the last two years she has been employed in Peoria at the Peoria Quality Milk Testing Commission.

The groom is employed at Caterpillar Tractor Co. in East Peoria. (Princeville Telephone, 1934, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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VIOLA MENDELL WEDS IOWA MAN MONDAY

Miss Viola Mendell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mendell, became the bride of Kenneth Frazier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frazier of Silver City, Iowa, on Monday, July 3, at 12 o’clock noon, at the Baptist parsonage in Chillicothe, Illinois, the nuptial service being read by Rev. Arnold Kuzee.

Mrs. Frazier is well and favorably known in this community, where she spent her entire life. She is a graduate of Princeville high school class of 1927. She attended Bradley College at Peoria two years and was graduated from Iowa State College at Ames, Iowa. The past two years she successful taught Home Economics in the Silver City, Iowa high school also serving as principal of the school.

The groom is a very promising businessman of Silver City. He is a graduate of Silver City high school and is at present engaged in the lumber and hardware business in that city. (Princeville Telephone, 1934, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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MARRIED SUNDAY IN PEORIA

Miss Vivian Vogel, daughter of Mrs. George Vogel and Donald Eaton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eaton, both well known Princeville young people, were united in marriage, Sunday June 4, at 3 p. m. at the Grace M. E. parsonage in Peoria, Rev. M. Swisher, the pastor officiating. The young couple were attended by Miss Myrna Vogel, sister of the bride and Vernon Weaver, both of Princeville.

Immediately following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Eaton left for Goodfield, Ill., where they will make their home. (Princeville Telephone, June 1933, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Anna Jean Smith Wed In Rites Here

Miss Anna Jean Smith, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith of Princeville and Eldon Darling, son of Mrs. Stella Tarvin of Havana, were married Monday morning, Aug 27, in St. Mary of the Woods church in Princeville at a nuptial mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. J. A. Gordon.

Vocal selections were by Mr. Thomas Fulton, a cousin of the bride, accompanied by Mrs. Marguerite Megan at the organ.

The bride’s two attendants were Miss Dorothy Curry, her cousin, the maid of honor and Miss Madeline Colgan, the bridesmaid. Lester Smith, brother of the bride was best man and Edward Bogner was his groomsman. The little flower girls were, Mattie Smith, sister of the bride and Daris Hamm, niece of the bridegroom.

Several close friends of the bride and relatives served the guests. They were: Miss Marcella Miller, Mrs. Delmar Pillman, Mrs. Thomas Sanderson, Mrs. Roy Hessling, Miss Mildred Smith, Mrs. Susan Byrnes, Mrs. Mayme Hart, Mrs. C. W. Althoff, Mrs. Roy Harmon, Mrs. John Hough, Mrs. LaVergne Byrnes and Mrs. Henry Smith.

Out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith, the bride’s grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hamm and family, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Buchan, sisters and niece of the bridegroom; Mr. and Mrs. William Cluney and family. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hessling, Miss Mildred Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sanderson and son, all of Peoria, Mrs. Delmar Pillman of Elmwood, Mr. and Mrs. James Fulton of Marseilles, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. James Fulton and family of Joliet, Ill., Miss Katherine Birmingham of Chicago.

Mrs. Darling is a graduate of Princeville high school and for the past two years has been working n the office of the Decatur Cartage Company of Peoria. Mr. Darling attended high school at Havana, Ill. and has been employed at the LeTourneau Company in Peoria.

Upon their return from the honeymoon they will reside in Peoria. (Princeville Telephone, Aug. 1945, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Weddings

During 1928 Dan Cupid worked with a will, joining a number of local people together in marriage:

Friedman-Kelly

May 10—William L. Friedman and Miss Marie Kelly were married at Chillicothe.

Graves-McVicker

May 16—L. E. Graves and Miss Ethel McVicker, both of Princeville, were married at Nashua, Iowa.

Goffrier-Gilbert

June 20—Theodore Goffrier of Kewanee and Miss Lucille Gilbert of Princeville were married at Kewanee.

Greene-Taylor

July 10—Denver Greene of Batesville, Indiana and Miss Elda Taylor of Princeville were married at Brooksville, Indiana.

Foster-Selfridge

August 17—Armond Foster of Princeville and Miss Myra Selfridge of Good Hope, Illinois were married at Wyoming.

Fairfield-Ryan

August 22—Leo Fairfield of Monica and Miss Marguerite Ryan of Wyoming were married at Wyoming.

(Princeville Telephone, Jan. 1929, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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DeBord-Morrison

Pearl DeBord, of Rock Island, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeBord of this place, was married to Miss Lillian May Morrison, of Rock Island, at the First Methodist Church in Peoria, Rev. O. T. Dwinnell performing the ceremony. The groom is well known about here. He has a position of telegrapher at Rock Island. (Princeville Telephone, 1907, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Princeville Is Scene Of Service

In a ceremony performed Feb. 5, in Princeville at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Murphy, their daughter Kay, became the bride of William M. German, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. German, also of Princeville.

Marilyn Hofer, sister of the bride served as matron of honor and Miss Doris Miller was bridesmaid. William Hofer, brother-in-law of the bride was best man.

They will reside with the groom’s parents until their home is ready in Princeville.

The couple are both graduates of Princeville Community high school.

Mrs. German has been employed by her father in real estate. Mr. German is associated with his father in the implement business in Princeville.

(Unknown newspaper, Feb. 1958, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Giffin-Gill

A wedding of more than passing interest here was performed in the city of Winchester, Va., Wednesday, October 12, by Rev. S. J. Goode, pastor of the Christian church when Mrs. Ada May Gill of Capon Bridge Va., exchanged vows with Letcher Giffin of Princeville

The newly married couple will make their home in Capon Bridge, Va. And Princeville. Mr. Giffin’s 95 year old father, Robert, resides in Capon Bridge. (Princeville Telephone, 1949, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Erickson-Ginther

A bride of Nov.24 was Miss Edna Ginther, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Ginther of Hauk Rd., with Dennis John Erickson, son of Paul Erickson of 7th St., in a service at Salem Lutheran church.

The bride’s twin sister Janet was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Katherine and Miss Donna Ginther. Gerald Kent was best man and ushers were Robert Houlihan and Edward Foster.

Mrs. Erickson attended Woodruff high school, as did her husband. Both are employed at Caterpillar Tractor Co. They are residing at 1808 7th st.

(Unknown newspaper, Nov 24, 1956, submitted by Mike McMullen)

 

 

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Couple Is Wed In Brimfield Church

The Monica Methodist church was the setting October 22, for the wedding of Miss Nancy Ruth Casey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Casey of Detroit, Mich., and Edward Duffy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Duffy of Brimfield.

She was given in marriage by her father and her grandfather, Rev. J. W. Reynolds, read the ceremony assisted by the Rev. W. F. Caulkins, pastor of the church and the bride’s uncle.

Miss Marlene Duffy of Brimfield was the bridesmaid. Kenneth Casey was the best man for his brother and ushers included Tom Oppe and Don Hasselbacher.

They will reside on Park avenue in Peoria. Both are graduates of Brimfield high school and Mr. Duffy is now employed at Caterpillar Tractor Co.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Edwards-Stuhlmuller

The marriage of Miss Helen Stuhlmuller and John Archibald Edwards in New York City on January 7 is being announced by the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Stuhlmuller of Woodside, Long Island.

The groom is better know here as Archie, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Edwards. He enlisted some time ago in the navy and is stationed at New York.

(Unknown newspaper, 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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St. Patrick’s Day Ceremony Unites In Marriage Barbara Best, Loren Dallinger

St. Patrick’s Day was the day chosen by Barbara Rae Best and Loren Dallinger for their wedding. Miss Best, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Best, became the bride of Loren Dallinger, son of Mrs. Rudolph Dallinger and the late Mr. Dallinger, in a double ring ceremony in the Presbyterian church at half and two o’clock. Rev. Ralph Walter read the impressive nuptial service as the young couple pledged their wedding vows.

Miss Nancy Greene, a classmate was maid of honor and Miss Nancy Schindler, another classmate as bridesmaid.

Don Dallinger was the best man for his brother and Eddie Bates, a classmate was groomsman. Charles German and Harold Hohenbery were the ushers.

The popular young couple are both graduates of Princeville Community high school. The bride is employed in the Methodist hospital in the accounting department and the groom is engaged in farming. They are now residing on a farm northwest of Princeville.

(Unknown newspaper, Mar. 1957, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Richard DeBord Married in South

Lieut. Richard C. DeBord, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. DeBord of Princeville was married to Betty Ann Carey of Hartford, Conn., Friday 10, at Ft. Benning, Ga.

Mr. DeBord graduated from the officer’s training course at Fort Benning on Friday and received his lieutenant’s commission and in the afternoon of the same day the couple were married.

The ceremony was performed in the camp’s white chapel with the camp chaplain reading the ritual. The bride chose for her matron of honor her aunt, who had made the trip to Fort Benning with the family and the bride’s brother, John Carey, was best man.

Mrs. DeBord is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Carey of Hartford. She graduated from the Hartford high school and later from a secretarial training course and was employed with the Hartford Electrical company of Hartford.

The groom is a graduate of the Princeville high school and of the University of Utah at Salt Lake City.

(Unknown newspaper, April 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Barbara Yerby Is Married In Urbana

A college romance was climaxed last Saturday morning when Miss Barbara Yerby, accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Yerby of Monica and Lt. Clarence L. Dunn, son of Mrs. Nellie Dunn of Allerton, Ill., were united in marriage. The double ring ceremony took place at 7 o’clock at St. John’s church at Urbana.

Mrs. Dunn is a graduate of Princeville high school and is now a senior at the University of Illinois. The groom is also a high school graduate and attended the university until he was called to the colors two years ago.

Following a short honeymoon Lt Dunn will report to Ft. Mead, Md., for assignment to duty overseas. Mrs. Dunn will continue her course work at the university.

(Unknown newspaper, Nov. 1944, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Frank-Duggins

Rev. Lee Smith read the marriage service Saturday morning at 8:35 o’clock for Doris Mar Duggins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Duggins of Paxton, Ill., and Richard Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frank of Morton, Ill. Mrs. L. Kadskey of Peoria, sister of the groom, attended the bride and Mr. Herbert Bouton of Spokane, Wash., uncle of the bride, served as best man.

Mrs. Frank graduated from Dunlap High School, while Mr. Franks was a graduate of the Morton High School. On their return they will be at home to their friends on a farm which the groom has furnished for his bride three miles south and two miles east of Morton.

(Unknown newspaper, Dec 1940, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Wedding Thursday Unites Peoria Woman, Monica Man

Miss Emaline Miller, daughter of the later Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Miller of Peoria became the bride of Ralph C. Gelling in a ceremony performed in Peoria last Thursday morning. Rev. Oscar R. Lowery of the Grace Presbyterian church performed the single rites at ten o’clock. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. William Ryder of Peoria also witnessed the event.

The bride received her education in the Peoria schools and her A. B. from Bradley university and her M. A. from Columbia university, New York. She was on the faculty staff as an instructor of social studies at Woodruff high school for the past few years. Mr. Gelling is a successful farmer residing near Monica.

After a two weeks wedding trip in the west the newly married couple will be a home to their friends on the Gelling farm.

(Unknown newspaper, Aug 1950, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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FORMER RESIDENT IS MARRIED

Word has been received of the marriage of Mrs. Mary Keller Sullivan of St. Petersburg, Fla., to Charles Gurney in October.

The couple is now on a wedding trip on the east coast. They will reside in St, Petersburg.

The new Mrs. Gurney formerly resided in Princeville.

(Unknown newspaper, Oct 1956, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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LOGAN TWP.

Married at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. John McClune, south of Hanna City, by Rev. Postlewait, Cora Leslie to Mark Doty of Farmer City, on the evening of Nov 4, 1903. The bride was dressed in white and the groom in the conventional black and made a most pleasing appearance. The bride is well known and has many friends who wish her all the happiness. Soon after the ceremony that made them man and wife a most excellent supper was served. Only a few of the nearest relatives and immediate friends were present. Mr. & Mrs. Doty are intending to reside at Farmer City, where the groom has built up quite a laundry business. Those present were Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Leslie, Mr. & Mrs. McClune and children, Misses Lizzie Leslie, Watts, Ella Doll and Sam Leslie, father of the bride and R. P. Kimzey.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Linda T.)

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Irene Oertley Wed In Ceremony Here

In a beautiful and impressive ceremony solemnized at 10 o’clock, Saturday morning at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic church, Miss Irene Mary Oertley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Oertley of Akron township, became the bride of Edward Joseph Goeckel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Charles Goeckel of Chicago.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fr. J. A. Gordon before an alter banked with real lilies from the garden of the bride’s mother. Music was furnished by Margaret Mary O’Connor and Patty Callery, who sang two duets, “Peace Be Still” and “Oh, Lord I Am Not Worthy,” and Mrs. Pay P. Callery, who sang “Ave Maria.” Mary Alice Callery was the organist.

Dorothy Oertley, sister of the bride acted as Bridesmaid and Frank Breen of Chicago was best man. Joan Streitmatter was the trainbearer and Donald and Harold Oertley, brothers of the bride, were ushers.

Mrs. Goeckel is a graduate of the Princeville community high school. After her graduation she studied nursing in Peoria, graduating from Proctor hospital. Since becoming a nurse she has been working at the Presbyterian hospital in Chicago.

The groom attended school in Chicago and at present is employed in the offices of the Wilson Packing company.

Mr. and Mrs. Goeckel will make their home in Chicago.

(unknown newspaper, June 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Howard – Feeser Vows Read December 23

From Mr. and Mrs. James Camp of Maquon comes the item of interest to our readers:

“Mrs. Addie Howard and Walter Feeser, both of Peoria, were married in Toulon by Rev. Zimmerman on December 23rd. Their marriage attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Clicker of Peoria, brother-in-law and sister of the bride.

Mr. Feeser is a former Laura resident.

Mr. and Mrs. Camp were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Feeser in their home in Peoria.

(unknown newspaper, Dec 23, 1957, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Couple Are Married Sunday, Will Reside On Wyoming Farm.

Miss Katherine Menold, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Albert Menold and Alvin Farney, were united in marriage in an impressive ceremony performed Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Christian Apostolic church by Reverend Dave Menold of Roanoke. Mary Ellen Menold, sister of the bride and Nathan Stoller, friend of the groom, attended the couple.

They will reside on a farm near Wyoming.

(Princeville Telephone, Jan. 1949, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Potter-Fritz Vows Are Read Sunday By Rev. Chase

In a beautiful summer wedding at the Presbyterian church in Princeville at 2:30 p. m. Sunday, Miss Hazel Potter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Potter of Edelstein, became the bride of Lee Fritz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Fritz of Princeville.

Mrs. Donald Gibbs was matron-of-honor. Miss Irene Arbogast was brides maid.

Donald Gibbs served as best man and Freddie Grunert was the groom’s attendant. Marvin Potter and Howard Smith were ushers.

Mrs. Fritz is a graduate of Dunlap High school with the class of 1947. Mr. Fritz graduated from Princeville Community high school. He is engaged in farming. For the present they will reside with his parents.

(Princeville Telephone, Aug. 1947, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Announce Marriage Of Daughter To Princeville Soldier

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Burns are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Ethel, to Pvt. Cecil Dallinger, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Dallinger of Princeville. The double ring ceremony took place in Peoria April 3.

Miss Dolores Goffrier and Robert Schindler, Jr., were the attendants.

Mrs. Dallinger was graduated from Princeville high school with the class of ’49. The groom was engaged in farming with his father before his induction into the service last fall and is now stationed at Ft. Bliss, Tx.

(Princeville Telephone, April 1949, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Dallingers To Live In Princeville

Presbyterian church of Princeville, was the scene of the wedding of Miss Nettie Ann Stichling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Stichling of Edelstein, to Don Dallinger, son of Mrs. Rudolph Dallinger of Princeville and the late Mr. Dallinger, on July 31, at 1 p. m.

Mrs. Walter Stichling was matron of honor for her sister-in-law. Milton Dallinger served as best man for his brother. Ushers were another brother, Loren Dallinger and Theodore Stichling, brother of the bride.

The former Miss Stichling was graduated from Dunlap high school and is employed at Central Illinois Light Co. A graduate of Princeville high school, Mr. Dallinger is employed at Pullen service station in Princeville.

The couple will reside in Princeville.

(Princeville Telephone, July 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Dyer-McNeeley

On Nov. 16, Betty M. McNeeley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McNeeley of Princeville, became the bride of Kenneth R. Dyer of Edelstein in a service at the Smithville Bible church.

Carolyn Carmody of Princeville, was maid of honor. Best man was Richard Munson of Smithville.

The couple attended Princeville Community high school. They will be working in Peoria. For the present, they will reside in Princeville.

(Princeville Telephone, Nov 1957, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Luella Oppelz Married To Louis Gehrig Saturday

Miss Luella Oppelz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Oppelz of Princeville and Louis Gehrig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gehrig of Lawn Ridge, were married last Saturday, March 29, in Peoria.

(Princeville Telephone, March 1941, submitted by Mike McMullen)


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Helen Oppelz Married to Robert Gehrig, Jr.

Miss Helen Oppelz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Oppelz of Laura and Robert Gehrig Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gehrig of Edelstein, were Sunday afternoon at 9:30 o’clock at the Presbyterian Manse in Princeville, Rev. Lee H. Smith performing the ceremony.

They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gehrig, brother of the groom and sister of the bride.

The young couple returned to Chicago where both are employed.

(Princeville Telephone, Aug 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Home Wedding

The marriage of Miss Betty Stockdell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stockdell of Edelstein and Floyd Gehrig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gehrig of Knoxville avenue was solemnized Sunday afternoon, Jan. 29 at 2 p. m. in the home of the bride’s parents. The Rev. Edward Heininger of the Edelstein Congregational church officiated.

Her cousin, Miss Florence Forrest of Henry was her attendant.

Ralph Gehrig was best man for the bridegroom.

The couple will reside in Lawn Ridge where Mr. Gehrig has been engaged in farming for several years.

 

(Princeville Telephone, Jan 1950, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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