Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Pinkney, 1407? North Monroe Street, have announced the engagement of their daughter Florence to James Holt Lambert, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Lambert, the wedding to take place on the evening of October 15. Miss Pinkney has asked Miss Celia Johnson to be her maid of honor, and Charles K. Lambert will be the best man. The bridegroom-to-be is a prominent young business man holding the office of secretary for the Peoria Casket Company. (Peoria Journal, Sunday, Sep. 21, 1913, submitted by Janine Crandell)
The marriage of Miss Marjorie Louise McCoy to Charles Logan Lane is announced by her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bayne of Akron, Ohio. The ceremony was performed at 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, February 20, 1943, at the Calvary Baptist church in Akron.
Miss McCoy's father, Corporal Leonard McCoy secured a furlough from his duties at Camp Crowder, Mo., to attend the wedding.
The bride, a graduate of the Akron High school, has been, employed in that city. (Peoria Journal Transcript, Feb. 25, 1943, data compiled by Mrs. Smallberger, submitted by June Schlager)
At Wolcott, April 24, 1888, by the Rev. G. B. Slack, Michael Lanning, aged 24, to Miss Rose E. Barker, aged 18, both of Kingston. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
John Lynch, 21, Bartonville, and Miss Elsie Becker, 17, Hollis Township. (Peoria Journal, Tuesday, Sep 23, 1913, submitted by Janine Crandell)
At Peoria, March 15, 1888, by William Fielder, J. P., Henderson R. Losley, aged 28, to Miss Emma Gambrel, aged 23, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
J. L. Martin and Miss Nora Williams were married in Peoria Wednesday. They left for Fowler, Ind., for a visit with the groom’s parents. They are undecided where they will reside.
(Princeville Telephone, 1912, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Charley Mendenhall and Miss Rose Streitmatter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Streitmatter, were married Tuesday evening at M.E. parsonage. They will reside on the Frank Butts farm.
(Princeville Telephone, 1912, submitted by Mike McMullen)
The marriage of Miss Hazel Dickson, for which invitations were issued the past week, to Philip Temple Matthews, is set for the evening of Monday, October 6, in the home of Mrs. W. D. Dickson, 1454? Knoxville Avenue. Miss Dickson will have her sister, Miss Nina Dickson, as maid of honor, and Mrs. Sidney Condit of Chicago will be matron of honor. Miss Elise Triebel and Miss Frances Avery will be her bridesmaids. Sidney Condit will serve as best man. December 1 is the at home date in Chillicothe. (Peoria Journal, Sunday, Sep. 21, 1913, submitted by Janine Crandell)
The marriage of Walter McAllister, Jr., of this
city, to Miss Clara W. Will, of Lacon, was celebrated at Peoria on the 7th
Inst., "Where there's a will, there's a way." We wish the young couple all
possible happiness. (Chillicothe Bulletin, Aug. 29, 1884, submitted by Janine Crandell)
Poinsettias and Christmas red for attendant’s dresses set the holiday note for the wedding of Miss Dorothy Callery and John McMullen Wednesday morning, December 26, in St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church in Princeville. Vows between the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Callery and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McMullen of Peoria were exchanged as Rev. Ralph Gates read the double ring ceremony. Organist was Mrs. Marguerite Harmon.
Wedding guests who later at the reception at Vonachen’s Junction in Peoria their best wishes to the newlyweds, were seated by Grant McMullen of Peoria, brother of the groom, and Gene Callery, brother of the bride, the ushers, Charles Skillman of Peoria served his friend as best man.
Miss Callery chose a gown of imported French lace and misty nylon tulle over satin fro her wedding dress. The molder lace bodice was re-embroidered in velvet outlining the pattern of sculptures French lace, as were her long sleeves. The full skirt of tille over stain and starched net to give added bouffance and important detail of velvet embroidered lace in a bouquet design, ended in a whisper train. Her veil of English illusion of fingertip length was held in place by a crown of seed pearls. She carried a white orchid.
Attendants, Mrs. Mary Witting of Davenport, the bride’s sister as matron of honor and Mr. Marjorie DuBois, the bride’s other attendant, carried bouquets of white carnations with their Christmas red velvet dresses. The dresses were fashioned with square cut necklines with small pert velvet bows and waist to neckline in the back and one velvet bow in front. The sleeves were bracelet length and circular shirts were waltz length. Their headdresses were double bands of matching velvet.
Following the nuptial service a breakfast was served to the wedding party in the home of Mrs. Jane Callery, aunt of the bride.
After a wedding trip to New Orleans, the newly married couple will be at home t their friends and relatives at 519 E. Melbourne, Peoria. Mr. McMullen was graduated from Woodruff high school in Peoria and from Bradley University and is employed in the finance department at LaTourneau-Westinghouse in Peoria. He completed a two-year tour of duty with the U. S. Army.
The new Mrs. McMullen, a grade school teacher on the Wilder-Waite faculty, is a graduate of Princeville high school and Bradley University. She also attended Marycrest College.
(Princeville Telephone, December 1956, submitted by Mike McMullen)
At Peoria, May 23, 1888, by the Rev. A. Z. McGogney, Frank J. Mihigan, aged 24, to Miss Edith Bergundy, aged 20, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
Mr. and Mrs. John Gray entertained company of young people last Saturday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller. Charlie stole a march on his friends about two weeks ago by quietly going away and getting married. His bride was Miss Hazel Kemper of Maquon. Charles is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Miller, is a young man of sterling worth who has a host of friends who wish for Mr. and Mrs. Miller a long, happy and prosperous life.
(Princeville Telephone, Sept. 1912, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Eddie Albert Mitzelfelt, 21, Peoria, and Ricka Marquerite Blumenstock, 16, Peoria. (Peoria Journal, Tuesday, Sep 23, 1913, submitted by Janine Crandell)
At Peoria, June 11, 1888, by Bernard Baily, J. P., George Montgomery, aged 28, to Miss Lizzie Clark, aged 24, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)
The marriage of Mrs. Lucille McGinnis West of Princeville to Ray Montgomery of Laura, Il. was ? on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in an early morning ceremony at the Methodist Church of Princeville. The Rev. J. C. Craine performed the double ring service. The couple will make their home in Princeville.
(Princeville Telephone, Sept. 1944, submitted by Mike McMullen)
At a very beautiful and impressive candlelight service at four o’clock Christmas afternoon Miss Alice L. Keller became the bride of John W. Matthews at the country home of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilder H. Keller just northwest of Princeville, Rev. J. C. Craine, pastor of the Princeville M. E. church officiated at the ceremony, which was witnessed by members of the immediate families and close friends.
The young couple was attended by Miss Eleanor Matthews of Princeville, sister of the groom and Gene Keller of Princeville, brother of the bride.
The happy young couple expects to make their home in Shaboona, Ill.
The bride is a graduate of Princeville high school and also attended Normal State University at Normal, Ill. The past several years she has been a very successful teacher in the rural schools of the Princeville community.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Mathews of Princeville and is a graduate of Princeville high school and the University of Illinois. He is now employed as agricultural instructor in the Community high school at Shaboona, Ill.
(Princeville Telephone, Dec. 1945, submitted by Mike McMullen)
During 1928 Dan Cupid worked with a will, joining a number of local people together in marriage:
June 24—Samuel Martin of Princeville and Miss Louise Baurer of Tremont were married at Tremont.
August 4—William F. Moody of Elmwood and Miss Mildred Mendell of Princeville were married at the M. E. parsonage at Prineville.
(Princeville Telephone, Jan. 1929, submitted by Mike McMullen)
The marriage of Miss Helen E. Buck and Edmond Lauber occurred Saturday, March 16 at 3 p. m., at the Methodist parsonage in Princeville, Rev. A. H. Nothdurft officiating. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Merrifield of Peoria; Mrs. Merrifield is a sister of the bride.
A reception was held at the home of the bride’s sister Mrs. Leroy Dailey.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Buck and a graduate of Princeville Community High School. The groom attended high school at Brimfield.
Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Buck, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mason, Russell and Gwen Mason, all of Peoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Lauber will reside on the Harry Belford farm northwest of Monica.
(Princeville Telephone, 1940, submitted by Mike McMullen)
It was a happy company of about half a hundred people that gathered at the pleasant farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Leaverton near Monica, to witness the marriage of their daughter, Gertrude, to Arthur E. Mendell, at noon on Christmas day.
Mr. and Mrs. Mendell left here on Tuesday, Jan 1, for an extended visit with relatives and friends in Kansas and Iowa. They will occupy the Henry Weber farm residence one mile north and four miles west of Princeville and Mr. Mendell will farm other land in that vicinity.
(Princeville Telephone, 1906, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Announcements have been received of the marriage of Miss Sadie M. Gelling to Mr. Bernard W. Miller on Thursday, July 27th. The wedding was a very quiet one, only being witnessed by a few relatives, but it terminates a romance of several years, the young people having been schoolmates.
Miss Gelling is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gelling of Monica and is a charming
accomplished young lady being a graduate of Villa De Chantel of Rock Island, Ill. and a gifted musician.
The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Miller of Wyoming and is an industrious young farmer, a graduated of Brown’s Business College and formerly held a position of bookkeeper for the Illinois Tunnel Company of Chicago.
The will be at home at Wyoming, Ill.
(Princeville Telephone, Aug. 3, 1911, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Edith Streitmatter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Steitmatter of near Speer, Ill., became the bride of Eli B. Martin, son of Mrs. Marie Martin of Princeville, Sunday after January 21, at 2 o’clock at a ceremony at the Apostolic Christian church in Princeville, the Rev. Schubert of Peoria officiating.
The bride was attended by Miss Hilda Martin of Princeville, sister of the groom and the best man was Ben Haurer of Peoria.
The bride is a graduated of Princeville High school and for the past several years has been employed in Peoria. The groom is a promising farmer of this community. They will take up housekeeping on the Truitt farm northeast of Princeville.
(Princeville Telephone, 1940, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Wilbur A. Mendell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Mendell of Princeville and Miss Letha F. Stevenson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Royal L. Stevenson of East Peoria, were united in marriage, Saturday afternoon, February 3 at 3o0’clock at the Baptist parsonage in Chillicothe, the pastor, Rev. George F. Bennett, reading the single ring ceremony. The couple was attended by Gerald Williams of Princeville and Miss Hazel Keeley of Chillicothe.
A wedding dinner in honor of the newlyweds was served at the home of the groom’s grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Leaverton near Monica.
The groom graduated for Princeville High school with the class f1937. The bride attended the local high school. She was recently employed at the Proctor Recreation Center in Peoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Mendell will reside in East Peoria, where the groom has been employed at the Caterpillar Tractor Company since his graduation from high school.
(Princeville Telephone, 1939, submitted by Mike McMullen)
A lovely bride of November 3 was Miss Dorothy Miller daughter of Fred Miller and the late Maude W. Miller, as she exchanged her marriage vows with George E, McCartney of Sparland in the Methodist church in Princeville Sunday. Rev. Richard Mader officiated.
Mrs. Shirley Clark was matron of honor for her sister. The bride’s attendants were Mrs. Beverly Boswell of Lacon and Miss Carolyn Webber of Sparland.
Gerald Hoskins of Sparland was the best man and James Miller of Peoria and William Bryden of Sparland were ushers.
Kathy Kelly, niece of the groom was the little flower girl. Timmy Daily was the ring bearer.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Julius Lauber and Lucille Theobold chose St. Valentine’s Day on which to exchange marriage vows, which were read by the Rev. Charles Smith at the Methodist parsonage in Princeville in the midst of twelve members of the couple’s immediate families.
The bride is the daughter of Joseph Theobold of near Monica and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Theobold, also of Monica. A home had already been furnished there and Julius will continue to farm in partnership with father in the Monica vicinity.
(Unknown newspaper, Feb. 14, 1946, submitted by Mike McMullen)
In a ceremony performed Saturday morning at nine o’clock in St. Edward’s church in Chillicothe, Miss Marie Hawley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hawley of Chillicothe and formerly of Wyoming, became the bride of Francis Lauber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Lauber of Monica.
She chose as her maid of honor Rose Mary Johnson. Her junior maid was her sister Patty Hawley.
Sandra and Diana Lauber, nieces of the groom, were the flower girls.
The best man was Pat Harmon of Princeville. Ushers were Bob Hawley, Jerry Hawley, Frank Sturm and Berne Schubert.
The bride attended Princeville Community high school and Brown’s Business college and is now employed at the Koch Concrete Block Company in Princeville.
The groom attended Princeville Community high school and the University of Illinois. He is now employed by the Santa Fe railroad.
(Unknown newspaper, Nov. 1953, submitted by Mike McMullen)
First Presbyterian church was the setting of the ceremony, which united Miss Geraldine Bryant and, 126 Randolph St., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bryant, Valparaiso, Ind., and Charles J. Meyers 1217 W. Armstrong Ave., at 1:30 p.m. Oct 29. The Rev Robert A. Bielenberg officiated.
Matron of honor for her sister-in-law was Francis Bryant of Vestal, N.Y. Best man for his brother-in-law was Eugene Charles Merkle of Nile, Ohio. Ushers were Francis Bryant, Vestal, N. Y., Sam Deeds and Giles E. Keithley.
The former Miss Bryant is a graduate of Purdue University. Mr. Meyers attended Peoria schools and Morgan Park Military Academy. They will reside at 126 Randolph St.
(Unknown newspaper, Oct. 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Sunday afternoon, June 15, was the wedding date of Miss Carol Darlene Bush of Peoria to James Kruse Larson of Iowa City, Iowa, at the First Methodist church chapel.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Rose Mary Bush.
Mrs. Donald A. Bush of Beardstown was her matron of honor. Bruce Knowles, from Iowa City was best man. Don A. Bush gave his sister in marriage.
The former Miss Bush took a business course at Dickinson Business College and for the past six year has been employed at the Burkhart Photo Studio.
Mr. Larson, a resident of Iowa City, Iowa, spent one year at Great Lakes Naval Training Center and was s student at the State University of Iowa, before entering the navy. He is now finishing his schooling at the same university in Iowa City, where they plan to make their home.
Out-of-town guests were: Mrs. Helen Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Kruse, other and grandparents of the groom, Bob Larson, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Larson, Patty Larson, Bruce Knowles, Howard Riley, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Kruse all of Iowa City and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Meek, Mrs. Grace Parshall, Clyde Parshall, all of Metamora, and Mrs. and Mrs. T. W. Beall, of Princeville, Ill.
(Unknown newspaper, June 1947, submitted by Mike McMullen)
A delightful surprise was in store for the members of the Gigolette Club when they met at the Tip Toe Inn in Peoria for a dinner party Tuesday evening. At that time announcement was made of the marriage of Miss Ruth Mendenhall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Mendenhall, and Paul Lottman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lottman of Brimfield.
The ceremony was performed in the rectory do St .Nicholas church in Kahoka, Missouri by the Rev. Fr. Purcell last Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.
Mrs. Lottman is a graduate of the Brimfield high school class of 1934 and attended Dickerson’s business college in Peoria. For the past four years she has been employed by the Peoria Merchants’ association.
The groom is a graduate of Brimfield high, class of 1933. He was employed by the Bell Telephone company in Peoria until he was inducted into the army. He is stationed at Ft. Custer, Michigan, but will be in Louisiana for the next month of maneuvers.
They will be at home to their many friends in their new home in Brimfield on completion of his defense training.
(Unknown newspaper, Aug 1941, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Karen Mulvaney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mulvaney of Brimfield, was wed to Dean W. Lightbody, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lightbody, Glasford, Jan. 11, at the Mulvaney home. The Rev. Loyal L. Pearce officiated.
Mrs. Robert Jarm, Brimfield, was matron of honor. Robert Boggs of Glasford was best man.
Mrs. Lightbody attended Western Illinois State college, Mr. Lightbody is a graduate of Bradley University. Both are instructors at Sipp school. They will live at 1112 Ellis St., Peoria.
(Unknown newspaper, Jan. 11, 1957, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Violet M. Thomas of 326 Meidroth street, Peoria, was married to Frank R. Mahle of 400 First Avenue, Peoria, in the Harry Belford home Friday, March 25, at 2:00 p. m.
Rev. Arnold S. Dalzell officiated at the single ring ceremony.
The Mahles and Belfords enjoyed a wedding dinner at the Home Town Café immediately following the ceremony.
The table was centered with the traditional wedding cake, which was served with ice cream for the desert course.
Mr. Mahle, a nephew of the Belfords, is a dormer resident of Duncan. He and his new wife will reside at 326 Meidroth Street, Peoria.
(Unknown newspaper, Mar. 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Lt. Robert F. Miller, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Miller of Laura, and Miss Helen Bloen, daughter of Mr. Ralph Bloen of Los Angeles, Cal., were married in a double wedding ceremony June 23 at Las Vegas, Nev. The ceremony also united in marriage Lt. F. L. Sawin of Chicago and Miss Lois Brown of Denver.
After a week’s honeymoon at Sequoia Park, the couple are a home in Long Beach, where the groom is stationed as a ferry pilot in the navy air corps.
(Unknown newspaper, June 1943, submitted by Mike McMullen)
Miss Florence Symonds, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Symonds, Sr., of Dunlap, and Elmer Deane Miller of Princeville were married last Thursday morning, July 30, at Kahoka, Mo.
Attendants were the bride’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Symonds, Jr.
The groom is now stationed at the Great Lakes naval training station and Mrs. Miller is staying with her parents for the present.
(Unknown newspaper, 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)
At the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Bert Rice, Wednesday evening, July 1, Edward McMaster and Leona Partridge were untied in the holy bonds of matrimony, the Rev. Velander performing the ceremony. Only a few of the nearest relatives and friends were present. The young people were attended by Grace Albright and Lloyd Turl.
The groom is one of the most popular men of our country, highly esteemed by all, while the bride is the youngest daughter of J. Partridge, of the Smithville and is an accomplished young lady with the sweet disposition and worthy of her many friends. The many friends extend the congratulations.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Linda T.)
Wed on May 12, at 11 a.m. in the Christian Assembly, were Miss Erma Fesser, daughter of Walter Fesser of Peoria Heights and Gerald McMullen son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kingsley of Garden St. The Rev. R. L. Goode officiated.
Miss Feeser’s single attendant was Miss Delores Berger wore a blue dress and white hat. Art Athen was best man for Mr. McMullen.
After a southern wedding trip, the couple will reside in Northcrest Ave.
Mrs. McMullen is a Woodruff high school graduate and her husband was graduated form Manual Training high school.
(Unknown newspaper, May 12, 1956, submitted by Mike McMullen)
William Henry McCartney and Miss Martha Catton were united in marriage at La Prairie, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 17, 1898. After a short visit with the bride's relatives at that place they returned to Brimfield where they have been busy receiving the congratulations of their friends. they will make their home on the Austin farm, on the west side, the coming year, where Mr. McCartney will be employed.
(Brimfield News, Mar. 3, 1898, submitted by Barbara Miroslaw)
Miss Marie C. Leuthold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Leuthold and Leonard Menold, were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian manse. Rev. Lee H. Smith performing the ceremony. Attendant were Madelyn Schick of Morton and Alphy Menold of Princeville.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the Leuthold home at Edelstein, after which the couple left on a short wedding trip to Chicago.
The bridegroom leaves Monday to enter the service.
(Princeville Telephone, Aug. 1945, submitted by Mike McMullen)
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Miss Ona Fritz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Fritz and Jacob Otto Menold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Menold, were united in marriage Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock by the Rev Lee H. Smith at the Presbyterian manse. They were attended by Miss Katherine Menold, sister of the groom and Lee Fritz, brother of the bride.
After graduation from Princeville high school the bride attended Peoria School of Beauty Culture and on completion of the course she held positions in Peoria and Lewistown. At present she is a student at Dickinson’s business college in Peoria.
The groom has been in connection with Kraft’s Bakery of Princeville and the Glen Oak bakery in Peoria. Until his recent enlistment in the army he was employed at Caterpillar. He expects to be called into active services at an early date.
(Princeville Telephone, 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)
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Miss Kay McGee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. McGee of Mt. Pulaski, was married to John F. Morrissey, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Morrissey, Saturday June 19 at St. Bernard’s church.
Miss Rita McGee, sister of the bride, acted as maid of honor.
The bridegroom’s brother, Paul Morrissey, served as best man and ushering were James Scherer and Robert Morrissey.
Mrs. Morrissey is a graduate of Mt. Pulaski high school and St. John’s School of Nursing. She is employed by the Visiting Nurses association. The bridegroom is a graduate of Woodruff high school, served 3 years in the Army and is now associated with his father in business.
(Peoria Journal Star, June 1948, submitted by Mike McMullen)
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