Marriages
T-Z

Talbert-King Weaver-Robinette
Taylor-Lile Weaver-Sanford
Taylor-Wasson Webb-Miller
Teufel-Keck Webber-Bouk
Theobold-Weaver Weidner-Wrinkledecker
Theobold-Weimers Welch-Livingston
Thomas-Callery Wells-Lord
Thorn-Eaton West-McGinnis
Troup-Willard Westefer-Harrison
Trowbridge-Wilson White-Stolzman
Tucker-Searles Whittaker-Riggen
Turnbull-DeBord Willard-Mummert
Turner-Whalem Williams-Chapman
Vance-Block Williams-Gingrich
Vance-Miller Williams-Keeley
Van Sickle-Washburn Wilson-McGransghan
Walker-Smith Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Walter
Wallace-Gruner Worsfold-Camp
Ward-Hawkins Yess-McKelvey
Warner-Bishop Yost-Behrens
Wasson-Walichi Zepp-Schelkopf
Wear-Hibbs Zimmerman-Kearns
Weaver-Lamm  


 


TAYLOR-WASSON

Married - In Elmwood, Sept. 13th, 1882, by Rev. D. H. Gray, Mr. Frank Taylor and Miss Effie Wasson, all of Harkness Grove.

(Elmwood Gazette, Sept. 21, 1882, submitted by J. Robert Schmidt)

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Mary Alice Callery Is August Bride of Robert S. Thomas

Miss Mary Alice Callery, attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray P. Callery of Princeville, and Robert Stanley Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. McGarvey of Pekin, were united in marriage at a nuptial high mass solemnized at the S. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church at 9 o’clock Saturday with the Rev. J. A. Gordon officiating

Maid of Honor was Miss Margaret Mary O’Connor, close friend of the bride and Miss Winfred Callery, the bride’s sister was the attendant. Robert Callery, brother of the bride was best man and Ed Anderson of Eagle Grove served as groomsman. Ushers were John Callery, brother of the bride, and Robert Williamson of Pekin.

Following the ceremony was a reception was held at the bride’s home for about 70 quests.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas left that afternoon for a short wedding trip to Michigan and other points north. Upon their return they will be at home in an apartment in Bloomington.

Mrs. Thomas, a graduate of Princeville Community high school with the class of 1943 and Illinois State University in August, will be employed in the business office of the University. Mr. Thomas, a graduate of Pekin high school, served three years in the Army Air Corps and is enrolled for his senior year at the Illinois State Normal College.

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

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WASSON - WALICHI

Gazettelings

Married, at Monmouth, Thursday, January 28, 1892, by Rev. Wishart, D. D., Mr. Major A. Wasson and Miss Nellie Walichi. A large reception was given Saturday, January 30, at the residence of the groom's parents near Oak Hill.

We extend to this happy young couple our best wishes for a long, prosperous life.

(Elmwood Gazette, Feb. 4, 1892, submitted by J. Robert Schmidt)

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In Peoria, April 24, 1888, by the Rev. E. Taylor, Ira G. Taylor, aged 22, of Mount Pleasant, Ia., to Miss Clara Lile, aged 19, of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, June 1, 1888, by the Rev. F. B. Bess, Christian Teufel, aged 28, to Miss Wilhelmina Keck, aged 22, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Wedding

Mrs. Emma Block has issued cards of invitation for the wedding of Miss Anna Christina Block and Charles Clark Vance at half after 8 o'clock in the evening of Thursday, the 9th of October. The ceremony will take place in the Block home, 469 Moss Avenue. The at home card enclosed reads for January 1 at 201 North Underhill Street. (Peoria Journal, Sunday, Sep. 21, 1913, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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In Peoria, April 21, 1888, by P. F. Scanlan, Police Magistrate, Samuel Vance, aged 25, to Miss Louisa Miller, aged 30, both of Limestone. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, April 21, 1888, by Barrett White, J. P., Fred A. Walker, aged 23, to Miss Edna M. Smith, aged 17, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Eldon Wear Married

This evening’s Peoria Journal has the following, which we however have not been enabled to confirm here or at Dunlap.

“You must be mistaken. It can’t be true,” said Everett Wear of Princeville over the telephone this morning when a Journal reporter called him up to ask about the marriage of his son, Eldon E. Wear, To Miss Ola R. Hibbs of Dunlap at Bloomington yesterday.

“The Journal noticed the license in the Bloomington Pantagraph this morning and the presumption is the couple wedded there. A telephone call was put out for the groom, but he was not in Princeville. His father answered instead.

“He could not believe that his son was married. He was supposed to be in Peoria on today on business. He and Miss Hibbs have been keeping company for a couple of years, but have said nothing to their parents about getting married.

“’Has there been an objection to the couple marrying?’ Mr. Wear was asked. “Not that I have heard of, but I think there must be some mistake.”

“The groom is of age and a young farmer residing near Princeville. The chances are they intended to surprise their friends and quietly eloped to Peoria’s Gretna Green, Bloomington. However, unless they hurry, the news of their marriage will beat them home.”

(Princeville Telephone, Feb. 3, 1910, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Marriage License

Harry W. Webb, 23?, Peoria, and Miss Marie V. Miller, 19, Peoria. (Peoria Journal, Thursday, Sep. 25, 1913, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, March 9, 1888, by William Fielder, J. P., William Webber, aged 25, of Peoria, to Miss Margaret Bouk, aged 23 years, of Minonk. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Married

Mr. Roy Weidner, of Monica, and Miss Cora Wrinkeldecker, of Joy, Illinois, were united in marriage at Aledo on Thursday evening of last week. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Oct. 3, 1895, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, April 25, 1888, by the Rev. A. F. Irwin, John H. Wells, aged 33, to Mrs. Phebe L. Lord, aged 31, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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In Peoria, April 24, 1888, by the Rev. E. W. Fairley, Samuel S. Wilson, aged 31, of Lexington, Ky., to Miss Lou A. McGransghan, aged 25, of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, May 17, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Married

Miss Cora McKelvey, of Brimfield, and Mr. Joseph Yess, of Jubilee, were married September 25, 1895, at the home of the bride's mother.  (Brimfield News, Thursday, Oct. 3, 1895, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Peoria, May 3, 1888, by Wm. Fielder, J. P., Frederick Zimmerman, aged 29, to Elizabeth Kearns, aged 18, both of Peoria. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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At Elmwood, Aug. 1, 1888, by the Rev. W. R. Butcher, George W. Van Sickle, aged 37 to Miss Ella Washburn, aged 28, both of Elmwood. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 2, 1888, transcribed by Sandy MacDonald)

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YOUNG COUPLE WED

Raymond Tucker, son of Burt G. Tucker and Miss Maxine Searles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Searles, both of Dunlap, were quietly married in the chapel of First Methodist church in Peoria Sunday at 2 p.m. Miss Helen Taylor was maid of honor and John Symonds was best man. A reception was held in the home of the bride following the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Tucker will go housekeeping on the Mabel Wakefield farm.

(Unknown newspaper, 1952, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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MISS THERESA MUMMERT IS BRIDE OF RAYMOND WILLARD

Miss Teresa Mummert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wardie Mummert and Raymond Willard, son of Harry Willard, were united in marriage on Wednesday evening, May 18, at 6 o’clock at the Methodist church parsonage in Clinton, Iowa, the Rev. Mr. Ackman, pastor performing.

Mr. and Mrs. Willard returned to Princeville last Thursday evening and have taken up their residence in the home of the groom’s father.

Mr. Willard a graduate of Princeville high school is now employed at the W. A. Smith Hardware store. Mrs. Willard also attended Princeville high school

(Princeville Telephone, May 1938, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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West-McGinnis

Clifton West, son of Mrs. Julia West of Elkader, Iowa and Miss Ella Lucille McGinnis of this place, were united in marriage at them. M. E. parsonage in Princeville last Saturday evening, June 6th, at eight o’clock. Rev. J. C. Craine performed the double ring ceremony. Mrs. J. C. Craine and daughter Janet and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McGinnis, brother and sister-in-law of the bride were the attendants.

The bride has spent her entire life here, making her home with her Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Harden. She attended both the grade and high schools, graduating from the high school with the class of 1924. Since she has been employed at different times both n the Telephone newspaper and J. F. Bliss drug store. She also has been a faithful and efficient worker in the local M. E. Sunday School for a number of years and a member of the Methodist choir.

The groom is a prosperous young farmer in Elkader, Iowa community, where the young couple expects to make their home.

Miss Gwendolyn Gelling, only sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Harold Ostrom acted as best man for the groom.

(Princeville Telephone, 1931, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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DOROTHY F. HARRISON WEDS EDW. WESTEFER

At a nuptial mass solemnized at 8:30 o’clock Tuesday morning, February 4, at Mary of the Woods church in Princeville, Miss Dorothy Harrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harrison of Princeville, became the bride of Edward I. Westefer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Westefer, also of Princeville, Rev. Fr. J. A Gordon, pastor officiated at the impressive rite.

The couple was attended to by Helen Callery of New Boston, Ill. and Elmer Dansbach of Edelstein, Ill, Franklin Hill of Princeville, nephew of the bride and Edward Long of Speer, cousin of the groom were alter boys.

Mr. and Mrs. Westefer are well and favorably know in this vicinity, where they have spent their entire lives. The bride is a graduate of Princeville high school with the class of 1931. The groom is a young man of sterling character, who has been associated in the occupation of farming for a number of years.

Mr. and Mrs. Westefer will be at home to their many friends after March first on the farm of the bride’s father on mile south of Wyoming, Illinois.

(Princeville Telephone, Feb. 1936, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Married December 16.

Miss Harriett Gingrich of Peoria formerly of Princeville, was married at Chester M. Williams, also of Peoria, on December 16 at Kewanee, Ill. The bride graduated from Princeville high school, class of 1928 and attended the University of Illinois and Bradley college. Mr. Williams is a graduate of Canton high school and attended Valparaiso University. He is engaged in the printing business in Peoria, in which city Mr. and Mrs. Williams will reside

(Princeville Telephone, Dec. 1938, 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:

Talbert-King

April 9—Murray A. Talbert of Toulon and Miss Blanche A. King of Princeville were married at Galesburg.

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

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Couple Wed Today In Church Ceremony

Miss Ruby DeBord, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles I. DeBord, of this city and Air Cadet William O. Trunbull of Amarillo, Texas, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Turnbull of near Elmira, were married at 3 o’clock this afternoon at the Methodist church with Rev. P. Henry performing the double ring ceremony.

Attendants were Calvin Fritz, Gene Harvey, Miss Marge Porter and Miss Helen DeBord, the last a sister of the bride.

Cadet Trunbull graduated from Toulon High school with the class of 1943 and enlisted in the Air Corps in August of that year. He was called for duty in Dec. and received basis training at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri and was an aviation student at Knox College in Galesburg for five months. In June of 1944 he was transferred to Williams Field, Arizona and then to Santa Ana, California. At the present time he is with the aviation student detachment at Amarillo, Texas.

The bride graduated in 1944 for Toulon High school and has been attending Brown’s Business College in Peoria for some time. She will accompany her husband back to Texas.

(Princeville Telephone, Sept. 1945, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Whittaker-Riggen

The marriage of Miss Marcia Riggen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Riggen and Leland Whittaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Whittaker was solemnized in the “Little Brown Church” at Nausha at 3 0’clock Saturday afternoon, March 16, the Rev. William Kent officiating.

Mrs. Whittaker graduated from Princeville Community High School with the class of ’37 and Mr. Whittaker graduated from Brimfield High School in 1936.

They will make their new home on the farm northeast of Laura, which the bridegroom recently purchased.

(Princeville Telephone, 1940, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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MARRIED FRIDAY AT LITTLE BROWN CHURCH IN THE VALE

Nuptial rites uniting Miss Marjorie Chapman of Laura, Illinois and Sam W. Williams of Princeville, Illinois were performed at the Little Brown Church in the Vale at Nashua, Iowa, at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon, November 3. The Rev. William Kent officiated at the ceremony.

Miss Martha Graves and Mr. Burnell Brown of Peoria, Illinois, attended the couple. Witnessing the service were the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Chapman of Laura, Illinois, the groom’s parents Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Williams of Princeville, his sisters, Mrs. Gerald Stewart of Glasford, Illinois and Mr. J. P. Henry of Charles City, Iowa and also J. P. Henry and children, Phyllis and Jackie.

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was held at the home of the groom’s sister, Mrs. J. P. Henry, in Charles City, Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. Williams are now at home on South Walnut street in Princeville. The bride is a graduate of the Elmwood high school and the groom is a graduate of Princeville high school. For the past four years Mr. Williams has been employed as a machinist at the L. R. Nelson Mfg. Co. in Peoria.

(Princeville Telephone, Nov. 3, 1939, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Jerry Williams Weds Chillicothe Girl

Miss Hazel J. Keeley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keeley of Chillicothe, Illinois and Gerald F. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Williams of Princeville, were united in marriage at 4:30 o’clock, Monday Oct 22 at the Little Brown church in Nashua, Iowa, Rev. F. L. Hanscom performing the double ring ceremony. Attendants for the bridal couple were Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Williams, brother and sister-in-law of the bridegroom.

Guests attending the wedding were the parents of the members of the bridal party, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stewart of Edwardsville, Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Henry and children, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Todd of Waterloo, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Price of Charles City, Iowa.

During the war the bride has been employed in Peoria, Illinois, by Caterpillar Tractor Co. The bridegroom had been in the armed forces for four and one-half years and spent three and one-half years overseas in Iceland, Ireland, France and Germany. He was recently discharged from the service.

The newlyweds will be at home at 511 Millman, Peoria, Illinois.

(Princeville Telephone, Oct. 22, 1941, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Monica Man Weds Pekin Girl

In a ceremony November 14 in the Grace Methodist church in Pekin, conducted by the Rev. Preston Horst, Miss Joan Weimers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Weimers of Pekin became the bride of Joe C. Theobold, son of M. J. Theobold of Monica. Attendants were Mrs. Paul Richardson, matron of honor and sister of the bride; Mrs. Lillian Williamson, bridesmaid; Janelle Doren, flower girl; and Dwane Burns, best man. After a brief wedding trip the young couple will reside in Peoria.

(unknown newspaper, Nov. 14, 1948, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Double Ring Rites Unite Dunlap Girl And Brimfield Man

In a double ring ceremony, performed at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, in Dunlap Presbyterian church by Rev. Marion C. Floyd, Patricia Ann Livingston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newell Livingston, became the bride of Donald C. Welch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Welch of Brimfield.

Miss Joyce Livingston attended her sister as maid of honor. Miss Carol Livingston was her sister’s bridesmaid.

William S. Herbst of Peoria served as best man of the groom and Ray Smith as groomsman. Guests were seated by Lucius Heinz, LeRoy Riegel, Charles Kelstead and Keith Livingston.

Mrs. Welch is a graduate of Dunlap high school. Here sorority is Epsilon Sigma Alpha.

Mr. Welch is a graduate of Brimfield high school and Bradley university. His fraternity is Delta Epsilon. He is employed in the office of International Harvester Company in Peoria.

Mr. and Mrs. Welch will reside at 405 Peoria Ave., Peoria.

(unknown newspaper, March 1953, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Hawkins-Ward Vows Are Read Feb. 13 At Homer Manse

In a simple but lovely wedding, Russell Ward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ward of Princeville and Miss Anna M. Hawkins of Cloverport, Ky., were united in marriage February 13 at 4 p.m. at the Presbyterian manse in Homer. Rev. Lee Smith, formerly of Princeville, performed the single ring ceremony.

After spending two weeks in Indiana and Kentucky, the Ward are now at home to their friends in Mrs. Jennie Russell residence.

The bride was formerly employed by the Cloverport Tile company in Kentucky. The groom attended Princeville High school and was a sergeant in the Army. He spent 42 months overseas in Tahu, T. H. He is now the new day marshal in Princeville.

(unknown newspaper, Feb. 13, 1947, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Earline Weaver Married To Albert Theobald

Mr. and Mrs. Earle R. Weaver announces the marriage of their youngest daughter, Earline, to Albert Theobald, son of Joseph Theobald of Princeville, which took place in Cheyenne, Wyoming last Thursday, Sept., 17. Mrs. Lucille Menold and Walter Theobald, brother and sister of the groom were the attendants. Walter Theobald, who is in the service, met them in Colorado Springs. After the ceremony Mrs. Menold left for the coast to join her husband, who is in the navy.

The bride is a graduate of the Princeville high school and attended the state university. For the past six years she has taught in the rural schools of the community. She had recently been employed in the War Production office at Peoria.

The groom is engaged in farming. The couple will reside on the Mrs. Chas. Collins farm southwest of Monica.

(unknown newspaper, Sept 17, 1942, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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LOCAL MAN MARRRIED TO INDIANA GIRL

In a ceremony performed at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, May 19, at the home of the bride’s parents, Miss Leota M. Lamm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ors Lamm of Bluffton, Indiana, became the bride of Mayor and Mrs. Earle R. Weaver of Princeville.

Preceding the ceremony a 15 minute musical was presented by the bride’s sister, Miss Vaden Lamm, vocalist and Prof. Max Allen, pianist.

Miss Opal Lamm, sister of the bride was the bride’s attendant. The groom was attended by his brother Vernon Weaver.

The double ring ceremony was performed by Dr. C. Ray Kelm of Manchester, Ind., before a candle lighted alter, which was naked with lilacs.

Relatives from this community in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Earle Weaver, daughter Earline, sons, Jimmie and Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Johnson, daughter Raylene, Mrs. Dick Delbridge, son Robert and Miss Gladys Rose Weaver, all of Princeville and Mrs. Charles DeBord of Toulon.

Mrs. Winfield Weaver was graduated from the Rockcreek, Ind., high school in 1931 and with distinction from Manchester, Ind., College in 1935, For the past five years she has taught at Wolcottville, Ind.

Mr. Weaver is a graduate of Princeville high school in 1931. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1938 and for the past twp years has taught at Wolcottville, Ind.

The couple will be at home at Millersburg, Ind., after July 1st but will make their home at Wolcottville until that time after a short wedding trip. Mr. Weaver will also assume his new duties on that date as vocational agricultural instructor in the Millersburg schools.

(unknown newspaper, May 19, 1940, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Former Princeville Resident Is Wedded

Announcement has been made of the marriage of Vernon L. Weaver, formerly of Princeville and now of Wyoming, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Weaver of Princeville, to Ann H. Robinette, also of Wyoming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Huntley of Peoria. The double ring ceremony was read a 9 a. m. Friday, February 6, in the home of the bride’s sister Mrs. John Webber in Urbana, by Rev. Belyes, pastor of the Urbana Methodist church.

Mr. and Mrs. Webber attended the couple.

Mr. Weaver was graduated from Princeville high school, and saw duty with the United States Army in World War II. Three years of his enlistment was spent overseas. He is now employed at the Phillips 66 station in Wyoming. His bride attended Peoria and Knoxville and was employed by Hiram Walker in Peoria before moving to Wyoming June 1st of last year. She is now employed at the Aldrich Company factory in Wyoming.

The couple will live in an apartment in the Mannon residence in Wyoming.

(unknown newspaper, Feb 6, 1948, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Zepp-Schelkopf

On the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. Raymond Schelkopf in a five o’clock ceremony Saturday afternoon at St. Mary of the Woods church their daughter. Miss Joyce Ann Schelkopf was united in marriage to Richard Zepp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Zepp of Peoria.

Miss Rosemary Schelkopf of Davenport, Ia., served her sister as maid of honor. Margaret Mary O’Conner was her cousin’s bridesmaid. Karlene Zepp, tiny niece of the groom, was the flower girl.

Karl Zepp served his brother as best man and the ushers were Franklin Conley and James Fiemng.

The former Miss Schelkopf graduated from the Princeville Community high school with the class of 43 and had been employed at Central National bank in Peoria.

Mr. Zepp attended Manual high school in Peoria. He served three years in the Navy and is now employed at the Westinghouse Co., in Peoria.

After a honeymoon in Chicago the couple will reside in Peoria.

Among the out of town relatives and friends that attended the wedding and reception were Mr. and Mrs. Theo Fairfield, Mrs. John Schelkopf, Mrs. G. M. Chichester, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mulvaney, Mary Ann, Karen, Lou, Mr. and Mrs. John Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. Fabian Cahill, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Megan and family, Mrs. Cecilia Megan and Edmund of Brimfield, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Zepp, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Milan Claybaugh and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dungan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Trotter and Gary, Miss Elsie Megan, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Klobucher of Peoria, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Zepp, Jr., and Karlene of Bartonville, Miss Mabel Lawler of Kewanee and Louise Pedigo of Havana.

(unknown newspaper, Nov 1947, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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SILVER WEDDING

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wilson celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage at their lovely home in Limestone Township, Sept 2, 1899. The following persons went from Eden, Ill, Mrs. Elizabeth Kinzey and daughter Alice, R. P. Kinzey wife and family, J. F. Kinzey wife and family., H. L. Kinzey wife and family. From Smithville, Ill., Mrs. M. J. Turbett and daughter Ciddie also Thomas Turbett and family. It was a lovely day and friends and relatives from Peoria and surrounding country gathered to make the day one long to be remembered with kind words and pleasant conversation. The festivities lasted all day and until late at night they consisted of music, singing and a general good time. Supper was served from 5 o'clock P.M. to 12 o'clock and tables fairly groaned under their weight of good things to which about three hundred invited guests did ample justice. As the shades of night began to fall a band from Peoria (whose name I am unable to recall) dispensed sweet music for those so inclined to trip the light fantastic. Nothing marred the pleasure on that occasion and every one endeavored to make it a time of rejoicing. the house and grounds were tastefully decorated suitable for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson were the recipients of many handsome and valuable presents, tokens of the love and esteem in which they are held by their friends and relatives. At a late hour all returned home wishing Mr. and Mrs. Wilson many happy returns of the day.

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

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Early November Bride

Miss Patricia Jean Whalem, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Whalem, 1501 First Ave., became the bride of Duane J. Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Turner, Kickapoo at 9 a. m. Saturday. The wedding took place in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. P., O’C, Culleton officiating.

Miss Colleen Tracy served as maid of honor. Flower girl for her aunt was Kathryn Maria Whalem. Tom Gilles of Kickapoo served as best man. Ushers were Robert Whalem, brother of the bride and Donald Carlson, cousin of the bridegroom.

The former Miss Whalem was graduated from the Academy of Our Lady. Mr. Turner, a graduate of Brimfield High School, is a member of 169th Fighter Bomber Squadron, Air National Guard.

Mr. and Mrs. Turner will make their home at 127 Valley St., CMR 10.

 

 

(unknown newspaper, Nov. 12, 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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White-Stolzman

A charming home wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stoltzman, Thursday, February 23, at high noon, the principals in which were Cora L., their youngest daughter, and Henry White, son of Mrs. Rachel White of Edwards Station. About twenty guests witnessed the ceremony, which was preformed by Rev. Warner of this place. Many beautiful and useful presents were received. Thursday evening the parents of the bride gave a reception to the girls of the Queen Ester Circle, of which their daughter is a member. A short musical programme was given by members of the circle, after which a dainty supper was served. The flowers of the bride were caught by Miss Maude Connell, which signifies that Maudie will be the next of the circle to be married. Mr. and Mrs. White will be at home after March 10 in the house vacated by Oscar Wykoff.

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

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Miss Eaton Is Bride

Miss Donna Arlene Eaton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Eaton, 1231 Seneca Pl., became the bride of Lawrence Allen Thorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. M. Thorn, 404 W. Lawndale Ave., at 2:30 p.m. Sunday Nov 20. The ceremony took place in Grace Presbyterian church, with the Rev. Bruce W. Dunn officiating.

Miss Georgia Mae Eaton, served her sister as maid of honor. Miss Nancy Brockmeyer was bridesmaid. Lee Ann Risen and Jerry Stangeland served their cousin as flower girl and ring bearer.

Charles Gabbert was best man. Ushers were Jeffry Stangeland, cousin of the bride and Richard Wagner, East Peoria, cousin of the bridegroom.

The former Miss Eaton is a graduate of Woodruff High School. Mr. Thorne was graduated from Peoria High School and attended Todd School and Bradley University. The couple will reside on California Ave.

(unknown newspaper, Nov 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Princeville Girl Wed New Mexico Man In Lovely Home Ceremony July 31

At 3:30 Sunday afternoon, July 31, Miss Phyllis Jean Gruner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gruner of Princeville, exchanged wedding vows with Reba E. Wallace Jr., son of Mrs. R. E. Wallace Sr., of Rosewell, N.M. Rev. Harvey Young of Thawville officiating.

Miss Ruth Gruner attended her sister as maid of honor. Virgil W. Bowyer of Hume, Ill., served as best man for his brother-in-law.

They will reside in Lombard, Ill., where Mrs. Wallace has a teaching position in the junior high school and Mr. Wallace is on the faculty of nearby York Township high school in Elmhurst.

Mrs. Wallace is a graduate of Princeville Community high school and MacMurray college in Jacksonville and Mrs. Wallace is an alumnus of Abilene Christian college of Abilene, Tex.

(unknown newspaper, July 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Maxine Camp Married T Merle Worsfold

In a quiet but impressive ceremony last Saturday, May 23, Miss Maxine Camp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Camp of Elmwood was united in marriage to Merle Worsfold, son of Mrs. Mary Worsfold of Princeville. The ceremony was performed in Oakwood, Mo.

Mrs. Worsfold was graduated from the Brimfield high school in the class of 1939 and for the past year has been employed at the Hiram Walker’s in Peoria.

The groom is a graduate of the Princeville high school, class of ’38 and is now employed at the R. G. LeTourneau company.

The young couple will make their home in El Vista.

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

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Martha Willard Married

Mrs. Martha Willard, formerly of Princeville, was married Sept 14 to Dr. Ronald M. Troup at Boulder City, Nevada. Mrs. Willard who will be remembered here as Mrs. Silas Willard, went from Princeville to California in 1925. The will reside at 1890 Arch street, Berkeley, Calif.

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

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