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Listed here are Boone County engagement and marriage announcements that have been transcribed from old newspapers, marriage certificates or wedding invitations, etc. Your contributions to this data are always appreciated!

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Samuel Richards / Martha Heath

Steubenville Daily Herald
Steubenville, Ohio
October 14, 1895

They Wasted No Time

Lebanon, Ind., Oct. 14 -- Samuel Richards, 84, and Mrs. Martha Heath, 77, both wealthy, met for the first time last Saturday, were together a half hour, fell in love and arranged the details of their marriage which occurred here Friday.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - July 16, 2007


David W. McCabe / Susan Cory

Hamilton Daily Republican
Hamilton, Ohio
November 21, 1894

The following invitation has been received here:

Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Cory
request the honor of your presence at the
marriage of their daughter, Susan Be_le,
to
Mr. David W. McCabe,
Wednesday afternoon, November 28,
eighteen hundred and ninety-four,
at 2 _ o'clock,
at the residence,
Lebanon, Ind.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - July 16, 2007


Charley Werts / Eva Wise

Lebanon Patriot
Monday, December 21, 1891

Ward -- The fortune teller's prophecy came true. Perry Ray held the right and left bower but Charley Werts held the winning hand. The fact was made known by the blowing of horns, the rattleing [sic] of bells and the firing of guns, together with many voices to make a noise so as to wake the peaceful slumbers of bride and groom which was finally accomplished. So Charley Werts and Eva Wise are man and wise.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - May 7, 2007


Charles Allison / Janie Miller

The Patriot
Lebanon, Indiana
Thursday, January 5, 1888

Whitestown -- Miss Janie Miller was wedded to her cousin, Mr. Charles Allison, of Tenn., Saturday night. The Rev. Good officiated. The happy couple start for the home of Mr. Allison this week. We wish them a felicitous married life.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - May 7, 2007


William E. Davis / Lola Irene Boone

Decatur Review
Decatur, Illinois
April 29, 1922
Page 10

MARRIED

BOONE - DAVIS

Miss Lola Irene Boone of Bement and William E. Davis of Zionsville, Ind., were married Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Judge J. H. McCoy at the court house.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - April 14, 2007


Harold Smythe / Josie Herrod

The Indianapolis Star
Sunday, October 11, 1908

Lebanon

The marriage of Harold
Smythe of Indianapolis and Miss Josie Herrod, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Herrod of this city, took place Saturday night.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - March 11, 2007


Rushton Ritchie / Mary Jane Brown

The Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis, Indiana
September 19, 1915

Suburban Social and Personal News

Lebanon

Rushton Ritchie, son of W. S. Ritchie of Lebanon, and Miss Mary Jane Brown, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Brown of Indianapolis, were married here Sunday, the Rev. O. H. Carmichael of the Presbyterian Church officiating.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - March 11, 2007


Joseph W. Strain / Grace Little

The Indianapolis Star
Sunday, October 11, 1908

Lebanon

Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Miss Grace Little to Joseph W. Strain at the home of Mrs. Monroe Bush, a sister of Miss Little. Miss Little is a graduate of the Chicago Are [Sic - Art?] Institution.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - March 11, 2007


Byron Moore / Geraldine Perkins

The Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis, Indiana
September 19, 1915

Suburban Social and Personal News

Lebanon

The engagement of Miss Geraldine Perkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Perkins and Byron Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Moore, was announced at a meeting of the Tri Kappa Sorority, held at the home of Miss Ruth Campbell. Mr. Moore is the surveyor of Boone County and his bride-to-be is popular in society. The wedding is to take place Oct. 14.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - March 11, 2007


Frank R. Dulin / Ordelia Hughbanks

Fort Wayne News
Fort Wayne, Indiana
August 28, 1912
Page 2

Society

A wedding of interest to the many friends of the groom in this city will take place in Whitestown, Ind., today, when Miss Ordelia Hughbanks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hughbanks, of that place, will be married to Mr. Frank R. Dulin, of this city, at the home of the bride's parents. The Rev. William E. Morris, of Indianapolis, will perform the ceremony in the presence of the members of the two immediate families, and Miss Grace Etchison, of Lebanon, Ind., and Mr. William B. Ralston, of Fort Wayne, will attend the bride and groom. Mr. Dulin and his bride will take a short wedding trip on the northern lakes, and upon their return will reside at 342 East Washington boulevard.

Researcher Note: Frank R. Dulin was the son of John A. and Mary Ann (Carr) Dulin.
Transcribed & submitted by: T. Stover - January 18, 2007
Note: "I'm interested in sharing notes on these Dulin and Carr families."


Lyle Matthews / Anita Hostettor / Hostetter

The Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis, Indiana
October 31, 1909

State Social and Personal News

LEBANON

Lyle Matthews of Lafayette and Miss Anita Hostettor [sp?] of this city were married at the Presbyterian Church at noon Monday by the Rev O. H. Carmichael. Only the immediate relatives and intimate friends of the couple were present. Mr. Matthews is a son of H. P. Matthews of Crawfordsville. His bride is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hostettor [sp? Hostetter?]. She was one of the most prominent young society women of this city.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - December 26, 2006


Chester Sparks / Merle Nicely

Crawfordsville Review
Tuesday, January 4, 1916

Miss Merle NICELY daughter of the late James Nicely of near Advance and Chester SPARKS of that place were married at noon Saturday at the home of Rev. Mr. Francis in Advance. Both are prominent young people. Miss Nicely was graduated from Crawfordsville HS in 1911 and has been attending DePauw University.

Transcribed by: Karen Zach - August 2006


Harold Harder / Helen Frank

The Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis, Indiana
May 12, 1918
Page 44, col. 4

HOOSIERS AS THEY COME AND GO

LEBANON

Miss Helen Frank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Len Frank of this city, and Harold E. Harder of Indianapolis were married in Indianapolis Monday. Mr. Harder is stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and has returned there.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - September 2006


Fred A. Riner / Ruby Cornelius

Unknown Advance or Lebanon, Indiana Newspaper
December 20, 1919

Pretty Home Wedding

Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cornelius, west of Advance, occurred the marriage of their youngest daughter, Ruby, to Fred A. Riner, son of Mr. And Mrs. M. P. Riner.

At the appointed hour, seven o’clock, Mrs. Verna Crouch, sister of the bride, sang Moore’s familiar, “Believe Me To All Those Endearing Young Charms,” and was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Fred Routh, also a sister of the bride.

As the strains of music changed to "Lohengrin’s Wedding March,” the bridal party entered, led by little Miss Freida McClaine, who bore the wedding ring in a pink tea rose. Rev. O. E. Kelly, of Terre Haute, followed next in order, and the bride and groom who were unattended, followed.

The ceremony was performed beneath an improvised pergola of similax. During the reading of the ring ceremony, Mrs. Routh played softly, Nevin’s, "There Was a Lover and his Lass."

After the congratulations, the guests were served with a three course luncheon, the color theme of pink and white being used throughout. The guests were waited upon by Thora Melson, Ester Burrin, Lucile Yager, and Elizabeth Swisher, former pupils of the bride, who were dressed in white with pink sashes and hair ribbons.

The bride is a graduate of Advance High School, attended Indiana University and was a successful school teacher in the Advance schools.

The groom is a graduate of Lebanon High School and Wabash College, and spent a year in Hayti [sic], in service with the Marines. At present he is [a] chemist for the Indiana Condensery.

The bride and groom left for a short wedding trip, the bride traveling in an Algerian red suit of velour, trimmed in Hudson seal with a red satin, metallic embroidered hat and accessories to match.

They will be at home to their friends after the first of the year at their apartment on East Washington Street, Lebanon.

The guests included the immediate families and friends of the bride and groom.

Those from a distance were: Mrs. Harvey M. Coffin and Miss Monte Lux of Bement, Illinois and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Turner of Joplin, Missouri.
 

Attached: 1. Original news clipping - 2. Wedding Invitation (added 9/6/2007)
Submitted by:
Louise and Gary Thompson - 10/17/2006
 


Lloyd Crouch / Verna Cornelius

Unknown Boone County Newspaper
June __ 1917

Crouch - Cornelius

This afternoon at Beech Grove, Indianapolis, occured [sic] the wedding of Miss Verna Ruth Cornelius, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Cornelius and Loyd [sic] Eugene Crouch, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Crouch of Jeffersonville, Ind.

Rev. S. L. Welker a former pastor of Rev. Crouch performed the ceremony.

Rev. Crouch has been preaching five years, his pastorates being; Elizabethtown; Wesley Chapel, Jeffersonville: First M. E. Church, Vevay: now at First Church, Chapin, Iowa. His school work covered terms at Manchester College, North Manchester, Ind.; Winona College; Moores Hill College; University of Louisville.

Miss Cornelius is a graduate of Lebanon High School, a teacher in the Jefferson Township schools, trained at Bethany Park for Sunday School work and at present a sucessful [sic]teacher in the Advance Christian school. She was also a student at Winona College in 1911 where she met Mr. Crouch. The witnesses to the ceremony were the Misses Nina Waters, Leola McClaine and Ruby Cornelius.

This community will lose one of its most valuable church and social workers but the many talents of the bride will be a wonderful help to Rev. Crouch in doing effective church work.

Congratulations are extended.

Attached: wedding announcement - added 9/9/2007
Submitted by: Louise and Gary Thompson - 10/19/2006
Note: Per Indiana marriage records: Lloyd E. Crouch and Verna R. Cornelius were married 14 June 1917 in Boone County, Indiana. Source Citation: Title: Boone County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Records 1844 - 1920 Inclusive Vol, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office; Book: C-18;Page: 30.
 


Fred M. Routh / Mabelle Cornelius

Unknown Boone County Newspaper
June __ 1917

Routh - Cornelius

On Monday afternoon at ___th[?] Advance Christian Church occured [sic] the wedding of Miss Ma_[?]Belle Cornelius, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cornelius and Fred M. Routh, son of Mrs. Carrie B. Routh.

The contracting parties are well known in this community. The groom has lived near here all his life. Mrs. Routh has been very prominent in musical circles of this community and her absence will be especially felt at the Advance Christian Church where she has been pianist for six years.

They will reside on the groom's farm near Lebanon.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Lloyd E. Crouch, pastor of the First M. E. Church, of Chapin, Iowa, who has been visiting in this community for the past few days, and was witnessed by Misses Verna and Ruby Cornelius, Leola McClaine and Nina Waters.

The many friends extend hearty congratulations.

Attached: wedding announcement - added 9/9/2007
Submitted by: Louise and Gary Thompson - 10/19/2006
Note: Per Indiana marriage records: Fred M. Routh and Mae Bell Cornelius were married 11 June 1917 in Boone County, Indiana. Source Citation: Title: Boone County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1844 - 1920 Inclusive Vol, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office; Book: C-18;Page: 28.
 


Ora Proffitt / Vansetta Miller

Unknown Boone County Newspaper
June __ 1917

Proffitt - Miller

This afternoon Mr. Ora Proffitt and Miss Vansetta Miller were united in marriage at the home of the bride's mother Mrs. John Miller of near Union. Mr. Proffitt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. _____ [Proffitt?] [end of article missing]

Attached: partial wedding announcement - added 9/9/2007
Submitted by: Louise and Gary Thompson - 10/19/2006
Note: Per Indiana marriage records: Vernita M. Miller and Ora L. Proffitt were married 14 June 1917 in Boone County, Indiana. Source Citation: Title: Boone County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1844 - 1920 Inclusive Vol, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office; Book: C-18;Page: 31.


Myron B. Tauer / Geraldine Lewallen

The Indianapolis Daily Star
Indianapolis, Indiana
July 24, 1923

TAUER -- LEWALLEN

Lebanon, Ind., July 23 -- The marriage of Miss Geraldine Lewallen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Lewallen of this city, and Myron B. Tauer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul O. Tauer of this city, occurred yesterday afternoon at the Methodist Church here, the Rev. Frank R. Briggs officiating.

The bride was graduated from the local high school this spring. Mr. Tauer is also a graduate from the high school here and attended Purdue university. He was employed as a teacher in the city schools of Lebanon last year and has accepted a position as coach of athletics and instructor in manual training in the high school at Mascotah, Ill., for the coming school year. His father formerly was mayor of Lebanon.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - October 30, 2006
 


Henry Wolf / Victoria Doob

The Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sunday, April 27, 1913

Weddings and Engagements

Mr. and Mrs. A. Doob of Lebanon announce the engagement of their daughter Victoria and Henry Wolf of Wabash. Miss Doob has a large circle of friends in Indianapolis and has been the frequent guest of Miss Agatha Selig.

The Indianapolis Star
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
May 16, 1913

Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Wolf, whose marriage took place Monday night at the Claypool Hotel, will sail from New York tomorrow for a four months' tour of Europe. Mrs. Wolf was Miss Victoria Doob of Lebanon. Mr. Wolf's home is in Wabash.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - December 7, 2006
 


Floyd Carpenter / Fredabelle Loper

The Indianapolis Star
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
May 9, 1920

Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Loper, 3120 College avenue, announce the engagement of their daughter Fredabelle to Floyd Carpenter of Lebanon. The wedding will take place in the late summer.

Transcribed by: T. Stover - December 7, 2006