1919 Lincoln County Minnesota Mascot marriages entries

extracted by Becky Davidson


Miss Antoinette Tykwinski and Mr Walter l Fier were united in marriage Tuesday, Jan 28 [1919] at the St John Cantius church of Wilno, Fr Rakowski officiating. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to the immediate relatives at the bride's home.

The attendants were Miss Lucille, sister of the bride, and Anton, brother of the groom. Miss Lucille wore a dress of pink silk crepe de chine. The bride was attired in a gown of white ivory satin with silk georgette panels, wearing her veil in coronet style. She also carried a bouquet of bridal roses.

The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr and Mrs M J Tykwinski, prominent farmers of this community. She graduated from the Ivanhoe High School with the 1915 class and has since taught school a couple years in this county [Lincoln county]. The past year she has spent in Minneapolis.

The groom is a son of Mr and Mrs Anton Fier, of Alta Vista, and is one of the leading farmers of that community. He has been in the military service the past thirteen months and recently returned home.

The young couple who on this important occasion cast their lot as one are well known and highly respected by all in this community, and their host of friends extend to them abundance of wishes for a happy and prosperous journey over the sea of matrimony. -Ivanhoe Times


Harry Moorse and Miss Lucy Mary Koltze were married at St Edward's Church in this city last Tuesday [May 20, 1919] morning at nine o'clock. Father W J Stewart officiated.

The bride was gowned in a beautiful creation of white Crepe de Chine and wore the bridal veil and carried a boquet of roses.

The bridal couple were attended by Lawrence Richter and Miss Sophie Moorse. Miss Moorse wore a gown of pink and carried roses.

After the ceremony at the church the bridal party went out to the Koltze home where nearly a hundred guests partook of a hospitable dinner and enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs H C Koltze, and came with her parents to this locality, from Iowa, several years ago. Since coming here she has been a popular member of the younger set and there is every reason to congratulate Harry upon his good fortune.

Harry Moorse is a son of Mr and Mrs Peter Moorse and is well known here, being brought up in this community. Harry is the kind of boy who goes ahead and does things without making any fuss over it. Ever since a little lad ha has plugged away, he has studied and toiled - always worked hard and always made good. There are many different classes of men and the class that Harry belongs to is the one that just goes ahead and does its work without any noise or show, but which, when it comes to the test, is always "there with the goods."

Mr and Mrs Moorse will make their home on the Moorse farm in Nordland, to which place the best wishes of a host of friends follow them.

Out-of-town relatives of the Koltze family that attended the wedding were: Mr and Mrs Wm Richter, and Lawrence, Alfred, Julia and John Richter, all of Rock Valley, Ia, John Richter of Lennox, S D, Mrs Rose Miller, of Burlington, Wis, and Fred Koltze, of Sioux City.


Frank Sigvaldson and Miss Alice Amundson were married at the Norwegian Lutheran church here last Wednesday evening [June 11, 1919]. Rev E J Hinderlie read the marriage service according to the Lutheran ritual.

The bridegroom was attended by Rudolph Amundson and the bride by Miss Pauline Sigvaldson. The bride was charmingly gowned in white organdie, with veil and carried roses.

After the ceremony at the church a wedding supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs Greggar Amundson; the guests consisted of immediate relatives only.

Mr and Mrs Sigvaldson left on the night train from Minneapolis where they will go to Winnipeg and thence to Glenboro, Manitoba, where Mr Sigvaldson is now operating a farm.

This marriage unites two pioneer families of this locality, Mr and Mrs Amundson, the parents of the bride, being among the early settlers of the township of Nordland, Lyon county, and the late Arni Sigvaldson and his wife, parents of the bridegroom, being among the first of the Icelandic settlers of the township of Limestone, Lincoln county. No families in this locality are better known, nor have been more prominent in the development of their respective neighborhoods than these two, and the best that we could say of the son and daughter, whose union of hearts has joined these two families, is that we know them to be children worthy of the parental names they bear.

We congratulate Mr and Mrs Sigvaldson and trust that they may prosper and enjoy life.


A R Johnson and Miss Jonina Johnson were married at the Icelandic Lutheran church in this city last Wednesday evening [June 18, 1919].

About two hundred people witnessed the ceremony. Shortly after eight o’clock the strains of the wedding march, played by Miss Margaret Eastman, announced the arrival of the bridal party. After a short halt in the vestibule the double doors of the main room swung back and the bride and groom entered and marched up the center aisle to the altar rail where they were met by Rev G Guttormsson who read the marriage service of the Lutheran ritual and propounded the solemn questions therein prescribed. The ceremony was preceded by a hymn by the choir and prayer by the pastor. The ceremony at the altar concluded the bride and groom marched down the aisle and took a position near the front door of the church where they received the congratulations of the guests as they filed out. The ceremony in the church was solemn and simple and the beautiful decorations of the altar and surroundings caused the impression made upon all to be of a very pleasing kind.

The bride wore a white gown of the latest June-bride style, artistically made and elegantly fitted, and wore the bridal veil and carried whire peonies.

A banquet was served in the basement of the church where covers were laid for about seventy-five. In this basement room the hand of the artist had been busy. The whole room was decorated most beautifully, the color scheme being pink and white. Every table in the room had upon it several large bouquets of cut flowers. A large “Edison” supplied with the latest records furnished music during the meal. The banquet was served in courses and sixteen young ladies, of the “Sweet Sixteen” variety, served. The beauty in decorations, dress and person so filled the room that the most exciting taste could hardly have desired a more pleasing sight. The food was ample and prepared and served in a fashion fit for a royal board.

When the last course had been served and the coffee had been brought a short program of impromptu toasts was enjoyed. The speakers were: Rev G Guttormsson, Attorney B B Gislason, Dr Th Thordarson, B Jones, Ernest Johnson and the bridegroom. The function of toastmaster was discharged by G B Bjornson. The half hour occupied by toasts was enjoyed by all and many deserved and pleasant things were said about the bridal couple.

The bride and groom can both qualify as Minneotans of many years standing. Mr Johns has for years had charge of the grocery department in the Big Store. He is a man whom everybody knows and everybody likes, a man without an enemy who still has done his part as a good citizen. The bride, a daughter of Mr and Mrs Ernest Johnson, of this city, has worked for a number of years as a dressmaker and her worth is attested by all who know her. They have both, long since, established themselves in the esteem and confidence of all.

The Mascot wishes them years of comfort and happiness


Leo Tillemans and Miss Bessie Hanson were united in marriage at St Edward’s church in this city Father W J Stewart officiating.

Harold Tillemans was best man and Miss Marie Finnegan appeared in the capacity of bridesmaid.

A wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride’s parents, the guests being immediate relatives of the contracting parties.

Mr and Mrs Tillemans drove to Marshall Monday afternoon where they took thr south bound Great Northern train, intending to go to Sioux City and from there on to Nebraska where they will spend a few days visiting with relatives.

The principals in these nuptials are youths who have attained their maturity in this community and both come from well known pioneer families. Leo is the youngest of the Tillemans brothers and is operating what is known as the “old Thompson farm” which joins Minneota on the west. He is one of the most industrious young men of this locality and nothing seems to agree with him quite as well as work – unless it were more work. While not much more than a boy in years he has already reached a position of comparative independence, financially speaking.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs P J Hanson and is in every way an estimable young lady who will preside over this new Tillemans household in an able and agreeable way.

The Mascot extends congratulations.


Adalbjorn O Bjornson and Miss Gudrun Hallgrimsson were united in marriage at the home of the bridegroom, in the township of Westerheim, last Wednesday evening [ July 9, 1919], Rev G Guttormsson officiating. The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion and was well filled with relatives of the contracting parties. “The finest country wedding I have ever attended,” said one of the guests in describing it to us.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs John Hallgrimsson, of this city, and came here from Canada several years ago. She has won for herself many friends and admirers, through her pleasing manners and charming personality, since coming here, and a large circle of friends now welcomes her to the position of mistress of one of the leading homes of the community.

The bridegroom is the son of that well known Westerheim pioneer, E Bjornson. He is a native of the township, being born on the farm he now operated. He is one of those steady, hard-working men who are building upon the foundation that their fathers laid in the early days and increasing the fertility of the acres of the home farm through the intensive farming methods of the present. Adalbjorn is a man who farms with his head as well as his hands and during the years that he has been gradually taking over the management of the farm he has more than made good. He is in every sense a fine boy and enjoys the confidence of the whole community.

Mr and Mrs Bjornson left on the midnight train Wednesday for the Twin Cities where they will spend a few days.

The Mascot congratulates.


Oliver Hatlestad and Miss Margaret Johnson were united in marriage at the Icelandic Lutheran church here last Monday evening [July 14, 1919] at 8 o’clock. The church was filled with relatives and friends who had come to witness the ceremony.

The bridal couple entered the church preceded by Rev G Guttormsson. The wedding march was played by Miss Emily Zeuthen.

The bride was gowned in a most beautiful creation of white georgette over satin, wore the bridal veil and carried a bouquet of roses. The ceremony was performed by Rev G Guttormsson and the ring service was used, the ritual of the Lutheran church being read by the pastor.

After the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs Albert J Johnson. Relatives of the contracting parties were the only guests at this function.

The bridegroom in these nuptials is a son of the well known Cottonwood politician, Ole H Hatlestad, and is operating a farm in the Cottonwood vicinity. He is a fine appearing young man and stands high in the community where he lives.

The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert J Johnson, of this city, and has been teaching school since her graduation from the local high school in 1914. She has made good in her work as a teacher and she enjoys the esteem of all those who have made her acquaintance.

Back in the eighties, before either of the contracting parties in this marriage was born, the family of Albert Johnson and that of the bridegroom’s mother lived as neighbors out in Lincoln county. The first Mrs Hatlestad, mother of the bridegroom, who died when Oliver was a boy, was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Knute Anderson, who lived in a log cabin, situated in a very picturesque spot at the bottom of a deep river gulch in the township of Alta Vista, Lincoln county. The Andersons were Norwegians but practically all their neighbors were Icelanders and Mr Anderson was always referred to among his neighbors as “Knute of the Gulch.” About a mile from this “gulch” lived a young couple starting life in the “New World.” That couple was Mr and Mrs Albert Johnson. The relations between the two families were cordial but in the course of time both moved away and it is safe to say that neither family knew much about the other. Thus it was left for these two young people, who did not know anything about each other’s existence, until Miss Johnson came to the Cottonwood community to teach, to recall to the minds of their elders the friends and the neighbors of the early days.

Mr and Mrs Hatlestad went to the lake region near Mankato where they will spend a few days before going to their home near Cottonwood.

The Mascot extends congratulations.


No one is a whit older than he feels, and Cupid may shoot his arrows into hearts that have beat for three score and ten with the same penetrating effect as his darts produce in the youthful bosoms of those who count but a score of life’s milestones to their credit.

This was demonstrated at the Icelandic Lutheran parsonage last Tuesday [September 9, 1919] when Rev G Guttormsson united in marriage Jonas Olson and Mrs Gudrun Sigurdson, both of whom have passes the allotted three score and ten.

Mr and Mrs Arngrimur Johnson, pioneers of this settlement, performed the role of best man and bridesmaid, respectively.

The principals in this marriage are no strangers to the “bonds of matrimony” as this is the third time each of them appears before the marriage altar. That they venture for the third time to brave the waves of the nuptial sea proves that their other journeys have been such as to leave pleasant recollections.

Mr and Mrs Olson are highly esteemed and much respected residents of this village and their many friends will join the Mascot in expressing the wish that they may yet have many years of happy union.


A very pretty wedding was solemnized at St Edward’s Catholic church Tuesday morning [September 9, 1919] at half past seven o’clock when Miss Dorothy Seal became the wife of Francis Elmer Kelly. After the service a bountiful three course breakfast was served at the home of the bride to about thirty intimate friends of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs T D Seals.

The bride has lived in Minneota since infancy. She is a graduate of the local high school also spent one year at the Winona State Normal School. Miss Seals has a host of friends among the people of this village who wish her continued happiness in her new home.

The groom is an enterprising young farmer from Mellette, S D. He served in Uncle Sam’s army during the late war but returned to the farm when peace was declared.

The young couple left on the noon train Tuesday and, after a short honeymoon they will make their home on a farm near Mellette.

The out-of-town guests were Miss Kathryn Kelly and Mr Raymond Kelly, a sister and brother of the groom.


Cyril J Buckley and Miss Denage Marie Regnier were married at the Catholic church in Ghent last Wednesday morning [September 24, 1919] at nine o’clock.

The celebrant of the nuptial mass was Father Van Wallegham.

A large number of guests were present at the ceremony in the church which was followed by a wedding breakfast at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs George Regnier.

The bridegroom is a son of Mr and Mrs John Buckley, of Westerheim, a capable young man who has rented his parents’ farm and will begin his career on the “old place.” With his popular and pretty young bride Cyril is certainly beginning under favorable circumstances and the many friends of thie young couple wish them all manner of good fortune.

The Mascot congratulates.


Miss Sophia Mary Moorse was married to Emil Joseph Claeys last Tuesday morning [October 7, 1919] at 9 o’clock at St Edward’s church in Minneota, Father W J Stewart, officiating.

The bridal couple was attended by Alphonse Claeys, as best man, and Miss Mathis as bride’s maid.

A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs Peter J Moorse, to which had been invited the immediate relatives of the contracting parties.

Mr and Mrs Claeys left for the citied on the night train, Tuesday night, where they expect to spend some time.

When they return they will make their home on the Claeys farm – the old Jim Pennington farm – which belongs to the bridegroom.

Marry Moorse and Joseph Claeys are children of two of our most prominent families and have proven themselves worthy of the esteem in which the community holds them.

The Mascot joins their friends in congratulations.


Ivanhoe Times: Announcement cards were received here the past week of the marriage of Christine Thorgrimson to Mr Christian Hansen, the event taking place at the home of the bride’s brother, P B Thorgrimson, in Minneapolis, on Thursday September 25th [1919]. The bride is well known in Ivanhoe and vicinity, having grown to womanhood in this community and resided nearly all her life on the farm of her parents in Royal township. She has a host of warm friends who hold her in high esteem. The groom is a young man from near Tyler, a returned soldier who saw service in France and a man highly respected by all who know him. He is a brother of Mrs J T Clawson of this place. The happy couple will be at home after Nov 15th, at Tyler.



A double wedding took place at the home of Mr and Mrs Hall Benson, of Nordland, last Tuesday evening [October 14, 1919] when their daughter, Caroline, was married to Rudolph Hanson, son of Mr and Mrs H R Hanson, and their son, Melvin, married Miss Virginia Appleby, daughter of Mr and Mrs L J Appleby.

The home was prettily decorated for the occasion and the ceremony took place at 7:30, in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives.

Rev G Guttormsson performed the ceremony.

A wedding supper was served after the ceremony and this was followed by a pleasant hour of visiting, after which the bridal party was gotten ready for departure. They motored to Marshall, where they took the Great Northern night train for Minneapolis. The usual shoe and boiler episode contributed to the merriment of the occasion as the bridal car left the Benson home.

The guests are enthusiastic over what a fine time they had and all say that they have seldom been so royally entertained.

These four young people come from three of our best homes and they are as fine young folks as you will find anywhere and we are all glad to know that they are going to remain with us and manke their home here. They will settle on separate farms in this neighborhood and for itsel and the whole community the Mascot extends to the new Mr and Mrs Hansen and Mr and Mrs Benson a cordial welcome and hearty good wishes for the future.



St Edward’s church was the scene of two marriages this week. The first nuptial mass was celebrated at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning [October 15, 1919], the contracting parties being Emiel Landuyt and Mrs Celestia DeSmet. This couple was attended by Adolph Landuyt, as best man, and Celina DeBaere as bridesmaid.

The second marriage was that of Medard Serlet and Miss Irmine DeBaere, which took place at 9 o’clock yesterday morning [October 16, 1919]. Wilfred Dero acted as best man and Miss Celina DeBaere as bridesmaid.

Father W J Stewart officiated at both these nuptials.

Both the brides are of the well known DeBaere family and enjoy the respect and friendship of the community.

Emiel Landuyt is running a farm near Walnut Grove and it is to this place that he takes his bride. He is a man very highly spoken of by all who know him.

Midard Serlet is well known locally and is a young man of good repute and will liked.

To these two couples the Mascot extends its best wishes for the future.


Edward Langan and Miss Margaret Blake were married at the Catholic church in Marshall Wednesday [October 22, 1919] of this week.

A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents after the ceremony. Many relatives of the contracting parties were present and the young couple were given a due and proper send-off as they left for the Twin Cities on their wedding trip.

The bridegroom is a son of P Langan, of Westerheim, and is one of our most promising young farmers, while the bride is from a well known Marshall family and is a highly spoken of young lady.

They will make their home on the Langan farm in Westerheim. The Mascot joins their many friends in congratulations.


Robert H Jackson and Miss Ella Goslar were married at the home of the bride’s parents yesterday afternoon, Rev E J Hinderlie officiating.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Harm Goslar and is a popular young lady who has been a favorite in her social set. The bridegroom is a young man brought up in the Taunton neighborhood and is highly spoken of by a large circle of friends.

A wedding supper was served at the Goslar home and many friends and relatives partook of the hospitality of Mr and Mrs Goslar.

Mr and Mrs Jackson will go to the northern part of the state to make their home, we are informed.

The Mascot congratulates.


William Bankers and Miss Mary Domick were united in marriage at the Catholic church in Wilno on Nov 4th [1919].

A wedding breakfast was served to the bridal party and a number of relative at the home of Mr and Mrs John Woskoviack, where the bride has been making her home for the past year.

The bridegroom is a son of Mr and Mrs Anton Bankers, who lived in this locality for many years and now reside at Bock, Minn. He has grown to manhood in this community and is one of our enterprising and energetic young farmers. Mr Bankers is operating the farm formerly run by his father and he and his bride have taken up residence there.

The bride is of the well known Domick family, of Lincoln county, but has for some years been a resident of North Dakota, from which state she came about a year ago and has since been making her home near Ivanhoe. She has been prominent in the social circles at the county seat of Lincoln county. We take pleasure in welcoming her as a permanent addition to the population of this community.

The Mascot extends its best wishes and congratulations to Mr and Mrs Bankers.


EInar Gudmundson and Miss Mabel Komplien were married at the Norwegian Lutheran parsonage, in Minneota, Wednesday evening, Nov 26 [1919]. The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev E J Hinderlie, who read the service according to the Lutheran ritual.

Carl Komplien, the bride’s brother, acted as best man and Miss Christine Gudmundson, the bridegroom’s sister was bridesmaid.

Mr and Mrs Gudmundson left on the night train, Wednesday night, for Saint Paul where they spent Thanksgiving with friends. They returned to this locality last Sunday.

The bride in these nuptials is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Knute Komplien, of Westerheim, and has been prominent in the affairs of the young social set of this community for some time. She is a most worthy young lady and Mr Gudmundson is much to be congratulated.

EInar Gudmundson is a son of Mr and Mrs Bjarni Gudmundson, of Royal, Lincoln county. He has been working in thie localith for a number of years and has gained a reputation as a hardworking steady young man of ability and promise. Einar was one of Uncle Sam’s boys who went to France, returning from there last spring.

Mr and Mrs Gudmundson will reside on a farm near Ivanhoe.

The Mascot extends its best wishes to this bride and bridegroom who go to their new home with the congratulations of a host of friends.


Knute Rye and Miss Thilda Nomeland were married at the home of the bride’s mother in Canby Thursday afternoon [November 27, 1919] of last week, at 4 o’clock. The home was tastily decorated for the occasion and the ceremony was witnessed by a company composed of the near relatives of the bride and bridegroom and a few intimate friends. Rev C Haugen, of St Stephen’s Lutheran church officiated.

The bridal couple were attended by Ernest Rye, as best man, and Miss Thilda Knutson, as bridesmaid.

Afgter the ceremony a wedding supper was served.

The bride is a daughter of Mrs K T Nomeland, of Canby and is a popular member of the younger set of that city’s social circle. We welcome her to the Minneota locality and congratulate her husband upon his good fortune. Mrs Rye is not a stranger here and she will find her many friends in this locality ready to do their best to make her feel at home.

The bridegroom is a son of Mr and Mrs Ole E Rye and is one of the most progressive young farmers of this locality. He is a graduate of the Minneota High School and a man of sterling qualities who has the confidence and good will of all who know him.

Mr and Mrs Rye are spending a few days with friends in Minneapolis and Northfield. They are expected to return the latter part of this week. They will make their home on the Tom Dovre farm, in Eidsvold, which O E Rye purchased several years ago.

With the many friends of this young couple the Mascot joins in extending best wishes.


Cards have been received announcing the marriage of Agnes Lucelle Reishus, daughter of Mr and Mrs E S Reishus, of Cottonwood, and Dr Harold Goodman Swennes, of Hinckley, Minnesota. The bridegroom is a son of Mr and Mrs Arne Swennes, of Clarkfield. The ceremony was performed at the Lutheran parsonage by the Rev Geo H Trabert, of Minneapolis.

Miss Marvel Poehler, a former classmate and close friend of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, while the bridegroom was attended by his brother Olaf Swennes, of Clarkfield.

The bride was attired in a dark brown velvet suit richly trimmed with fur and wore a gold lace hat to match. Pink Sweetheart roses and sweet peas were worn as a corsage bouquet. The bridesmaid wore a dark blue suit and a corsage bouquet of tea roses.

After the ceremony a seven course wedding dinner was served at the Andrews Café.

We want to add to the above, which was sent in by a friend, that Harold Swennes is a native of this locality, being born on the Swennes farm north of Minneota, and so is well known locally. He was graduated from the department of Dentistry at the State University and for a while practiced at Cottonwood. He is a capable fellow and comes from one of our pioneer families than which there are none better. If he has inherited, as we believe he has, a share of the fighting blood of the Swennes there is no doubt that his “carving out” a career wherever he goes. Good luck to Mr and Mrs Harold Swennes!


Otto R Rye and Helen Victoria Wahlstrom were married at the home of the bride’s parents Saturday evening [December 8, 1919], Rev E J Hinderlie officiating. The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion and the ceremony was witnessed by relatives of the contracting parties.

Miss Anna Wahlstrom acted as bridesmaid and Knute Dovre as best man.

The marriage ceremony took place at 7:30 in the evening and was followed by a splendid wedding dinner that spoke highly of the cuisine of the Wahlstrom household.

Otto is a son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Rye and is now managing his parent’s farm in the township of Nordland. He is a fine boy and is making good and taking his place among the leaders of the community.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Emil Wahlstrom and is a girl of attainments, culture and pleasing personality and Otto is indeed a “lucky boy.”

The marriage joins two pioneer families of the township of Nordland – families that have been close neighbors and have always taken a leading part in the affairs of the community.

Mr and Mrs Otto Rye will be home to their friends after January 1, 1920.

The Mascot extends its best wishes.


Edwin Olson and Annie Serena Christopherson were uniter in marriage at the Norwegian Lutheran parsonage, in Granite Falls, on Thursday afternoon, last week [December 4, 1919]. The ceremony was performed by Rev O T Erickson.

Fred Olson accompanied his brother as best man, while the bride was attended by her sister, Miss Sophie Christopherson, as bridesmaid.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Ole Christopherson, of Normania township, and has grown to womanhood in that locality where she enjoys an extensive acquaintance and has the regard and respect of all.

Edwin Olson is well known in this locality. He is a son of the late Eli H Olson, of Swede Prairie, and has been managing his mother’s farm in that township for several years. His father’s death threw responsibilities upon the shoulders of this boy, not common to one of that age, but he was equal to the task and he has been equal to the varying tasks that the years have brought him and now he is more fully equipped than ever for the battle of life and we do not hesitate to predict for him a most promising future.

Mr and Mrs Olson will make their home in Swede Prairie.

The Mascot extends congratulations.