1920 Lincoln County Minnesota Mascot marriages entries

extracted by Becky Davidson


As we go to press (Wednesday evening [December 31, 1919] instead of Thursday, this week,) there comes to our ears strains of matrimonial music. We hear a wedding march. It is being played at the home of Mr and Mrs A S Josephson and our field-glass reveals to us the familiar bridal scene. The bride has just descended the broad stairway that faces the parlor entrance and is joined at the foot of the stairs by the bridegroom who enters from an adjoining room. These people are Alfred S Groff and Miss Anna Josephson. As they come into the parlor they are followed by the attending couple, Frank Josephson in the role of best man and Miss Ricca Josephson, as bridesmaid.

Before an improvised altar stands the officiating clergyman, the Rev Arthur Longfield. This representative of the state and church greets the youthful quartet with appropriate words of welcome. There is some singing and then the pastor pronounces the words that transform Miss Anna Josephson into Mrs Alfred Groff.

The bride is dress in a very becoming traveling suit of blue material, she carries a beautiful bouquet of roses and looks very trim and charming.

The ceremony is at an end. The relatives and friends crowd around with the usual wishes and this being duly done the company sits down to one of those real dinners that Mrs Josephson knows so well how to make. At the conclusion of this banquet the bridal couple made arrangements for their departure on the midnight train. The big touring car is brought up to the front door and the bride and groom bid farewell and are hurried to the station, where, in the door of a waiting Pullman, the ebony face of the experienced old porter beams upon them a cordial and knowing welcome. –And now, of all time, a coat of frost settled on our field glass and we can see no more.

These people are well known here. The bride is a foster daughter of Mr and Mrs A S Josephson, has lived in this community since a child, has for a long time been operator at the telephone office and is a mighty fine and capable young girl upon the capture of whose heart Mr Groff is to be congratulated.

A S Groff came here about eleven years ago, learned the barber trade here and has been working at that trade since, most of the time as owner and manager of the shop he has been in. He has made here a host of friends and has proven himself a good fellow.

Mr and Mrs Groff will make their home in Minneapolis, where Mr Groff will work in the West Hotel barber shop, one of the best in the city.

Congratulations and good wishes follow Mr and Mrs Groff.

Tholen-Van Keulen

Albert Tholen, son of Mr and Mrs John Tholen, of Marshall, and Miss Mary Van Keulen, daughter of Mr and Mrs H Van Keulen, of Westerheim, were united in marriage at the Catholic church in Ghent, Wednesday morning [January 28, 1920] of this week, Father Van Walleghem officiating. The contracting parties are well known and prominent among the younger set in the Ghent territory and are both promising youths. The Tholen and Van Keulen families are pioneer families of this locality and have always played a prominent part in all matters affecting the community. The Mascot extends its best wishes to Mr and Mrs Tholen.


William Davis and Mrs Lillian Ahnlund came up from Minneapolis, the first part of the week, where they had been recently married, and have been spending a part of their honeymoon as guests at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs Emil Wahlstrom.

The bride had spent most of her life in Nordland and is a woman of fine qualities and deservedly popular.

The bridegroom is a young man from Hazel, S D, where he is engaged in the lumber business. He is a man of good repute and recognized business ability.

we understand that Mr and Mrs Davis will make their home at Hazel, to which place hundreds of friends in this locality send their best wishes for the future.

The Mascot extends its compliments and trusts that Mr and Mrs Davis may find their fondest dreams come true.


We have always said that if Adelaide Whiting set her mind on doing a thing she would find a way in spite of all difficulties.

This proved to be the case last week. Miss Whiting had selected Wednesday of that week as the day upon which she would get married and the plans had all been arranged and every detail, including a handsome, bright and genial bridegroom, had been carefully looked after. But the “flu” epidemic had not been foreseen, much less had it been anticipated that the bride herself would be a victim. But that is the way it turned out. Whatever it is that is going the rounds, be it “flu” cold or something else, “got” Miss Whiting and she had to beat it to bed and stay there. This was several days before the “happy day” was due to put in an appearance. But the days came and went and still Miss Whiting was on her back, unable to get out. Finally Wednesday came – and no change in the weather. Miss Whiting looked at the calendar and saw that Wednesday was one of those days she had marked with a cross, or something, and she remembered that it was her wedding day, or rather the day she had selected for a wedding day. “But I can’t go to church today – not even to get married,” said Adelaide to herself and then she sank into a reverie. After a while she called her papa and mama and said to them: “This is my wedding day. I can’t get out of bed but I am going to get married just the same. Please call up Chester and the parson and have them come over and we will have the wedding right on schedule time.”

You can’t beat a girl like that out of anything she sets her mind on! (She believes in running on schedule – wish she were superintendent of the North-Western.)

At the appointed time, Chester Anderson, the bride-groom-elect, and Rev Roi Tibbets, put in appearance and the ceremony was conducted at the bedside of the bride. Miss Adeladie Whitting became Mrs Chester Anderson. Those who witnessed the ceremony were: Mr and Mrs W S Whitting, the bride’s parents, S K Whitting, of Fargo, Dr Carl Whitting and wife, of Balaton, C P Gould, of Tracy, and Mr and Mrs H S Parsons, of Marshall.

The bridegroom is the new county engineer for this county. He came here from Stillwater where his people reside. He is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus college and was with the American Army in France during the war.

Mr Anderson came here last year and took the place of Mr Webster, who had up to that time been county engineer. He is said to be making good and those who know him speak of him very highly.

The bride, during her incumbency of the office of superintendent of the rural schools of the county, has been very active in the discharge of her duties and has made a very good impression upon all those who have come in contact with her. She is a woman of ability, and she has a lot of “snap” about her, and things sure have to “go” to make a hit with her.

We understand that Miss Whitting will not continue as superintendent but will resign in favor of Mrs Anderson, who no doubt will have no trouble in holding the office as long as she wants it.


James Thomas Rogan, of Eidsvold, and Miss Mary Agnes Langan, of Weehawken, NJ, were united in marriage at the Church of St Edward the Confessor, yesterday morning [February 12, 1920], Father W J Stewart being celebrant of the nuptial mass. The bride and bridegroom were attended by James Kiley and Miss Margaret Langan.

The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of friends of the contracting parties.

After the ceremony the relatives accompanied the bridal couple to the Langan home in Westerheim where a wedding dinner was served and where the day was pleasantly spent in a family reunion.

The bride is a daughter of P Langan, the aged Westerheim pioneer. She left here years ago and has been making her home with relatives in the East. She is an accomplished woman and stands high in the social circles of the little from whence she comes.

The bridegroom – well, everybody knows Jim. He has been farming in Eidsvold for many years and has been adding to the number of friends as the years have passed. He is a prince of a fellow and we have yet to find the resident of this community who does not speak a good word for him.


Miss Julia Burthus and Fred A Martin were married at the Norwegian Lutheran parsonage last Monday afternoon [February 23, 1920], Rev E J Hinderlie officiating.

The bride wore a pretty dress of white voil and the bridal couple were attended by Mr and Mrs Helmer Mange of Cottonwood, as official witnesses.

Following the ceremony a three-course wedding supper was served at the home of Mr and Mrs Ole Burthus, at which only immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present.

The bride has lived with her parents in Minneota since they came to town and is a popular young lady and Mr Martin is much to be congratulated.

The bridegroom came to this county from Illinois several years ago and is farming in the township of Vallers. He enlisted in the army in 1918 and served at several camps in this country and was promoted to the rank of first sergeant. He was then sent to France. He had the distinction of being selected as one of the Presidential Guard at Paris and was Honor Guard on the George Washington on the voyage from France to America. Mr Martin is a fine young man and is much thought of in this community.

The Mascot extends its best wishes.


Henry Norem and Miss Minnie Cope were married at the Icelandic Lutheran parsonage last Wednesday evening [May 5, 1920] at 6 o’clock, by Rev Guttormsson. The witnesses to the ceremony were Mrs Birdie Swanson and Earl Dale.

The bride is a daughter, by former marriage, of Mrs N F Swanson, of this city, and has been a resident of Minneota for a number of years. She has been socially popular and has taken a prominent part in all the activities of the young people here. Mr Norem is to be much congratulated upon having won this pleasant little girl to be the “lady of the house” in the home that he is about to establish.

Henry Norem is a Swede Prairie lad who is well known locally and who is one of the promising young farmers of this community.

Mr and Mrs Norem left on the midnight train Wednesday for the cities where they will remain for a few days.

They will make their home on a farm in Swede Prairie.

The Mascot extends congratulations.


Peter Olafson and Miss Mary Kiley were united in marriage at the church of St Edward the Confessor, last Monday, last Monday [June 7, 1920], Rev W J Stewart celebrating the nuptial mass.

The bride was attended by Miss Bessie Kiley and the bridegroom by James Kiley.

The bride wore a beautiful gown of white georgette over white satin, bridal veil and carried white roses.

After the ceremony at the church the bridal party and relatives gathered at the home of Mrs Ann Kiley, the bride’s mother, where they partook of a beautiful wedding breakfast.

The bride is a native of this locality and has lived here continuously. For some time past she has been employed in the millinery department of the Big Store where she has been a favorite with the trade and has won the regard of her employers. She is a capable young lady and comes from a family that has been prominently identified with the development of this community.

Peter Olafson is a Minneota boy who is favorably known. He has an extensive was record, was at the front for several months and after the Armistice was with the Army of Occupation in Germany. He is a son of Mr and Mrs Einar Olafson, of this city and has been farming in this locality both before and after his war service. He is a steady, industrious chap of whom it is safe to say that he is destined to make good in the future as he has done in the past.

Mr and Mrs Olafson left for Minneapolis where they have been spending the week. They will make their home on the Hoverson farm north of town.

The Mascot congratulates.


Andrew P Weingartner and Miss Adelaide Sterk were married at Marshall last Wednesday [June 9, 1920] and are now on their wedding trip. They are expected in Minneota next week.

Mr Weingartner has been in Minneota for about a year, conducting a tailor shop. He is an ex-service man who saw actual service at the front. Since coming here he has made a place for himself among the business men of Minneota and has won the confidence and good will of everybody. He is a man who is “always on the job,” and his work is satisfactory and his manner of handling his trade has made a friend out of every customer. Minneota people are all glad to have a man like Weingartner among them.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs O H Sterk, of Marshall, and is brought up in that village. The Sterk family is well known here and this charming June bride will receive a hearty welcome in Minneota.


Leland B Green and Miss Gertrude Johnson were pronounced man and wife, before the altar of St Paul’s Icl Lutheran church in this city last Wednesday afternoon [June 9, 1920] at two o’clock, by Rev G Guttormsson, in the presence of a large circle of friends. The bridal couple was unattended.

The bride was very tastily attired in a tan traveling suit and carried a bouquet of sweet peas.

After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs Indridi Johnson, covers being laid for twelve.

The bride came to Minneota with her parents, from Canada, several years ago. She has made her home here since and has been prominent in the social activities of the young people. Sheis a bright, refined girl who has won the sincere admiration of all, and who will be missed by a large circle of friends.

Mr Green is a stranger here. His home is at Ovando, Montana, near the city of Missoula, where he is in the government service in connection with timber work. We understand that his position is a responsible one and that he is making good. He is a well-appearing, genial, intelligent lad and we believe that he will prove worthy of the prize that he is taking away from Minneota.

Mr and Mrs Green left for MIllette, S D, where they will spend a day with Mr and Mrs F E Kelly and then continue their journey to their home in Montana.

The Mascot extends its best wishes.


Frank Josephson and Miss Elin Askdal were married at the Icelandic Lutheran church last Wednesday evening [June 9, 1920] at 8 o’clock. Rev G Guttormsson read the ritual and the ring service was used.

The bridal coupleentered the church unattended.

The bride wore a dress made of white georgette over white satin, carried a bouquet of roses and wore the conventional bridal veil.

This was the second wedding in this church Wednesday and the church was beautifully decorated with plants and cut flowers.

About two hundred people witnessed the ceremony. Wedding supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents following the ceremony and Mr and Mrs Josephson left the same evening in a car with Glenboro, Man, as their destination.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs K S Askdal and is brought up in this city. She is a graduate of the Minneota High School and has been a teacher in the grades of the local school for a number of years. We know that it is the opinion of the Board of Education, and we believe the public generally, that there has never been a more efficient teacher connected with the local school. Her personality, scholarship and ability to get results have all combined to make her work exceptionally efficient. She is a woman of force, executive ability and splendid training. In church, society and school circles ahe has taken a prominent and active part and her worth is recognized by all.

Frank Josephson is a son of A S Josephson, who resides at Glanboro, Man, bus who belongs in Minneota, Minn. Frank is joint owner and manager of the noted Josephson farm in Eidsvold, with his brother, Helge. He is brought up here and is one of our splendid young men. He went to France and saw service at the front. When it comes to qualities that make for worth in a man too much can not be said for Frank. But the highest compliment that we can pay him is to say that he almost deserved the brilliant and beautiful girl who went out with him from her parents’ home Wednesday night.

Mr and Mrs Josephson will return to their home, on the farm above mentioned, before the end of the month.

The Mascot wishes them a lifetime honeymoon.


Dr Victor Silver and Miss Alma Galow were married at the home of Rev E J Hinderlie last Saturday [June 5, 1920].

The bride is a niece of Mrs Rex Krohling and has been making her home in this city, with the Krohlings, for several months past. She has won favor with all whom she has come in contact with here and leaves in Minneota many friends who wish her a happy future.

The bridegroom is a promising young dentist, located at Clarkfield, where he is enjoying a good practice and is popular in the community.

The Mascot extends congratulations.


Halldor S Johnson and Miss Sigrun Gudmundson were married at the home of the bride in Limestone, Lincoln county, last Saturday evening [June 12, 1920], Rev G Guttormsson officiating. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a circle of relatives of the contracting parties. The ring service was used. The home was prettily decorated for the occasion.

The bride is a daughter of Mrs Gudmundson and her father was the late P J Gudmundon, for years one of the best known farmers of Limestone. She has been prominent in the young set of her community and is regarded by all her associates as an exceptionally fine girl. Miss Gudmundson’s family is one of the pioneer families of the locality.

Halldor S Johnson is a son of Mr and Mrs Einar Johnson, of Limestone, and is brought up on his parents farm in that township. He left last spring for Glenboro, Man, where he bought a farm and it to this place he now takes his bride. Halldor is a genial, fine appearing, manly chap and has made good all along the line – especially will everyone who knows agree that this is true in his matrimonial compact.

Mr and Mrs Johnson left last Sunday for Glenboro where they will make their home.

The Mascot extends congratulations.


Last Monday was a legal holiday, according to the laws of the land, but Minneota, having celebrated on Saturday, our people quite forgot the fact that the outside world was observing another day. That is the reason why a young couple from this city found a barred and bolted door, on the court house, in Marshall, when they presented themselves at the gate through which all candidates for matrimony must pass before they can be accepted, last Monday [July 5, 1920]. The victims of this predicament were Joseph Manion, of Minneapolis, and Miss Martha Johnson, of Minneota. Cupid had led them to the right place, but cruel fate had locked the door.

But love laughs at locksmiths, even in these days of Yale locks, and so it proved in this instance. The telephone brought the accommodating and affable clerk of court, Mr Parsons, and the same convenience sent the genial and sympathetic Judge Mathews to his post of duty. Both the officials expressed themselves as perfectly willing to have all their holidays interrupted by such a charming couple bent upon their Constitutional right to an uninterrupted “pursuit of happiness.”

After passing the ordeal in the clerk’s chambers. And the bridegroom having been found worthy, and issued the necessary permit, he and the bride and the witnesses and the bride’s father, were ushered into the inner chamber of the Judge’s suite, that Holy of Holies, where they enter twain and return as one. Here, upon the sacred spot that has been the Mecca for hundreds of lovers, Joseph Manion and Miss Martha faced the solemn countenance of the august judge and made the time honored promises that the laws of God and man demand, and heard the sweetly fateful words that made them man and wife. The witnesses, Senator James G Hall and G B Bjornson, gave validity to the whole proceedings by subscribing their names to the official testament of the event.

The members of the bridal party were dinner guests at the Hotel Atlantic.

Miss Martha Johnson is a daughter of A R Johnson, of this city, and since the death of her mother has made her home with her grandfather, P P Jokull. Mr and Mrs Jokull have been as parents to her. She was graduated from the local High School with the class of 1918. She is a bright, vivacious, pleasant gril who has held a favorite place in the social life of the community. Joe Manion is, indeed, a luck boy.

The bridegroom is a native of Minneapolis and has lived there all his life. He is a manly, intelligent lad and has made a fine impression on all who have met him here. He is now employed by an electrical company.

Mr and Mrs Manion will reside in Minneapolis for the present but are contemplating going to San Francisco to make their home, after a few weeks.

The Mascot extends congratulations.


Miss Mabel Nelson and Carl A Nelson were married at the Norwegian parsonage by Rev E J Hinderlie last Tuesday evening [July 6, 1920].

The bridal couple were attended by the bride’s sisters, Misses Olga and Hilma Nelson.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Ole Nelson who just recently moved to Minneota from their farm home in the vicinity. She is well known within a large circle in this community and is a capable girl and her husband is to be highly congratulated upon his good fortune.

Carl A Nelson is comparatively a stranger in this locality. He came to America from Sweden about sixteen years ago and most of that time he has been residing in the vicinity of Walnut Grove, Minn, and it is to this place that Mr and Mrs Nelson will go to make their home. Mr Nelson makes a good impression and appears to be of the kind that makes good.

Mr and Mrs Nelson left for their home last Tuesday.

The Mascot extends congratulations.


Miss Mary Kiley and Peter Buysse were united in marriage at St Edward’s church in this city last Wednesday morning. The nuptial mass was celebrated by Father Van Walleghem, of Ghent.

The bride was attended by Miss Bertha Wambeke and the bridegroom by Henry Buysse.

After the ceremony at the church the bridal party, consisting of about fifty relatives and friends drove out to the home of the bride’s parents, Mr and Mrs John Kiley, where a sumptuous wedding breakfast awaited their arrival. The house was tastily decorated for the occasion and the guests were made comfortable and most hospitably entertained. Out-of-town people who attended this wedding were: Mr and Mrs John Dieta, of Jasper, Minn, Mr and Mrs Hero Maertens, of Ghent, and Mr and Mrs Chas Derrickx, of Ghent.

The bridegroom is a son of Mr and Mrs Frank Buysse and, as before stated, the bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs John Kiley. Both families have long resided in this community and have always enjoyed a place of prominence in social and business circles.

Mary and Peter are born and reared here and are both promising youths who have won friends and who face the future under conditions that promise greatly for a career of material success and community service. They are a fine young couple and the Mascot joins their many friends in extending congratulations.


The marriage of Albert Ragnier and Miss Catherine Buckley took place at the church of St Edward the Confessor, last Tuesday morning [August 24, 1920] at nine o’clock, Father Van Walleghem being the celebrant of the mass.

Nearly two hundred people witnessed the ceremony.

The bridal couple was attended by Miss Helen Buckley a bridesmaid and Vincent Buckley as best man.

The bride wore a pretty white gown and a long bridal veil, and carried a boqet [sic]. She presented a charming picture and has been pronounced by many one of Minneota’s prettiest brides.

The impressive nuptial mass of the Catholic church was said by Father Van Walleghem and the ceremony of the ring was used.

at the home of the bride’s parents a wedding breakfast was served to a number of relatives and friends. Father Van Walleghem made a speech, before the wedding cake was served, congratulating the bridal couple and saying many pleasant and witty things that were much enjoyed by the company. After this splendid repast, which was served in courses by a number of young ladies, had been done ample justice to by the company it was time to make the noon train and the bride and bridegroom were escorted by the guests assembled to the depot where they were put through the ordinary ordeal of rice, old shoes and other old things usually brought into play by the practical joker, who seem to have a fondness for making weddings.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs John Buckley, a native of this community, and a girl that all who know esteem and admire. She has been a clerk in the local drug store for some time and her pleasing personality has impressed all who came in contact with her there. She is a practical, sensible girl and Albert has the congratulations of all his friends on having won the hand of Catherine Buckley.

Albert Regnier is a son of Mr and Mrs George Regnier. He is one of the progressive farmers of the Ghent community, and is also a coming auctioneer of that locality. He is an active, alert, aggressive young man and he is making good both as farmer and auctioneer.

Mr and Mrs Regnier will make their home on the George Regnier farm, which Albert has rented. They have been spending the present week in the Twin Cities.

The Mascot extends its congratulations and best wishes.


Anton Swedzinski and Frances Lezinski were united in marriage at the Catholic church in Taunton, Sept 28 [1920]. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Catholic priest of Taunton.

Louis Lzsinski and Margaret Swedzinski, Andrew Swedzinski and Mary Boulton attended the bridal couple. The bride wore a gown of white crepe de chine trimmed with white satin and carried a bouquet of bridal roses.

Bernine Raymound of St Paul was the flower girl. The ceremony was witnessed by an audience which filled the church. After the ceremony the bridal party went to the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Nic Lezinski where a wedding feast was prepared for the party.

There were several hundred present. The bridal couple received many beautiful and useful wedding presents. The bride and bridegroom have lived in this community all of their lives and are highly respected by all who know them. By their marriage two of our prominent families are united. We wish them a happy and successful voyage on the sea of matrimony.


Yesterday's mail brought us an announcement from Mrs Carrie Rukstad, of Florence, S D< to the effect that on Wednesday, Oct 20, 1920, her daughter, Miss Annie Hansine Rukstad was married to Knute Dovre, of the township of Eidsvold, Lyon county, Minn. The announcement says that Mr and Mrs Dovre will be "st home" (on the Dovre farm near Minneota) after Dec 1.

The bride in these nuptials is brought up inn Florenve, S D locality and is a charming young lady, accomplished and a favorite in her circle. She has visited this locality and so has some acquaintance here.

Knute Dovre is a son of Mr and Mrs O O Dovre and is a young man who needs no introduction to the people here. He was born and raised in this community and has made a place for himself in the esteem of all. He is a graduate of our local High School. Knute Dovre and his brother, Nels, bought their parents farm here some time ago and have been making good operating it. They are both "live wires" and they run their farm on modern business methods. Also they are taking an active interest in public affairs and making themselves felt as leaders in the locality.

The bridegroom is one of our best boys and we understand that he is bringing to this community, as his wife, a young lady in every way worthy and the Mascot takes great pleasure in welcoming the bride in congratulating the bridegroom and wishing both of them the best of life's good gifts.


Earl R Roberts and Miss Maria Ellen Johnson were united in marriage at the home of Mr and Mrs A H Rafnson last Wednesday afternoon, Rev G Guttormsson officiating.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs J E Johnson, of this city, and is a graduate of the local high school and has been teaching since her graduation several years ago. She is an accomplished young lady and has won for herself general commendation both as a student in our schools and as a teacher. Miss Johnson comes from a highly respected and well known family here and takes away with her the best wishes of a host of friends.

The bride is a son of the well known Arco, Minn, merchant, Mr Roberts, and is associated with his father in the mercantile business. He is said to be an alert, progressive and capable young businessman.

Mr and Mrs Roberts will make their home in Arco, where they will be "at home" to friends after Nov 15.

The Mascot extends congratulations and good wishes.


A C Dale told us, in a confidential way, yesterday, that he and Mrs E A Stevens, of Spooner, Wis, had married at Marshall one day this week.

Of course, we feel that we are not betraying any confidence by telling this but our friend "A C" thought he could steal a march on the Mascot and the community by not telling anyone, but marriage, like some other things, "will out" and there is always someone to spoil the fun of the "happy couple" that wants to keep the thing as its own sweet secret for as long as possible. Somebody "told on" Dale and so we got his "confession" without any trouble.

Mrs Stevens, the bride, is a stranger here but Mr Dale assures us that she comes "well recommended" and is a fine woman and we know that "A C" is a good judge. The new Mrs Dale will find the many friends of the Dale family ready to give her a hearty welcome to the community.

A C Dale has lived in Minneota some twenty-five years. Some years ago he lost his wife and his children are all grown up and have all but one, Earl, taken up their residence outside of Minneota.

Mr Dale is a blacksmith by trade and is considered a very skilled workman. He has for many years been prominent in the local Baptist church. "A C" is known to all the residents of this community. He is a "hail fellow well met" and has a lot of friends.

Mr and Mrs Dale will go to housekeeping in the Dale residence and the Mascot wishes the bride and bridegroom many years of happiness and conveys to them the congratulations of the community.


Earl Dale and Mrs Berdie Swanson, both of this city, were married in Fort Dodge, Ia, last Saturday [October 16, 1920]

The bride and bridegroom left here on Wednesday of last week and returned the first part of the week.

We understand that they will soon leave for Fort Dodge where they expect to make their home.

Earl Dale is brought up in this community and has lived here practically all his life. He is a blacksmith by trade and has been in partnership with his father in that business. He served in the war and was "over there" for quite a long time. He is a fine young fellow, well liked by all.

Mrs Berdie Swanson is a daughter of Mr and Mrs N F Swanson and has been a resident of this community since that family came here some years ago. She has been very popular in local social circles and her friends here are many.

The Mascot extends congratulations.

Van Vooren-Vluedneren

Rene Van Vooren and Irma Vluenderen were united in marriage at the local Catholic church last Tuesday [October 19, 1920], Rev Van Walleghem officiating.

The bride and bridegroom are residents of the community and the bridegroom is an ex-serviceman. Both the contracting parties are spoken of very highly and hold the esteem of many friends. They will make their home on the Seals farm.

The Mascot congratulates.


Lieut Peter Rask and Miss Ella B Johnson were married at the home of Mr and Mrs Otto Anderson last Sunday evening [November 27, 1920] at five o'clock. Rev G Guttormsson officiated. Only immediate relatives of the bride and bridegroom were present.

Besides relatives resident in this city the following out of town people were present: County Auditor A L Swenson and wife and daughter, of Ivanhoe, Misses Laura and Hope Walrath and Adalbert Walrath, all of Janesville, Minn, Mrs O P Rask, the bridegroom's mother, Miss Laura Rask and Mrs Hannah Hollenbeck and son, Stanley, all of Minneapolis, Mrs Emil Aker, of Sisseton, So Dak, and Mr and Mrs Oliver Hattlestad, of Cottonwood.

The bride wore a gown of pink georgette, over white satin.

After the ceremony of marriage, which was read according to the Lutheran ritual, a wedding supper was served. The bridal couple accompanied by some of the out-of-town guests left on the midnight train for the Twin Cities.

Lieut Rask was in the aviation service during the war and since he has been mustered out he has been associated with a concern promoting flying exhibitions. He impressed people here as a fine young man.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Johnson, of Minneota, and is a graduate of the local high school and has also been graduated as a nurse from the Swedish hospital in Minneapolis. She volunteered for Red Cross service during the war and was for some time in the service. Miss Johnson has continued to make her home in Minneapolis since coming out of the Red Cross service and has been following her profession as nurse.

Here in Minneota we'll "tell the world" that Mr Rask is a lucky boy to have won this girl for his wife. She is not of the "social butterfly" kind but a sensible and capable girl who will always do her part whether it be in home or in community.


Edmund Vanderostyn and Miss Emma Watermelon were united in marriage at St Edward's church last Wednesday morning [December 29, 1920]. The nuptial mass was celebrated by Father W J Stewart.

Bernard Vanderostyn, a brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man and Miss Eliza DeCock, a cousin of the bride, was bridesmaid.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Ed Watermelon and is brought up in this locality and has won the friendship and esteem of all who know her.

The bridegroom is a young man who not laong ago came from Bruge, Belgium. He has been working the Salmon Brothers farm and will continue as manager of that place and it is on this farm that he and his bride will begin their married life. Mr Vanderostyn is a young man who has won the confidence of the community by the manner in which he has applied himself and made good generally.

The Mascot extends congratulations.