Hamilton-Balle

Miss Martha Balle and William Hamilton were married at Marshall on the 29th of December [1920] and left that day for Minneapolis where they expect to stay for a few days after which they intend to go on to Lehigh, Iowa, where Mr Hamilton's people live.

They returned from Iowa Tuesday and are now domiciled on the bridegroom's farm south of Minneota.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs S P Balle and has lived with her parents south of town and is both well and favorably known in the community.

Mr Hamilton is a young man who has been farming here for the past two years and has gained a favorable reputation.

The Mascot wishes this happy couple a pleasant and prosperous journey along the matrimonial highway.

Goudrum-Downing

Julius Goudram and Miss Hattie Downing were united in marriage at the Catholic church in Taunton last Tuesday [January 18, 1921] morning, in the presence of a large company of friends.

The bride was attended by Miss Mary Swedzinski and the bridegroom by Charles Downing.

The bride was gowned in cream white satin trimmed in pearl and carried a bouquet of Bride's Roses. The bridesmaid wore a dress made of white Messilien.

After the ceremony the bridal party and guests went to the home of Charles Downing, the bride's brother, where a wedding breakfast was served to about fifty. The home was tastily decorated for the event the color scheme being pink, white and maise.

Out of town people present were Mrs R B Downing, Marshall; Hugo Goudrum, Gary S D; Mr and Mrs H F Lindsay, Marshall; Mr and Mrs Orin Hillman, of Wibeaux, Montana.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs R B Downing, now residing at Marshall but formerly residents of the Taunton locality. She is a native of the Taunton zone and has always made her home there and is a girl highly esteemed by her associates.

The bridegroom is a son of Mr and Mrs Goudrum, of Porter, and is, we believe, a native of that village. Some years ago he leaned the art of telegraphic operating and has been working at that since. He was night operator at the Northwestern depot in Marshall for a while and is now operator at Condee, S D.

Mr and Mrs Goudrum left for Condee, last Tuesday where they will be at home after the first of February.

Collins-Hancock

At eight o'clock, Monday morning [March 28, 1921], Hiram E Collins, of Gregory, S D, and Miss Elizabeth Kern Hancock, of Alton, Iowa, were the happy couple at the altar of St Edward's church where their matrimonial vows were sealed by the Church through the office of the celebrant of the nuptial mass, Father W J Stewart.

The bride wore a blue traveling suit, with hat to match, and carried a bouquet of bridal roses.

Mr and Mrs Collins are strangers here but we understand that they have relatives in the St Leo locality. They departed on their wedding trip the same day.

Van Loy-Van Hecke

Tuesday [Mar 29. 1921] at 9 o'clock a m, at the same church [St Edward's] and by the same priest [Father W J Stewart}, Edward Van Loy and Miss Leonie Marie Van Hecke, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony in the presence of friends and relatives. The bride was gowned in blue silk and carried a bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley.

Albert Wyffles and Miss Erma Dalcourt acted the role of best man and bridesmaid.

The bridegroom has lived in this community since he came here from his native land, Holland, some years ago. He is a man who has won the commendation of his employers and associates and he and his bride face a promising career.

Miss van Hecke came last Mat from Eskloo, Belgium, and has been making her home with her brother, Mr Van Hecke, south of Minneota, since. We are told that Mr Van Loy is to be congratulated upon his good fortune in winning the hand of this young lady.

They will make their home on a farm southwest of Minneota.

Adelman-Frost

Again at nine o'clock, Wednesday morning [ March 30, 1921] the bells of Saint Edward's church pealed forth the glad message of love. This time it was for John Bernard Adelman and Miss Catherine Anna Frost and Father Stewart was the celebrant of the mass. Friends and relatives of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony.

The bride wore a beautiful gown of white material, wore the customary bridal veil and carried a bouquet of roses. She was attended by her sister, Miss Genevieve, as bridesmaid, while the bridegroom was attended by the bride's brother, Laurence.

After the ceremony the bridal party drove out tot he home of the bride where a wedding breakfast was served.

Mr Adelman is a Tracy youth and we understand he has lived all his life in that city. He is in the employ of the Northwestern railroad and has been member of a train crew on this branch. Those who have met him speak highly of the young man.

The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs P J Frost, who live north of Minneota so is quite well known here. Miss Frost is a pleasing, genial girl who will make a thrifty and efficient housewife and Mr Adelman is surely lucky.

Olevson-Haugen

Bertrand Olevson and Miss Eliza Haugen were united in marriage at the Icelandic Lutheran parsonage in this city last Friday evening, April 8th [1921], Rev G Guttormsson officiated.

The bride is a daughter of the late Nels Haugen and has been making her home with her mother, Mrs Haugen, in the township of Eidsvold. She is born and brought up in this community and enjoys here the friendship of a large circle.

The bridegroom is a son of Mr and Mrs I N Olevson, residing in this city and has been, in company with his brother, operating the Olevson farm east of town for some time. He is a well known youth and has the regard of his neighbors and the public generally.

Van Dorpe-Bjerkestrand

Camiel Van Dorpe and Miss Alma Paulina Bjerkestrand were united in marriage at the Catholic church here Wednesday morning [June 1, 1921]. Father W J Stewart officiated. The double ring service was used. Miss Marie Finnegan presided at the organ and St Edward's choir sang.

The best man was Prudent Van Dorpe and the bridesmaid, Miss Madeline Van Dorpe.

The bride was gowned in white silk, wore the bridal veil and carried a bouquet of roses.

There was a large attendance at the church to witness the ceremony. After the services, the bridal party went to the home of the bride's parents where a wedding dinner was served to relatives of the contracting parties and intimate friends of the two families.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs John Bjerkestrand, of this city, and is a young lady of good repute, popular among her associates and generally much thought of.

The bridegroom is a son of Mr and Mrs Camiel Van Dorpe and is a young man of ability and integrity who has won for himself a standing in the community.

The Mascot extends to this young couple its very best wishes for their happiness.

Swidzinski-Boulton

Frank Swidzinski and Miss Mary Winifred Boulton were married at St Edward's church in Minneota on Tuesday morning [May 31, 1921], Father W J Stewart officiating.

The bride was gowned in white satin and wore a corsage bouquet of Lilies of the Valley.

The bridal attendants were John Boulton and Miss Barbara Daly, of Madelia. Miss Daly wore a dress of white organdie.

After the ceremony at the church the bridal party left for the home of the bride's parents where a wedding breakfast was served to about 200 guests. The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion. The guests report having had a very enjoyable time and those whom we have interviewed tell us that they have seldom spent so pleasant an afternoon and evening.

The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs William Boulton and is a young lady born and brought up in this locality. She has all the good qualities that constitute worth and has been a great help to her parents in the management and care of their large and beautiful home. Her husband is much to be congratulated upon his good fortune.

Frank Swidzinski is a son of Mr and Mrs K Swidzinski and is a well likes young man. He was for 21 months in the American army, of which time he spent nine months in France. His father was a soldier in the Franco-Prussian war and although he fought on the side of Germany at that time we know that he not at all sorry that he now had a son to take up arms against the autocratic power that so heartlessly oppressed his people, the Polanders, in the years gone by. Frank is a strong, healthy, intelligent young man and is of the kind the community may depend upon for the achievement of worthy aims and the advancement of all things that make for progress.

The Mascot extends congratulations.

Olson-Josephson

Miss Dora Josephson and Eustis B Olson were married at the home of Victor and Elvira Josephson at noon, Wednesday, June 15 [1921]. The ceremony was performed by Rev P F Olson, the bridegroom's father.

The bride was attired in a traveling suit of navy blue tricotine and carried a bouquet of white peonies. The bridal march was played by Miss Clarice Helgeson.

The home was decorated with red and white peonies.

After the ceremony, a three course wedding dinner was served. The guests comprised the immediate relatives of the bride and bridegroom.

Mr and Mrs Olson left Wednesday afternoon for Spicer, Minn, where they will spend a few days at Green Lake.

The bride is a Minneota girl who has been prominent as a rural school teacher in this county for a number of years. Dora had earned an enviable reputation as a teacher and has deserved in rich measure the recognition that she has received.

Mr Olson is a young Lincoln county farmer who is counted among the most promising of the youth of that county.

Mr and Mrs Olson will make their home on the bridegroom's farm near Ivanhoe, where they will be at home to friends after August 1st.

The Mascot extends congratulations.

Hollo-Hein

A very pretty wedding took place at the Catholic parsonage at Marshall Wednesday morning [June 15, 1921], when Raymond M Hollo, son of Mr and Mrs John M Hollo, of Marshall, and Irene B Hein, daughter of Mr and Mrs Hein, of this city, were united in marriage, Rev Father Carlin, of Marshall, officiated.

The bride wore a gown of white satin with a pink crepe de chine hat and carried an arm bouquet of pink roses. The groom wore a conventional blue suit.

Mr Elmer Wistedt, of Marshall, a friend of the groom, was best man. Miss Viola Krienke, of Sleepy Eye, a friend of the bride, was bridesmaid. She wore a gown of white organdy with a white organdy hat.

Immediately after the ceremony, the bridal party retired to the home of the bride at Minneota where a wedding dinner was served to immediate relatives of the bride and groom. In the early part of the afternoon, the happy couple started on an auto trip to Spicer, Minnesota, where they will spend a few days at Green Lake.

Miss Hein is a graduate of the Janesville High School and a post-graduate of the Minneota High School, having completed a successful year in the Minneota Normal department. Se is one of the most popular of Minneota's younger set and an accomplished young lady.

The groom is a prominent young farmer, of Marshall, where he is highly esteemed by all who know him. Mr and Mrs Hollo will reside on the groom's farm near Marshall.

The out-of-town guests to participate in the wedding dinner were Mr and Mrs John Hollo, of Marshall, Mr and Mrs Roland Mathews, of Marshall, Miss Viola Krienke, of Sleepy Eye, and Mr Elmer Wistedt, of Marshall.

The Mascot extends its best wishes.

Van Overbecke-Van Hyfte

Gustave Van Overbecke and Miss Emma Van Hyfte were married at the church of Saint Edward, on Tuesday, July 12th [1921], Father W J Stewart officiating. The bride was dressed in white silk and carried a bouquet of roses. The bridegroom's sister, Mary, acted as bridesmaid and a brother of his was bestman. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mr and Mrs Emil DeSutter. Mr and Mrs Van Overbecke left the same day for Iowa where they visited relatives until the first part of the week when they returned. Both these young people are well known in the community and enjoy a splendid reputation and they have a host of friends. The bridegroom is a son of Mrs Cyril DeSmitte, by a former marriage, while the bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Ben Van Hyfte. This promising young couple will make their home on a farm in this vicinity. The Mascot extends its best wishes for the future happiness and prosperity of Mr and Mrs Van Overbecke.

Bot-Brewers

The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Brewers and Charles Bot was solemnized Wednesday [September 21, 1921 morning at nine o'clock at Saint Elois church with a nuptial high mass, Father Van Walleghem officiating.

Miss Leona Bot, sister of the groom was bridesmaid, and Harry Brewers acted as best man.

The bride wore a costly suit of dark brown velour broadcloth trimmed with neutria fur with a feather trimmed hat to match, while her attendant wore a rich brown broadcloth suit with squirrel trimmings and a hat to match. They carried arm bouquets of pink and white premier roses.

Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mrs Deborah Bot and a reception was held at the home of the bride, near relatives of the contracting parties being present.

The marriage joins two of the oldest families, they having settled here in the eighties. The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs John Brewers of Westerheim and the groom is the only son of the late Bernard Bot of this place.

Mr and Mrs Bot left Thursday for an extended wedding trip at Yellowstone National Park.

The young couple will be at home to their many friends after October fifteenth on the groom's farm south of Ghent.

Salmon-Jenson

Mrs Else S Jenson and William Salmon were married at the court house in Marshall last Monday [September 3, 1921], Judge J Mathews officiating.

The bridal couple was chaperoned to the county seat by Chief of Police Bartosh and his wife, the latter couple acting as official witness at the civil ceremony.

Mr and Mrs Bartosh brought the bride and bridegroom back with them from Marshall and a wedding supper was served at the Hotel Jefferson.

The bride is a daughter of the pioneer couple, the late Mr and Mrs Tom Olson and in her girlhood days was married to Ed Jenson, who died several years ago. She has lived in this locality practically all her life and has been prominently identified with social and other activities of the community.

William Salmon, or "Bill" as he is familiarly known, has a residence record of many years standing in Minneota. He has been a widower for a number of years and has always been popular with the boys - and the girls for that matter. "Bill" is a jolly good fellow and everybody in the community has a good word for him.

Mr and Mrs Salmon are young at heart, even though they left their 'teens some time ago, and they should have ahead of them many years of happiness. The Mascot joins their friends in congratulations.