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Merrick County News


Scrapbook of Mrs. C. J. (Elizabeth) Dittmer

Assumption - that all these were published in the Clark's Enterprise ...
or the newspaper of Shelby, IOWA
None of the articles bear a publication date or name of newspaper.

Scrapbook, page 36



Dittmer -- Bladt

   Miss Minnie Dittmer and Fred Bladt of Shelby, Iowa were united in marriage Friday of last week by the County Judge of Douglas County. The Bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dittmer and has many friends in this community. The Groom is a nephew of Mrs. C. J. Dittmer and a prosperous young farmer. They will make their home on a farm near Shelby, Ia. The Enterprise joins Miss Minnie's many friends in wishing them only pleasantness in lifes voyage.

(Handwritten in margins: Nov. 26



Tobias -- Stevenson

   There was a very pretty quiet wedding Tuesday afternoon June 14, at 3 o'clock when under a large white arch hung with wedding bells, Miss Gladys Ruth Tobias became the wife of Burtus Dwight Stevenson, in the presence of relatives and a few near friends. Rev. Wilber Smith, of Central City officiating. The bride was beautifully gowned in over pale blue with vail (sic) and carried a large boquet of white roses and white sweet peas. Her brides maids were Miss Margaret Drinnin of Columbus cousin of the groom and Myrtle Tobias sister of the bride each wore carsage (sic) boquets of pink sweet peas. Mr. Dave Tobias brother of bride and Forrest Stevenson brother of the groom acted as groom's men. The groom wore dark blue serge. Miss Pearl Sims played Lohengrins wedding march and little Velma Tobias and Myrtle Sims preceeded the bridal party scattering white petals. After congratulations and best wishes a three course luncheon was served. Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson will make their home with the grooms parents for the present.

(NOTE: See Merrick County, NE Marriage Records Book H, p166.
Marriage occurred 14 June 1921)


Brooks -- Sowl

   On Wednesday at McCool occurred the marriage of Iva Brooks to Orval Sowls. Miss Brooks was a resident of Clarks last year when her father was engaged in the butcher business. She gave music lessons during the summer and taught in the rural school the past year and Mr. Sowls is a prosperous young farmer and a talented musician. May happiness attend them.

(NOTE: According to the Sowl sisters of Central City, NE - this York County marriage occurred 15 Jun 1921.)



   Word was received by relatives, of the marriage of Lt. Thos. E. Kokjer of Clarks to Miss Isabel Hawkins of Helena, Montana at San Antonio, Texas July 13, 1921. Lt. Kokjer has been transferred to Walter Reed Hospital, Washington D. C. for further observation and treatment.


Trullinger - Beck

   Watler Beck and Mabel Trullinger stole a march on their friends in and about the city and were quietly married in Central City Saturday, March 5.
    They were married at 3 o'clock p. m. in the M. E. Parsonage by Rev. Langley. Miss Edith Wilson of Shenandoah, Iowa, a close friend of the Bride was bridesmaid and Charles Trullinger was best man.
   The bride is the accomplished daughter of Frank Trullinger. She came to Clarks about three years ago with her parents from Farragut, Iowa. She has gained many friends by her smiling face. The groom is the son of John Beck and having lived here all his life needs no introduction.
   They went to housekeeping on the William Grant farm near Pierce Chapel and Monday evening many friends gathered at the Pleasant Hill school and from there journeyed to the young peoples home with cow bells and other noise producing apparatus adapted to inciting of considerable hilarity where they received a most cordial welcome by the bride and groom who royally entertained the throng, who in conclusion all joined in wishing them a very happy voyage thru life.

(NOTE: See Merrick County, NE Marriage Records Book H, page 138.
Marriage occurred 5 Mar 1921)


Scrapbook, page 37


   On Wednesday evening June 15th, Miss Iva Brooks and Mr. Orville Sowl were united in marriage at the home of the brides parents Mr. and Mrs. S. Brooks of McCool Rev. S. E. Smily officiating.
   The attendants were Miss Lucile Snider and Mr. Leo Abbot of Clarks, Nebraska.
   The bride and bridesmaid were dressed in white silk georgette, the groom being dress in blue. The bride carried white roses and her maid carnations.
   Lohengrin's Bridal Chorus was most beautifully played by Miss Dorothy Bellows.
   Little Velma Sparks of Albion was the ring bearer, which she gracefully carried on a white rose.
   A number of relatives and friends were present from the following towns: Clarks, Silver Creek, Albion and York and many beautiful and useful presents were received.
   The bride is a highly accomplished young lady. A school teacher, a former student of Nebraska Wesleyan University having specialized in music and elocution, is also member of the Alpha Epsilon Society.
   The groom is a most promising young man, a prosperous farmer. A member of Masoic (sic) lodge a fine musician, former member of the Lincoln Musical College.
   A most delicious luncheon was served, and later in the evening the bride and groom left for York to take the train for their wedding trip after which these fine people will make their home on a farm near Clarks, where a new bungalow will soon be completed. -- Blue Valley Journal.


   A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dexter on Thursday March 10th, when Mr. Lloyd Dexter and Miss Mabel Martin were untied in marriage.
   To the strains of the wedding march played by Cedric Dexter on the violin and Mrs. Gregg on the organ, the bridal party appeared and took their places under a canopy of blue and white. Just as the clock had struck twelve the words which pronounced them man and wife were spoken by Rev. J. H. Kraemer. The bride wore a gown of blue crepe de chine with white trimming and carried a shower boquet of pink roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Irene Martin, was charmingly dressed in pink.
   A sumptuous dinner was served to the guests present, after which the bride and groom, amid a shower of rice and junk departed by motor to Omaha. There were the recipients of many beautiful and useful presents.
   The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Nettie Martin and grew to womanhood in and around Fullerton but lived in the vicinity of Clarks the past few years where she is well known and has a host of friends. The groom was born and grew to manhood in Merrick county, but has lived in Montana the past gve (sic) years where he has acquired title to a section of homestead land.
   They will be at home to their friends on the H. M. Dexter farm. The community wishes them a happy wedded life.

(NOTE: See Merrick County Marriage Record Book H, p139)

Robertson - Leamons

   An interesting wedding was solemnized Thursday evening February 3rd, at the Methodist parsonage in this city, when Miss Lucile Robertson became the bride of Lester Leamons. The marriage lines were read by Rev. H. G. Langley.
   Both these young people are well and favorably known in the city and have many friends here. They were attended at their wedding by Mrs. Carrie Beaty and Edson Chindler. The bride who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Robertson, is a bright and attractive young lady. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Leamons, and is a young man of sterling worth and character.
   Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Leamons went to Grand Island, where they spent a few days, returning to the city the latter part of the week. They will be at home for the present with Mr. and Mrs. Robertson, who reside just east of the city.     -- Republican

(NOTE: See Merrick County Marriage Records Book H, p128 - 3 Feb 1921)



   Cards have been received here announcing the marriage of Miss Elva Kokjer to Mr. Homer Osterhout at Chicago June 16, 1921. They will make their home in Detroit, Michigan where Mr. Osterhout is manager of a big creamery. Miss Elva graduated from the Clarks High School in 1915, and from Doane 1919. Taught two very successful terms os (sic) school at Carleton and Crete Nebraska. Mr. Osterhout is a graduate of Baker University Kansas, and is a young man with high christian ideals. The many friends of Mrs. Osterhout join with The Enterprise in wishing these young people a very happy future.

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