Midnight Marriage in Church - Double Wedding at St. Paul's




Dayton Daily News - Thursday, January 1, 1903, Page 6


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A novel and unusual ceremony was the double wedding celebrated at the St. Paul German Evangelical Lutheran church at midnight, which united in marriage Miss Laura Dohse and Michael Grossman, and Miss Ida Dohse and Rev. A. J. Grossman. Two brothers married two sisters and it was just as the New Year was dawning that the words were spoken by the Rev. Hecht, the pastor of the church, which united for life these young people in the holy bonds of matrimony. The wedding brought a very large crowd to the church, the brides being very popular in a wide circle of friends. They are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dohse of Salem avenue, Dayton View, and a brillant reception followed the midnight marriage at the residence of the parents, and the young women and the men of their choice were showered with many blessings and good wishes. The grooms are brothers, the Rev. A. J. Grossman being a clergyman at North Star, this state, and Michael J. Grossman a resident of Dayton. Many and handsome were the gifts received by the two couples from their friends, and many were the good wishes showered upon the happy pair by the relatives and friends. The two couples left early for North Star, where a grand reception will be tendered them by the congregation of the Rev. A. J. Grossman this evening.

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