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1885
NEWSPAPER   REPORTED  MARRIAGES
IN  OLD  OCONTO  COUNTY



Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 17, 1885

Married

Whiting – Longarie – At the residence of D. E. Whiting, in the town of Oconto, Jan.1st, 1885, by D. E. Whiting, justice of the peace, Mr. Jacob B. Whiting and Miss Mary L. Longarie, both of the town of Oconto.
 


Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 24, 1885

Married

Feifarek – Finger – By Frank Deimer, justice of the peace, at his office in this city Thursday, Jan. 15th, 1885, Mr. Joseph Feifarek, of the town of Peshtigo and Miss Mary Finger, of Oconto.

R. Yakel has taken to himself a better half in the person of Miss Louisa oldest daughter of Chris Weinholdt of this town, the nuptial knot being tied by Fred Scheve, justice of the peace. May success and happiness attend them, is our earnest wish.



Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 31, 1885

Married

Bradley – Barry

By S. L. Bailey, justice of the peace, Saturday, Jan. 24th, 1885, Mr. William Bradley and Miss Maggie Barry, both of this city.
The young people concluded that it was not good to be alone, so they did not confer with their respective relatives or friends, but just went and done as they thought would be the most conducive to their pleasures and happiness, and craved the blessings of friends afterwards. That they maybe happy is our eternal wish.



Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 21, 1885

Married

Hana – Dufek – In this city at the residence of Math Valecka, Feb. 14, 1885, by Frank Deimer, justice of the peace, Mr. Jacob Hans, of Oconto Falls and Miss Lizzie Dufek, of Oconto city.

Koplek – Miller – In this city at the residence of Joseph Hausner, Feb. 16, 1885, by Frank Deimer, justice of the peace, Mr. Joseph Koplek and Miss Mary Miller, both of the city of Oconto. 



Oconto County Reporter
March 21, 1885

Marriages

We extend our best congratulations to Charles A. Tilton, of Green Bay, and Miss Olive Wright, of Sunfield, Mich., who are to be married on the 25th, at the home of the bride’s parents. Charley secures a handsome intelligent lady for a helpmate and Olive an upright, industrious and intelligent man for a protector. They ought and will be happy we are confidant and leave our best wished for their prosperity in all things. 

We are informed that our genial station agent C. M. Schooley and Miss Jennie Davis, while enjoying a sleigh-ride on Sunday, March 8th, discovered that single blessedness was then unendurable. They then and there resolved that henceforth and forever after they would go double, and with this end in view they visited Squire Glynn, who, being appraised of their wants, immediately proceeded to tie the connubial knot. 



Oconto County Reporter
April 11, 1885

Married

Pahl – Johns
At the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Johns, Gillett Center, Oconto County, Wisconsin, Mr. Charles Pahl and Miss Laura Johns, both of Gillette Center. The young couple has many friends in this city who are interested in their welfare and I hope that they may experience all the happiness that the most genuine can anticipate.
 


Oconto County Reporter
May 9, 1885

Married

Kenney – Porter 
At the bride’s residence, Monday, May 4th, 1885, by the Rev. S. W. Ford, Mr. Hiram C. Kenney, of Milton, N. H. and Mrs. Margaret C. Porter, of this city.

Ellman – Kuschel 
May 2nd, 1885, by Frank Deimer, justice of the peace at his office in the city of Oconto, Mr. Randolph Ellman of the town of Oconto, and Miss Charlotte Kuschel, of the town of Pensaukee.

Underwood – Leigh 
At the residence of the bride’s parents, Leighton, Wis. by the Rev. Jno. H. Kerr, Mr. Ralph W. Underwood, of Milwaukee and Miss Nellie E. Leigh, of Leighton, Wis.

Warner – Smith 
April 25, 1885 by the Rev. O. F. Trudell, court commissioner, Mr. Lucas Warner and Mrs. Hester A. Smith, both of the city of Oconto.

Tibbetts – White 
Monday, May 4th, 1885, by the Rev. S. W. Ford, Mr. Hillman Tibbetts and Miss Ada White, both of this city.
 


Oconto County Reporter
May 16, 1885

Married

Burton – Jones –
At All Saints Cathedral Milwaukee, May 12, 1885 by the dean of the church, the Rev. Mr. Mallory, Mr. Harry L. Buxton of Milwaukee and Miss Ida L. Jones, formerly of this city.
 


Oconto County Reporter
May 30, 1885

Hume – Mathews On Wednesday, May 27th, 1885, at the Presbyterian church, by Rev. J. H. Kerr, Mr. James B. Hume of Madison, Nebraska, and Miss Emma D. Mathews, of Oconto.
 


Oconto County Reporter
June 13, 1885

Married

On Sunday last, Mr. Charles Ziesmer and Miss Lizzie Kottka were united in marriage by Rev. Frank Keller. 

On Monday Mr. John Scheeper, of Oconto, and Miss Elizabeth Hogland, of this place, were called upon by Rev. Chas. Hoogsteel, and are now enjoying matrimonial bliss.

Rosenfeld – Hortman 
At the German Lutheran church in this city, Sunday June 7, 1885, by the Rev. G. F. Keller pastor, Mr. William Rosenfeld and Miss Minnie Hortman, both Oconto.

Ziesmer – Hannenann 
at the residence of the bride’s parents, Sunday June 7th 1885, by Rev. G. F. Keller, Mr. Gustav Ziesmer and Miss Bertha Hannenann, both of Stiles.
 


Oconto County Reporter
June 27, 1885

Married

Johnson – Young 
June 17, 1885 at the residence of the bride’s parents in the town of Gillett, by the Rev. S. H. Couch, Mr. Jefferson Johnson and Miss Aggie Young, both of the town of Gillett, Oconto County, Wisc.
 


Oconto County Reporter
July 4, 1885

Horbs – Hubbard 
At Camp Hale, Wisc., June 24th, by the Rev. Mr. Cole, of Marinette, Geo. E. Horbs of Hinkley Ill., to Adelia A. Hubbard, formerly of New York.

Ferguson – Farrell 
At the M. E. parsonage, July 2nd 1895, by Rev. W. G. Bancroft, Mr. James H. Ferguson and Mrs. Irene Farrell, both of this city.
 


Oconto County Reporter
July 11, 1885

Marriage

Bent – Stoud 
Wednesday, July 1st, 1885, at Grace Episcopal church, Oshkosh, Wis., by the Rev. Mr. Blyman, Miss Carrie M. Stoud, of Oshkosh and Mr. George H. Bent, of Abrams.
 


Oconto County Reporter
July 18, 1885

Married

Volk – DeLano 
At the residence of the bride’s father, July 8th, by the Rev. Couch, George W. Volk, of Oconto Falls, and Laura T. DeLano, of Brookside.

Miss Theresa Bergman of Little Suamico and Mr. Michael Malloy, of Stiles, were married at the Cathedral in Green Bay, on July 6th, 1885.

Conners – Cummings 
At St. Joseph’s church, by the Rev. Fr. Sweibach, Monday July 13, 1885, Mr. John Conners and Miss Jennie Cummings, both of this city.



Oconto County Reporter
July 25, 1885

Marriage

Race – Edwards 
At the residence of Geo. W. Edwards, in this city, on Sunday, July 19th, 1885, by Rev. W. G. Bancroft, Harley W. Race, of Peshtigo and Angeline M. Edwards, of Oconto.

Grignon – Mathieson 
In Maple Valley, July 15th, by Rev. S. H. Couch, Robert Grignon, of the town of How to Miss Wilhelmina Mathieson, of the city of Oconto. 
 


Oconto County Reporter
August 9, 1885

LABUSCH – LABEAU 
At the parsonage, by the Rev. J. H. Kerr, pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city, August 1st, 1885, Mr. John Labusch and Mrs. Nancy Labeau both of the city of Oconto.


Oconto County Reporter
August 15, 1885

Sherman – McGaugen 
By Geo. W. Wilson, justice of the peace, August 10, 1885. Mr. William A. Sherman, of Lake Mill, Wis., and Miss Mary J. McGaugen, of this city.

Femell – Helmerick 
August 3, 1885, by George W. Wilcox justice of the peace, Mr. Michael Fernell and Miss Laura Helmerick, both of the city Oconto.
 


Oconto County Reporter
August 22, 1885

Caldie – Butterfield 
At Abrams, Wis., on Tuesday, August 11th, 1885, by Rev. J. V. Decker, Mr. Ed. Caldie, of Stiles, to Miss Maggie Butterfield of this city. 

Williams – Caldie
At the residence of the bride’s parents, Sunday, August 16, 1885, by Rev. J. H. Kerr, Mr. Ezra Williams, of Peshtigo and Miss Lissie, only daughter of Mr. Thomas Caldie, of the town of Stiles.



Oconto County Reporter
September 5, 1885

Married

Porter – Rifenberg
At the residence of the bride’s parents, August 15, 1885, by Rev. W. Rowbotham, Mr. F. Porter to Miss Julia Ann Rifenberg, both of Little Suamico.
 


Oconto County Reporter
September 19, 1885

Marriage

Krchek – Schawal
By Frank Deimer, justice of the peace at his office in this city, Monday September 7th, 1885, Mr. Emil Krchek to Miss Anna Schawal, both of Oconto.

Mr. Geo. Plouff and Miss Josephine Ghome were on the 5th inst. united in the holy bonds of matrimony. On the 12th inst., they gave a very pleasant entertainment to their numerous friends. They were the recipients of many useful presents.
 


Oconto County Reporter
October 3, 1885

Married

Wren – Marr
At St. Joseph’s Church in this city Tuesday forenoon, September 29th, 1885, by Rev. Fr. Sweibach, Mr. James Wren to Miss Maggie Marr, both of the city of Oconto.
 


Oconto County Reporter
October 10, 1885

Married

Maloney – Tracy
On Sunday evening, September 5, 1885, at St. Joseph’s Church by the pastor, Rev. Fr. Sweibach, Mr. John Maloney and Miss Mary Tracy, both of this city. The marriage was a surprise to the friends and relatives of the contracting parties, who had kept their secret so well that most of their intimate friends did not know of their proposed union. As both are young and hopeful for the future, there is no doubt but that they will be earnest wish of the Reporter.
 


Oconto County Reporter
Oct. 17, 1885

Married 

J. St. John and Hattie Carpenter were united in matrimony, Sunday, Oct. 4. Mr. St. John has been agent in the depot here for the past three years and has many friends who wish him life long happiness.

Delano – Hume
At the residence of the bride’s brother in the city of Muskegon, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 8th 1885, Mr. George A Delano of Abrams, in this county, to Miss Anna Hume, recently of this city. That they may be happy and prosperous is the earnest wish of their many friends here and elsewhere.
 


Oconto County Reporter
Oct. 24, 1885

Married

Syoboda – Minarck
By Frank Demier, justice of the peace, at his office in the city Oct. 17, 1885, Mr. Charles Syoboda to Miss Barbara Minarck, both of Oconto.

Hoffman – Tetek
On Oct 22, 1885, by Frank Demier, justice of the peace, at the residence of J. Peshhek, Peter Hoffman to Mary Tetek, both of Oconto.



Oconto County Reporter
Oct. 31, 1885

Married

Doran-Bowers 
By Frank Deimer, justice of the peace, at his office in this city. October 16th, 1885, Mr. Samuel Doran to Miss Anna Bowers, both of Oconto.


Oconto County Reporter
Nov. 28, 1885

Married

Kosekowske – Julian
By F. Deimer, Justice of the peace, Nov. 7, 1885, at the residence of John Julian, Frank Kosekowske to Mary Julian, both of this city.

McDowell – Hall 
At the residence of Mr. James Hall, Little River, by Rev. Jno. H. Kerr, Mr. John McDowell and Miss Mary Hall, both of Little River.


Oconto County Reporter
Dec. 5, 1885

Married

Mr. Geo. S. Walker and Miss Nellie F. Ward of Pound came to this place on Saturday last to be joined in the bands of matrimony, but owing to the absence of our local magistrate on professional business the ceremony was deferred until Sunday eve. The 29th ult. The affair was strictly private, and although we were not fortunate enough to be present we can not resist the temptation of doing an act of kindness when it is required of us, so before the happy event fades from our memory we bid them farewell on their journey in life and many happy returns

Married at Stiles at the residence of Mrs. M. Hodgins, by H.F. Ohswadt, Justice of the peace, George S. Walker of Pound to Miss Nellie F. Ward of Peshtigo, on Sunday, Nov. 29th, 1885..

On last Monday evening at the residence of Mrs. E. S. Whitney, Green Bay, the ceremony uniting the Hon. Ernst Funke of this city, and Mrs. Rose Whitney of Green Bay in matrimony was solemnized, the Rev. H. C. Costelle officiating. Mr. Funke is one of our most respected citizens, long a resident here has held many offices of trust with credit and is at present Postmaster. His many friends will universally congratulate him upon this happy event uniting him with a lady represented as of many graces of character and a friend of his early years. We heartily wish them many happy years in their new relation. 

Married at the home of the bride at Brookside on Wednesday the 2nd of Dec., Mr. Henry Baker of this city to Miss Annie Bailling of Brookside. The bride and groom are both well known here and we join their friends in wishing them a smooth passage o’er life’s troubled sea.


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