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Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 6, 1893


At the residence of her parents, 88 Eighth St. Fon du Lac, on Monday, Jan. 8,1892, by Rev. Fr. Taugher, Miss Kate Conway to Mr. F. J. Albrecht, of Kaukauna. The bride is a sister of Mr. T. J. Conway, of this city, and is quite well known here having visited her brother and his wife during most of last summer.


On the evening of Dec. 31st, at 7 p.m. at the residence of Jackson Couillard, Mr. William H. Meincke, of this city, and Miss Evilda Couillard, of the town of Oconto, were united in marriage. A jolly company of young people gathered to witness the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. W. D. Cox, of Oconto. The young couple start in life with good wishes of all who know them. After the ceremony the company sat down to a table which was loaded with everything that could be thought good to eat. May the young people live long and be happy together.

 Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 13, 1893


At the M. E. parsonage, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Dec. 31, 1892, by Rev. Mr. McGregor, Mr. S. H. Waggoner, formerly of this city, and Miss Belle Sprauge, daughter of Postmaster J. B. Sprauge, Forest River, N. D. The Grand Forks Daily Herald says; "The bride is one of Forest River's most popular young ladies, who will be missed in church and temperance work and all social gatherings. They both have a host of friends who wish them prosperty." Steve's many friends in Oconto will be pleased to learn of the step he has taken, and will unite in wishing him a long and happy Life.

 Oconto County Reporter
January 20, 1893

The engagement of Miss Emma Gottschalk of Milwaukee and Mr. Jacob Ullman of this city, was announced January 15.


The marriage of Fred N. Brett, son of Dr. and Mrs. B. C. Brett, to Miss Fannie C. Hart, daughter of Captain and Mrs. H. W. Hart, took place Saturday at 4:00 at the residence of Dr. B. C. Brett, the Rev. F. R. Haff, of Christ church, officiating.

Word was received by Mrs. Geo. Beyer Monday of the death of her mother, Mrs. Page, at her home in Minnesota, and at noon of that day Mrs. Beyers left for Fon du Lac, to which place the remains were brought for burial. Mrs. D. E. Wilcox, Mrs. Beyers sister, left last week for the home of her mother, but Mrs. Page had died some hours before the arrival of her daughter.

 Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 3, 1893

D. H. Harris Weds Allie Jackson

Miss Allie Jackson, who has been visiting for some weeks, was secretly married at Kenosha, Jan 12 to D. H. Harris, trader for A. C. Buell & Co., of the board of trade. She is an only daughter, and her father, Andrew Jackson, a wealthy Oconto lumberman.


At St. Joseph's church, in this city on Sunday, Jan.29. 1893, by the Rev. Fr. Lockman, Miss Lydia Plucher, of Oak Orchard, to Mr. Ernst Papenfus, of this city.
After the church services a reception was held at the residence of Henry K. Ansorge, at 5 o'clock p.m. A sumptuous repast was spread and partaken of by 50couples. When the inner man was well satisfied, the military band struck up it's strains and the "light fantastic" was enjoyed until the "we sma' hours".

 Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 17, 1893
 A quiet wedding took place at Mountain, Feb 4, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Thomas McAllan. The contracting parties were Elizabeth McAllan, of Mountain, and Edward Banta, of Underhill. The ceremony was performed By A. C. Frost, Justice of the Peace, at nine o'clock p.m. Miss Jeannie Banta acted as the bride's-maid and Edwin Gauthier as best man. The remainder of the evening was spent dancing and visiting and a wedding supper at twelve o'clock. Many good wishes for happiness and prosperity were extended to the happy couple. They intend to make their home in Mountain.

Oconto County Reporter
Mar. 24, 1893


At the home of her mother in this city, the Hotel Pierce, on Saturday, March 18, 1893, by the Rev. G. Bossord, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Miss Cora M., only daughter of Mrs. J. Wolf, to Mr. Bert L. Bertchy, of Milwaukee. The bride is a well-known and popular young lady who has resided in Oconto most of her brief life, and enjoys the love and esteem of scores of friends. The groom is a representative of a Milwaukee wholesale house, and being bright, capable and industrious he enjoys the confidence of his employers and a warm friendship of innumerable acquaintances. After the wedding, which was a very quiet one in deference to the bride's wishes, dinner was served and Mr. and Mrs. Bertchy left for a month's wedding tour. They will make their home at the Hotel Pierce in this city.

 Oconto County Reporter
April 28, 1893

Buckman - Redeman

A pleasing and interesting event took place at Amberg, Thursday, April 20; namely the marriage of Mr. Louis Redeman and Miss Myrtle Buckman. The ceremony was performed in the Presbyterian church by the Rev. Thos. Austin, of Abrams. The bride and bridesmaid, Miss Mamie Redeman, sister of the groom, were becomingly attired in cream cashmere costumes made after the empire style. The groom was supported by Mr. Wm. Hills of Green Bay. The church was filled by the wedding guests, suggestions of the esteem in which the bride and groom were held. After the happy couple were united in the bonds of holy wedlock, they,with the guests of the occasion, repaired to the Commercial House, where a sumptuous repast was served, and where the newly married pair were recipients of many kindly wishes and also of numerous handsome and substantial gifts.

 Oconto County Reporter
May 5, 1893

Gagon - Massey

At St. Joseph's church, Menominee, Mich., at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 1893, by Rev. Fr. Cleary, Miss Addie Gagnon to Mr. J. B. Massey. Both young people hail from this city where they have hosts of friends who join with the Reporter in extending congratulations to the happy couple.

The bride is a sister of Max Gagnon and Mrs. S. B. Simpson, of this city, and of Mrs. Albert Richard, of Menominee, and is a most  highly esteemed  young lady of vivacious disposition and pleasing manners.  The groom, originally from Chicago, had held the position of weighmaster for the Northwestern Weighing Association, in this city for two years past, during which time he has made a legion of friends here.

After a wedding breakfast at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. A. Richard, the newly wedded pair took the 11:17 a.m. train for Chicago where Mr. M. will embark in business.

 Oconto County Reporter
May 19, 1893


Married at St. Joseph's Church, in this city, on Wednesday, May 17th, by Rev. Fr. Lochman, Nellie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hearld, to Wm. S. Small.

John Mills and Miss Jennie Robinson were married last Tuesday at Green Bay, and are now "at home" to there many friends in their new home in Frostville. They have the best wishes of all.

 Oconto County Reporter
June 2, 1893


At the church of Our Lady of Lourdes, at Marinette, on Monday, May 29, 1893 by Rev. Fr. Fox, pastor of the Church, Miss Philemon Linderman, of Marinette to Mr. Antone Greysels, of Oconto.

 Oconto County Reporter
June 16, 1893

Joined In Wedlock

Burnside - Classon

A very pleasant wedding occurred in this city Wednesday forenoon, June 14th, 1893, at 10:30 o'clock, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Burnside, being the marriage of Miss Mabel V. to Mr. David Classon. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. G. Bossard, pastor of the first Presbyterian church, in presence of only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties, the bride and groom being attended by Miss Agnes Burnside as bridesmaid, and Mr. W. Classon as groomsman.

Porter - Heath

At St. Mark's church, Thursday morning, June 15th, 1893, at ten o'clock, Clara belle, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Porter, was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Wallace Heath, only son of Ald. and Mrs. Henry Rayner, the marriage service of the Episcopal church being performed by the rector, Rev. L. D. Hopkins.


At the Presbyterian Manse, by the Rev. G. Bossard, on June 10th, 1893, Mr. Martin Erickson to Miss Mary Erickson, both of Maple Valley, Wis.

 Oconto County Reporter
June 23, 1893

Married, June 12, 1893, at the residence of the bride's father, Rev. S. E. Very, in Oconto, Miss Bertha E. Very and Mr. Charles Deleware, of Menominee, Mich., Rev. S. W. Ford officiated on the occasion.

 Researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

Lena—Monday Miss Clara Cayo and Mr. Monroe Ruelle of this place took a trip to Stiles where they were united in the holy bonds of matrimony; and Tuesday morning Miss Eliza Dionne and Mr. Harry Rosera, followed by many friends, repaired to the church where they were also united as man and wife.

 Oconto County Reporter
June 30, 1893

At the residence of the bride's parents, town of Chase, Oconto county, on Tuesday, June 27th 1893, by Rev. Mr. Austin, pastor of the M. E. Church at Abrams, Mable N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McClure to Francis M. Thomas, of this city.

Captain H. C. Gillett and Leah Junod, both of Marinette, were united in marriage in the city of Shawano, on the 17th. Rev. W. D. Cox officiating.

On Wednesday, June 21, the marriage of Mr. George Jones and Miss Jennie Wan Able, was solemnized at the residence of the Bishop, Green Bay, Rev. Ricklen officiated. The happy couple are well known and highly esteemed young people, and their host of friends wish them a happy journey, on their married voyage of life.

On Monday morning, June 26th, 1893 at the residence of the bride's parents, Main street, by the Rev. G. Bossard, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Miss May Farrell to Mr. Al. Klass, both of this city.

At the home of the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Tallmadge, Oconto, Oconto Co., Wis., on Tuesday, the 27th day of June 1893, by Rev. Lucius D. Hopkins, Priest in charge of St. Mark's Church, Oconto Wis., Mr. Hugh Neil, to Miss Mary Bell Talmadge.

At St. Peter's Church by Re. Fr, Vaillant , Monday, June 26th, Mr. Johney Magloire, of Menominee, Mich., to Miss Mina Page, of Oconto.

Tuesday, June 27, Mr. Silas Brien, of Stephenson, Mich., to Miss Octavia Desjenefs, of Oconto, by Rev. Fr. Vaillant.

 Oconto County Reporter
Aug. 11, 1893

Married, at the German Lutheran Church, Aug. 10, by Rev. Mr. Duetmann, Miss Emma, and eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Heubscher, of Pensaukee, to Mr. Henry M. Bitters, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bitters, of this town.

 Oconto County Reporter
Aug. 18, 1893


On Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1893, at 4:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian church, by Rev. G. Bossard, Miss Lizzie D., eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Breckenridge, to Wm. H. Albach, of Indianapolis.  

Oconto County Reporter
Sept. 1, 1893

Married at the home of the bride's parents, Couillardville, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1893, by Rev. G. Bossard, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of this city, Miss Martha e. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Matravers, to Mr. John W. Porterfield, of Oconto Falls.

 Oconto County Reporter
Sept 15, 1893

Miss Daisy Flatley and Mr. Jake Maurer were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on Tuesday, Sept. 12th, at Stiles, Rev. Father Leccia officiating. They have the best wishes of all the good people of the Falls.

Mr. Joe. Boule and Miss Carrie Gonne, of DePere, stopped at the Falls on Monday and were united in wedlock by our justice, John H. Volk.

Albert J. Cummings to Cora Della Harris, both of Oconto, at the bride's parents on the 4th inst. Rev. W. D. Cox officiating.

Mr. H. J. Watts, of Gillett, and Mrs. L. F. Brockbank, of this city, were united in marriage at the cathedral at Green Bay, on Thursday, Aug. 31st, 1893, Rev. Fr. Ricklin officiating.

The bride, who is a sister of Mrs. Ed Davis and Mrs. Dan Sullivan, has been a resident of this city for less then two years, having come here from Washington, D.C. and her pleasing appearance and amiable disposition have drawn to her many friends during her short stay here. The groom is a prominent citizen of Gillett, where he is engaged in the mercantile business besides besides being postmaster at that village. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Watts departed forChicago on a bridal trip. The Reporter joins with their many friends in congratulations.

 Oconto County Reporter
Sept. 30, 1893


In the town of Oconto, on the 29th day of Sept., 1893, by D.E. Whiting, justice of the peace, Mr. James W. Whiting and Miss Mary F. Exford, both of the town of Oconto.

In the town of Oconto, on the 27th day of Sept. 1893, Mr. Andrew Pearl, of the city of Oconto, and Miss Mary L. Whiting, of the town of Oconto. D.E. Whiting, justice of the peace, officiated and pronounced the marriage ceremony.

On Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 27th, 1893, at the residence of the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Russell, of the town of Oconto, Oconto county, by Rev. Lucius D. Hopkins, Priest in charge of St. Mark's church, Oconto, Mr. Charles Chester Rice, of Hunt's Spur, Mich., and Miss Ella Grace Russell, of the town of Oconto. The bride is a bright, intelligent young lady, a native of the town of Oconto, and is loved and esteemed by many friends. The groom was formerly a resident of Abrams, but for some time past has been engaged in the mercantile business at Hint's Spur, Mich., and is spoken of as a capable and upright business man. The happy couple will leave next Tuesday for their home. The REPORTER joins in congratulations.

 Oconto County Reporter
Oct. 7, 1893


On Wednesday, Oct 4th, 1893, at the Presbyterian Manse, in this city, by the Rev. G. Bossard, Miss Leah Crozier and Mrs. Joseph Delware, both of the town of Oconto, Oconto county.

On Thursday, Sept. 28, Mr. Herman Lindeman and Miss Emma Krohn, of Abrams.

 Oconto County Reporter
Oct. 28, 1893

On Saturday evening, Oct. 21, 1893, at Brookside, Horace Hodgkins to Miss May Lince, daughter of George and Carrie Lince, T. H. Churchill officiating.

At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Whitcomb, at Brookside, Wis., on Tuesday, Oct 24, by Rev. Daniel Stecker, of the M. E. church, Oconto, Miss Joyce Whitcomb to Mr. Wm. F. Nicholas, of Abrams.

 Oconto County Reporter
Nov. 11, 1893


Mr. John Garvey, agent of the C.&N. W. R'y in this city, and Miss Louise Hoffel, of Green Bay, were married on Thursday, Nov. 9th.

 Oconto County Reporter
Nov. 18, 1893

Mr. Sam T. Wood and Miss Ella Smith, were married last evening at 5 o'clock. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. A. Smith, and Rev. Crosby, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated. Dr. Wilcox acted as best man, and the bridesmaid was Miss Nellie Cameron. The wedding was entirely private and only the closest friends and relatives witnessed it. Mr. Wood is a young man of sterling worth whose friends are legion in Menominee. His bride, Miss Smith, is a charming young lady and is very popular. Mr. and Mrs. Wood will immediately go to housekeeping. - Menominee Leader.


At the residence of Dr. J. J. Sherman, at Marinette, Wis., on Thursday, Nov. 16, 1893, Miss Annie Bently, of Marinette and Mr. Guy Winthrop Holms, of Menominee, Mich. Miss Bently resided in this city for several years with her aunt, Mrs. Richard L. Hall, and is the most charming young lady, attractive in person and pleasing in manner. Mr. Holms is a Menominee gentleman of good prospects, being the son of Wm. Holms, the well known logger and lumberman. The bride and groom left in the evening on an extended trip, Washington the Capital city being the objective point of their journey. At the residence of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. Moses Appleby, on Friday evening, Nov. 3rd, 1893, Rev. G. Bossard performing the ceremony, Miss Margaret Appleby and Mr. Robert Alexander. The young couple are well and favorably known, and a large number of friends entertained the best wishes for them in their new relationship.

Oconto County Reporter
Nov. 25, 1893


At the Presbyterian manse, in this city, Nov. 24th, 1893, Mr. Otis P. Hurning and Miss Mary Johnson, Both of the town of Armstrong, Oconto County. Rev. G. Bossard officiated.

A Society Wedding

Ellis - Schofield

One of the prettiest home weddings that has occurred in this city for a long time was that consummated at the handsome residence of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Ellis on upper Main street Tuesday evening, Nov. 21st, the contracting parties being Miss Gertrude, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis, to Mr. George I. Scofield.

Oconto County Reporter
Dec. 9, 1893


At the residence of Alphonse March, in the town of Stiles, Thursday, Nov. 30th, 1893, by L. K. Shores, Justice of the peace, Miss Louise Glondemen and Mr. Adam Shedore, both of the town of Stiles.

 Oconto County Reporter
Dec. 30, 1893


At the residence of the bride's parents on Superior street, Wednesday evening, Dec. 27, 1893, by Rev. Guido Bossard, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Mary A., eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klass, to J. A. Ramsey.

At Brookside, on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1893, by Esquire J. T. H. Churchill, Miss Sarah Lefaive to Frank Moody, both Brookside.

At the residence of W. A. McKinley, Abrams, on Sunday evening, Dec. 24, 1893, by Rev. Thomas Austin, pastor of the M.E. church, Miss Margaret Volk, of Oconto Falls, Wis., to Mr. W. G. McCorristen, of East St. Louis, Ill.