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  Oconto County Reporter 
January 13, 1894 
researched by Richard LaBrosse 

Stiles—Martin VanKellen of Little Chute and Miss Cecil VanLaanen of this place were married at St. Patrick’s church Tuesday morning at eight by the Rev. E.e. Leccia. 

Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 6, 1894


John J. Brophy, of Tascosa, New Mexico, was married to Miss Rosa Duran, of Clayton, N. M. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1893. Mr. Brophy is an old Oconto boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Brophy of this city. He has a host of Friends here who will be pleased to know that he has secured a most estimable young lady as a helpmate through life’s journey.  The Union County (N. M.) Democrat, in speaking of the marriage says; Miss Rosa is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Duran, of the Cone & Duran mercantile firm. She is a young lady of rare accomplishments possessing all the noble qualities that go to make a lovable woman. Mr. Brophy is one of Tascosa’s most substantial businessmen, and in every respect worthy of the fair prize he has won. The Democrat joins their host of friends in extending congratulations to this popular young couple.

Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 13, 1894

On Saturday, Jan. 6, 1894, by H. F. Jones, justice of the peace, Miss Oleana Oleson, to Mr. Peter Peterson, both of this city.

On Monday, Jan. 8, 1894, by H. F. Jones, justice of the peace, Mrs. Eva L. Leeach to Mr. Archibald McRae, both of this city.

Martin Van Keilen, of Little Chute, and Miss Cecil Van Laanen, of this place, were married at St. Patrick’s Church Tuesday morning at 8:00 by the rev. E. E. Leccia. A short reception followed the ceremony, after which the young couple drove to Oconto and took C. & N. W. train for Little Chute where they intend to make their future home. Congratulations and best wishes are extended together with the traditional slipper and rice.

Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 20, 1894

J. Birkenmier, of this place, and Miss Daul, of Luxemberg, were married Jan. 11, in the city of Green Bay. The Rev. Fr. Leccia performed the ceremony. Joy be with them forever.

It is alleged that John Peters, Jr., was married last Sunday. How is it John? Come, set them up.

Married, at the residence of Mrs. Patterson in the South ward, Sunday, Jan. 14, 1894, by Rev. D. Stecker, of the M. E. church, Miss Maggie Paramore, of this city, to Mr. C. E. Wright, of Dunbar, Wis.

Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 10, 1894

Joined in Wedlock
W. N. Hart and Etta D. Thompson Embark on the Matrimonial Sea

A very quiet wedding was solemnized at the residence of Mrs. Robert Thompson, in the South ward, Monday evening, Feb. 5, on which occasion Mr. W. N. Hart, of Green Bay, was united in marriage to Etta Dora, fourth daughter of Mrs. Thompson, the ceremony being preformed by Rev. L. D. Hopkins, rector of St. Mark’s church.
Only relatives of the principals, with very few invited friends were present.
The bride is a young lady of prepossessing appearance and most attractive demeanor, whose cheerful disposition has made her many warm friends in this city where she has spent the greater portion of her life. The groom is estimable young business man of Green Bay, who enjoys an enviable reputation for industry and thrift, and enjoys not only the confidence of his employers but the entire community as well.
At the conclusion of the ceremony a wedding repast was served, after which the happy couple boarded the 8:00 northbound C. & N. W. train, and will spend a week on the trip before returning to Green Bay.

Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 23, 1894

By Rev. G. Bossard, Wednesday, Feb. 21, Miss Louisa Schmidt and William Williams, of this city. A brief trip and they will return to Oconto to reside.

Oconto County Reporter
Mar. 16, 1894


Miss Josie Jillot and Charles Follett were married by Justice Bloch at the office of the latter on Sunday evening last. They will reside at the Roth house.

Oconto County Reporter
March 16, 1894
researched by Richard LaBrosse

Abrams—Miss Ola Bush of Abrams and Mr. Kenneth McIver of Stiles were united in the holy bond of matrimony.

Oconto County Reporter
Mar. 31, 1894

Cards are out announcing the marriage in Marinette on Thursday, April 8 of Miss Emma Tyler and Mr. J. E. Dafter, formerly residents of Oconto

Oconto County Reporter
August 25, 1894
researched by Richard LaBrosse

Sentenced for life, in the town of Oconto, on the 5th Inst., Michael Exford and Miss Elizabeth Eliza Whiting were married by D.E. Whiting, justice of the peace.

Oconto County Reporter
September 1, 1894

Wednesday evening, at the residence of Angus McKarcher, in the presence of a few relatives and invited friends George B. Ford, and Miss Sadie F. Luck were made husband and wife, Rev. S.W. Ford, father of the groom, assisted by Rev. G. Bossard, officiating.