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 Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 6, 1899


Irving Birmingham and Lina L. White were united in marriage last Monday at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Birmingham, in the presence of a few relatives and friends, Rev. Moll officiating.


The marriage of Charles R. Watts and Miss Vina Sexton took place in the town of Wausau on Dec. 26, Rev. W. O. Carrier of Wausau officiating.


Married: Miss Ida Ladro of this place and Mr. Pomp of Little Suamico were married in Oconto on Monday. Miss Ladro is a highly respected young lady, whose many friends give her best wishes for her future happiness. Mr. Pomp is spoken of as a young man of excellent qualities.

Oconto County Reporter
Aug. 25, 1899


John Fabry and Miss Primillie McQueen of Stiles were married on Monday by the Rev. Fr. Valliant. The wedded couple will visit a week with the groom's brother in Marinette, after which they will reside on a farm in the town of Oconto.

Green Bay Gazette, Aug. 18: Thomas D. Voy and Miss Annie Jackson were married by the Rev. J. Erickson of the West side Moravian church at the home of Mrs. A. Jackson last evening. The newly married couple left last night for Everett, Washington.

Gilbert Morrow, jr., and Miss Minnie Richard, both of Oconto, were married at Stephenson, Mich., on Monday, Aug. 21, by the Rev. Fr. Barth. Mr. and Mrs. Morrow will reside in Ashland. Relatives attended the wedding from Oconto, and their friends unite in congratulations.

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Larsen, in Underhill, occurred the wedding of their daughter Lena to Hans Hanson of Green Valley. The bride was attended by Misses Ella Larsen and Matilda Hanson, and the groom by Charles Monson and Charles Hanson. Rev. Uplogger performed the ceremony, and Miss Annie Nelson of Oconto furnished excellent music. A wedding dinner was served and the guests spent the afternoon and evening in singing and other amusements. The couple will reside in Green Valley.

At the home of the bride's parents, Monday, Aug. 21, at 10 o'clock, Miss Mertie Stuart of Oconto and Winford Whiting of the town of Oconto, Rev. S. W. Ford officiating. Mr. and Mrs. George Beaulow acted as bridesmaid and groomsman. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Stuart. There were about 50 present. After dinner they drove to the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Whiting, and partook of supper. They will make their home in Oconto.


John Burasu and Miss Lillian Bunker were married on Monday.

Oconto County Reporter
Sep. 8, 1899


Miss Emma Poppey of Abrams and Frank Foster of Hilbert Junction were quietly married, at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Poppey, on Aug. 31, in the presence of a few friends and relatives. Miss Poppey is an estimable young lady and her friends are legion. Mr. Foster is an employee of the C. M. & St P. Railroad Co. and has a position at Hilbert Junction. The happy couple left on the evening of the wedding for Milwaukee. They will reside at Hilbert Junction.


The marriage of Miss Emma Erickson to Torell Hanson was solemnized in the Lutheran church. The maids of honor were Miss Lucy Hanson and Miss Emma J. Erickson and the groomsmen were James Slang and Willie Hanson. The bride attired in white organdy and wore orange blossoms. The first maid of honor wore pink cashmere, the second pink with white organdy over it. The ceremony  was preformed by Rev. J. Bugge. After the ceremony and congratulations all repaired to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Erickson, where a bountiful supper was served and where many beautiful presents were bestowed. They intend to go into house-keeping right away. 

Oconto County Reporter
Sept. 15, 1899


Miss Florence McKenny was married to Herbert Baldwin of Mountain on Monday evening. The boys who went to serenade them were invited in and treated to ice cream.

Oconto County Reporter
Sept. 22, 1899


Married, last Sunday evening, at the home of the bride, Louis Peterson and Mrs. Effie Breed. Justice A. U. Breed tied the knot. We extend our best wishes.


The marriage of Miss Rosa Ruelle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Ruelle, to William LeValley of Kelly Brook, is announced to take place on the 26th instant. The many friends of the young couple wish them unlimited happiness and prosperity.


Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ankerson and Mr. and Mrs. M. Ankerson and family witnessed the marriage of Peter Ankerson to Miss Mary Anderson at Fontenoy, Wis.


William Birr and Miss Maggie Apfel, who were married last Wednesday, will live in the Myers building at the Falls, in the near future.


The Mountain boys gave a dance in honor of the newly wedded pair, Herbert Baldwin and wife, last Saturday night, in which the twain made one did not participate, much to the disappointment of the company. Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin have gone into housekeeping in their new home near his brother's store.


Miss Maggie Apfel and William Birr were married at the home of the bride's parents, at Morgan, last Wednesday. We wish them long and happy lives.


The wedding of William Birr to Miss Maggie Apfel on Wednesday was the event of the season. There was a wedding dance at Richard Birr's.

Oconto County Reporter
Sept. 29, 1899


At the wedding of Miss Effie Breed to Louis M. Peterson, recently, the bride was very tastefully attired in white, with blue ribbons, and wore pansies; the groom was dressed in the conventional black. A brother of the groom was best-man and Miss Mary Johnson was maid of honor. She was dressed in white, with white ribbons and wore pansies. At 8:30 p.m. standing under an evergreen arch, decorated with white streamers of ribbons, the ceremony was solemnized which united them for life. An elegant supper was served. Numerous presents were given, among which was a beautiful water set.


Miss Mary Marr and Henderson Bateman were married at Stiles Wednesday evening. Miss Marr has occupied positions of trust in the Falls Manufacturing Company's store the past five years and is highly esteemed by the entire community, by whom she will be sadly missed. The groom is highly recommended by all who know him. They commence their new relations with the best wishes of a host of friends.


Joseph Blowich has gone to Algoma to get married. He is of the firm of Sorenson & Blowich.


After an illness of but two hours, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Birr died on Thursday of last week, of summer complaint. The funeral was held on Sunday.

The sad death of little Geneva Birr occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rymer, Sept. 22. The child had been cared for by Mrs. Rymer since the death of her daughter, Mrs. R. H. Birr. The funeral services were conducted by the pastor of the German Methodist Church at Abrams. Ida Wahl, Nettie Judd, Mary Wilson and Edith Harteau were pallbearers.

Oconto County Reporter
Oct. 6, 1899


Miss Ida Gardner and John Thersa were married on Thursday, at Spruce.


John E. Johnson of Breed and Miss Maggie Dougette of Green Bay were married in Marinette on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Oconto County Reporter
Oct. 27, 1899


William Meies and Miss Gale Aldrich surprised their friends by going and quietly getting married last Wednesday evening. We wish them much joy and a long life.  

Oconto County Reporter
December 1, 1899

Mrs. Mary Haines and Amos Dutton were married at the home of the bride’s daughter, Mrs. Robert Morris, Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Marriage Licenses-
Louis Burke and Evangeline Eckman, city; 
Thomas Mackie, Algoma, to Abbey Woulf, Pensaukee; 
Albert J. Christian to Winora Isabelle, Pensaukee; 
Amos Dutton and Mary Haines, city; 
George LaPlant and Anna Rouelle, Little River; 
Henry Shaddock and Emma Scheck, Maple Valley.

Oconto County Reporter
Dec. 15, 1899


Lester Whitcomb and Miss Laura Moody have just sprung a complete surprise on their friends here by announcing their marriage, which occurred at Menominee on Sept. 16. The Rev. Fr. Papon tied the knot. The groom is the eldest son of ex-Sheriff and Mrs. H. D. Whitcomb and the bride the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Moody of Brookside. Both are popular and their many friends wish them long and prosperous lives.