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Oconto County Reporter
Jan 11 1890

Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Whitney went to DePere last week to attend the wedding of Mrs. Whitney’s father, Rev. Wm. Rowbotham.

Oconto County Reporter
Jan 25 1890

At St. Joseph’s church, in this city, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1890, by Rev. Fr. Schwebach, Mr. Daniel F. Sullivan to Miss Ellen Pryor. The groom and bride were both well known throughout the city and are highly respected by the entire community, and in the new phase of life in which they have embarked they are accompanied by the best wishes of a host of friends. The REPORTER has pleasure in extending to the happy couple its sincere congratulations and expresses the wish that their pathway through life may be bright with pleasures. Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan left on the 8:30 p.m. train for Chippewa Falls, where they will visit friends for a time.

Oconto County Reporter
Feb 1 1890

Cards and invitations are out for the marriage of Mr. Joseph Hoeffel, of Green Bay and Miss Christine Waite, of Pewaukee. The ceremony will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Pewaukee, on Monday, Feb 3, 1890, at 10:00 a.m., and the happy couple will be “at home” at 200 Monroe Ave, Green Bay, after Feb 20th. The prospective Groom was a resident of Oconto most of his life and counts all who know him friends. He is at present engaged in business in Green Bay, being a stockholder in the Hoeffel Shoe Co., of that city. The bride expectant was a resident here for two years, during which time she was engaged as a teacher in one of the public schools, and while here her lady-like manner and genial disposition drew to her many warm friends. In common with scores of friends, the REPORTER sincerely tenders hearty congratulations to the young couple.

Oconto County Reporter
Feb 15 1890

At the residence of August Calson, in this city, on Saturday, Feb. 10th, by Rev. L.D. Hopkins, Mr. Ole Oleson and Miss Kate B. Hansen.

At the residence of Mr. J.K. Sechler, at this place, on Wednesday, January 22nd, 1890, Rev. C.D. Chunn officiating, Mr. Frank Turner and Miss Clara Slattery.

The ceremony was witnessed by a happy assemblage of the admiring friends of the contracting parties. The groom is well known as the district attorney of this county and a young attorney of brilliant prospects which are greatly enhanced by his fortunate drawing in cupid’s lottery. The bride’s parents reside at Oconto, Wis., but the major part of her residence during the past two years has been with her sister Mrs. Sechler, at this place, and she is well known as an accomplished and leading member of society in our town. They will go to housekeeping at once in the Eyler residence, recently purchased by Frank, second door eat of the Congregational church, on Main street, and their wide circle of acquaintances with them a long and happy experience as husband and wife. The RECORD desires to unite with their many friends in tendering congratulations, FAULK Co. Record, Faulkton, S.D.

A very pleasant event occurred at the residence of Michael Maloney in celebrating the marriage of his eldest daughter, Mamie, to Patrick Nagle. The marriage service took place at St. Joseph’s church at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rev Fr. Sweibach officiating, after which the happy couple repaired to the bride’s residence where a house full of relatives and friends were ready to receive them. A spread of good things, which consisted of the choicest viands one could wish, was then discussed most thoroughly, after which Mr. and Mrs. Nagle boarded the 8:40 train for Chicago, after receiving the usual shower of rice and old shoes. The best wishes for their future is the hope of their many friends.
Mrs. Julia Plouff of Minneapolis, Minn., and Jacob Rech of our town were united in the holy bonds of matrimony a week ago last week.

Oconto County Reporter
Mar 8 1890

The marriage of Miss May Bradner and Mr. George H. Westmond took place at Powers, Mich., on Wednesday of last week. The bride is a handsome young lady and the groom is a popular commercial salesman.

Oconto County Reporter
Mar 29 1890

Married at the residence of the bride’s parents, in the town of Green Valley, March 22, at 11:00 a.m., Mr. Andrew Fahrner to Miss Mina Racine Johnson, both of this city. Rev. W.D. Cox tied the knot. They are now keeping house in this city. May a long and happy life be their portion.

An enjoyable wedding dance was participated in by the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Elnier George, March 20th. The groom has made his home in Idaho for the past for years, where he owns an interest in several mills; the bride, formerly Miss Rosa Forcier, has the best wishes of a host of friends as she leaves us for her new home. They will start next month for Idaho.
At the Presbyterian parsonage in this city on Wednesday evening, March 25, 1890, by Rev. G.W. Luther, Mr. Leonard T. Crabstree, of Appleton, to Miss Alice L. Bailey, of this city.

The announcement of this marriage was quite a surprise to the many friends of the bride in this city. While it was known for sometime past that she contemplated taking this step, not even her most intimate friends dreamed that she was soon to experience the fulfillment of her ideas of earthly bliss. The cavalier, or in other words, Mr. Crabtree, entered the city in an unostentatious manner Wednesday, got himself tangled up in a nuptial knot, and left early the next morning accompanied by a lady who has sworn featly to him during the term of her natural life.

Miss Bailey was well known and universally respected throughout the city, and she numbered among her friends and admirers the great majority of our citizens, all of whom entertained for her only the best wishes in her new sphere of life, and trust that the tree, in its duel nature, may be blessed with a fruitful crop. The groom is traveling salesman for the Appleton Shoe Co. and bears an excellent character for industry and integrity. The REPORTER’S best wishes go with the young couple.

Oconto County Reporter
20 September 1900
contributed by Ron Renquin


J. H. Peters, Sr., and Mrs. J. Greenman were married by the Rev. Sanford at his residence, formerly the home of Mrs. Greenman, on Thursday, Sept.13. They were given a grand serenade on the following evening which was  participated in by the old and young boys around town.  The are keeping
house in the groom's home.