LANHAM - STOCKTON
Married on the 5th inst., at the residence of Ira Stockton by the Rev. A. Semple, Mr. Benjamin F. Lanham of Mechanicsburg, Sangamon county, and Miss Meranda M Stockton, of this county. (Springfield Journal please copy.)
As are the concealed comforts of a man
Lock'd up in woman's love. I seent the air
Of blessings, when I come but near the house.
What a delicious breath marriage sends forth -
The violet bed's not sweeter!'
Our thanks are tendered to the happy couple for a delicious slice of cake. May the blissful joys of wedded life be theirs.
Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur), 7 Apr 1855
MARRIED - Also by the same (Rev. D.P. Bunn on the 11th inst.), at the Cassell House, Mr. Peter Razar and Miss Martha A. Dawson.
At the same time and place, by the same, Mr. John Laughlin and Miss Mary A. Dawson, all of Logan county, Illinois.
Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur), 18 Sep 1856
LEBO - KEAGY
At the residence of the bride's mother, five miles west of Decatur, on Wednesday evening at 6:30 o'clock, James J. Lebo and Ida A. Keagy were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, Rev. Ogle, of the Christian church at Harristown, officiating. The bride was attired in an elegant, neatly-fitting peacock-blue dress. The groom wore the conventional black. There were about sixty guests present, who partook of the elaborate and dainty supper which was served immediately after the ceremony. The presents were numerous, appropriate and valuable, and well bespeak the high regard in which the young couple are held by their many friends. The newly married couple will spend a few days with relatives and friends, after which they will go to housekeeping on a farm near Macon, Ill.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lebo, parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Glasgow, Mr. and Mrs. Younger Filson, Mr. and Mrs. Stanford, Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Cann, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Glasgow, Mr. and Mrs. P. Lebo, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Baer, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ash, Mrs. A. Banks?, Mr. and Mrs. S. Parks, Levi Cross, Chas. Campbell, Frank Kretzer, James Leonard, Wm. Leonard, Wm. Gring, John Ryan, Chas. Ash, Elzie Ash, Arthur Baer, Clarence Lebo, Jesse Gouge, and Misses Eva Cann, Carrie Cann, Ola Musser, Alice Musser, Nannie Ryan, Lulu Gouge, Grace Gouge, Cora Kretzer, Cora Lebo and Tille Baer.
Decatur Daily Republican, 28 Feb 1889
LEIGHTON - UNDERWOOD
Married, at the residence of the brides mother, on North Water street, on Thursday evening, March 17, by Rev. W.H. Prestley, Mr. Harvey Leighton and Miss Helen Underwood. The groom is yard master of the I.D. & S Railway Co. They newly-married couple were the recipients of several valuable presents.
Decatur Review, Decatur, IL, 18 Mar 1881
LINCOLN - HARLAN
The Wedding of Mr. Robert T. Lincoln
From the Washington Star, 27th
Last evening, at eight o'clock, Robert T. Lincoln, Esq., the eldest son of the late President Lincoln, was married to Miss Mary Harlan, the only daughter of Senator Harlan, of Iowa. The wedding took place at the residence of the Senator, on H street, and was strictly private, no one being present except the members of the families and a few intimate friends. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Simpson, of the Methodist Episcopal church, who is an old and intimate acquaintance of the Senator.
Among those present were Senator and Mrs. Harlan, Mrs. Lincoln and little Tad, Secretary and Mrs. McCulloch, Secretary and Mrs. Welles, Edgar T. Welles, Esq., Edwin Stanton, son of ex-Secretary Stanton, Rev. B. Beyton Brown, Representative Lougbridge, of Iowa, and lady; Senator Ramsey, of Minnesota, and Joseph Macfarland, Esq.
The happy couple received the congratulations of the company, and the evening was passed in conversation. A fine wedding supper was spread in the dining-room by Wormley, the celebrated caterer.
At noon to-day the happy couple left for New York in a special car, attached to the 12:30 train, accompanied by Mrs. Lincoln and her son Tad, Edgar T. Welles, Esq., and Edwin Stanton, Jr. Wormley had an excellent wedding lunch prepared in the car and Mr. J.H. Wormley, Jr., accompanied the party to New York, as caterer.
It was intended that the wedding should take place later in the autumn, but Mrs. Lincoln being on the eve of her departure for Europe (about October 1st), it was decided to have a quiet marriage and issue no cards. Mr. Lincoln will settle in Chicago; where he has a lucrative practice in the courts.
Decatur Republican, 8 Oct 1868
LINDSAY - ADAMS
A quiet home wedding occurred last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Adams, No. 1105 North Union street. It was the marriage of Miss Charlotta M. Adams to Charles E. Lindsay. The ceremony was performed at 8 o'clock by Rev. W.H. Penhallegon, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, before a small company of relatives and intimate friends. The wedding was informal but was a pretty one. The house was tastefully decorated for the occasion and after the ceremony a wedding supper was served to the bridal party. Among the guests from out of the city were T.B. Miller and family of Argenta.
Both the bride and groom are well known in Decatur. Mr. Lindsay is manager of the advertising department of the Evening Bulletin and is a young man who is highly respected among the business men of the city. The bride has been a teacher in the city schools for the past few years and is a highly educated and most estimable young lady. She is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Adams. Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay will make their home in the 700 block on South Webster, where the groom recently erected a new residence.
Daily Republican (Decatur), 22 Jun 1898
LOGAN - KELLEY
The marriage of Charles A. Logan and Miss Marion E. Kelley occurred last night at 9 oclock, at the home of the officiating clergyman, Rev. Dr. Penhallegon, in the presence of the grooms sister, Mrs. Kolker, and Harry Haines. The groom is an architect, and son of Mrs. Dora Logan. The bride is an accomplished musician and teacher, who has taught classes at the Roby during the past spring and summer. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Kelley, of 1154 North Edward street. It is the purpose of Mr. and Mrs. Logan to depart next week for Milwaukee, Wis., where Logan will form a partnership with H.F. Starbuck, formerly of Decatur. He will make Milwaukee his home.
Decatur Daily Republican, 22 Sep 1893
LYNCH - GILLAM
By Rev. Bankson, at the Palace hotel, on the evening of Wednesday, October 13, 1886, Louis C. Lynch and Mrs. Eliza J. Gillam, both of Boody.
The Saturday Herald (Decatur), 16 Oct 1886
LYTLE - WISSEN
Frank Lytle and Miss Laura Wissen were married at 8 o'clock last night by Rev. M.B. Spayd at the parsonage of the U.B.church. The attendants were S.M. Tucker and Mrs. Josephine Showers.
The Daily Review (Decatur), 28 Sept 1898
MACKENZIE - MUELLER
Ruth S. Mueller and Evanston Man Marry Saturday
Daughter of A.E. Staley Becomes Bride of Dr. Wallace Dundas Mackenzie
Announcement is made of the marriage at 6:30 o'clock Saturday evening of Ruth Staley Mueller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Eugene Staley, Sr., and Dr. Wallace Dundas Mackenzie, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Dundas Mackenzie of Edinburgh, Scotland.
The wedding took place in the Staley home, with Rev. E.W. Clippinger of First Presbyterian church officiating. Only members of the family were present. Dr. and Mrs. Mackenzie will make their home in Evanston, where he is a practicing surgeon.
Decatur Herald, 13 Oct 1929
MAHONEY - HICKEY
The marriage of Miss Margaret Hickey and Mr. Daniel Mahoney, of Danville, was solemnized this morning at 8 o'clock at the Catholic Church, Father Maguire officiating. The groomsman was William Mahoney, and the bridesmaid Miss Teney Mahoney, brother and sister of the groom. Only the immediate friends and relatives of the couple were present. The bride is the estimable daughter of Patrick Hickey and the groom is the able assistant roadmaster on the Clover Leaf road, under G.E. Cain, formerly roadmaster of the Wabash. They departed at noon to-day for Chicago. After a bridal tour of two weeks they will make their home in Decatur.
Decatur Weekly Republican, 22 Aug 1889
MALONE - WILSON
MARRIED, March 17, 1881, by A.W. Palmer, J.P. Mr. William Malone and Mrs. Mary O. Wilson, of Philo, Champaign county, Ills.
Decatur Review, Decatur, IL, 18 Mar 1881
MARSH - REIGEL
Married, at his office, by Ira B. Curtis, J.P., September 11th, David L. Marsh and Mrs. Celesta Reigel, both of Christian county.
Decatur Republican, 12 Sep 1889
MARQUIS - NICHOLSON
In this city, by Judge S.F. Greer, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1880, Mr. Henry Marquis and Miss Mary Nicholson, both of Maroa, this county. The groom is a young farmer, and the bride is a well known young lady of Maroa.
Decatur Weekly Republican, 16 Dec 1880
MARTIN - HARREL
MARRIED - On the 1st inst., at the Harrell House in this city by Elder J.W. Tyler, Mr. Isaac Martin to Miss Mary E. Harrel.
Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur), 1 Nov 1855
MARTIN - REDMAN
At the office of Justice Ira B. Curtis, Tuesday at about noon, John W. Martin, of Mt. Zion township, and Miss Mary E. Redman, of Long Creek township. Jusrice Curtis bound them with the thrall of lawful wedlock in a brief but solemn ceremony. The happy twain returned to Mt. Zion in the afternoon, where they will go to housekeeping, and be glad to meet their friends at a pleasant home of their own.
Saturday Herald (Decatur), 27 May 1882
MASON - CHILDERS
Married at the residence of Mrs. Mary Childers, on North Edward street, George M. Mason to Mrs. Mary Childers, Rev. J.R. Locke, officiating.
The Daily Review (Decatur), 11 Feb 1886
McCONNELL - WELSH
Married - On the 24th ult., by Rev. A.L. Brooks, Mr. James C. McConnell, of Ohio, and Miss Cecelia E. Walsh, of Iowa.
Decatur Republican, 8 Oct 1868
McDERMOTT - KEISTER
Married, on Thursday evening, Aug. 15, 1889, by Father McGuire, at the parsonage of St. Patrick's Catholic church, Henry McDermott, Jr., and Miss Emma Keister, both of Decatur.
Saturday Herald (Decatur), 24 Aug 1889
McEUEN - SANFORD
MARRIED ~ In Kendall, Adams Co., N.Y., on the 12th inst., by Rev. J. McEuen, Mr. Willaim Fiske McEuen, of Decatur, to Miss Amelia J. Sanford, of Kendall, N.Y.
Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, 17 Jun 1873
McGOWAN - DUNN
Thomas McGowan and Miss Lizzie Dunn were married at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Dalton City. Edward Higgins of Decatur and Miss Kate Dunn were the attendants. Only relatives witnessed the ceremony and a wedding dinner was afterward served at the home of Mrs. Mary Dunn, mother of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. McGowan have gone to Chicago on a wedding trip.
The Daily Review (Decatur), Friday, Oct 20, 1892
Submitted by:Kay Robinson
Thomas McGowan and Lizzie Dunn were the submitter's gr-grandparents.
METZLER - BURNER
The ceremony which united in marriage Miss Florence Burner and Arthur Metzler was solemnized Saturday afternoon at 4:30 in the First Presbyterian church. Rev. C.E. Jenney read the service.
Before the ceremony, Miss Edna Bunn and Prof. W.B. Olds gave a thirty minute music program. The church was decorated in southern smilax and American Beauty roses. The bride was given away by her brother, D.M. Burner.
Ralph Metzler, brother of the bridegroom, was best man and the ushers were Dick Trevett of Champaign, Charles Reudl of St. Louis, _marett Mueller, Harold Pogue and D.M. Burner. Mrs. Elizabeth Burner, mother of the bride, was matron of honor and the bridesmaids were Misses Alice Anderson of Lincoln and Virginia Hayes of Alton.
The bride's dress was of point lace and flesh colored chiffon over allver cloth. Her girdle was of sea pearls and she wore a long, tulle veil and cap of Brussels lace, worn by her mother at her wedding. She carried a shower bouquet of orchids and lilies of the valley.
The matron of honor wore silver and French blue chiffon and a hat of silver lace trimmed in French blue ostrich feathers. She carried an arm bouquet of American Beauty roses and baby's breath.
Each of the bridesmaids wore fuchsia flowers. They carried arm bouquets of violets.
After the ceremony, a reception was held in the Burner home for the relatives and a few friends. The house decorations were American Beauty roses and smiliax. A two course supper was served. Those assisting were Mrs. Logan Holland, of New Holland, Mrs. A.L. Anderson of Lincoln, Mrs. A.L. Anderson, of Lincoln, Mrs. J.M. Burner of Bloomington and Miss Martha Anderson of Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. Metzler left in the evening for a trip south and will later take a steamer from New Orleans to Cuba, the Panama Canal and other points. They will be gone a month and upon their return will reside with the bride's mother. The bride's going away dress was of midnight blue poiret twill and she wore a small blue hat to match. She also wore a sealskin coat.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Burner and attended Monticello Seminary, Millikin and Smith College. She is a member of Pi Beta Phi.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Metzler and is a junior partner in the H.W. Metzler company. He attended the University of Illinois and is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. During the war he was an ensign in the navy.
Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Copper, Mrs. Ryan Ginther, Paul Ginther, all of New Holland, Fr. and Mrs. T.H. Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Anderson and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Anderson, Logan Anderson and Miss Stephanie Sanford, all of Lincoln. Mr. and Mrs. William Schaffer of Champaign, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Wever of Strasburg and Kenneth Montgomery of Battle Creek, Mich.
Decatur Review, Decatur, IL, 1 Jan 1922
MIDDLETON - GORIN
Married - At the residence of the bride's father, September 1, by Rev. J.H. Noble, Mr. Charles C. Middleton, of Springfield, Mo., and Miss Mary E. Gorin, of this city.
Decatur Review, 1 Sep 1870
MITCHELL - GARNER
Albert A. Mitchell, of Wheatland township, and Mrs. Nannie Garner, of this city, were married on Thursday by Squire Stevens.
The Daily Review, Decatur, IL, 27 Mar 1886
MOFFETT - WARNICK
MARRIED, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Ira Warnick, in Blue Mound township, on Wednesday evening, Sept. 27, 1882, by Rev. W.L. Bankson, Mr. Edward R. Moffett and Miss Gusta Warnick, both of Macon county.
The groom is a son of Hon. and Mrs. Wm. T. Moffett. The marriage was witnessed by the relatives of the contracting parties and by a large number of invited guests. The bride was attired in a beautiful dress of ashes of roses silk, trimmed tastefully. Following the congratulations came the sumptuous wedding supper. - Mr. Moffett and bride departed for Peoria this (Thursday) morning to attend the state fair. They will be given a welcome home reception at the home of State Senator Moffett on Saturday (30th).
The following is a list of the gifts received by the bride:
Decatur Weekly Republican, 5 Oct 1882
Welcome Home Reception
There were about 80 persons in attendance at the grand welcome home reception tendered Mr. E.R. Moffett and bride at the residence of the groom's parents, Hon. and Mrs. W.T. Moffett, Blue Mound township, on Saturday afternoon. The occasion was a most enjoyable social affair, and many and hearty were the congratulations showered upon the young couple. A bountiful repast was served. The following gifts were ommitted from the published report of the wedding:
Decatur Weekly Republican, 5 Oct 1882
MOORE - BAYERS
On the evening of Tuesday September 3, Daniel Moore, Jr. of Decatur and Miss Jennie Bayers of Sardorius, will be married at Grace M.E. church in this city. Afterwards reception will be tendered the couple by the parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Moore, Sr. at their home 458 Wabash avenue.
Bulletin Sentinel, 31 August 1895
At the Grace M.E. church at 8 o'clock last night, Rev. Hobbs married Daniel Moore and Miss Jennie Bayers, in the presence of a few intimate friends. After the ceremony, the party drove to the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Moore on Mason Street, where a sumptuous supper was served. The bride was pretty in a cream cashmere trimmed in chiffon and wore Marechal Neil roses. The couple will reside with the groom's parents for the present. The groom is engaged in the coopering business with his father.
Bulletin Sentinel, 7 September 1895
MOORE - ZARLEY
MARRIED ~ On the 24th inst., by Rev. W. Steveson, Mr. John Moore, of Springfield, and Mrs. Sarah C. Zarley, of Niantic.
Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, 24 Feb 1873
MOSER - MILTENBARGER
At eight o'clock yesterday morning, Mr. Aloes Moser and Miss Mary Miltenbarger were married at the German Catholic church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Lammert and many friends of the couple were in attendance to witness the happy event. Last evening Mr. Moser and bride were given a reception at the home of her parents east of the church. A large number of guests were present to enjoy the festivities of the occasion. The couple received some handsome presents and during the evening a splendid supper was served.
The Daily Review (Decatur), 17 Feb 1886
MUNSON - CLEMENTS
By Rev. J.R. Locke, at his residence, on Wednesday, October 12, 1888, David Munson and Mrs. Mary Clements, both of Decatur.
The Saturday Herald (Decatur), 16 Oct 1886
NANNA - CRANKSHAW
Wedding at Noon
On Monday, June 26 at high noon at 636 East Herkimer, the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crankshaw, by Rev. M. B. Spayd of the U.B. Church, Jake O. Nanna and Miss Bessie L. Crankshaw, both of Decatur, were united in marriage. There was a fine wedding repast immediately after the ceremony. The groom is in the shipping department at the Cracker factory. The couple has gone to housekeeping three miles west of the city.
Daily Republican (Decatur), Monday, 26 Jun 1899, pg. 1
NEELY - PIPER
MARRIED - In this city, at the residence of E.A. Piper, Esq., on the 22d instant, by the Rev. E.J. Falconer, Mr. Joseph A. Neely, of Morgan, Ohio, and Miss Ann H. Piper, late of Ohio.
Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur), 29 Sep 1859
NELSON - MONTGOMERY
Judge William E. Nelson and Mrs. Lucy H. Montgomery were united in marriage this forenoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. B.O. McReynolds, No. 318 Prairie Avenue, the interesting ceremonies being conducted by Rev. T.W. Pinkerton, pastor of the Christian church.
The wedding was devoid of any ostentation, only the immediate relatives and a very few friends being present. The company included Mr. and Mrs. McReynolds, Tom McReynolds, Mrs. Ellen C. Roach, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Roach, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Nelson, Miss Lena Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Bartholomew, Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Roach, Mrs. J.E. Bering and grandson, Teddie Hitchcock, R.S. Bohon, Miss Rose Judson. Earnest congratulations followed, when Judge and Mrs. Nelson departed on the Wabash train for Chicago and other lake cities. On their return they will arrange to take possession of their new home on West William street, where in a few weeks they will be at home to friends.
The groom, as is well known, is the present county judge of Macon county, and is one of the leading lawyers of Central Illinois. It was while practicing his profession that he was elected circuit judge, from which position he retired in 1879. The bride has been the efficient principal of the Marietta street school for several years and is a cultured lady of many amiable qualities. To Judge and Mrs. Nelson the Republican joins with all their hosts of friends in wishing them joy unalloyed.
Daily Republican, 18 Jun 1889
NEWELL - STALEY
MARRIED, by Justice Schroyer at his office in Springfield, on Friday, December 28, 1885, James Newell and Miss Ella J. Staley.
Saturday Herald (Decatur), 26 Dec 1885
NEYHARD - ADAMS
George W. Neyhard and Miss Julia Adams were married at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday evening, April 18, by Rev. S.H. Bowyer at the parsonage of the First Baptist church on West Wood street. The groom is employed at the Tait factory and the bride is from Macon.
The Daily Review (Decatur), 19 April 1900
NIEDERMEYER - DIERS
Carl _ Niedermeyer and Miss Emma V. Diers were married Saturday afternoon in Bloomington. Carl Niedermeyer is a nephew of William Niedermeyer of this city and has often visited here. He is connected with the People's Bank in Bloomington.
The Daily Review, Decatur, IL, 8 Sep 1913, pg. 12
NOWAKOWSKI - MEISSNER
By Rev. Geo. Landgraf, in this city, on Thursday evening, May 25th, John Nowakowski and Miss Anna Meissner, both of Decatur.
Saturday Herald (Decatur), 27 May 1882
O'BANNON - CARMEAN
In Bloomington, on Monday, Aug. 25, 1884, by Rev. James Miller, Mr. Richard W. O'Bannon, of Decatur, and Miss Carrie M. Carmean, of Bushnell, Ill. The groom is the keeper of a restaurant near the depot. The couple have arrived in the city.
The Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Tuesday, 26 Aug 1884
OVERLY - POPE
Mr. Wm. Overly and Miss Lizzie Pope were married on last THursday evening, March 9th, at the residence of Rev. A.D. Northcutt, Blue Mound. After the knot had been tied the bride and groom returned to the residence of Uncle Billy Pope, father of the bride, where a sumptuous feast awaited them, and all did ample justice to the good things prepared by mtoher and sisters. The relatives and friends met at a certain fence corner, hour 8:30 p.m., very dark, mud two feet deep, wind from the north east, and blew the lantern out. The following is a list of the presents tendered:
On arriving at the residence, after a great deal of foot scraping around the house, the party were invited in by Uncle Billy who informed them that the bride and groom had gone on a wedding tour a distance of two miles and a half, and taken the cigars along. That cigar settled the matter and the presents were toted home.
Saturday Herald (Decatur), 18 Mar 1882
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