The following wedding announcements were contributed in hopes they would be helpful in someone elses research.  I believe this is another wonderful idea and will gladly post other wedding announcements to this page.  As this project is new, I will set the following rule - newly wed must have been born in the 1800's.

The wedding announcement will be listed alphabetically by bride's surname and have the submitter's e-mail and name at the end of the announcement. Those appearing without a submitter's name will be the ones I gleaned from the newspapers I read via Interlibrary Loan.  An index will be developed later, as the need arises.  Please send wedding announcements to and they will posted within a few days.


Miss Anna M. Cullivan of Lost Creek and John E Burke of Blythe, Cal., Married October 8th. Miss Anna M Cullivan of Lost Creek and Mr. John E. Burke of Blythe, California were married at the Immaculate Conception Church Wednesday morning October 8th at seven o’clock. Reverend Thos McNeive, S.J., performed the ceremony. The bride wore a dark blue suit, black hat and grey shoes. She was attended by Mrs. A P Stenger, a sister of the groom who wore a dark blue suit. Miss Cullivan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cullivan, deceased. She is well known in this community and has a host of friends who extend to her their best wishes for a bright future. The groom is the son of Mrs. David Burke of this city. For the past fifteen years he has been engaged in farming and mining in Blythe, Calif. He was attended by Mr A. P. Stenger. Mr. and Mrs. Burke left Wednesday for Los Angeles, Calif., where they will visit before going to their home in Blythe. Congratulations are extended to the happy couple.

Submitted by:Maureen Cullivan
NOTE: Anna M Cullivan, Born 31 August 1880, Married 8 October 1919,
Died 22 October 1919.


Wedding announcement in the St Marys Star, November 24, 1910 reads: A very pretty wedding took place at the Immaculate Conception Church, Wednesday morning when Miss Leonie DeDonder, daughter of Vital DeDonder was united in marriage to Mr. William Robert Newton of Kansas City. Rev. Father Kuhlman, S.J., officiating. The event was largely attended as the bride comes from one of the oldest and best families in this vicinity. Miss Margaret Prior of Frankfort, Kansas stood as the bridesmaid while Mr. Achille DeDonder, a brother of the bride, was bestman. The bride wore a beautiful creation of light dove satin, with hat and carried a boquet of bridal roses. The maid wore an elegant attire of rose colored silk, while the groom and bestman wore conventional black. During the Mass the Offertory was beautifully sung in trio by Mrs. Andrew Koppes, a sister of the bride, Mrs. Wm. Sipes, and Dr. A. DeBacker, a cousin of the bride. Battman's Mass was sung by members of the old church choir. After the Mass wedding breakfast was served to the immediate family at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vital DeDonder. The bridal couple left on an evening train by way of Maple Hill for Kansas City. The out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Newton, father and mother of the groom; G.C. and T.W. Newton, brothers of the groom, and their families. The groom is a son of Thomas Newton, superintendent of the U.P. shops at Kansas City, Kas. and he has acquired a high standing as an expert mechanic. During the recent months he has been doing special work at the shops in Denison, Texas. Miss Leonie, the bride, has a very wide circle of friends here, and comes from one of the pioneer families of sterling worth to which the community points with pride. Her jovial, good nature has won the affection of a host of friends who extend to the happy couple the best wishes for a life filled with many blessings. Submitted by:Janet Newton


Married: At St. Joseph Church, Flush on Tuesday, May 14, 1901, at 10 am, Miss Anna Ebert and Mr. Frank Hieger, Rev. Fr. Hundt, officiating. Quite a number of near relatives and friends of the contracting parties were present to witness the ceremony. A reception was given at the home of the bride's mother immediately after the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Emil Ebert (Mary Umscheid Ebert), who lives two miles east of Flush. She wore a handsome dress of tan satin soliel, trimmed with white silk and applique. The bridesmaid, Miss Amelia Ebert, sister of the bride, wore a white swiss dress over pale blue. The groom, and Johnny Hieger, brother of the groom as best man, both wore the usual black. The bride is known as a modest industrious young lady, and has many friends who wish them a long and happy life. Mr. Hieger has been a resident of Flush all of his life, is well known and liked by everyone. He is an industrious young man and has built up a nice home where he will take his bride. The happy couple were the recipients of a large number of useful presents. Taken from Newspaper Article, 1901 Names of married couple: Frank Joseph Hieger and Anna Estella Ebert Submitted by: Margaret Muller


John Frederick of Westmoreland, aged 27 and Elizabeth Brockish 21 of Westmoreland were issued a marriage license from Probate Judge James Logsdon. This license was posted in the Westmoreland Recorder newpaper of Kansas on April 25, 1895. WEDDINGS John Frederick and Miss Eliza Brockish were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Catholic church in Myers Valley. Father A. M. Welkman performed the ceremony. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Frederick, and is one of the progressive young farmers of Myers Valley, Kansas. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Brockish, who live a few miles south of Westmoreland. A very large number of relatives and friends attended the wedding at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Brockish. Many were entertained, Tuesday afternoon and into the evening. A supper that would please the most fastidious was served and an excellent time enjoyed in various ways. The bride and groom received a large number of very valuable and useful presents. Source: Westmoreland Recorder, Westmoreland, Kansas April 25, 1895. Submitted by:


Married, On Saturday morning, December 5, 1885, at No. 205 West Sixth avenue, Luther E. Hoffman, editor of the St. Marys Express, and Miss Anna E. Howes, both of St. Marys, Kansas, were joined in marriage, by Rev. T. F. Dornblaser - Topeka Capital. "Better late than never," applicably applies in this case. The Recorder extends its heartiest congratulations to Bro. Hoffman and his bride, and hopes that theirs many be a long, useful, and profitably spent life. Source: Westmoreland Recorder Westmoreland, Kansas Thursday, December 24, 1885 - Reel W507


WHEAT - JENNER A Brilliant Wedding in the Social Annals of Our City. A number of invited guests assembled at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Jenner on Palmer street, last Tuesday evening, to witness the marriage of their daughter, Miss Eva, to Prof. G. G. Wheat, superin- tendent of the public schools of Pottawatomie county. The contracting parties have many friends and the general expression of good will was observable on every one's countenance. At eight o'clock sharp, during the playing of Mendelssohn's wedding march by Mrs. N. W. Reddick, the bride and groom made their appearance in the midst of their guests, and the ceremony of making them twain was performed in a most happy manner by their pastor and friend, Rev. W. S. Crouch; after which they received the congratulations of their friends. A sumptuous bridal feast had been prepared, to which all sat down, and the flow of jollity and mirth commenced. The general supposition of a wedding being connected with good cheer was here exemplified, and added not a little to the zest of the occasion. The attire of the bride was most beautiful and elegant, consisting of white India mull, with flounces of oriental lace, white satin bodice and white silk illusion vail. She wore a corsage bouquet of orange blossoms. Her attire was further supplemented with kid slippers, Mosquetaire gloves and a few simple ornaments. The groom was arrayed in conventional black, and it was a subject of universal remark that the happy couple surpassed themselves in handsomeness of appearance. The parlors were handsomely and artistically decorated with flowers and evergreens, and a beautiful wreath of natural flowers in the form of a horse shoe was suspended from the ceiling over the heads of the bride and groom. Following is the list of wedding presents: Set of fancy vases, Mrs. Goldbert. Cut glass water set, Misses Libbie Easton and Jennie Welsh. Solid gold vest chain - by the groom. Fine plush jewel case - Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Buell. Silver desert set, consisting of sugar, cream and spoon holders - Mr. and Mrs. Reddick. Silver ice-water pitcher - Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Brownell, Mr and Mrs. Geo. Mohler, L. E. and Mrs. Hoffman. Large, handsome silver butter dish - Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Linn, of Topeka. Match safe - Rev. W. S. Crouch. In connection with this present was the following original couplet: When in the dark and lonesome night A match you seek, to strike a light, Think of the match once made by me - Your well-wishing friend, W. S. C. Bedroom set and carpet - Mrs. Jenner. Fancy woven table spread - Mr. and Mrs. Cohen. Silver butter knife and spoon - Mrs. M. Thompson. Broom and crumb tray - Henry Warren. Fine glass "salt and pepper" - Mr. and Mrs. Warren. Case of silver nut picks and crackers - Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Olson. Set silver spooons - Clint Welch. Bed spread - Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Pool. After spending a time in pleasant conversation, the guests gradually took their departure, but not before hearing a fine vocal and instrumental selection from Misses Jennie Welsh and LIbbie Easton, an instrument from Miss Katie Jenner and a solo by S. B. Warren, who was universally applauded, and ................. Source: Westmoreland Recorder Westmoreland, Kansas Thursday, May 27, 1885 - Reel W507


WEDDING BELLS Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents in Wabaunsee county, Tuesday, September 18, 1888, at 11 am, Mr. Joel C. Crouch to Miss Eva Julien. Rev. J. M. Wilson officiating. The repast spread in honor of the occasion was tasty, bountiful, and delicious. Among the presents to the bride were five twenty-dollar gold pieces, from the parents. The couple took the afternoon train for Topeka, where they will make their home. The groom is an honored employee in the Santa Fe shops in that city, an industrious, affable and courteous gentleman. The many friends of the esteemed and accomplished bride extend her their congratulations and good wishes for happiness in the years to come. Source: Kansas Agriculturist September 24, 1888 Submitted by:
Gayle Woods Gardner, Olpe KS


ANOTHER PAIR MADE HAPPY JULIEN - GABET Married at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in this city. Rev. Father Weiman officiating on January 31st at 9 am Miss Belle Gabet of Wabaunsee to Mr. Victor Julien son of Mrs. Peter Julien . The wedding was performed with the full Catholic ceremony of nuptial high mass, albeit a quiet wedding. The bridal party took the afternoon train for Nebraska, where they will visit a sister of Mrs. Julien. After their return they will take residence on Mr. Julien’s farm across the river. Mr. Julien is a worthy young man his bride a most estimable lady, and the morning skies of their married life as yet show not a cloud. May the noon-tide and close be not less fair, is the wish of their many friends. Source: The Kansas Agriculturist, Wamego, Kansas February 3, 1893 page 5 Column 4 Submitted by: Gayle Woods Gardner


WAMEGO, KANSAS January 4, 1884 A HAPPY EVENT The marriage of Mr. Frank Oliver to Miss Sallie Julien took place on Tuesday of the present week. (January 1, 1884) Rev J. W. Crawford was the officiating clergyman. The wedding party consisted of a select number, who after witnessing the ceremony that bound two into one partook of a bountiful repast and enjoyed themselves generally to their heart's content. After taking an affectionate leave of their friends, the happy couple left for Kansas City by the 2:10 train. The following is a list of presents: Mr. Peter Julien, sewing machine and cow; Mrs. Peter Julien, 1 dozen silver plated knives and forks; Victor Julien, glass fruit dish; Miss Eva Julien, patchwork; Miss Eva Julien, set silver teaspoons, Charlie and Omie Julian, pair of glass fruit dishes; Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Baker, silver butter knife; Mr. Joseph LaFountain and family, silver castor; Mollie Shepherd, writing desk; Unknown, volume Scott poems; S. A. Bladwin, Jr., photo album; Miss Charles Shepherd, linen table cloth; Little Gracie Shepherd, pair towels; Charles Shepherd, Jap bracket; Mr. and Mrs. John Julien, extensive outfit of colored table linens; Mr. Angus McMillian, cash, $5.00; Henry Hesse, pair blankets, set of knives, forks and silver teaspoons. Submitted by: Gayle Woods Gardner


STOUTSVILLE POSTMASTER RAN OFF MONDAY, AND GOT MARRIED. MARRIED--- Mr. John Suiter p.m. of Stoutsville, and Mrs. Mary J. Julian of Wamego, Kans. Our postmaster, John Suiter, took a sneak on the boys, Monday, and went off and got married. He took the morning train for Lancaster, his bride being aboard the train, having come from Wamego, Kansas, to meet her intended husband. They had known each other in their younger days. Her maiden name was Hamilton, and she was raised near Tarlton. She was married to a Mr. Julian, and moved to Kansas. Mr. Suiter, after securing the license in Lancaster, returned with his to be bride to Circleville, where they were married at 8”oclock, p.m. by Rev. Bullard. They remained at the American hotel, in Circleville, until Tuesday afternoon, when they returned to Stoutsville and are now at home to their friends. The Fairfield-Pickaway News is responsible for the match, to a certain extent. Last December Mrs. Julian wrote to the Postmaster at Stoutsville, for a sample copy of a paper, if there was one here, having the Tarlton news in it. A copy was sent, a correspondence began between the parties who soon found out that they had known each other in former days. Notwithstanding John had set up the cigars, the boys and girls gave them an old fashioned belling, and John set ‘em up to the girls. Source: Wamego Times, April 4, 1902 QUITE ROMANTIC IS THE LOVE STORY THAT COMES FROM STOUTSVILLE. A Kansas Widow Captures a Fairfield Widower and the Sweethearts of Youth are Reunited After Years of Separation SPECIAL TO THE EAGLE STOUTSVILLE, O., March 26 John Suiter, our popular postmaster, played one of the nicest little games that has yet been accredited to any citizen of Stousville. He went to Lancaster Monday morning and came home from Circleville, Tuesday afternoon in company with a stately lady, a stranger to everybody here, but whom he took pleasure in introducing as Mrs. Suiter. The surprise was complete, as he had never given any information as to his matrimonial inclinations. The Story is quite romantic. About three months ago, Mrs. Mary Julian, of Wamego, Kan., addressed a letter to the postmaster at Stoutsville, inquiring f there was a local paper published here and stating that her girlhood days were spent not farm from here in the vicinity of Tarlton. Uncle John, who is sixty-six years of age, answered her letter and incidentally asked if she was not formerly Miss Mary Hamilton, a schoolmate of his and also his first sweetheart. She very graciously answered in the affirmative, and subsequent correspondence developed the fact that she was a widow and he a widower. The continued exchange of letters rekindled the beneficent fires of mutual affection in their bosoms and through the silent medium of the pen, the two who had not seen each other for forty years, discovered that the cheerful love-flames burned with a glowing warmth as of old. Under these favorable conditions the interesting difficulty of distance was easily surmounted. Mrs. Julian bade farewell to the land of her adoption and joyously journeyed back to her native state. She arrived in Circleville last Saturday and informed Mr. Suiter of her arrival. After telephonic communication with the old yet new idol of his heart he drove to the American Hotel at Circleville Sunday afternoon and there they who had parted to the freshness of youth met in t he maturity of age, somewhat changed to countenance but with hearts as gay as when long years ago they related love’s young dream while listening to the tuneful rippling of the waters in the crystal brook on the balmy summer afternoons of their childhood days. At this meeting they completed the arrangements of the program. Mr. Suiter returned home overflowing with joy, yet obliged to conceal it, for the time for revealing the secret was not yet. Monday morning they went to Lancaster, Mr. Suiter joining his fiancee as the train passed through Stoutsville. There they procured the necessary legal documents and returned to Circleville on the afternoon train. The connubial knot was tied that evening at the Presbyterian parsonage by Rev. F. L. Bullard. The happy bride and bridegroom returned to Stoutsville Tuesday afternoon and are now domiciled in Mr. Suiter’s cozy home on Maple street. The young men and ladies of the town gave them an enthusiastic belling Tuesday evening and Uncle John had cigars for his friends at all the stores in Stoutsville. They have the hearty good wishes of everybody for a happy and pleasant voyage on the matrimonial sea. Here’s personal congratulations, Uncle John, with a big G Source: Fairfield-Pickaway News, Lancaster OH 27 Mar 1902 Submitted by: Gayle Woods Gardner


Married, At Westmoreland, on Wednesday, November 31 (sic), Mr. Henry Schwartz, of this city, and Miss M. Knitter, of Westmoreland, were united in marriage.  Rev. Shaffer performed the ceremony. May happiness and prosperity be the lot of the happy couple, is the wish of hosts of friends. - Democrat. Source: Westmoreland Recorder Westmoreland, Kansas Thursday, November 11, 1886 - Reel W507


Married. John Weisner “dedicated” our new Catholic church yesterday, by being united in wedlock with Miss Riat, eldest daughter of Mr. George Riat, Esq., of Rock Creek. Father Nuttmann performed the marital rites. John and his bride went to “dad’s” last night to jolify. John is a peaceful, polite young man, and no one ever expected him to raise a Riat. Source: Wamego Tribune, April 12, 1880 - Also the following: MARRIED. At the residence of the bride’s parents on Rock Creek, five miles west of Louisville, August 10, 1880, by the Rev. Knutman, Mr. John Weisner and Miss Mary Riat, both of Louisville Township, Pottawatomie County. When your reporter arrived at the scene of merry making, the floor was occupied by dancers, and about the premises were over a hundred invited guests, all seemingly enjoying themselves hugely - just as a jolly crowd of Germans always do on such occasions. “Tripping of the light fantastic toe” commenced near noon of the 10th and was kept up the larger portion of the night, to the music of a couple of violins, whose bows were drawn by the Torrence boys. And instead of “tripping the light fantastic toe” it must have dragged with the average “tripper” before the dawn of the eleventh, for the majority had “tripped” all day. Tables were spread and kept replenished during the evening and all went home with full stomachs and wishing the pair a long prosperity. Source: Kansas Reporter, August 13, 1880 Submitted by: Edward Weisner


St. George Wedding Announcement The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Frederick of St. George was the scene of a beautiful wedding, Tuesday; October 29, when their daughter, Miss Ida Marie, was married to Mr. George R. Rydner (spelling as found), of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The wedding occured at St. Bernards Church of Wamego, Rev. Fr. Hundt officiating. Owing to the spread of the epidemic of influenza, only the bridal party could be present at the church. The bride was attended by her aunt, Mrs. Sam Frederick, who was Matron of Honor, and by her cousin, Miss Louise Brockish who was the brides maid. Little Lilly Rydner, (spelling as found) niece of the groom was flower girl: Mr. Sam Frederick and Mr. Oscar Brockish attended the groom. The bride was gowned in white crepe dechene and bridal satin, carrying a bouquet of Killarney roses and lillies of the valley. After the ceremonies the bridal party returned to the brides home, and considered Hoover's government restrictions, enjoyed a bountiful wedding breakfast. Only a few intimate friends and relatives were present. Amid a shower of good wishes, the happy couple left for Belvue, and after a short visit they will go to Topeka, where they will make their home for the present. (George's brother, William Rynders lived in Belvue, Kansas and Ida's brother lived in Topeka.) Source: St. George News published in St. George, County of Pottawatomie, Kansas, November 1, 1918, Page 3, Edition 330. Submitted by:


Married, April 1, 1886, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. A. R. Walker, Mr. L. W. Ferguson and Miss Ella Walker, all of Vienna township. C. B. Huffman, esq. performed the ceremony in the presence of quote a number of friends and relatives who had been invited to witness the nuptials. The young couple are well and favorably known in that vicinity, and their many friends there and elsewhere, join in wishing the hapy pair a long and prosperous voyage o'er the sea of life. List of presents given: Mr. A. R. Walker, set cups and saucers. Mrs. A. R. Walker, set glass ware. Mr. G. G. Walker, lamp. Mr. J. O. Benton, yearling heifer. Mrs. J. O. Benton, bed spread. Mrs. M. E. Graham, fancy collar. Mrs. and Mrs. C. B. Hoffman, glass pitcher. Mrs. and Mrs. S. A. Gregg, glass set. Mr. O. J. Booth, five dollars. Miss Kate Baker, chair tidy, pair towels. Miss Sarah Jameson, glass fruit dish. Miss Dora Huffman, painted china castor. Miss Luella Cram, wash bowl, pitcher. Misses Louise and Tillie Englebricht, pitcher. Mr. J. B. Mumau, smoked ham. Mrs. J. B. Mumau, pair goblets. Miss Flora Mumau, bed quilt. Mr. Gilbert Gregg, glass fruit dish. Clara and Bessie Walker, vegetable dishes. Almon and Henry Benton, pair Plymouth Rock fowls. Lucia and Lewis Benton, Cal. shells. Source: Westmoreland Recorder, Westmoreland, Kansas Thursday, April 8, 1896 - Reel W507


Lee Tibbetts and Miss Katie West, both of Westmoreland, were married at Manhattan Monday evening,April 20. Mr. Tibbetts is a son of Ezra Tibbetts and is a bright,cultured young man of good moral habits and is a student in the Westmoreland High School. Miss Katie West made her home with H. E.Barrett until he left for the west, since which time has made her home W. F. Hill’s. She is a graduate of Westmoreland High School, has taught two successful terms of school and was assistant for some time in the Westmoreland post office. The Kansas Agriculturist April 30, 1908 Submitted by:

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