Lincoln County Marriages, 1895-99


These marriage notices were gleaned from various newspapers in 1895-99.

Lincoln Beacon, Feb. 7, 1895

H.C. Askey and Miss Maggie Haley, both of Indiana township, were married Feb. 4, 1895, at Lincoln, Rev. John C. Reagan officiating.
J.F. Pitcher and Miss Susannah C. Bolte, both of Colbert, were married in Lincoln, Feb. 5, 1895, Probate Judge Smith officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Feb. 21, 1895

Alonzo McKinney and Miss Emma Engling, both of Battle Creek township, were married at Lincoln, Feb. 20, 1895, Judge J.a. Smith officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Feb. 28, 1895

N.R. Hilll and Miss Kate Reed, both of Beverly, were married at Beverly, Feb. 16, 1895, Rev. J.S. Barton officiating.
[From the Beverly correspondent] At the residence of Rev. Barton, Feb. 16, Ray Hill, with Miss Kate Reid. The young folks have our best wishes.
Sherman Rose of Denmark and Miss Minnie Morley of Clyde, were married at Denmark, Feb. 17, 1895, Squire T.J. Timmerman officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, March 21, 1895

Charles Tilton and Miss Ella Ross, both of Lincoln were married at Lincoln, March 12, 1895, Rev. John Medcraft officiating.
Everett Lamar of Barnard, and Miss Kate Hoig of Pawnee City, Neb., were married March 12, 1895, at Pawnee City, Neb. They will at once move to Kansas and will reside on Mrs. Lamar's farm three miles south of Barnard.

Lincoln Beacon, March 28, 1895

John T. Bollier of Bacon and Miss Dottie Duncan of Rosette were married March 24, 1895, at Lincoln, Probate Judge Smith officiating.
F.A. Dresselhaus of Vesper and Miss D. Belle Haywood of Lone Walnut were married March 25, 1895, at the home of the bride's parents in Valley township, Rev. Bradbury officiating.
J.A. Roulston and Miss Lola Thomas were married at Beverly, March 27, 1895, Rev. Barton officiating. Brother Roulston and his wife merit and have the unfeigned best wishes of all the newspaper fraternity of central Kansas. May their temporal fortunes and happiness be ever enlarged in proportion to their increased responsibilities.

Lincoln Beacon, April 11, 1895

Herman Stubbe and Miss Bertha Englihg, both of Yorktown, were married April 2, 1895, Rev. John Miller officiating.
John Knudson and Miss Mary C. Rasmussen, both of Denmark, married April 5, 1895, at Lincoln, Judge Smith officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, April 18, 1895

At Lincoln, Kansas, April 17, 1895, by H.C. Bradbury, minister of the gospel, Gilbert F. Harrison of Sylvan Grove, and Mrs. Mary L. Weaver of Wilson. This newly married couple will go to farming, four miles southeast of Sylvan Grove. May God bless them with good crops and prosperity and happiness.

Lincoln Beacon, April 25, 1895

[From the Bashan correspondent] A. Brocklemann and Miss Nora Smith were married April 17, Rev. Fitzwater officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, May 2, 1895

William J. Coil and Miss Melissa Trask were married at Lincoln, April 27, 1895, Probate Judge Smith officiating.
W. Scott Heywood and Miss Clara Bryant were married at Knoxville, Tenn., April 23, 1895, Rev. Dr. Warner, M.E., officiating, at his residence. The original purpose of Mr. Heywood and Miss Bryant was to have had the ceremony performed at the home of the bride's father, R.F. Bryant of this place, after the close of the theatrical season. But immediately following the disbanding of the Haywood Concert Co. for the summer Mr. Heywood and Miss Bryant recived a proposition from the Harrisonville, Ga., Chautauqua Assembly to conduct the entertainment program for their coming season, which is now under way. To accept this offer and also fill prior contracts would make the proposed trip west almost impracticable this season. The result was that the 51st birthday of the bride's father was selected as the wedding day, and the bridal tour postponed. The bride needs no introduction to our readers, many of whom have known her since here earliest childhood, which was spent in Lincoln, whereher unbounded popularity is founded upon intimate acquaintance with her. The groom is a young man, a professional musician and concert manager, and proprietor of the Heywood Concert Co., with which Miss Bryant has traveled during the past two years.

Lincoln Beacon, May 23, 1895

We undertand that George Guy and Mary Martin were united in holy matrimony last week at Beloit. We wish them a long and happy life.

Lincoln Beacon, May 30, 1895

Dennis Crimen and Miss Sarah Luman, both of Bacon, were married May 25, 1895, at Lincoln, Judge Smith officiating.
Arthur Artman and Miss Minnie Adamson, both of Lincoln, were married May 27, 1895, at Tescott, Rev. W.I. Thomas officiating. As many excellent qualities of mind and heart are illustrated in this young couple as we ever saw exemplified in any newly married folks. If they get their deserts they will always be spiritually and temporally blessed.
J.W. Behmann of Lincoln and Miss Mary S. Behrhorst of Sylvan Grove were married May 26, 1895, at Sylvan Grove, Rev. Braenhahn officiating. This was an event which provoked a universal expression of regard for the contracting parties, and unalloyed wishes for happiness and prosperity to follow them all the days of their lives.

Lincoln Beacon, June 27, 1895

Leon Quimby and Miss Daisy Richardson, both of Lincoln, were married June 22, 1895, at Lincoln, Rev. John Medcraft officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Quimby started for California the same day, on the noon train.
[From the Barnard correspondent] Flint Saunders and Miss O'Neill were reported married in Beloit about a week ago.

Lincoln Beacon, July 4, 1895

John Irwin of Albuquerque, N.M., and Miss Lottie Henry, former of Lincoln, were married June 27, 1895, at the Methodist church in Salina, Rev. W.A. Saville officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, July 18, 1895

Alf. Medcraft was married June 30 at Byers, Colo., to a lady whose name we did not learn. Mr. Medcraft has been in the employ of the Union Pacific for four or five years. Miss Mollie Medcraft attended the wedding.

Lincoln Beacon, July 25, 1895

E.A. Miller of Walnut, Mo., and Miss Jennie E. Linder of Sylvan Grove, Kan., were married July 19, 1895, by the probate judge, at his office in Lincoln, Kan. The groom is a prominent businessman of Walnut, Mo. The bride is a popular and highly respected young lady of Sylvan Grove, Kan., and daugher of W.C. Linder, one of the oldest settlers in the county. The happy couple left on the first train east for the home of the groom, at which place they will make their future home. May their lives be long, prosperous and happy, is the wish of their many friends.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 1, 1895

C.O. Madison and Miss Eva G. Brewer, both of Yorktown, were married July 16, 1895, by Squire T.J. Timmerman, at his residence.
H.V. Jeffers and Miss Maude Peck of Rosette were married Sunday, July 28, 1895, at the residence of the bride's father, C.E. Peck.
Mr. Jeffers is editor and proprietor of the Sylvan Grove Alert, and Mrs. Jeffers is one of the brightest and most popular young ladies of the western part of the county. We hope they have a long life of unalloyed happiness before them.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 8, 1895

George Edward Ancell and Miss Mary Ella Cline, both of Bashan, were married by Rev. H.C. Bradbury, at his residence in Lincoln, Aug. 4, 1895.
[From the Beverly correspondent] John Cline and Martha Derenger were married last Sunday and have gone to keeping house of J.A. Schofield's farm, where they expect to live the coming year.
Emphes J. Webb and Miss Nellie Deeds, were married Aug. 5, 1895, at Lincoln, Rev. John Medcraft officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 29, 1895

Henry H. Meier of Sylvan Grove and Miss Emma Pigorosch of Hope, Dickinson county, were married August 22, 1895, at Herrington, Rev. Otto Mencke officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 5, 1895

Daniel Trask of Marion township and Miss Mina Broberg of Battle Creek township, were married Sept. 4, 1895, by the probate judge, at his office in Lincoln.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 12, 1895

At Lincoln, Kan., Sept. 6, 1895, by H.C. Bradbury, minister of the gospel, James A. Coffman of Ada and Miss Ella E. Pierce of Barnard, Kan. The bride is a daughter of John Pierce of Pinon. We wish them much prosperity. They will probably occupy a farm near Barnard.
O.W. Shideler of Lincoln and Miss Louis Wilcox of Pottersburg, were married Sept. 11, 1895, at Sylvan Grove, Rev. A.T. Mitchell officiating. The wedding was attended by a party of the relatives of the contracting parties, and immediately thereafter, Mr. and Mrs. Shideler took the eastbound train on their wedding tour. They will make their home on Mr. Shideler's farm near Harveyville, Waubaunsee county. This is a partnership reflecting great credit upon both principals. Mr. Shideler is a gentleman of unsual thrift, integrity and promise. The bride is one of the best known and most popular of the young ladies of this county. She was been a very successful teachers in the Lincoln schools for three years, and will ever be affectionately remembered in this community.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 19, 1895

At Lincoln, Kan. Sept. 19, 1895, by H.C. Bradbury, minister of the gospel, James W. Heminger of Beverly, and Miss Laura Deeds of Lincoln. The bride is one of our most successful school teachers and has many friends in our city. The groom is a hardworking young farmer. They will go to housekeeping near Pleasant Dale school house.
John Arthur and Miss Georgia Gragg, both of Lincoln, were married at this place Thursday, Sept. 19, 1895, at 11 a.m. at the residence of the bride's parents, Rev. R. Arthur, father of the groom, officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by a small party composed of relatives and immediate personal friends of the contracting parties. All present partook of an elegant repart at the noon hour, prepared by Mrs. Gragg. The newly married couple took the eastbound train at 2:45 for Topeka, where they will reside. (The groom is an attendant at the Topeka asylum for the insane.)

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 26, 1895

[From the Barnard correspondent] Two weddings have occurred in the vicinity lately: On Sept. 1, Frank Richardson and Miss Mildred Cole were united at the residence of the bridegroom's parents in the south part of Mitchell county. Rev. B. F. McMillan officiated. And on Sept. 5, James Coffman of Ada and Miss Ella Pierce of Barnard went to Lincoln and were married by Rev. H.C. Bradbury. Both couples will be residents of Scott township, we understand.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 10, 1895

H.W. Rahmeier and Miss Tynah Koch, both of Vesper township, were married Oct. 6, 1895 at Lone Rock school house in Vesper township, Rev. A. Walton officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Rahmeier began housekeeping Monday in Lincoln, occupying the property on the northwest corner of Third and Court streets.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 17, 1895

Charles E. Stover and Miss Laura N. Robb, both of Beverly, were married Oct. 10, 1895, at Salina, Rev. John Kuhn officiating.
Edgar G. Montgomery and Miss Belle Pfaff, both of Battle Creek, were married Oct. 16, 1895, at the home of the bride's father, Jacob Pfaff, in Battle Creek, Rev. John Hedges officiating. Bride and groom are natives of Johnson county, Iowa, but while Mrs. Montgomery came to Lincoln county in 1890, Mr. Montgomery has been a resident of Lincoln county for 21 years. Mrs. Montomgery has been for five years a most successful and popular teacher here. Mr. Montomgery is one our our standard citizens, thirfty, popular and highly respected.

Lincoln Beacon, Nov. 7, 1895

R.N. Wilcox and Miss Clara Kirchner, both of Pottersburg, were married Oct. 26, 1895, at the residence of the bride's parents, Rev. Steinmetz officiating.
Jacob Oehler and Miss Mary Naegele, both of Sylvan Grove, were married Oct. 31, 1895, Rev. A.F. Braenhahn officiating.
William Kruckenberg and Miss Mary Aufdemberg, both of Lincoln, were married Oct. 31, 1895, at the German Lutheran church south of town, Rev. J.M. Hahn officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Nov. 14, 1895

George B. Skiles and Miss Sadie Weians, both of Pottersburg, were married Nov. 13, 1895, by Rev. Hedges of Pottersburg, at his residence.

Lincoln Beacon, Nov. 21, 1895

B.F. Seymour and Miss Lottie Walters, both of Lone Walnut, were married Sunday last by Judge Smith, at his residence.

Lincoln Beacon, March 12, 1896

John Goff of Morland, Graham county, and Miss Bertha Renfro of Beaver township, were married Sunday, March 8, 1896, at the residence of J.R. Hill of Beaver township, Rev. B.F. McMillan officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Goff started for Graham county Monday, where they will make their home, on a farm owned by Mr. Goff.
Len. Bacon and Miss Shirk were married at the jail last Monday, the probate judge officiating. Bacon still remains in jail, as he can only be released on an order from the court, even after the prosecuting witness has refused to appear.

Lincoln Beacon, March 19, 1896

F. Johnson of Sylvan Grove and Carrie Pankau of Green Valley were united in marriage Feb. 27. That their hopes in future happiness may become true is the wish of their many friends.
Yesterday, Mr. Henry Cassell and Miss Edna Reed were united in marrige at the residence of the bride's parents, Rev. Kuhn officiating. We wish them happiness and prosperity.

Lincoln Beacon, March 26, 1896

Roy A. Seger and Miss Georgia E. Stackhouse, both of Milo, were married at Lincoln, March 21, Judge J.A. Smith officiating.
William H. Becker and Miss Johanna E. Miller, both of Sylvan Grove, were married March 22, at Sylvan Grove, Rev. A.F. Braenhahn officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, April 2, 1896

[From the Sylvan correspondent] Mr. William Becker Jr. and Mrs Hannah Mueller were united in holy matrimony by Rev. A.F. Braenhahn in the German Lutheran church on the 22nd at 3 p.m. Both bride and groom are well and favorably known here.

Lincoln Beacon, April 9, 1896

[From the Beverly correspondent] Robert Stover and Miss Florence Burdick were joined in marriage last Thursday at Salina, Rev. Kuhn officiating. These young people are well known in this community, having grown up from childhood among us, and we wish them all the good things of this life and that which is to come.

Lincoln Beacon, April 16, 1896

April 8, 1896, at Barnard, Kan., by John J. Biggs, justice of the peace, Benjamin Woody and Miss Ada Harper, both of Barnard.
Frank VanFleet, brother of Mrs. J.B. Woody, was married in Denver, Easter Sunday. We did not learn the bride's name.

Lincoln Beacon, April 23, 1896

Thomas Alley and Mrs. May Neeley were united in marriage last Sunday at the residence of the bride's parents, the Rev. Coburn, justice of the peace, officiating. - Beloit Call
Ezrom Vonada, of Rosette, and Miss Anna M. Weaver of Lincoln, were married by Rev. R.H. McDade, at the M.E. parsonage in Lincoln, Apri 19, 1896. Mr. Vonada is a thrifty young farmer and standard man besides, and his wife is one of the finest young ladies ever residence in Lincoln.
Herman Achterberg of Lincoln and Miss Christine Holl of Shady Bend, were married April 19, 1896, at the German Lutheran church, Rev. J.W. Haba officating. There are no worthier people than these, or more deserving of the hearty good wishes of all the people.
Boyd F. Gilkison of Lincoln and Miss Josie Webb of Beverly, were married at the home of R.B. Gilkison, in Lincoln, April 20, 1896, by Rev. H.C. Bradbury. The wedding was attended by the contracting parties, the minister of his family and the immediate relatives of the bride and groom. This newly married couple will be prospered through life in honest congratulations and the earnest hopes of a wide circle of acquaintances can possibly have any effect in shaping their future. The groom needs no introduction to our readers; the bride is a daughter of John W. Webb of Beverly.

Lincoln Beacon, April 30, 1896

Charles H. Krugg of Battle Creek Township and Miss Daisy E. Smith of Victor were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Smith, April 21, 1896. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Benj. F. McMillan, at 4 p.m. in the presence of the relatives and friends of the contracting parties and a number of specially invited guests.

Lincoln Beacon, May 7, 1896

From the Spokane (Wash) Spokane-Review we learn of the marriage at Rockford, Wash., March 29, of Miss Ida Creighton to Merton Jessup. The groom is a lawyer, highly spoken of by the Rockford and Spokane papers. The ceremony was at the Presbyterian church, attended by a large party of invited guests.
In Denver, Colo., April 5, 1896, by Rev. Myron Reed, at his residence Frank M. VanFleet with Miss Lulu Wilson, both of Denver.

Lincoln Beacon, May 14, 1896

Jesse Wright and Miss Nellie Hickerson, both of Beverly, were married May 2, 1896, at Beverly, Rev. J.H. Kuhn officiating.
Ephriam Taylor and Miss Emma Teach, both of Bacon, were married at Lincoln, May 2, 1896, Probate Judge Smith officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, May 21, 1896

Samuel W. Blooomheart and Miss Sarah E. Manley, both of Beverly, were married at Beverly, May 13, 1896, Rev. B.S. Barton officiating.
Peter Noon and Miss Maggie Dunn, both of Lincoln, were married May 18, 1896, at the Catholic church in this place, Rev. Corrivault officiating.
H.A. Hansbarger and Miss Carrie E. Smith, both of Shady Bend, were married at Lincoln, May 16, 1896, Probate Judge Smith officiating.
T.J. Hancock of Beverly, and Miss Emma L. Bowen of Isadora, Mo., were married at Beverly, May 12, 1896, Rev. B.S. Barton officating.
Frank J. Aufdemberg and Miss Laura L. Erhardt, both of Lincoln, were married at the German Lutheran church near Lincoln, May 17, 1896, Rev. J.M. Hahn officiating. A large number of Lincoln people attended this wedding, in addition to all the people in the German settlement being present. The church was tastefully and appropriately decorated, and the service, which was in German, was very impressive. The bridesmaids were Misses Lizzie Aufdemberg and Chloe Erhardt, sisters of the bride and groom; the groomsmen were Henry Audfemberg and Frank Erhardt, brothers of the bride and groom. Having been acquainted with the bride since her childhood (she was born within two miles of Lincoln) we are moved to say that the groom is a fortunate man, and this opinion all who have ever been acquainted with her will concur. Our readers will ask for no further endorsement of Mr. Aufdemberg than to understand that he is the salesman who has been on duty at J.W. Behrmann's general store in Lincoln for several years past. Mr. and Mrs. Aufdemberg will make their home in Lincoln at the corner of Elm and Third streets.

Lincoln Beacon, May 28, 1896

A wedding was celebrated by Catholic observances at the church in Lincoln last week which was consummated as a civil rite over 11 years ago. The contracting parties were John Gleason and wife of Franklin township. Mr. Gleason is a catholic of life standing, while Mrs. Gleason, nee Mason, has only been in the church a short time. The marriage by Catholic ceremonial was by mutual agreement.
[From the Sylvan correspondent] E. Martz and Miss Olive Thaemert were united in holy matrimony by Rev. A.T. Braenhahn in the Lutheran church on the 20th inst. at 3 p.m. Both bride and groom are well and favorably known here and with a host of friends we extend our congratulations as they travel life's journey.

Lincoln Beacon, July 23, 1896

Ed. Perkins and Mrs. Flora Robbins, both of this place, were married in Salina a short time ago and now reside in Manhattan. Mrs. Perkins is a daughter of G.W. Joslyn of this place.
Marion Preyer and Mrs. Adda L. Gardner, both of Lincoln, were married July 18, 1896, by T.J. Timmerman, justice of the peace, at is home in Orange township. The bride is a sister of Mrs. Timmerman.
Frank Labien and Miss Lizzie Boesch, both of Lincoln, were married July 23, 1896, at the German Lutheran church near Lincoln, Rev. J.M. Hahn officiating. After the wedding, the guests repaired to the home of the bride's parents where a reception was held which closed with a banquet.
Emma S. Healey and Harry B. Morrison were married at high noon, June 10, at Ottawa, Ill. They are at home to friends at Milligan, Fla. - State Normal Quarterlry

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 13, 1896

At Lincoln, Aug. 10, 1896, H.C. Bradbury, minister of the gospel, George W. Spencer of Sylvan Grove and Clara A. Walter of Yorktown, Kan. Mr. Spencer is a son of John B. Spencer of Rosette, and has been farming and driving the mail that runs north from Sylvan Grove into Mitchell county. This new firm will make their home in the northwest corner of Lincoln county. May God ever shower down on them his richest blessings.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 20, 1896

William H. Reinert of Vesper and Miss lena Benien of Lincoln, were married Aug. 11, 1896, at the Lutheran church near Lincoln, Rev. J.M. Hahn officiating.
William Mettlin and Miss Rhoda Gillespie, both of Lucas, were married at Lincoln, July 29, 1896, Probate Judge Smith officiating.
[From the Sylvan Grove correspondent] Edwin M. Geyer of Bremen, Ind., and Miss Ella Mitchell of Sylvan Grove, were married Aug. 17, at Sylvan Grove, Rev. A.T. Mitchell, father of the bride, officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 27, 1896

We learn of the marriage Aug. 12, at Alva, Okla., of Miss Anne E. Matthews, formerly of Orbitello, and W. Edward Doughty of that place.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 10, 1896

Clinton E. Johnson and Ida E. Goodwin, both of Rooks county, were married at Lincoln Sept. 7, 1896, Judge J.A. Smith officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 17, 1896

Everett G. Clark and Anna K. Schmidt, both of Beverly, were married at the home of the bride's parents near Beverly, Sept. 9, 1896, Rev. J.A. Woody officiating.
At Lincoln, Sept. 15, 1896, by H.C. Bradbury, minister of the gospel, Samuel H. Seirer and Alvina R. Pankau, both of Sylvan Grove. Samuel is the son of John Seirer of Sylvan, and is a strong young blacksmith and farmer. His wife is a German and is a great worker. May God ever send them heaven's richest blessings.

Lincoln Beacon, Sept. 24, 1896

Abran Texell of Goffs, Nemaha County, and Miss Irena E. Bell of Beverly, were married Sept. 23, 1896, at Lincoln, Judge J.A. Smith officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 1, 1896

Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's parents in McPherson, Miss Maude Phoebe Mills and Mrs. Charles Vivian Hilton were married by Rev. Teal, the Baptist minister of McPherson.
Both the bride and groom have grown up in Salina and have a large circle of friends. Mr. Hilton is a traveling salesman for the H.D. Lee Mercantile Co., with headquarters at Lincoln. The bride has also been in the employ of that company as a clerk for some time.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 8, 1896

Sept. 17, Miss Murnahan, of Mitchell county, to Edgar Webber, of Lincoln county. Mr. Webber is a member of the Victor band and we join with the band and their many friends in wishing them a happy and joyful life. - Beloit Call

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 8

Alexander Best of Orbitello, and Miss Alta Ketner of Sylvan Grove, were married Sept. 30, 1896, at Lincoln, Rev. S.V. Coe officiating.
E.S. Moore and Miss Selma E. Johnson, both of Lincoln, were married Sept. 25, 1896, at Lincoln, Judge J.A. Smith officiating.
Claude L. Taylor of Beverly and Miss Lydia Hinckley of Milo, were married Sept. 17, 1896, at Lincoln, Judge J.A. Smith officiating.
John J. Barnes, of Junction City, and Miss Etta Wilson of Beverly, were married at Beverly, Oct. 4, 1896, J.H. Horry, justice of the peace, officiating.
Frank Cobb and Miss Eliza Mathews, both of Luray, were married Oct. 7, 1896, at Luray, at the home of the bride's father, A.F. Mathews, formerly of Lincoln.
James C. Cooper, of Yorktown, and Miss Mattie Krugg, of Lincoln, were married Sept. 16, 1896, at the home of the bride's parents in Battle Creek township, Rev. F.P. Schumacher officiating.
Joseph Schroll of Penn's station (a suburb of Pittsburgh) Penn., was married Oct. 7, 1896, to Miss Lena Harshbarger, at the home of the bride's parents, in Logan township, Rev. H.C. Bradbury officiating.
One of the most delighful events of the season was the marriage, last Thursday evening, at 7:30 o'clock, of Mr. E.C. Hower and Miss Etta Kistler, both of Rosette. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Kistler. The ceremony, beautiful and brief, was pronounced by Rev. Keeler, in the midst of the near relatives and a large number of intimate friends numbering in all about 60 persons. The bride was charmingly attired in light grey novelty goods trimmed in spangles. After congratulations, which were hearty and sincere, a repast, which for elegance and palatability was never excelled, was served.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 1, 1896

John Frank Stubbs, and Miss Lizzie Fancher, both of Lincoln, were married Oct. 11, 1896, at Beverly, J.H. Horry, justice of the peace, officiating.
Maywood Blount and Miss Hattie Gourley, both of Beverly, were married Oct. 4, 1896, at Lincoln, Rev. John Medcraft officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 22, 1896

Albert Shire, of the firm of Shire Bros. of Lincoln, Kan., and son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Shire of this city, was united in marriage on Tuesday evening with Miss Rosa Haas, of St. Louis, daughter of the senior member of the well known firm of A. Haas & Son, dealers in clothing. Mr. Shire, the groom, was reared and edcuated in this city and for many years was prominently identified with the firm of Meyer Bros. During his residence in Salisbury Albert Shire numbered his friends by the number of his acquaintances. A gentleman of strict integrity of character, social and industrious, he enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him. Miss Haas, the bride, is reported as a most worthy lady, of high social and intellectual attainments and exceedingly popular in St. Louis society circles. The Press-Spectator desires to extend to our friend Shire and his companion our hearty congratulations and best wishes. Among others present at the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. E. Shire, father and mother of the groom, Charles Shire, brother, Jacob Meyer and wife, brother-in-law and sister of the groom, accompanied by their charming daughter, Miss Lena, and son Max, all of this city.
Joseph C. Lenker and Miss Delia Foley, both of Lincoln, were married Oct. 19, 1896, at the Catholic church in Lincoln, Rev. Corrivault officaiting.
William Labien and Miss Annie E. Boesch, both of Lincoln, were married Oct. 15, 1896, at the German Lutheran church, Rev. John M. Hahn officiating.
Ira P. McReynolds and Miss Nellie M. Perkins, both of Lincoln, were married Oct. 18, 1896, at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. T.C. Butts officiating.
Ernest E. Watson and Miss Viola Hack, both of Lincoln, were married Oct. 18, 1896, at the residence of the bride's parents, in Lincoln, Rev. O.B. Whitaker officiating.
One of the largest weddings which we have had in this community for some time took place Thursday evening, Oct. 15. It was the occasion of the marriage of Miss Carrie Weinhold of the Excelsior district to Mr. William Ambrose Shaffer of Mt. Pleasant community, Lincoln county. - Ellsworth Messenger
Report from Lincoln tells us that Mervin Books, a resident of Orbitello, has been married and that the boys of Lincoln gave him a first-class serenade, after which Mr. Books set 'em up. We think we Sylvanites are also entitled to a treat.
At the home of the bride's parents on the 28th day of October 1896, at 2 o'clock p.m., Mr. Harry Baker of Rossville, Kan., and Miss Rosa E. Vandover of Sylvan Grove, Kan., Judge Smith of Lincoln, officiating. The groom is a young man living at Rossville, and has been in this vicinity nearly every summer for four or five years, engineering for a threshing outfit belonging to Charles Dimler. The newly married couple will leave Saturday for Rossville, where they expect to make their future home.

Lincoln Beacon, Nov. 12, 1896

William E. Long of Mitchell county, and Miss Lura E. Songer of Victor, were married Nov. 4, 1896, at 6 o'clock p.m., at the home of the bride's parents, in Orange township, Lincoln county, Rev. M.O. Moyer officiating. The groom is a son of William Long who lives in Mitchell county, and the bride is a daughter of A.A. Songer, well known in Lincoln county.

Lincoln Beacon, Nov. 26, 1896

Ervin C. Berger of Blue Hills, Mitchell county, and Miss Maude E. Loy of Lincoln, were married Nov. 5, 1896, at Beverly, Rev. L.W. Fitzwater officiating.
R.E. Pickett and Miss Lucy J. Sulsar, both of Bacon, were married Nov. 15, 1896, by Rev. William Acton, at his home in Cedron township.
Archie A. Melrose and Miss Emma Smith, both of Lincoln, were married Nov. 20, 1896, by Rev. S.V. Coe, at his home in Lincoln.

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 3, 1896

Benjamin Walters and Miss Lina Von Fange, both of Bashan, were married Nov. 29, 1896, at the German Lutheran Church south of Lincoln, Rev. John M. Hahn officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 17, 1896

On Dec. 5 Judge Schofield issued a marriage license to Milford T. Vonada of Rosette, and Miss Delphia M. Lantz of Hanover township.

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 31, 1896

M.W. Guillow and Miss Maggie Greene, both of Barnard, were married at Lincoln Dec. 9, Rev. W.D. Schermerhorn officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Jan. 7, 1897

Married -- At Lincoln, Kansas, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1897, W.S. Sowers, of Hunter, Osborne County, and Miss Mary Deeds, of Lincoln, Probate Judge Smith officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, March 25, 1897

Joseph C. Bloyd of Colbert and Miss Bertha E. Hendrickson of Lincoln, were married at Lincoln March 21, Rev. O.B. Whitaker officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, April 14, 1897

Married - at the home of the bride's parents near Yorktown, this county, on Wednesday, April 7, 1897, Lewis M. Sulsar and Miss Jessie M. Pearson, Rev. Acton officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, May 20, 1897

W.H. West and Miss Hattie Hickle, both of Barnard, were married May 9, at Minneapolis, Probate Judge Lott officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, May 27, 1897

Married - On Wednesday, May 20, 1897, by the probate judge at his office in Lincoln, William F. Bolte and Miss Emma Strong, both of Colbert post office.

Lincoln Beacon, July 29, 1897

On Monday last Probate Judge King issued marriage license to Sherman H. Morton and Miss Nora M. Skinner, both of Beverly. We understand that they were married a day or two later.

Lincoln Beacon, July 29, 1897

Rayme B. Daum of Tescott and Miss Julia Florence Durell of Beverly, were married July 21, at the home of the bride's parents in Colorado township, J.H. Horry, justice of the peace, officiating.
Charles J. Walls and Miss Ella Doty were married June 30 by Probate Judge King, at Lincoln, at the home of Mrs. J.B. Walls, the grandmother of the groom.
Frank M. Jordan of Delphos and Miss Gertrude May Groesbeck of Lucas, were married June 20, at the home of William Ralston, in Pleasant township, Rev. John F. Ekey officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Nov. 4, 1897

John A. Watts of Rosette and Miss Clara Williams of Cedron, were married Oct. 21, at Cedron, Rev. W. Ketcham officiating.
Willis Kirkpartrick and Miss Nora Woody, both of Barnard, were married Oct. 25, at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. H.R. Gouldin officiating.
On Sunday, Oct. 24, at the home of R.B. Gilkison of Lincoln, George F. Fox and Mrs. Susan Smith, both of Lincoln, were married, Rev. R.H. McDade officiating. A few select friends of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony after which all partook of a bountilful supper provded for the occasion. The groom will be 85 years of age during the present month; the bride is 60 years of age. She is the stepmother of Mrs. R.B. Gilkison.

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 23, 1897

John A. Schmidt and Miss Frankie M. Clifford, both of Beverly, were married by Rev. J.A. Woody of Lincoln, Dec. 1, at her residence.
J. William Wild and Miss Rosa Jackson, both of Barnard, were married Dec. 10, at Lincoln, Rev. J.A. Woody officiating.
George A. Yeager and Miss Ida M. Showman, both of Colbert, were married at Lincoln, Dec. 20, Probate Judge King officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, March 17, 1898

Wm. Shafer and Miss Emma Jones, both of Ada, were married March 6, at Ada, Rev. H.R. Gouldin officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, April 28, 1898

W.U. Hamilton and Miss Cora M. Hagadorn, both of Gaylord, Smith county, were married April 19 at Lincoln, Probate Judge King officiating.
At the home of the bride's parents near Barnard, Lincoln county, Kan, April 20, by H.C. Bradbury, minister of the gospel, John P. Hunt and Dora D. Hicks, both of Scott township, Lincoln county. John and his young bride will go to housekeeping at his old place seven miles northeast of Lincoln. May God ever add his richest blessing.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 4, 1898

Alexander Smith and Miss Mabel Baird, both of Vesper, were married July 30, at Lincoln, Probate Judge King officiating.
Carl M. Olsen of Saxeville, Wis., and Miss M. Theodora Morgensen of Denmark, were married July 27, at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. N.P. Simonsen, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran church, officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 18, 1898

John Stonebraker and Miss Rose Fitzwater, both of Colbert, were married Sunday, Aug. 7, by Daniel W. Stoner, at his home at Vesper.
Theodore Thaemert and Miss Erna Buerhing, both of Sylvan Grove, were married Aug. 14, at Sylvan Grove, Rev. A.F. Braenhahn officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Jan. 12, 1899

William M. Hendrickson of Lincoln and Miss Clara Mason of Bashan, were married Jan. 4, Rev. John Medcraft officiating.
E.J. Churchill of Lincoln and Mrs. Amanda Williford of Osawatomie, Kan., were married Dec. 21, 1898, at Harrisonville, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Churchill are living upon Mr. Churchill's place half a mile north of Lincoln.
At Lincoln, Jan. 10, 1899, by H.C. Bradbury, minister of the gospel, John Neel of Beverly, and Catherine S. Cline of Shady Bend. John Neel is a farmer and will take to his bride to a nice farm in Madison township, Lincoln county. May they ever be blessed with prosperity, and God's loving kindness ever rest upon them.

Lincoln Beacon, Feb. 11, 1899

A.W. Thompson, of Lincoln, and Miss Emma Charlesworth, of Beloit, Kan., were married at 8 o'clock a.m., Feb. 9, 1899, at the home of the bride's parents, in Beloit, Kan., Rev. Lewis officiating. Mr. and Ms. Thompson arrived in Lincoln Tuesday evening and will make their home here. The bride is a daughter of Hon. C.W. Charlesworth of Mitchell county, and the groom is one of Lincoln's most popular merchants. We welcome these valuable additions to Lincoln's society and business circles, hoping they will abide permanently with us.

Lincoln Beacon, March 2, 1899

Mike Loup and Miss Lena George, both of Bloomington, Ill., were married Feb. 21, at Lincoln, Rev. R.A. Hoffman officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, May 26, 1899

Frederick S. Nicholson of Lincoln, and Miss Eva Stites, of Indiana township, were married Sunday, May 22, 1872, in Lincoln, at the home of the groom's aunt, Mrs. E.J. Biggs. Rev. W.L. Cannon officiating.
Miss Minnie Farnsworth of Portis, and Rev. John W. Manners of Lucas were united in marriage at Waldo, May 5, 1872, Rev. J.H. Lockwood, D.D., officiating. This was an occasion on which the entire wide circle of acquaintances of both bride and groom could unite in congratulations. Miss Farnsworth was once one of Lincoln county's best and most highly respected teachers, and the groom has an acknowledged high standing in the Christian ministry of northwestern Kansas.

Lincoln Beacon, June 8, 1899

William G. Herman and Miss Bertha Coil, both of Dewdrop, were married June 7, at the home of the groom's parents, Rev. S.B. Lucas officiating.

Lincoln Beacon, Aug. 24, 1899

Leroy E. Brooks and Sarah C. Metzger were united in marriage at 4 o'clock Aug. 11 (the bride's 20th birthday) at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. Metzger, near Yorktown, Rev. J.H. Browning officating. About 40 guests, relatives and friends were present to witness the ceremony, after which they partook of a delicious repast concluded with cake, ice cream, etc. They received a great many nice and costly presents. It was an enjoyable time for all, including bride and bridegroom. After refreshments they started in a shower of rice and old shoes for the home the groom had made ready in Beloit. This happy couple have the best wishes of their many friends, who wish them prosperity and success in all their undertakings through life, and who hope to be every remembered by them.

Lincoln Beacon, Oct. 19, 1899

Miss Metta Clark, eldest daughter of R.B. Clark of Beverly, and Ellsworth Morton, youngest son of Noah Morton of Beverly, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, Rev. J.A. Woody officiating. Miss Clark is a bright and accomplished young lady and was brought up in the county. Mr. Morton is an industrious and bright young man. They will make their future home on the farm of the groom's father. About 54 guests were present. After the ceremony many congratulations were received and a big supper was given. Many handsome and useful presents were received as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Noah Morton, $50 and a silver butter knife and sugar shell; R.B. Clark, cow and calf; Vester Clark, silver butter knife and sugar shell; Lydia Clark and Meritt Powell, silver pickle castor; Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Woody, fruit bowl; Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Woody, paper holder; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Morton, silver castor; Misses Dora and Lena Morton, silver fruit dish; Grace and Bruce Woody, set of fruit dishes; Miss Olive Clark, set of silver spoons; Miss Nellie Woody, linen napkins; Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Clark, dresser set; Rev. and Mrs. J.A. Woody, enlarged picture of Rev. and Mrs. Woody; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Scott, $1; Dr. Hultner, silver berry spoon; Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Davis, china cream pitcher and syrup pitcher; Mr. and Mrs. P.E. Perry, celery dish and vinegar bottle. Other presents were received. The bride was beautifully dressed in white silk. Mr. and Mrs. Morton left Monday morning for Omaha, Kansas City and other places.

Lincoln Beacon, Nov. 23, 1899

Joseph B. Pontious and Miss Bernice C. Harris, both of Lincoln, were married Nov. 18, at the home of the bride's parents in Lincoln, Rev. W.D. Schermerhorn officiating. Bride and groom have lived here since their early childhood; in fact the bride is a native of Elkhorn township. Both are among our most highly respected and nicest young folks, universally and deservedly popular. We hope they have a long life of unalloyed happiness before them. Mr. and Mrs. Pontious have gone at once to housekeeping, occupying the dwelling near the corner of Third and Court streets lately occupied by Rev. F.E. Jones.

Lincoln Beacon, Nov. 30, 1899

Drell A. Nothern and Miss Eva Berry, both of Beverly, were married Nov. 29, at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. A.E. Goodman officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Nothern start out in life saluted by the congratulations, best wishes and respects of a very wide circle of friends. Mr. Nothern came to the county when a child, and his bride was born in the home where she was married. Both merit what they have - the expectation of all who have ver met them that they will be blessed spiritually and temporally for a long lifetime. They will make their home on a farm a mile and a half south of Beverly and will always be among our best and most popular citizens. The wedding was attended by few besides the relatives of the contracting parties. After the ceremony an elaborate lunch was spread and all enjoyed the occasion as much as was possible, following so closely upon the death and burial of the bride's grandfather, Rev. J.A. Woody. Every detail had been made for the wedding, including the issuance of the invitations, before Mr. Woody's sudden and unexpected death, and upon the sensible advice of friends the wedding proceeded according to the arrangments made.

Lincoln Beacon, Dec. 8, 1899

C.W. Walters of Pleasant Valley and Miss Rosabella L. Smith of Tower Spring, were married at Lincoln, Nov. 23, 1899, Judge Gilpin officiating.
W.S. Pickett of Bayne, and Miss Alice Redlingshafer of Cedron, were married at Cedron, Nov. 30, 1899, Rev. C.H. Hartman officiating.


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