Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Fred and Lorena Elsner

The Princeton Union, May 01, 1913, page 1
Weddings of Week
Fred W. Elsner and Edith L. Winsor
Married at Home of Bride's
Parents Yesterday.

  "A very quiet wedding occurred yesterday afternoon, April 30, at 2 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Samuel Winsor, in Princeton, when their daughter, Edith Lorena, was united in marriage to Fred W. Elsner.  Only immediate relatives of both parties were present.
  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Emerson Service, pastor of the Methodist church, in which he used the impressive ring service.  Little Vivian Winsor carried the ring in a white rose.  Lohengrin's wedding march was played by Mrs. Roy Winsor.
  The bride was accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Elsner, sister of the groom, and Virgil Winsor was the best man.  The bride was tastily gowned in white chiffon over white silk and carried bride's roses, and the bridesmaid was dressed in pink voile and carried pink carnations.
  After congratulations a buffet luncheon was served and Mr. and Mrs. Elsner received many presents, among which was $100 in money.
  Both young people are well and favorably known in Princeton and vicinity and have many friends who wish them a long and prosperous life.
  At 4 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Elsner left in an automobile for Elk River, where they took the train for the twin cities.  They will be at home to their friends in Princeton after May 30." 

  Fred Elsner is my great grand uncle - my great grandfather's brother.  His parents are Albert and Lydia Elsner.
  Fred was 28 years old and Edith Lorena Winsor, better known as Rena, was 23 when they married.   
  Rena's parents are Samuel and Edith (Banks) Winsor.  Samuel (1848-1926) was born in England and immigrated to the United States with his parents when he was two years old.  Samuel and Edith married about 1884 and had ten children.
  Vivian Winsor is Rena's little sister and was only 2 1/2 years old when she carried the ring down the aisle.  How cute she must have been!  Virgil Winsor is one of Rena's brothers and Mrs Roy Winsor is Nellie (Jones), who was married to Rena's oldest brother.
  The article said that Nellie played the Lohengrin's wedding march.  Lohengrin is a romantic opera written by German composer Richard Wagner.  The opera was first performed in 1850.  The most popular and recognizable part of the opera is the Bridal Chorus, better known as "Here Comes the Bride".


Jeri Elsner said...

Wouldn't you LOVE to see some of the wedding pictures :) !!

Sheryl said...

I really would!!