Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Halloween Anniversary Party

  I found the following article in The Princeton Union  newspaper about an anniversary party that was held on Halloween.  And since it is Wedding Wednesday and Halloween today, I thought it was very fitting for the occasion.
  I can't say that I am related to anyone in the article, but I like to think that some of my relatives probably knew the people mentioned.

The Princeton Union
Nov. 2, 1911
pg. 1
          Hallowe'en Party
  Although a day too previous, Dr.
and Mrs. McRae gave a Hallowe'en
party to the Anniversary club on
Monday night.  The occasion was the
second anniversary of Dr. and Mrs.
McRae's wedding and it was cele-
brated in befitting manner.  Decora-
tions of illuminated pumpkins, ghost-
ly paper figures and other uncanny,
or creepy looking things, converted
the living room at the McRae resi-
dence into a veritable hobgoblin
roost.  The biggest pumpkin was on
the dining table, and its interior con-
tained a beverage said to be cider
which the guests drew into their sys-
tems through straws.  It is possible
that it was not misnamed, for cider is
known to produce a ruddy complexion
after a sufficient quantity is imbibed.
It may be, however, that the ruddi-
ness was produced by the glow from
the illuminated pumpkins scattered
  Mrs. McRae furnished a delectable
supper and, when the guests were not
eating, or drinking through straws,
they amused themselves with playing
games of various kinds.
  Those present besides the host and
hostess were Mr. and Mrs. Ira G.
Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Keith,
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stark, Mr. and
Mrs. George Ross, Mr. and Mrs. O.
B. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Avery, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Davis,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goulding and
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Kaliher.


  This is the wedding announcement for Dr. Duncan McRae, who was a dentist, and Miss Lena Frank.

The Princeton Union
Nov. 4, 1909
pg. 1
                 Dr. D. A. McRae Married. 
     Dr. D. A. McRae of this village was married at 3    o'clock on Saturday afternoon, October 30, to Miss Lena A. Frank at the home of Frank Goettche, Rice Lake, Wisconsin.  Rev. Koons of Eau Claire, Wis., conducted the marriage ceremony.  Only the immediate relatives of the bride and groom were present at the wedding.
  Dr. and Mrs. McRae departed upon the same day for Duluth and other places for a short bridal tour and arrived in Princeton yesterday, where they were heartily welcomed.  They are at home in the upper part of Mrs. C. H. Rines' residence on First street.
  During the doctor's absence from Princeton the exterior of his office was beautifully decorated with hearts, and legends, written with a brush, were hung upon the walls.

 From the Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspaper Site:
(wedding announcement)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Mrs. Effie M. Gawehn

Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
Aug. 4, 1968, pg. 2A
              MRS. EFFIE M. GAWEHN
  "Services for Mrs. Effie M. Gawehn, 78, of 3036 Crescent Ave., will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Klaehn Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery.
  Mrs. Gawehn was dead on arrival at 8:40 p.m. Friday at Parkview Memorial Hospital.
  She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, the Past Matrons of Shiloh Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile.
  Surviving are her husband, George; one sister, Miss Mabel A. Beamer, Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.  Past Matrons will have services Monday evening at the funeral home."

Effie is the daughter-in-law of Zilla (Richter) Gawehn.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Gordon Robideau and Lou Etta Libby

Gordon is another one of my great grandmother Lulu's brothers. He was 29 and Lou Etta was 24 years old when they married on January 1, 1922.

The Princeton Union - Jan. 5, 1922, pg. 1
"Gordon Robideau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Robideau, and Miss Louetta Libby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Libby, were married in Greenbush on New Year's day.  Rev. Chas. A. Mayer performed the ceremony.  The attendants were Miss Flossie Libby, a sister of the bride, and Ralph F. Robideau, a brother of the groom."

Newspaper clipping is from the Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers site:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wedding Weddnesday - Clyde Robideau and Mabel Levi

    Clyde John Robideau married Mabel Dorothy Levi on Sept. 30, 1912 at St. Henry's church in Le Sueur, Minnesota.  Clyde Robideau is the oldest brother of my great grandmother Lulu (Robideau) Elsner which makes Clyde my great grand uncle. 

  The following newspaper clippings were published in The Princeton Union on Oct. 3, 1912:

      Clyde Robideau Weds.
  "Clyde J. Robideau, oldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Nels Robideau of
Greenbush, and Miss Pearl Levi of
Le Sueur were married at St.
Henry's church, Le Sueur, on Mon-
day morning.  Rev. Vanderlanga
conducted the ceremony and cele-
brated the nuptial high mass.  Pat-
rick Hoey was best man and Miss
Myrtle Levi bridesmaid, while Miss
Vivian Lancaster, a niece of the
bride, acted as ring bearer.  Nelta
Fryeberg and Alice Grimshied, also
nieces of the bride, were flower girls.
Miss Elizabeth Fitzpatrick played
Lohengrin's wedding march and
Michael Hunt and Miss Fitzpatrick
sang, "Thou Art Always Mine."
  The bride was gowned in Roman

 net, trimmed with real Irish lace
                 over a costume of messaline satin
                 and carried American Beauty roses.
                 The bridesmaid's gown was of white
                 lace and she also carried roses.  Roses
                 and carnations were placed upon the
                 altar and the church was otherwise
                 prettily decorated.
                   A wedding repast followed the
                 ceremony at the home of the bride's
                 parents of which about 150 guests
                 partook, and a large number of use-
                 ful and costly gifts were bestowed
                 upon the happy young people.
                   On Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Robideau
                 left for Edgerley, N. D., where the
                 groom holds a clerical position and
                 where they expect to make their
                 future home.
                   The Union joins the friends of
                 these popular young people in wish-
                 ing them happiness and prosperity
                                                                                            throughout life."

  The newspaper printed that Clyde married "Pearl" Levi, but I think this is a misprint. When I first saw it, I wondered who Pearl was because my research tells me that her name was Mabel.  And I have not found anything that indicates that her nickname was "Pearl".

Newspaper clippings are from the Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers site: