Lycoming County Marriage Records and Newspaper Marriage Announcements

Available Sources

Marriage licenses from 1885 to the present are on file at the Lycoming County Courthouse, Office of the Register and Recorder, 48 West Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, (570) 327-2200.

James V. Brown Library has an online searchable index of their newspaper archive and marriage announcements are indexed by last name of both bride and groom.  Indexing is provided from (1807 to 1904).  Select Online catalog, select only the newspaper index, and enter your search.  The articles themselves are not online, but for a reasonable fee, there are directions for the library to copy and send them to you.


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Lycoming Chronicle, June 25, 1834, page 4
MARRIED,
On Thursday last [June 19, 1834], by the Rev. John Thomas, Mr. Jonas Strebrigh, of Loyalsock, to Miss Sarah Slout, of Hepburn township.

On the 22d [June 22, 1834]<???>., by Richard Hays, Esq. Mr. John M. Spalding, of Bradford, to Miss Elizabeth Hews, of Lycoming County.


Gazette & Bulletin, December 10, 1872, page 4
MARRIED.
WINEGARDNER--RUSS.--In Philadelphia, at the residence of J. R. Harris, Esq. by the Rev. C. H. Payne, D.D., Mr. A. A. Winegardner and Mrs. Caroline Russ, daughter of Geo. W. Quinn, Esq., of this city.

Gazette & Bulletin, November 28, 1874, page 4
MARRIED.
QUINN--SPONOUSE.--Nov. 26th, by Rev. Wm. Sterling, Mr. Peter T. Quinn and Miss Irene Sponouse, both of this city.

Charles G. A. Zahn and Mary Allen Tinsman

June 23, 1898 - Application For Marriage
Docket No. 16, No. 6746
Name of man Charles G. A. Zahn
Name of woman Mary Allen Tinsman
Relationship of parties, if any, either by blood or marriage None
Age of the man 25 years
Age of the woman 29 years 
Residence of man Williamsport, Pa 
Residence of woman Same
Parents' or guardian's name of man William W. F. and Mary
Parents' or guardian's name of woman Pete and Lizzie 
Date of death or divorce of man's former wife, if any No
Date of death or divorce of woman's former husband, if any No
Color of parties White
Occupation of man Druggist
Occupation of woman  Sales Lady
Consent of parents or guardian of man n/a
Consent of parents or guardian of woman n/a
Marriage License
Not transcribed
Return of Duplicate Certificate
Not transcribed

Gazette & Bulletin, June 24, 1898
Zahn - Tinsman
The marriage of miss Mary A. Tinsman to Charles G. A. Zahn occurred at the home of the bride's father, Peter Tinsman, 1020 Washington street, at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. Rev. Edward Henry Eckel performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate friends of the contracting parties.  After a bridal tour the young couple will go to housekeeping in this city.  The groom is employed in Drorbaugh's drug store.


Gazette & Bulletin, October 17, 1894, Page 5

LEADING SOCIAL EVENT. ------ THE DONNELLAN-RYAN WEDDING LAST NIGHT. 
It Takes Place at the Home of the Bride on East Third street -- A brilliant Reception followed the cermemony --

The most stylish event of the present social season was the Donnellan Ryan wedding and reception which occured last evening in the spacious homes of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. T. Ryan, and grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Tinsman, on East Third Street. These residences are made easy of access to each other by means of a bridge hallway and they were occupied last evening by the elite of this city. Both houses were handsomely decorated by Chaapel and the Evanden Brothers, the florists. The parlor of the Ryan residence was trimmed with yellow and white roses and amilax; the sitting room in pink roses, white carnations and amilax and the library in red roses and white carnations, the effect being beautiful and artistically . The Tinsman residence was trimmed with yellow and white .

CEREMONY AT THE HOUSE. The ceremony took place in the parlor of the Ryan residence at 7: 30 o'clock, in the midst of only the relatives and immediate friends of the bride and groom and was performed by Rev. Dr. John T. Crowley, of the Church of Epiphany, Philadelphia. The groom, Dr. Patrick Sarsfield Donnellan, was supported by Garrett Tinsman Ryan, brother of the bride, as best man, and the bride, Miss Florence Tinsman Ryan, was attended by her sister, Miss Carman Ryan, as maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Misses Nellie Babb, Rachel P. Allen, Josephine Coleman and Margaretta Tinsman, cousin of the bride, all of this city. The ushers were John G. Coryell, of this city; E. George Russ of St. Mary's, and Dr. Jospeh Spelliay (sp?) and Charles Eugene Arrison, of Philadelphia.

The wedding party assembled in the south end of the room facing a curtain of amilax and roses and were surrounded by palms and tropical plants. The bride was handsomely gowned in white satin mull , white chiffon bodies, Irish lace, with a girdle of pearls and carried a boquet of roses and lillies of the valley, while the maid of honor wore yellow satin and carried yellow and white chrysanthemums.

A BRILLIANT RECEPTION. The reception took place at 9 o'clock, the Stopper and Fisk full orchestra being present. Both houses were thrown open to the guests, refreshments being served in the Tinsman residence by the well known caterer, Mr. Auguste Leedlein (sp?). Among the guests present from a distance were: Mrs. R. J. O. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. T. Henry Martin, Mrs. James Geddes and Joshua Hunt of Philadelphia; Mrs. Lawrence W. Miller, of New York; Miss Daisy Lloyd, of Altoona; Miss Marie McCormick, of Lock Haven; and Miss Ann McCleary, of Milton.

The gifts to the bride were many and made a display seldom excelled in this vicinity. Two rooms at each end of the bridgeway, in the Ryan and Tinsman residences, were occupied by these valuable tokens of remembrance. Prominent among them were a check for $5,000, a deed for the property 1028 Spruce street, Philadelphia; valuable porcelain, cut glass, bric-a-brac, etchings, water colors, engravings, artistic needle work, diamond broach and silverware from relatives and admiring friends in this country, while from friends in England and Ireland came belleek (sp?), lace, and silverware. In the residence in Philadelphia are a number of gifts, which for various reasons were sent there, prominent among them being a handsome upright piano.

THE RYAN'S WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. What made this event one of peculiar interest to Mr. and Mrs. John R. T. Ryan, was the fact that they were upon that day celebrating the twenty-eight anniversary of their marriage.

They had been united in wedlock twenty-eight years ago in the Tinsman residence, and it seemed eminently fitting that their eldest daughter should be married from almost the same house.

The groom, Dr. Donnellan, is a practicing physician of Philadelphia, who is making rapid strides in his chosen profession. He is medical director of St. Mary's Hospital and lecturer on clinical medicine of the college in the above city. The bride is well known in Williamsport society in which she is one of the recognized leaders.

Mr. and Mrs. Donnellan left on a late train last night on a bridal tour the itinerary of which is a profound secret. They will be at home to friends in Philadelphia at 1028 Spruce street, on Tuesdays in January.

A FAREWELL DINNER. Yesterday afternoon Dr. Donnellan gave a farewell dinner in a private room at The Updegraff to his bachelor friends. The party was made up of his best man and the ushers, Messrs. Garrett T. Ryan, Charles E. Arrison, Joseph M. Spelliay (sp?), E. George Russ and John G. Coryell.


F. Peter Gstalder and Loretto M. Barry

December 26, 1907 - Application For Marriage 
Docket No. 23, No. 12182
Name of man F. Peter Gstalder Jr.
Name of woman Loretto M. Barry
Relationship of parties, if any, either by blood or marriage None
Age of the man 34 years
Age of the woman 24 years 
Residence of man Baltimore Md 
Residence of woman So. Williamsport Pa.
Parents' or guardian's name of man F. Peter and Adele
Parents' or guardian's name of woman Michael and Fanny 
Date of death or divorce of man's former wife, if any Sept. 25, 1906
Date of death or divorce of woman's former husband, if any -
Color of parties White
Occupation of man Lithographer and Engineer
Occupation of woman  -
Consent of parents or guardian of man -
Consent of parents or guardian of woman -
Marriage License
Not transcribed
Return of Duplicate Certificate
Married by John Costello


Thomas P. Tinsman and Catharine M. Hoke

March 3, 1914 - Application For Marriage
Full name and surname Thomas P. Tinsman Catharine M. Hoke
Color White White
Relationship of parties, if any, either by blood or marriage No -
Occupation <illegible, appears to be industrial> Dressmaker
Birthplace Reading, Pa.  Frederick, Md.
Residence <illegible, appears to be S.Williamsport>  Portland, Oregon
Age 55 40
Previous marriage or marriages Yes None
Date of death or divorce of former wife or wives / husband or husbands February 19, 1896  None
Is applicant afflicted with any transmissible disease No No
Name and surname of father Peter Tinsman David Hoke
Name and surname of mother Elizabeth Tinsman Hannette Hoke
Maiden name of mother Elizabeth Allen Hannette Chafer
Residence of father  Dead Los Angeles, Cal.
Residence of mother Dead Deceased
Color of father White White
Color of mother White White
Occupation of father - Agriculturist
Occupation of mother - -
Birthplace of father Riegelsville, N. J. York, Pa.
Birthplace of mother Trout Run, Lyc. Co. Pa.  Middletown, Md.
Is applicant an imbecile, epileptic, of unsound mind, or under guardianship as a person of unsound mind, or under the influence of any intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug.  No None
Has applicant within five years been an inmate of any county asylum or home for indigent persons  No Not asked of bride
Is applicant physically able to support a family  Yes Not asked of bride
Consent of Parent Or Guardian
This section not filled out as it was not applicable
Marriage License
State of Pennsylvania
County of Lycoming       } ss:

To any minister of the Gospel, Justice of the Peace or other Officers or Persons Authorized by Law to Solemnize Marriages.  You are hereby authorizedd to join together in the holy state of matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your church, society or religious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Thomas P. Tinsman and Catharine M. Hoke as per above application.

Return of Duplicate Certificate
I, A. Lwarence Miller hereby certify that on the 3rd day of Mar 1914, at Lock Haven, Penna. Thomas P. Tinsman and Catharine M. Home were by me united in marriage, in accordance with the License issued by the Clerk of the Orphan's Court of Lycoming County numbered <leftblank>.

Filed <leftblank>                            <signed> A. Lawrence Miller, Minister of the Gospel

 

Joseph P. Kane and Fannie E. Barry

September 16, 1920 - Application For Marriage
No. 21299
Full name and surname Joseph P. Kane Fannie E. Barry
Color White White
Relationship of parties, if any, either by blood or marriage No No
Occupation laborer housewife
Birthplace Clinton County, PA Clarion County, PA
Residence Farrandsville, PA So. Williamsport, PA
Age 68 68
Previous marriage or marriages Yes None
Date of death or divorce of former wife or wives / husband or husbands Jan 31st 1885 July 11th 1918
Is applicant afflicted with any transmissible disease No No
Name and surname of father Miles Kane John Watters
Name and surname of mother Julia Kane Mary Clements
Maiden name of mother Julia Windslo Mary Whitm(an/or)
Residence of father  Deceased Deceased
Residence of mother Deceased Deceased
Color of father White White
Color of mother White White
Occupation of father - -
Occupation of mother - -
Birthplace of father Ireland PA
Birthplace of mother Ireland PA
Is applicant an imbecile, epileptic, of unsound mind, or under guardianship as a person of unsound mind, or under the influence of any intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug.  No No
Has applicant within five years been an inmate of any county asylum or home for indigent persons  No Not asked of bride
Is applicant physically able to support a family  Yes Not asked of bride
Consent of Parent Or Guardian
This section not filled out as it was not applicable
Marriage License
State of Pennsylvania
County of Lycoming       } ss:

To any minister of the Gospel, Justice of the Peace or other Officers or Persons Authorized by Law to Solemnize Marriages.  You are hereby authorizedd to join together in the holy state of matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your church, society or religious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania  Joseph P. Kane and  Fannie E. Barry  as per above application.

Return of Duplicate Certificate
I, John Costello, hereby certify that on the 16th day of Sept at Williamsport Pennsylvania Jospeh P. Kane and Fannie E. Barry were by me united in marriage, in accordance with License issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court of Lycoming County numbered 21299 .

Filed Sept. 17 1920                            <signed> John Costello , Minister of the Gospel





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