BioM: Altemus, Phyllis (1923)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames Altemus, Esselman, Christman, Andraska, Kilbourn, Meyer, Emerson, Leonard, Robb, Walker, Miller

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 06/14/1923

-Altemus, Phyllis (Marriage - 12 June 1923)

Mr. Joseph Esselman and Miss Phyllis Altemus were united in marriage Tuesday morning, June 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. P. Weber officiating. The groom was attended by his cousins, John Emerson of Wisconsin Rapids and Bernard Esselman of Athens, and Miss Dorothy Esselman, sister of the groom and Miss Caroline Emerson, his cousin of Wisconsin Rapids acted as bridesmaids. The bride was gowned in embroidered Georgette, trimmed with pearls, she wore a pearl necklace and a white veil and carried a bridal bouquet of roses and sweet peas. The bridesmaids were prettily dressed in green and pink.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clemens Esselman of the town of Loyal. He was brought up on the farm home and is a young man who has always maintained a high reputation for honesty and sterling character. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Altemus of this city. She spent some of years of her girlhood on the farm on Pleasant Ridge, attended Neillsville high school from which she graduated, and since her parents moved to Neillsville she has worked in several positions here. She is a young lady of intelligence and fine qualities of mind, as well as being an energetic worker and possessed of a cheerful disposition that wins friends for her everywhere. After the ceremony a bountiful wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride’s parents and a reception held during the afternoon. Many beautiful presents of silver, china, glass and linen was given or sent in by their friends. The bride and groom left by auto for a two weeks trip to the south part of the state. On their return they will make their home for a time with the groom’s parents on the home farm.

The guests from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. C. Esselman and daughter Dorothy of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. B. Christman, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Andraska and family, Mrs. Elizabeth Kilbourn and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meyer, all of Loyal. John Emerson, Peter Emerson and Caroline Emerson of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Esselman and family of Athens; Mrs. C. Esselman, Sr., Marshfield; Mrs. Leonard, Park Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Robb, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Walker and family, Granton; Miss Emma Altemus and daughter of Stoughton and Mrs. Willis Miller of Evansville.



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