BioM: Kleinschmidt, Idora (June 10, 1944)

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Surnames: Kleinschmidt, Fenske, Gaulke, Hoffman, Helgert, Raeder

----Source: Millie Lee’s Collection of News Articles


June 10, 1944

At a double ring ceremony read by the Rev. Edgar Milleville, at the Lutheran Parsonage, Nasonville, on June 10, at 1:30 p.m., Miss Idora KLEINSCHMIDT, Granton, Wisconsin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward KLEINSCHMIDT, also of Granton, became the bride of Herbert FENSKE, Granton, son of Gust FENSKE, Ripon, Wisconsin.

The bride was attired in a long, white, sheer dress styled with full sleeves and inserts of lace at the waist. Her finger-tip, lace edged veil was caught in a pearl-beaded headdress. For her flowers she chose pink and white carnations.

Catherine FENSKE, of Menasha, niece of the groom, and Annie KLEINSCHMIDT, Granton, cousin of the bride were bridesmaids. They wore pink silk jersey and blue silk jersey respectively, and also wore matching veils. Their flowers were pink and white carnations, the same as the bride’s. The groom was attended by Guy KLEINSCHMIDT, Granton, brother of the groom. The usher was Robert BARTH, Granton.

The bride’s mother chose a navy blue dress with a corsage of sweet peas.

A wedding reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents for 95 guests. The house was decorated with white, blue, and pink streamers, and white wedding bells. A large wedding cake centered the table. A wedding dance was held that evening at the Granton hall.

The groom is employed at the Johnson cheese factory.

Out of town guests where were here to attend the ceremony were Floyd FENSKE and family, Menasha, brother of the groom; Gust FENSKE, Ripon, father of the groom; Silas KLEINSCHMIDT, brother of the bride, Richmond, IL; Ed GAULKE, Spring Grove, IL; Lillian HOFFMAN and June HELGERT, Lake Geneva, WI; Irene GAULKE and Richard RAEDER, Milwaukee.



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