BioM: KesslerMildred & Elaine 1957
Contact:  Ken Wood


----Source: Marshfield News Herald Monday June 17, 1957 Page 6

Kessler, Mildred Lucille and Elaine Marjorie June 13, 1957


St. Mary's Catholic Church at Neillsville provided the setting on Thursday morning for the marriage of two sisters--Misses Mildred Lucille and Elaine Marjorie Kessler--daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Kessler, route 1, Neillsville. The former became the bride of Ernest R. Schwellenbach, route 3, Neillsville, while Elaine Marjorie is the bride of James Duane Haas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Haas, Neillsville.

Officiant at the rites was the Rev. Joseph Eisenmann.

Sequins sparkled on the low necklines that topped the sheer organza-over-taffeta gowns chosen by the sister brides. Sequins also detailed the lace appliques set into the boufant skirts that terminated in court trains. Matching gauntlets and illusion finger-tip veils attached to caps embroidered with pearls completed their ensemble. Each carried a bouquet consisting of a white orchid surrounded with Stephanotis.

Attendants for Mrs. Schwellenbach were her sister, Miss Angeline Kessler of Neillsville, as maid of honor and Mrs. Leo Kessler, route 1, Neillsville, a sister-in-law of the bride, and Caroline Prock, Neillsville, a cousin of the groom as bridesmaids.

Edward Schwellenbach, Janesville, was best man for his uncle. Another nephew, Delmane Schwellenbach and Leo Kessler, a brother of the bride, were groomsmen.

Comprising the aids for Mrs. Haas was Miss Audrey Feirer, Marshfield, as maid of honor and Mrs. Louis Kessler, Neillsville, a sister-in-law and Mrs. William Juneau, Greenwood, a cousin of the bride, as bridesmaids.

James F. Hannan came from Carlsbad, Calif. to serve as best man for Mr. Haas. Groomsmen included Louis Kessler, Neillsville, and Charles Meyer, Neillsville, a brother-in-law.

Completing the wedding party were the ushers Carl Kessler, Jr., Neillsville, a brother of the brides and James Chadwick, Greenwood for the Schwellenbachs, and Kenneth Kessler and Ralph Pitzrick for the Haases.

All six bridal aides were identically clad in white chenille flocked sheer gowns featuring floral patterns on blue backgrounds. Rows of pleats extended down the fronts of the bouffant skirts and over the shoulders, They wore matching gauntlets and swiss braid hats trimmed with seed pearls and matching veils.

In the afternoon the newlyweds greeted guests at a reception in the Legion Hall, and dinner was served in the church dining hall.

When the Schwellenbachs return from their honeymoon in California, they will take up residence on route 1, Neillsville. The new Mrs. Schwellenbach is a graduate from Neillsville High School and her husband, who is a graduate of St. Andrew's School in Potosi, is employed by the Ben Schwellenbach Implement Co. in Christie

The Haases, who are currently touring the West, will make their home in Barron, where he teaches industrial arts in the high school there. He is a graduate of Stout State College, Menomonie. Prior to her marriage, his bride, who is a graduate of Neillsville High School and the Milwaukee Accredited School of Beauty Culture, was manager of the D and M Beauty Shop in Marshfield.



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