BioM: Kuechenmeister, Anita (Marriage - 1921)

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----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 06/30/1921

Kuechenmeister, Anita (Marriage - 25 JUN 1921)

Miss Anita Kuechenmeister became the bride of Mr. Ira Slocomb last Saturday morning, June 25, 1921, at one of the prettiest of June weddings in the presence of fourteen immediate relatives of the couple.

The ceremony was solemnized at nine o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents in the town of Grant, Clark County, Wis., Rev. W.T. Scott of the M.E. Church at Neillsville officiating at this happy nuptial event.

The bride was handsomely gowned in a dress of white georgette and carried a shower bouquet of bridal roses, swansonia, sweet peas and asparagus.

The groom wore the conventional black. Promptly at the hour, to the music of the wedding march played by Helene Baer at the piano, the young couple came down stairs and took their places in the parlor, where the minister, with an impressive, yet simple ceremony, made them husband and wife. An abundance of June roses, with asparagus, ferns and carnations, were used in decorating the spacious and handsome parlor and living room. Immediately following the ceremony and the congratulations of the assembled guests, a delightful three course wedding breakfast was partaken of. The guests were served by Mrs. Robert Kurth, Miss Leona Kurth and Mrs. F.J. Baer, Helene Baer at the piano playing several selections during the serving. The happy bridal couple are two of the town of Grant’s best known and loved young people.

They were born and raised here, attended school together and have been sweethearts for years. Both are graduates of the Neillsville High School, after which Anita spent two years as a student at Winona, Minn. College, and Ira taking the five year law course at the state university at Madison, graduated therefrom with the class of 1920, since which time he has been associated with one of the best known and successful law firms in the state, that of McCauley & Matthews at Menomonie, where he has every prospect of attaining eminence in his chosen profession, and his success is a matter of much pleasure and satisfaction to all his old friends throughout this whole countryside, where both he and his bonny bride are undeniably great favorites. Ira’s studies at the "U" were interrupted with the late World War and his service in Uncle Sam’s Medical Corps of the Regular Army abroad for a period of eighteen months.

The bridal pair, accompanied by her brother, Ernest, his sisters, Isabella and Ruth, and a Miss Gertrude Smith, autoed to Merrillan Saturday, where the newlyweds boarded a train for Chetek, where at the lake, they expect to spend ten days of their honeymoon and after the 5th be at home at 1018 sixth St, Menomonie, hither the best wishes of this whole community follow them. An innovation at this wedding was sixteen auto loads of relatives and close friends, coming with sleigh bells, dinner bells, tin pans, cow bells, buzz saws, auto horns and whatever else of a noise-making instrument they could procure and giving the bridal pair a day light charivari with happy hearted congratulation and best wishes. (the rest of my copy was cut off)



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