Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Wendt, Gander, Franz, Olm, Stucki, Courter, Schwarz, Noah, Swenson, Goeke, Hartz, Winneshiek, Vamstad
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 13 Aug. 1936
Wendt, Bertha (Marriage - 11 Aug. 1936)
A pretty home wedding was solemnized Tuesday, August 11, at 2 o’clock p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Wendt, Owen, when their daughter, Bertha, became the bride of Adolph Gander of Stanford, Ky.
The bridal party marched in to the strains of Wagner’s beautiful wedding march, played by Leona Franz, and the ceremony was performed by the groom’s brother, Rev. Ernest Gander of Dawson, Neb. The double ring ceremony was used. Edgar Wendt, brother of the bride, was best man, and Irma Olm, a close friend, acted as bridesmaid.
The bride was lovely in a gown of white lace and wore her mother’s wedding veil (which adorned that bride 27 years ago), and carried a bouquet of rubrum lilies and swainsona. The bridesmaid wore peach crepe and a wrist corsage, and the groom and best man wore dark suits.
Two sisters of the bride sang a duet, "God will take care of you." Rev. Ben Stucki sang, "Oh Perfect Love, all Heavenly Love Transcending," and Rev. Stucki also gave an address.
The bride and groom have been employed at the Neillsville Indian Mission for the past six years, where they gained the love and respect of the management and their fellow employees. They have been especially faithful in performing their duties at the Mission.
The color scheme used in the house and table decorations was peach and white, and dinner was served in the dining-room of the home, Leona Franz, Leona Wendt and Mrs. Adolph Wendt served the guests.
The bride and groom left on a wedding trip to Iowa and other western points. They except to return next week Mr. Gander will continue his work as manager of the Indian Mission farm and the couple will later take up house-keeping in the former Richmond dwelling across the river from the school.
A list of the invited guests follows: Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Gander and family of Dawson, Neb.; Henry Stucki and Rev. and Mrs. Ben Stucki, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wendt, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. William Wendt, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wendt, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Courter, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Art Schwarze and family, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Noah and family, Greenwood; Mrs. Anna Olm, Stratford; Mrs. Alvina Franz and daughter, Leona, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Franz, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Art Swenson and daughter, Owen; Alice Goeke, Greenwood; Mary Hart and John Winneshiek, Neillsville; and Mr. and Mrs. Brady Vamstad and daughter, Owen, Wis.
The best wishes of a large circle of friends are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Gander.
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