BioM: Genteman, Eleanor (1941)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt
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Surnames: Genteman, Schoenherr, Baumann, Walther, Jaster, Neubecker, Oelke, Holt, Hale, Eimer

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 22 May 1941

Genteman, Eleanor (Marriage - 18 May 1941)

Miss Eleanor Genteman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Genetman of the Town of Levis, and Herbert Schoenherr of the same township, son of Mrs. Emma Schoenherr, Weston, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. May 18, 1941, Rev. William A. Baumann performing the ceremony at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Neillsville, Wis. The double-ring ceremony was used. About 200 people witnessed the ceremony. Miss Doris Walther played the wedding march and Mrs. William A. Baumann and Mrs. A. Jaster sang: "Take Thou My Hands and Lead Me."

The bride wore a gown of white taffeta, with a full-length veil and a crown of pearls. Her bouquet consisted of roses and calla lilies. Her attendants, Miss Elsie Genetman, Neillsville, sister of the bride, wore a blue taffeta gown, while the groomís sister, Miss Mathilda Schoenherr, Chicago, wore pink taffeta. Their flowers were pink and white larkspur. Valentine Neubecker, a friend of the groom, and Carl Schoenherr, the groomís brother, were best man. Marcus Baumann and Lewis Oelke acted as ushers.

The brideís mother wore a blue crepe dress, the mother of the groom wearing wine net. Both wore corsages of pink carnations.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the brideís parents. Pink, blue and white streamers, a white wedding bell, roses and larkspur decorated the home.

The couple will be at home on the groomís farm in the town of Levis where he had lived for some time. They plan to take a trip next fall after the harvest season.

The bride attended Neillsville high school and assisted with the work at home. Active in 4-H club work, she has been the leader of the Meadow View club for a time. The groom attended the rural school in his home community, most of his life being spent on the farm.

Out-of-town guests at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Genteman, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Genetman and son, Mrs. Ruth Werba and daughter, Elaine and Lorraine, Mrs. Rudy Holt, Albert Hale, Andrew Eimer and Miss Mathilda Schoenherr, all of Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Schoenherr, Columbus, Wis.

 

 


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