BioM: Ott, Ruth
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Ott, Benduhn, Baumann, Schroeder, Blum, Polenske, Sievert, Roehrborn, Johnson
----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 25 June 1942
Ott, Ruth (Marriage - 20 June 1942)
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church was the scene of a pretty wedding at 2:30 Saturday, June 20 when Miss Ruth Ott and Manfred Paul Benduhn were united in marriage. The Rev. William A. Baumann performed the double-ring ceremony before an altar which was beautifully decorated with cut flowers and candelabra.
The bride was dressed in a white chiffon and lace dress, floor length, with long sleeves and Peter Pan neckline, buttoned to the waist. She wore her mother’s wedding veil, a wreath of myrtle which her grandmother, Mrs. F. Schroeder, wore at her wedding, a gold cross which her great-grandmother, Mrs. H. Blum, wore at the time of her marriage 67 years ago and earrings which were her great-great-grandmother. She carried a shower bouquet and a white testament. The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Ferdinand Polenske, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mrs. William A. Baumann sang "Oh Perfect Love." Mrs. Eirch Sievert accompanied on the pipe organ, also playing the wedding march.
Miss Arleene Roehrborn, a close friend with whom the bride was confirmed from St. John’s Lutheran Church of this city, with whom she completed the Lutheran School course and with whom she was graduated from the Neillsville High School, was the maid of honor. Even since their school days, the young women had been close to each other, being employed in and near Milwaukee.
Miss Roehrborn wore a blue chiffon gown, styled similar to that of the bride, and a headband of yellow Roosevelt tea roses. She wore a hand-engraved twin heart pink and carried a gold chiffon handkerchief, gifts from the bride.
Miss Louise Ott, a sister of the bride, and Mrs. Arthur Johnson, Milwaukee, the groom’s sister, acted as bridesmaids. They wore gowns of blue chiffon. Their dresses were styled exactly like that of Miss Roehrborn with the exception of the neckline which was cut v-shape. They wore headbands of pale yellow tea roses, also wearing twin heart pins. They carried pale yellow handkerchiefs, the pins and kerchiefs also being gifts from the bride. Clarence Savadil, Milwaukee, a brother-in-law of the groom, was Mr. Benduhn’s attendant. The bride’s brother, Henry Ott, Loyal, and Arthur Johnson were ushers.
The mothers of the bride and groom wore navy blue and navy figured dresses, each wearing a red carnation corsage.
Sixty-five guests were in attendance at the reception which was held at the home of the bride’s mother. The rooms were decorated in blue, yellow and white streamers and a white wedding bell which had been used at her mother’s wedding. Miss Mildred Baumann baked a lovely wedding cake which graced the table as the centerpiece.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Marie Ott, 139 West Tenth Street, Neillsville, and the late Albert Ott of Grant. She was graduated from the Neillsville High School in 1940, since then having ***Rest cut off**
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