BioM: Micka, Vera (1942)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Micka, Kopplin, O’Rourke, Kysela, Schindler, Kocian, Hackl

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 1 Oct. 1942

Micka, Vera (Martriage - 26 Sept. 1942)

Miss Vera Micka became the bride of Robert O. Kopplin Sept. 26, 1942. Both young people are residents of Berwyn, Ill.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Micka of 1610 So. Highland Ave., Berwyn, the groom being the son of the former Mrs. Otto E. Kopplin, Neillsville, now of 1509 So. Euclid Ave., Berwyn. Mrs. Kopplin is a hairdresser, well known in the Chicago area for her originality, ability and the quality of her work. Her husband was born in Neillsville, Wis. He is expert precision grinder, employed by the Baumbach Die Set Co. of Chicago. He expects to leave soon for the U. S. Army service. He will be a radio technician student in the signal corps.

For her wedding, the bride was dressed in a white satin gown fashioned with a long train. She wore a veil and carried white roses and stephanotis. The bride was given away by her father. The maid of honor was Mrs. Albert Schindler, a sister of the bride. She was dresse4d in pink taffeta and carried a bouquet of Talisman roses. The bridesmaid was Miss Blanche Kocian, West 22nd place, Cicero, Ill. She was dressed in a gown of light blue taffeta and carried a bouquet of Talisman roses. Both maids wore veils. The bride and her attendants formed a beautiful trio.

The groom was dressed in a tuxedo. He was attended by Frank Hackl, Chicago, a former departmental associate of the groom. Albert Schindler, brother-in-law of the bride, was the usher. All of the groom’s party wore tuxedos.

A professional vocalist, Miss Harriet O’Rourke, sang "O Promise Me" and "I Love You Truly", with her accompanist at the piano.

The Rev. Thomas Kysela officiated at the ceremony, which was completed at 4:45 p.m. Dinner was served at the bride’s home. Dancing and entertainment continued until the early morning hours, music being provided by a well known orchestra and two accordion soloists, one of whom was the thirteen years old girl wonder of the piano accordion.

The bride’s mother was dressed in old rose lace while the groom’s mother wore purple crepe, both wearing corsages of Talisman roses.

About 150 persons attended. They were many favorable comments upon the beauty of the ceremony and the bridal party, which were recorded in photographs and motion pictures.



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