BioM: Voightlander, Ellen F. (1946)
Contact: Stan

Surnames: Voightlander, Syring, Leonhardt, Humke, Jakel, Martens, Fristad, Thede, Awe, Kippenhan, Meinhardt, *Burmeister, Himes, Bower, Vostul, Totsch, Hanne, Ramker, Burmester

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/26/1946

Voightlander, Ellen F. (Marriage - 19 Sept. 1946)

Ellen F. Voightlander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Voightlander, and Clarence E. Syring, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Syring, exchanged marriage vows at the First Ev. and Reformed church at Colby, Wis., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 1946, Rev. Robert Leonhardt reading the double ring ceremony. Elmer Humke sang "The Lord is My Shepherd" and Mrs. Chas. Jakel sang "Savior Lead Me Lest I Stray." Verna Syring, sister of the groom, was maid of honor and Winifred Martens and Vera Dean Fristad were bridesmaids. The groom was attended by Henry Voightlander, Jr., as best man and Reuben Syring and Vilas Thede. Martha Ann Leonhardt, four-year old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Leonhardt, acted as flower girl.

The bride was attired in a gown made of white ninon with lace inserts and trained veil of net and lace to match the dress with tiara of seed pearls. Her bouquet consisted of American beauty roses and white lilies. The maid of honor wore a white silk dress, Miss Martens wore a dress of blue net over pink silk and Miss Fristad a white net over pink silk. All the bride’s attendants had similar bouquets and all wore matching pearls, a gift of the bride. The flower girl was dressed in a pink formal with a wreath of flowers in her hair.

A wedding reception was given at the home of the bride’s parents, which was decorated with white wedding bells, flowers, and blue, pink and white streamers. Lloyd sang "I Love You Truly" during the 6:00 o’clock dinner at the parish hall at Colby when 120 guests were served. The hall was decorated with pink, blue and white streamers, wedding bells, candles and flowers.

After a wedding trip to Michigan and Northern Michigan, the couple will be at home on the groom’s farm at Edgar, Wis.

Out of town people at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Awe, Calvin and Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Awe and Miss Lydia Awe of Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kippenhan and son, Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kippenhan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Meinhardt and family and Elmer and Eldor Humke of Greenwood, Mrs. Emma *Burmeister, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Himes and family and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. *Burmeister of Withee, Mr. and Mrs. George Bower of Hewitt, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vostiul of Baldwin, Emil Totsch and family of Wausau, Mrs. Robert Syring, Shirley and Orville Syring of Edgar, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Totsch and Lucille of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Syring and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hanne and Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Ramker of Colby, Wis.

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Note: In the original write Burmeister was miss spelled. The correct spelling should be Burmester. -- Provided by: H. A. Kippenhan



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