BioM: Wiltjer, Jeanette (1952)

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Surnames: Wiltjer, Nagel, Hoffmann, Steinke, Ritsema, Lindberg, Schmitt, Kunze, Winkel, Knipers, Karstensen, Shepard, Stonaker, Rachan, Tesmer, Van Steden, Brodhagen

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/31/1952

Wiltjer, Jeanette (Marriage - 26 Jan. 1952)

Miss Jeanette Wiltjer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wiltjer of Abbotsford, and Roy Nagel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nagel of Colby, exchanged marriage vows in the Zion Lutheran church in Colby Saturday afternoon, Rev. O. Hoffmann reading the marriage ceremony. Attending the bride were her sister, Mrs. Eugene Steinke of Abbotsford, as matron of honor and two other sisters, Mrs. Ralph Ritsema of Griffith, Ind., and Marion Wiltjer, and also Beverly Lindberg of Abbotsford, as bridesmaids. Eugene Steinke of Abbotsford, the bride’s brother-in-law, was best man and Elroy Schmitt of Colby, the groom’s cousin, Bud Kunze of Abbotsford and Ellis Winkel of Neillsville, another cousin of the groom, were groomsmen. Russell Kniepers of Marshfield, the bride’s cousin, and Wilbur Schmitt of Colby, a cousin of the groom, ushered.

An entrained gown of satin styled with long sleeves and tiers of lace on the skirt front, was selected by the bride for her wedding. A lace ruffle edged the net yoke and snug fitting bodice, and self-covered buttons closed the back. Her veil of imported silk illusion, edged with lace, fell from her heart-shaped headdress embroidered with seed pearls and she carried an arrangement of red and white roses.

The bride’s attendants were gowned alike in strapless frocks of net with matching taffeta boleros in shrimp, blue, fuchsia and light blue, respectively. Each carried a bouquet of tinted carnations.

Nancy Ann Wiltjer, niece of the bride, was the little flower girl and carried a bouquet similar to that of the bride. Robert Schmitt of Colby, the groom’s cousin, was ring-bearer.

A supper was served after the ceremony in the church parlors which was followed by a reception at the home of the bride’s parents.

The bride attended public school in Lansing, Ill., and is employed by the Danielson Cleaning Plant and also by Frank Brodhagen of Abbotsford, Wis. The groom, who graduated from the Zion Lutheran School in Colby and attended the Crete Community High School in Illinois, is engaged in farming. The couple will make their home on a farm near Colby, Wis.

Out of town guests at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Karstensen and Ray Karstensen of Beecher, Ill., Mrs. Earl Shepard of Monee, Ill., Mrs. Harvey Stonaker of Munster, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. James Rachan of Highland, Ind., Ralph Ritsema of Griffith, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tesmer and Mrs. Raymond Winkel of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. George Van Steden of Arpin and Mr. and Mrs. David Winkel and Mrs. Andrew Knipers of Marshfield.



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