BioM: Slowiak, Anna (1942)
Surnames: Slowiak, Leja, Pober, Poher, Staron, Dubicki, Burisch, Kalata
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/11/1942
Slowiak, Anna (6 JUN 1942)
A very pretty wedding took place on Saturday, June 6th, 1942, at 10 o’clock at St. Mary’s Czestochowa Church in Junction (Clark Co., Wis.), when Miss Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Slowiak, became the bride of John J. Leja, son of Mrs. J. Leja. Rev. Roman Papiernik performed the marriage ceremony.
The bride was charming in a gown of white flowered net with a long train. Her fingertip veil was arranged in pearl tiara style. She carried a bride’s prayer book with gardenias and lilies of the valley tied to the streamers, she also carried a crystal rosary.
The most solemn part of the ceremony was when the bride placed a bouquet of white carnations on the Blessed Virgin’s Altar.
The bride had as her matron of honor, her sister, Mrs. Matt Pober of Chicago. She wore an eggshell flowered French marquisette dress with headband to match.
She carried an old fashioned bouquet of violets and gardenias.
Her little sister, Theresa Slowiak, acted as a flower girl. She wore a long orchid organdy dress with a headband to match. She carried a bouquet of mixed flowers.
Her bridesmaids, the Misses Louis Leja, sister of the groom, Blanche Slowiak, cousin of the bride, Eugenia Staron, cousin of the bride, and Mrs. Alois Dubicki, sister of the bride. They each wore flowered orchid organdy dresses with headbands to match. They carried old fashioned bouquets of violets and gardenias.
The groom was attended by William Burisch as best man and also by Edward Slowiak, nephew of the groom, Vincent Slowiak, brother of the bride, Charles Kalata, a friend of the bride and groom. The groom and his attendants wore tuxedos.
The reception was held at the home of the groom. They will reside on the groom’s farm.
Among the out of town guests who attended the wedding were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Slowiak and children, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Poher and children, Mr. and Mrs. Alois Dubecki, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Slowiak, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pearsan, Ted and Vincent Slowiak, Sylvester Staron, the Misses Eugenia, Frances and Adelaide Staron, Blanche and Rose Slowiak, Olga Boniakowski and Mrs. Paul Cheney and children, all of Chicago.
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