BioM: Ott, Marie (1942)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Ott, Benduhn, Polenske, Roehrbom, Johnson
----Source: The Loyal Tribune, 25 Jun 1942
Ott, Marie (20 JUN 1942)
In a beautiful double ring ceremony, performed in St. John’s Lutheran church in Neillsville, Miss Ruth May Ott, Wauwatosa, daughter of Mrs. Marie Ott, Neillsville, became the bride of Manfred Paul Benduhn, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Benduhn, 1816 North 70th street, Wauwatosa, on Saturday, June 20. the ceremony was performed by the Rev. William A. Baumann.
Decorations in the church consisted of cut flowers and candelabras in front of the altar. These decorations were also used by Harold Beyer and Helen Meier, who were united in marriage in the same church later in the afternoon. Mr. Beyer and Miss Ott were classmates through their eight years of grade schooling in St. John’s Lutheran church and graduated from Neillsville high school with the class of 1940.
The bride was given away by her uncle, Ferdinand Polenske, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The bride’s gown of white chiffon with long sleeves and Peter Pan collar, buttoned down the front to the waist. She wore the same veil worn by her mother, and other accessories included a Myrtle wreath worn by her grandmother, Mrs. Fred Schroeder; a gold cross worn by her great-grandmother 67 years ago, and earrings worn by her great-great-grandmother. She carried a white testament (gift of the bride’s great uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Blum, when she graduated from high school) and a shower bouquet of white roses.
The maid of honor, Miss Arlene Roehrborn, a friend of the bride, was gowned in light blue chiffon. She wore a headband of Roosevelt yellow tea roses and a twin heart-engraved gold pin, a gift of the bride, and carried a gold handkerchief, also a gift of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Miss Louise Ott, Neillsville, sister of the bride, and Mrs. Arthur Johnson, Milwaukee, sister of the groom. Miss Ott and Mrs. Johnson wore dresses like that of the maid of honor, except for a v-neckline. They wore pale yellow headbands and handkerchiefs and twin heart-engraved pins the same as those of the maid of honor, which were also gifts of the bride.
The best man was Arthur Benduhn, Green Bay, brother of the groom, and ushers were Henry Ott, Loyal, brother of the bride, and Arthur Johnson, Milwaukee, brother-in-law of the groom.
The bride’s mother wore a gown of navy blue and the groom’s mother wore a navy blue gown with a red carnation corsage.
A reception for 60 close relatives and friends was held at the home of the bride’s mother at 139 West 10th street, Neillsville, following the wedding ceremony. Decorations at the home consisted of blue, white and yellow streamers, with a white wedding bell, which was also used by the bride’s mother at her wedding.
The newlyweds left for their home at 1931 North 73rd street, Wauwatosa, on Sunday, June 21.
Since graduating, the bride has been employed in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, working at the Harold Wentz home in Wauwatosa the past year and a half. The groom graduated from the Lutheran high school in Milwaukee and attended Minister’s college in Illinois. At present he is employed as stock clerk for the Harley-Davidson company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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