BioM: Francis, Fanny #2 (1901)

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Surnames: Wollenberg, Francis, Barr, Volk

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/30/1901

Francis, Fanny #2 (28 AUG 1901)

Edward W. Wollenberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wollenberg of this city (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.), and Fanny Francis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Francis of Thorp, were united in marriage at the Thorp M. E. Church at 8:30 Wednesday evening, Rev. W. E. Kloster of this city officiating.

The ceremony was a very beautiful and impressive one. The church was prettily decorated, an arch of goldenrods being hung over the altar and in this was suspended a goldenrod bell under which the bridal party stood when taking the vows.

The bride, supported on the arm of her brother Herbert, and her maids, Misses Alva Barr and Emma Wollenberg, with a flower girl, drove to the church in a carriage and entered up the left aisle, while the groom and his brother Henry, as best man, entered up the right aisle, and advanced evenly to the altar, the bride and her attendants preceded the flower girl who scattered sweet peas. The bride carried a festoon of sweet peas on her left arm, while Miss Wollenberg carried a basket of flowers. The Methodist Episcopal ring ceremony was used, and was witnessed by a large number of invited friends and relatives. Those from here were Mrs. Chris Wollenberg, mother of the groom, and his sisters, Emma and Ella, and Valentine Volk, who acted as attendant for the groom. Mrs. Kloster and Naomi Carpenter were also present.

After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the home of the bride’s parents, where a formal reception was tendered. As a souvenir each guest, as they passed the bride, plucked a sweet pea tied with a white ribbon from the festoon on her arm. After the reception all present partook of refreshments from tables prepared on the lawn which was tastily decorated with Chinese lanterns and bunting.

An unusually large number of presents were bestowed upon the happy pair, expressions of the high esteem in which both parties are held in their respective communities.

Mr. and Mrs. Wollenberg took an early morning train for a short trip to St. Paul and Minneapolis. On their return the first of the week they will go to housekeeping in rooms in the Wollenberg building. The groom is an industrious young man working with his father in the butcher business, which is run in his name. The bride is one of Thorp’s popular young ladies and has taught school for a number of years in the school of the county. Their many friends wish the best there is for both of these worthy people.



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