BioM: Thoma, Genevieve (1948)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Thoma, Dux, Appleyard, Popple, Northrup, Kroll, Marg, Walters, Schumann, Miskie, Britzman, Borchardt, Schoenherr, Kuellts, Wendt

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 7, 1948

Thoma, Genevieve (Marriage - 2 October 1948)

October 2 (1948) was the date chosen by Miss Genevieve Thoma for her nuptials. On that day at 2:00 p.m. in Emmanuel Lutheran Church at Globe, Pastor Adolph Schumann read the service that united Miss Thoma, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thoma of Neillsville, and Louis Dux, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dux of Neillsville. The church was decorated with flowers and ferns for the double-ring ceremony.

Two hundred guests watched the bride enter the church on her father’s arm. She wore a gown of white marquisette, fashioned with a full train. Her fingertip veil was trimmed with large lace hearts. She wore a crown of artificial orange blossoms, and carried a heart-shaped bouquet of red roses.

Miss Elvira Thoma, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor, in a white marquisette gown with a lace peplum. Her bouquet was of pink roses. Five bridesmaids attended the bride. They were Miss Gladys Dux, sister of the groom, in white taffeta; Miss Irene Thoma a cousin of the bride, in yellow taffeta; Miss Marian Appleyard, cousin of the bride, in chartreuse taffeta; Miss Marie Dux, cousin of the groom, in pale blue taffeta; and Ethel Popple, in orchid taffeta. The bridesmaids carried colonial bouquets of gladioli, their gowns were fashioned alike, and each wore a bonnet to match her gown.

Junior bridesmaids were Arlene Thoma, sister of the bride, in pale yellow, and Jeannine Northrup, cousin of the groom, in pale blue. Wilmer Kroll, a cousin of the groom, served as best man and groomsman was Henry Thoma, brother of the bride. Melvin Appleyard, cousin of the bride, and Melvin Marg were ushers.

Miss Joyce Walters of Milwaukee was vocal soloist, and sang, "Jesus, Lead Thou On," accompanied by Miss Natalie Schumann at the organ.

A supper at the home of the bride’s parents, which was decorated with rainbow-colored streamers and white wedding bells, was served after the ceremony. Out-of-town guests included: Mr. and Mrs. Ace Thoma and Art Thoma, all of Berlin; Mr. and Mrs. William Miskie of Cedarburg; Miss Loretta Britzman and Leroy Borchardt of Helenville; Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Schoenherr and sons, of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schoenherr and Miss Joyce Walters of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dux of Loyal; Fred Kuellts of Cedarburg and Gordon Wendt of Berlin.

The couple will live in Neillsville, where the groom is a farmer.



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