BioM: Olsen, Inez (1938)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Email: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org  

Surnames: Kehrberg, Borde, Mills

----Source: Good Old Days: November 5, 2008; contributed by Dee Zimmerman and transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Olsen, Inez (Marriage - Sept. 1938)

November 1938

An unromantic pink pig signifies the spirit of Dan Cupid in the Clark County Clerk’s office.

The pink pig is a little bank, which once held the marriage license fee of Clarence Kehrberg of Loyal and Inez Olsen of Spencer. Now it holds miscellaneous pennies and dimes donated by sympathetic souls entering the clerk’s office and spotting the pig.

For now, imprinted on the rather generous back of the swine bank is the plea: "Marriage fund, please contribute."

The pig found its way into the clerk’s office when Mr. and (now) Mrs. Kehrberg applied for their marriage license on September 23. It then contained an odd assortment of pennies, nickels and dimes, which the couple had saved as their own marriage license fund.

Herbert Borde, assistant to County Clerk Calvin Mills, opened the bank. Borde then counted out the 50-cent license fee. Approximately $3.00 was left to give the couple a slight financial boost. Feeling kindly, the Kehrbergs-to-go left the pink pig behind.

As no couple lacking the 50-cent fee but wanting the license has made the fact known, Mr. Borde said the fund probably will be given to some charitable organization.

 

 


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