BioM: Hennlich, Jean (1944)

Contact: Sandy (Safemaster) Seiler

Surnames: Hennlich, Edwards

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) 04/20/1944

Hennlich, Jean (15 APR 1944)

Miss Jean Hennlich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hennlich of Curtiss, exchanged wedding vows with George Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Edwards of Owen, before the flower-banked altar of the Congregational Church at Curtiss, Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. The Rev. M. C. Matthews officiated at the double-ring ceremony, and Mrs. Lee Smiley, dressed in a gown of pink net over taffeta, played the wedding marches and accompanied Mrs. Donald Smiley, dressed in a peach colored frock when she sang "Because" and "I Love You Truly."

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white satin gown with a snug fitting bodice, buttoned down the back, long sleeves ending in points at the wrists, and a long skirt ending in a train. Seed pearls outlined the yoke of the frock and fashioned the headdress which held her long veil of illusion trimmed with lace inserts. Her bouquet was an arrangement of roses, carnations and calla lilies.

Miss Evelyn Hennlich, Milwaukee, Miss Dorthaleen Edwards, Owen, Emily Ann Hennlich, Curtiss, Harlon Witt and Alfred Molle, Unity and Donald Fierke, Dorchester served as attendants.

Miss Evelyn Hennlich, her sister’s Maid of Honor, wore a yellow dress styled with a jersey bodice and a net over satin skirt, with matching accessories. Miss Edwards chose a pink frock with blue accessories, and Miss Emily Ann Hennlich, was attired in a blue dress with pink accessories. All carried bouquets.

Following the ceremony a six o’clock dinner was served to the immediate relatives at the Hennlich home where candelabra and a wedding cake centered the table, and pink, blue, yellow and white streamers festooned the ceiling. A reception for 175 guests followed, and that evening a dance was held at the Curtiss Hall. The bride, who was graduated from the Owen High with the class of 1942, had been employed in Milwaukee before she accepted her present position in the Curtiss Post office. Mr. Edwards assists his father with work on the Edwards farm and is employed by the South Green Grove Cheese Co., near Atwood.

Guests at the dinner included Mr. and Mrs. William Hennlich, Wausau; Mrs. Emily Merwin, Miss Dorothy Loucks, and Miss Joyce Merwin, Abbotsford; Mrs. Hershal Edwards, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smiley, Duluth, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Molle, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hardrath, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Smiley, Curtiss; Miss Sally Olson, Cherokee; Miss Carol Fierke, Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Merwin, Wausau; Pfc. Gilbert Merwin, Fort Myers, Fla.; Miss Margaret Mutter, Wausau; and Mrs. M C. Matthews, Owen.



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