BioM: Riehle, Mercedes (1945)

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Surnames: Riehle, Smart, Brockman, Beschta, Drewek, Handrick, Schillinger, Imhoff

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 10/18/1945

Riehle, Mercedes (Marriage - 13 Oct. 1945)

A double ring ceremony united Miss Mercedes Riehle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Riehle, and Leo Smart, son of Mrs. Anna Smart, in marriage, Saturday morning, Oct. 13, at St. Bernard’s Catholic church. The Rev. Francis Brockman read the service before the nuptial high mass which was sung by the Rev. Nicholas Beschta, of Colby, at 9:00 o’clock.

The bride wore a gown of white satin, lace trimmed, and designed with long sleeves and a train. Her lace-edged entrained veil fell from a beaded head dress. She carried a bouquet of pink roses, white snap dragons and pompons.

Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. Drewek, Wausau. The matron of honor, a sister of the bride, wore a gown of pink, fashioned with a satin bodice and net skirt over satin. She wore a shoulder length matching veil and shoulder corsage of roses, snap dragons and pom pons.

There were three other couples in the bridal procession: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Handrick, Abbotsford; brother and sister-in-law of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schillinger, Wausau, brother-in-law and sister of the groom; Miss Adeline Imhoff, Wausau, cousin of the bride, and Wilfred Riehle, brother of the bride.

The bridesmaids were all gowned alike in frocks of blue net and matching shoulder veils. They all wore shoulder corsages like that of the matron of honor.

Both mothers, Mrs. Riehle, in a black dress, and Mrs. Smart, in a green dress, wore shoulder corsages of roses and pompons.

Following the high mass a wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Handrick. A wedding reception throughout the day was held at the farm home of the bride’s parents, east of Abbotsford, Wis. About 200 guests attended.

In the evening a wedding dance was held at the Trianon Gardens.

Mr. and Mrs. Smart, both of the town of Frankfort, are making their home on the farm of the groom’s mother, southeast of Abbotsford, off Highway 29.



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