BioM: Mierkey, Evelyn (1955)

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Surnames: Mierkey, Tautges, Drexler, Johnson 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 07/14/1955  

Mierkey, Evelyn (Marriage - 6 July 1955) 

Miss Evelyn Mierkey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Mierkey, of Colby, was given in marriage by her father, to George Tautges, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Tautges, of Birnamwood. The double ring ceremony took place on Wednesday morning, July 6, at St. Philomena’s Catholic church at Birnamwood at 10:30, followed by a nuptial high mass, with the Rev. Michael Drexler officiating. 

The bride wore a ballerina length gown of white net over taffeta with rhinestone settings in the bodice and jacket. Her finger tip veil, edged in lace, was held by a narrow crown of rhinestones and pearls. She carried a colonial bouquet of red roses and white carnations with ribbon streamers. 

Mrs. John Tautges, Wittenberg, sister-in-law of the groom, was matron of honor. Miss Carol Mierkey, Colby, sister of the bride, and Miss Catherine Tautges, Birnamwood, cousin of the groom, were bridesmaids. 

Their ballerina length frocks were all designed to wear jackets with the strapless bodices. Yellow was chosen for the matron of honor; blue for Miss Mierkey and pink for Miss Tautges. Their colonial bouquets were made of matching and white carnations. 

Attending the groom as best man was his brother, John Tautges. Paul Tautges, a cousin, and Cecil Johnson, a friend, were groomsmen. 

Mrs. Mierkey wore a blue dress to her daughter’s wedding and Mrs. Tautges chose pink. Both mothers had corsages of pink and white carnations pinned to their shoulder lines. 

Dinner was served to the wedding party and immediate relatives at Kasson’s Country club, in Antigo and a reception and wedding supper were held at Chet and Emil’s ballroom where a wedding dance was also held in the evening. 

Guests attended the wedding from Abbotsford, Colby, Antigo, Aniwa, Chicago, Ill., and Stockton, Calif. 

The new Mr. and Mrs. Tautges are making their home in Chicago where the groom is employed at St. George hospital.  



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