BioM: Stiemke, Jeanette Ottillie (1952)

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Surnames: Stiemke, Janke, Lueck, Kunkel, Schober, Dettinger, Seeswold, Alexander, Scheideur, Brandenburg, Swieso, Hoffman, Schumann 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 4, 1952 

Stiemke, Jeanette (Marriage - 22 August 1952) 

Miss Jeanette Ottillie Stiemke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stiemke of Neillsville, became the bride of Orin D. Janke of Humbird, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Janke of Hixton, on August 22, 1952, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Globe.  Rev. Adolph Schumann performed the double ring ceremony. Vows were repeated before an altar banked  with baskets of gladiolus. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, chose a gown of white satin and lace.  It was fashioned with a lace bodice and sleeves, net yoke, lace collar, a satin skirt and full length train.  Her lace edged fingertip veil fell from a crown of orange blossoms.  She carried an arm bouquet of gladiolus. 

Mrs. Leo Janke, sister-in-law of the groom as matron of honor chose a gown of coral taffeta and net.  Miss Rose Marie Lueck, cousin of the bride, as bridesmaid, was attired in a gown of green taffeta and net.  They were styled alike, having gathered skirts and bolero jackets.  They wore lace mitts and crowns of apple blossoms.  The matching necklaces and earrings worn by the attendants were gifts from the bride. They carried arm bouquets of gladiolus.  
Leo Janke, Humbird, acted as his brother’s best man, and Theodore Stiemke, brother of the bride, served as groomsman.

Richie Janke, a nephew of the groom, was the ring bearer, and Verna Lou Stiemke was her sister’s flower girl.  She wore a white satin dress with a net yoke trimmed in lace.  Her headdress matched the bridesmaids’ and she carried a basket of mixed flowers.  Greta Kunkel was the organist. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held for 75 guests at the Silver Dome Supper Club. The dining room was decorated with baskets of flowers and a tiered wedding cake centered the bride’s table. 

Following the wedding trip the young couple will be at home in Humbird.   

The bride, who attended Neillsville High School, has been employed in Milwaukee. The groom attended Hixton High School and is farming at Humbird. 

Guests from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schober, Tomah, Ernest Dettinger of Northfield, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Seeswold and son of Taylor, Mrs. Peter Alexander, Janis Scheideur, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brandenburg and family of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stiemke of Tomah, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Swieso, of Monroe, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hoffman of Wabasso, Minn.



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