BioM: Nienow, Nancy Lee #2 (1957)

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Surnames: Nienow, Schraufnagel, Krikau, Baumgart, Johnson, Peters, Gerke, Engelking 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 08/29/1957 

Nienow, Nancy Lee (Marriage - 24 Aug. 1957) 

Allen Schraufnagel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schraufnagel, took for his bride, Miss Nancy Lee Nienow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Nienow, of Edgar in a ceremony performed Saturday afternoon at Peace Lutheran church, town of Frankfort. The Rev. Henry Krikau read the service.  

The bride wore a floor length gown of Chantilly lace over satin. A Sabrina neckline, trimmed with iridescent sequins, and long sleeves were features of the molded bodice. The bouffant skirt had three skirts of tulle and nylon net with appliquéd lace on the lower skirt line. Her French silk illusion veil cascaded to her finger tips from a half hat of lace, trimmed with pleated tulle, seed pearls, and iridescent sequins. Her bouquet was fashioned of white roses, centered with a white orchid. 

Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Miss Kay Nienow. Bridesmaids were the Misses Arlene Baumgart and Pat Johnson, friends of the bride, of Colby, and Miss Donna Nienow, cousin of the bride, Stratford. 

They wore identically styled floor length gowns of peau de soie over taffeta. The strapless bodices had a pleated top with which they wore stoles. The front ruffled skirt of net had an overskirt of peau de soie. Picture hats of nylon straw with matching ribbons and pearl necklaces, a gift of the bride, completed their ensembles. They carried small, heart shaped baskets filled with fall flowers to match their dresses and trailing ivy. 

Aqua was the color selected for the maid of honor and bronze for the other attendants. 

Owen Schraufnagel was best man for his brother, Gary Nienow, twin brother of the bride, Jerold Johnson, a friend of the groom, and Noel Schraufnagel, another brother of the groom, were groomsmen. Ushering were Eldred Schraufnagel, uncle of the groom, Abbotsford, and Ronald Peters, cousin of the bride, Beaver Dam.  

A white lace dress and white accessories were chosen by the mother of the bride. The groom’s mother wore a dress of plum tone with navy blue mixture and had navy and white accessories. Their corsages were pink roses and white carnations.  

Four grand mothers were present: Mrs. Julius Gerke, Beaver Dam; Mrs. Mary Nienow, Edgar; Mrs. L. F. Engelking and Mrs. Alice Schraufnagel, Abbotsford. Their corsages were pink and white carnations. 

The maid of honor was also soloist at her sister’s wedding. "The Lord’s Prayer" and "Wedding Prayer" were her two offerings.  

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents and in the evening, the new Mr. and Mrs. Schraufnagel greeted more friends at a wedding dance at Trianon Ballroom. They left on a honeymoon trip to Chicago. 

After Aug. 29, they will be at home in Colby where the bride is employed at the Colby State Bank. The groom, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, teaches social studies at the Colby High School.  

Guests at the wedding came from Baltimore, Md., Minneapolis, Chicago, Beaver Dam, Madison, Milwaukee, Medford, Marshfield, Wausau, Stratford, Ashland, Glidden, Colby and Abbotsford. 




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