BioM: Benzschawel, Jane (1954)


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Surnames: Benzschawel, Fischer, Hilgert, Sawyer


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 8/12/1954


Benzschawel, Jane (3 AUG 1954)


Miss Jane Benzschawel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Benzschawel, Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), and James Fischer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Fischer, Mondovi, were married on Aug. 3rd, 1954 at 9:00 o’clock at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thorp.  The Rev. A. M. Muckerheide performed the ceremony before the beautifully decorated altar of gladiolas.


The bride was given in marriage by her father.


The bride’s gown was fashioned with fitted bodice, a net yoke outlined with lace gardenias and long lace sleeves.  The skirt was of taffeta covered with Chantilly lace extending in a train.  Her fingertip veil was fastened to a coronation crown of seeded pearls.  She carried a cascade bouquet of white gladiolas and pink garnet roses.


She chose as her maid of honor her sister, Mary Ann Benzschawel, and her bridesmaids were Blanche Fisher of Eau Claire, sister of the groom and Evelyn Hilgert of Eau Claire, a friend.


Their gowns were identical in white floor length Chantilly lace and nylon tulle over taffeta fashioned with s hired bodice matching lace caps and sweetheart headpieces of nylon tulle.   They carried colonial bouquets of white carnations and pink garnet roses.


The bride placed a beautiful bouquet of white gladiolas on the Blessed Virgin’s altar.


Alvin Benzschawel, brother of the bride, was best man, and Raymond Sawyer Jr., was groomsman.  They wore tuxedos of white jackets and black trousers.  Ushers were David Fischer, brother of the groom, and Ervin Benzschawel, brother of the bride.


The bride’s mother wore a grey print dress, and the groom’s mother chose a navy blue dress.  They wore corsages of red roses.


A dinner was served at the bride’s home to 60 guests.  A reception followed at 2 o’clock.


They are on a honeymoon to Wis. Dells and Sturgeon Bay.  They will make their home in Eau Claire at 1039 Emery St.


The groom is employed as a salesman for a stainless steel corporation.  The bride is employed in the office of Burl’s Bakery.


The groom attended St. Patrick’s grad and high school.  The bride graduated from Thorp High School and the Eau Claire vocational school.


Guests from away attending the wedding were from Eau Claire, Mondovi, Halder, Stratford, Boyd, and Stanley.



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