BioM: Mertens, Theresa (1954)

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Surnames: Mertens, Westberg, Berger, McCann, Henke


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/21/1954


Mertens, Theresa (25 SEP 1954)


The marriage of Theresa Mertens of Eau Claire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Mertens of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), and Donald Westberg of Eau Claire, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Henke of Fall Creek, took place at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at thorp on Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Sept. 25th, 1954.


The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Michael Mertens, brother of the bride, of Soldier’s Grove, which was followed by a nuptial High Mass.


The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Hugo Mertens, was attired in a fitted chapel length gown of Chantilly lace and tulle over satin, fashioned with a Peter Pan collar, net yoke and the lace extending into peaks on the skirt.  Her fingertip veil was held in place by a braided satin band trimmed with pearls and she carried a nose gay of orchids surrounded by stephanotis.


Margaret Mertens, sister of the bride, wore a raspberry strapless gown of crystal and net over satin, with a matching crystole bolero jacket.  She carried  a cascade bouquet of yellow mums.  The bridesmaid, Theresa Berger of Eau Claire, wore a salmon colored gown fashioned identically to that of the maid of honor, and carried a cascade bouquet of bronze mums.


Francis Mertens, brother of the bride, served as best man, and Robert Mertens, also a brother of the bride, and dale McCann of Eau Claire, as ushers.


The bride’s mother wore navy blue for the occasion; the groom’s mother a gray dress, and both had corsages of yellow mums.


After a wedding trip through northern Wisconsin, the Westbergs will be at home at 121 Second St., Eau Claire, Wis., after Oct. 1st.



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