Jordan, Betty (1954)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Jordan, Schmidt, Plautz, Seliskar,
Andrle, Krapf, Lauer, Zorman, Marden, Svete
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) November 25, 1954
Jordan, Betty (Marriage - 16 November
Before an altar adorned with white asters and
white chrysanthemums Miss Betty Jordan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ludwig Jordan of Willard, became the bride of Bernard Schmidt, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Schmidt of Loyal, in a double ring ceremony
performed on November 16 in the Holy Family Catholic Church at
Willard. The couple repeated their vows before the Rev. Fr.
Augustine Svete, O. F. M. A nuptial low mass with William
Jordan, brother of the bride and Michael Plautz serving, followed
the 10 o’clock marriage rites.
The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her
father, was lovely in a floor length traditional gown of white,
which featured nylon lace over white taffeta. The hoop skirt of her
bridal gown was very effective. The same style lace was
repeated in the princess fitted bodice with a v-shaped neck line
and with a Queen Anne collar. The long sleeves terminated in points
below the wrists. The bride’s fingertip veil of sheer
illusion was edged with lace and attached to a tiara crown trimmed
with seed pearls.
The floral arrangement she carried accented her
entire ensemble. White baby chrysanthemums and tiny red roses
on a background of white net, which composed her bouquet, added a
note of contrast to the bridal apparel. She also carried a
white rosary. A gold heat-shaped locket with matching
bracelet, a gift from the groom, and long rhinestone earrings
completed her attire.
Four bridal aides preceded the bride down the
aisle to the strains of a wedding march played by Mrs. Evelyn
Seliskar. Coming from St. Paul, Minn., was Miss Lorrain
Jordan, the bride’s only sister, who was maid of honor.
Other attendants were Miss Phyllis Seliskar of Lake Forest, Ill.,
Miss Marie Andrle of St. Paul, Minn. and Miss Theresa Krapf of
Greenwood - all friends of the bride.
Robert Schmidt of Janesville, brother of the
groom, served as best man. The groomsmen were George Lauer of
Stanley, cousin of the bride and Rudy Jordan of Willard, a brother
of the bride, and Edward Zorman of Willard, a friend of the bride
Before the ceremony the bride carried a bouquet
of white asters to the side altar of the Blessed Virgin. The
groom went to the opposite side altar, where the nativity scene was
Following the ceremony, immediate relatives and
friends assembled at the Silver Dome Supper Club, where dinner was
served to approximately 110. The hall, which was decorated
with blue and white streamers, was also the scene of the
supper. A round wedding cake of three tiers, which was placed
on the bride’s table, was surrounded with white
chrysanthemums and trimmed with white icing and pink and blue
rosettes; on top was a miniature bride and groom. On the
tables were placed vases of white asters and mums.
During the afternoon music was furnished by
The day’s festivities were climaxed with a
dance in the evening when music was then furnished by the Wisconsin
The bride has been employed by the St. Paul Fire
and Marine Insurance Co. at St. Paul. The groom is
After a short honeymoon in the west the newlyweds
plan to live on a farm near Loyal.
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