BioM: Van Kirk, Barbara Ann (1956) 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Van Kirk, Sweinhart, Pashley, Hause, Johnson, Laffe, Hartmann, Brager 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 23, 1956 

Van Kirk, Barbara Ann (Marriage - 18 August 1956) 

A large community wedding was that of Barbara Ann Van Kirk of Humbird to Wilmer A. Sweinhart of Pottstown, Pa., solemnized last Saturday, August 18, at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, Humbird.  The event, with reception following in the church parlors, was attended by 250 or more friends and relatives. 

The Rev. H. A. Hartmann officiated.  Miss Janice Brager of Alma Center sang.  The bride, given away by her father, wore a dress of misty nylon tulle, with bodice in princess style and with an apron effect of imported Chantilly lace motifs were scattered about the full skirt.  The dress had short sleeves and matching gauntlets.  The veil was of imported illusion net, held in place with a crown of iridescent sequins and pearls. 

The maid of honor was Jeanette Van Kirk, sister of the bride.  The bridesmaid was Mrs. Arthur Pashley of Pottstown, sister of the groom.  Best man was Arthur Pashley, brother-in-law of the groom.  Ushers were Warren Van Kirk and Calvin Van Kirk, brothers of the bride. 

Hostesses at the reception were members of the Women’s Guild of St. John’s Church. The cake was cut and served by Mrs. Louise Hause. The guest book was cared for by Miss DeAnette Johnson. Decorations for the reception were by Mrs. Warren Van Kirk and Mrs. Henry Laffe. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Van Kirk. 

The newlyweds are honeymooning in Canada and western states.  



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