BioM: Van Kirk, Barbara Ann
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
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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