BioM: Holt, Barbara (1957)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Holt, Henchen, Johnson,
Schlinkert, Zager, Thompson, Holmes
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 16, 1957
Holt, Barbara (Marriage - 11 May
Miss Barbara Holt, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Holt of 1101 Hewett Street Neillsville, became the
bride of Louis A. Henchen of route 3, Neillsville, in a ceremony
performed Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church,
Neillsville. The double ring ceremony was performed by the
pastor, the Rev. Virgil L. Holmes, before 200 guests, relatives and
friends of the bride and groom. The groom is a son of Mrs.
Imogene D. Henchen of route 3, Neillsville.
The church decorations were baskets of
pink and white snapdragons and stocks with daisy and ribbon pew
The bride, who was given in marriage by
her father, wore a gown of white satin and lace, fashioned with a
short train. She wore an appliquéd tulle fingertip
veil and carried a shower bouquet of red roses and stephanotis. The
bride’s gown was made by an aunt, Mrs. Alfred Holt of
The matron of honor was her sister, Mrs.
Gerald A. Johnson. Bridesmaids were Miss Eileen E. Henchen,
sister of the groom, and (missing words) dressed in blue, pink and
yellow; respectively, in gowns identically styled. Each wore a
matching pixie-type headdress.
Herbert Henchen served his cousin as best
man. The groom’s other attendants were Clarence Schlinkert
and Gerald A. Johnson. Ushers were Robert A. Zager and Arthur
Henchen, cousin of the groom.
Organ music was played by Mrs. T. N.
Thompson. Mrs. Virgil L. Holmes sang, "O Promise Me" and
"Because," accompanied by Mrs. Thompson.
A reception for 200 guests was held at
the Masonic Temple. The reception room was decorated in
colors of he wedding party, with bouquets of tulips and
The bride was graduated from the
Neillsville High School with the class of 1948 and has been
employed in Stevens Point. The groom, who attended the Clark
County public schools, Is employed by a Neillsville auto
firm. Their wedding trip included visits to Wisconsin points
of interest. They will reside on route 3, Neillsville.
Guests were present from Abbotsford, Colby, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Viroqua, Rice Lake, Cambria, Wisconsin Rapids, Greenwood, Granton, Loyal, Owen, Fond du Lac, Wausau, Oshkosh, Stevens Point, Antigo, Willard, Franksville, Adams, Sheboygan, Merrillan, Humbird, Baraboo, Black River Falls, hales Corners, Thorp and West Allis, all of Wisconsin; Detroit lakes, Minneapolis, New Brighton, Elk River and Princeton, all of Minn.; and Mendham, N. J.
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