BioM: Kessler, Mildred #2 (1957)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Kessler, Schwellenbach, Prock,
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 20, 1957
Kessler, Mildred (Marriage - 15 June
Two daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Kessler of Neillsville were married June 15 in a double wedding
performed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church,
Elaine became the bride of James D. Haas,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Haas of Neillsville; and her sister,
Mildred, was married to Ernest L. Schwellenbach of Rt. 3,
Neillsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schwellenbach.
The Rev. Fr. Joseph Eisenmann performed
the double ring ceremony.
For their wedding the sisters selected
gowns of sheer organza over taffeta. The floor length bouffant
skirts were fashioned with court trains and sequin lace
appliqué. The tight fitting bodices with low neckline,
trimmed with sequins, were complete with short sleeves and
gauntlets. Their finger-tip veils of sheer illusion imported tulle
with hand-rolled edges fell from pearl embroidered illusion
Both brides carried cascade bouquets of a
white orchid surrounded by stephanotis.
Miss Audrey M. Feirer was Elaine’s
maid of honor, and attending her as bridesmaids were Mrs. Louis
Kessler and Mrs. William Juneau.
James Hannon of California was best man
for Mr. Haas. Louis Kessler and Charles Meyer were his
groomsmen. Ushers were Kenneth Kessler and Ralph
Both bride and groom are graduates of the
Neillsville High School. The bride also attended a beauty school in
Milwaukee, and has been employed as manager of a beauty shop in
Marshfield. Mr. Haas is a graduate of Stout Institute and is
an industrial arts teacher in Barron Schools.
Upon their return from a western wedding
trip they will reside in Barron.
Mildred’s maid of honor was her
sister, Miss Angeline Kessler. Her bridesmaids were Mrs. Leo
Kessler and Miss Caroline Prock.
Edward Schwellenbach was best man for his
uncle, and Leo Kessler and Delmane Schwellenbach were
groomsmen. Carl Kessler and James Chadwick ushered.
Mrs. Schwellenbach is a graduate of
Neillsville High School and has helped with the work on the home
farm. The groom is a graduate of St. Andrew’s school at
Potosi and is employed in Christie.
Mr. and Mrs. Schwellenbach have left on a
wedding trip to California. On their return they will reside
on Rt. 1, Neillsville.
The Children’s Choir of St.
Mary’s furnished the music for the double
Following the ceremony, a dinner was served at St. Mary’s parish hall, and a reception was held at the Legion Hall. A dance was held at the Silver Dome in the evening.
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