BioM: Smith, Arlys (1957)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Smith, Knoop, Sieg, Grap, Mitte, Schewe 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 10, 1957 

Smith, Arlys (Marriage - 5 October 1957) 

St. John’s Lutheran Church at Neillsville was the scene Saturday of the marriage of Miss Arlys Smith and Ervin Knoop, both of Neillsville. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Alfred Schewe before an altar banked with yellow and white pompons. 

The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose for her wedding a gown of French imported rose point lace, fashioned with panels down the front and back that extended into a chapel length train. The bouffant skirt had rows of nylon pleated ruffles.  A tight-fitting bodice was complete with a Sabrina neckline and long, tapered sleeves.  Her finger tip veil of nylon tulle was attached to a crown studded with sequins and seed pearls.  She carried a bridal bouquet of Fuji, ‘mums and ferns. 

Her matron of honor was her sister-in-law, Mrs. Earl Smith of Beloit.  A sister of the groom, Miss Lois Knoop, was bridesmaid.   

Robert Knoop, brother of the groom, acted as bestman.  Marvin Smith, brother of the bride, was groomsman.  Jean Sieg and Jean Knoop were the ushers.  

Music was furnished by JoAnn Grap and Robert Mitte. 

A wedding reception was held at St. John’s school for approximately 160 guests. 

The young folk are son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knoop, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith, Sr., also of Neillsville.  They will reside at 425 Hewett Street Neillsville following a wedding trip to northern Wisconsin.   

Both are graduates of Neillsville High School.  The bride is employed at the Arbutus café in Neillsville and the groom assists at the farm of his father and is also employed by the Clark County Highway Department.  

Out of town relatives attending were from Eau Claire, Beloit, Ft. Atkinson, Augusta, Granton, Marshfield, Loyal, Greenwood, Vesper, Fairchild, Milwaukee, Rockford, Alma Center, Eleva, Lake Mills, Elk Mound, Sheboygan, Black River Falls and Merrill. 



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