BioM: Degenhardt, Geraldine A. (1954)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Degenhardt, Kohlnhofer, Bertz, Denk, Trinka, King


----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., WI.) July 15, 1954


Degenhardt, Geraldine (Marriage - 3 July 1954)


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Kohlnhofer have returned from a honeymoon trip to Yellowstone National Park and through the Black Hills of South Dakota. They will live at 829 N. 19th Street, Milwaukee, where the bride is employed a bookkeeper at the Boston Store and the groom is employed by the Electro-Lux Corporation.


St. Anthony’s Catholic Church of Loyal was the scene of the wedding on July 3 at 9 a.m. for Miss Geraldine A. Degenhardt and Joseph B. Kohlnhofer. The Rev. Father Norbert King officiated.


The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Degenhardt, Loyal wore a strapless gown of white French nylon lace over satin, with a jacket featured with sleeves that came to points over the wrists. She carried white roses and Lilies of the Valley.


The bridal attendants wore white strapless gowns of Nylon net over satin with jackets and peter pan collars.


Mrs. Donald Degenhardt, Antigo, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron-of-honor. She carried a heart shaped bouquet of pink and white carnations centered with roses.  Miss Rose Marie Degenhardt, cousin of the bride, and Miss Connie Bertz were bridesmaids. Their flowers were heart shaped bouquets of blue and white roses.


The son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kohlnhofer of Greenwood was attended by his brother, Francis Kohlnhofer of Greenwood, as bestman, and Albert Degenhardt, brother of the bride, and Jack Denk as groomsmen.


Donald Degenhardt, Antigo, brother of the bride, and Victor Kohlnhofer, Minneapolis, brother of the groom, ushered.


The choir of St. Anthony’s Church provided the music for the wedding service and Mrs. E. M. Trinka was organist.  A wedding dinner was served in St. Anthony’s Hall.  Out of town guests were from Kennan, Unity, Antigo, Milwaukee, Marshfield, Greenwood, Menomonie, and Minneapolis.


The bride is a graduate of the Loyal High School and the groom graduated from the Greenwood High School.


For her daughter’s wedding Mrs. Degenhardt wore a pink nylon dress with a corsage of white and pink carnations and the groom’s mother wore a sky-blue crepe dress with a corsage of white and blue carnations.



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