BioM: Kurth, Elsie #2 (1917)


Surnames: Kurth, Grassman, Lautenbach, Scholtz, Riedel

----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 11/09/1917

Kurth, Elsie (3 NOV 1917)

Saturday afternoon, Nov. 3rd, 1917, in the Grant German Lutheran Church, with Rev. J. Reiff, the resident pastor officiating, occurred the marriage of Miss Elsie Kurth to Mr. Alvin Grassman. Precisely on the hour of three o'clock, the bridal party entered teh church, which was well filled with spectators, relatives and friends of the contracting parties, reminding many of the older relatives of a similar occasion just 31 years the day and hour, previous, when relatives and interested friends of the bride's parents, likewise met in this same church to hear the vows spoken and witness the ceremony which made Mr. Richard Kurth and Miss Ottilie Scholtz husband and wife.

Mrs. Otto Lautenbach at the organ played the wedding march as the bridal couple entered the church under the floral arch made by bouquets in the uplifted hands of their attendants, and wended their way to the altar, and the happy pair united in the holy bonds of matrimony.

The bride was charmingly gowned in a dress of white with crepe de chien trimmed with white satin, silver lace, and silver bead embroidery. She wore a tulle veil which was prettily caught up under little clusters of lilies of the valley and she carried a shower bouquet of bridal roses and lilies of the valley. The maid of honor, Miss Marie Riedel of Milwaukee, a cousin of the bride, wore a beautiful dress of hand embroidered cream French Voile trimmed with Venetian lace. Miss Esther Grassman, a sister of the groom, as bridesmaid, wore a dainty dress of Light blue crepe de chien with gold lace trimming. The maids each carried handsome bouquets of white and lavender chrysanthemums. The groom's attendants were his brother, Leo Grassman, and her brother, Hilton Kurth. All gentlemen of the party appeared in the conventional black.

Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party left the church and went by automobile to Neillsville, where the wedding picture was taken, then returning to the home bride's parents and their assembled guests, a wedding reception and bounteous six o'clock dinner followed. The home was beautifully decorated in pink and white set off by green laurel and smilax. The usual wedding festivities were enjoyed until near midnight when another lunch was had and the guests, numbering close to one hundred, dispersed. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kurth and is an accomplished young lady of most pleasing and lady like appearance, who is favorably known and with a host of true friends.

The wedding gifts were costly, useful, beautiful and all in good taste. Among the bride's happy messages received on her wedding day was a telegram from a maternal aunt to New York State.

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grassman of Lynn. A very worthy young man, a practical and well to do farmer associated with his father in the art of agriculture and stock raising. The happy pair will soon take up housekeeping in the new house being made ready and nearing completion on the Fred Grassman farm in the town of Lynn. The wedding day was auspicious and it is the wish of their many friends that their married life may have sunshine dealt out in the same measure, as had their wedding day.

Among the out of town guests at the wedding were Miss Florence Kurth of Jackson, Erwin and Miss Marie Riedel of Milwaukee, Robert Gandt and daughter Bertha, Mrs. Tillock, Mrs. Emma Uthmeier of Marshfield, Mrs. Albert Bentz and daughter Elsie of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Gandt of West Bend, Mrs. Rudolph Andres of Tomah, Miss Mae and Norbert Grassman of Kendall, Ernest Haase of Hustler, Mrs. Geo. Miner and two children from Milo, N.D., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grassman and baby Evelyn of Auburndale.



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