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This is annotated 1938 in the scrapbook...probably from the Muscatine, IA, paper..                     October Bride - picture by Eckerman Photo.  Announcement is made by Mr. & Mrs. William Untiedt of Stockton, IA, of the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Elvera Untiedt, to Mr. Jack Treadwell, son of Mr. Charles Treadwell of Bennett, IA.  Vows will be spoken at an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the parsonage of St. Paul's Lutheran church in Davenport, with the Rev. J.A. Miller officiating.  Dr. & Mrs. C. L. Lekwa of Bennett, IA, friends of the couple, will be the attendants.  Miss Untiedt is a graduate of the Durant High School, & Mr. Treadwell received his education in the schools of Bennett.  The couple will reside in Bennett, where Mr. Treadwell is employed by the Standard Oil Co.

This is annotated 1939...Picture by Berg Studio                                MISS BERNICE V. RIESSEN  Miss Bernice V. Riessen, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Riessen of Stockton, IA, will become the bride of Mr. Arno A. Paustian, son of Mr. & Mrs. A.C. Paustian of Wilton Junction, on Wednesday, Feb 1, in the parsonage of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Davenport.

Newspaper clipping from 1940..................Jack Walters, WMT sports commentator, will give a play by play story of the first Three-I baseball game between Waterloo & Evansville, 9:15 p.m. WMT.  Games for the week include Cedar Rapids at Evansville, Wednesday; and Waterloo at Decatur Friday.

Des Moines Sunday Register - June 8, 1947                                  Jaet Fricke Wins $20 Jacobs Award..Guttenburg, IA -- Janet Fricke has been presented the Jacobs Award at Guttenburg High School.  The $20 is given annually from a fund established by the four sons & three daughters of Mr. & Mrs. George Henry Jacobs, in memory of the parents.  It is given on a basis of "Character, capabilities & achievements to a student who has overcome considerable obstacles to complete high school work.  Mrs. Clementine (Tena) Jacobs Eggerth, Spokane, Washington, graduated from Guttenberg High School 54 years ago & a teach in the schools here 40 years ago, came here to present a lithographed certificate telling of the award, to the school.

Tractor Mishap fatal to Iowan......Algona, IA. --- John Anker, about 65, died Friday night in a hospital here from injuries suffered in a tractor accident Tuesday.  Anker, hired man at the Randall Clark farm northeast of here, was driving a steel-lugged tractor over a new grade to a nearby farm. When he failed to arrive, a search was made, and he was found at the grade's edge, pinned under the tractor which had overturned.  Mr. Anker, unmarried, is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Lawrence Doege, Titonka, and Mrs. Guy Giddings, Burt.

1939...To Be June Bride- - - - MISS MILDRED TANK  - - Announcement is made by Mr & Mrs John Tank of Walcott, IA, of the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Mildred Tank to Mr. Ralph E. Moeller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Moeller, also of Walcott, the nuptials to be an event of Saturday, June 3, at the Tank residence.  There will be a reception that evening at the Walcott coliseum, for friends and relatives.  Miss Tank was graduated from the Walcott schools, and from Brown's Business College in Davenport, IA.  For the past three years she has been employed by the Iowa State Highway commission in the division maintenance engineer's office in Iowa City.  Mr. Moeller attended the Cedar and Scott county schools and Brown's Business College.  He was graduated from the Hemphill Diesel Engineering school in Chicago, IL.  After being service manager for the Wulf Implement Co., in Walcott for two years he has recently taken over the sales and service of automobiles and farm implements at Lisbon, IA, where the couple will reside.

1939..Bride of Today - - - MRS ROLAND BOLL - - Miss Loretta Meyer, daughter of Mr and Mrs Grover Meyer of Maysville, IA, became the bride of Mr. Roland Boll, son of Mrs. Charles Boll of Dixon, IA, at 1:30 p.m. today at St Paul's Lutheran church.  The Rev. J.A. Miller officiated and the attendants were Mr and Mrs Arnold Rock of Dixon, the latter a sister of the bridegroom.  The bride was given in marriage by her father.  The bride was in a white satin gown, made in princess lines with long sleeves and a short train.  Her finger-tip length veil was held with a pearl-studded halo.  She carried a shower bouquet of roses.  Mrs. Rock was in poudre blue net, trimmed in sequins and her flowers were Johanna Hill roses.  Covers will be laid for 12 at a wedding dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the home of the bride's parents.  Later this evening, there will be a reception at Roehik's hall in Maysville to which relatives and friends are invited.  Al Bauman's orchestra will play for the dancing.  The bridal couple will leave on a motor trip to Florida and on their return, they will reside in Maysville.  The bride was graduated from the Davenport High School, later studying at the State University of Iowa.  Mr. Boll received his education in the county schools and at Brown's Business College.  He is associated with the bride's father in the grocery business in Maysville.

1939..IN Engaged - - - DOROTHEA STECKER -- Announcement has been made by Mr and Mrs Frank Stecker, Jr. of Pleasant Prairie of the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Dorothea, to Irvin Brus, son of Mr & Mrs Henry Brus, also of Pleasant Prairie.  The wedding will be an event of May 17 at 8a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Muscatine, IA.

1939..April Bride - - - MISS MARY HENZEN -- Mr. and Mrs Gus Henzen of Dixon, IA, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Mary Henzen to Mr. Jurgen Reese of Davenport.  Wednesday, April 19, has been selected for the wedding which will be performed at 1:30 p.m. in the rectory of the Holy Family church, with the Rev. L.J. Enright officiating.  Miss Anna Siem of Davenport, IA, a cousin of Mr. Reese, will be the maid of honor, and Mr. Joe Henzen of Dixon, brother of the bride elect will be the best man.  A wedding dinner for the members of the immediate families will be held at the bride's parental home, followed later in the evening with a reception for relatives and friends at Maysville, IA.  Miss Henzen attended the South Dakota schools and Mr. Reese those in Scott county.  He is employed by the Tri-City Railway Co.  The couple will reside at 1030 W Locust St., Davenport, IA.

1939..Miss Hora is bride of G. Meinert - - -  The marriage of Miss Marcella Hora, daughter of Mrs. Toni Hora of West Liberty, to Gilbert Meinert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meinert of Durant, was solemnized at 8 a.m. Saturday in St Mary's Church in Iowa City.  The Rev. Herman A. Strub read the single ring ceremony.  The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, J.E. Pechman of Iowa City.  She wore a floor length gown of white pussy-willow satin with a fingertip veil held in place by a tiara of seed pearls.  She carried a colonial shower bouquet of white carnations.  Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sherrer of Iowa City attended the couple.  Mrs. Sherrer wearing a floow length dress of pink taffeta and carrying a colonial bouquet of pink and white roses.  Ushers were M. Milver Hora and Joseph Miltner.  The bride's mother wore a blue crepe dress with a red rose corsage and Mrs. Fred Meinert was in blue with a corsage of Talisman roses.  Following the ceremony a 9 o'clock wedding breakfast was served at Reich's pine room for members of the immediate families, after which the couple left on a short wedding trip.  Mrs. Meinert attended school at Conesville and Mr. Meinert is a graduate of Durant high school and attended Coe College at Cedar Rapids.  The couple will reside in Durant.

1939...Broders and Paulsen marriage solemnized; to live near Bennett.  Stockton--Miss Vesta Broders, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Broders of Durant, formerly of Stockton; became the bride of Wilbert Paulsen, son of Mr. & Mrs. William Paulsen of Walcott, IA, in a simple afternoon service Saturday.  The ceremony took place at o'clock in the Seamans Studio, Davenport, with the Rev. J.A. Miller officiating.  Miss Virginia Broders, sister of the bride, and Eldon Paulsen, brother of the groom, were the attendants.  The bride wore a frock of rose brocaded taffeta and carried a bouquet of pink roses.  The bridesmaid was dressed in blue taffeta and carried a bouquet of Halisman roses.  A wedding supper was served at the Broders residence.  Covers were set for 20 members of the immediate family and intimate friends at a table decorated with garden flowers and a wedding cake.  The bridal couple left on a short wedding trip.  The bride attended Muscatine county schools and Mr. Paulsen attended in Scott county.  The couple will reside on a farm west of Bennett.  On Friday, Sept. 15, a reception for friends and rela-  (that is all of the article in the scrapbook)

1940...Miss Ruth Kahler, Freeman L. McHone Wedding Revealed.  Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Ruth Kahler, youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Herman Kahler of Stockton, to Freeman L. McHone, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. J.B. McHone of Centerville, Kas.  The wedding was an event of June 29, in the parsonage of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Kahoka, MO., with the Rev. G. O. Martensen, pastor, officiating.  Mr. & Mrs. Verdell Richardson of Davenport, and Mr. & Mrs. Lee Holderman of Parker, Kas., attended the couple.  The bride was graduated from the Durant High School and attended Iowa State Teachers' College in Cedar Falls.  For the past two years, she has been teaching in Acott county schools.  Mr. McHone attended schools in Centerville, Kas.  He is engaged in farming.

1940...Treimer-Meyer Wedding on May 3 - -  Announcement is made by Mr. & Mrs. Henry Treimer of Dixon, of the marriage of their daughter, Miss Arlene Treimer, to Vern A. Meyer, son of Mr. & Mrs. William Meyer of Walcott, which took place May 3 in Kahoka, MO.  The bride was graduated from the Davenport High School and she has operated a beauty shop in Durant for four years.  Mr. Meyer is employed at Horn Bros., Durant.  The couple will reside in Durant.  The bridal couple were honored at a dance in the Walcott Coliseum Saturday night when Al Schneckloth's orchestra played.

1940 Bride -- JEAN SARNEY, Secret is Out.  Iowa Singer, Actor Wed. - - Hollywood, CAl. (U.P.)-- Jean Sarney, former singer in Horace Heidt's orchestra, and Jimmy Butler, young movie actor, disclosed Saturday that they were married last February 15.  They had intended, for professional reasons, to keep the marriage a secret.  But they received a package at Columbia Studio addressed, "Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Butler," and had to let the secret out.  Jean Fahrney, of Cedar Rapids, IA, changed her name to Sarney when she began singing professionally with Heidt. 

1941 Weds in West -- MRS. CHARLES FLORANG -- As a surprise to friends and relatives comes the announcement of the marriage of Miss Florence Cathrine Soenke, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Carl H. Soenke, Stockton, IA, to Charles Joseph Florang of Glendale, Calif., son of Mrs. J.D. Myers of 1116 East 15th Street, Davenport.  Vows were spoken at a single ring ceremony in Las Vegas, Nev., the Rev. Bryan Bunker officiating.  Mrs. Florang attended the Davenport high school and is a graduate of the Iowa State Teachers' college at Cedar Falls.  For the past few years she has taught in Iowa schools.  Mr. Florang attended the schools of Davenport and is now employed at the Lockheed Aircraft Corp, at Burbank, Calif.  The new home will be in the Orange Grove apartments in Glendale, Calif. 

Following articles are from either the Davenport paper or the Muscatine paper dated between 1940 to 1942...no dates on articles or pages of scrapbook....just the heading for the scrapbook.
Clarence Meinert, Walcott, injured in auto accident....Three persons, one a Walcott farmer, were injured in two week end accidents in Scott  County.  The condition of Clarence Meinert, RR #2, Walcott, who ran into a six-foot ditch half a mile north of Pleasant Prairie, at 3:30 a.m. Monday, was described as "fair" at Mercy Hospital.  Police said Meinert's car ran into the ditch near the interurban tracks.  He was brought to Mercy Hospital by Frances Stetcher, RR #3, Muscatine.
Woman Dies When Daughter is Born - - - Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Runge chapel for Mrs. Marjorie Louise Suhr, 23, of near Walcott, who died Wednesday morning at the Mercy hospital a few hours after giving birth to a baby daughter.  The child survived and is reported to be doing well.  Interment will be in the Maysville cemetery.  Mrs. Suhr was born Jan. 11, 1916, in Scott County, Allen's Grove township.  She attended rural schools and was graduated in 1933 from the Durant high school.  Nov. 2, 1935 she married William C. Suhr, and they engaged in farming east of Plainview, where they have resided since.  Survivivng Mrs. Suhr are her husband; one son, Darwin Eugene; the daughter born Wednesday; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Emil Schnack, near Stockton; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Fink, Durant; Conetta and Patricia, near Stockton; four brothers, Eldon, Stockton; Marvin, Durant; Cecil and Allen, near Stockton; and grandmother Mrs. Anna Schneidereit, Ocean Park, California.
To take part in Festival Event - - - Miss Shirley Jean Henke, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Henke, 1024 Orchard avenue, is leaving Saturday for Enid, Okla., where she will take part in the Enid music festival.  Miss Henke is shown in the picture here at her Deagon Imperial marimba.  At Enid she will be a part of the 120 piece marimba orchestra directed by C.O. Musser of Chicago.  She will also sing in the chorus as the festival.  Shirley Jean is a student at the junior school.  She plays the clarinet in the junior high school orchestra and the clarinet and bells in the Methodist orchestra and is the accompanist for the junior high glee clubs.  She is a music pupil of Ruth Springborn Zeidler.  Charlotta Wrange of Davenport, also a pupil of Mrs. Zeidler will take part in the festival.  Miss Henke will be accompanied to Enid by her parents and Mrs. Roche.
Group Lends Helping Hand to Fritz Belter - - - Members of the Fulton townshp Farm Bureau and other neighbors turned out in force Friday to lend a helping hand to Fritz Belter, Stockton farmer, and aid him in completing his corn husking.  Mr. Belter, who is disabled by a broken collarbone suffered in a recent fall, today expressed his appreciation to members of the Farm Bureau, who organized the move, and to all who donated their services.  The above picture shows most of the men who aided in husking some 600 bushels of corn.  Those who contributed their services were Charles Guerink, Harry Brockman, Vic Frisch, Ernest Otto, Charles Illian, Melvin Riessen, Ferdinand Hanson, Sid Sanden, Harry Thoeming, Harvey Paulsen, Alfred Buckwoldt, George Albee, Emil Parm ann, Rudy Riemers, Hank Belter, Elmer Ihms, Emil Johanssen, Ed Laverns, Ralph Broders and Edwin Schroeder.  Women who prepared the meal for workers were Mrs. Walter Schlapkohl, Miss Alma Schlapkohl, Mrs. Vera Theissen, Mrs. Ernest Otto, Mrs. Doris Belter and Mrs Fritz Belter. 
Hello Folks - - - Pictured above is Shelvie Jean Schnoor, three year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Schnoor of Stockton rural route. 
To Play at Lark - - -  Don Roth, popular band leader, and his electric orchestra will play for a dance at The Lark, five miles north of Davenport on the Brady Street Road, tomorrow evening, it was announced by the management today.  A new feature at The Lark is a new $1,800 Hammond electric organ to be installed this week.  Miss May Bakken will entertain regularly with currently popular tunes and old favorites. 
Stockton Young Woman Loses Eye In Auto Mishap - - - Tipton..Miss Bernita Schnack, 22, of Stockton, was painfully injured in an automobile accident on the county line road between Cedar and Scott counties, about one mile north of Durant shortly before 8p.m. Saturday.  Miss Schnack was riding in a car owned and operated by Carl McFarland, 23, of Wilton Junction.  McFarland was not acquainted with the road and failed to make a turn.  A portion of the windshield wiper mechanism struck Miss Schnack in the right eye, puncturing the eye ball.  She was taken to the office of Dr. J.E. Christensen in Durant and then to a Davenport hospital where the eye was removed.
Walcott Girl Practices Home Economics - - - Jeanette Meyer, daughter of Mr & Mrs Herb Meyer, Walcott, was getting ready to set the table in connection with her home economic duties at Birch Hall, where she lives at Iowa State college, when the cameraman found her.
Andy's Successor - - - A native of Spencer, Richard B. (Dick) Hall, 1938 Iowa State college graduate, will succeed Andy Woolfries as production manager of the school's radio station WOI, beginning July 1.  He is widely-known to WOI listeners from his two and a half years student announcing while an undergraduate on the campus.  Woolfires resigned to enter the commercial radio field with the Iowa Broadcasting System (Iowa Daily Press photo)
Honor Students of Durant High School - - -  (Burch Studio Photos)  GERALDINE DITTMER ... ROBERT KREBS....Durant, IA--(Special) Geraldine Dittmer and Robert Krebs are the two top ranking students of the Durant High school senior class.  Miss Dittmer is valedictorian with an average of 92.5 per cent for four years and young Krebs is the salutatorian, averaging 90.5 per cent.  They will deliver the commencement addresses at the class exercises May 17 in the school's new auditorium.
Interested in Centennial - - - Tipton...The Dice Brothers, Leonard, Clarence and Harry of Tipton and Forrest of Wilton, have more than a passing interest in Tipton's centennial.  The brothers are descendants of Henry Fulwider, who, with his brother, John, settled in Cedar county, several miles southeast of Tipton, in 1839 when most of the county was unbroken prairie and Tipton existed only in the minds of a few "visionaries."  Nearly 150 of the descendants of the Fulwider brothers met on the banks of Sugar Creek, at the site of thier first cabins, southeast of Tipton, for their own centennial on June 4.  The four brothers have entered into the spirit of the Tipton centennial with enthusiasm.  All four are planning to participate in the centennial special which will leave Tipton at 6 o'clock Sunday morning for Chicago, returning late that same evening after they have attended a doubleheader baseball game together with some 200 other centennial enthusiasts.
Lending Assistance To Neighbor - - - Neighbors and friends went to the aid of Ed Grimm, farmer in New Era community, Tuesday, putting up his alfalfa crop of 20 loads.  Wives of the workers, lending their co-operation, prepared and served a dinner to the workers at noon.  Illness of his wife, who has been a hospital patient for the past three weeks, delayed Mr. Grimm's work on the farm.  Assisting with the crop were the group pictured above, Clarence Mockmore, Frank Batchelor, Herbert Sheetz, Henry Rahlf, Walter Sell, P. Richman, Verle Sywassink, Walter, Gerald, Dan and Ed Grimm.
Barn On Schuester Farm Burns During Electrical Storm -- A large barn on the Alvin Schuester farm, two miles southwest of Stockton, burned to the ground Monday afternoon after being struck by lightning during an electrical storm.  Mr. Schuester's entire stock of hay, 30 tons, was burned and in addition the barn contained 1100  bushels of grain, a tandem disc and a corn planter.  Nothing was saved as the barn was a mass of flames almost immediately after the lightening struck.  The bolt hit the barn on the southwest corner, according to witnesses, but traveled down te ridge pole to the north end where the fire actually started.  Mr. Schuester stated that the barn was covered by insurance.  The Durant fire department was called and stood by to prevent the flames from spreading.  Nothing could be done to save the barn.  It was estimated that more than 500 persons visited the fire during the afternoon.
Accepts Position -- Miss Vivian Arp, daughter of Mrs. & Mrs. Leonard Arp, Stockton, is now employed by the New York Life Insurance company, Davenport.  Miss Arp, a graduate of the Davenport High school, received her business training at the American Institute of Commerce, Davenport.
Mrs. Mary M. Beck, of Durant, Died Friday - - - Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Durant chapel for Mrs. Mary M. Beck, 75, who died Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the farm home of a daughter, Mrs. R.H. Strunk.  Rev. C.O. Carlson officiated at the rites.  Burial was made in Durant cemetery.  Bearers were Edward Bockwoldt, Charles Bockwoldt, Irving Strunk, Allen Miller, Archie Brown, and Leonard Stormer.  Mrs. Beck was born in Montpelier township, Muscatine county, on July 7, 1866.  On Feb 2, 1881, she was married to John Beck.  He preceded in death 27 years ago.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Henry Lamp, Durant, Mrs. Albert Haring, Clinton, and Mrs. Strunk, with whom she resided; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Given Transfer - - - (Dec. 1941)  Arthur Raub, pictured above, son of Mr. & Mrs. C.A. Raub of Sweetland township, was graduated Monday from the Great Lakes Naval Training station and was transferred immediately to the west coast.
Killed In Action ... Francis Taylor - - Notification of the death of Francis Taylor, formerly of Davenport, while serving with the navy during the initial attack upon Pearl Harbor by the Japanese two weeks ago, has been received by his sister, Mr.s Vincent Priebe, of Bettendorf.  Francis was 26 years old, and enlisted here two years ago.  His body has not been recovered, the navy department wire to his parents, Mr & Mrs Joe Taylor, at Central City, Iowa, stated.
Alive -- (Dec. 20, 1941)  FRANCIS TAYLOR...Another former Davenporter, Francis Taylor, reported killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, is alive and is now somewhere with the Pacific fleet, according to word received by his sister, Mrs. Vincent Priebe, 1852 Central Avenue, Bettendorf, today.  Taylor, who is a son of Mr. & Mrs. Joe Taylor, of Central City, Ia., was a resident of Davenport for two years and was employed at the New York store in Moline before he enlisted in the navy two years ago.  On Dec. 20 word was received that he had been killed but yesterday a message was received that this was an error and that he is alive and well and with the fleet.

(1939)  Pleasant Prairie Couple Marries Thursday, June 1 - - - -  Pleasant Prairie, Iowa -- A pretty candle light ceremony was performed at the Pleasant Prairie Presbytarian church at 8p.m. last Thursday when Norma Egel, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Roy Egel, became the bride of Gerald Grimm, son of Mr. & Mrs. Dan Grimm, all of Pleasant Prairie.  The Rev. B.F. Pickering of the Pleasant Prairie church, performed the single ring ceremony.  The altar was banked with baskets of cut flowers and decorated with lighted tapers in branched candlebra.  A program of nuptial music was given by Evelyn Schroeder, cousin of the bride, preceding the ceremony and during the speaking of the vows.  During the ceremony Mrs. Walter Grimm sand "Because," and "I Love You Truly".  Attendants were Nadine Bernick of Davenport who served as maid of honor, Arline Grimm, sister of the bridegroom, and Grace Petersen, both of Pleasant Prairie, as bridesmaids.  Little Janice Egel, sister of the bride, served as the flower girl.  Duane Egel, brother of the bride, served as best man.  Ushers were James Wathan of Cedar Rapids and Harvey Schroeder of Davenport, cousin of the bride.  The bride entered the church on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage.  She was attired in a full skirt of white silk net over taffeta with a form-fitting lace bodice with a square neckline and short puffed sleeves.  She wore a double veil of waist and fingertip lengths, the veil being held in place by a halo of orange blossoms.  She wore elbow-length white gloves and a strand of pearls.  Her bouquet was of calla lillies and white tulle. 

The maid of honor was attired in blue chiffon with a full skirt and high neckline.  A short tuffed jacket of the same material completed the dress.  The bridesmaids wore identical blue net dresses with full skirts and sweetheart necklines, figured net bodices and short puffed sleeves. Each of the three wore short blue net veils held in place by a halo of blue flowers. The maid of honor and the bridesmaids carried colonial bouquets consisting of tailsman roses and sweetpeas.  Each of the bridesmaids wore small gold crosses, gifts of the bride.  Janice Egel's dress was of yellow organdy, with a full skirt with tiny bows and lace on the sleeves.  She also wore bows of the same color in her hair and carried a basket of rose petals which she scattered.  The bride's mother wore black chiffon with white accessories, and the groom's mother was attired in blue lace.  Both wore corsages of roses and sweetpeas.

A reception for 100 relatives and friends followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents.  Serving were six friends of the bride attired in yellow organdy aprons, gifts of the bride.  Those serving were Mrs. Betty Sloan, Mrs. Dorothy Cawlezell, Frances Jenkins, Imogene Hoffbaurer, Marguerita Shellabarger and Leota Kautz.  Guests were present from Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Davenport, Muscatine and Blue Grass.  The couple will reside on a farm near Wild Cat Den State Park.  The bride was graduated from Davenport High School and has been active in 4-H work in the Foulton Royal Workers club for the past eight years.  Mr. Grimm received his education in the Muscatine county schools.


(1939)  Miss Evelyn Behrens to be Bride Of Robert Seddig at May Nuptials

Announcement is made today by Dr. and Mrs. George W. Behrens of Eldridge, Ia., of the engagement and approaching marriage of their only daughter, Miss Evelyn Behrens, and Mr. Robert E. Seddig of East Chicago, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. E.C. Seddig of 2316 East street, Davenport  Saturday, May 13, has been selected for the nuptials which will take place at the First Presbytarian church in Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Tlusty of Minneapolis, brother-in-law and sister of Mr. Seddig to be the attendants.  Miss Behrens was graduated from the Davenport high school and attended Ward-Belmont college in Nashville, Tenn.  Mr. Seddig was also graduated from the local high school, and is an alumnus of the engineering college of the State University of Iowa at Iowa City.  He is employed by the Graver Tank and Manufacturing Co., in East Chicago, Ind.  The bridal couple will reside in Chicago.


November Bride -- Mrs. Henry Bohnsack

The marriage of Miss Geraldine Sambdman, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Sambdman of Walcott, Ia., to Mr. Henry Bohnsack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bohnsack of Stockton, Ia., was an event of 3 p.m. today in the parsonage of St. Paul's Lutheran church in Davenport.  The Rev. J.A. Miller officiated, and the attendants were Miss Arline Bohnsack of Davenport, sister of the bridegroom, and Mr. John Jurgens of Davenport.  The bride was in a floor length gown of blue taffeta with velvet trim.  She wore flowers in her hair and carried a bouquet of sweetheart roses and sweetpeas.  The maid of honor was gowned in old rose taffeta, and her flowers were a wrist bouquet of sweetheart roses and sweetpeas.  Following the wedding dinner for the families at the Harry Bohnsack residence, a reception and dance will be held at Knoop's hall.  Al Baumann's orchestra will provide the music for the dancing.  Friends and relatives are invited.  The bride attended the Scott county schools and her husband received his education in the ...(end of article).


June 10, 1939....Wedding of Miss Roma Jurgens and Willis Parrish to be Sunday Event - - -

A mass of colorful summer flowers will form an attractive setting for the marriage of Miss Roma Jurgens, daughter of Mr & Mrs Tom Jurgens of Eldridge, to Mr. Willis Parrish, also of Eldridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Parrish of Clarksville, O., nuptial vows to be spoken Sunday at 2 p.m. in teh Berg studio in Davenport.  The Rev. Fred J. Rolf, pastor of the Evangelical Church of Peace in Rock Island, will perform the double ring ceremony.  The bride's attendants will be her twin sister, Miss Rhoda Jurgens, and Mrs. R.H. Pollock, and the bridegroom's attendants will be his only brother, Mr. George Parrish of Clarksville, and Mr. R. H. Pollock of Eldridge.  The bride will wear a floor length tailored gown of white sheer, over satin, trimmed with tiny pearl buttons and fashioned with long full flowing sleeves. Her finger tip length veil of illusion will be held by a halo of seed-pearls, and she will wear a single strand of pearls, a gift of the bridegroom.  Her flowers will be white roses, in shower arrangement.  Miss Jurges will be gowned in a floor length model of blue lace and net over satin with a Queen Anne collar, held at the neckline with two pearl clips, a gift of the bride.  Her bouquet will be of tea roses and blue delphinium.  Mrs. Pollock's dress will be a floor length gown of peach marquisette over satin with a pearl brooch at the neckline, also a gift of the bride.  Tea roses and blue delphinium will form her bouquet.  Mrs. Jurgens, the bride's mother will wear a dress of old rose lace over satin with white accessories and her flowers will be a corsage of rosebuds and sweetpeas. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner will be served at the bride's parental home for 25 members of the families.  The bridal table will be centered wit a three tier wedding cake, topped with a miniature bridal couple.  Appointments will be carried out in peach and blue.  Large bouquets of garden flowers will decorate the rooms.  Assisting in serving will be Mrs. Arnold Paulsen of Waterloo, Miss Louise Kolin of Dow City, Miss Philomena Rabe and Mrs. Joe Rabe, all cousins of the bride.  Their dresses will be peach and blue.  Mrs. Arno Lineberg and Mrs. Anthony Ruefer will be assisting hostesses.  A reception for relatives and friends will be held Monday evening, June 12, in Jurgens' hall with Moeller's Accordion orchestra playing for the occasion.  Later the bridal couple will leave on a short wedding trip to visit the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Parrish of Clarksville.  For traveling the bride has chosen a Bemburg sheer frock with accessories in white.  The bride was graduated from the McCausland school and DeWitt high school. Mr. Parrish was graduated from the PRinceton high school and attended the Barber college.  He is employed in the Style barber parlor in Davenport.  The couple will make their home in Eldrige.


To Wed. Dec. 6  (1939)  Miss Luetta Grill - - - The engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Luetta Grill, daughter of Mr & Mrs Herman Grill of Dixon, Ia., to Mr. Lester Arp, son of Rudolph Arp of Route No 4,  Davenport, is announced, vows to be spoken at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Eckerman studio in Davenport.  The Rev. J. A. Miller will perform the ceremony, and the attendants will be Miss Eleanor Grill, sister of the bride-elect, and Mr. Karl Arp, brother of the bridegroom-to-be.  A wedding dinner will be served for the families at the Grill residence, after which there will be a reception at the Walcott Coliseum.  Stanley Mueller's orchestra will play for the dancing.  Both young people attended the Scott county schools.  Mr. Arp is engaged in farming.


(1940) To Wed Jan. 10 - - - Mrs. Lizzie Meyer of Walcott, Ia., announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her eldest daughter, Lenora M. (picture above), to Alvin L. Arp, son of Rudolph Arp of Davenport, R.R. No. 4.  The wedding will be a ceremony at 1:30 pm Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Seeman studio, with the Rev. L.G. Krebs, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiating.  Miss Blondina Reese of Stockton, Ia., and Miss Dorothy Voss of Bennet, Ia., will be the bride's attendants.  Elmer Meyer of Walcott, Ia., and Lester Schneckloth of Bennett will complete the wedding party.  A wedding dinner will be served at 5 p.m. at the Meyer residence for the immediate familities.  There will be a reception and dance at the Walcott Coliseum.  Stan Moeller's orchestra will furnish the music.  Miss Meyer attended Scott county schools and Durant high school.  Mr. Arp was educated in Scott county schools and at Brown's business college.  They will reside on a farm near Walcott.


(1939) Announces Troth -  Miss Irene Suhr - - - Mr and Mrs Gus Suhr of 1541 West Lombard street, Davenport, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Irene Suhr, to Robert Schmidt, son of Mr and Mrs Charles Schmidt of 3114 West Locust street.  The vows will be spoken at a late fall ceremony.  Both Miss Suhr and Mr Schmidt attended the Davenport schools. Mr. Schmidt is employed at the Western Flour mills.


(1940) June Bride - -  Miss Helen Richter - - -  Annoucement is made by Mr and Mrs William Richter of Montpelier, Ia., of the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Miss Helen Marie Richter, and Raymond Edward Stecher, son of Mr and Mrs Albert Stecher of Pleasant Prairie, Ia.  Wednesday, June 19, has been selected for the nuptials, which will take place at St. Mary's church in Muscatine, Ia., the Rev. N.A. Peiffer to officiate.  the bride-to-be was graduated from the Buffalo high school, and Mr Stecher received his education in the schools Pleasnt Prairie.  The couple will reside near Pleasant Prairie, where the bridegroom-to-be is engaged in farming.


(1940) Marti, Kuhl Marriage Vows Spoken Saturday - - -  Long Grove, Iowa - - - The marriage of Miss Sarah Ellen Marti of Long Grove, daughter of Mr and Mrs Howard B. Marti Long Grove, to Dr. B. A. Kuhl, Jr., son of Dr and Mrs A. B. Kuhl of Davenport, was a quiet event at 8 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of the residence of the Most Rev. Henry Rohlman, bishop of Davenport, with the Rev. T.V. Lawlor, a cousin of the bride, officiating.  The attendants were Miss Mary Claire Peeters of Eldridge, a cousin of the bride, and Martin F. McCarthy, jr.  The bride wore a gown of white silk embossed marquisette over satin, made in princess lines with a short train.  Her finger-tip length veil was held with a pearl studded tira, and she carried white orchids and lillies of the valley.  The maid of honor was in aqua blue crepe with white embroidered collar and cuffs, and a halo of sweethear roses in her hair. She carried Briarcliff roses.  Following a breakfast at the Dining Club, the bridal couple left on an automobile trip and will be at home after June 15 at the Kuhl residence in Davenport.  The bride was graduated from the Davenport high school and the nurses' training school of Mercy hospital.  She is supervisor and laboratory technician at the Scott County Health Center.  Dr. Kuhl is an alumnus of St Ambrose academy and college and of the Univeristy of Iowa.  He is a former Davenport physician.

June 8, 1947 - Des Moines Sunday Register. 

Window Jammed; Sleeps at Tavern.  Cedar Rapids, IA.  Finding a window open in a tavern here early Saturday, two policemen crept cautiously inside.  They found a woman asleep at the bar.  Awakened, the woman said she was Ardis Davis, that she worked in the place, and couldn't get the window shut when she was preparing to close.  "But I knew you fellows would be around to check so I decided to wait for you," she said.  Patrolmen Vaude Fellwock and Felix Barta closed the jammed window.

C.E. Doxey Leaves Estate of $49,000.  Waterloo, IA.  In a will filed for probate here Saturday, Clifton E. Doxey, 77, left an estate of $49,000 to relatives and friends.  Special bequests included $5,000 each to the Masonic lodge here and the Shrine Crippled Children's hospital, Minneapolis, MN.  Mr. Doxey, unmarried, had been an Illinois Central railroad engineer for 45 years before he retired.  He died here last Tuesday.

Five of six S.U.I. fraternity brothers who made a reunion pact 30 years ago will hold their second meeting here today.  Iowa grads will come from Washington D.C., Wisconsin and various parts of Iowa for the reunion.  In 1917, Representative Tom Martin (Rep., Ia.) and five other members of the Alpha Tau Omega chapter agreed to meet at commencement time in 20 years.  They held their reunion in 1937 at which time it was agreed to meet again in ten years.  Other members of the party are Maj. Gen. Ray C. Fountain, commander of the 34th division, Iowa national guard; Ray Clearman, Des Moines; Russel W. Lemley, Cedar Rapids; Glenn Hill, Beloit, Wis., and Hal Barry, Cedar Rapids.  General Fountain is in Washington D.C. and won't be able to attend the luncheon.

1941 - Muscatine or Davenport, Iowa paper.

The marriage of Miss Margaret Tobias, daughter of Mrs. Blanche Matthiessen of 212 Green Street, and Floyd Terrill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Terrill of 105 West Fulliam avenue, was performed at Kahoka, MO, on Saturday, July 26.  The Rev J.M. Monroe of the First Methodist church at Kahoka officiated at the ceremony.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Terrill, mother and father of the bridegroom were the attendants.  Mrs. Terrill wore a white sharkskin dress with white accessories, and a corsage of yellow roses.  Mr. and Mrs. Terrill will reside at 513 Schiller street.

1943 Iowa Newspaper (could be Des Moines Register or Davenport paper)

Corpl. Harry Huesmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Huesmann, Stockton, has recently arrived in North Africa, according to word received by his parents and friends in Davenport.  He has been in the service for two years and was formerly engaged in farming.  He has been stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., and camp Hood, Tex.

Brothers arrive in Australia; two others in service.  Two brothers, Pvt. Francis and Pvt. Wilbur Eggert, have arrived safely in Australia, according to word received by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Eggert of Durant.  They left the United States in October.  Both men are in the paratroops, Pvt. Wilbur Eggert being the first qualified parachutist from Cedar county.  He entered service Oct. 26, 1941, and Pvt. Francis Eggert on Jan. 5, 1942.  Mr. and Mrs. Eggert have two more sons in the service, Pvt. Earl who is stationed overseas, and Corp. William at Fort Meade, S.D.

Joins Marines.  Robert McClean, pictured here, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McClean, Wilton, recently enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and is now stationed at San Diego, Calif.

Home on Furlough - PFC. Naomi G. Nicewanner is spending a 14-day furlough at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Nicewanner at Durant.  PFC. Nicewanner was stationed at Camp Joseph Robingson, Ark., where she was employed in the provost marshall's office in secretarial work.  At the close of her furlough she will report to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., for overseas duty.

Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Wriedt, 928 West Fifteenth street, heard recently that their son, Corpl. Erwin Wriedt, is in the vicinity of the Solomon Islands, and has been there for four months.  He is with the reconnaissance troops.  Before entering the service on Jan. 29, 1942, he was a bus operator for the Tri-City Lines. 

Pvt. Laverne W. Harmsen has landed safely in Africa, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Harmsen, Durant.  He formerly worked at the Rock Island Arsenal.  Pvt. Harmsen was inducted into the army June 22, 1942, going first to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and then to Camp Croft, S.C., for his preliminary training. 

April 1944 Iowa Newspaper either Des Moines Register or Davenport paper.

Back to Camp -- Pvt. Wayne R. Thoeming son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thoeming of Stockton, has returned to Berkeley Field, Ala., after a 12 day furlough with relatives and friends here.  His address is 44th A.D.G. Repair Squadron, Berkeley Field, Ala.  Thoeming has graduated from three propellor schools, and is now classed as a propellor specialist in the U.S. army air corps.

Raub Brothers Serving -- Arthur Raub and George W. Raub, sons of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Raub, route 3, are in the U.S. armed forces.  Arthur, petty officer, electricians mate, third class U.S. navy, is serving on an oil tanker in the Pacific and George is a private at the marine corps base at San Diego, Calif.  The latter's address is Platoon 131, R.D., M.C.B., San Diego, Calif.

Back on Duty -- Pvt. Rosie P. Rife has returned to Camp Upton, N.Y., to resume her duties after spending a 10-day furlough with friends and relatives.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rife of Moscow.  Pvt. Rife received her basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and her present address is:  Pvt. Rose P. Rife, Army postal section, Camp Upton, N.Y.