Henry Spellman, son of James, Father of Beryl, brother to William

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Henry Spellman, son of James, Father of Beryl, brother to William - by 97 MANY GUESTS HOME OF HENRY BOKEMEIER SCENE...
by 97 MANY GUESTS HOME OF HENRY BOKEMEIER SCENE OF NUPTIAL EVENT. Lives of Ada Bokemeler and Henry Spellman United — Pontlus-Aue Wedding Last Evening. The fine old country home of Henry Bokemeier, six miles east of " e city, was a scene of gayety yesterday yesterday afternoon. The whole' country country side had been invited there and nftny came from the city also to at- end the wedding of Miss Ada.Boke- neier, the eldest daughter of the Bokemeier family, to Henry Spell- nan. All about the spacious lawn, inder the spreading branches of the ;rees were stretched long tables and ;be verandas of thehouse were made into perfect bowers. The white dresses of the girls and women, and the white coats of the waiters could be seen flitting about the lawn, sounds of merriment arose from the long tables and from the groups of guests scattered about and everything everything conspired to present to the eye a view of rural hospitality and abundance at their best. At S o'clock on the east veranda of the house, flanked by hundreds of cut flowers, ferns and potted plants. Rev. W. Listen, of Davis, read the ceremony which made the lives of the young couple one. The wedding march from Lohengrin was plaved by Mrs. Tavner, of Polo. The bride was dressed in white Japanese silk and carried a bouquet of white roses and maiden hair fern. The attendants attendants were Misses Florence Bokemeier Bokemeier and Tillie Fry, the latter of Freeport, who acted as maids of honor. Masters Joseph Snook and Gerald Mullarky were flower bearers bearers and Miss Helen Becker, of Davis, carried the ring. Immediately after .the marriage ceremony a wadding feast was spread on the lawn, and the following named young ladies and men served the two hundred guests: Misses Lottie and Margaret Miller, of Ridott; Carrie and Katherine Katherine Snook, of Winneshiek ; Irene Markel, of Freeport; Florence Turner, Turner, of Ridott. and Messrs. James Ilgin, of Cedarville; Clayton Markel, of Freeport, and Fred Turner, of Ridott. Mrs. Spellman is the eldest daughter daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bokemeier, a couple well known in this part of the country for their generous hospitality. hospitality. She was born and reared in Ridott township, where she has a host of friends to wish her happiness.. happiness.. The past .five years she has spent in teaching school throughout the vicinity of her home, and previous previous to that time she was a student at the Freeport College of Commerce, and also spent several years at the DeKalb Normal. ' The groom is a native of Davis, where his family is among the most prominent of the vicinity. He received received his early education in the schools of that place, which course he supplemented later with a course at the DeKalb Normal. Upon his return from the training school he entered the school service of the county, where he earned the commendation commendation which falls to the lot of a competent and popular teacher. The last six years he has spentasasales- man for farm machinery and his success in that line has been sufficient sufficient to warrant him in embarking m business by himself. In a short time he will engage in the hardware hardware and implement business at Shannon. Mr. and Mrs. Spellman left last evening for an extended trip throughout the west and upon their return will be at home to their friends after August 1st at Shannon. * * • Married at Parsonage. Last night at 8 o'clock the marriage marriage of Miss Flora Irene Aue and Henry G. Pontius was solemnized St. Joseph's parsonage, Rev. Fr. Kavelage oil)elating. Immediately after the ceremony elaborate wedding dinner was a of to R. M. St. an P. residing a the

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 29 Jun 1905, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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