This Afternoon’s Wedding

The Marriage of Wickham Bross and Minnie Altemeir—The Presents

A very pleasant social event occurred at the residence of the bride’s father, Henry Altemeir, corner of Broome and Canal streets, this village, in the marriage of his youngest daughter, Minnie, to Mr. Wickham Bross, a popular young fireman of the Delaware division of the Erie. The wedding took place at 4:30 o’clock, and was witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Jas. A. McWilliams of the Presbyterian church. The bride was handsomely attired in dark brown silk, tailor made, while the groom was dressed in the usual full evening dress. After the wedding, and the usual congratulations, the guests sat down to a bountiful repast prepared for the occasion. The young couple will take train 8 this evening for a wedding tour to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Fernandina, Fla., and will be absent about four weeks.

The wedding was one of the most fashionable in German circles that has occurred in this village, and the young couple were the recipients of many useful and handsome presents, among the many being a handsome bedroom suite from Mr. Jos. Weed, who runs the engine on which Mr. Bross is a fireman, an elegant plush manicure set from Mr. and Mrs. Eli Farnum; chamber set from the bride’s brother, George; cake basket form Mr. and Mrs. Conzelman; crazy quilt, shams and picture from the bride’s mother; lamp, Mrs. H. Kophman; tea set, Noah Bross; castor, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Geisenheimer; linen table cloth, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Smith; silver spoon standard, with spoons, Mrs. Mamie Humphrey; chamber set, John Bross; hanging lamp, from the groom’s brother firemen, Messrs. Sweeney, Westfall, Downs, Kane, and Reagan; card stand, Clara Weigand; chair and rug, groom’s mother; chair, Mr. and Mrs. C. Weigan; Turkish rug, Annie Geisenheimer; castor, Mr. and Mrs. F. Higle; plush album, J. Conroy; pair vases, Amelia Geisenheimer; pair slippers, Mrs. J.M. Dolph; parlor lamp, Chris. Rupp; oil painting, J.F. Cross; towels, Leila Cross; quilt, from bride’s sister; quilt, from Mrs. G. Furth; watch and chain from the groom and bedroom suit from the bride’s brother, A.P. Altemeir.

Mr. Bross is an industrious, intelligent, deserving young man, and we are pleased to note that his friends did not forget him on his wedding day.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, December 23, 1886.

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