Downing—Casterlin.

A YOUNG MINISTER WEDS AN ORANGE YOUNG LADY.

The home of Joseph Casterlin at Orange, Pa., was the scene on Wednesday, Dec. 10, of the wedding of the youngest daughter, Lizzie, and Herman C. Downing of Lehman. At 12 noon the bridal party took its place in the parlor and Rev. H.M. Pease of Centremoreland, the bride’s pastor, spoke the word which made the happy couple one. After congratulations the company had a dinner long to be remembered. After a season of pleasant social enjoyment the bridal couple started for Lehman for a short visit at Mr. Downing’s home.  On the following day they started for their new home at St. Mary’s, W.Va., where Mr. Downing is pastor-elect of the First Baptist Church. Both Mr. and Mrs. Downing are well known and much respected in that section.  He is a graduate of Keystone Academy and of Crozer Theological Seminary and took part in the college course at Bucknell University. He served as pastor of the Baptist churches at Centremoreland and Lehman for quite a length of time and made many friends.  He goes to his new field of labor with many well wishes from Centremoreland.  His wife is well adapted to be a helper to him in his chosen life work.  She has a well trained mind and a pure, consecrated life, and is an accomplished musician.  She will be missed in the church and Sunday school and W.C.T.U. work at her old home.

On account of the recent death of I.O. Drake of Dorranceton, brother-in-law of the bride, the guests were only the near relatives and neighbors.  The following is a partial list of those in attendance: Joseph Casterlin, Mary E. Casterlin, Susie C. Drake, Lizzie Drake, Etna L. Downing, J.M. Casterlin, Julia A. Casterlin, Asa Casterlin, Mary Casterlin, Sadie D. Rosenkrans, J.D. Frantz, Edith Frantz, Walter Frantz, E.B. Longwell, Mrs. Malvina Longwell, Fred Longwell, Rev. H.M. Pease, Mrs. H.M. Pease and George Floyd and Russell Pease.  Many beautiful presents will accompany the young people to their West Virginia home, tokens of love and esteem in which they are held here.  May peace, plenty and power abide in the Baptist parsonage at St. Mary’s.

Source:  Wilkes-Barre Semi-Weekly Record, December 16, 1902.

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Young Minister Weds

Lizzie, youngest daughter of Joseph Casterlin, of Orange, was united in marriage Wednesday evening to Rev. Herman C. Downing.  The ceremony was performed at the bride’s home by Rev. H.M. Pease of Centermoreland.  The following day they started for their new home at St. Mary’s, W. Va., where Mr. Downing is pastor-elect of the First Baptist church. The following is a partial list of those in attendance: Joseph Casterlin, Mary E. Casterlin, Susie C. Drake, Lizzie Drake, Etna L. Downings, J.M. Casterlin, Julia A. Casterlin, Asa Casterlin, Mary Casterlin, Sadie D. Rosenkrans, J.D. Frantz, Edith Frantz, Walter Frantz, E.B. Longwell, H.M. Pease, Mrs. H.M. Pease and George Floyd and Russell Pease.  Many beautiful presents will accompany the young people to their West Viriginia home, tokens of love and esteem in which they are held here. May peace, plenty and power abide in the Baptist parsonage at St. Mary’s.

Source:  Wilkes-Barre Times, December 13, 1902.

Wants Her Maiden Name

Mrs. Rochelle Claims That Her Husband Has Abandoned Her.

Mrs. Ida Belle Rochelle brought action for divorce against H.S. Rochelle yesterday. Mrs. Rochelle states in her petition that she has been a resident of Wichita’ for many years and that she was married , to the defendant October 18, 1887. She alleges that January 1, 1899, her husband abandoned her without any cause or excuse and that he has not been back since. She claims that she has always demeaned . herself properly and acted towards her husband as a faithful wife and that there is no fault on her part. Wherefore, the plaintiff prays that she may be divorced from the defendant and that she be restored to her maiden name. Ida Belle Keith; that she have all other and further relief as the court may deem just.

Source: Wichita Daily Eagle, August 14, 1901.

Matrimonial News from the 1890s

The Randolph, Iowa, Register says: Mr. J.W. Dilts of Randolph and Miss Luella Andruss of Irvington, Kossuth county, were married Tuesday, June 30, at the residence of the bride’s parents. The newly wedded pair arrived in Randolph Wednesday afternoon and in the evening they were tendered a reception by relatives and friends at the residence of Mr. J.H. Wylie. Later they were the recipients of a serenade from the band. Mr. and Mrs. Dilts will soon be at home to their friends on east Randolph street. The Register extends its earnest congratulations. (Algona Upper Des Moines, July 15, 1896)

TYRRELL-WALLING—In this city, June 9, at 1902 Union avenue, by Dr. Charles Edward Locke, Morton H. Tyrrell of Ferndale, Cal., to Lulu Walling of St. Louis, Mo. (San Francisco Chronicle, June 11, 1899)

Lucas—Haines

The marriage of Homer J. Lucas and Miss Mary E. Haines was solemnized last evening at 7:30 o’clock at the parsonage of the Brighton Presbyterian church, Rev. J.A. Liggitt officiating. The groom is a well known and industrious farmer of Springfield township. The bride is the daughter of Norton Haines, of Springfield township, and is an estimable young lady. The happy couple were attended by Mr. Albert Holbein and Miss Rosie Joyce. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas will make their home in Springfield township.

Source: Zanesville Times Record, November 9, 1899.

Happy Marriage In Irvington

John W. Dilts and Luella Andruss are United in Life.

Rev. Landis of the Baptist church performed the ceremony at the Andruss home in Irvington which united Miss Luella Andruss and John W. Dilts in matrimony. Only the near relatives were invited, and immediately after the ceremony they took the train for Randolph, Freemont county, where their future home is to be. The groom owns a large farm and is well-to-do and highly spoken of by all. The bride has grown up in the county and is esteemed by a wide circle of friends. Many wishes for the best in life go with them to their new home.

Source: Algona Upper Des Moines, July 8, 1896.

Matrimonial News from 1893

Clifford Ball, late of Ballston, but now a railway postal clerk, was recently married to Miss Jessie McGrew at Monmouth. (Oregon Statesman, December 22, 1893)

Walter R. Brown, a well known young business man of this city, was married Wednesday to Miss Jessie B. Tyler, at the home of the bride’s parents in Burlington, Vt. After a month spent in visiting Eastern cities, Mr. and Mrs. Brown will be at home for the summer at the Lake Minnetonka residence, “The Trossachs.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 23, 1893)

Untitled (Frank Linderman & Josie Boyle)

Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Sutton received an invitation from Frank M. Linderman, their nephew, formerly of Cheboygan, now of Chicago to attend his marriage to Miss Josie Boyle, of Dayton, Ohio, June 3rd, yesterday. The wedding was to be a quiet one, only the immediate relatives being invited. Frank writes they expected to go to housekeeping in Chicago at once. Mr. Linderman was raised in Cheboygan and his many friends will join with the Tribune in extending congratulations and wishing he and bride all the happiness their fondest hopes may have anticipated.

Soure: Cheboygan Northern Tribune, June 4, 1885.

A Beautiful Home Wedding Wednesday.

Music, Flowers, and Joy.—The Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Cosper Rorick the Scene of a Happy Alliance. Miss Leila, Daughter of the House, and Mr. Albert V. Foster Unite in Marriage.

With youth, health and other material blessings a couple stood at midday Wednesday at the very summit of happiness. The smiling faces of four score persons looked up to them, and the world must indeed have seemed to their view the brightest and most joyous place possible. What better wish could one express than this: That, vouchsafed long life, they may ne’er descend into the valley of discontent and regretfully look back upon the height as mere elusive vision.


The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Cosper Rorick was the scene of a genuine home wedding at the time mentioned, and in spirit and in form it was such an one as could be most desired by all concerned.

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Ruth Loosley Becomes Bride Of M. Ansberry

Wedding Is Held in Berkeley Church in Presence of the Family, Intimate Friends.

In the presence of the immediate family and a few intimate friends assembled in St. Clement’s church, Berkeley, at high noon today, Miss Ruth Loosley became the bride of Mr. Merle Ansberry of Hanford, Calif., Rev. Lindley R. Miller, rector, officiating. A profusion of white flowers adorned the altar.

The couple was unattended, and following the reading of the ritual a reception and wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents, Major and Mrs. Milan A. Loosley, on Alvarado road.

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