A very pretty wedding took place Thursday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, when Luella C. Rorick and Carl J. Guss were united at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Rorick, in Seneca township. It was strictly a family gathering, and between 40 and 50 guests were present. Rev. W.H. Shannon, pastor of the Congregational church at Morenci, officiated. The maid of honor was Miss Mertie McCloe and the bridesmaid was Mrs. Florence Guss. The groom’s best man was Lewis Guss. The wedding march was played by Miss Maude McCloe. The Misses Florence and Mary Bryant, nieces of the bride, were the ribbon bearers.

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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.

A Quiet Wedding

Charles W. Adams of the Diebold Lock and Safe Company, was married Saturday evening in Reno to Miss Marie Kemble of Redding, Cal. The ceremony was performed at the Methodist parsonage by the Rev. Dr. Phelps. The wedding was a very quiet one, only a few friends being present. Dr. Roscoe gave the bride away and Miss Webb was a very pretty bridesmaid.

Mr. and Mrs. Adams leave this morning for Salt Lake on their wedding trip.

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal, September 22, 1902.

To Break The Bonds

Of Wedlock That Unite Her to Her Husband William Hathaway,

Sarah Hathaway Files Her Petition in Court.

Another divorce case has been commenced in the Common Pleas court. This time it is Sarah Hathaway, who asks that the bonds uniting her to William Hathaway may be severed. The plaintiff in her petition states that she was married to Wm. Hathaway on the 16th of March, 1876, she then bearing the name of Sarah Ayers, in Newark, Ohio, and that since that time they have resided in Newark. That the issue of said marriage is Martha Ann Hathaway, aged 11 years, and Edward Ellsworth Hathaway, aged 6 years. The plaintiff further alleges that the said defendant was, on or about the 15th day of November, 1886, guilty of extreme cruelty, without any just cause or provocation.

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Sue VandenBerg Wed

The marriage of Miss Sue Marie VandenBerg of Kalamazoo and Gregory Loren Mauchmar was solemnized last Saturday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Chapel, Kalamazoo. Parent of the bride and Mr. and Mrs. George White of Kalamazoo and Mr. and Mrs. Merle VandenBerg, Forest Hills Ave. SE. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren E. Mauchmar of Richland.

The bride was attired in a satin bound sheer gown with puffed sleeves and an embroidered band enhancing the waistline. A matching bow secured her veil.

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Church Rite For Miss Bataille

TOWNSHIP—The Chatham Methodist Church was the setting Saturday, August 30, for the wedding of Miss Katherine Bataille, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marius Bataille of 2 Country Club drive, and Charles Anthony Pollut, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Pollut of Palisades Park. The Rev. Clark and Fr. Gigante officiated.

Given in marriage by nher father, the bride had as her maid of honor Miss Sally Schwarz. Her bridesmaid was Miss Anita Abdalla.

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Miss Bataille is Bride-Elect

TOWNSHIP—Mr. and Mrs. Marius Bataille of Country Club drive have announced the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Elizabeth, to Charles Anthony Pollut, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pollut of Palisades Park. 

Miss Bataille attended Louisburg College and is now employed at Kemper Insurance Company, Summit.  Mr. Pollut is now attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Source: Madison Eagle, February 15, 1968. 

Miss Murdock Is Wed

Peapack-Gladstone—Miss Kathleen Cecilia Murdock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Roy Murdock of Peapack Rd., was married June 30 in San Francisco to Huckleberry John Rorick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold S. Rorick of Los Angeles.

Miss Elizabeth Campbell of Berkeley, Calif., was the maid of honor, and Stephen Lynch, also of Berkeley, was best man.

Mrs. Rorick was graduated from the University of California and is employed by the Survey Research Center at Berkeley. Mr. Rorick is in his final year as a student of architecture at the University of California.

After a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple will reside in Berkeley.

Source: Bernardsville News, July 29, 1965.