Herkimer and Montgomery Counties, N.Y.

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new1/8/16   From the Utica Morning Herald, October 25, 1889, page 8

Little Falls, Oct. 24 - The marriage of Miss Addie Voorhees to W. D. Klock occurred at the home of the bride's paresnts on Church street last evening. Miss Maud Voorhees, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and William Windecker of Amsterdam best man.

new1/8/16   From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, August 27, 1903, page 5

Little Falls, Aug. 27. Keller-Broat

Miss Grace Edith Broat and Albert Monroe Keller were married Tuesday night at the home of the bride's uncle, William Timmerman in Small's Bush. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. J. Van Deusen. The bridesmaids were Miss Hattie Keller and Miss Edna Ransom. Miss Bessie Broat acted as maid of honor and Charles B. Keller was best man. The users were William I. Timmerman and John R. Broat.


Herkimer, Aug. 27.- Announcement is made of the marriage of George Pierce of this village and Miss Lillian Taylor of Little Falls, which took place at Utica Aug. 15th. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Thomas Shaw. The witnesses were Frederick Shaw and his sister, Miss Belle Shaw, children of the Rev. Mr. Shaw. Mr. Pierce is a well known young man of this village. During the Spanish-American war he served in the heavy artillery in coast defense duty. Mrs. Pierce is a well known young lady of Little Falls. They are residing with Mr. Pierce's mother, Mrs. ___(?) Pierce of Lake City.

Invitations are out announcing the marriage of Miss L. Cylvina Western, daughter of Benjamin Western of Gray, to John Cole at the Western home, Wednesday, Sept. 2. Miss Western is a well known school teacher. Mr. Cole is well known in the vicinity where he lives.

new1/8/16   From the Utica Weekly Herald, January 9, 1866, page 5

In Mohawk, December 31st, by Rev. L. Bolton, Mr. J. HENRY LAMPHEAR and Miss HELEN L. HEATH, all of Mohawk.

In Mohawk, January 1st, by the same, Mr. JOHN S. MARTIN, of Michigan, and Mrs. ELIZABETH E. RUNYEN, of Utica, daughter of John Golden, Esq., of Mohawk.

In Columbia, January 1st, by the same, Mr. GEORGE W. MANNING and Miss MARY CHRISTMAN, both of Columbia.

new1/8/16   From The Ilion Citizen, Thursday, September 11, 1919, page 5


Miss Samantha Smith, daughter of Mrs. Catharine Smith of Ilion, and Ray Coonradt of Troy, were married Sept. 10 by Rev. E.D.Barnes, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Ilion. After the wedding dinner the bride and groom left for the Adirondacks. After September 22 Mr. and Mrs. Coonradt will reside at 198 John St., Ilion.

new1/8/16   From the Northern Christian Advocate, March 14, 1872

At Starkville, Feb. 26/28(?), 1872, in the house of the bride's father, by Rev. J. N. Brown, Henry Cronkhite, to Mary G. Norcross, all of Starkville, N.Y.

new1/8/16   From the Herkimer Citizen, Tuesday, July 11, 1905

Lanning-Hutchins Nuptials.

Edward Lanning of this village and Miss Mabel Hutchins were married at thehome of the bride Wednesday morning. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. Dempster Chase. Only the relatives of the bride and groom were present at the ceremony. The house was handsomely decorated for the occasion. A reception followed the ceremony, after which the couple left for the Thousand Islands where the honeymoon will be spent.

The bride is a graduate of the Herkimer High School, being valedictorian of her class. She has been employed at Frank Spohn's store as bookkeeper. Edward Lanning comes from one of the most substantial families of the town of Russia. He is an ideal young man and is very highly thought of by his friends and associates. He is a prominent member of the Masonic lodge and since his residence in Herkimer has been in the employ of the Standard Furniture Company. The hearty congratulations of a host of warm friends are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Lanning.

Local Affairs.

James L. Nolan of this village was married to Miss Cora Van Nais of Middleville, Tuesday.

NOTE: in the 1900 census of Fairfield, Cora M. Vannais, age 24, born April 1876, was a servant in the Middleville home of merchant Devillo G. Jackson. In the 1880 census of Newport, Cora was the oldest child of young farmer J. C. and Anna M. Vannais. Mr. Vannais's parents were b. Canada and Mrs. Vannais was Irish-born. In the 1900 census of Newport, John C. Vannais said his parents were b. in French Canada. According to findagrave, Anna M. Vannais' maiden name was Lynch. Both rest in Saint John's Cemetery, Newport with two unmarried daughters. From at least 1910 into the 1940s, James Lawrence Nolan and Cora Nolan resided in the village of Mohawk NY, where for decades James was a master printer who owned a printing and publishing business - Nolan & Prince. The couple rest in Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer NY. They do not appear to have had any children.

Ollie Dryer and Miss Martha Rowland of Herkimer were married by Rev. J. H. Halpin Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales church. The attending couple were William Collis and Miss Elizabeth Wilson.

new1/8/16   From the Journal and Courier, Little Falls, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1898


Miss Margaret Baker, daughter of the late Walter Baker, will be married on the 23d ist. to Frank Best.

At the residence of Rev. Father Hyland, Tuesday evening, occurred the marriage of Charles H. Brown and Miss Margaret F. Mentz. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride. The bride and groom are popular and deserving and have the best wishes of all for success and happiness.


Last Wednesday evening, at St. Peter and Paul's church, the marriage of Miss Kittie Folts and Michael Flahaven was solemnized by Father P. F. Wallace.

new11/17/15   From the Ilion Citizen, Thursday, September 6, 1917, page 4


At the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bucklin at North Ilion, Sept. 4 was solemnized the mariage (sic) of Ruth Ward Bucklin and Clarence Gustave Grabe of Coudersport, Pa. The ceremony was performed by Rev. George Gay of Little Falls, and was witness by only immediate relatives. Little Eizabeth Hildreth acted as ring bearer and was the only attendant. The bride was becomingly attired in satin and georgette crepe. The house was beautifully trimmed with ferns and cut flowers, the predominating colors being pink and white, immediately following the ceremony, a delicious wedding breakfast was served, after which the hapy (sic) couple left for a wedding tour. The gifts were numerous and beautiful, including silver, cut glass and a generous amount of money. The bride is a charming young lady and a taented (sic) and accomplished musician who has many friends. The groom is a consulting engineer of Pittsburgh, where they will make their future home.

new11/17/15   From The Ilion Citizen, Friday, November 22, 1889, front page

North Columbia, Nov. 21

Several of our young people attended the wedding at West Frankfort of Mr. Philo Stroup's daughter Ada, to Mr. Edward Spread of Columbia.

new11/17/15   From The Ilion Citizen, Friday, September 13, 1889, page 8

Monday, Sept. 2, by Esq. Watkins, of this place, occurred the marriage of William Cumming and Miss Maggie Heinold, both of Ohio, N. Y.

new11/17/15  From The Journal & Courier, Little Falls, NY, Dec. 24, 1889


Cards are out for the wedding of Prof. George H. Stratton and Miss Libbie E. Schuyler, both of this place, at the Baptist church at 3:30 P. M. on the 31st.

We are informed that Prof. George H. Stratton has been offered a very lucrative position as superintendent of a large school on Long Island, which, owing to his engagement at Poland, he is unable to accept. The offer is particularly flattering as it came entirely unsought.


In Little Falls, Dec. 18, 1889, by Rev. J. B. Hammond, Thomas Scannell and Miss Emma Sager, both of this village.

In Little Falls, at the home of the bride, Dec. 21, 1889, by Rev. A. A. Holzwarth, Emanuel Schultz and Miss Lena Werner, both of Little Falls.

In Little Falls, at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. C. S. Richardson, Dec. 20, 1889, Christ Glowatzki, and Miss Anne J. Seawright, both of Little Falls.

At the Lutheran parsonage, in Manheim, by Rev. J. W. Young, Mr. Lansing D. Snell, to Miss Libbie Thresher,, both of Dolgeville.

At the home of the bride's parents, in Inghams Mills, by Rev. J. W. Young, Mr. Hiram E. Dubois, of Dolgeville, to Miss Hattie B. Smith, of Inghams Mills.

In Ilion, Dec. 18, William Way, of West Frankfort, and Miss May Sterling, of Ilion.

new11/17/15   From the Utica Daily Press, Friday Morning, September 18, 1891

Little Falls, Sept. 16- Joseph McCann, of Utica, and Miss Maggie Dooley, of this place, were married at St. Mary's Church this morning, by Very Rev. Dean Ludden. Mr. McCann is a popular salesman for M. Hopkins, Utica, and has many friends in that city and also in Little Falls. The bride is a young lady for whom everyone has words of praise.

Willis Ogden, and Miss May Vincent, both of Little Falls, were married last evening by Rev. L. J. Dean.

From The Journal-Courier, Little Falls NY, March 23, 1880

At the M. E. parsonage, Little Falls, March 21, 1880, by Rev. M. R. Webster, Mr. Chas. W. Chadwick and Miss Jennie I. Shepard, both of Little Falls.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Saturday evening, June 20, 1903


Miss Margaret M. Roberts Becomes Bride of William Jones

Ilion, June 20- A quiet but pretty home wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roberts on Remington avenue at 8 o'clock last evening, when Miss Margaret M. Roberts became the wife of William Owen Jones. The ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. W. C. Taylor, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, was witnessed by only the immediate families and friends. They were unattended. The house was tastefully decorated with an abundance of potted plants, flowers, ferns and roses. Both bride and groom has been residents of this village for the past year, coming here from Wales. The groom is employed at the Remington Typewriter Works. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and costly gifts. After a brief wedding trip they will reside in this village.

From The Journal and Courier, Little Falls NY, unknown date in late April 1898

BUCKLEY - WHITE- At St. Mary's church, Little Falls, April 20, 1898, by Rev. Wm. H. White, Dennis Buckley and Miss Delia White, all of this city.

KELEHER - HOLIHAN- At St. Mary's church, Little Falls, April 20, 1898, by Rev. Wm. H. White, Dennis Keleher and Miss Bridget Holihan, all of this city.

CARNER - THOMAS- In Frankfort, April 19, 1898, by Rev. B. H. Mareness, Herbert F. Carner to Miss Beulah Thomas, both of Frankfort.


On Tuesday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. LaPiere Thomas, on Skiff avenue in this village, ococurred the marriage of their daughter Beulah, to Herbert E. Carner of this place, which was solemnized by Rev. __ (?) H. Marenes(s), in the presence of the immediate relatives. The young couple are well and favorably known here, have been members of the Baptist choir for several years, and they are receiving the congratulations of a host of friends. They will be at home to their friends after May 1st, at the residence of Mr. Carner's parents on Litchfield street.


The engagement of Miss Bertha Munger, daughter of H. G. Munger, of this village, to G. Philip Simmons, of Utica, is announced.

From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Tuesday, October 26, 1909


John F. Peck and Miss Katharine J. Styne of Herkimer were united in marriage Monday evening at the parsonage of the Second Presbyterian church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. H. T. McEwen. Mr. Peck is employed in the New York Central freight yards, his former home being at Herkimer. They will take up their residence here.

From The Evening Times, Little Falls, Feb. 26, 1891


At the residence of the bride's father, Jacob Keller, on William street, Wednesday evening, February 25, Fenton L. Brown of Fort Plain and Lillian M. Keller of Little Falls were united in marriage, the Rev. L. J. Dean officiating. Family friends from Fort Plain, Whitesboro and Oneida were present. The bridal couple left for Fort Plain on the 11:10 train.

From the Journal and Courier, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1898, Little Falls NY


Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Klock, of Bath, are spending a few days with relatives and friends about here, on their wedding tour.

From The Richfield Springs Mercury, Thursday, May 28, 1885


HOPKINSON-SWEET- May 27th, at the house of the bride, in Warren, by Rev. D. M. Rankin, Mr. William Hopkinson to Mrs. Mary Sweet.

SILVERNAIL-BEARD- At the M. E. parsonage, Dolgeville, May 20, 1885, by Rev. Chas. Sheard, Wm. E. Silvernail, and Miss Matilda Beard, both of Manheim, N.Y.

From The Utica Observer, October 4, 1909


Frankfort, Oct. 4. (Special)- Saturday evening at the Methodist parsonage Rev. W. M. Caldwell united in marriage Miss Anna Pugh of Schuyler and Edward Fay of Syracuse. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Felix Catmull(?) of this place, uncle and aunt of the bride. Following the ceremony a reception was held at Mr. Catmull's home, guests being present from Schuyler, Utica and Ilion.

From The Utica Observer, October 4, 1909

Van Alstine-Wiley

Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock occurred the marriage of J. Frank Van Alstine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Alstine, to Flora Wiley, both of this village. Rev. S. D. Robinson performed the ceremony at the Methodist parsonage, Herkimer. They were unattended. Mr. and Mrs. Van Alstine left for a trip to Syracuse and other Western points. Both young people are well known and have a host of friends in Ilion who will extend them best wishes for a prosperous future.

new 2/15/09   Ada A. Wiles and Willis D. Yutcler's wedding notice was contributed by H. Geywits!


Wedding 1888

A pleasant wedding took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wiles, Warren, N.Y., Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, when their daughter, Ada A., was united in marriage to Willis D. Yutcler of Van Hornesville, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. I. B. Van Valkenburg and was witnessed by about sixty invited friends and relatives of the two families. The bride was dressed in blue satin and made a very pretty appearance. She is a very estimable young lady and a worthy companion to the gentleman who has been so fortunate as to win her heart and hand.

Among the present to the bride were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wiles, $5; Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Yutcler, counterpane and $5; Mr. and Mrs. JAMES GEYWITS, lamp; Mr. Judson Ackler and Miss Allie Shaul, pair napkin rings; Miss Libbie M. Yutcler, dozen napkins; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wiles, lamp; Clarence Meyer, counterpane; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Van Horne, fruit dish; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Harrad, glass water set; John F. Young, butter dish; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Hosen, cheese plate; Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Young, set tea spoons; Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Moyer, glass wine set; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wiles, folding table; Mrs. Wm. Ostrander, counterpane; Mrs. Sabrina Wiles, Turkish towel; Miss Ida D. Hollenbeck, celery dish; Miss Matie C. Wiles, silver cake basket; Orrin Smith, butter knife; Mr. and Mrs. John Drain, counterpane; Ida M. Moyer, half dozen napkins; Albert Drain, pair napkin rings; Dannie Smith, sugar spoon; Mr. and Mrs. Menzo Van horne, sugar and mustard spoon; Mr. and Mrs. John J. Moyer and daughter, Azora, table spread; Miss Libbie L. Casler, pair towels and set table mats; Mr. and Mrs. John Hardie, dozen napkins; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sherwood, table spread; Mr. and Mrs. David Harrad, lamp; Eugene S. Yutcler, wash bowl and pitcher; Mr. and Mrs. Byron Wiles, Bible stand; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Drain, counterpane; Mr. and Mrs. Levi Wiles, $5; R. T. E. Van Horne, pair napkin rings; Miss Daisy Elston, syrup cup.

Utica Herald-Dispatch, January 1, 1903


At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Wood in West Schuyler last evening took place the marriage of their daughter, Amy L. Wood, to Simeon A. Preston of Utica. The bride was attired in a suit of dove colored and white silk and carried a large bouquet of bride's roses. Pearl Preston, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid, and Prof. B. H. Wood of Utica acted as best man. The Rev. Mr. Caldwell of West Frankfort performed the ceremony. The groom is a representative of the Grand Union Tea Company, and the bride has always resided in Schuyler, where she has a host of friends.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, April 4, 1907


Pierce-Vincent Wedding.

The wedding of Miss Bessie Copley Vincent and Byron Kingsley Pierce took place in St. Augustine's Church in the presence of a company of relatives and friends that completely filled the edifice. The rector, the Rev. C. M. Kimball, officiated.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, April 28, 1911


Moyer-Hoffman Wedding

At the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Delia Hoffman, in Eastern avenue, occurred Wednesday evening the marriage of Miss Ethel Louisa Hoffman and Alvin D. Moyer of North Ilion. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Eva Kregse of Little Falls, and the best man was Carl Givens of Ilion. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. A. Chapman, and Miss Hazel Hoffman, a sister of the bride, played the wedding march and Miss Ellen Moyer, a sister of the groom, was ring bearer. Following a wedding repast, Mr. and Mrs. Moyer left for a honeymoon visit in Western cities. Upon their return they will reside in Ilion. Their many friends will offer congratulations.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, June 8, 1910

Mohawk, June 8.

Miss Allie Bellinger entertained at a miscellaneous shower last evening, at her home on Orchard street in honor of Helen F. Arthur, whose marriage to John F. Morah, jr., of Ilion will take place Saturday morning.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, September 29, 1903

Heard in Herkimer.

Invitations have been received for the marriage of Fred C. Davis to Miss Julia Etta Christman of St. Johnsville, which will take place at her home this evening. Mr. Smith formerly lived here. In 1895 he studied law with Steele & Prescott but discontinued it and went to work for his father, who conducted a grocery at the corner of Eastern avenue and King street.

From the Richfield Springs Mercury, unknown date in March 1883


At the home of the bride, in Springfield, N. Y., by Rev. H. R. Northup, March 14th, 1883, CHARLES WILBUR, Esq., of Warren, N.Y. to Miss ALICE M. COOK.

From the Richfield Springs Mercury, March 19, 1896

Van Hornesville.

On Wednesday last occured the marriage of Richard Eckler, of this place, and Jennie Weaver, of Springfield Centre, and on Friday, Richard and his bride arrived and take up their abode with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Eckler.

At West Winfield, N.Y., March 4, 1896, at the home of L. D. Bemiss, by Rev. E. H. Burt, occured the marriage of J. Wellington Talbot, of Edmeston, and Miss Flora C. Bemiss, of Winfield. After partaking of the good things spread before them, the happy pair took the evening train for the western part of the state with the best wishes of all.

new 7/22/08  This Cady-Wendell marriage notice was contributed by Charlott Wells Jones!

Source: Albany New York Evening Journal, April 17, 1907.

Cary - Wendell

Friends in two cities - Saratoga and Troy - were married today and acquaintances in other places interested, by the announcement that Mrs. Menzo Edgar Wendell of Troy and Saratoga, and the Rev. Dr. Joseph Carey of Saratoga, had been married in New York.

The ceremony was performed at noon today, Mrs. Wendell having gone to New York and taken a suite of rooms at the Hotel Belmont, and Dr. Carey having gone to New York yesterday to attend the National Arbitration and Peace Congress, which assembled at Carnegie Hall on Monday evening. Dr. Carey has been granted a leave of absence for two months and will leave at once on the Cedric for a trip abroad.

The new Mrs. Cary was the widow of Menzo Edgar Wendell, a collar manufacturer, who died four or five years ago. Their summer home was in Saratoga on Union Avenue. This she continued to occupy after the death of her husband. She is said to be fine looking with large brown eyes and a mass of beautiful brown hair. In age she is a little over 35 (?). She has no children.

Dr. Cary is nearly double his new wife's age. He has been a widower for about three years. He has five children, Miss Carey, Mrs. Howard Smith, Mrs. Victor Sanderson, and Joseph Carey, all of Saratoga, and Mrs. Brunette of Troy. Besides being Rector of Bethesda church in Saratoga, Dr. Carey is the archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Troy. It is understood that upon their return from abroad that Dr. and Mrs. Carey will reside at her Union Avenue cottage, which has been recently renovated and refurbished.

Nore: Mrs. Wendell/Carey was born Elizabeth "Lizzie" Fuller was born in November 1850. She married Menzo Edgar Wendell, son of Jacob Wendell and Margaret Failing. She died in 1919 and is buried in Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Charlott Wells Jones

new 7/13/08  The Patrick-Crill marriage notice was contributed by Carol Grainger!

Source: Oneonta Daily Star, Thursday, July 15, 1926 Oneonta, New York.


Andrew Wesley Patrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Patrick, 30 Linden avenue, this city, and Miss Hazel Lillian Crill, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.H.* Crill, East Herkimer, were married yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents.

A sister of the bride. Miss Ruth Crlll, was bride's maid. The groom was attended by his brother, Daniel Patrick of Sidney.

They will be at home to their friends at a furnished home; which awaits their return from a honeymoon at a camp at Old Forge, after July 21.

* The parents of Hazel were Bert H. and Mary "Mamie" Elizabeth (Rasbach) Crill.

From The Utica Herald-Dispatch, July 1, 1918


Herkimer, July 1- Leroy Adams Dawley of Ilion and Miss Elma May Upson of Schuyler were married Saturday at the residence of Rev. F. O. Hokerk, who officiated at the ceremony, and at which there were no attendants. Following the ceremony, the bride and groom left on a honeymoon trip, following which they will return to Syracuse at reside.

Ilion, July 1.- The marriage of Miss Clarissa Snyder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Snyder of Ilion, to Adelbert Capes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Capes of Ilion, at the Presbyterian parsonage by the Rev. French, took place Saturday. The bride wore a gown of white Georgette crepe and hat to match and carried pink roses. The matron of honor was Miss Bertha Braley of Ilion, who wore champagne crepe de chine and carried pink roses. The best man was Merrill Glass of Ilion. After a wedding dinner at Hotel Martin, the happy couple left by train through the Catskill Mountains. After July 6 Mr. and Mrs. Capes will be at home at 6 Division street, Ilion.

A very pretty wedding took place Saturday morning at St. Mary's Church in Bath, where Miss Vivian Mamie Day of Ilion became the bride of Hugh Ambrose Bowes of that place. The ceremony was performed and the nuptial solemnized by the Rev. Father Cameron. The attending couple was Helen Bowes, sister of the groom, and the Rev. Father Doran. The bride was charmingly attired in a gown of white Georgette crepe, trimmed with ancient lace and orange blossoms and white picture hat, carrying white roses. The maid of honor was attired in gray silk gown with picture hat and carried pink roses.

Immediately after the mass a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the groom's parents. The house was prettily decorated with pink roses and tiny American flags. The couple received numerous presents. They left for a trip to the Adirondacks and have the best wishes of their warm friends. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Bowes will be at home in Bath after July 15.


Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Jarvis of 264(?) Otsego street their daughter, Miss Mary Leigh Jarvis, was united in marriage to Capt. Robert P. Evans of the Engineers' Reserve Corps, Washington, D. C. The ceremony was witness by the immediate families. The bride was given away by the father. Captain and Mrs. Evans will reside in Washington.

new 5/25/08  We've received new donations from Carol Grainger!

The Evening Herald, Friday, December 4, 1908 Syracuse, New York


Pretty Home Wedding.

Ilion. Dec. 4- At the home of the bride's parent, Mr. and Mrs. James Haslam, yesterday afternoon occurred the marriage of Miss Emma B. Haslam and Charles W. Spencer.

The Syracuse Herald, Oct 23, 1908 (Syracuse NY)

At South Columbia yesterday occurred a wedding in which the groom was 71 years and the bride 65. The contracting parties were Fannie Helmer of Herkimer and Philip Spohn of Columbia.

Miss Fannie H. Leeper and Charles Westcott of Little Falls were married last evening at the First M. E. church parsonage.

Marriage Fred Miller and Miss Nora Janes(?), both of Herkimer, which occurred in Little Falls, Saturday.

new 4/29/08  The following large group of newspaper marital notices and original wedding invitations was donated by H. Geywits!

GEYWITS/MCRORIE (Undated - Wedding took place on 10/4/1911) One of the prettiest home weddings of the season was enjoyed at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart McRorie at high noon last Wednesday Oct. 4, when their only daughter Mabel was united in marriage to Lynn Geywits of Richfield. Friends of the bride had dressed the rooms in gala attire, the prevailing colors being white and green in the parlor, scarlet and green in the refreshment room where the bride's table was decked with a fine white centerpiece of cut flowers flanked by tall bouquets of white gladioli, while the reception room was resplendent in autumn flowers in all their varied hues. The attending couples were the bride's brothers Earl and Glenn McRorie and Gertrude Spohn of Winfield and Lulu Gyer of Richfield Springs. The bride was exquisitely gowned in white landsdown, with pearl decorations and carried a shower bouquet of white carnations. Miss Spohn looked charming in pale lemon chiffon and Miss Guyer in pale blue silk. The ceremony was performed under a wedding bell of spotless white, by the bride's pastor, Rev. Mr. Nunn of Jordanville. After congratulations, a bountiful wedding dinner was served, after which the happy couple were attended to the trolley station in a profusely bedecked carriage, where they were bidden Godspeed on their wedding journey which would merge in that longer journey of life. The presents consisted of silver, glass, linen and a fine collection of gold pieces and Uncle Sam's more convenient green backs. Mr. and Mrs. Geywits have the best wishes of many friends.

SNYDER/BASINGER: 1892 - A quiet and pretty wedding occurred a the home of Mrs. G. H. Snyder Wednesday evening, October 12, when her daughter Miss Ella and Geo. H. Basinger were made one by the Rev. Mr. Prout. Miss Hattie Rathbun, of Warren, was maid of honor and Frank Bassinger, brother of the groom, best man. The bride is a very estimable young lady, while the groom has many friends who wish him and his bride a long, happy and prosperous journey through life. After the ceremony a sumptuous repast was served. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and useful tokens. The home was beautifully decorated with ferns and flowers, the work of admiring friends. Mr. and Mrs. Basinger left that evening amid a shower of rice for an extended tour, visiting Niagara Falls and Wisconsin.

FOX/STEWART: At the home of the bride, November 30, 1893, by the Rev. S. R. Ward, William C. Fox of South Columbia and Miss Mary I. Stewart of Springfield Center were married on Thanksgiving Day. Miss Mary is their oldest daughter. The wedding was a quiet one only a few relatives being present. The gifts of the bride were beautiful and valuable. Mr. and Mrs. Fox have the best wishes of many friends. They intend to make their future home at Richfield Springs.

The following information is taken from the actual wedding invitations:

WILES / OSTRANDER: Mr. and Mrs. William Wiles request your presence at the marriage of their daughter Rena Catherine to Mr. Ivan Ostrander of Van Hornesville on Wednesday evening, December fourth, nineteen hundred seven at eight o'clock. Brookmans Corners, New York

OSTRANDER / SMITH: Mr. and Mrs. John H. Ostrander request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter, Carrie B. to Fred W. Smith Wednesday, October 1st, 1884 at 4 P.M. at their residence, Springfield, N.Y.

BALL / ECKLER: Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Ball requests your presence at the marriage of their daughter Florence C. to Ralph J. Eckler Wednesday, December eighteenth at four o'clock, P.M. Warren, N. Y. 1895.

VAN HORNE / BALDWIN: Menzo A. Van Horne Mrs. Nella B. Baldwin married Tuesday, December twenty-second, nineteen hundred fourteen; Cooperstown, New York.

FILKINS / SMITH: Mr. and Mrs. Victor N. Filkins announces the marriage of their daughter Evelyn Delina to Mr. Harold Smith on Wednesday, July the twentieth nineteen hundred twenty-one. Van Hornesville, N.Y.

ROSE / VAN HORNE: Mr. and Mrs. William Rose announce the marriage of their daughter Mabelle to Mr. Orange L. Van Horne on Saturday the eleventh of February One thousand nine hundred and seven.

MCRORIE / GEYWITS: Mr. and Mrs. Stewart L. McRorie request the honor of your company at the marriage of their daughter Mabel B. to Mr. Lynn E. Geywits on Wednesday October the fourth nineteen hundred and eleven at twelve o'clock noon. South Columbia, N.Y.

MCRORIE / SHAUL: Mr. George W. McRorie requests the pleasure of your company at the marriage of his daughter Florence B. to Mr. Myron H. Shaul Wednesday, December twentieth eighteen hundred and ninety-nine at twelve o'clock, noon. Springfield, New York.

FROST / YULE: Mr. & Mrs. Menzo Frost request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Minnie, to Willard Yule, Thursday, October first eighteen hundred and eighty-five at twelve o'clock. Vanhornesville, N.Y.

SMITH / VAN VALKENBURG: Mr. & Mrs. Dayton Smith request your presence at the marriage of their daughter Muriel to Mr. Harvey L. Van Valkenburg Tuesday evening, March the 28th at eight o'clock. Warren, New York 1899.

YOUNG / OUGH: Mr. and Mrs. Lester Young announce the marriage of their daughter Ruth Harriet to Mr. George Edwin Ough on Thursday, September the thirtieth Nineteen hundred and twenty-six. Warren, New York.

GUYER / MILLER: Mr. Clyde Jay Miller Miss Etha Silva Gyer married on Wednesday, the third of January nineteen hundred and twelve Richfield Springs, New York. At home after the eighteenth of January Millers Mills, New York.

HUSEN / OSTRANDER: Mr. & Mrs. Henry Husen request your presence at the marriage of their daughter Ida May to Charles B. Ostrander, Wednesday evening, January 29th at eight o'clock. Starkville, N.Y. 1896.

OSTRANDER / WHITNEY: Mr. & Mrs. John H. Ostrander request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Emma Lauretta to Mr. William Rice Whitney, Wednesday evening, November first at six o'clock. Van Hornesville, New York 1893.

WILES / COOK: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wiles announce the marriage of their daughter Grace Katherine to Mr. J. Harry Cook Saturday, September thirtieth nineteen hundred eleven. Van Hornesville, N.Y. At home Cooperstown, New York November 1st 1911.

YUTCHER / YOUNG: Libbie M. Yutcher John L. Young Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Yutcher request your presence at the marriage of their daughter on Wednesday Evening Oct. 31, 1888 at eight o'clock. Van Hornesville, N.Y. [Note: surname should be Yutcler (see Yutcler-Wiles marital notice above). In the 1880 census, "Jaleb" Yutcler, b. 1805 Switzerland, resided in Town of Steuben, Oneida County NY.]

This Griffith-Francis marriage notice was spotted in the Boonville Herald, (Thursday, 3 Dec 1891, Boonville, N.Y.) by Lisa Slaski!


At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Francis in Remsen on the evening of November 25, at 7:30, occurred the marriage of their daughter Celia M., to Robert O. Griffith of Remsen, Rev. H. L. Holmes officiating. A large company of relative and friends responded to the invitations and more than one hundred were present to witness the ceremony and congratulate the newly wedded pair. After the ceremony the guests were invited to partake of a bountiful repast which was in waiting. After supper the evening was spent very pleasantly in instrumental and vocal music and social chat. The presents were many and valuable amounting to nearly or quite $300, over $165 of which was cash. At an early hour the company departed for their respective homes and the bride and groom to their home in the village of Remsen which was furnished and waiting their arrival. They have the best wishes of all for a long, happy and prosperous married life. Mr. Homer Griffith and Miss Minnie M. Stahl acted as brides groom and brides maid. Miss Marion Francis played the wedding march.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, August 21, 1911

Albert L. Conover and Miss Lillian M. Siver, both of Herkimer, were married Saturday evening at the rectory of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Utica, the Rev. C. M. Dodge officiating at the ceremony. The couple were unattended. They will reside in Herkimer.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, December 12, 1910

Little Falls.

A marriage license has been issued to Donnato Rufo and Miss Santo Gusto.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, March 21, 1910

Little Falls.

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orin C. Harris on Loomis street at 4 p. m. Saturday took place the marriage of their daughter, Miss Helen, to Charles Edward Bauder of Dolgeville. Only a few intimate friends were in attendance. The wedding march was played by Miss Inez Freeman. The attending couple were Miss Sarah Wilson of this city and Charles Pickert of Dolgeville. The Rev. Mr. Cooper of the Baptist Church officiated. Following the ceremony light refreshments were served, after which Mr. and Mrs. Bauder left on a Western honeymoon. Upon their return they will take up their residence in Dolgeville, where Mr. Bauder holds the position of superintendent of the sounding board department of the Breckwoldt works. The bride is one of the city's most highly esteemed young ladies.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, August 15, 1918


Wedding of Esteemed Couple.

Yesterday at the parochial residence Rev. J. B. Gilloon united in marriage Miss Elsie M. Butterworth of 23 Newton street, to James Perreaut (sic). The attending couple was the bride's sister, Miss Edith Butterworth, and Peter L. Hagen. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Butterworth, a trained nurse by profession, and has been a member of the nurses' staff at the Ilion Hospital. Mr. Perreault has been a resident of Ilion several years. After the honeymoon spent on Fourth Lake, Mrs. and Mrs. Perreault will reside in this village.

From the Utica Semi-Weekly Herald, March 26, 1897

Fort Plain, March 24.- Thursday evening at the home of Rev. George Parsons occurred the marriage of Mrs. Emma Albertson of Nelliston to Peter Barton of this village.

From the Utica Weekly Herald, March 2, 1897

Herkimer, March 1.

Albert Putnam of this village and Miss Myrtle E. Wyckoff of Frankfort were married by Rev. M. Y. Bovard of Utica at the First M. E. church parsonage in that city on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 30. Both bride and groom are well known and popular young people, and they are congratulated by their many friends.

From the Utica Herald Dispatch, December 6, 1900

Marriage of Miss Alice Osgood and Jesse M. Burgess

Ilion, Dec. 6.- The marriage of Miss Alice Osgood and Jesse M. Burgess took place at the home of the bride at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the presence of only the immediate friends and relatives of the contracting parties. The Rev. E. F. Hard of the Baptist Church officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Osgood, residing on Fourth avenue. After the ceremony and wedding supper they took an evening train and will enjoy their wedding tour in the western part of the State. After their return they will make Ilion their home.

From the Utica Daily Press, August 4, 1910


At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wright, on Lewis street, took place the marriage of Edna A. Wright to John J. Applegate. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Cooper of the Baptist Church, with the full Episcopal ring service. Miss Harriet Crossett was brides-maid and William Applegate of Ilion was best man. The bride was given away by her father. Miss Wright's two little cousins of Syracuse acted as flower girl and ring bearer. Before the ceremony Joseph Ward of Herkimer rendered the solo "Oh, Promise Me," accompanied by Miss Leta Flagg. The wedding march was played by Miss Florence Kimball. The house was prettily decorated with flowers, yellow and white being the effect, the artistic work of James Garlock. Caterer Peterson served the repast. The newly married couple left on the 6:21(?) train for New York and other Eastern points, where they will spend their honey-moon.

St. Mary's Church this morning Rev. Father Farrell united in marriage Miss Elizabeth Kiley of this city and James M. Howard of Ilion. James Waldron, jr., attended the groom and Miss Kathryn Caswell was the bride's maid. Miss Kiley is one of the city's popular young ladies. The groom is a valued employee of the Remington Typewriter works of Ilon. Hearty congratulations are extended to the newly married couple. After a Western honeymoon they will take up their residence in Ilion.

Miss Mary M. Fitzgibbons, one of Little Falls' popular young ladies, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony at St. Mary's Church by Rev. Father Farrell at 10 a. m. to-day to John G. Gleason of Ilion. The attending couple were Miss Isabel Fitzgibbons, a sister of the bride, and Edward J. Gleason, a brother of the groom. The ushers were Frank McGrath and Charles Fullem. Hearty congratulations are extended to the newly married couple.

From the Richfield Springs Mercury, November 10, 1887.


Cards are out announcing the marriage of John W. Fort to Miss Mary Mumford, at the home of the bride, Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5 P. M.

From the Utica Herald Dispatch, May 20, 1903, page 5.

Marriage at Mindenville.

To-day at Mindenville, at 12 o'clock noon, was solemnized the marriage of Miss Maude Carter and Arthur Ballou of Palatine Bridge. Mr. Ballou is at present employed by James Roseborough.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, December 12, 1914.

Fort Plain.

Dr. and Mrs. John K. Burnett of this village announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Charlotte Crosby Burnett, to Lucius D. Mahon of Galesburg, Ill.

John Kaido, formerly of Fort Plain, now located in Sharon Springs, and Miss Mae Smith of South Valley were recently married in Albany.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Wednesday, November 4, 1914.

The marriage of Miss Frances Belle Wheaton, daughter of Mrs. Ruhamah Wheaton of Amstermdam, and John Cragin Ayres is announced to take place on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at 25 Grove street, the home of the bride. Miss Wheaton is well known in St. Johnsville, where she frequently visits her sister, Mrs. W. J. Hannon.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, November 12, 1917, page 11.



Daniel O'Mara and Miss Mayme
Haggerty - Blake-Martin Event
Saturday Evening.

Frankfort, Nov. 12.- At SS. Peter and Paul's Church this morning at 7 o'clock, Miss Mayme Haggerty became the bride of Daniel O'Mara, the Rev. P. F. Wallace performing theh ceremony. Only the immediate families and a few intimate friends and relatives were present. The bride was attended by Miss Rose Farrell, and her brother-in-law, Albert Ostrander, was best man. The bride wore her traveling suit of brown chiffon broadcloth with brown velvet trimmings and a picture hat to match. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. O'Mara left for Utica where they enjoyed a wedding breakfast and then left for New York city. The bride is a native of this village, a graduate of the High School and a young lady of excellent qualities and has a host of friends who wish her a happy wedded life. The groom has been employed in the Pratt Chuck Works a number of years and is highly respected for his many excellent qualities, and many friends also with him a long life of happiness.

At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Martin of Second avenue, Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, the Rev. W. H. Hunt, pastor of the Baptist Church, united in marriage Miss Beatrice Martin and Eston Lloyd Blake of Herkimer, in the presence of only the immediate families. The bride wore a very pretty gown of Oxford grey with hat to match. They were attended by Miss Alvina M. Stemper and Arthur Standfast. The groom holds a position of office manager at Hen's manufacturing plant in Herkimer and has the esteem of a large circle of friends who wish him joy in his new relations. Mr. and Mrs. Blake went at once to their home on Prospect street, Herkimer, which was awaiting them. Miss Martin was the honor guest at several pre-nuptial events in Utica and the beautiful gifts showed the esteem in which she was held. The father presented her with a purse, the amount being such as to reassure her of his affection.


Hessler-Record and Miller-Perry
Events - Popular Couples

Mohawk, Nov. 12.- At the home of the bride in Columbia street Saturday afternoon took place the marriage of Miss Neoma Record, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Record, to Philip Hessler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hessler of Little Falls. The house was very prettily decorated with yellow and white chrysanthemums and presented a very attractive and seasonable appearance. The full Episcopal ring service was used, the Rev. Arthur Moody, pastor of the First M. E. Church of Mohawk, performing the ceremony. The bride was attired in her traveling suit and presented a very attractive appearance.

The bride is a newcomer to Mohawk, but was very well known in the city of Little Falls, where she was very popular and well liked. Mr. Hessler is a construction engineer, at present employed in Utica. They will make their future home in Mohawk, on Columbia street. The gifts were many and beautiful. Among them were many fine pieces of cut glass, china, linen and silver. The bridal couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. William Koembeitz of Little Falls.

Note: from the 1920 census, location Burlington Ward 4, Chittenden, Vermont. Phillip Hessler, age 34, b. NY, parents b. Bavaria, and Neoma Hessler, age 24, b. NY, parents b. same. He was a stationary engineer for a construction shop. From the SSDI - Philip Hessler, b. 25 Sep 1885, d. Jul 1973, last residence Fonda, Montgomery County, New York.

Miss Florence Perry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Perry, of 222 Margaret street, Herkimer, and Clayton Miller of Company A., Three Hundred and Third Infantry, N. Y. National Army, were married Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Methodist parsonage in Washington street. The Rev. Arthur Moody performed the ceremony, using the ring service.

Miss Perry has been one of the most popular operators of the New York Telephone company at the Herkimer Exchange, where she has made herself widely known and like.

Private Miller expects to leave very shortly for service in the South. He was formerly of Herkimer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Miller of Gloversville. He has lived in Herkimer for the past two years, where he has made a large circle of friends who are wishing him and his bride every happiness.


Mrs. Emma Buddle and John Heinz
Married in Pretty Ceremony in the
Manse of Bethany Church.

Mrs. Emma Buddle of 19 South street, Canajoharie, and John Heinz of 13 Schultz street, the same village, were married in the manse of Bethany Presbyterian Church, this city, at 7:30 o'clock, Saturday evening. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles M. Dodge. They were attended by Mrs. Ella Harvey of Utica and Adelbert Van Alstyne of Canajoharie. The bride was attired in a taupe colored traveling suit with hat to match and carried chrysanthemums. Her attendant wore a brown suit with hat to match and wore chrysanthemums. At the conclusion of the pretty ceremony, a wedding dinner was served the bridal party in Hotel Martin, and directly afterwards, Mr. and Mrs. Heinz left on a wedding trip and will be at home to their many friends at 13 Schultz street, Canajoharie, after December 1. The groom is a member of I. O. O. F. Lodge, Modern Woodmen and also the Fire Department of his home town. The bride is an estimable young woman of many fine traits. Many friends of the couple will extend their heartiest and best wishes for their future happiness.

From the Utica Observer, July 25, 1902.



A quiet but very pretty wedding took place last evening when William Bly and Alma Brayton, both of Gray, were married by Rev. W. D. Marsh, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Carroll, cousins of the bride. Immediately after the wedding, supper was served at the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. J. H. Crawford, at 13 Cooper St. The congratulations and best wishes of many friends were tendered.

From the Richfield Springs Mercury, January 16, 1896.


PIERCE-SMITH - At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melchert Smith in Snell's Bush, Herkimer, Jan. 1, 1896, by Rev. J. G. Gebberd, Fanny A. Smith, to E. Burdette Pierce, of Jordanville.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Saturday, February 5, 1916, page 12.

Seymour Garline of Fort Herkimer and Mrs. Addie Tetlock of Salisbury were married Wednesday afternoon at the parochial residence of St. Francis de Sales's Church. The Rev. P. F. Harrigan officiated and the attending couples were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ketchum of Fort Herkimer.

From The Utica Herald Dispatch, November 16, 1905.

Will live in Columbia.

At the Presbyterian manse yesterday afternoon Merton L. Haselton and Miss Mary McCredy were married by the Rev. Dr. Richardson. Both are residents of Columbia. The groom is a well known farmer. They will reside on his farm in Columbia.

From the Utica Daily Press, July 29, 1931, page 15.

MONK-GLEASON, July 28.- Emerson H. Monk of Lassellville (sic) and Miss Adeline A. Gleason of Scotch Bush were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Cromer of West Street, this village, Saturday evening by Rev. H. E. Christians, pastor of St. John's Reformed Church.

The attending couple was Mr. and Mrs. Cromer.

The bride wore a handsome blue gown.

Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the bride's home at Scotch Bush.

The groom is employed in the maintenance department of the highway department, and they will make their home in Lassellsville.

From the Evening Herald, January 18, 1904. (Syracuse NY)

Little Falls, Jan. 18.- The bans of matrimony between John Dinneen and Miss Nora Hartnett were announced at St. Marys church yesterday.

From the Evening Herald, January 21, 1904. (Syracuse NY)


Fort Plain, Jan. 21.- Miss Jennie Christman of Ames and Arthur L. Diefendorf, of this village were married to-day at the home of the bride at Ames.

From the Evening Herald, January 21, 1904. (Syracuse NY)


Canajoharie, Jan. 21.- On Tuesday afternoon at the Reformed church parsonage occurred the marriage of Miss Mabel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Flint to Henry Hooke of Springfield. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. D. Peters. Miss Mary Flint, a sister of the bride, was maid of honor and Clay Hynes was best man. After spending a few days at Springfield, Mr. and Mrs. Hooke will reside in Fort Plain.

From the Evening Herald, December 6, 1899. (Syracuse NY)

Canajoharie, Dec. 6.- John Metzner and Miss Elizabeth Waufle, both of this village, were married at Fort Plain on November 18th by the Rev. F./E.(?) T. Brown.

From The Syracuse Herald, November 20, 1913.

Herald Parish Weddings.

West Winfield- Miss Alice Burns and Arthur J. Keehle of Clayville, yesterday.

From The Evening Herald, January 1, 1904 (Syracuse NY).


Mohawk, Jan. 1.- Last evening at the rectory of Grace Episcopal church Miss Mary Louise Smith, daughter of Mrs. Nancy Smith, was married to George Lovett Bullard of Newport. The bride was gowned in blue voile over taffeta and wore a picture hat. Her sister, Miss Margaret Smith, who was bridesmaid, wore a suit of gray and a picture hat. Edwin Vorley was best man. The couple left on the evening train for Albany and New York and will be at home after January 15th in Michigan street.

From the Syracuse Herald, June 11, 1911, page B-9.


Pearl Currie Bride of Dewitt Rham.

Little Falls, June 10.- Dewitt Rham and Miss Pearl Currie were united in marriage this morning at the Universalist parsonage in Gansevoort street by the Rev. Mr. Walker. Frank Rham and Mrs. George Barton, brother and sister of the couple, were the witnesses. Immediately after the ceremony they departed on an Eastern tour. They will reside in West Main street on their return.

new 5/2/07   A contribution from Tom Fea from the Moberly Daily Monitor, Moberly, Missouri, July 14, 1881.

Marriage Bells.

Last night witnessed the union of Mr. John Fea and Miss Annie Otto in the holy bond of matrimony. Miss Annie is one of Moberly's fairest daughters, on whom all admired for the superb beauty and captivation ways; she has long been the belle of Moberly, and now upon entering the marital relations, all unite in congratulations and will wished for a long and happy life. No one wishes the couple more success that the Monitor. Mr. Fea is a successful young business man of Amsterdam, N. Y. and is well known in this city. At nine o'clock last evening the bridal cortege drew up in front of the Episcopal church and allowed the bride and groom to alight, accompanied by their attendants, Mr. Charles Haines and Miss Emma Otto, and Mr. Emmett Woodson and Miss Bessie Bushnell. The bridal party marched down the aisle to the wedding march and stopped before the minister who was to make them one. Amid universal silence, Rev. Richardson in his impressive way pronounced the beautiful and solemn ceremony of the Episcopal church. The bride and groom together with a few intimate friends of the family then repaired to the residence of the bride's father, to await the coming of the train that would bear them to their new home in Amsterdam, N. Y. The party, which had been joyful a few moments before, was now filled with sorrow and the parting of the bride with her old school mates and friends was indeed affecting. The Monitor can offer but one more wish; may the young couple who have just embarked on the sea of matrimony have a calm and peaceful voyage; may their connubial joy be unstinted and may they ultimately anchor in the haven of the best. We reiterate the closing words of the Rector, "Whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder."

From The Sunday Herald, December 25, 1899, page 23, a Syracuse NY newspaper:



Mrs. Mary Hurst and William
Stauring Had a Lovers' Quarrel
Two Score Years Ago.- A Happy

LITTLE FALLS, Dec. 23.- The happy consummation of a pretty romance in which a Little Falls woman figured as one of the principals took place at Lyons on Wednesday, when Mrs. Mary Hurst was united in marriage to William Stauring of that village. The bride, who is well known here, where she passed most of her life, lived at the corner of Glen avenue and Webster street, and has been a widow for many years. More than forty years ago, so the story goes, Mrs. Hurst, then a handsome girl of 20, and who lived with her parents near Jacksonburgh, became engaged to Mr. Stauring, who was her companion and lover almost from childhood. A lovers quarrel separated the two, and the breach widened, with the result that each married someone else. The life partner of Mr. Stauring, as well as Mrs. Hurst, has been dead for some time. Within the past summer it is said, the lovers of long ago accidentally met and a reconciliation was affected, which ended in their betrothal before they separated.

From The Evening Herald, December 20, 1899, page 3, a Syracuse NY newspaper:


The marriage of Walter Kilts of this village and Miss Frances Gillandt of Amsterdam, will take place on December 26th. Both are well known young people and will receive the hearty congratulations of their friends.

The nuptials of Arthur Myers and Nellie Jones were published in The West Winfield News, Aug. 20, 1886, page 3, under heading for the village of Cedarville.

On Wednesday, August 11th, by the Rev. Dr. Benedict, of Cassville, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Seward Hosford, Mr. Arthur Myers to Miss Nellie Jones. Nearly 100 invitations were sent out and at 7 P. M., the time appointed for the ceremony, a large company had assembled in the spacious parlors of Mr. and Mrs. Hosford, to witness the interesting ceremony. The bride was attired in white india mull, trimmed with lace and embroidery and wore natural flowers and looked all brides are expected to do, lovely. The groom wore the conventional suit of black. Frank Jones, of Cassville, brother of the bride, and Miss Mamie Williams, of Utica, officiated as bridesmaid and best man. Friends were present from Utica, Waterville, Westmoreland, Cassville and Paris. The happy pair left immediately for a trip to the Thousand Islands, to be absent a couple of weeks. Many beautiful and valuable presents were received from their many friends. The fact of the invalid mother of the bride being able to be present, added not a little to the enjoyment of the occasion. Congratulations and good wishes for their future success in life, are tendered them by the many friends of both parties, and may their life bark glide smoothly o'er lifes matrimonial sea, with never a cloud to dim the brightness of their happiness.

The following large group of marital notices was donated by Carol Grainger. Carol is not related to anyone herein, but graciously contributes wonderful items to us just to help someone and had temporary access to a copy of these records. These local marriages were found in Ray Cowen Sawyer's well-known 1931 compilation Marriages Published in the Christian Intelligencer of the Reformed Dutch Church From 1830 to 1871. Copies of Mr. Sawyer's ambitious newspaper records abstraction undertaking, which includes DRC marriages through the U.S., are available for your viewing at larger U.S. genealogy libraries, including the local history room at the New York Public Library at 5th & 42nd, the NYGBS in New York City, and the NEHGS in Boston, or ask your local library about interlibrary loan of microfilm.

There might be other marriages for our counties that were missed, so go through the original resource personally, or hire a professional genealogist to spend a day going through the 10 volumes for you. Most of the couples listed appear to have been socially prominent where they lived, so it's possible that you had to pay a fee to be listed in this paper, or be a member of a family whose activities warranted wider social notice outside the Mohawk Valley, or be married by a DRC minister who conscientiously sent his marriages in to the paper.

Lansing - Alexander
March 26, 1831. At Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York, on the 17th inst., Frederick Lansing, Esq. to Miss Catherine M. Alexander, both of that place.

Baker - Cook
June 1, 1833. At Danube, Herkimer County (N.Y.), on the 30th ult., by the Rev. John Manley, Barney Baker of Canajoharie to Lucinda Cook of the former place.

Lyon - Peck
September 21, 1833. On Tuesday evening, by the Rev. J. Van Vechten, Mr. David M. Lyon of Salisbury, Herkimer County (N.Y.) to Miss Deborah Peck of Schenectady.

Pettibane - Van Alstyne
January 9, 1836. At Mindin, Montgomery County (N.Y.) by the Rev. J. Murphy, on the 23rd ult., Jacob Pettibane of Manheim to Miss Catherine Van Alstyne.

Courter - Bowman
December 3, 1836. At Little Falls N.Y. on the 26th ult., by the Rev. A. Bronson, Stephen Courter to Jane Bowman.

Bellinger - Myers
January 21, 1837. On Tuesday evening, by the Rev. Dr. Knox, Frederick Bellinger, Esq. to Miss Eliza Myers, both of Herkimer.

Schuyler - Zimmerman
June 3, 1837. At Manheim, on the 4th ult., by the Rev. Paul Weidman, Mr. William D. Schuyler of Little Falls to Miss Jemima Zimmerman of the former place.

Bidleman - Keyser
June 3, 1837. At Manheim, on the 23rd ult., by the same, Mr. Hiram Bidleman to Miss Marianna Keyser.

Stagg - Bike
September 30, 1837. At Fairfield, N.Y., in the Reformed Dutch Church, on the 23rd inst., by the Rev. A. Bronson, Mr. John James Stagg to Miss Catherine Jane Bike, both of Little Falls.

Dockstader - Snell
February 29, 1840. On the 13th ult., by the Rev. B.B. Westfall, Mr. Jacob Dockstader of Mohawk to Miss Catharine, daughter of Capt. George I. Snell of Paletine.

Petit - Prame
April 24, 1841. By the Rev. B.B. Westfall, on the 15th inst., in the town of Mohawk, Zephaniah Petit, Esq. to Miss Margaret, daughter of Col. George Prame.

Fink - Van Alstyne
February 5, 1842. On the evening of the 25th ult., by the same, Mr. Henry Fink of Little Falls, Herkimer County, to Miss Catalina, daughter of Gen. Cornelius N. Van Alstyne of Sharon.

Barger - Crewell
March 26, 1842. On the 2nd of February, by the Rev. S.V.E. Westfall, Mr. David Barger of Herkimer County, N.Y. to Miss Magdaline Crewell of Bethlehem.

Garlock - Loucks
July 23, 1842. On the same day, by the same in Manheim, Mr. Peter Garlock of Canajoharie to Lana Loucks of the former place.

Acker - Orendorff
July 30, 1842. At Columbia, Herkimer County, N.Y., July 12th, by the Rev. A. H. Myers of St. Johnsville, the Rev. John H. Ackerson to Cornelia K., Only daughter of Henry S. Orendorff, all of Columbia.

Swezey - Crowell
October 22, 1842. On the 11th inst., at the Theological Seminary, Newburgh, by the Rev. James B. Ten Eyck, Mr. William W. Swezey, merchant of Newport, Herkimer County, to Miss Phebe W. Crowell of St. Andrews, Orange County.

Branaugh - Shultz
September 2, 1843. At Manheim, Herkimer County, N.Y., July 25th, by the Rev. John Dubois, Mr. John W. Branaugh to Miss Barbara Ann Shultz.

Green - Wilcott
May 4, 1844. By the same, February 29th, Mr. Herkimer Green to Miss Emily Wilcott, both of Danube.

Green - Zimmerman
May 4, 1844. At Manheim, by the Rev. John Dubois, January 23rd, Mr. Baldwin Green of Danube to Miss Irene Zimmerman of the former place.

Ruby - Miller
August 31, 1844. In Herkimer, on the 15th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Murphey, Mr. Jacob Ruby to Miss Mary Ann Miller, both of Little Falls.

Timerman - Green
February 26, 1846. In Danube, Herkimer County, on the 11th inst., by the Rev. J. Knieskern, Mr. Eli Timerman to Miss A.M. Green.

Walrath - Driesback
February 26, 1846. In Manheim, on the 16th inst., by the same, Mr. Daniel Walrath to Miss Paulina Driesback.

Feeter - Eigenbroadt
November 5, 1846. On the 29th of September, by the Rev. J. Knieskern, Mr. William Feeter to Miss Catharine Eigenbroadt, both of Manheim.

Williams - Hartman
November 9, 1848. In Manheim, October 29th, by the Rev. A.H. Myers, Mr. Solomon Williams to Miss Frances F. Hartman.

Doxstader - Williams
March 22, 1849. By the same, March 22nd, Mr. Jacob J. Doxstader to Miss Cornelia Williams, both of Mohawk.

Wemple - Whetmore
May 2, 1850. At Mohawk, on the 17th ult., by the Rev. D. Van Olinda, Jacob D. Wemple to Hannah Whetmore.

Timerman - Clerk
October 3, 1850. September 25th, by the Rev. A.H. Myers, Mr. James Timerman to Miss Adelia Clerk, all of Manheim.

Myers - Heller
March 6, 1851. In Manheim, January 29th, by the Rev. A.H. Myers, Mr. Ira Timerman to Miss Adaline Heller, all of the former place.

Flander - Snell
July 31, 1851. In Manheim, June 12th, by the Rev. A.H. Myers, Mr. Gideon Flander of St. Johnsville to Miss Mary, daughter of Joshua Snell of Manheim.

Applegate - Doxstader
July 31, 1851. At the Parsonage in Manheim, by the same, July 3rd, Mr. John Applegate to Mrs. Phebe Doxstader, both of Root, Montgomery County, N.Y.

Schuyler - Cornue
June 17, 1852. By the same, June 2nd, Jay Schuyler of Mohawk to Elmira Cornue of Canajoharie.

Van Antwerp - Bradly
November 18, 1852. At Fonda, November 13th, by the Rev. Douw Van O'Linda, David Van Antwerp to Celia Bradly, both of Mohawk.

Lansing - Fox
November 2, 1854. On Thursday, October 25th, at Danube, Herkimer County, by Rev. Paul Weidman, S. Stewart Lansing of Manheim to Catharine Fox of Danube.

Fuller - Ten Eyck
September 18, 1856. At Manheim, September 10th, by Rev. Paul Weidman, Clinton A. Fuller, New York City, to Gertrude Ten Eyck Lansing of Manheim.

Lotridge - Schuyler
October 23, 1856. By the same, October 1st, William B. Lotridge of Mohawk to Catharine Schuyler of Johnstown.

Lane - Wheeler
December 11, 1856. By Rev. John W. Hammond, Mohawk, December 4th, Stephen Lane, Wisconsin to Ellen M. Wheeler, Mohawk.

Bellinger - Dievendorf
March 26, 1857. At Currytown, by the Rev. J.J. Quick, January 28th, Jacob B. Bellinger of Danube, Herkimer County to Margaret Dievendorf of Root, Montgomery County.

Belshew - Oxner
August 26, 1858. At Columbia, Herkimer County, N.Y., on the 18th inst., by the Rev. Daniel Lord, Mortimer W. Belshew to Jenny E. Oxner.

Casey - Bellinger
May 27, 1858. May 20th, by the Rev. John W. Hanmond, James E. Casey, M.D. to Mary V.S. Bellinger, all of Mohawk.

Cook - Schuyler
January 19, 1860. At the house of the bride's father, Mohawk, N.Y., January 11th, by Rev. Charles D. Mott, John L. Cook, Jr. of Syracuse, N.Y. to Annette, daughter of Henry Schuyler.

Crine - Schall
September 25, 1862. At Mohawk, on the 17th inst., by the Rev. Daniel Lord, J. Henry Crine to Mary A. Schall.

Crim - Schall
October 9, 1862. At Mohawk, on the 17th ult., by Rev. Daniel Lord, J. Henry Crim to Mary A. Schall. [Note: probably a correction to the above.]

Quackenbush - Nebar
November 6, 1862. October 21st, John T. Quackenbush and Louisa Nebar of Mohawk.

DeGraff - Philips
October 21, 1869. At the residence of the bride's mother, Thursday, October 14th, by the Rev. A.M. Quick, Mr. Alfred DeGraff of Mohawk to Miss Anna, only daughter of the late Cornelius Philips of Florida, Montgomery County, N.Y.

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