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Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992

Groom's Name: John W. Cortner
Groom's Birth Date: 1866
Groom's Birthplace: Keokuk Co., Ia.
Groom's Age: 53
Bride's Name: Clara B. Sherrill
Bride's Birth Date: 1871
Bride's Birthplace: Fonda, Ia.
Bride's Age: 48
Marriage Date: 18 Jan 1919
Marriage Place: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Groom's Father's Name: Daniel M. Cortner
Groom's Mother's Name: Emaline E. Ford
Bride's Father's Name: James Bush
Bride's Mother's Name: Eliza Randall
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status: Unknown
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status: Unknown
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02708-7
System Origin: Iowa-EASy
Source Film Number: 1749718
Reference Number: Vol 18 pg 50
Family: F7387
2 1900 Census Boggs Twp., Clearfield Co., PA page 1B
It lists G. Frank Goss as Head, born June 1856 age 43 salesman and married for 24 years to Ella. Ella birth listed May 1857, had 6 children, 4 as of 1900.
Children: Leonard J., Sept. 1871, age 21, operator-telegraph; Mintie B., Aug. 24, age 15; F. George, Jan. 1893, age 7; & Eva Jane, July 1897, age 3.
Family: F648
3 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F2179
4 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F2225
5 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F2171
6 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F2231
7 1st wife
Family: F926
8 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F2063
9 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F2167
10 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F2226
11 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F2172
12 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F2169
13 All their children were baptized at St. Jacob's Lutheran Church bet. 1848-1860 in the order given.
Family: F3787
14 Ames Daily Tribune Times, July 9, 1937 Page 3

Iowa State Grads Are Wed
Announcement is made of the marriage of two Iowa State college graduates, Miss Ruth Ferritor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H., V. Ferritor of Stanberry, Mo., and Lewell Spies of Marshalltown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spies of Gilmore City which took place June 23 at the Central Church of Christ at Stanberry.

The couple are residding in Marshalltown.

Mr. Spies is a graduate of the mechanical arts and science division and Mrs.Spies from the home economics. 
Family: F8299
15 Announce Marriage of Kylertown Girl

WEST DECATUR - Miss Pearl Evans, daughter of the Mr. and the late Mrs. Arthur Evans, of Kylertown, and Leonard Hazel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Hazel, of West Decatur, were marrie dSunday afternoon, August 11, by Justice of the Peace J. Mac Pearce in his office in Philipsburg.

Attending the ceremony were Mr. and mrs. Allen Kennedy, Maynard Hazel, and Beverly Hazel.

The bridegroom was discharged from the armed forces May 17, of this year after serving overseas with the Sixth Armored Division in Germany.
Family: F7194
16 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F2243
17 Cleafield Progress, July 27, 1957 Page 12

Double Ring Wedding Ceremony Solemnized in Church at Ramey

RAMEY - Lyla Jane Shunkwiler of Ramey and Donald Lee Jarrett of Oscecla Mills R.D. were married June 29 in a double ring candlelight ceremony performed by Rev.J. Richard Hackenberry in the Ramey Methodist Church.

The vows were exchanged before an altar decorated with candelabra, roses and delphiniums.

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Georga Shunkwiler and the bridegroom a son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Jarrett.

Mrs. Margaretta Swoope of Madera, at the organ, played "I Love Thee," "Traumerei," "0 Perfect Love," and "Always." She accompanied Mrs. Leah Powell of Niagara
Falls as she sang "I Love You Truly," "Because," and "The Lord's Prayer" while the couple knelt at the altar.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor length gown of rosepomt lace and nylon net over satin. It was fashioned with a fitted bodice, illusion neckline with a mandarin collar, and long lace sleeves that came to a point over her wrist Her fingertip veil, edged in lace was held in place by a crown of pearls and sequins. She carried a xascade bouquet of carnations centered with a white orchid. She carried out the tradional "something old, something new." Her only jewelry was a pair of pearl earrings, a gift of the bridegroom.

Maid of honor Miss Judy Villella of Altoona, cousin of the bride, wore a gown of pink chiffon with a jeweled headpiece with a short tulle veil. Her bouquet was of pink
and white carnations.

Her bridesmaid was Miss Joyce Waite of Smithmills who wore a gown of pale green chiffon with a matohmg headpiece with tulip veil. Her colonial bouquet was of yellow and white carnations.

Best man was David Yarger of Niagara Falls, a cousin of the bridegroom. Ushers were Ira Jar rett, brother of the bridegroom and Don White of Bradford, cousin of the bride.

The bride's mother wore a pink sculptured nylon dress with white accessories while the bridegroom's mother chose a grey silk print with white accessories. Both wore corsages of white glamelias.

A reception was given at the home of the bride's parents for 100 friends and relatives.

The bride is a graduate of the Moshannon Valley High School, class of 1955, and is employed by Sylvania in Houtzdale.

The newlyweds left on a trip to Niagara Falls and Canada.

Out-of-town guests at the wedding were from Bradford, Pa ; Niagara Falls, N. Y.; Altoona, Sanborn, Houtzdale, Patton, Smithmills, Clearfield, Blairsville, West Decatur, Osceola Mills, Flinton, New Castle, Homer City, Philipsburg and Ramey. 
Family: F8064
18 Clearfield Progres, November 24, 1998 Page 16


Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Clearfield, was the setting on Sept. 5,1998, for the wedding of Crystal Joy Deitrich and Shawn Edward Wisor. The Rev. Duane White officiated at the double ring ceremony and Mrs. Lee White was organist.

The bride is the daughter of James and Patricia Deitrich of Port Matilda. Parents of the groom are Connie Wisor of Clearfield and Lynne Wisor of
Mineral Springs.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor- length gown of white satin with high neck embroidered with sequins and hanging pearls in front. Sequin and pearl appliques enhanced the long sleeves with puff shoulders and points at the wrists, the bodice and skirt. The cathedral train was adorned with a sequin and pearl pattern and featured six fabric roses down the center. She carried a small cascade of white and pink roses, white carnations and forget-me-nots accented with baby's breath.

Kathy Muir of Osceola Mills was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jessica Wisor of Glen Hope and Christine Holowecky of Philipsburg They were attired in hunter green velvet dresses with long sleeves, empire waist and back tie bow. Their colonial bouquets of white and pink roses, carnations and baby's breath were accented by gold and green streamers.

Mark Wisor of Glen Hope performed the duties of best man for his brother. Thad Pry of Mineral Springs, Gradie Wisor of Woodland and Jeff Deitrich of Port Matilda, brother of the bride served as ushers.

The mother of the bride wore a two-piece berry colored dress with long- sleeved jacket and kneelength
skirt. The groom's mother chose a huntergreen dress with short sleeves and knee- length skirt.

A catered reception for 185 guests was held in the Agriculture Building at the Clearfield DrivingPark. 6

The bride is a 1994 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School; attended two years of college; and will graduate in February 1999 from Clearfield County Vo-Tech LPN program. She is employed by Skills of Central Pa. The groom graduated in 1989 from Clearfield Area High School and Clearfield County Vo-Tech School's machine shop course. He is employed by Howe's Leather.

The couple resides at Clearfield. 
Family: F8136
19 Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)
April 4, 1941, Page 9


A celebration was held recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Irwin, in honor of theri 40th wedding anniversary which was Thursday, March 27.
Twelve children were born to this union, nine survive, along with 22 granchildren.
Those present of rthe enjoyable celebration were: Mr. and Mrs. Byron Irwin, son Gerald; Mr. and Mrs. William Norris, son Jerry; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harley and children; Ellis and Chloe Ann; Mr. and Mrs. Max Irwin, son Larry; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Irwin; Miss Betty Irwin and Miss Wava Wise all of Curwensville; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lippert and children, Charles, Harry and Ruth of Lebanon; Mr. Dan Irwin and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dotts and children, Ruby and Byron of Carroltown. 
Family: F7476
20 Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)
January 22, 1916 Page 1


Happy Young Couple Left on Evening Train for Honeymoon At Niagra Falls

Yesterday morning Chester NcFarland, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. McFarland of Fifth street in East End, and Miss Erma L. Bush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bush of ? street were united in marriage at the home of the bride by Rev. B. J. Hummel, pastor of the United Brethern church. Only the immediate families of the yound couple were present for the ceremony.
Following the ceremony a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served. The happy young couple left on the 7:12 B. R. and P. train to spend their honeymoon at Niagra Falls, Buffalo andother points of interest. After their return they will reside in Clearfield.
Miss Bush is one of Clearfield's most popular young ladies. Mr. McFarland is an industrious younf man and holds a responsible position in the Clearfield Republican office. Their host of friends wish thema happy and prosperous married life.
Family: F2117
21 Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)
July 9, 1945 Page 8

Application for Marriage License

C. Leonard Bush, West Decatur; Bessie Hazel, Bigler.


Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)
July 19, 1945 Page 3

Bessie Hazel Is Bride of C. Leonard Bush

BIGLER - Miss Bessie Hazel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Hazel of Bigler became the bride of C. Leonard Bush, son of Mrs. Jennie Bush and the late Chalres A. Bush of Boggs Township, at a wedding performed by Justice of the Peace G. B. Troxell of Bradford Township on Saturday, July 14 at 2:45 p.m. 
Family: F35
22 Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)
June 27, 1924, Page 21

The freinds of Mrs. Chas. B. Davis, Jr., gave a beautiful dinner shower in her honor at the Dimeling followed by a dance at the country club. Mrs. Davis was Miss Nathalie Orcutt before her recent marriage to Chas B. Davis. 
Family: F7409
23 Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)
June 27, 1934, Page 6

Local Couple Wed

Fred Harley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harley of McNaul street, and Miss Naomi Irvin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Irvin of Chestnut Ridge, were marrie dyesterday afternoon by Rev. A. R. Turner in the M. E. Church parsonage. The bride is an employe of Erdman Hosiery Mills and the bride-groom is a painter. They will reside with the bride's parents several weeks before taking up housekeeping in Curwensville. The best wishes of a host of friends accompany them. 
Family: F7483
24 Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)
March 22, 1917, Page 1


On Tuesday afternoon at half past two o'clock, Arthur Holden and Miss Evelyn Woods, both of West Decatur, were united in marriage at the parsonage of the Lutheran church by Rev. C. R. Allenbach. Mr. and Mrs. Holden were unattended, and after the ceremony left for their future home. 
Family: F1388
25 Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)
November 2, 1939 Page 8

Engagement of Mary J. Orcutt to Robert F. Ward Announced

Mrs. E. E. Orcutt of Clearfield, announces the engagement of her daughter, Mary Jane, to Robert F. Ward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Ward.
No date has been set for the wedding.


Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)
November 15, 1939 Page 10

Marriage License Applications

Robert Frederick Ward, Clearfield, Mary Jane Orcutt, Clearfield. 
Family: F7408
26 Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)
November 26, 1935, Page 10

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at 9 o'clock Monday evening, November 25th, at the residence of Justice of Peace J. Lewis Leib on State Street, when Miss Ruth McFadden, charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl McFadden and Jack S. Goodman of Philadelphia were united in marriage, J. Lewis Leib officiating.
The bride is a graduate of Curwensville, High School, and is a highly popular member of the local younger set.
The bridegroom, whose home is in Philadelphia has been manager of themeat department of the local A & P Store for the past eighteen months and during his stay in town has won for himself a host of friends in the community.
The happily married couple have gone to housekeeping in their newly furnished home on State street, where they are at home to their friends. Theri many friends join in wishing them, many years of happily wedded life. 
Family: F7479
27 Clearfield Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania)
September 19, 1934, Page 4

Marriage Licenses

Seth W. Wrigley, Jr., of Wooster, Ohio and Carola Meta Orcutt of Grampian. 
Family: F7427
28 Clearfield Progress - April 8, 1952

Grassflat Girl Wed to West Decatur Veteran

GRASSFLAT - Ballerina length gowns were worn by the bride and her attendants at the recent wedding of Miss Gertrude Louise Gehret to Melvin L. Shimmel. The ceremony took place in the Nebo Lutheran Church in Grassflat.
The bride, Miss Gertrude Gehret, has been residing with her grandmother, Mrs. Emelia Olson of Grassflat. She is the daughter of Mrs. Gertrude Olson Gehret of 749 West Third Street, Williamsport. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nile Shimmel, West Decatur.
Spring flowers and rhododendron formed a background for the double ring service which was solemnized by Rev. Edward Lindgren. Mrs. Lindgren presented the wedding music and accompanied Wallace Larson, soloist.
The bride, escorted to the altar by her cousin, Burdette Larson of Grassflat, wore a light blue chantilly lace ballerina length gown with matching mitts and matching lace Dutch cap to which was attached a shoulder length veil. She carried a white Bible topped with rosebuds and satin streamers to which were attached hyacinth blossoms.
Mrs. Mildred Fate of Lanse, was matron of honor. She wore a pink lace ballerina length gown with matching mitts. Spring flowers comprised her colonial bouquet.
Robert Shimmel of West Decatur, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man and Eugene Larson was ring bearer. Ushers included Gerald Shimmel of West Decatur, another brother of the bridegroom, and William Conway of Grassflat.
The bride's mother was attired in a blue silk taffeta dress, navy accessories, and a corsage of red rosebuds.
Following the ceremony a reception for 125 guests was given in the church social room. Later Mr. and Mrs. Shimmel left for a wedding trip. They are now residing in Grassflat.
For traveling the bride chose a charcoal gray suit, navy accessories, and a corsage of red rosebuds.
A graduate of the Cooper Township High School, Mrs. Shimmel is employed in the office of Kristianson and Lanse Coal Company at Lanse.
The bridegroom, a veteran of both the Korean War and World War II, is employed by Bruce Amon in Clearfield. He is a graduate of the Philipsburg Hight School. 
Family: F87
29 Clearfield Progress - January 15, 1959

ENGAGED - Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hughes have announced the engagement of their daughter, Carol, above, to E. Glen Fleck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fleck of Philipsburg. Miss Hughes is employed as a payroll clerk at McTague Manufacturing Co. of Philipsburg, and Mr. Fleck is a senior at the Thaddeus Stevens Trade School at Lancaster. No date has been set for the wedding. 
Family: F2339
30 Clearfield Progress - January 22, 1938 Saturday Evening

Mr. and Mrs. George Brett Who Have Celebrated Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. George William Brett of 602 Daisy Street today are headed toward their fifty-first wedding anniversary, having celebrated their golden wedding date on January 12.
On the Sunday preceding their anniversary a dinner, with their children and grandchildren present, was held in their honor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Leavy.
Mr. and Mrs. Brett have in Clearfield continuously since 1898, and for several years prior to 1891, when they went to Jersey Shore and Gillintown, where Mr. Brett was employed by the New York Central Railroad Company.
Mr. Brett was born in Ireland and was 73 years of age on January 1. He was brought to this country by his father, who lived at Woodland and who, at his death was described as "everybody's friend and who had everybody for a friend." In 1889 the father purchased and occupied the Brett Farm on the Clearfield-Woodland highway.
Mrs. Brett, the former Sarah M. Goss, who will be 71 years of age on May 12, was born near Blue Ball in Decatur Township. Her father, Jesse Goss, who died a number of years ago at the Brett Home, was a man influential in the affairs of Wallaceton, West Decatur, Boggs and Decatur Townships.
They were married on January 12, 1888 by the Rev. Cornelius of the Philipburg Presbyterian Church at Philipsburg. Mr. Brett recalls that he was dressed in a Prince Albert coat and has preserced a picture of himself in his "wedding outfit" taken several days after the marriage.
After working for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and the W. B. Wigton brick plant at Philipsburg, Mr. Brett began a career with the New York Central Railroad which lasted 43 years and 11 months until his retirement three years ago.
He believes he was "fortunate" he often said, because during his railroading years, he never had an accident nor was he on a train which figured in an accident, although two of his brothers were killed working for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.
The Bretts have four children: Mrs. Fred Leavy of Clearfield; Raymond of Clearfield; Dr. George J., a dentist of Lancaster, and LeRoy of Clearfield. They also have six grandchildren. 
Family: F649
31 Clearfield Progress - January 22, 1957


Archer - Fleck
BRISBIN - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Archer of Brisbin announce the engagement of their daughter, Delores Jean, to Pfc. Duane Fleck, son of Mrs. Roxie Fleck of West Decatur R.D. Pfc. Fleck is now stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. 
Family: F2319
32 Clearfield Progress - January 3, 1959, Saturday

Last Week's Mystery Farm is One of Most Productive in County
By Mabel Lobb - Progress Staff Writer

One of the most productive farms in Clearfield County is last week's Mystery Farm, that owned by Mrs. Iola Shimmel of West Decatur R.D., having had top herd in 1957 in the Clearfield County Dairy Herd Improvement Association and placing among the top in previous years.
The Shimmel farm, also known as the Brae Glen farm, taken from their name used to register cattle, is located on Route 970 about 1-1/4 miles west of Wallaceton.
In the early 1800's the original tract of 640 acres, which was later divided and sold to other farmers, was bought and settled by George W. Shimmel. Currently the estate contains about 169 acres. Through the years, ownership has passed on to other members of the family until it has now reached the fifth generation, those persons having lived there about 38 years thus far.
Thirteen children were born to Mrs. Shimmel and her husband, the late Morris Shimmel: Mrs. Irene Conaway, Osceola Mills R.D.; Morris, Jr., Houtzdale; Don, at home and Darwin, at Niagara Falls, NY, who are twins; Raymond, West Decatur; Mrs. Lelda Morgan, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Joanne Jones, who with her husband, Fred, and two children, Robin and Ricky, live on the farm in apartment over the garage; William, Indiana, Pa.; Mrs. Gail Shimmel, Osceola Mills, R.D.; Mrs. Helen Hipps, Phyllis, Diane, and a little granddaughter, three month old Debbie, on the farm.
One child is deceased.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Shimmel and two children, Tom and John, live on the property in the tenant house built by Henry Shimmel, a former owner. Don is the director of the Clearfield County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, a position he has held for two years.
Family members lived comfortably in the original house, it having been remodeled and modernized in more recent years. The original barn, too, is standing and being used. A garage and machinery shed are among recent additions.
Used often by the family and neighbors for recreation is the pond situated on the property, which is ideal for swimmers, and being stocked with fish, for anglers, also. Last fall it was drained but will be restocked soon.
The late Morris Shimmel began dairying 35 years ago and the practice has grown to a thriving livelihood. With a herd of Holsteins and Jerseys totaling 48 cattle in all, the Shimmels provide milk to Purity Milk Corp., bulk pickup.
"One of the top herds in the county in more ways than one," said W. O. Mitchell, county farm agent, as the following facts and figures prove:
In the D.H.I.A. in 1957, the Shimmel farm was tops with 26 milking cows producing an average of 11,239 pounds of milk and 430 pounds of butterfat. The high cow, Karmdyke Armsby Pabst Olive, registered Holstein, produced in 305 days at four years of age 16,999 pounds of milk and 576 pounds of butterfat, with other Holsteins boasting high records also.
Both in 1955 and 1956 the herd took second place with a high average of 12,824 pounds of milk produced in 1956. The Shimmels owned a Holstein which produced in 1955, 20,027 pounds of milk and 750 pounds of butterfat. A Jersey in the herd produced 727 pounds of butterfat in 1954.
As the Shimmels are busy farmers, so are they active members and workers of the Salem E.U.B. Church, The Bradford Grange, Holstein Friesian Association of America, D.H.I.A., and the Pennsylvania Holstein Registry Association.
In addition to dairying, crops are grown for cattle fodder. In their "minutes off" both Mrs. Shimmel and her daughter, Helen, enjoy gardening, with roses being their specialty.
"Other than that, there's not much time for other hobbies," Mrs. Shimmel smiled. That's understandable. The Shimmel dairy record speaks for itself.
The Brae Glen Farm is a familiar landmark to many people as the following persons reported their guesses this week: Burke Albert, Woodland; Kenneth Shimmel, Bigler; Mrs. Robert Owens, Clearfield; Mrs. Roxie (Shimmel) Fleck of Hyde, sister-in-law of Mrs. Shimmel; and 3-1/2 year old Billy Horn of Clearfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Horn.
Family: F643

Miss Bernice Button, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Button of O'Shanter and Melvin Holden of Susquehanna Avenue, were united in marriage Saturday evening at the Methodist Parsonage in Glen Richey, Rev. Hixon officiating. The happy couple will make their future home on Ann St. Their many friends in this vicinity join in wishing them many years of wedded bliss.


Clearfield Progress, July 1, 1936 Page 9

Bernice Button Bride of Melvin Holden

Melvin Duane Holden (Sarge) and Miss Bernice Button were united in marriage Saturday evening, June 27 at 10:00 o'clock in the Primitive Methodist parsonage in Glen Richey by the Rev. B. E. Hixon. they were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Post of Curwensville, brother-in-law and sister of the groom.

The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Button of O'Shanter, and the groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holden of Curwensville.

The bride was attractive in a dress of navy blue with plaid trimmings. Mrs. Post, her attendant, was attired in a flowered crepe dress. Friends of the couple wish them a happy and prosperous wedded life.
Family: F492
34 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F1861
35 Clearfield Progress June 9, 1916 Page 4

Jordan Township Girl Weds Grove City Man

A romance which had its inception a year ago while Miss Edna McNeal was visiting her sister at Grove City, culminated Wednesday Afternoon in the wedding of Miss Edna McNeal, daughter of Mrs. Smith McNeal of Jordan township, and Arthur Platt, of Grove City.
The ceremony took place at the home of the bride's mother, in the presence of the parents of the couple, their brothers and sisters, and invited friends.
The wedding was performed by the Rev. H. A. Troutman, pastor of the Fruit Hill Presbyterian church. The bride's sister Mildred was bridesmaid and Samuel Platt brother of the bridegroom was best man. 
Family: F7107
36 Clearfield Progress November 28, 1913, lists James Albert Crummy and Bessie May Rowles both of Woodland as having obtained a marriage license.

1920 US Federal Cenus lists Bessie Crummy and her son James Crummy in the home of Howard Peters, Bessie was listed as housekeeper. Bessie later became the wife of Howard Peters. 
Family: F8673
37 Clearfield Progress, December 12, 1979 Page 12

Mathews, Antes, Married at Grampian Methodist Church

GRAMPIAN - Robin Mischelle Mathews and Frederick Carl Antes were united in marriage Oct. 20 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in a double-ring ceremony performed by the Rev. Robert Patton.

The altar was decorated with ferns and pink and white silk carnations. As part of t h e ceremony the bride and groom lit a unity candle. The organist was Jeanette Chelgren; Joel Dutra sang "Sunrise, Sunset," "If" and "Wedding Song."

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Mathews, III, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Antes, all of Grampian R.D.

Escorted to the a l t a r by her father, the bride was attired in a white charmessa empire-waisted A-line effect gown with backfullness ending in a controlled chapel train. Sheer bodice chiffon polyester ruffling encircled the pearled neckline of the sheer bodice. Beaded lace appliques accented the full bishop sleeves, cuffs and front of the gown. Matching imported French lace with hand beading edged thehemline and train. Her chapel-length veil and face blusher were of bridalillusion. The veil, outlined in beaded lace to match the gown, was attached to a hand - beaded appliqued Juliet cap. She carried a colonial bouquet of white silk carnations, pink roses, fern and baby's breath accented by a pink and white cluster, bow with streamers tied in love knots.

The bride carried out t he "something old, something new" theme. Her yellow gold heart - shaped necklace enhanced by a diamond wasa gift from the groom. Her. veil and gown were fashioned and made by her mother.

Maid of honor Alison Mathews, sister of the bride, made her burgundy qiana knit A-line gown with a ruffle encircling the neckline . She wore a headband of silk burgundy daisies, pink carnations and baby's breath. She carried a basket of burgundy daisies, pink carnations and statice with a pink cluster bow and streamers tied in love knots.

Bridesmaids Kim and Shelly Woodel, cousins of the bride, wore forget-menot- pink qiana knit princessstyle gowns made by Jill Mathews, aunt of the bride, with pink . sheer chiffon polyester knit capes made by the bride's mother. They also wore headbands of flowers and carried basketsidentical to the honor attendant's with burgundy ribbons.

Flower girl Jennifer Thomas, cousin of the bride and niece of the groom, wore an ice pink gown of polyester crepe with an apron-effect overskirt. Pink ruffling encircled the collar, sleeve edges and overskirt. It was made by h e r mother. She wore a pink ribbon with daisies accented by pearls in her hair, and carried a
crystal beaded basket with miniature pink roses, statice and a pink cluster bow with streamers tied in love knots. The flower arrangements and corsages were made by the bride's mother. Mrs. Thomas, the bride's grandmother, made the beaded baskets.

Keith Pehtz was best man. Ushers were Audie and Rob Pentz. Matthew Woodel, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer. The men wore silver gray tuxedoesj with white shirts trimmed in burgundy. The father of the bride wore a three - piecesilver gray suit made by his wife.

The bride's mother made her cinnamon charmessa princess - style gown with a gathered back panel. The mother of t h e groom made the smoke blue interlockknit gown she wore with silver accessories . Both mothers wore white silk orchid.corsages.

A reception for 140 people was held at the Grampian Community Building. Aides were Jane Johnson, Sharon Harmic, Bernett Henry andIrene Kendall. Lisa Fye attended the guest book and Tammy Beck served punch.

Pre-nuptial showers were given by Jill Mathews and by Jean Thomas, aunt of the bride and sister of the groom . The rehersal dinner at the Golden Yoke, Luthersburg, was hosted by the groom's parents.

The bride is a 1978graduate of Curwensville Area High School and is employed by. the United States Postal Service at Olanta. The groom is a 1976 graduate of the same school and is employed by AntesTrucking of Grampian.

The couple are residing at Hepburnia, after a wedding trip to Yellowstone National Park. 
Family: F8452
38 Clearfield Progress, April 12, 1979 Page 28

Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Pry


The Bible Tabernacle here was the setting for the recent wedding of Patricia I. McBride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McBride Jr., West Decatur, and Albert J. Pry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Pry, Clearfield R.D. 3.

The Rev. Kenneth Pry officiated at the double-ring ceremony, and Joe Irvin presented the music at the organ.

Given in marriage by her parents, and escorted down the aisle by her father, the bride was dresses in a white satin gown with an illusion lace cape-train. She carried bouquet of creamy carnations with red silk.

Sharon McBride, Luthersburg R.D. 1, was her sister's maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Barb and Beverly McBride, West Decatur, the bride's sisters; and Kathy Royer, Clearfield R.D., the groom's cousin.

Ed Pry, Glen Richey cousin of the groom was the best man, and ushers were George Cutler, Clearfield, Don Lippert, Hyde, and Tim Pry, Clearfield brother of the groom.

The mother of the bride was attired in a long mint green polyester gown with mylong sleeves. The groom's mother was dressed in a long gold and winter white knit and polyester gown.

A reception for approximately 100 guests was held at the Bigler Elementary School cafateria, where Mrs. Alice Lippert, Anna Lippert, Connie Fye and Leeann Fye served as aides.

The bride is a 1973 graduate of Clearfield Area High School and employed by the Shaw Public Library. The groom, a 1974 graduate of Philipsburg Area High School is employed at Crescent Brick Co., Clearfield.

The couple resides at Clearfield.
Family: F7670
39 Clearfield Progress, April 27, 1988 Page 26


Wed March 5 in Centre Grove United Methodist Church, Hyde, were Lorie Bloom and Randall Claude Bolton.

Parents of the couple are Gary and Linda Bloom of Curwensville R.D., Mrs. Betty L. Bolton of Rochester, N.Y., and the late Claude Bolton Jr.

The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. James Sunderland. Organist Mrs. Jay Buhler and soloist Mrs. Kim Dimmick presented nuptial music.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory full length gown of bridal satin featuring a sabrina neckline, tapered shirred long sleeves with satin button detail. The fitted dropped torso bodice was beaded with pearls and sequins over silk venise lace and had a large bow accenting the deep V back. The gathered skirt was hemmed in matching lace and ended in a chapel train.

She chose a pearl band headpiece with a side cluster of pearl-edged satin flowers and pearl sprays. Bridal illusion formed a curled wire edged pouff and fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of satin roses in red, pink, mauve and ivory, with baby's breath. Pearl earrings were a gift from the groom. Her wedding band belonged to her late grandmother Barbara B. Wighaman.

Matron of honor was Vicki Bell of Clearfield. Bridesmaids were Chris Hipps of Clearfield and Sonya Ballute of Curwensville. They wore tealength gowns of royal blue satin with a lace overlay. The gowns featured dropped torso bodice, puffed sleeves, boat neckline, and a hip wrap sash with a side bow. Matching gloves and satin caps with maline pouffs and streamers completed the look. They carried white Bibles topped with pink, red and white roses with satin streamers.

Flower girl Brenda Erhard wore an ivory laceover- satin floor-length dress, and a hair clip of ivory satin and pink roses with satin streamers.She carried a basket of roses and baby's breath.

Ring bearer Adam Erhard wore an ivory tuxedowith tails.

Craig Shomo of Clearfield was best man. Ushers were Andy Bowman and Micky Moore, both ofClearfield, and William Bloom and Garrick Bloom,both of Curwensville. They wore royal blue tuxedoeswith ivory shirts while the groom wore an ivory tuxedo with tails.

The mother of the bride wore a teal-length peach blush dress with long sleeves, a crisscross bodice and satin belt. The groom's mother chose a teallengthdress of mauve chiffon-over-satin with long sleeves and satin belt.

A reception at the Clearfield Elks was attendedby 160 guests. Brandy Bell was guest book attendantand wore the same attire as the bridesmaids.

The bride is a 1988 graduate of Bradford BusinessSchool, Pittsburgh.

The groom is serving with the U.S. Air Force. 
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40 Clearfield Progress, April 28, 1915 Page 4


Clarence Bush, an employe of the General Refractories company, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bush, of Morgan Run, and Miss Delores Krause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Krause of Blue Ball, were married at the United Bretheren parsonage at the later place on Wednesday of last week. 
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41 Clearfield Progress, April 8, 1938 Page 10

Bessie A. Carter and Ernest Odell Marry

Miss Bessie Alvira Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Carter of Clearfield, and Ernest Richard O'Dell son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Dell of Curwensville were married on Wednesday by Justice of the Peace R. C. Shaw. 
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42 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family: F804
43 Clearfield Progress, August 10, 1973 Page 10

60 Years

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bowman of Olanta R. D. 1 will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception for friends and relatives Saturday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 5 p. m. in the Lawrence Grange Hall, Clearfield R. D. 3.

The Bowmans were married Aug. 18, 1913 in Buffalo, N. Y.

They are the parents of five children: Mrs. Albert (Esther) Burnett of Clearfield R. D. 3; Jesse of Buffalo, N. Y.; Mrs. Frank (Frances) Sturnilo of Altoona; Cleo at home; and Mrs. Lester (Agnes) Graham, Clearfield R. D. 3. They have 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Bowman has a sister, Marian Garrison. Mr. Bowman has two brothers, Oral of O'Shanter and William in California; and a sister, Mabel Abearn of Boothwyn, Pa.

The couple has asked that gifts be omitted 
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44 Clearfield Progress, August 11, 1987 Page 8

Haney - Caldwell

CURWENSVILLE - Calvary Baptist Tabernacle at Curwensville provided the setting May 23 for the wedding of Bonnie S. Haney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Haney of Hyde, and Kent Caldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Caldwell of Curwensville R.D.

Officiating at the double-ring ceremony were the Rev. David Hudson and the Rev. Ralph Burns, uncle of the groom. Marilyn Weber was organist, and Brenda Weber, soloist.

The bride, given in marriage by her parents, wore a floor-length gown of white satin enhanced with Chantilly lace ruffles that encircled the hem to form a bustle in the back. The fitted bodice featured an illusion yoke, high lace collar and puffed leg-of-mutton sleeves. To complete her ensemble, she chose a picture hat with lace-trimmed illusion pouf and streamers. She carried a silk bouquet of white roses accented by rainbow-colored rosebuds.

Holly Caldwell of Clearfield, sister-in-law of the groom, was matron of honor. Her peach-colored, floor-length gown had a Basque waist, shirred front and back bodice and shirred sleeves.

Bridesmaids were Penny Frontino of Clearfield and Barb Haney of Hyde and Brenda Peterson of Houtzdale, both sisters of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Michelle Elensky, niece of the bride, and flower girl was Heidi Fullington. Both are of Clearfield. They were dressed identically to the honor attendant in shades of lavender, yellow, aqua, pink and blue, respectively. Each carried a fan accented with roses the color of her dress.

The groom's brother, Allen Caldwell of Clearfield, was best man. Ushers were Bill Haney of Hyde, brother of the bride, Jerry Hooven of Olanta and Russ Peterson of Houtzdale, brother-in-law of the bride. Mark Kelly of Olanta was junior groomsman and Ryan Haley, ring bearer.

Mrs. Haney chose a long pink gown with lace caplet sleeves. Mrs. Caldwell wore a long dusty rose gown with sheer sleeves.

Two hundred guests attended a reception in the Glen Richey fire hall. Guest book attendant was Marsha Elensky of Clearfield, sister of the groom.

The bride is a 1981 graduate of Clearfield Area High School and is employed by Fullington Bus Co. The groom graduated from Curwensville Area High School in 1982 and is employed by Central Pennsylvania Coal Co.

The couple honeymooned at Virginia Beach and resides at Clearfield. 
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45 Clearfield Progress, August 18, 1965 Page 25

Woodland Methodist Church Is Scene of Merritt -Varner Wedding

WOODLAND - The marriage of Miss Marilyn Lee Varner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Varner of Woodland to John L. Merritt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Merritt of Clearfield, took place July 10 at 2:30 p. m. in the Woodland Methodist Church.

The Rev. Harrison Price officiated at the double ring ceremony before an altar decorated with white gladioli, carnations and candelabra.

Mrs. Mildred Wiser presided at the orga'n. She played the following: "Lovely Night" by Offenback; "I Love Thee" by Grieg; "Angel Serenade" by Braga; "Clair de Lune" by Debussey; "Evening Star" by Wagner; "Liebestraum" by Liszt, "Romance" by Rubenstein; "Bridal Chorus" by Wagner and "Wedding March" by Mendelssohn. John Varner, uncle of the bride, played a violin solo entitled, "Thine Own" by Lange. Vocal selections were rendered by Miss Catherine Owens who sang "The Day of Golden Promise," "Wedding Prayer" and "The Lord's Prayer."

The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a floor length gown of silk peau desoie featuring elbow-length sleeves, scoop neckline and basque waist. The bell-shaped skirt and front bodice were reembroidered in Alencon lace and pearls. A watteau train of chapel length formed the back interest. A petal cap of iridescent
sequins and pearls secured her elbow-length veil. She carried a white Bible topped with white and yellow roses and streamers interspersed with lily of the valley. Her only jewelry was a pearl pendant, and the traditional, "something old, something new," was carried out.

Miss Gretchen Varner attended her sister as maid of honor. She wore a gown of mint green peau de sole with short sleeves, scalloped scooped neckline, fitted bodice and bell-shaped skirt. Her veiled flower headpiece matched her gown and she carried a cascade of yellow carnations.

Mrs. Jane Jacobs of Clearfield and Miss Orrell Beitz of West Chester, cousin of the bride, were bridesmaids. They were attired in gowns and headpieces identical to the maid of honor's except in yellow. They carried cascades of green carnations.

The Misses Sandra and Barbara Brown of Williamsport, cousins of the bride, served as flower girl .and ring bearer They were dressed identically to the bridesmaids'. The flower girl carried a basket of roses, which she strew in the path of of the bride.

Bradley Malone of Coraopolis served as best man. Ushers were Robert Klarsch, o£ Massachusetts, brother-in-law of the bridegroom and Arthur Folmar of Lanse.

For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Varner chose a rose lace dress with white accessories and a corsage of white roses. Mrs. Merritt selected a beige lace dress with pink accessories and a corsage of pink roses.

A reception was held in the United Brethren Parish House with Mrs. Luella Duck, Mrs. Jane Wisor, Mrs. Donna Owens, Mrs. Ann Graboski and Miss Nancy Miller as aides.

The bride is an alumna of Clearfield Area High School and Lock Haven State College. She has accepted a position with the Clearfield Area Schools. Mr. Merritt, a graduate of the same high school and of the DuBois Campus of The Pennsylvania State University, is employed in the engineering department of North American Refractories Company at Curwensville.

Following a wedding trip to Virginia Beach, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt are residing at Clearfield.

Out-of-town guests were from Clearfield, Bradford, Aliquippa, Philipsburg, West Chester, Williamsport, Lock Haven, Coalport, Milroy, Curwensville, Pittsburgh, Avis, Lanse, Coraopolis, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Massachusetts.

A pre-nuptial shower was given by the maid of honor and bridesmaids. The bridal group was entertained at a rehearsal party given by Mrs. Peggy Griffith and Mrs. Caroline Bietz. 
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46 Clearfield Progress, August 18, 1977 Page 13

Mr. and Mrs. Larry M. Miller

An announcement has been made of the wedding of Kathy Sue Merrilt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Merritt of Houlzdale R.D. 1, and Larry Merle Miller, son of Mrs. Barbara Miller of Ramey, and the late Merle Miller.

The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Byron E. Reihart in the Brisbin Church of God at 2 p.m. June 25. Iris Baughman served as organist and Sandy Baughman was vocal soloist.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She wore a floor length A-line gown of polyester organza which ended in a chapel train. It was fashioned with an Empire waistline, scoopneckline and long fitted sleeves. Venise lace trimmed the neckline, sleeves, hemline and train. It was also used to border the waist length veil of Bridal illusion
which fell from a Camelot cap of organza accented with lace. The bride carried a white Bible belonging to the bridegroom's grandmother and a bouquet of white and yellow daisies and baby's breath tied with long white lace streamers.

The bride was attended by Joyce Miller of Houtzdale, as maid of honor; and Renee Vaux of Morrisdale, sister of the bridegroom, and Joan Ferguson of Philipsburg, as

Their floor length A-line gowns of polyester knit were of identical design. The sleeveless bodice had spaghetti straps and was topped with a chiffon cape matching the gown and trimmed with white Venise lace motifs. The cape's high rolled collar ended in streamers.

With their gowns, the attendants wore white picture hats trimmed with streamersmatching their gowns and carried bouquets of daisies, carnations and baby's breath dyed the color of their gowns.

Ms. Miller wore Nile green, Ms. Vaux, maize, and Ms. Ferguson, apricot.

And Rebar of Houtzdale was best man. The ushers were Ellsworth Vaux, Morrisdale, brotlier-in-law of the bridegroom, and James Merritt of Houtzdale R.D., brother of the bride.

Christine Srock of Linden, N.J., was flower girl. She wore a green gown and matching hat and carried a basket of mixed flowers. The ring bearer was Donnie Miller, nephew of the bridegroom.

The bride's mother chose a floor-length polyester knit gown made with long chiffon sleeves. The bridegroom's mother wore a floor-length light blue polyester gown and matching jacket. Both had corsages of daisies and carnations dyed to match the attendants' gowns.

Following the ceremony, a reception for 25 guests was given in the Houlzdale Fire Hall. Bonnie Bush attended the guest book.

The bride, a 1976 graduate of the Moshannon Valley High School, has been employedby Viceroy Sportswear at Osceola Mills. The bridegroom was also graduated from the
Moshannon Valley High School. He is employed by the Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. at Manchester.

Following a honeymoon to Hershey Park, Mr. and Mrs. Miller are residing at Manchester R.D. 1. 
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47 Clearfield Progress, August 21, 1979 Page 18

Perks-Shimmel Vows Recited In Gearhartville Ceremony

GEARHARTVILLE - The Gearhartville Free Methodist Church was the setting for the June 2 wedding of Cynthia Jean Perks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. James Perks, Philipsburg, and Mitchel Ray Shimmel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Shimmel, West Decatur.

The Rev. David E. Shultzaberger officiated at the double-ring ceremony. Ethel Koble, organist, played "There Is Love," "You Light Up My Life," "Brian's Song," "Love Solo," "Lord's Prayer," "Sen Fornia Cantana Wedding," "Theme from Water Music," "Dedication," and "With These Hands."

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a chantilly lace and reembroidered chantilly lace white gown with a square neckline, an empire waist, and train of chantilly lace flowing down the back of the gown from the bodice to the floor, with reembroidered lace-trimmed with beads, and an insert of silk pleated qiana with matching sleeves. She wore a floor-length matching mantilla veil, and carried a bouquet of silk apricot, blue and white roses with white carnations, greens and baby's breath, with long white satin Streamers tied in love knots.

The bride's sister, Susan Perks, Philipsburg, was her honor attendant. She was attired in a sleeveless blue chantilly gown, whoch was trimmed with embroidered chamtilly lace at the bodice and hem. The neckline was rounded and gathered at the shoulders with a bow. In her hair she wore blue, apricot and white silk roses with baby's breath, and she carried a single blue silk rose with baby's breath.

Bridesmaids were Vicky Raymond, Philipsburg, sister of the bride; Cindy Shimmel, West Decatur; Brenda Shimmel, West Decatur, both sisters of the groom; and Tammy Biddle, Philipsburg. They wore apricot gowns styles identically to the honor attendant's and they also wore silk flowers in their hair and carried a single silk apricot rose with baby's breath.

The bride's niece, Amy Raymond, Philipsburg, and the groom's cousin, Kelly Jo Stewart, Osceola Mills, were the flower girls. They wore blue floor-length gowns similar to the bridal attendants, and carried white baskets of blue, apricot and white silk roses. They wore a band of apricot, blue and white silk roses in their hair.

Kevin Shimmel, West Decatur, was his brother's best man. Ushers were Glenn Raymond, Philipsburg, brother-in-law of the bride; Mark Richner, West Decatur, cousin of the groom; Doug McClellan, Philipsburg; and Dave Taylor, Osceola Mills. Doug Stewart, cousin of the groom, carried the rings. All the male attendants wore black and white tuxedoes.

The mother of the bride wore a floor-length apricot dress enhanced by a silk flower corsage of blue, apricot and white roses. The groom's mother was attired in a lilac street-length dress with a floral print jacket. Her flowers were also blue, apricot and white silk roses.

A reception for 300 guests was held at the Houtzdale Fire hall.

Prenuptial events included a shower given by the bride's co-workers, a shower given by her attendants, and the rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom's parents. '

The couple are both graduates of the Philipsburg- Osceola Area High School. The bride is employed at London Park Ltd. in Philipsburg, and the groom is employed by Tafco in Hyde.

After a honeymoon trip to Ohio, the couple is residing at West Decatur R.D. 1. 
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48 Clearfield progress, August 24, 1970 Page 9

Former Clearfield Residents Honored on 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey W. Browne, former Clearfield residents now residing at Bulter, were honored Aug. 2 at a surprize 50th wedding anniversary dinner held in the Horn of Plenty Restaurant.

Following the dinner, the Brownes held an open house reception in their home at 323 W. Boyd Ave.

Mr. Browne and the former Verda B. Rowles were married at Clearfield Aug. 4, 1920. he recently retired after being employed for 43 years by Huntchinson's Cleaners and Dyers.

Mrs. Mertie Rowles, 86, of Curwensville, was among the guests at the anniversary dinner honoring her daughter and son-in-law. A sister, Mrs. Chester (Vada) Kline, of Philipsburg, was also present.

They are the parents of these five children: Homer K. and Richard B., both of Butler; William H. and Mrs. Daniel (Sally) Bush of Pittsburg; and the late Carl Browne. There are nine grandchildren and three great=grandchildren in the family. 
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49 Clearfield Progress, August 27, 1938 Page 8

Hazel Irene Law Bride of Winburne Man

A very pretty wedding was solemnized in St. John's Lutheran parsonage this (Saturday) morning at 8 o'clock when Hazel Irene Law, youngest daughter of Mr. George Law of Clearfield became the bride of Richard Francis Merritt, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Merritt of Winburne. The pastor, Rev. E. Roy Hauser used the beautiful ring ceremony of the Lutheran Church. They were attended by Mrs. Fred Johnson, a cousin of the bride, of Kerr Addition, and Harold L. Merritt of Winburne, a brother of the bridegroom. Immediately after the ceremony theyleft on a motor trip to Niagra Falls and other points of interest through New York State and Canada. On their return they will be at home to their many friends at 412 Park avenue, Clearfield. 
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50 Clearfield Progress, August 30, 1993 Page 10


OSCEOLA MILLS - Cathie Ilene Hockenberry and Thomas Edward Hazel were united in marriage on April 17,1993, in United Methodist Church at Osceola Mills. The bride is the daughter of Chester and Joylene Hockenberry of R.R. 1, Osceola Mills, and the groom is the son of Raymond and Betty Hazel of West Decatur.

Pastor Bill Jones officiated at the ceremony. Lizabeth Mills was organist. David Haines, cousin of the bride, and Brenda Wagner sang, accompanied by Roselyn Sinclair at piano.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a satin gown featuring a high neckline, sheer yoke and fitted bodice accented with silk venise lace encrustedwith seed pearls and sequins, long tapered sleeves with a gathered effect at the shoulders, and a basque waistline enhanced with a fishtail back with bow and rosette.

The softly gathered skirt was adorned with lace motifs and edging and fell into a cathedral- length train. The bride's fingertip veil was made by her sister, Joanie Neidrick of Williamsport.

Ms. Neidrick was maid of honor and wore a teal satin dress with simulated pearl strands cascading down the scoop back softly framed with gathers of satin and a bow. The fitted bodice featured basque waist and shirred sleeves and the full skirt was tea length.

Wearing peach satin gowns of the same style were bridesmaids Betty Hazel of Townsend, Del., sister of the groom, Paula Morgan of Bellefonte, Robin Yarger of Osceola Mills and Lesley Jarrett of Philipsburg.

Katie Hockenberry of Philipsburg, niece of the bride, was flower girl and wore a peach gown with full sweetheart neck, puffed sleeves, fitted bodice and gathered full tea- length skirt.

Mark Beck of Townsend, Del., was best man. Groomsmen were Todd Morgan of Bellefonte, Bill Zelensky of Philipsburg, John Hazel of West Decatur, brother of the groom, and Spencer Jarrett of Philipsburg. Bill Hazel of Shiloh, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer. All wore light gray tuxedos with tails, and accessories to match the girls' gowns, while the groom was attired in white tails.

Ushers were Marvin Hockenberry of Philipsburg, brother of the bride, and Levi Ardery of West Decatur.

The mother of the bride wore a two piece peach colored suit and the groom's mother chose a peach colored dress. Each wore a matching corsage.

A reception was held at The Alley Popper, Houtzdale. Dorothy Hazel, sister of the groom, was guest book attendant.

The couple honeymooned In the Poconos and reside at Tamaqua. 
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