LeMars Sentinel newspaper
Dated July 4, 1905
Hawarden Independent: The marriage of Miss Gertrude Marion Brunskill,
only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Brunskill of this city, to Mr.
Charles Schoeneman, occurred at the spacious home of the bride's parents
last evening at eight o'clock. The ceremony was postponed from noon to
allow all the time possible for the arrival of the guests who had been
delayed by bad roads and washouts. Promptly at eight o'clock Miss Fern
Chittenden struck up the solemn strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march
and they young couple preceded by the ring bearer, little Miss May
Brunskill, and the flower girl, Miss Cora Scott, descended the broad
stairway and took their places beneath a floral bell where Rev.
Chittenden pronounced the solemn words which united their destinies for
life. The groom was supported by his brother, A. C. Schoeneman, while
Miss Mildred Brunskill, of LeMars, was maid of honor. The house was
tastefully decorated with white and yellow and six little maids, Ila
Brusnksill, Edna Gregg, Ella Rummel, Bertha Barber and two little Misses
Schoeneman held the white ribbons which formed the isles down which the
young couple marched. After congratulations the company composed of
relatives and immediate friends of the contracting parties sat down to a
delicious wedding feast deftly served by the Misses Irene Waite, Bessie
Maxwell, and Lottie and Letha West. The bridal colors were white and
yellow. The bride was gowned in spotless white while the bridesmaid
wore white over yellow satin.
A PRETTY HOME WEDDING
Miss Mina Loew of LeMars and William F. Wickman, of Waterloo, are United
in Marriage in the Presence of a Large Number of Friends.
One of the social events of the season was the wedding of Miss Mina
Loew, of this city, and Mr. W. F. Wickham, of Waterloo, which took place
on Thursday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Kerhberg,
uncle and aunt of the bride. Invitations had been issued to a large
number of relatives and friends and the spacious house and grounds were
crowded with guests. The pretty home had been converted into a bower of
flowers and the appearance of the well appointed rooms was enhanced
two-fold by the display of pretty floral decorations. The ceremony took
place a nine o'clock just at the hour when the radiant splendor of a
rare June day was merging into the delicious cool of a lovely calm
evening and the shadows lengthening into nightfall.
The chosen colors of the bride, yellow and white, predominated in the
floral decorations which were most tastefully arranged, and the
marguerites in the sweet simplicity were effectively displayed against
the back ground of asparagus foliage and dainty fernery. A slender rope
of smilax reserved the west parlor where the altar had been arranged,
and here Mrs. Kerhberg, the aunt of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. F. L.
Wickham, parents of the groom awaited the coming of the bridal party,
the approach of which was heralded by the playing of Lohengrin's wedding
march on the piano by Mrs. Chas. Campbell, of Atlantic.
The bridal party came down the broad stairway, the ushers Kenneth Bush,
of LeMars and Robert Knox, of Waterloo, leading the say. Four ribbon
girls attired in white, Helen Haas, Mae and Alice Schneider and Ruth
Ricke, of Kingsley, formed with satin bands the aisle. The groom was
accompanied by his best man, Place Meyers. Miss Verna Kuckhohn, of St.
Paul, a cousin of the bride, was maid of honor and wore a beautiful gown
of white embroidered net with white garniture and carried a shower
bouquet of yellow and white daises. The bridesmaids, Miss Nell walker,
of Atlantic, and Miss Mae Fletcher, of Chicago, wore dainty costumes of
white organdie and lace with yellow garniture and carried shower
bouquets of marguerites. The bride was accompanied by her uncle, C. H.
Kerhberg. She was attired in an exquisite gown of white embroidered
chiffon trimmed in point lace and pearls, over which fell the misty
folds of the bridal veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses and
lilies of the valley. Little Lenice Kehrberg, in a pretty frock of
white organdie, and wearing a wreath of daisies was flower girl and
strewed the path of the bridal party with sweet scented flowers. Rev.
J. W. Lothian, presiding elder of the Fort Dodge district, an old friend
of the family, performed the ceremony, which was brief and impressive.
Hearty congratulations followed.
In the dining room, lavishly decorated in white and yellow, the guests
were served with sherbert. Misses Marie Mathews and Miss Elizabeth
Sartori, presiding at the punch bowl.
Supper was served at the adjacent home of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bush. The
rooms were decorated with red roses, and their abundant display was
strikingly pretty. The center piece of the dining table was magnificent
bowl of beautiful dark red roses and the candles and lights were shaded
in rose color. Mesdames S. W. Spotts, Fred Moore, G. T. Struble and
Miss Mate McDuffie presided at the serving of the wedding supper. The
girls of the M.O.S. club, Misses Mae Schneider, Winnifred Woodard, Ellen
Bolser, Grace Redmon, Helen Struble and Clara Duns in waiting deftly
In an upper room at the Kehrberg home, the wedding gifts which were many
and beautiful were viewed with admiring eyes. The groom's gifts to the
bridesmaids were beautiful pearl necklaces with pendants.
The bridal couple left for the northern lakes on the midnight train
being accompanied to the depot by a large number of friends who heaped
congratulations on them and smothered with rice and wedding flowers.
The out of town guests at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Wickham,
Miss Ethel Wickham and Roy Wickham, of Waterloo; Rev. and Mrs. J. W.
Lothian, of Fort Dodge; Mr. and Mrs. Will Reike and daughter, Ruth, of
Kingsley; Mrs. C. L. Campbell and Miss Nell Walker of Atlantic; Misses
Verna and Charlotte Kluckhohn, of St. Paul; Miss Mae Fletcher, of
Chicago; Place Meyers, of Waterloo; Lewis Kepler and Roy Ink, Mount
Vernon; R. M. Knox, Waterloo.
Mr. and Mrs. Wickham will be at home in Waterloo where Mr. Wickham is
engaged in the manufacturing business after August 1.
Miss Mina Loew, who was one of the June brides of last week, was the
guest of honor at a nine o'clock breakfast given by Miss Mate McDuffie.
The bridal colors, yellow and white, formed the decorations and the
centerpiece of the prettily arranged table was formed of daisies of the
same hues. Covers were laid for eight, and at each place were dainty
bunches of forget-me-nots, tied with white ribbon. Breakfast was served
in five courses and after breakfast bridge whist was enjoyed.
Mrs. Fred Moore entertained the ladies of the wedding party
complimentary to Miss Mina Loew on Tuesday evening. A very pleasant
luncheon was served and bridge whist followed.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Kerhberg gave a bridal dinner in honor of the wedding
guests on Wednesday. The dining room and table were prettily decorated
in sweet peas. Covers were laid for ten. Miss Mae Schneider gave some
admirable selections on the piano during dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Schneider entertained at luncheon on Thursday at one
o'clock. Beautiful roses formed the decorations and the guests were
served at small tables to a five course luncheon. Mr. and Mrs. L. F.
Wickham, of Waterloo, were guests.
DEATH OF MARTIN LANNERS
Martin Lanners died at his home at Hartford, S.D., last Wednesday. Mr.
Lanners had been suffering from inflammatory rheumatism but his
condition was not considered dangerous and the end came suddenly and
unexpectedly, the rheumatism going to his heart. He was about forty-two
years of age and leaves a widow and six children. He formerly lived in
Union township and went to Hartford a year or two ago to make his home.
His father, his brother John, and three sisters live at Hartford. His
brother, Henry, lives at Kearney, Neb. His relatives in this county
are: Matt Lanners, of Meadow township; Mrs. J. P. Kleinschnitz, of
LeMars; and Mrs. Anna Theisen, of America township, who are his brother
Mrs. Kleinschnitz, Math Lanners, William and John Heidesch, of Meadow
township, went to Hartford to attend the funeral.