Iowa Old Press
The Alton Democrat
Friday, March 4, 1932
Miss Helen Boisen of this vicinity and Mr. Roy Abbey of Hawarden vicinity
staged a surprise on their many friends when they motored to Sioux Falls
Thursday, February 23, and were married. The ceremony was performed by the
Lutheran pastor of that place. The young couple were unattended.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Boisen residing on a farm
near Ireton. She is a charming young woman who has grown up in this
community from babyhood. She has scores of friends who wish them much
happiness and joy in their married life.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Abbey, who reside on a farm
near Hawarden. Following the completing of his school work in rural and
district schools, he became the right hand help of his father in the
management of their large stock farm and is well able to assume control and
continue the management of the farming operations they plan to undertake.
On Wednesday evening a reception was held in honor of the newly weds at the
Hawarden auditorium when nearly 200 friends, relatives and well wishers came
to make merry and extend congratulations to the happy couple. They plan to
make their home on the farm near Hawarden. Congratulations are extended.
[Transcriber Note: This marriage is documented in the old news copy as
taking place on Thursday, Feb. 23. However, research shows that in 1932,
February 23rd was a Tuesday. If this couple was married in Sioux Falls on
Thursday, then the date was likely February 25.]
On Friday evening, February 26, a beautiful home wedding took place at the
farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bonnema Sr., of Eagle township, when their
daughter, Mathilda, was united in marriage to Mr. Joseph Vos, of Hawarden.
Rev. Arthur Kort, pastor of the Christian Ref. church at Lebanon,
officiated. The couple was unattended.
The bride was charmingly attired in a peach colored georgette silk gown with
accessories to match. The bridegroom wore a neat brown serge business suit.
Preceding the wedding ceremony the beautiful solo, “Calvary,” was sung by
Miss Alice Sluiter with Mrs. Adrian Haverhals at the piano.
Following the wedding, a 3-course wedding dinner was served to some sixty
guests, close relatives, brothers and sisters of the members of the family
of the contracting parties.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bonnema of Eagle
township and has grown to lovely young womanhood in this community. She has
assisted her mother in the home following her completion of school days and
is well versed in the arts of home making. She will make a happy home for
the man of her choice.
The bridegroom has been employed on various farms in this community and is a
fine young man of sober, industrious habits and will no doubt continue to
make a success of his farming operations.
They plan to make their home in this community. Congratulations are
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