Marie E. (1932)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Woelffer, Covell, Longenecker, Rosekrans, Flynn, Bradbury, Jackson, Lee, Tompkins, Chapman, Milbrandt, Reynolds, Helm, Ketel, Warner, Flatz
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 7 Jan. 1932
-Woelffer, Marie E. (Marriage - 1 Jan. 1932)
A pretty church wedding was solemnized at the Congregational church at 3:30 o’clock in the afternoon of New Year’s Day, when Mr. Allan C. Covell and Miss Marie E. Woelffer were united in marriage, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating.
The church decorations were unique in design and beautifully carried out. The altar steps and platform represented a miniature fir forest; the shades were drawn and lights covered to give the appearance of sunshine, the effects being heightened by cream colored tapers. Over the center aisle were constructed arches of evergreens. The design and construction of the decorations was the work of the members of the church choir, and was a tribute to the bride, who had been pianist in the church service since she was a young girl.
Before the entrance of the bridal party, a solo, "At Dawning," was sung by Dr. Sarah Rosekrans. The bride, on the arm of her father, preceded by the bridesmaid, Miss Irma Woelffer, her sister, advanced under the arches to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, played by Mrs. Arthur Flynn, and joined the groom and best man, Mr. Louis Bradbury, before the altar. The single ring ceremony was used.
Misses Esther Jackson, Hazel Lee, Aline Tompokins and Pearl Chapman -- all members of the church choir, acted as ushers. The bride wore an all over lace dress, cream colored , and trimmed with same colored crepe de chine, with turban to match. She also wore long lace mitts and carried a shower bouquet of cream colored chrysanthemums with a touch of pink roses. The bridesmaid wore a pale green and white net dress and a tulle crepe to match; she wore a corsage bouquet of yellow roses and sweet peas. The ushers wore chiffon dresses of pastel shades.
After the ceremony, a reception was held and a fine wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Woelffer, 202 South Oak Street, about thirty-five being present.
The out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. William H. Covell and Donald Covell of Hudson, Wis.; William Milbrandt, Monticello, Wis.; Mr. Louis Reynolds, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Emma Helm, Granton; Mrs. E. Ketel and daughter, Miss Mary, Ladysmith; Mrs. Donald Warner and Mrs. Harvey Flatz, Greenwood.
The bride was born in Neillsville and has lived here all her life. She graduated from Neillsville high school in 1925. Later she entered the office of Schuster & Campman, where she was employed as an abstracter until her marriage. She is a young lady of rare grace and beauty, an excellent musician and is possessed of a fine mentality. In her work and social intercourse she has made friends of all who came to know her.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Covell of Hudson, Wis. He graduated from the Hudson High School in 1915, and later from the University of Minnesota as a civil engineer. During the summer of 1930 he was employed by the State Highway department in the construction of concrete paying here by the Lex Construction Co. and made a number of local friends by whom he is held in high esteem. He now has a position in the same department and is located at Ellsworth, Wis. After a short visit with relatives at Hudson, the bride and groom will go at once to Ellsworth, where they will make their home for a time.
The Press joins with many other friends in this community in extending best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Covell.
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