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Marriage certificate for W. L. Pease and Urilla Gipe - Back
Marriage certificate for W. L. Pease and Urilla Gipe - Back
Thank you Shelly for getting me this image.
 
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Marriage certificate for W. L. Pease and Urilla Gipe - Front
Marriage certificate for W. L. Pease and Urilla Gipe - Front
Official notarized reproduction. Thank you Shelly for getting me this image.
 
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May 16, 1966 Newspaper clipping of retirement party for Harriet Green Nicholson
May 16, 1966 Newspaper clipping of retirement party for Harriet Green Nicholson
ON BACK OF CLIPPING: MAY 16, 1966

RETIREES ARE HONORED -- Mrs. Francis Reno, left to right, president of the Belle Alexander PTA, presents gifts on behalf of the PTA to Mrs. Ruby Fuerst andn Mrs. Harriet Nicholson, who are retiring from teaching. The women were honored by pupils, former pupils and other friends at an open house in the school Sunday afternoon.
 
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Memorial gift announcement for Harriett
Memorial gift announcement for Harriett
Dear Mr. Nicholson,

Mr. James Golby, the Board of Education, and the entire Kewanee School District Staff express sympathy to you and your family in the recent loss of your wife. A new book, entitled The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, is being placed in your wife's memory in the Kewanee High School Library.

This book will be a fine addition to our permanent collection where, over the years, it will remain available to many young people. A memorial inscription with your wife's name has been placed in the book as a dedication.

Once again, we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
 
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Modified Register for Jean OUART
Modified Register for Jean OUART
Descendants of Jean OUART 1786. Thank you to D. Roepke for researching and assembling this 10 page PDF document.
 
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Newspaper article on Bryner family survivability
Newspaper article on Bryner family survivability
[Note: Thank you very much to J. Bryner Fazekas for transcribing this article for the web site.]

THE BRYNERS – OLDEST, LARGEST FAMILY

Caption under picture: Despite advanced ages of this family, the oldest nearing 75 and the youngest near 55, death has taken none from their ranks, with the exception of their parents. Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. William Bryner in Kewanee and ten of the twelve still live in Kewanee, two reside out of town. The above photo was taken at a family reunion last year (1940) and they are: front row, Charles Bryner, Kewanee; Mrs. May Wagy, Kewanee; George Bryner, Kewanee, the oldest in the family; Mrs. Celia Swan, Kewanee; and Earl Bryner, Rock Island, the youngest in the family. Back row: David Bryner, Kewanee; Mrs. Della Henry, Kewanee; Abram Bryner, Kewanee; Mrs. Effie Green, R. R. Kewanee; Harry Bryner, Kewanee; Mrs. Minnie Bauer, Kewanee; and Mason Bryner, of Lorain, Ohio.

By Charles O. Meier

Probably the oldest-largest family in Kewanee is the Bryner family. A family of twelve children are all living with ages ranging from 55 to 75.

All of the twelve children were born in Kewanee or Kewanee township to Mr. and Mrs. William Bryner, who moved here many years ago and first settled in Kewanee, later moving west of town for a number of years and then back to town. Mr. Bryner died in 1915 at the age of 83 and Mrs. Bryner died in 1921 at the age of 75.

The children all attended Kewanee schools and with no deaths of the children, and considering the age, makes it probably the largest and oldest family in this territory.
38 CHILDREN

All but one of the Bryner family now have children, and their total numbers 38 children and a large number of grandchildren. Mrs. Della Henry is the only one of the group to be a great-grandmother.

The family consists of five girls and seven boys and they have witnessed many changes in Kewanee in their time. The family in order of age is George Bryner, Kewanee, who will be 75 years old in August; David of W. Prospect Street; Mrs. Celia Swan, Madison Avenue; Abram, corner Rice and Boss; Mrs. May Wagy, 521 Cambridge; Mrs. Minnie Bauer, S. Main; Charles, South Grace Avenue; Mason, Lorain, Ohio; Mrs. Della Henry 521 Cambridge; Harry, E. First St; Mrs. Effie Green, Rural Route, west of Kewanee; Earl Bryner of Rock Island, who is youngest and will be 55 this September.

The old family homestead is at 816 N. Burr Street, where nearly all the girls were married. All but David and Celia were married in Kewanee. These two took their vows at Cambridge.
ONE IN OHIO

Mason Bryner has been in Lorain, Ohio, for a number of years but manages to return regularly. Earl, located in Rock Island, left Kewanee only a few years ago and makes regular visits to Kewanee.

With all but these latter two located in Kewanee, whenever Mason comes here for a visit, it is a simple matter to have a family reunion. They contend that Mason always comes here unexpectedly, not writing first, but they do have a very full house when they do all get together, 12 children, 38 children’s children, many grandchildren and now the great grandchildren are coming in for their place in the family.

Mason Bryner has the largest family of the twelve with seven children and Harry on East First Street ranks second with five.

All of the family are in good health and are very proud of their family record.
 
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Newspaper wedding article for Vallerie Foley and Raymond Whetstone
Newspaper wedding article for Vallerie Foley and Raymond Whetstone
REPEAT VOWS--Miss Vallerie Foley became the bride of Raymond Whetstone in a ceremony performed Sunday afternoon in the First Baptist church. (Warner Studio Photo)

VALLERIE FOLEY WEDS SUNDAY.

In a wedding ceremony performed Sunday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church, Miss Vallerie Foley, daughter of Mrs. Nannie Foley, 907 Lake st., became the bride of Raymond Whetstone, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Whetstone, 820 Prairie ave.

Rev. Gordon L. Vaughn performed the single ring ceremony in the presence of a small group of relatives.

Miss Gail Metz, Kewanee, served as maid of honor and Lester Whetstone, brother of the groom, served as best man.

The bride was attired in a ballerina length gown of white chantilly lace over taffeta. Her shoulder length net veil fell from a tiara-like-cap. She carried white roses on a white Bible.

Miss Metz wore a pink ballerina net over taffeta gown with a small pink taffeta cap. She carried a pink and white carnation bouquet.

The mother of the bride wore a navy blue dress with navy accessories. The groom's mother wore a lavendar dress with black accessories. The mothers wore corsages of pink and white carnations.

A small reception was held at the groom's home. Miss Janet Foley and Miss June Richter assisted in the serving.

The bride graduated from Kewanee high school in 1952 and has been employed by Rashid Brothers. The groom attended Kewanee schools and is employed at Wolworths.

As the couple left on their honeymoon trip, the bride wore a black and white paper taffeta dress with a white rose corsage. Upon their return they will make their home at 124 North Walnut.

Guests were present from Frazee and Perham, Minn., and Peoria.
 
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Obituary for Chad Ahrens
Obituary for Chad Ahrens
Chad Edward Hansen Ahrens, 30, of Kewanee, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, from injuries sustained in a car-train accident near Neponset.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. His uncle, Bill Hansen, will officiate. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. Friday until the time of services at the funeral home.

Born June 21, 1975, in Kewanee, the son of Edward G. and Dorothea C. (Hand) Ahrens, he married Amy Palmer in 2001 in Kewanee. She also died in the accident.

Surviving are a daughter Christina Joi Ahrens of Hillsdale; his parents, Dennis and Dorothea Hansen of Kewanee; a twin brother, Brad G. Ahrens of Kewanee; one sister, Mrs. Steve (Angel) Lutz of Kewanee; stepgrandparents, Robert and Shirley Hansen of Kewanee; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his special friend, Melissa Ahrens of Hillsdale. His maternal grandparents preceded him in death.

He graduated from Kewanee High School in 1993 and Black Hawn East College in 1995 with an associate's degree in small business. He had been employed at Pines in Kewanee and was currently employed at LCN Door Closure Co. in Princeton.

He enjoyed fishing, jogging, playing basketball, medieval Olde English fairs, animals, the outdoors and spending time with his daughter and family members. He was a fan of the White and Red Sox.
 
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Obituary for Donald Edward Slater
Obituary for Donald Edward Slater
Thank you to B. Wiley for scanning and contributing this image.
 
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Obituary for Robert Bob A. Hansen
Obituary for Robert Bob A. Hansen
KEWANEE - Robert “Bob” A. Hansen, 86, of Kewanee, passed away at 6:00 AM, Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 14 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Lay Minister Donna Boardman will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Memorials may be directed to the Robert Hansen Memorial Fund.

He was born June 25, 1926 in Kewanee, the son of Hans J. and Elizabeth (Pease) Hansen. He married Shirley Ann Richards on February 11, 1947 in Kewanee and she preceded him in death on September 9, 2007. He is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a sister and his brothers.

Bob was educated in Kewanee schools and at the age of 17 he enlisted into the service. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII serving in the European Theater. He had worked at Kewanee Boiler for 20 years and then worked as a millwright at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline for 23 years until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee. He enjoyed gardening, tinkering in his garage, country and western music and driving around in his old green truck with his dog, Sandy.
 
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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
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Outer envelope of letter to Eliz. Nicholson Re: her father's estate
Outer envelope of letter to Eliz. Nicholson Re: her father's estate
24 Apr 1929 Letter with 2 cents postage
 
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Pleasant View Cemetery burial note for William Thomas Nicholson
Pleasant View Cemetery burial note for William Thomas Nicholson
Pleasant View Cemetery burial note for William Thomas Nicholson
 
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Pleasant View Cemetery Plot 214 Deed
Pleasant View Cemetery Plot 214 Deed
Pleasant View Cemetery Plot 214 Deed
 
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Poem by Alveretta in 1903.
Poem by Alveretta in 1903.
Page 12 of a document created in 1969 by Izora. Click the source link to see the entire document.

Poem:
I am eighty-three today, ah me--
How fast the years glide by.
My birthday comes and ere I think
One more is drawing nigh.
In looking back the time seems short,
Yet crowded in those years
Are many griefs and many joys
Glad smiles and bitter tears.
I mark with joy the happy hours
In days gone by I've past
With husband, children at my side--
Too great a joy to last.
For in the church yard one May day
My husband's form was laid
And words can never, never tell
How dark my life was made.

But for my precious children three
I, too, would fain have died
But thoughts of them gave me fresh hope
To keep them near my side
My grief was great yet hard I tried
To Say, "Thy will be done."
For faith seemed shaken at the first
But grace has led me on.

Dark were the days, I journeyed on
Alone my grief to bear
Once more death came and took my babe
And left me weeping there.
The years rolled on and passed, and I
Once more became a wife.
Four children more were given me
And cheered me on through life.

And still the years rolled on and they
Are men and women grown
Yet still to me are just as dear
Since childhood days have flown.
For each has tried to be to me
True as the stars above
And in return I give them all
A mother's tender love.

I have my children, but alas
A chair is empty there
My dear companion fell asleep
The angels' home to share.
Can it be true he will not come
And call my name once more?
No, but ere long I'll go to him
When earthly days are o'er.

Yes, eighty-three years old today
How many more for me
Will number on this side the grave
This side eternity?
Yet few or many though they be
I fear not death or harm
For God is ever at my side
With his protecting arm.
--Mrs. Alveretta Wood (1903)

At the top of this document it is stated that 1903 was "sixteen years ago." I don't know if this typewritten version was from 1919 or if Izora retyped this document in 1969 with everything else.
 
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Property Deed of Trust for property sold to Wm. T. Nicholson
Property Deed of Trust for property sold to Wm. T. Nicholson
1 Mar 1910 document. (1.5MB image)
 
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Property Deed of Trust for property sold to Wm. T. Nicholson
Property Deed of Trust for property sold to Wm. T. Nicholson
1 Mar 1921 document (1.4MB image file)
 
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Property purchase agreement by William T. Nicholson
Property purchase agreement by William T. Nicholson
19 Oct 1909 contract. 80 acres for $10,000.00. (1.5MB image file)
 
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Release Form for property and/or loan to Wm. T. Nicholson
Release Form for property and/or loan to Wm. T. Nicholson
28 Feb 1916 document. (1.2MB image)
 
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Release Form for property and/or loan to Wm. T. Nicholson
Release Form for property and/or loan to Wm. T. Nicholson
28 Feb 1921 document. (1MB image)
 
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Release of Mortgage Deed for property sold to Wm. T. Nicholson
Release of Mortgage Deed for property sold to Wm. T. Nicholson
23 Feb 1910 Release Form (1.4MB image)
 
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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
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Ship Manifest / Immigration Record for Theophil Dollander
Ship Manifest / Immigration Record for Theophil Dollander
31 year old Theophil travels to the U.S. from Belgium 4 Mar 1899, arriving at Ellis Island, NY, and continuing to Atkinson, Illinois to his Uncle Leopold Dollander. Thank you Me. Vigor for providing this image.
 
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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
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Sven August Wigur 9-generation ancestor report.
Sven August Wigur 9-generation ancestor report.
Research by Christina Gustavsson *1947 - +2004
 
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The Case of Young Gipe
The Case of Young Gipe
1874 Rape trial of John Gipe (b. ABT 1860)

Last Monday afternoon the case of Young Gipe, held for an attempt to commit rape on a young lady at, or near Buda, came up for a hearing in the Circuit Court.

Gipe, through his counsel, John Scott, waived his right to a jury trial, and left the case to the Judge for his decision.

The testimony in the case, on the part of the prosecution, was substantially as published in The Tribune at the time--the mother of the defandant was called on the part of the defense, and testified that the defendant was "kind o' simple," and that his head had been affected by a blow received from his father some years ago, and that he was not as smart as the rest of the children. But, judging from the looks of the mother and a daughter that accompanied her, we were inclined to the opinion expressed by a lawyer, present during the trial, that he thought the father must have stuck the whole family.

During the trial, the fact was developed that a few hours previous to the committing of the assault, Gipe, who is about fifteen, had drank half a gallon of hard cider, on a wager, with a neighboring boy, who was visiting at his house.

Judge Leland, in passing the sentence, remarked that the prisoner, who is not by any means a vicious looking boy, was evidently of weak intellect, and strong otherwise, that it was a question in his mind whether his intellect unaffected by the influence of the cider, was strong enough to control his desires, but that in connection with the cider, or under the influence of it, his intellect was evidently unable to control him for the time being, and hence the assault.

Testimony showed that Gipe, when brought before the Justice of the Peace, directly after having committed the assault, was in flowing spirits, and seemed to take a very humorous view of what he had done, and talked of it very freely, but his residence in jail since, had evidently caused him to look on the matter in a different light, and before the Court, he was all but dumb.

We feel that we would we derelict of our duty, did we let this occasion pass without a word of warning to our brethren of the quill, in the Republican office. We invite their serious attention to the matter, and would most earnestly urge them, in view of the recent misfortune which has befallen poor Gipe, and in view of the former sad experience of the Herald editor, to immediately foreswear the use of hard cider. We abjure you, brethren, in as much as you value your good name, and fear the State's prison, to at once eschew both sweet and hard cider.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 1 of 12

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 2 of 12.

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 3 of 12.

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 4 of 12.

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 5 of 12.

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 6 of 12.

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 7 of 12.

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 8 of 12.

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 9 of 12.

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 10 of 12.

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 11 of 12.

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Thomas Nicholson handwritten autobiography
Page 12 of 12.

Original is with T.C. Nicholson, who sent it to Elizabeth Nicholson Funk in 1983.
 
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Valentine and letter
Valentine and letter
Sent from England to Mary Elizabeth (Motley) Nicholson, whose son Jimmie (James) had died in an accident.

I'm not sure exactly what the link is between this teacher in England, her class, and the Nicholson family in the U.S.A. A small card enclosed with the valentine and letter says that it is from "Jimmie's Classmates and Teacher." Maybe he went to school in England for a while before they moved to the U.S.
 
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Vigor research, November 2006
Vigor research, November 2006
Page 1 of 3 of the report on research done by the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center in late 2006.
 
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Vigor research, November 2006
Vigor research, November 2006
Page 2 of 3 of the report on research done by the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center in late 2006.
 
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Vigor research, November 2006
Vigor research, November 2006
Page 3 of 3 of the report on research done by the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center in late 2006.
 
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Warranty Deed Statutory Form for property sold to Wm. T. Nicholson
Warranty Deed Statutory Form for property sold to Wm. T. Nicholson
1 Mar 1910 document. (1.3MB image)
 
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Wedding announcement newspaper clipping.
Wedding announcement newspaper clipping.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bryner, 404 E. First St., announce date of the coming marriage of their dauther, Berneice, (above) to Harold Erickson, son of Mrs. Ada Peterson, 824 E. Fourth St. The marriage will be June 20 at 4 p.m. at the home of the bride's parents.
 
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Wedding article for Joe and Izora
Wedding article for Joe and Izora
Military Wedding Takes Place Sunday
The marriage of Miss L. Izora Hedburg and Joseph Dollander took place at 9:30 o'clock last evening at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Viletta Hedburg of West Thirteenth St.
The young couple took their places under an arch which was elaborately decorated with flags and foliage. They were unattended. Mrs. L. C. Trent played the wedding march and also sang "Keep the Home Fires Burning." The ceremony was performed in the presence of thirty guests by Rev. L. C. Trent. The double ring ceremony was very impressive.
As this was a military wedding, the home was decorated with red, white and blue.
The bride's gown was of white embroidered organdy with which she wore a long sash of red, white and blue satin. Her bouquet was of beautiful white roses in which was placed a small American flag and several of the Allies' flags.
The bride graduated from the Kewanee High School class of 1915 and has been engaged in teaching school the past three years. She will remain at home with her mother while her husband is in the service.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dollander and has been engaged in farm work practically all of his life. He is among the selected men who will leave tomorrow for Camp Grant. He is one of the alternates.
Mr. and Mrs. Dollander are popular and well liked young people and their many friends will extend hearty best wishes to them.
 
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Weldon Funk Licenses
Weldon Funk Licenses
Weldon Funk Licenses
 
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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
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At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 

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