Marriages of Cass County People in the News


A pretty wedding was solemnized at Logansport last Wednesday when Mr. William Garrison, of Burlington and Miss Katherine Cook, quietly slipped away from their many friends and sprang a surprise on them by having the nuptial knot tied. Both parties to the marriage come from well known families and are greatly respected by their large circle of friends. The groom is a son of John Garrison of near Darwin. For several years he was one of the county's popular school teachers. Of more recent years he has been associated with the business life of Burlington. At the present time he owns an interest in the undertaking parlors there, also in Burlington Bakery and restaurant. he was the candidate for Clerk upon the Progressive Ticket last fall, making a good showing, he running along with or slightly ahead of his ticket. He is a young man in whom all his acquaintances have the utmost respect and his word is as good as his bond. He is truly one of the rising men of the county. Miss Cook, whose hand and heart he has won, is a daughter of A.A. Cook, one of the well respected farmers of near Deer Creek. She is a handsome Miss with winsome ways and we feel safe in saying that the husband has made a very wise move in selecting her as a life partner. Soon after the ceremony had been performed the happy couple went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cook, the bride's parents, where they remained until yesterday (Friday) when they went to Burlington, where a cozy little home awaited them. They will reside at Burlington where they best wishes of a large circle of friends augmented by those of the Democrat will ever be with them. Happiness and prosperity in abundance can be none too good for such a deserving young couple.


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goltz were married on August 8 at the Ninth Street Christian Church. The Reverend H.R. Hosier performed the ceremony. Mrs. Goltz was the former Miss Vivian Wolf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wolf, of Young America. Mr. Goltz is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Goltz, 3045 North Pennsylvania Avenue. The couple now resides at 823 1/2 North Third Street.


[MON. EVENING, AUG. 11, 1947]

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wolf of Young America announced the marriage of their daughter, Vivian Alice, to Richard Goltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Goltz, 3045 North Pennsylvania Avenue, which took place on August 8 at the parsonage of the Ninth Street Christian Church. The Rev. H.R. Hosier, pastor, performed the ceremony at 7:30 in the evening. Miss Shirley Forgey of Young America and Joseph d'Andrea of Logansport served as the couple's attendants.

A light blue street length frock fashioned with cap sleeves was worn for the occasion by the bride. The skirt of her frock was embroidered in fuchsia and accented with sequins. She wore black accessories and a corsage of red roses. Miss Forgey was attired in a rose ensemble with which she wore black accessories and a corsage of white gladioli. Black accessories complemented the blue and black ensemble worn by Mrs. Wolf, mother of the bride. Her corsage was red roses. Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held in the bride's home. Mrs. Goltz was graduated from the Young America High School. Her husband is a graduate of the Logansport High School and is employed at the Standard Auto Parts Company. The couple are residing at 823 1/2 North Third Street.


Harry M. Gray and Miss Ethel Stafford, both prominent among the young society folks, of Young America, where they reside, were united in marriage at Logansport on Wednesday, Rev. Arnold officiating. They will reside on a farm near Young America where they will have the best wishes of their many friends for a long and happy wedded life.



A pretty wedding was solemnized at Logansport last Saturday evening at the Presbyterian Church when Joe Gray and Miss Crystal Bridge, both highly respected young people of Young America, were made man and wife by Rev. Grandstaff, pastor of that church. Young Gray is a son of Dr. A.J. Gray, one of the pioneer doctors of this vicinity and for many years a resident of the little Cass County town. Joe is a member of the Young America High Rollers Foot Ball Team, being it's captain and a most brilliant player. He is well liked by his many acquaintances. The young lady whose heart and hand he has won in the great "game" of his life is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Bridge, also of Young America. She is a fine lady in every respect and should make a good wife for the happy husband. They will reside near Young America, where they will have the best wishes of their many friends as well as the Democrat, for a long and happy wedded life.


Mr. and Mrs. Ross Wagoner, of Camden, announce the marriage of their daughter, Doris, to Robert J. Hammer, son of Mrs. C.A. Hammer, 2010 Smead Street, Logansport. The wedding took place at the home of Rev. Louis Bean on April 27, 1940. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cornelious, of Indianapolis, were the only attendants. After a vacation trip through Wisconin they will reside in Logansport, where Mr. Hammer is employed by Montgomery-Ward & Co.


The marriage of Miss Mary Olive Shope, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Owen F. Shope, and George Wayne Harness, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Harness, of Galveston, was solemnized in the garden of the bride's home Sunday morning with the Rev. Harry Rea, of Young America, performing the double ring ceremony. Miss Joetta Nelson offered "Always," "Love's Old Sweet Song' and the wedding march with "Bless This House" played furring the rites. The couple exchanged beneath an archway of rambler and Paul Scarlet roses with Madonna lilies at either side.

For her wedding, the bride selected a pale blue silk marquisette over taffeta street length dress with a square neckline, cap sleeves, fitted bodice with cross shirring, and full skirt. Her accessories were white and she wore a corsage of yellow roses.

Miss Georgina Hyman, of this city, attended the bride as maid of honor wearing a linen frock of peach with white accessories and a pink rosebud corsage.

Mrs. Bess Poundstone, Aunt of the bride, with whom she resided, wore a pink bemberg frock and the bridegroom's mother chose a navy blue costume. Each complimented her attire with a corsage of white carnations.

Approximately sixty guests attended the breakfast and reception after the ceremony. Hostesses were Mrs. Herbert Nelson, Mrs. Richard Floyd, Mrs. Eva Wikle, Mrs. Homer Cripe, Mrs. Willard Downham, Mrs. Edgar Patterson and Mrs. Zeke Scott. When the couple left for a trip in the south, the bride wore a brown print frock with a large white hat and other accessories of white. After they return the couple will reside at Walton, route one.

Mrs. Harness is a graduate of Logansport High School and is employed at Houk's merchandise shop. Her husband, who was graduated from Young America High School, is a Pennsylvania Railroad Employee.


The marriage of Harrison Harvey and Miss Jessie E. Smoyer was solemnized at the M.E. parsonage in Logansport Monday evening, Rev. Arnold officiating. The groom is employed in the Vandalia freight depot at Logansport and is an industrious, popular young man. The bride is a daughter of Wm. Smoyer of Logansport and a sister of Mrs. Clarence Roush of this city, and formerly lived in Flora where she has a large number of friends. They left Tuesday for several days visit with the groom's parents at Marshall, Ind. Their many friends, together with the Press, extend congratulations for their future success.


Miss Mary Phyllis Brower, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Brower, of route two, Kokomo, became the bride of Charles Frederick Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henry of route two, Galveston, at 2:30 in the afternoon of May 11, at the Judson Baptist Church.

The Reverend Harry Cubel, pastor, officiated at the ceremony performed under an arch on the church rostrum decorated with palms, candelbra and baskets of vari-colored gladioli and snapdragons.

Miss Nelda Jane Brower, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, while Miss Anna Lee Louthain was bridesmaid. Linda Lou Brower served as flower girl. Joe Henry was his brother's best man, while Homer Wilson and Beverly Cubel ushered.

Mr. Brower gave in marriage his daughter, who chose a gown of heavy white satin and chiffon. Her fingertip veil was attached to a halo of lillies-of-the-valley and she carried the bridegroom's gift, a white bible, topped with an orchid with streamers of satin.

A reception was held immediately after the ceremony for approximately 125 guests. Mrs. Kenneth Long and Mrs. Basil Odell assisted at the reception.

The couple left on a southern wedding trip and after May 17 will reside in Young America. The bride was graduated from Ervin Township High School in 1946 and was formerly employed by Delco-Radio. Mr. Henry, who is engaged in farming, was graduated from the Young America High School with the class of 1945.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Wertz of Camden and Miss Jayne Henry of Logansport were among the out-of-town guests.


Following their marriage on March 12 in the Salem Methodist Church, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Hensel, Jr., are residing near Carmel, where Mr. Hensel operates a dairy farm. The bride was the former Betty Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wilson of Galveston. She was been active in 4-H, Rural Youth, and church work. She was employed in the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Logansport.


The home of Mr. and Mrs. Riley Reiff in the Poplar Grove vicinity, was the scene of a very pretty wedding Wednesday at noon, when their daughter, Mabel, and A. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jones, were united in marriage by Rev. J. H. Mitchell. Only members of the immediate families were present. Following the ceremony a three course dinner was served. The young couple left immediately for Indianapolis. They will visit several points in the state and will be at home to friends on the Jones farm after Feb. 15.Both are popular young people and come from prominent families in that neighborhood. The groom graduated from the Kokomo High School in 1907, and in 1911 graduated from Purdue University. The bride graduated from the Young America High School with the class of 1907. The bride is an accomplished musician, having had much training in some of the best schools. They have the best wishes of many friends and the Press joins with them in extending congratulations.


Mr. and Mrs. Dale Beck of route two, Galveston, are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Bonita, to J. Carl Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Jones of route two, Logansport. The wedding will take place on Sunday evening, Dec. 22, at 6:30 in the Center United Brethren Church.


Miss Roberta Harris of Young America exchanged nuptial vows with George Kahl, of Flora, Saturday afternoon at the home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Henry Pottoff. Mr. Kahl is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ossa Kahl, of Flora. The Reverend Harry Rea, of the Young America Baptist Church read the single ring service. The bride is a graduate of the Young America High School and attended Ball State Teacher's College. She is now a teacher in the Young America School. Mr. Kahl, a graduate of the Luther H. Michigan Ferris Institute in Big Rapids, Michigan, is now employed at the National Bank in Logansport. He served more than five years with the medical corps in the army.