Marriages of Cass County People in the News
FROM THE FLORA PAPER
IMOGENE SNIDER PLEDGES TROTH TO WILLIAM SCHWANKE SUNDAY
MON. EVENING, FEB. 17, 1947
The Center United Brethren Church was the scene of a lovely double ring
ceremony at 6:30 Sunday Evening, when Miss Imogene Snider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Snider, of Route two, Galveston, became the bride of William F. Schwanke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schwanke, of DeMotte, Ind.
A large white heart, having bouquets of white gladioli on either side,
prevailed at the candelighted altar, where the Reverend Merrill B. McFall, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Bloomington, Ind., officiated.
Preceding the ceremony, Miss Pauline Fouts furnished appropriate bridal
aires. Miss Rose Ann Beck, vocalist, sang "Iche Liebe Diche" and "Because" and a trio Miss Beck, Miss Bonnie Beck and Miss Georgina Hyman sand "At Dawning" and "I Love You Truly". Just prior to the benediction Miss Fouts sang Malott's "Lord's Prayer" accompanied by Miss Marjorie Barber.
Miss Betty Koehler of Fort Wayne, Miss Snider's college roommate, served as maid of honor, while Miss Donna Lou Snider, sister of the bride, and Miss Bethel Schwanke, sister of the groom, were bridesmaids.
Dale Schwanke, the groom's brother, served as best man, while Richard D.
Snider, cousin of the bride, and Boyde Schwanke, brother of the groom,
ushered. Carl Martin Wagoner and Jo Ellen Wagoner, cousins of the bride
were ring bearer and flower girl.
Wearing a gown of traditional white satin, the bride was escorted altarward on the arm of her father. Her gown was fashioned with a sweetheart neckline, long tapering sleeves terminating into points over the wrists, scalloped effect at the waistline and chapel train.
Her fingertip veil of illusion net was secured to a crown of white hyacinths and she carried a white Bible topped with orchids and satin streamers. For jewelry she wore the groom's gift, a cameo necklace and earring set, brought home from Italy.
Her attendants each wore velvet gowns, designed alike with sweetheart
necklines, three-quarter length sleeves, fitted bodices and gathered full floor-length skirts. Their shoulder length veils matched their gowns. Miss Koehler was dressed in a Cadet blue velvet and carried an arm bouquet of pink roses. The two bridesmaids wore shell pink velvet and carried arm bouquets containing mixtures of pink, white and blue flowers.
THURS. EVENING, NOV. 7, 1946
MARGARET SMITH, CARL SCHUBACH WED
Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Margaret Smith, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Merle Smith of 1207 East Broadway and Carl Schubach, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Schubach of 531 Washington Street. The double ring ceremony was
read in the bride's home at 3 o'clock in the afternoon of November 3 by the
Reverend R.E. Vance, pastor of the Broadway United Brethren Church. Carol
Jean Gangloff, sister of the bride, and Floyd Marshall were the couple's
A two-piece blue gabardine suite complemented with black accessories was
chosen for the occasion by the bride, who pinned a corsage of red roses to
her ensemble. The bride's sister was attired in a blue suite, black
accessories and a corsage of white gardenias. The couple left immediately
after the ceremony on a short wedding trip.
A graduate of the Metea High School and Indiana Business College, the new
bride is employed in the catalogue department of the Montgomery Ward and
Company. Her husband is employed as a painter.
FROM THE FLORA PAPER (MONDAY EVE., SEPT. 20, 1948)
JOHNSON-SEWARD RITES ANNOUNCED
The marriage of Mrs. Alfloretta Blanche Johnson and Ollie C. Seward was
performed quietly at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Peter, 423 Tanguy Street, Logansport, at 6:30 Saturday evening.
The Reverand J. E. Yarian of the Sharon Baptist Church performed the
The couple will spend a few weeks in Miami, Florida, where they will visit Mr. Seward's son, Leonard Seward and wife. Upon their return, they will make their home on their farm near Deer Creek.
FROM THE FLORA PAPER
MATILDA ANNE LYBROOK WILL WED DR. CHARLES SMITH SEPTEMBER 15
Dr. and Mrs. D. E. Lybrook of Young America announce that their daughter, Matilda Anne, will become the bride of Dr. Charles Glenn Smith of Indianapolis on September 15 in the Ninth Street Christian Church in Logansport. Rev. Thomas Luke of Argos, Indiana, assisted by Rev. H.D. Hosier will read the marriage vows at 3:30 in the afternoon. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith, Sr. of Indianapolis. Miss Lybrook graduated from Young America High School and attended Indiana University for two years, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. She graduated from the Indiana University Training School for Nurses and has been employed at the Cass County Hospital and in Florida. Dr. Smith completed his under-graduate work at Purdue University and received his doctorate from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a member of Phi Beta Pi, medical fraternity. He was recently released from the Navy as a Lieutenant (jg). The engagement of the young couple was announced at a luncheon bridge at the Riviera Club in Indianapolis given recently by Mrs. Robert Blackman and Mrs. Paul Lybrook, sister and sister-in-law of the bride-to-be.
MISS DONNA SNIDER AND EUGENE SMITH TO WED AUGUST 29
The engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Donna Lou Snider to Eugene W. Smith is announced by the bride-elect's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Snider, Galveston, Route Two.
Mr. Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith, 511 Tanguy Street,
The couple will recite their wedding vows at the Center Evangelical United Brethren Church on August. 29.
Both Miss Snider and her fiancee are students at Indiana University.
Misses Marjorie Glendenning, Mary Morrison, Barbara McCombs, Ann
Witherspoon, college friends of the bride, served as hostesses at the
reception immediately following the ceremony in the Snider home.
Approximately sixty five guests were present.
SATURDAY EVE., AUG. 28, 1948
EUGENE SMITH SUMMER RITES, DONNA SNIDER TO BE WED IN --
In a lovely late summer wedding to be solemnized at 3:30 Sunday afternoon at the Center Evangelical United Brethren Church, Miss Donna Lou Snider will become the bride of Eugene W. Smith.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Snider, Galveston, Route 2, while the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith, 511 Tanguy St.
The Rev. Gorman Pritchett, of Logansport, will officiate at the candlelight rites, before an altar appointed with two large bouquet of gladioli against a background of palms. Burning tapers will be held in two seven branched candelabras.
PROGRAM OF MUSIC
Miss Mary Karl, of Batesville, will offer a program of bridal airs and will play traditional wedding marches. Mrs. Rosalie Snyder will sing "Because", "I Love You Truly", "Wonderful One", and "The Lord's Prayer", preceding the recitation of vows.
Included in the wedding party will be Mrs. Beverly Smith, of Logansport,
Matron of honor; Miss Kathleen Smith, of Logansport, sister of the
bridegroom and Mrs. Imogene Schwanke, sister of the bride, as bridesmaids.
Stanley Smith will attend his brother as best man and ushers will be John Jump, of Walton, and Fred Schwanke, brother-in-law of the bride.
As the bride is escorted down the aisle by her father, she will be attired in a gown of traditional white satin, scalloped at the waistline, where the full skirt falls into a chapel length train. The yoke is of nylon illusion net, and her headdress will be a lace hat accented with a single row of orange blossoms. She will carry a white Bible topped with orchid and streamers of white satin tied with blossoms.
GOWNS IN PASTELS
Her matron of honor will precede her to the altar in a pink gown, while the bridesmaids will be attired in yellow and blue gowns. Their dresses are designed similar to that of the bride, with lace bodices. Their headpieces will be of lace and they will wear lace mitts and carry garlands of multicolored flowers, to match their dresses.
Mrs. Snider and Mrs. Smith, mothers of the couple, will both be attired in navy blue and will have corsages of pink roses.
A three-tiered wedding cake topped with miniature bridal couple will be
served at the reception which will follow at the home of the bride's
When the couple leaves on a wedding trip to the Wisconsin Dells, the bride will change to a brown satin dress and matching brown accessories.
Both the bride and bridegroom are seniors at Indiana University in the
business school. Mr Smith has served three years in the army.
ISABELLE SMITH AND EARL SNIDER TAKE HOLY VOWS
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Smith, of Young America, announce the recent marriage of their daughter, Miss Isabelle, to Earl Snider, son of Lee Snider, of Walton. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Downham attended the couple. The bride graduated from the Young America High School in 1935, attended the Kokomo Business College and is employed at the Cass County Auditor's office. Mr. Snider was graduated from Young America High School in 1933 and is engaged in farming. The couple will reside on a farm near Young America.
WEDDING IS SOLEMNIZED AT WHEELING HOME (DEC. 28, 1910)
Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Bone, of near Wheeling and with Rev. Goodrich of the Galveston U.B. Church
officiating, was solemnized a pretty and happy wedding, when Myrtle Bone was
united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Eddie Snyder of near Young America.
The bride is endowed with a large circle of friends. She is a winsome miss
and of a very jovial disposition. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Allen Snider and a grandson of Leopold Ecklerle of this city. He is a
gentleman with bright prospects for a prosperous future and is a good choice
for the young lady. He is a farmer by profession and will remain to its
calling. They will reside on a farm. The Democrat wishes to extend the
best of wishes to both of the contracting parties.
JESSIE LANDES AND WM. SPITLER ARE UNITED IN MARRIAGE 
A wedding that came as a pleasant surprise to the many friends was that of William Spitler and Miss Jessie Landes, well known and popular local residents, which was solemnized last Saturday evening at 7 o'clock at the Christian parsonage on South Division Street. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.C. Aschanhort and was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Spitler and daughter Jeanne, Mr. and Mrs. Glae Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Manford Wagoner and son, Verl, and Miss Rosella Shankland. Following the ceremony the couple and guests went to the bride's property on East Main Street, where refreshments were served. Mr. Spitler is a member of the firm of Spitler & Son, cattle dealers of Flora. He is a member of the Christian Church. The bride is a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Landes. She graduated from the Carrollton and Flora High Schools, since which time she has taught in the Flora, Carrollton, Young America and Burlington schools. She is a member of the Baptist Church. They will reside in the groom's property on South Center Street, where they are now at home to their many friends. The Democrat unites with the many acquaintances in extending to the couple the usual well wishes and hearty congratulations.
FROM THE FLORA PAPER
STAFFORD-BILLINGS WEDDING SOLEMNIZED NEAR WHEELING
A pretty wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Billings, of near Wheeling last Wednesday evening at 7:00, when the oldest daughter, Miss Gertrude, became the wife of Ira Stafford, of Young America. The event was a simple home affair, invitations being extended only to the immediate families of the contracting parties. Rev. Mitchell of Wheeling, tied the nuptial knot which unites these two lives. After the ceremony an elegant three-course dinner was served. Miss Billings has lived all her life in Carrollton Township and is recognized as one of the best girls in that community, whose life has been an open book, whose pages are untarnished by evil words or unclean thoughts. Her upright life has made her a favorite in the vicinity in which she is known. Mr. Stafford is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Stafford of Young America and is known as an honest, industrious young man, with all the qualities that go to make up a real gentleman. They will go to housekeeping on the Stafford farm east of Young America where the young man had already prepared a neat little home. They will be at home to their many friends after November 1st. The Democrat extends usual congratulations.
FROM THE FLORA PAPER
Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Logan, near Young America, occurred the marriage of Miss Bell Logan and James Swaim. They will move to Kentland where Mr. Swaim will engage in the butcher business with his brother Jesse. (Dec. 1901)