This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.

The scrapbook is compiled from undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.


On Tuesday last, three marriages were solemnized at this place all of the young ladies being residents of this place.


At St. Bernards Catholic church last Tuesday morning a double wedding was solemnized in which Lawrence Burkhart and Miss Josephine Miller and Anthony Hepp and Miss Henrietta Miller were the contracting parties, the brides being sister’s and the daughters of our worthy townsman, John Miller.

Solemn High Mass was administered on the occasion of this double wedding which is a more than ordinary service, not having been administered at this place within the last ten years. A large congregation was present to witness the impressive ceremonies as well as the novelty of a double wedding. The bridal parties presented a beautiful appearance in their handsome attire.

After the services at the church the newly wedded couples, together with other invited guests, repaired to the home or the brides’ parents on Kibler street where the delicacies of the season were served in abundance. All day and evening the home was the scene of joyful demonstrations. Not only was this confined to those who were invited to the house, but the cornet band in the evening came out to do honor to the young couples by rendering their choicest selections of music. More then that the people, apparently turned out en masse to show their appreciation by giving vigorous serenade with various instruments with which a noise could be made.

Mr. and Mrs. Hepp will remain at this place and begin housekeeping at once. Mr. Hepp will go into business here about September 1st. Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart will make their future home at Cincinnati.

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