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.


An Interesting Wedding at New Washington Last Week.Last Thursday evening At 4:30 o’clock at the Lutheran parsonage at New Washington, by Rev. D. Ph Ebert, A. F. Donnenwirth and Miss Emma Siefert, were united in holy wedlock. The former’s sister, Miss Mayme Donnenwirth, and the latter’s brother, F. M. Siefert, who acted as bridesmaid and groomsman respectively, were the only persons present. After the ceremony the happy couple went to the home of the bride on West Mansfield street and together with a few of the immediate relatives partook of a pleasant and bountiful dinner, prepared by the mother of the bride, after which Mr. and Mrs. Donnenwirth, accompanied by Miss Mayme Donnenwirth took the south bound train, from Chatfield, for Waldo, where the groom has been engaged as station Agent for the C.S.& H. railroad the past summer, and where they expect to make their future home.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Siefert of New Washington, and has been a member of the Lutheran choir for the past eight years. In her, that body loses a valuable member as well as a close companion. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Donnenwirth, and has been engaged in the work of telegraphy for the past four or five years, occupying a post at Burgoon, for about two years, after which he went to Waldo, for the purpose of filling a similar position, last spring. May the young couple live a long and happy life together, and success crown all their efforts.