Marriage Announcements in the Chase Area 1900 through 1911 as recorded in the Reed City Clarion
Compiled by Shanna Avery

Elias Cutler - Maggie Spears
Sep. 19, 1900
Mr. Elias Cutler of Reed City and Mrs. Maggie Spears of this place were married last Saturday at the home of the bride's parents by Reverend W. P. Wilcox.

Will Spears - Carrie Kadwell
Apr. 1903
Married by Reverend Priestly in the home of the bride on Saturday March 28th, Mr. Will Spears to Miss Carrie the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Kadwell.

John Rounding - Mrs. Bleacher
Apr. 29, 1903
Married: On Tuesday April 21, by Dr. Hallenbeck of Reed City at the residence of the Bride, Mr. John Rounding to Mrs. Bleacher.

George Clark - Alice Graham
May 4, 1904
Married at the Warwick Hotel on Sunday by Reverend Van Atwepp- Mr. Geo Clark to Mrs. Alice Graham.

Mr. and Mrs. George Kilmer anniversary
Mar. 22, 1905
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kilmer celebrated their Silver Wedding on Wednesday, March 22.

Frank Workman - Dilla Moore
May 2, 1906
Mrs. Dilla Moore and Frank Workman were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Wintemute, Wednesday April 25th.  Reverend Fitch officiating.  Congratulations are in order.

William McDonald - Ada Corsort
Oct. 17, 1906
Miss Ada Corsort and William McDonald were united in marriage, Sunday evening at the home of the bride, by Reverend E. Collins.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ackerman anniversary
Jan. 9, 1907
50th Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ackerman on Dec. 28 1906 at their home on Chase.  In Feb. 1864 he settled in Chase after service in the Civil War from 1862 through June of 1863.

Hugh Saunders - Fleeta Blanchard
May 22, 1907
Hugh Saunders and Miss Fleeta Blanchard were united in marriage May the 8th.  May prosperity and happiness ever be with them.

Floyd E. Randall - Louise F. Miller
Dec. 19, 1907
Mr. Floyd E. Randall and Miss Louise F. Miller were united in holy wedlock at high noon on wednesday, Dec. 11th, at the home of the bride's parents in Chase Township, Lake County, Rev. Edwards officiating, using the ring ceremony.  Miss Matie Pease played the wedding march.  The bride was beautifully gowned in tan, trimmed white satin and lace, carrying white carnations.  The groom was dressed in the conventional black.  Miss Emelia Miller acted as bridesmaid and William Miller as best man. The parlor and dining room were tastily decorated in evergreens and smilax.  About forty guests were present.  After the ceremony and hearty congratulations had been extended to the happy couple, all were invited to the dining room, where they partook of a sumptuous dinner.  Miss Etta Shelton was mistress of ceremonies.  Mr. and Mrs. Randall left for a short wedding tour, and will be at home to their many friends after January 1st.

Clyde Orcutt - Bernice Saunders
Jan. 15, 1908
Clyde Orcutt of Hawkins, and Miss Bernice Saunders of Chase, were united in marriage by Rev. E. A. Ince, Dec. 25th.

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Smith anniversary
Apr. 29, 1908
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Smith celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last Saturday evening, April 25th.  About forty invited guests were present.  Many beautiful presents were presented them and a fine program was rendered.  Supper was served.  All reported a very enjoyable time, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Smith many more happy anniversaries.

Jacob Toman - Myrtle May Orcutt
Jul. 1, 1908
At the M. E. Parsonage, Friday, June 26th, by Rev. F. L. Niles, Miss Myrtle May Orcutt was united in marriage to Mr. Jacob Toman.  Mr. Toman resides in Richmond Township and the bride was a resident of Chase Township.

Theodore Thornton - Della Shinn
Jul. 1, 1908 Olivers News
Theodore Thornton and Miss Della Shinn, both of Nirvana, were united in marriage on Sunday, June 21st.  The happy couple left for Chicago, where they will make their future home.  May joy go with them.

Edwin Hammer - Ethel Carlson
Jul. 1, 1908
Edwin Hammer and Miss Ethel Carlson were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Carlson, Saturday evening, June 27th.  May happiness and prosperity ever be with them, is the best wishes of a friend.

John Sites - Rose Wildman
Jul. 15, 1908
Mr. John Sites and Mrs. Rose Wildman of Chase township, were united in marriage on Friday, July 3rd.  They left immediately for Farwell to visit relatives and friends, returning home later.

Andrew Waite - Hazel Saunders
Dec. 30, 1908
A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Saunders, six miles West of town, at high noon today, when their daughter, Miss Hazel, was united in marriage to Mr. Andrew Waite of Sanborn, N. D., Elder J. J. Cornish officiating.

Jan. 6, 1909
A Quiet Home Wedding
Wednesday, Dec. 30th, at high noon, in the presence of twenty five relatives and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Geo Saunders gave their only daughter, Hazel Henriette, to Mr. Andrew Waite in marriage.  The bride was gowned in a handsome light pink satin gown.  The bodice was hand embroidered and trimmed with oriental lace.  The groom wore the conventional black.  Both bride and groom mingled with guests until the hour for the ceremony arrived, when they quietly took their places beneath the wedding bell, with Mesdames Howard and Hugh Saunders as matrons of honor, and Messrs. H. and A. Saunders as best men.  With a simple yet impressive ceremony, Elder J. J. Cornish pronounced them husband and wife.  Congratulations followed, then an excellent dinner was served.  The decorations, which were red and green, were prettily arranged. A number of very pretty and useful gifts were received, consisting of silver, china and crystal ware.  Mrs. Waite has grown from childhood to womanhood in this community and is highly expected.
Mr. and Mrs., Waite left here Monday on their wedding trip.  They will visit Drayton, Toronto, Niagara Falls and London, Canada, returning to Reed City in about six weeks.  After a short stay with the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Saunders, they will go to their future home of Sandborn, N. Dakota, and with them go the best wishes of their friends.

John Wiggins - Ada Kadwell
Dec. 30, 1908
Married---On Dec. 24th, at the home of the bride's parents in Chase township, by Rev. W. A. Allen, Mr. John Wiggins and Miss Ada Kadwell.

Henry M. Gingrich - Edith M. Wibert
Jan. 6, 1909
A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. B. Wibert in Pinora township, nine miles Northwest of this city, at high noon on Wednesday, Dec. 30th, when their daughter, Miss Edith M. , was united in marriage to Mr. Henry M. Gingrich, Rev. E. Rath officiating.  About thirty relatives and friends were present to witness the ceremony.  The bride was attended by Miss Carrie Gingrich, sister of the groom.  Herman Wibert, brother of the bride, acted as best man.  Miss Carrie Gingrich presided at the organ.  The bride was becomingly gowned in cream cashmere, trimmed in taffeta and lace, and carried white carnations. 
After the ceremony, congratulations were extended and a sumptuous wedding dinner served.  The happy couple were the recipients of many beautiful gifts, including china, linen, silverware, etc.
The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wibert and is well known in this vicinity, being a graduate of the Reed City high school.  The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Gingrich and is an enterprising young farmer.
Mr. and Mrs. Gingrich left on the 2:05 p. m. train, Wednesday, on a wedding trip to Grand Rapids, Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Lawrence L. Bigbee - Grace Hagadone
Jan. 27, 1909
Lawrence L . Bigbee and Miss Grace Hagadone, both of Chase, were united in marriage in the Congregational parsonage, on Saturday, Jan. 23rd, by the Rev. S. E. Kelley.

Peter Hollenbeck - Mildred Fralick
Feb. 17, 1909
At the home of the bride's parents in Chase, Feb. 14th, 1909, by Rev. W. A. Allen, Mr. Peter Hollenbeck and Miss Mildred Fralick, both of Chase, were united in marriage.

Obadiah Boren - Lena Schooley
Mar. 3, 1909
Married---At the home of Rev. Allen, Feb. 17, 1909, Mr. Obadiah Boren and Miss Lena Schooley, both of Chase.  The bride was raised here from childhood and is loved by all who know her.  Mr. Boren was formerly from Indiana and is a carpenter and contractor by trade.  They expect to leave soon for their future home in Elkhart, Ind., where Mr. Boren has a fine home awaiting them.  May happiness and prosperity ever be with them is the best wishes of a friend.

Elmer Hatch - Edna Packard
Jun. 2, 1909
Elmer Hatch and Miss Edna Packard were married at the home of the bride's parents at Walkerville, Tuesday, May 25th, and are now living in their new home near Hawkins.

George Sadler - Ida May Kapheam
Sep. 15, 1909
Married---At the home of the officiating clergyman, on Thursday, Sept. 9th, Mr. George Sadler of Chase, and Miss Ida May Kapheam of Grand Rapids, by Rev. W. A. Allen.

S. P. Vanderhoof - Mrs. John Clark
Nov. 24, 1909
Married in Chase, on Sunday, Nov. 2, 1909, by Rev. Geo. Bullen, pastor of the M. E. Church of this city, Mr. S. P. Vanderhoof and Mrs. John Clark, both of this city.  The happy couple are well and favorable known in Reed City, Chase and other sections of the country.  They are spending their honeymoon among relatives in Evart.

J. E. Hudson - Bernice Armstrong
Feb. 16, 1910
J. E. Hudson and Miss Bernice Armstrong of Melfort, were quietly married at Reed City, one day last week, and leave this week for Dakota.

Rev. Reuben Parshall - Harriet Spears
Feb. 23, 1910
A quiet home wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Spears, near Chase, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1910, when their daughter Harriet was united in marriage to Rev. Reuben Parshall, pastor of the M. E. Church at Entrican.  At 11:30 the wedding ceremony was performed, Rev. S. E. Kelley of this city, officiating, the ring ceremony being used.  Mr. and Mrs. Parshall took the 2:05 p. m. train south for Entrican, where they will make their home.  Mr. and Mrs. Parshall are both graduates of the Reed City High School in the class of 1901, and have a host of friends here, who join in hearty congratulations.

John Gingrich - Maud Hasty
Sep. 7, 1910
John Gingrich and Miss Maud Hasty were married Sept. 1, 1910.  May happiness and prosperity ever be with them is the best wishes of a friend.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Randall anniversary
Sep. 28, 1910
Mrs. L. D. Randall of Grand Rapids visited relatives here, last week, and also attended the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Randall, it being their 25th anniversary.  She returned home, Thursday.

Alexander Sauntman - Ruth Wiggins
Mar. 29, 1911
Alexander Sauntman of this village and Miss Ruth Wiggins of Big Rapids were married at Reed City on Wednesday of last week.  Both the groom and bride are well known here.  Mr. Sauntman came from Indiana some years ago and is a prosperous Chase farmer.  Mrs. Sauntman was a Chase girl and left here some time ago to become a student at the Ferris Institute.  The young couple will make their home on the Sauntman farm north of town.  We extend them our best wishes.

Myron Able - Zadie Allen
Apr. 19, 1911
It is reported that Miss Zadie Allen, formerly of Chase, and Mr. Myron Able of Carrs were quietly married a week ago Tuesday and will make their home at the Carr settlement, north of Branch.

James Fralick - Florence Blakely
May 10, 1911
-A very quiet wedding ceremony was performed at the home of H. E. Blakely Sunday, when his daughter, Miss Florence, was united in marriage to James Fralick by the Rev. Bullen, pastor of the M. E. Church of Reed City.  Both of the young people are well known here and have the best wishes of a host of friends.  They will make their home here for the Summer.

Clyde B. Tanner - Mary J. Miller
Jun. 21, 1911
Miss Mary J. Miller to Become Bride of Clyde B. Tanner.
A wedding that will be of interest to the many friends of the bride will be that of Miss Mary J. Miller and Mr. Clyde B. Tanner, formerly of Chase, which will be solemnized at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Brearly on Upton Avenue,, this evening.  The Rev. George Bullen, pastor of the M. E. Church, will be the officiating clergyman.  After the ceremony the happy couple will leave immediately for a wedding tour and later will reside near Syracuse, N. Y.
The Bride was raised in Reed City and has taught in our public schools for a number of years.  She is a young lady who enjoys a large circle of friends and acquaintances and was a universal favorite among her associate teachers in the public schools.
Mr. Tanner was raised at Chase and taught school in this vicinity where he is well and favorably known.  He is a self made young man and is now a traveling salesman for the Phoenix Chair Company of Sheboygan, Wis.
Miss Miller and Mr. Tanner graduated from the Mt. Pleasant normal school in 1900.  Miss Miller later attended the state normal at Ypsilanti and graduated in 1907 from the primary and kindergarten departments.  They have the best wishes of their many friends for a long and happy life.

Herman Wibert - Carrie Gingrich
Jun. 21, 1911
Miss Carrie Gingrich and Herman Wibert Married This Afternoon.
Miss Carrie Gingrich and Herman Wibert were married at the home of the bride's father, Michael Gingrich, at 3 o'clock this afternoon, by Rev. E. Rath.  Only the families of the bride and groom were present.  Mr. Wibert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Wibert, residing nine miles northwest of town, where he resides as manager of his father's farm.  Mr. and Mrs. Wibert have the best wishes of a large circle of friends.

Roy Wright - Christina McLean
Aug. 16, 1911     
Miss Christina McLean and Roy Wright, both of this place, were married in Baldwin Saturday by Reverend Kinney.

Fay A. Voorheis - Viola Williams
Oct. 25, 1911
-At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Williams of Big Rapids Wednesday, Oct. 18, Miss Viola Williams was united in Marriage to Fay A. Voorheis of Big Rapids, formerly of Chase, in the presence of only a few relatives.

J. M. Buerge - Almira Dayhuff
Jun. 19, 1911
In Cupid's Net
Two Couples are Granted License to Wed
John French, 22, Marion.
Edith French, 17, Farwell.
J. M. G. Buerge, 56, Reed City.
Almira Dayhuff, 63, Chase.

Nick Milliman - Nellie Becktal
Aug. 28, 1912
Married---On Aug. 24 at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. Geo. Bullen, Mr. Nick Milliman of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Nellie Becktal of Chase.


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