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Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri weddings

Ste. Genevieve County

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Last Updated: Tuesday 26-Apr-2005 2:58 PM



A very pretty wedding took place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in St. Louis, Wednesday, February 5, 1930 when Miss Claire Wagoner became the bride of August Weiler, youngest son of Mrs. Peter Weiler, Sr., of this city. The Rev. Father Joseph Lubeley officiated at the ceremony.


The attendants were Miss Alice Wagoner, a sister of the bride and Joseph T. Weiler, a cousin of the groom.


The bride was charmingly attired in a brown crepe dress with egg shell sleeves, studded in gold nail beads and hat of brown broad beaver felt trimmed in brown and egg shell feathers. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses and Lilies of the Valley. Her attendant was gowned in a pretty capucine crepe dress, brown felt hat, trimmed in capucine velvet ribbon and carried a bouquet of Talisman roses.


Following the ceremony the wedding party had breakfast at the Kingsway Hotel. They will make their future home in St. Louis.


Mayor and Mrs. P. H. Weiler attended the wedding and were accompanied to the city by Mrs. H. J. Fallert and Mrs. Walter Baum. They returned to Ste. Genevieve Wednesday.

Contributed by Lisa Buese.




At SS. Philip and James Church at River Aux Vases on Tuesday, Oct. 5(?), at 9 a.m., Fred Schuh, son of the late Valentine Schuh and Mary Jakorst to Miss Elisabeth Genevieve Schweiss, daughter of August Schweiss and Mary Grass. The witnesses were And. Schweiss, brother of the bride, and Miss Matilda Schuh, sister of the groom. The ceremony was performed by Father L. Broeckelmann and was followed by a nuptial high mass.

The reception held at the beautiful country home of the bride's parents was attended by the relatives and a large circle of friends of the newly married couple and at night a dance was had at the home of the groom's parents. They will make their home on the Peter A. Rigdon farm recently purchased by them.

Contributed by Lisa Buese.


At 6 o'clock in the Church of Ste. Genevieve on Wednesday, October 6th, 1915, John J. Bahr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. B. Bahr, and Miss Mary Valle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Valle, Rev. C. L. Van Tourenhout officiating . The bridal witnesses were Elizabeth Bahr and Leo Valle. The wedding festivities were held at the home of the bride's parents. We wish the newly married couple a long, happy and prosperous married life.

Contributed by Lisa Buese.




Oscar Lurk and Miss Christine O. Trautman were united in marriage at nine o'clock mass at the Church of Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday, September 7th,1926, Rev. C. L. van Tourenhout officiating. The witnesses were Miss Catherine Tomisek of St. Louis, an intimate friend of the bride, as bridesmaid, and Byron Lurk, brother of the groom, as best man. A splendid dinner and supper were served to the happy couple, only the nearest relatives and most intimate friends being present on account of the recent death of the bride's father. In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Lurk made a honeymoon trip to Commerce on the steamer Cape Girardeau, returning on Thursday evening. The bride is a daughter of the last Charles Trautman and Theresa Flieg and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. August Lurk nee Lena Winston. They are well respected young people and have numerous friends with who the Herald joins in hoping that theirs may be a long, happy and prosperous married life. The groom has employment with the Uding Contracting Co. and he and his bride will make their home in Ste. Genevieve.

Contributed by Rosanna Reed.




The wedding of Miss Beulah Marie Thomure, daughter of Isaac Thomure, of Farmington Route Three, and Norval Bryant Buchanan, son of Wm. Wesley Buchanan of Farmington Route Two, took place on last Sunday afternoon at four o'clock at the home of the groom's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Buchanan. Rev. Leslie Clemons, paster of the Three Rivers Baptist Church, officiated in a single ring ceremony. The bride was lovely in a suit of soldier blue with black accessories and wore a corsage of red rosebuds. Her attendant was Miss Alta Ada Thomure, an only sister of the bride. She was attired in a dress of red crepe and wore a corsage of white chrysanthemums. John Buchanan, brother of the groom, served as best man. Following the ceremony, close relatives remained for an informal reception after which the group gathered at the home which the groom had prepared for his bride where they all witnessed the carrying of the blushing bride over the threshold.

Contributed by Jean Thomure.




At half past one o'clock on Sunday afternoon, February 11th, 1923, Elmer Govreau and Miss Bettie Thomure of Route No. 3, Farmington, were married at the Rectory of the Weingarten parish by Rev. Wm. A. Kotte, pastor. The witnesses were Miss Laura Govreau as bridesmaid and Dennis Thomure as groomsman. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Thomure and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Govreau. The newly married couple have many friends who wish for them a happy married life. They will make their home on a farm near River aux Vases. (NOTE: Route 3 Farmington where the Thomures lived is in Ste. Genevieve County.)

Contributed by Jean Thomure.

1797 March 12th (Page 3)
Paget, Henry, son of William Paget and Mary Priestly, native of South Carolina, living in this parish to Baker, Rebecca, daughter of Andrew Baker and Margaret Vendle, native also of this parish. (This must be an error; must be intended for "living also in this parish"). Both Protestants. Witnesses: Andrew Baker; Abraham Baker. Maxwell, Cure [priest]

1797 April 13th (Page 4)
Alley, Thomas, widower, son of John Alley and Margaret Bossan native of Pennsylvania to Baker, Catherine, widow, daughter of Andrew Baker and Margaret Vendle. Witnesses: William Alley; Henry Paget; Andrew Baker. Maxwell, Cure [priest] [Evidently the traumatic happenings of the Henry Paget/Rebecca Baker wedding trip a month earlier did not deter Rebecca's sister from making her own wedding trip!]

1798 March 22nd (Page 5)
Alley, William, son of John and Margaret Alley, living in this parish since many years to Baker, Mary, daughter of Andrew and Magaret Baker, also living in this parish. Both Protestants. Witnesses: Abraham Baker; Thomas Alley; Joseph Mcnight (McKnight)

1801, Sept. 17th (Pages 55,56)
Baker, Abraham, son of Andrew Baker and Margaret Vendle, native of the county of Fayette in the United States of America (very likely in Kentucky, tho not written) of the protestant religion to Maybray, Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Maybray and Sarah Waters, native of N. Carolina, of the Methodist religion. Maxwell, Cure [priest] See pages 83-84: Witnesses: Andrew Baker; Thomas Alley; Wm. Montgomery.



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