Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fearless Females Blog Post: March 4: Marriage Records

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.
March 4 — Do you have marriage records for your grandparents or great-grandparents? Write a post about where they were married and when. Any family stories about the wedding day? Post a photo too if you have one.

My mother's parents Alice Fleming and Michael Connery were married 28 June 1893 in the Port Huron home of Alice's sister Mary Fleming Walsh. The priest who performed the Catholic ceremony was their brother Fr Thomas Fleming. Two of their daughters, Pauline and Elizabeth, chose June 28 as their wedding day and at least 2 of their grandchildren also share that anniversary.

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My father's parents Henrietta Burbach and Adolph Hansen married on 31 Oct 1907 in the Jesu Church in Milwaukee, WI. The real question in this story is how did they manage to have a nuptial Mass when Adolph was not a catholic. He is also listed as a godfather to Henrietta's nephew Herman Adolph in 1908.