Marriages from The Schuyler Citizen – 1863

Schuyler County, Illinois

from The Schuyler Citizen Newspaper, Rushville, Illinois

  • Married on the 4th inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, John Corrie, Esq., by the Rev. M. C. Sweeney, Mr. Peter B. Beals, of Cass County, to Miss Eliza M. Corrie of Schuyler County.  With the above came the printer’s ever-welcome fee, i.e., the dollar and cake.  Many thanks!  The young men of Schuyler certainly must be crazy to permit such prizes as John Corrie’s daughters to be thus won and wed by their neighbors over the river.  We don’t wonder at young men from abroad coming to Schuyler for their wives; but we do protest against our young men allowing our best girls to be taken from them.  Nevertheless we give to friend Beals and cousin Eliza our most sincere congratulations.  The Schuyler Citizen, February 11, 1863
  • Married on the 22nd of February, at the residence of J. M. Campbell, by elder Thomas Butler, Mr. Jacob Klepper to Miss Sarah A. Campbell.  The Schuyler Citizen, February 25, 1863
  • Married on the evening of the 23rd of March, by Esq. Black, at the residence of the bride’s father in Newbury town, Lieut. E. G. W. Bridgewater (formerly of Co. G, 28th Reg.) and Miss Emma Newberry, daughter of Rev. Joseph Newberry.  Accompanying the above came the printer’s cake and a glowing description of the marriage ceremony and courteous supper, dress and appearance of the happy pair.  The Lieutenant and his lady will please accept the congratulations and good wishes of this office.  The Schuyler Citizen, April 1, 1863
  • Married at the residence of the bride’s father in this place on the 29th of March, by the Rev. James Shaw, Mr. John W. Whorton, of Iowa and Miss Sarah E. Eades.  The dollar and printer’s share of the wedding cake accompanying the notice above, call for our warmest congratulations.  May the blessings of heaven ever attend them.  The Schuyler Citizen, April 1, 1863
  • Married on the 9th inst., at Lung’s Chapel, near Rushville, by the Rev. G. D. Randle, Mr. William R. Milby and Miss Mary A. Berry.  The Schuyler Citizen, April 22, 1863
  • Married on the 19th inst., by the Rev. I. T. Whitmore, Mr. John W. Birdwell and Julia A. Clift, all of this county.  The Schuyler Citizen, May 27, 1863
  • Married on the 26th inst., in Squire McCreary’s office in Rushville, by the Rev. M. C. Sweeney, Mr. Daniel White and Miss Susannah Corman.  The Schuyler Citizen, May 27, 1863
  • Married in this place on the 21st inst., at the residence of Mr. Thomas Goodwin, the bride’s father, by Rev. James Shaw, Mr. William Noble and Miss Susan E. Goodwin.  This office was remembered in the distribution of the wedding cake.  Miss Goodwin can safely say she has a Noble husband, and he, as equally safely, that he has a good one for a wife.  The Schuyler Citizen, June 24, 1863
  • Married on the morning of the 26th by Rev. I. T. Whitmore, Mr. Stanfield P. Harmon, private in Co. G, 28th Reg. Illinois Volunteers, to Miss Jerusha, daughter of Robert Chadsey, Esq.  That’s right girls!  Keep yourselves in reserve for the brave boys that go to defend your homes and protect their country.  They will make true protectors for you.  All the better if they come after you before their work is done and take you along to help them.  The Schuyler Citizen, July 29, 1863

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