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This Marriage was contributed by: Jerry Head

Sheboygan (Wis) Press, Fri, Aug 20, 1954, p6
(With photo of bride)

Old Time Livery Is Used For Town Herman Wedding

The surrey with the fringe on top. with two horses harnessed to it, was the vehicle in which a couple married on Saturday, Kenneth H, Moenning, YN3, and his bride, the former Miss Caroline V. Ochs, were taken after they exited from the wedding scene, St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, Town Herman.

In this conveyance they were taken to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Ochs, Route 1, Elkhart Lake.

Seated beside the driver, Wallace Wippermann, were Marvin Henschel and Lester Dickmann and they were attired in old-time suits and stove-pipe hats that were worn in the era of the surrey. The wedding suit of the bride's grandfather, Cornelius Brass, was donned by the last-listed person in the trio. Horses belonged to Mr. Ochs.

Nuptial vows were exchanged before the Rev. Clifford Voll of Malone, Wis., at 3:30 o'clock. Palms, vases of orange-gold gladioli and candelabra comprised the setting for the service. Family pews were marked with glamillias in the same color and bows. Parents of the other principal in the wedding service are Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Moenning, Route 4, Lower Falls Rd., Sheboygan. Two sisters of the bride, Miss La Verne Ochs, as maid of honor, and Miss Rose Marie Ochs, as one of the bridesmaids, with the bridegroom's cousin, Miss Marion Miller, in a similar role, were in the procession. Their dresses were designed of fantasy green crystalette fabric in ballet-length with full ballerina skirts. Bodices were fitted and pointed and necklines were draped. Cap sleeves were other details of the styling. A circlet of tiny wood roses and camellia foliage, with two orange delight roses set into a bow of dark green at the back, comprised the headpiece of each attendant. Their bouquets were in crescent style and were a combination of orange delight roses, tapered with tiny tan wood roses, camellia foliage and completed with small clusters of apricot grapes.

Immediately before the entrance of the bride, the flower girl and ringbearer, Pearl and William Brass, her cousins, made their appearance. The former was garbed in a nylon net over taffeta frock with a net yoke, jewel neckline and puff sleeves. Her hoop skirt was chapel-length. The tan reed basket she carried was filled with orange delight roses and white stephanotis. The ringbearer's tiny cane, covered with white satin, had a cluster of orange delight roses ornamenting it.

Escorted by her father, the bride walked down the aisle in a lace over satin gown. The fitted bodice had a tulle yoke and a lace collar. Sleeves were long and pointed at the wrists. The full skirt with a lace panel, front and back, formed a long, flowing train. Satin pleating and ribbon cording enriched the bandeau, which had a side lace motif with pearls. Attached to it was an all-silk illusion finger-tip veil. Two burgandy cypiderpedium orchids centered the cascade bouquet she carried and made of white stephanotis, a tiny cluster of apricot-colored grapes and camellia foliage. A brother of the bridegroom, Edward Moenning, assumed the duties of best man. Thomas Oswald, Elkhart Lake, the bride's cousin, and Mildred Rotsted were groomsmen and the ushers were Ronald Markus, Oostburg, the bridegroom's cousin, and Kenneth Seipel, Spring Valley.

Organist for the service was Miss Gladys Albrecht and she also sang "The Lord's Prayer" to accompaniment played be Mrs. Archie Brass. Another vocalist was a member of the wedding party, Mr. Rotsted, whose number was "Always."

Wedding guests, 40 in number, were entertained at dinner at Kneevers Hotel, and 400 persons were present for the evening reception that was held in the Panther Room at the Playdium. Among the persons present were Miss Marion Gessert, San Francisco, Calif., and Robert Dykstra, Fort Riley, Kan. Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Can., Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island and northern Wisconsin are being included on the itinerary for the couple's wedding trip. After the bridegroom reports at Norfolk, Va., on Sept. 5, the bride will be residing with her parents. She is a teacher of Green Bay Road School, Route 1, Cleveland, and was educated for her career at Kiel High School and Sheboygan County Teachers College from which she was graduated. The serviceman in the U.S. Navy has his diploma from Sheboygan Falls High School.

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