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October 5, 1899 4;3, Roll #60


John Marshang – and Miss Elizabeth Killen

United Wednesday Evening

On Wednesday evening at 6 o’clock at St. Mary’s church took place the wedding of Jon Marshang, of Jordan, and Miss Elizabeth M. Killen of Sterling. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a large number of the friends of the bride and groom by the Rev. Father J. J. Bennett. The ring service was used. .The bride was attired in a pretty gown of brown cloth, trimmed with lace and white satin. She carried roses. The bridesmaid, Deborah McMahon, was similarly attired, her gown being trimmed with lace and pink satin. The groom was attended by a brother of the bride, Joseph Killen. The wedding march was played by Miss Mignon Kannally.

After the ceremony a reception was given at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Killen, to the immediate families of the couple, the only ones being present form outside being James E. Killen of Chicago, B. F. Killen of Belvidere and Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Devine, of Sterling. The wedding supper was served in the dining room. It was dainty and beautifully served. The table was prettily decorated with flowers for the occasion.

The bride was remembered with a number of beautiful presents, which were displayed to the guests.

After the reception the couple repaired to their future home in Jordan, where the groom  has already furnished a comfortable house.

Both of the young people are well and favorably known in Sterling and Jordan. Mr. Marshang has lived in Jordan all his life. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshang, is honest, steady and reliable, and has won for himself the confidence of all his friends. He is a capital farmer and has been prosperous. His prospects are bright. Mrs. Marshang was born and raised in Sterling. She has for some time been employed in the August Frank tailor shop and is well liked by a large number of young people. She has a sweet disposition, is loving and attractive, and is in every worthy of the young man to whom she has given her heart and hand.

The couple has the best wishes and congratulations of all Sterling and Jordan.

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