Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mary Petersen and William Brunken Wedding - 1905

Mary Petersen and William Brunken Wedding - 1905
Mary Petersen and William Brunken Wedding - 1905
Caption of Mildred Brunken's Album[1]



Mary Petersen and William Brunken - 1905
Mary Petersen and William Brunken - 1905
Clara Marie "Mary" Petersen - 1905
Clara Marie "Mary" Petersen - 1905
William Leopold Brunken - 1905
William Leopold Brunken - 1905



Anna M. Brunken - 1905
Anna M. Brunken - 1905
Carsten Petersen, Jr. - 1905
Carsten Petersen, Jr. - 1905

Who's Who

  • Clara Marie "Mary" Petersen is the daughter of Carsten and Margaret (Holman) Petersen.  She was born 25 Jun 1884 in Lost Creek Township, Platte, Nebraska.
  • William Leopold Brunken is the son of John Dietrich and Johanna Wilhelmina (Plath) Brunken. He was born 02 Jul 1878 in Shell Creek Township, Platte, Nebraska.

Story

MARRIAGE INVITATIONS
BRUNKEN-PETERSON--Columbus friends of the contracting parties have received invitations to the wedding of Miss Maria Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carsten Petersen, of Platte Center, to Mr. William Brunken. The wedding will take place at the German Lutheran church near Platte Center on Wednesday, March 15. The prospective groom is a brother of J.L. Brunken, of this city. Columbus Telegram, March 3, 1905.

Lauren Brunken shared the following clipping:
The Columbus Journal, March 22, 1905
Almost the same marriage announcement was published by the Columbus Telegram, March 24, 1905:
 
BRUNKEN-PETERSEN--Married, at the German Lutheran church, four miles west of Platte Center, on Wednesday, March 15th, Mr. William Brunken and Miss Mary Petersen. Mr. Carsten Petersen jr., brother of the bride, and Miss Brunken, sister of the groom, attended them during the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Miessler of Columbus. Dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carsten Peterson. The groom is a son of John Brunken of Shell Creek township. About seventy-five people were present and many presents were bestowed. The young couple will live on the Hans Jepson farm. [Platte Center.]

Date

March 15, 1905

Location

The German Lutheran Church later known as the Evangelical Lutheran Church[2] was located in Lost Creek Township Section 8, four miles west and one mile north of Platte Center, Nebraska.

Notes

  1. Mildred (Brunken) Kletke shared the photograph Mary and William with bridemaid, Anna M. Brunken, and groom, Carsten Petersen, Jr., on December 29, 2003.
  2. See "Evengelical Lutheran Church - Lost Creek Township" post for a picture and history of the church.