Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Spotting - Double Wedding Stelzer Family



Appeared on Thursday the 30th of September in 1897 in the St Louis Republic out of St Louis, Missouri

A DOUBLE WEDDING IN SOUTH ST. LOUIS
VALENTINE STELZER AND HIS
SON CHRISTIAN CELEBRATE THEIR
WEDDING TOGETHER.

It Was The Father’s Sliver Wedding
 and a Happy Time Was Had.


A wedding ceremony a little out of the or-
dinary was celebrated in South St. Louis
yesterday. Christian Steizer of 2620 Arsenal
street and Lena Brandschwede of 1615 South
Broadway were joined in wedlock, and on
the same occasion the silver anniversary of
the marriage of Valentine Stelzer and his
wife, parents of the groom, was celebrated.
The young people were married in the
Church of St. Francis de Sales at Texas
and Cherokee streets at 8 a.m. The old
folks also went through a church ceremony,
the blessings of the church being again
bestowed upon them. John Stelzer, a broth-
er of Christian Stelzer acted as best man
and Anna Drisler as bridesmaid for the
young people. Joseph Abele and Mrs. Al-
bert Reldermelster acted in similar capaci-
ties for the old folks.
A reception was held last night at the
Southwestern Turner hall at Texas and
Cherokee streets. It was largely attended
by the friends of both parties. A number
of handsome presents were received by
both couples. Some of the presents were
from Chicago, where the elder Stelzer lived
before they came to St. Louis.
The occasion was a triple celebration
for Valentine Slelzer. Besides being the sil-
ver anniversary of his wedding, the year is
the twenty-fifth anniversary of his arrival
in this country from Germany; and he has
been 25 years employed by the same firm.
He went to work shortly after his arrival in
this country for Fairbanks & Co in Chica-
go. Four years later he was transferred to
the St. Louis branch where he is now em-
ployed. 

(*above article found on Genealogy Bank website)