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Harold H. Rosenhagen
Katherine Tenter
Marriage Date:
Saturday, 3 September 1949

The News-Palladium
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Tuesday, September 6, 1949

Society News
Katherine Tenter Bride
Of Harold Rosenhagen

With baskets of pink and white gladioli as a background for the single ring ceremony, Miss Katherine Tenter was united in marriage to Harold H. Rosenhagen Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the "Methodist Peace Temple. The Rev. Glenn M. Frye officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Tenter, 985 Bishop avenue. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Rosenhagen, 1689 Britain avenue.
Two hundred guests attended the reception which followed in Temple hall of the church, which had been decorated with pink and white gladioli.
The bride wore a gown of white marquisette over fitted satin, fashioned with a high necked yoke and a satin bertha and court train, with two rows of ruffles and inserts of Chantilly lace. Her fingertip veil of French illusion, with blusher, was held to a tiara of orange blossoms and seed pearls, and she carried a shower of white orchids.
The maid of honor, Miss Norma Teft, of Benton Harbor, and Miss Lois Gillenwater of St. Joseph, bridesmaid, were gowned alike, the former in peach and the latter in blue. The gowns were drop shoulder models of marquisette over fitted satin, with rows of Chantilly lace in the skirt. Mitts and tiaras matched the costumes in color.
Miss Teft carried a bouquet of orchid and pink glamellias with matching ribbons and Miss Gillenwater carried pink glamellias with matching ribbon.
Herbert Rosenhagen, of Kalamazoo, brother of the groom, and Thomas Brady were his two attendants.Howard Rosenhagen, of Niles, another brother, and William Schultz ushered.
Mrs. George Rahn presided at the organ. Aaron Gast of Baroda, the bride's cousin, sang "O Promise Me," and "I love You Truly."
Relatives of the bride assisted at the reception, serving from a table centered with a beautiful wedding cake and white candles in crystal holders.
Upon their return from a Northern Michigan honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Rosenhagen will go to housekeeping at 325 Summit street.
Both bride and groom are graduates of Benton Harbor high school.
Re. Rosenhagen has been employed by his brother, Herbert, in his shoe store in Kalamazoo and also part time by another brother, Howard, a building contractor in Niles.


Donald Alan Price
Clara Marie Dumond

Marriage Date:
Sunday, September 4, 1949

This is a newspaper article my Grandfather, Joseph Hastings Dumond, designed and printed. He worked for the News-Palladium in Benton Harbor, Michigan for over 28 years. Grandpa had a great sense of humour. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.








The News-Palladium
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Tuesday, September 6. 1949

Society News
Clara M. Dumond And
Donald A. Price Wed

The First Baptist church was the scene on Sunday afternoon of the wedding of Miss Clara Marie Dumond and Donald Alan Price. Dr. Albert Vail performed the double ring ceremony, and the bride's father gave her in marriage, at this nuptial event at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. W. E. Brown was the organist, and Mrs. Andrew Freitag, of St. Joseph, sang "Sweetest Story Ever Told," "At Dawning," and "The Lord's Prayer."
Ushers were Merlin Bradley of Berrien Springs, and Fred Woodward, The best man was William James Dumond, brother of the bride.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Dumond, 116 Oden street, Benton Harbor, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Price, 606 Egleston avenue, Kalamazoo. The bride's father is employed in the composing room of The News-Palladium office.
Pink and white and lavender gladioli were in baskets at the altar, with white tapers in candelabra.
Mrs. Delmar R. Jesswein was the matron of honor. The bridesmaids were two sisters of the bride, the Misses Beatrice and Gladys Dumond. The flower girl was Diane Trowbridge.
The bride wore a white moire taffeta, bouffant-skirted gown, with a bateau neckline, long sleeves, and tunic effect, flowing into a train. She carried a shower bouquet of glamellias. Her long veil was attached to a tiara.
Attendants of the bride wore simmilarly styled moire taffeta gowns in yellow, blue and pink shades, while the flower girl's dress was of pastel green. The gowns were short-sleeved, with tunic effects.
Mr. and Mrs. Valorus Kerry were master and mistress of ceremonies at the reception following in the church parlor, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Shuler were in charge of the reception.
After a wedding trip to Chicago the couple will be at home at 432 Foster avenue. The bride attended Benton Harbor high school and the Twin City Business college, and is active in the First Baptist church.
The groom studied two years at Kalamazoo college, graduating from Ferris Institute at Big Rapids, and is assistant manager of Peck's drug store here.


Isabelle Hammontree And
Henry Griese Wed

"Local Girl Married at St. Joseph"

Miss Isabelle Hammontree of this city, became the bride of Henry Griese, of St. Joseph, at a simple but impressive wedding ceremony, solemnized last week at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Griese, St. Joseph.

Mrs. Frank Endres played the wedding march from Lohengrin as the bride came down the stairway on the arm of her father, S. W. Hammontree, of this city, and met the groom and best man in the spacious living room before an altar of flowers. Mr. Hammontree gave his daughter away.

Attending the bride as her maid of honor was Miss Thelma Godfrey, a cousin, Arthur Mollhagen of St. Joseph was best man. Ellen Griese, small niece of the groom, scattered flowers before the bride, and Herbert Griese, the groom's little nephew, carried the ring in the heart of a white rose.

Quantities of garden flowers arraanged throughout the rooms in baskets, formed a pretty and colorful setting for the nuptial event.

The bride was costumed charmingly in gold silk lace over rose colored silk. She wore gold slippers and hose and carried white rosebuds and lillies of the valley. Her bridesmaid was attired in light blue silk georgette and carried pink rosebuds.

The little flower girl wore a dainty white silk frock and white slippers and hose.

During the reception which followed, Louis Griese of Benton Harbor, brother of the groom, sang "I Love You, Truly" by Carrie Jacobs Bond.

White ice cream with a pink wedding bell in the center was dispensed at small tables in the dining room. At the table where the bride and groom were seated a large bridal cake formed the centerpiece. This was cut by the bride and served.

Mr. and Mrs. Griese left on a wedding trip to Indiana and Illinois. Upon their return they will be at home in the upstairs apartment at the Oswald Griese home on Broad St., St. Joseph.

Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Hammontree of this city, parents of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hammontree and son, Junior, of Alma, the former a brother of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Knuth of South Bend, Indiana.

Mrs. Griese is an employee of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank and Trust Co. of Benton Harbor. Mr. Griese has been with the Fetke & Rutkowskie clothing store in St. Joseph for several years.

A large and handsome collection of wedding gifts was received by the happy couple.



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