McElfresh—Pearse wedding

Miss Emma Pearse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pearse of Columbus and former residents of Madison became the bride of Hanson McElfresh, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. McElfresh in a ceremony Saturday afternoon in Columbus.

Source: Madison Star-Mail, Thursday, Oct. 21, 1937 on page 4.


Thomas Real and Miss Porter, of Burnett, eloped to Iowa a few days ago and got married, he being 40 years of age, she 13 years of age. They got back to Battle Creek May 29. Now Mr. Porter, father of said girl, and Mr. Page, his son-in-law, are on the track of Thomas armed with revolvers and swear they will shoot him as soon as they lay eyes on him.    Source: Norfolk Journal, Friday June 8, 1883, page 3.

Double Wedding

Iowa Valley Sisters Marry Two Brothers Wednesday, February 18

The double wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Pospisil at 2:30 p.m. Their daughters Mabel and Minnie were united in marriage to Frank and Adolph Podliska, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Podliska of Meadow Grove in a double wedding ceremony. Mabel Pospisil and Frank Podliska were attended by Ella Podliska and Rudolph Podliska, sister and brother of the groom. Minnie Pospisil and Adolph Podliska were attended by Agnes Pospisil and Irwin Pospisil, cousin and brother of the bride. Eileen Pospisil, sister of the brides and Viola Podliska, sister of the bridegrooms, were ring bearers. Following the wedding ceremony a three course dinner was served to more than one hundred relatives of the couples. In the evening a wedding dance was held at the Iowa Valley Lodge hall and refreshments were served. There were about 350 in attendance. Both young couples will make their homes on farms near Emerick.                                              Source: The Madison Star-Mail, Thursday, February 19, 1931 on page 1.