The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, August 3, 1905
Muscatine, August 4th. -- One of the prettiest weddings that has taken place in this city for some time was that of MISS MABEL BITZER, and Rev. J.H. YAGGY of Chariton, Wednesday evening. The ceremony was performed in the west parlor at the home of the bride's mother, MRS. ELIZABETH BITZER, 405 Mulberry Street, by Rev. S.E. YAGGY, of New York City, a brother of the groom. The couple was attended by MISS ELIZABETH PFEIFFER, a friend of the bride, and RAY N. BITZER, the bride's brother. Rev. W.I. Beatty, Pastor of the Chicago Brethren Church of this city, offered prayer after the services, which were very impressive. Koontz's full orchestra furnished the music, playing the march to which the young couple took their place.
Little MISSES VIOLA LUCKHARDT, a niece of the bride, and LAURA KEITH preceded the bridal party, unwinding white ribbon as they went, forming an aisle through which the young people passed to the front parlor, where a large white bell was suspended from the ceiling behind which were banked palms, ferns and other greenery. Beneath the bell the marriage vows were spoken. After the ceremony luncheon was served to the large assembly of relatives and friends. The house was most beautifully decorated. The dining room presented a very pretty appearance, smilax being festooned from the table in the center to the corners of the room. Large bowls of sweet peas and pretty clusters of marguerites were also used in the artistic scheme. In various places in the large house palms and ferns peeped forth to add to the splendor of the arrangements. The bride wore a pretty white gown of shimmering material and carried bride's roses.
MRS. YAGGY is the daughter of MRS. ELIZABETH BITZER. She is a graduate of the Muscatine High School and for a number of years attended Western College, Toleda, (Ia.) She has always been an ardent church worker, having charge of the infant class in the U.B. Church for some time and also being organist in that church until a short time ago. She is also a vocalist of much ability.
The young couple left Wednesday night for northern Iowa, where they will spend some time visiting relatives, when they will go to Chariton, their home to be.
-- Ottumwa Courier.
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