BioM: Gengler, Margaret (1947)
Surnames: Gengler, Thums, Wudi
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/30/1947
-Gengler, Margaret (Marriage - 1 OCT 1947)
At a nuptial high mass read by the Rev. Gregory Rueter before the altar of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1947, Miss Margaret Gengler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Gengler, Medford, became the bride of George Thums, Jr., Westboro. The ceremony was performed at 8 o’clock.
Margaret, who was given in marriage by her father, chose a gown of heavy white satin styled with a sweetheart neckline, long sleeves which tapered to points at the wrist, and a flowering train ending in scallops. Her fingertip veil trimmed with wide Belgian lace was attached to a beaded tiara. Completing her array was an arm bouquet of red and white roses tied with satin streamers of shattered carnations.
Miss Joyce Gengler, sister of the bride, as maid of honor, and Miss Ethel Thums and Mrs. Joseph Wudi, Jr., as bridesmaids, were respectively attired in pink, green, and yellow formals, with colonial hooped net overskirts. Large bows accentuated the backs of the gowns and ruffles that began at the waist in back, extended out into a train. The attendants carried bouquets of asters, mums and carnations, and wore gold earrings with sets, gifts of the bride. Sweetheart hats to match their dresses and long gloves completed their costumes.
Alfred Thums was ben man and the ushers were Arnold Gengler and Joseph Wudi, Jr.
During the mass the bride, assisted by the maid of honor, carried a bouquet of white carnations to the left front side of the church and placed it on the altar of the Blessed Virgin. The mass was sung by the children’s choir.
An all day reception was held a the home of the bride’s parents, where the wedding breakfast, dinner and supper were served to 50 guests. A dance honoring the couple was given at the Pine Tree Pavilion in Chelsea that evening.
The bride graduated from the Medford High School and prior to her marriage was employed as a secretary for the Medford Coop Creamery. The groom, who is a graduate of the Rib Lake High School, served 3 years in the army. He is now working at the Rib Lake Lumber co. and the newlyweds are making their home in Rib Lake.
Among those who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Thums of California, Ethel Thums, Wausau, and Mrs. Ellen Hedler, Allis and Clara Hedler of Thorp.
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