BioM: Steiger, Marion  (1941)





----Sources: : Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.) 06/16/1941


Steiger, Marion (11 JUN 1941)


In a high noon ceremony performed on Wednesday in the Greenwood Immanuel Reformed Church, Miss Marion Steiger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Steiger, Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis., exchanged vows with Gordon Neilsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Neilsen of Waupaca.

Attendants were the bride’s sister, Evelyn, and Miss Myra Neilsen, sister of the bridegroom, Waupaca. Mr. Neilsen’s attendants were Karl Mitscha, Milwaukee, and Herbert Kopitzke, Nichols.


Following the ceremony, a dinner was served in the church parlors to more than 100 guests. A reception followed at the bride’s home, where a buffet supper was served, and in the evening a wedding dance was held at Castle Hall, Waupaca, with more than 200 guests attending.

The young couple will make their home at King, formerly Wisconsin Veterans Home, where they will be at home to their friends after Monday, June 16.




Bio: Steiger, Marion (7 Sep 1919 Baptism)





----Sources: Waupaca, Wisconsin Historical Society -- contributed by Tracy Behrendt (director) and donated by Doug Nielson / Nielsen / Neilsen (11 July 2019).



September 7, 1919, Marion Magdalena Steiger was baptized by Rev. F. Hall, who served the Warner, Wisconsin, German Reformed Church from August 6, 1916, until March 1921. She was the second daughter of Edwin Jacob (. 6 Mar 1894 - 15 Mar 1948) and Ella (Reineking) Steiger (26 Jun 1895 - 9 Jul 1963).  Marion's middle name was chosen in honor of Edwin's 65 yr. old mother, Magdalena.  Just a year separated Marion's birth from that of her older sister Evelyn E.


June 11, 1941, Marion Steiger married Gordon W. Nielson (23 Feb 1916) in Greenwood, Wisconsin.  She died 25 Jul 1919 - Oct 1984 and he passed away two years later in July, 1986.


1920 Federal Census, Sheet Letter: B, Sheet Number: 7

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Edwin J Steiger Head Male 25 yrs. (b. 1895, Wisconsin)
Ella S Steiger Wife Female 24 yrs. (b. 1896, Wisconsin)
Evelyn E Steiger Daughter Female 1 yr. Wisconsin
Marion M Steiger Daughter Female 0 Wisconsin
Magdalena Steiger Mother-in-law Female 65 Switzerland




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