Bio: Nikolay, Mary (Engagement – Jan 1972)


Surnames: Nikolay, Kelley

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Jan 1972

Attorney and Mrs. John J. Nikolay of Abbotsford announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary, to John Kelley, Oceanside, California. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kelley of Cape Coral Florida.

Miss Nikolay is a senior at Stout State University. He fiancé is presently in the United States Marine Corps.

A summer wedding is being planned.


BioM: Nikolay, Mary (1973)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Nikolay, Kelley, Polnaszek, Endres, Lehnertz, Ridderbusch, Roth, Bobbe, Klinkhammer, Schindler, Gierl

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 Jun 1973

Nikolay, Mary (23 Jun 1973)

Miss Mary Nikolay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Nikolay of Abbotsford, and John Kelley of Green Bay, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kelley, Cape Coral, Florida, were united in marriage Saturday, June 23, 1973 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Abbotsford.

The 2 p.m. guitar mass was performed by the groom’s brother, Frank Patrick Kelley of La Crosse. Music was provided by the Cathedral Singers of La Crosse, and Jane Polnaszek was the organist.

For her wedding day, the bride chose a semi-cathedral trained gown of sheer organza styled with a molded contour shaped empire bodice, having a halter neckline and baby doll sleeves, edged with Venice lace, A-line skirt at front, the back’s fullness extended into the train. Her illusion veil, was secured to a Camelot headpiece of peau taffeta.

Mrs. Charles Endres was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. William Lehnertz, sister of the bride, Miss Susie Ridderbusch, and Miss Kathy Roth. The attendants wore dresses of rose print on sand background Dacron sheer with V-neck of ruffles, ivory Cluny lace, short puffed sleeves, a double ruffle of ivory lace centering the back of the dress to the flounce and flared skirts with ruffle flounce. Each carried a single pink rose.

Dan Bobbe attended the groom as best man. Groomsmen were Paul Klinkhammer, John Bobbe and Fred Schindler. Dave Nikolay and Dave Gierl were in charge of ushering duties.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, and a dinner was served at St. Bernard’s Church. In the evening a wedding dance was held at the Owen Country Club.

The new Mrs. Kelley is a University of Wisconsin, Stout graduate, and had been employed as a kindergarten teacher. Her husband is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and is employed as a salesman.

After a wedding trip to northern Wisconsin, they will be making their first home at 1104 13th Avenue, Green Bay.



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