Miscellaneous Early Marriages
LaPorte County Indiana
contributed by Researchers

Alger - Peters Wedding - From The Evening News, Benton Harbor, Michigan November 30, 1896 page 4 col 3
  Particulars of the Happy Event at LaPorte. Last Friday's LaPorte Argus contained the following description of the marriage of a well-known Benton Harbor business man and a young girl of that place:
"There was a happy Thanksgiving celebration at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Peters on Tipton street yesterday afternoon. About sixty friends of Miss May Peters assembled to join her in her wedding festivities and in spite of the inclemency of the weather all was joyful within the Peter's comfortable domicile. The parlor was artistically decorated with pink and white chrysanthemums, and graceful palms and flowering plants made an effective background at the west end of the room. Festooning of myrtle and pink satin ribbon formed a canopy, under which the happy couple stood during the ceremony. At three o'clock Miss Beth Ericson acted as pianist and to the strains of the wedding march the wedding party entered the room. The bride leaned on the arm of her brother, Arthur L. Peters, and met the groom and Rev. Hartley at the flowering bower. She was gowned in white nuns veiling, trimmed in lace and chiffon and carried pink and white carnations. The groom wore conventional black. Rev. Hartley pronounced the words that made them man and wife, in an effective manner and the ring service was used.
After the ceremony congratulations were received and an informal reception followed. Later the guests reported to the dining room where a delicious collation was served. Tables were set in an adjoining room as well and stand of myrtle draped the doorways and suspended from the center gas jets to the corners of the room. The bride's table was decorated with pin and white carnations and flowers were given as souvenirs. The bride is well and favorably known here for her many excellent qualities. She was born in LaPorte and is a graduate of our public schools and many life-long friends join us in wisher he much happiness and prosperity. Mr. Alger is a prosperous young business man of Benton Harbor, Mich., and may be congratulated upon choosing on of LaPorte's most womanly girls for his life-long companion. They will remain in the city until Monday, when they leave for their future home. Among the guests from abroad were: Mr. and Mrs. Alger, father and mother of the groom; M. W. Alger, of Benton Harbor, Arthur Poters, of Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kitson, of South Bend, and Miss Josie McNiel and William Scarce of Mishawaka.


Name: Emma Harman ( Mary Emma Harman )
Spouse Name: Lyman Frame
Marriage Date: 20 Sep 1871
Source:W. P. A. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Admini Book: R-G OS Page: 23
submitted by: Juliane Burbach

Name: Anna Harman
Spouse Name: William Goodman <sic> ( William H. Goodwin)
Born Illinois
Marriage Date: 20 Sep 1871
Source Title 3: W. P. A. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Admini Book: R-G OS Page: 24
submitted by: Juliane Burbach