Lewis E. & Cecelia Winker
Wedding Day - February 15, 1916 at Leshara, Nebraska

Note: The following newspaper clippings were copied from the book "Genealogy of Johannes (John) Feuerstein and Apollonia (Adeline) Kempf, Their Ancestors & Descendants" compiled by Michael Hoover of Bangor, Maine. The names of the newspapers were not included.

There are a couple of misspellings that were left in the text printed here, such as the last name of the Best Man - one account lists it as "Besse" the other as "Beese". One lists their new home as "De Smet", the other as "Desmit". Leona Feuerstein married John Beese of De Smet in January of 1917.

The church is "Our Lady of Seven Dolors" or just "Our Lady of Dolors", but often referred to as the Estina (or Estena) Catholic church.

Lewis E. and Cecilia Winker.

Mr. Lewis Winker and Miss Celia Feuerstein were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church Tuesday, February 15, 1916. Rev. Father Stockinger performed the ceremony. The young couple were attended by Mr. John Beese, a friend of the bride and groom, and Miss Leona Feuerstein, sister of the bride. The bride was dressed in white satin messaline trimmed with white silk brocaded chiffon and wore a silk bridal veil caught up by orange blossoms, and she carried a boquet of bride's roses. The bridesmaid wore blue silk crepe de chine trimmed in shadow lace and a short veil which was caught up by forget-me-nots. After the ceremony the newly wedded couple were the recipients of many congratulations from their friends and then the couple left to partake of a five-course wedding breakfast, which was served at the bride's home. Only the immediate relatives of the family were present. The young couple will live at De Smet, South Dakota.

Pretty Wedding Celebrated at Bride's Home, Leshara.
Leshara, Feb. 18 -- A pretty wedding of Tuesday was that of Miss Cecile Feuerstein of Leshara and Lewis Winker of Desmit, S. D., at the Estena Catholic church at 10 a. m. The ceremony was performed by Father Stockinger of Colon. Miss Leona Feuerstein, sister of the bride, and John Besse were the attendants.
   The bride's dress was white silk messaline with silk brocaded chiffon. The veil was caught up with orange blossoms. The bride carried bride's roses. The bridesmaid wore light blue silk crepe de chine with lace trimming. A delightful wedding breakfast was served to the immediate relatives at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Feuerstein.
   Mr. and Mrs. Winker left Thursday afternoon for their home at Desmit, S. D., and will be at home to their many friends after March 1.

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