A newspaper account of the marriage of Frederick H. Davey and Matilda Wollenweber was a bit surprising by the title, “More Trouble.” There were two marriages listed under this title and Fred and Tillie’s was first. What was the trouble?
|(Jeffersonville, Indiana) Evening News,|
26 June 1878, p. 1, col. 1
A transcription in case you can't read the image:
“Married, June 25, at the residence of the bride’s mother, on Prison Hill, by the Rev. Dr. Wm. H. Sheets, Mr. Fred Davey to Miss Tillie Wollenweber.”
There is not much in this announcement. They were married the previous day. They were married at Tillie’s mother’s home on Prison Hill. They were married by Rev. Dr. Wm. H. Sheets. Each of these statements bring questions I want to answer:
- Is there a marriage record?
- Where is Prison Hill? Is it in Jeffersonville? Or is it in Louisville, across the Ohio River? Tillie’s mother was Philippina Wollenweber. Where was she living in 1878?
- Who was Rev. Sheets? Which religious denomination was he a part of? Will there be church records of the marriage?
- What was the trouble?
Isn’t amazing how a five-line item in the newspaper can bring up so many questions? More stuff to research! Stay tuned.
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