Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Harry STROESSER and Mary CRAIG

My great-grandparents, Harry STROESSER and Mary Josephine CRAIG, were married in Omaha, Nebraska on 8 Sept 1915. Thus far I have been unable to find any newspaper account of the ceremony; quite possibly one was never published. (It seems a bit surprising, though, given that Harry's name was frequently in the newspaper during this era due to his activities with the Carpenter's Union. I would have thought that would make him prominent enough to merit an article.) However, I did run across an article celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary.

Page 7 of the 8 Sept 1940 issue of Omaha's Sunday World-Herald:
Children Will Help Fete Anniversary
   Ten children will help Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stroesser, 417 North Fortieth street, celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary today.
   Ever since Stroesser and his wife, the former Mary Craig, were wed, they have lived in the same home. Nine of the children still live with them there.
   The sons and daughters, ranging in age from 24 to 6, are Mary, Clara, Catherine, Anna, Edward, Rose, Daniel, Joseph, Theresa, and Joan. Catherine has been Mrs. John Korman since November.
The marriage of Catherine STROESSER and John KORMAN appeared in last week's Wedding Wednesday post. Rose STROESSER was my grandmother.

The STROESSER home at 417 N. 40th St in Omaha

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