Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Joe STROESSER and Genevieve RAMM

Page 59 of the 25 June 1950 issue of Omaha’s Sunday World-Herald:
Autumn Wedding
Couple to Have
   Alphonse J. Ramm has announced the engagement of his daughter, Miss Genevieve Ramm, to Joseph P. Stroesser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stroesser. An autumn wedding is planned. Mr. Stroesser attended Creighton University.
This announcement, with its odd Yoda-speak headline, was published on the first anniversary of my grandparents’ wedding. Doubtless, the date is merely coincidental, but still interesting. Joseph STROESSER was my grandma’s younger brother, and the eleventh child of Harry and Mary STROESSER.

The marriage is described in the 3 Sept 1950 edition of the same newspaper: 

Page 35:
Genevieve Ramm September Bride
   Miss Genevieve Ramm, daughter of Alphonse Ramm, and Joseph P. Stroesser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stroesser, were married Saturday at Holy Name Church at 10 a. m. by the Rev. Raymond Gruenke.
    The bride wore a white slipper satin gown with a panel of lace on the bodice. An illusion headpiece held her fingertip veil and she carried a bouquet of white gladioli.
   Miss Geraldine Burke, maid of honor, wore a dusty rose pink crepe and carried deep pink gladioli. Miss Sue Stuckey, bridesmaid, wore blue satin and lace and carried deep red gladioli.
    Edward H. Stroesser was best man. Daniel Stroesser ushered. A reception took place at the home of the bride’s brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett McAndrew. The couple will live in Omaha.
The best man and usher were both brothers of the bridegroom (and my grandma); I am unfamiliar with the names of the maid of honor and bridesmaid.