Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cummings of Averill Park announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Esther Cummings to Pfc. Ralph Geerholt, son of Mr. and Mrs.Fred Geerholt of Stephentown. Miss Cummings is a senior at Averill Park Central High School and Private Geerholt, prior to entering the service, was in the General Electric Co. He is now stationed at Camp Rucker, Ala. No date has been set for the wedding. - January 6, 1944.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wheeler have announced the engagement of their daughter, Mary, to Pvt. Ivan Locke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Locke of Sabius. The wedding will take place Saturday afternoon at Stephentown. - August 18, 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Pease of Stephentown announce the engagement of their daughter, Mildred Anne, to Lloyd W. Sandstrom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh R. Sandstrom of Lebanon Springs.
Miss Pease, a graduate of New Lebanon Central School and Bishop Memorial Training School for Nurses, is on the staff of the Pittsfield General Hospital. Mr. Sandstrom is also a graduate of New Lebanon Central School and served in the Navy 14 months. He is employed in the contracting business with his father.
MISS SWEENER FETED
Miss Shirley Anne Sweener was guest of honor at a bridal shower given by several friends Wednesday at the Taconic Valley Grange Hall, Stephentown. Fifty-three persons attended. Miss Sweener will be married to John Esposito, Jr. October 4 at Zion's Lutheran Church, Pittsfield, Mass. - September 17, 1958
ELLA SWEENER BECOMES BRIDE OF H. G. AMIDON
Miss Ella M. Sweener, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson L. Sweener of Stephentown Center, was married to Howard George Amidon, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Amidon of Cherry Plain, November 18, at Lebanon Springs with Rev. Oscar Arnold officiating.
The bride wore a navy blue two-piece dress with sweetheart neck line, long pointed sleeves, a gray coat and a hat to match. She wore a corsage of white roses.
Miss Emma Yerson, the maid of honor, wore a black dress with red accessories, a black coat and hat and a corsage of red roses.
The bride's mother wore a gray silk print dress and a corsage of red roses, while the bridegroom's mother wore brown crepe with a corsage of white roses.
the reception followed at the home of the bride's parents. After a wedding trip the couple will make their home with the bridegroom's parents.
The bride attended Berlin Central High School and is employed by the Reis Mill in Berlin. Mr. Amidon also attended Berlin Central School and is employed by Arnold Brogue in Petersburg. - December 1, 1948
(This is my Aunt Ella, my mother's sister. Uncle Howard passed away about 1996, having been married for 48 years. They lived their entire married lives in the same house that Uncle Howard was born in, and that they moved into following their wedding trip. Aunt Ella sold the house a couple of years after Uncle Howard's death, and now lives in Bennington, VT., where she is a nanny to three small children. She has two grown sons and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.)
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hall of East Nassau today announced the engagement of their foster daughter Theresa Irene Corellis to Lawrence U. Sweener, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Sweener of Stephentown.
Miss Corellis will be a member of next week's graduating class at New Lebanon Central School and plans to attend a comptometer school in Albany.
Mr. Sweener is presently engaged in construction work with his father. - June 11, 1957
Doris Wheeler Engaged to Syracuse Senior
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Wheeler of Stephentown, announce the engagement of their, Doris Mae Wheeler to Arthur F. Stone, son of Mrs. J. R. Stone of Great Neck, NY. Miss Wheeler is an alumna of New Lebanon Central School. She was graduated from the University of Iowa School of Nursing, with a B.S. degree in 1946. she is at present taking courses toward her master's degree at Syracuse University.
Mr. Stone is a senior in the College of Engineering at Syracuse University. He spent three years in the Army Medical Corps during World War II.
The wedding will be held October 14, at the home of the bride-elect in Stephentown. - August 27, 1950
Mrs. Douglas C. Williams of this town announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Dorothy Edna Barnes to Wyatt J. Haley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Haley of West Stephentown.
Miss Barnes, a 1947 graduate of New Lebanon Central School, is attending the Austin School of Beauty Culture, Albany, from which she will graduate in April. Mr. Haley is a graduate of Averill Park High School and the Agricultural Institute, Cobleskill. He is a former employee of the New York Power & Light Corporation and was employed for a time at the Thomas Garage, Lebanon Springs. He now is in the U.S. Army, stationed at Camp Pickett, Va. - February 23, 1949
Rachel Nichols is Married
An announcement was made today of the marriage of Mrs. Rachel Nichols of this town and George Williams of Troy. The ceremony was performed Sunday afternoon by Rev. Homer B. Silvernail at his residence in Watervliet. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Wheeler of Troy were attendents. - July 23, 1952
Miss Eva Goodermote of Stephentown, daughter of Mrs. Irving Geerholt and Norman C. Brown of Stephentown, son of Fred N. Brown were married Saturday night, February 13, at 7:30 in the parsonage by Rev. H. B. Silvernail at Lebanon. The couple are making their home in Stephentown. - February 23, 1944
DODDS OBSERVE 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Dodd of New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, N.Y. observed their 50th wedding anniversary Monday. Their three children, William Dodd, Mrs. Sarah Murphy, and Miss Rena Dodd, entertained in their homor woth a family party at the Willow Tea Room in Troy, N.Y.
The guests included Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dodd of Stephentown, Dr. and Mrs. I. Spencer Dodd of Pittsfield, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. John Dodd of Bridgeport, Conn., and Mrs. Mary Dodd Craig of Brookline, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Dodd formerly lived in Stephentown. He was the pastor of the Stephentown Presbyterian Church where his father, the late Rev. Samuel Dodd had previously preached.
Since leaving town, Mr. Dodd has returned to the pulpit as guest speaker on many occasions. Both Mr. and Mrs. Dodd have been frequent visitors here where they have many friends. - September 17, 1947
William and Alice Bennett Holt's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Leonard and Ellen Holt Smith, May, 1925, she was daughter of William and Alice Bennett Holt. Second picture taken on their 50th Anniversary, May, 1975
Inez Thompson To Wed John Poor in Fall
East Pownal, VT - Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Hayes have announced the engagement of her daughter, Inez Louise Thompson, to John Clinton Poore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Poore of South Shaftsbury.
The wedding will take place in the late fall. - August 9, 1955
(Elisha Hayes was the son of Henry and Louisa James Hayes of Stephentown. Their photo is on the home page.)
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Reynolds of Stephentown announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Phyllis Reynolds to Pvt. Ernest C. Lindsay of West Palm Beach, Fla.
Miss Reynolds is employed in the cashier's office of the General Electric Co., in Pittsfield. Private Lindsay is in the Quartermaster Corps and is stationed at Camp Shanks.
No date has been set for the wedding. - August 9, 1943
Miss Marguerite Hall, daughter of Mrs. Jessie Hall of Salem, formerly of Stephentown, and Cpt. Francis J. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Clark, also of Salem, were united in marriage Sunday, July 4, at the Congregational church in Rupert, VT. Rev. J. D. King officiated. The church was decorated with garden flowers.
Miss Blanche Atwater of Salem, also formerly of Stephentown, cousin of the bride was the maid of honor and Miss Agnes Clark was a bridesmaid. Stuart Wever was best man and Royce Atwater was usher.
following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Atwater. The couple left on a wedding trip - July 14, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. George Geerholt were given a surprise dinner party at the home of their son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Geerholt Friday night in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary. Those present included besides the honor guests and their son and daughter in law, their son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dewhurst, their daughter, Miss Esther Geerholt of Snyders Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lawless, son Morgan and Mrs. Minnie Carpenter of Stephentown. - November 5, 1942
Barbara Taylor, Clarence Peterson wed in Flatbrook
Miss Barbara Rita Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Finney of Canaan and Clarence Julius Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Peterson of Stephentown, were married at 2 Saturday afternoon in the Flatbrook Baptist Church.
Best man was Walter Peterson of Stephentown, brother of the groom.
After the reception, the couple left on a wedding trip. They will live in Stephentown when they return August 2.
The bride, a telephone operator, graduated in 1951 from New Lebanon Central School.
Mr. Peterson, who is a farmer, is a 1940 graduate of New Lebanon Central School. -
Wedding Unites Stephentown and Lenox Persons
The wedding of Miss IolaMary Esposito, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Esposito and Antonio William Bartolotta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bartolotta of Housatonic Street, Lenox, took place at 9 this morning at Immaculate Conception Church, New Lebanon, this morning. The cremony was performed by Rev. Francis J. Schantzlein, pastor.
The bride, given in marriage by her uncle, had as her maid of honor Miss Jeannette Esposito, a cousin and as bridesmaids, Mrs. Patrick Abotelli and Miss Minnie Esposito, cousins. Patti Farnum was a flower girl, Julius LaRover was best man and Daniel Durante and Amalio Esposito, cousin of the bride, ushered. - April 12, 1947
Miss Griffin Engaged
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis V. Griffin of West Stephentown have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lois Virginia, to Pfc. B. Harold Southard, son of Mrs. Anne Southard of Pittsfield, Mass.
Both Miss Griffin and Private First Class Southard are graduates of the Averill Park High School. Miss Griffin is employed at the Troy Savings Bank. Private First Class Southard, who is stationed at the Army Air Force Techincal Training Center at Sioux Falls, S.D. was employed at the Watervliet Arsenal prior to his enlistment. No date has been set for the wedding. - September 27, 1943
Sutherland Marriage Held Today
Miss Dorothy Sutherland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Sutherland of Stephentown, was married at 2 this afternoon to Reginald B. Harrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Harrison of 61 South Onota Street, Pittsfield, Mass. Rev. Kenneth H. Wait performed the ceremony at the Presbyterian Church, which was decorated with gladioli and palms. Mrs. Ruth Lawless played the organ and Nicolas Soldato sang.
When the couple return September 10 from a trip to Niagra Falls, Detroit, Chicago and Canada, they will make their home at 61 South Onota Street, Pittsfield.
A payroll clerk at General Electric, the bride graduated from Berlin (NY) Central School
Mr. Harrison, a Pittsfield High School graduate, is a partner in B.B. Harrison & Son, heating oils. He served in the Navy for 2 1/2 years, 1 1/2 of which he spent in the Pacific area. - August 9, 1950
Glady Eddy & Donald Sutherland
Roy Lapp & Bessie Eddy