Wednesday, June 20, 2012

(Not-So-) Wordless Wedding Wednesday: George John Arendt & Petronella "Nellie" Pape

Petronella "Nellie" Pape (1896-1930), my first cousin two times removed (she is the daughter of my great-grandfather John Pape's brother Lorenz), married George John Arendt (1893-1981) on May 18, 1920, in Nekoosa, Wisconsin.  This photo was provided by Mary Kay Schmidt, the granddaughter of Nellie's older sister Mary.

Nellie and George had three children, George Jr. (born about 1924), Agatha (born about 1926), and Petronella Mary (born about 1929).  After Nellie's untimely death (she is buried in Sacred Heart - Riverside Cemetery in Nekoosa, Wisconsin), George married Mary Schenk in 1932.  They had at least two children, Carl, born about 1935, and Mary Ann, born about 1936.

George was born in Illinois, and moved with his parents and numerous siblings to Port Edwards, Wisconsin (near Nekoosa) around 1910.  On the 1930 and 1940 Censuses, he is listed as working for the paper mill. 

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