Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wedding Wednesday....Edward and Marie Marxer

Edward and Marie were my paternal grandparents. They were married on 24 Feb. 1936 at St. Ann's Cathedral in Great Falls MT. It was a small family wedding. The bride's maid was Louise Marxer, Edward's sister, and the best man was Mike Reddish. The wedding day was cold and the snow deep. The bride's bouquet of roses was frostbitten in the cold. The wedding party headed out to the ranch in the early afternoon. The car made it as far as Eden than needed to be towed by a team of horses the rest of the way. When they arrived at the house the whole community was there to greet the new bride. They played games, told round stories and tall tales and sang songs. Later they rolled the carpet up and pushed the furniture out of the way for an impromptu dance in the living room. They partied until the wee hours of the morning.

This story was told by Edward and Marie in the county history "A Century In The Foothills 1876-1976"
page 319



  1. That sounds like such a fun wedding reception! Too bad about her roses; great that the horses could tow the car; and wonderful that so many gathered to celebrate the wedding.

    I noticed in your slide show of ancestors that you have someone named Gust. My grandfather's name was Gust also. Was Gust a nickname for your ancestor?

  2. Nancy, Gust is short for August.