Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Abts-Gadamus... Gesundheit

Sorry, bad joke, but I just couldn't help myself.  I have no idea where these two people fit in my family tree, or even if they do fit in my family tree.  The names are completely foreign to me.  I'll have to do a little more research, but as of now I'm thinking that it was a friend's child or fellow parishioner getting married.

Still, I've always come back to this article for the beauty of the bride-to-be and the hope that her fiancé came home from war in one piece.

As it turns out, he did come home and lived until 1986.  He was apparently the son of Polish immigrants and served in the Army for almost 6 years.  Florence outlived her husband by nearly 2 decades and died in 2003.

"Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Abts, Champion, are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Florence, above, to Sgt. Stephen J. Gadamus, son of Mrs. Rose Gadamus, 1159 Day street.  The ceremony will take place at 8 o'clock Saturday morning in the chapel at Robinsonville, St. Gadamus is home on furlough after 39 months in the European theater, where he served in Iceland, England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany."