Sunday, October 13, 2013

The big day is here!

Geraldine Martin

The big day has finally arrived – my parents’ wedding day! 

Again, many newspaper articles talked about the big day.  The next page of the book has a few included – I love how the event is described in such detail.

Wedding Day

Here’s a close up of the first article. 

Levy Martin Will Wed

The mystery of the handkerchief is solved!  The hankie I wrote about here was carried by my paternal grandmother, Loraine Gunzendorfer Levy. 

And a close up of the other article.

Martin Levy Are Married

Look at that – another mention of the hankie adding that it was also carried by my great grandmother, Bertha Schwartz.  And I know that it was, indeed, 56 years prior to my parents’ wedding that my great grandparents, Bertha Schwartz and Abraham Gunzendorfer, were married on September 9, 1894.  You can read about it here

And here’s the happy couple.


It will be fun to compare the photos with the description in these articles.  Stay tuned for more!


  1. What an absolutely beautiful wedding that must have been. I love reading descriptions of the gowns and flowers. As a kid, I always looked forward to the Sunday newspaper just to read the wedding announcements. Now where I live, YOU pay by the line - and pay heavily!! As a result, there are very few wedding announcements, and even those are just the most important facts. I'm looking forward to the next articles to get my wedding fix.

  2. Lovely photos & a very special day. Like Wendy our area newspapers also charge high fees for wedding announcements today. I did, however, splurge on a long article when our daughter was married. :) Looking forward to your next post about this wedding.