Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Marriage License & Return: John L. LeMaster to Dortha L. Delauter, 1920


Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage License, "John L. LeMaster to Dortha L. Delauter, 1920"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana.

Marriage License

State of Indiana, Jay County, SS:

To All Who Shall See These Presents, Greeting:

Know Ye, That any person empowered by Law to solemnize Marriages is hereby authorized to join together as Husband and Wife

Mr. John L. LeMaster

and

Miss Dortha L. Delauter

and for so doing this shall be his sufficient authority.

In Testimony Whereof, I, Hanson F. Mills Clerk of the Jay Circuity Court, hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court at Portland, this 2nd day of July 1920.

Hanson F. Mills Clerk
Jay Circuit Court

State of Indiana, Jay County, SS:

This Certifies, that I joined in Marriage as Husband and Wife, John L. LeMaster and Miss Dortha L. Delauter on the second day of July 1920

Jesse H. Nall Minister


Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage Return, "John L. LeMaster to Dortha L. Delauter, 1920"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society; Portland, Indiana.

Indiana State Board of Health

Return of a Marriage to County Clerk

1. Full Name of GROOM John L. LeMaster
2, Place of Residence Jay Co. Ind.
3. Occupation Rubber Worker
4. Age Next Birthday 19 years Color White Race Caucasian
5. Place of Birth Jay Co. Ind Nationality American
6. Father's Name Luman c. LeMaster
7. Mother's Maiden Name Barbara Weherly
8. Number of Groom's Marriage first
9. Full Name of BRIDE Miss Dortha L. Delauter
10. Place of Residence Jay Co. Ind. Occupation Phone operator
11. Age Next Birthday 18 years.  Color White Race Caucasian
12. Place of Birth Jay Co. Ind. Nationality American
13. Father's Name W.O. Delauter
14. Mother's Maiden Name Pearl M. Erhart
15. Number of Bride's Marriage first
16. Married at Portland, in the County of Jay and State of Indiana, the 2nd day of July 1920.
17. Witnesses to Marriage W.O. Delauter
Luman C. LeMaster

Marriage solemnized by J.H. Nall, Clergyman

Dated at Portland, Ind this 2nd day of July 1920.


This record of the marriage of John Leland LeMaster (1902-1980) and Dortha LeEtta Delauter (1902-1976) was located at the Jay County Historical Society in Portland, Indiana.

John was my paternal great-uncle.  Later in life he was a teacher and principal, but at the time of his marriage he was a rubber worker and his bride was a telephone operator.

Dortha's parents were W. Otto Delauter and Pearl Earhart.  John's parents were Luman Cooper LeMaster and Barbara Isabelle Wehrly.

Until I found this record I didn't realize they were married in Portland.  I do not know of any significance of the clergyman who performed the ceremony.
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