Friday, February 01, 2013

Marriage License & Return: Edward H. Baumgartner to Pearl M. Metzner, 1915


Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage License, "Edward H. Baumgartner to Pearl M. Metzner, 1915"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

CEREMONY

State of Indiana, Jay County, ss:

To any Person Empowered by Law to Solemnize Marriages, Greeting:

You are hereby authorized to join together as Husband and Wife

Mr. Edward H. Baumgartner

and

Miss Pearl M. Metzner

according to the laws of the State of Indiana.

In Testimony Whereof, I, Frank Gillespie, Clerk of the Jay Circuit Court, hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court, at my office in Portland, this 2" day of June A.D. 1915.

Frank Gillespie Clerk
Jay Circuit Court

State of Indiana, Jay County, ss:

This Certifies, That I joined in Marriage as Husband and Wife,

Rev. E.H. Baumgartner and Miss Pearl M. Metzner

on the third day of June 1915.

John W. Metzner, Minister


Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage Return, "Edward H. Baumgartner to Pearl M. Metzner, 1915"; 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 Edward H. Baumgartner
2. Place of Residence Portland, Ind.
3. Occupation Minister of the Gospel
4. Age Next Birthday 47 years. Color White Race Caucasian
5. Place of Birth Linn Grove Ind. Nationality American
6. Father's Name John O. Baumgartner
7. Mother's Maiden Name Rosina Horn
8. Number of Groom's Marriage First
9. Full Name of BRIDE Pearl M. Metzner
10. Place of Residence Portland Occupation House keeper
11. Age Next Birthday 32 years.  Color White Race Caucasian
12. Place of Birth Portland Nationality American
13. Father's Name Wm. F. Metzner
14. Mother's Maiden Name Mary A. Haley
15. Number of Bride's Marriage First
16. Married at home of Bride's Parents near Portland in the County of Jay and State of Indiana, the 3rd day of June 1915.
17. Witnesses to Marriage Mr. & Mrs. Wm. F. Metzner, Mr. & Mrs. L.L. Baumgartner

Marriage solemnized by Rev. John W. Metzner
Elkhart, Ind.

Dated at Portland Ind. this 3rd day of June 1915.

This record of the marriage of Rev. Edward H. Baumgartner and Pearl M. Metzner was located at the Jay County Historical Society in Portland, Indiana.

Pearl was my paternal first cousin three times removed, the daughter of William F. Metzner and Mary F. Haley.  Before finding this return, I did not realize that her husband was a minister.  The minister who performed the ceremony was Pearl's older brother, John. 



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