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Late January Weddings 1890


At the Church of the Puritans, at Fifth avenue and One Hundred and Thirtieth-street, last evening, before a crowd of friends who packed the handsome edifice tot he doors, Miss Laura Dayton Sprague, daughter of the late Donald J. Sprague, was married to Dr. George Henry Cobb, a recent member of the New York Hospital's medical staff. The father of the groom, the Rev. Dr. L.H. Cobb, Secretary of the Congregational Union, officiated, and was assisted by the Rev. Dr. E. L. Clark, the pastor of the Church. The bride, who was met at the head of the aisle by her brother, George Dayton Sprague, and who was given away by him, wore a gown of white corded silk and point lace and a tulle veil caught with a half wreath of orange blossoms. She was attended by a maid of honor, Miss Charlotte Jackson, and by four bridesmaids, Miss Margaret Smeeton of Cranford, N.J.; Miss Grace Holbrook of North Adams, Mass.; Miss Hattie Brockway and Miss Julia Ryerson, Miss Jackson wore a frock of pale green mousseline de soie and silk and carried the bride's bouquet of Nephetos roses and lilies of the valley. The bridesmaids' frocks were of pale yellow silk and tulle and their bouquets were of yellow roses.

Samuel H. Williams of Glastonbury, Conn., was best man, and the ushers were William Hunt of Amherst. Dr. Edward H. Coley, Frederic Richards of the Yale Divinity School and Richard D. Jackson. A reception and wedding supper followed at the bride's home, at 2011 Madison-avenue. The guests included the Rev. Dr. E. P. Sprague of Auburn, the Hon. Samuel S. Sprague of Providence, R.I., the Rev. Dr. Herrick, chief of the missionary staff at Constantinople, the Rev. Dr. Herrick of Newark, N.J., Mrs. L. H. Cobb, Mrs. E.F. Hunt of Minnesota, Mr. and Mrs.. Richard S. Cook, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Holmes, Col. and Mrs. Littlejohn of Montclair, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Stickler of Orange, the Rev. Dr. and Mrs.. S.H. Virgin, ex-Senator Homer N. Lockwood, and Mr. and Mrs.. Frank E. Sprague of Minneapolis.

Dr. and Mrs. Cobb will spend their first year of wedded life abroad.


A pretty home wedding was that last evening of Miss Corinna E. Friedman, daughter of Col. Max Friedman, to Leo Strassburger, son of ex-Mayor Strassburger of Montgomery, Ala. It was celebrated at the bride's residence. 789 Lexington-avenue, and the service was read after the orthodox Hebrew fashion under a silken canopy, upheld by the four ushers. The Rev. Dr. Mendes of the Temple Shearith Israel officiated.

The bride wore a handsome gown of white corded silk and point lace, and a rare old point lace veil which had been worn by her grand-mother on her wedding day. It was caught with a diamond crescent, the gift of the groom. Little Miss Alma Phillips and Master Fred Salomon attended the bride, and wore picturesque costumes of white satin and black velvet. They carried baskets of cut flowers, and the bride carried a bouquet of white orchids. The ushers were Moses Wolf, Henry King, Lionel Strassburger, and Sigmund Sternaw. Among the guests at the dinner and reception that followed were John N. Hayward, Mr. and Mrs. I.S. Stetenheim, Mr. and Mrs.. L.J. Salomon, Lucien Nathan, Charles Brook, Mr. and Mrs.. Frank Philips, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Duncan, the Rev. and Mrs. Henry Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs.. Tucker David, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Scheuer, the Rev. Edward Katchmaroff, and J.N. Bayward, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.. Strassburger will make an extended Southern trip before taking up their residence in Montgomery.


Delmonico's ballroom was the scene last evening at 6 o'clock of a fashionable wedding, that of Miss Belle Strouse, daughter of Abraham Strouse, and Hugo H. Hahlo of the importing firm of H. Hahlo & Co. The ceremony was read by the Rev. Dr. Gottheil of the Temple Emanuel under a handsome floral canopy, and the room was profusely decorated with palms, ferns, and potted plants. The bride, who was unattended by either bridesmaids or maids of honor, wore a Paris gown of white corded silk and point lace, and a point lace veil held with a pin of diamonds, pearls, and rubies, the groom's gift. She wore at her throat a pearl and diamond necklace and medallion, the presents of the brothers and sisters of the groom, and she carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley and hyacinths. Julius Hahlo, the groom's brother, acted as best man, and the ushers were Julius and Henry Hahlo, M.C. Dannenbaum, Charles A. Strouse, Brother of the bride; Henry Friedman, and H. E. Goodman.

Among the guests at the dinner and reception that followed were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stiner, Mr. and Mrs.. Martin E. Stiner, Mr. and Mrs.. S. I. Mayer, Mr. and Mrs.. Max Adler of New Haven, Mr. and Mrs.. Abraham Strouse, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Steiner, Mr. and Mrs.. Henry Hahlo, Miss Florence Hanover, Milton Arnold, Mr. and Mrs.. Isaac Sommers, Miss Lena Steiner and Albert Goodman. The bride's presents, which were displayed at her home at 108 East Fifty-seventh street, were very handsome and included a complete dinner service of silver from Mr. and Mrs. Stiner. Mr. and Mrs.. Hahlo left on a wedding trip through the Northern States.


Miss Gertrude Hiller, daughter of M.L. Hiller, was married last evening at 6 o'clock to Gustave Leve at Clark's in West Twenty-third street. Prof. Felix Adler of the Society of Ethical Culture officiated. Sigmund Bendt was best man, and the ushers were Hugo H. and Egmont Hiller, brothers of the bride; Arthur Boas, and Edwin Sinsheimer. There were no bridesmaids. At the supper that followed the ceremony the guests included Mrs. G.B. Richard, Mrs. E. Boss, Major J. B. Pond, Mr. and Mrs.. Otto Horwitz, Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Richard, C. E. Lambert, H.W. Albro, Mr. and Mrs.. Gustave Frank, Albert Fries, Mr. and Mrs.. A.B. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Job H. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. F.S.M. Biun, and Albert Frank. The bride's presents which were displayed to a few intimate friends at her home at 153 West Sixty-first street, were numerous and very handsome. Among them were a marble bust from Mr. and Mrs. Horwitz, a cut crystal table service from Mr. Frank, and a silver ice-water set from the employees of the Monarch Palace Car Company. Mr. and Mrs. Leve left on a long Southern and European wedding trip.


Website: The History
Article Name: Late January Weddings 1890
Researcher/Transcriber: Miriam Medina


New York Times Jan 29, 1890. p.8 (1 page)
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