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Some November Brides 1891
Social Events of Prominence in this City
The marriage of Miss Josephine Hotchkiss, daughter of Horace L. Hotchkiss, the banker, to Waldron Williams yesterday noon in All Souls' Church was one of the most notable social events thus far during this season. Miss Hotchkiss is very popular in fashionable New York circles, and Mr.. Williams is an alumnus of Columbia College of the class of '85 and a well-known member of the University Club. Consequently the wedding was a large one, and the church at Madison Avenue and Sixty-sixth Street barely accommodated all the guests. About 2,000 invitations had been sent out. The chancel was banked with palms, and great bunches of chrysanthemums were on the altar. The music, which was Wagnerian in character, was conducted by R. H. Warren, a friend of the groom. The bride entered the main aisle with her father as Mr. Warren played the "Lohengrin" processional. She wore a handsome white gown of heavy satin, trimmed with embroidered chiffon. Her veil was of tulle.
Following the bride came the
maid of honor, Miss Grace O'Hara,
dressed in white Bengaline trimmed
with pearls and wearing a large
white felt hat with pink and white
plumes. The bridesmaids were Miss
E. R. Watson, Miss Gertrude Riker,
Miss Alice Hunt, Miss M. Louise
Major, Miss Clara Rich, and Miss
Clara Hotchkiss, the bride's
sister. They all wore lovely gowns
of Persian white crepe trimmed
with pearl bowknots, and large
brown felt hats with pink and
brown plumes. Each carried a bunch
of pink chrysanthemums.
The services at the church were followed by a reception given by Mr. and Mrs. Horace L. Hotchkiss at their residence, 12 East Sixty-seventh street, attended by only the more intimate friends of the bride and groom, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Read, Jr., Mrs. Moses Taylor, Mr. and Mrs.. Valentine Blacque, Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, Mr. and Mrs.. Malcolm Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Taylor Pyne, Dr. and Mrs. Satterlee, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lord, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. C. Adolph Low, Mr. and Mrs.. Aguilar Rich, Dr. and Mrs. R.R. Booth, Mrs. F.E. Skelding, Mrs. P.M. Bryson, Mrs. and Miss Spring, Mrs. D.S. Riker, Frank Ball, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Moulton, Judge and Mrs.. Charles P. Daly, Mr. and Mrs. Addison Cammack, Mr.. and Mrs. H.B. Auchincloss, Mr. and Mrs.. William L. Kingsley, Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Stout, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Flagler, Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Rich, Mr. and Mrs.. Wallace C. Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Ladew, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Bostwick, Miss Bostwick, Mr. and Mrs.. Grant B. Schley, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Armour, Mr. and Mrs. Obrig, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kimball and the Misses Kimball, Mrs. T. M. Pomeroy, Miss Muir, H.B. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. P. Stockton, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. O'Hara, Mr. and Mrs.. Lloyd Williams, Mr. H.K.S. Williams, Miss Williams, Mrs. Norman Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Wiman, Mr. Jay Gould and Miss Gould, H.H. Flagler, W. Hillhouse, Miss Lillian Davis, Mr. and Mrs.. Vernon D. Brown, Mrs. Stephen H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Carroll, Mr. and Mrs.. S.J. Geery, Paymaster and Mrs. H.T. Skelding, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Cram, and Dr. and Mrs. Munn.
The wedding gifts were numerous
and costly. Upon the return of the
bride and groom from their wedding
tour they will be at home at 322
West Seventy-sixth Street, which
is now being decorated. On
Saturday night last the groom gave
a bachelor dinner at the
University Club to his best man
and ushers. Another brilliant
wedding yesterday was that of Miss
Emma Louise Neidlinger, daughter
of Adam Neidlinger, to Oscar von
Bernuth, brother of Louis von
Bernuth, the son-in-law of William
Steinway. The marriage ceremony
took place at 7 o'clock in the
evening in St. Peter's German
Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue
and Forty-sixth street, and the
officiating clergyman was the
pastor, the Rev. Dr. Edward F.
Moldehnke. The decorations in the
church were elaborate, and, as
1,000 invitations had been sent
out, the attendance was large. The
bride was given away by her
father. Her gown was of white
silk, trimmed with lace and out
with a long Court train. Her veil
was of old lace. There were no
bridesmaids; Miss Brennermann, the
maid of honor, was dressed in blue
crepe de chine. She carried a
bunch of yellow roses. George F.
Neidlinger was the best man, and
Howard Burk, Fritz von Bernuth,
Henry T. Neidlinger, and Rudolph
G. Neidlinger were the ushers.
Lynn R. Meekins, associate
editor of the Baltimore American
and Miss Katie Webster, daughter
of the late Rev. Dr. Augustus
Webster of Baltimore, were married
last night at the home of the
bride's brother-in-law, Prof. D.D.
Herring of the University of New
York, at 471A First Street,
Brooklyn. The wedding was a very
quiet one, owing to the recent
death of the bride's father, and
only the immediate members of the
two families were present. The
Rev. Dr. J.J.G. Webster of
Baltimore, a cousin of the bride,
performed the ceremony. George A.
Meekins, the groom's brother, was
the best man, and the bride was
attended by her two little nieces,
Misses Doris and Hollis Herring.
Supper was served after the
wedding, and Mr. and Mrs. Meekins
left on a night train for Virginia
Beach. They will live in
Baltimore. Mr. Meekins is quite
well known in newspaper circles.
In addition to his editorial work
he has written a number of clever
short stories that have been
The bride wore a rich toilet of white satin, lace flounces, tulle veil, and orange blossoms. The maid of honor, Miss Edith Conyngham, sister of the bride, wore white corded silk and white lace. The bridesmaids were Miss Parrish, Miss Nora Parrish, Miss Alice Conyngham, Miss Stevens. They wore yellow silk, corded and white lace, and carried bouquets of yellow chrysanthemums. The best man was Redmond Conyngham, brother of the bride, and the ushers were Robert P.G. Becklin, John N. Conyngham, Herbert W. Baldwin, and E.W. Brown of Staten Island; T. Kertley Gardner of Orange, N.J., and Roosevelt Michler of Easton, Penn.