submitted by: Mary Wright - 2008
From a very old and acid-burned clipping announcing Mary Wright's grandmother's wedding inThe Adrian Daily____:
"Hudson, Mich., June 21,  -- The marriage of Miss Sarah Bell and Edward Isaac Colvin, both ofthis city, took place at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Bernice Greenleaf of Chicago on Saturdayat 12 noon, Rev. F. M. Stile a former pastor of the Hudson Baptist church, officiating.
The young couple are both favorites with the young people of this city, the bride having passed her lifein their midst, being a graduate of our high school and a teacher near Medina this last year, while thegroom, who has recently moved here from Medina, but was well known here before that time, has already madehimself successful and is connected in business with his father in the firm known as C. C. Colvin & Son.
Not often are the young people of this place caught napping so successfully as on Saturday night, whenMr. and Mrs. Colvin arrived home on the evening train, left by the back platform and went by a roundaboutway to their home already prepared for them on Howard Street. Although their friends had been waitingimpatiently a couple of weeks to learn just when the affair would take place, and in spite of the factthat there was a crowd at the depot, no one knew of their home coming till the house was opened up onSunday morning. His parents Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Colvin entertained the bride and groom and her parentsMr. and Mrs. Bell at a family dinner Sunday."
This announcement misspells the bride's name, "Sara" not "Sarah", and the bridegroom's name, "Isaac Edward Colvin" not "Edward Isaac Colvin". The parents of the bride were Lafayette and Lavenia (Wiggins) Bell -- Hudson. The bridegroom's parents were Charles C. and Nellie (Ely) Colvin � Medina - Mary Wright
Susie Anderson and Ira Coller:
Marriage listed in the Tecumseh Herald of the Holiday Supplement on Dec.2, 1886 issue, page 5.
One of the largest weddings that ever took place in Macon occurred on the evening of Nov. 25th at theresidence of Lester Coller. The event being the marriage of Mr. Coller's son to Miss Susie Andersondaughter of Samuel Anderson of Macon.
At six o'clock nearly two hundred guests had assembled to witness the ceremony which was performed in avery happy manner by the Rev. E. P. Pierce, of the M.E. Church.
The newly married couple then received the congratulations of the company, after which refreshments wereserved. Both contracting parties are well known and highly esteemed and have the best wishes of theirmany friends for a long and happy life.
The presents were numerous and valuable as shown by the following list: M.V. Hendershot and wife, waterpitcher, Geo. Harmon and wife, glass cake stand, Will Gibson, water pitcher, Jas. Noble and wife, glassberry dish, Mr. and Mrs. Geo and Will Frost, berry dish, Maggie O'Brien, card basket, Fred Robinson andHattie Smith, nut cracker and picks, J. B. Coller and wife, chamber set, Grandville Mills, silver casketbasket, E (?) Hendershot and May Lewis, silver and glass berry dish, Frank Thomas and wife, and GarretEllis, pickle dish, David Sloan and Eva Siddle, pickle castor, Dr. Monden and wife, brunch broom andholder, Angeline Canbunn, water pitcher ,I.W. Hendershot and wife and Philip and Fred Hendershot, picklecaster, (?) H. Ayers and wife, pickle castor and tidy, Alonzo Biddle and wife, large lamp, Bert Day,shaving mug, Henry Miller and wife and Edward Osgood, oil painting, Alonzo Turner and wife, scrape bag,Ralph Mills, paper holder, Arthur Anderson, half-dozen silver spoons, Callius Mills, towel rack, IsaacGanoung and wife, silver butter knife, Geo. Howell, wife and family and C. Triplet and wife, half-dozensilver spoons, B.S. Scudder and wife, silver sugar spoon and towel, Alfred Lewis and wife, half dozensilver spoons, Eugene Burdette and wife, glass set, M. Sickley and wife, creamer and sugar bowl, Altie andIda Hendershot, pair of vases, John Temple and wife,half-dozen china fruit plates and a china fruit dish,Michael Brodwich and wife, pickle castor and bread plate, Chas. Orsband, 1 pair of napkins rings, PhilipHornbake and Martha Biddle, 1 pr. of napkins rings. John Day and wife, bread tray, Florence Mills and LenaBoyd, glass set, Bert Pennock, pair vases, Edwin Howell and wife, large lamp, Geo. Hendershot and wife,large lamp, Arthur Cambunn and wife, cheese dish, Sam'l Anderson, half-dozen silver knives and forks, H.Burgess and wife, linen table cloth, Lewis Coller, bed spread, W. P. Cotton and wife, linen table cloth.
Submitted by email Janet Farris
Wednesday evening at 8:30 at the home of the bride on West Logan Street occurred the marriage of Mrs.Susie A. Coller to John F. Schreder of this place. Rev. Dunning was officiating clergyman. There werepresent Mr. and Mrs. Louis Coller and daughter of Macon. Mrs. Dunning, besides a few members of the family.A delightful supper followed congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Schreder will continue to reside in Tecumseh,where they have numerous friends, who extend congratulations.
A Former Resident of this City Marries Two Women-He is Held for Trial on a Charge of Bigamy�The OffenceClearly Proven.
It has always seemed to us that one of the most singular characteristics of that queer conglomerationcalled human nature, was the extraordinary cropping out in exceptional cases of a desire for matrimony.Men we have seen who have thrust their necks into the halter (matrimonial) a half-dozen times, and womenso anxious to bow their necks to the yoke of a husband, that hardly has death relieved them from thebeatings and cursings of one brute in human form, than they are willing, nay, anxious to rush to theembrace of another. And this they will repeat indefinitely. It is an old adage that "the burnedchild dreads the fire" but no amount of bad luck in their matrimonial ventures would deter one ofthese inveterate lovers of wedlock from still pursuing the phanton. Like lottery gamblers they still dreamof a prize and stake their all on the venture.
Usually a man waits for the death of his wife before marrying again, and anxious but disappointed matronswatch and wait till the partners of their joys and sorrows shall have bid adieu to all things earthlybefore hunting down and securing his successor. But some do not and it is the story of the double weddingof such a one we now propose to relate.
George W. Sawyer formerly resided in Woodstock in this county and later was for some time a resident of thiscity, being employed in some capacity, we believe, on the Masonic Temple at the time of its erection. Hehad been married. On the 18th of May, 1861, in Hillsdale county he married Ann Brewster. Some time afterhis marriage he entered the army and served during a portion if not the whole of the war. On his doffingthe blue he failed to return to his spouse. She found solace in his coldness and neglect in the attentionsof one Terpenny, residing somewhere in Branch county, in this state. George was not inconsolable, on thecontrary, he performed the role of single man with such effect that in the issue of our paper Oct. 17, last,appeared the following announcement among the marriages:
In Addison, by the Rev. B. E. Parker, on the 9th inst., Mr. George W. Sawyer, of Hillsdale, and MissSarah Dean, of Rollin, Lenawee county.
This was, as it proved, a bad speculation for George. On October 19, Miss Dean's brother made complaintagainst him before Justice Johnson, of this city, for bigamy. A warrant was issued and placed in the handsof Constable Johnson, but the bird had flown. Mr. Sawyer had got wind of the movement against him, and hadmade himself scare. But the officer was keen on the scent and hearing that the man he was in search of wassojourning in Wisconsin, on the 26th of November last he started for the Badger State. He found Sawyer at atown called Appleton, 25 miles this side of Green Bay, proceeded thither and captured him. Theincorrigible Benedict was already courting another girl, and doubtless, had the constable not arrived soinopportunely, would ere this have again committed matrimony.
Yesterday the examination came off before Justice Johnson, and Sawyer had the gratification of tasting therewards of his misdeeds in being committed for trial. If convicted, we suggest that he be condemned to livewith both women at once. Worse punishment could hardly be devised.
Found in the Times and Expositor, December 7, 1867.
The Daily Telegram
Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan
Tuesday, June 16, 1908
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