Newspaper Articles

These articles were found by my grandmother and mother when cleaning out drawers prior to selling the house in Eustis, Florida. The clippings are from 1919. We do not know what newspapers they are from. "Gramma and I laughed and laughed at these articles," writes my mother in a note in the margins of these articles. "They really wrote charming in those days. Gramma does not remember or believe that she did all these goings on!"


Miss Johanna Balsma and
Mr. Vern Yost Will be
Married September 15


By Bride to Intimate Girl
Friends at Dinner Party
Saturday Evening.

At a lovely dinner party, given Saturday evening at seven o'clock, Miss Johanna Balsma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsma, announced the date of her coming wedding to Vern Yost, as September 15. Guests were a number of her nearest girl friends. The dinner appointments were in yellow and white, and a very pretty announcement way was chosen. A large white wedding bell hung above the center of the table dropped a shower of yellow and white silk ribbons, which led to the places at the table, each pair of ribbons ending in a white envelope that served on its outside cover, as a place card, and which contained the card bearing the words, "Jo and Vern, September 15." After the dinner, bunco was played, and the prizes which were won by the Misses Frances Mougey and Clara Heckman, were bestowed upon the bride-elect. Guests were Misses Clara Heckman, Alma Gerwig, Grace Herman, Helen Lindemann, Fort Wayne; Rhea Mougey, Columbus, Ohio; Frances Mougey, Genevieve Berling, Vera Hower, Dreda Parent, this city . . .


     Miss Johanna Balsma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsma, of Decatur, and Verne W. Yost, son of Mrs. Lena Yost, of West Lafayette, were married at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the bride's home. The ceremony was read by Rev. Saunders, of the Presbyterian church, in the presence of the immediate relatives. The bride wore a blue tailored suit and her corsage bouquet was of Ophelia roses. Miss Helen Balsma, a sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and wore a frock of blue georgette over taffeta. Lloyd Yost, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. A wedding breakfast was served after the ceremony, and in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Yost left on a wedding trip to Denver, Colo. They will be home after October 1 at Evanston, Ill. The bride is a former resident of Lafayette, and is a talented musician. She is a sister of Zipp Balsma, of this city. Mr. Yost was graduated from Purdue, class of electrical engineering, in 1916. He served eighteen months overseas with the 56th engineers, and at present holds a position as signal engineer with the C & N. W. in Chicago.


Mr. and Mrs. Verne Yost
Leave This Afternoon for
Honeymoon Trip


Solemnized This Morning
at Home of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Balsma

     The home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsma, on Mercer avenue, was the scene of a quiet, but exceedingly pretty and happy wedding this morning at ten o'clock, when Miss Johanna Balsma, became the wife of Verne Yost, of Chicago.
     Taking their places in the room, with their attendants, Miss Helena Balsma and Mr. Lloyd Yost, sister and brother of the bride and groom, the couple took the marriage vows., the ceremony being read by the Rev. A. H. Saunders, of the Presbyterian church.
     The bride wore a tailored suit of dark blue, with blouse becomingly made. Her corsage was a charming combination of white roses and swansonia. Her maid wore blue georgette.
     Besides the members of the home family of the Balsma's, the groom's mother and brothers were witnesses, they being Mrs. Rena Yost, Lloyd Yost, Mr. and Mrs. D. Yost and baby, of Lafayette.
     A wedding dinner was served at noon, the table being very attractive with its service and the floral centerpiece of white roses.
     This afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Yost left on a western trip, their destination being various points in Colorado. They will be at home after November 1 in Chicago, where Mr. Yost is signal man for the Chicago and Northwestern railroad.
Mr. Yost is a capable young man, of excellent quality and ability. He is a graduate of Purdue of the class of 1916. His bride is one of the lovely young girls of this city, of exceptionally pleasing ways, and a great favorite of all. Until recently she served as stenographer for the Paragon Cooperative Company, of Fort Wayne. She is a member of several local social organizations, and a number of showers and social affairs were given in her honor.

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