Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Marriage License : John Yaeger to Bertha LeMasters, 1903

Source : Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage License: "John H. Yaeger to Bertha LeMasters, 1903"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana

Marriage License

State of Indiana, Jay county, SS

TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETINGS:

Know Ye, That Any person empowered by law to solemnize Marriages is hereby authorized to join together as HUSBAND and WIFE,

John H. Yaeger and Bertha LeMasters

and for so doing, this shall be his sufficient authority.

In Testimony Whereof, I, E.W. Fitzpatrick Clerk of the Jay Circuit Court, 
hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court at Portland, Indiana, this 20th day of May 1903

E.W. Fitzpatrick, Clerk

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
STATE OF INDIANA, JAY COUNTY, SS:

This certifies, That I have joined in Marriage as HUSBAND AND WIFE, Mr. John H. Yaeger and Miss Bertha LeMasters on the 20th day of May 1903

Philip LeMasters

This record of the marriage of John Henry Yaeger (1874-1963) and Bertha Fidelia (LeMasters) Yaeger (1874-1922) was located at the Jay County Historical Society.

The minister was Bertha's great-uncle, Philip LeMasters (1836-1915) a Methodist minister.

I have seen the surname spelled both Yaeger and Yeager, believe that Yaeger was the preferred spelling.  See tombstone and obituary.

After their marriage, the moved to Brazil, Clay County, Indiana before the 1910 census.

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