Noel Nuptials

Christmas Day seems like a good time to take a day off from blogging. Instead of researching a new story, I will share one that was published on Christmas Day 5 years ago. It’s the story of a couple that got married on December 25th. No, it’s not one with a plot you might see in a Hallmark movie. This was likely one of those weddings in which the couple was not allowed to get married until the Advent season was over. The groom in this couple, Martin Thieret, was the older brother of Dora Thieret who was highlighted in a post a few days ago titled, Art and Dora – The Popp’s. And who did Martin marry? Why, another Dora, of course. Merry Christmas!

Yesterday’s story was about how on two separate occasions, Rev. O.R. Hueschen became a father during the very busy Christmas season.  In 1901, this same pastor agreed to perform a marriage ceremony at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown on Christmas Day.  Now keep in mind, not only had Rev. Hueschen prepared for several worship services over the past few days and weeks, but he also, according to my reckoning, had 9 or 10 children living in the parsonage at the time.

The marriage was between Martin Thieret and Dora Victoria Frentzel.  I will begin by telling Martin’s side of the story.  He was born on January 27, 1871 and baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Friedenberg.  His parents were Charles and Barbara (Hoehn) Thieret.  Martin was the second of ten children born into this family, eight of which lived to adulthood.  Martin’s marriage in 1901 was not his first.  He…

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