Friday, March 4, 2011

Fearless Females - Marriage Records

March 4 — Do you have marriage records for your grandparents or great-grandparents? Write a post about where they were married and when. Any family stories about the wedding day? Post a photo too if you have one. 

Robert and Anna Lee Pulskamp Creeden, Dec 27, 1930
The picture of my grandparents Robert and Anna is from their wedding day on December 27, 1930 in Celina, OH. I don't have any family stories on their wedding and one thing I'm missing is an official record for their marriage. Sadly, Anna died in 1934, but from all accounts they had a few very happy years together.

Marriage records I have are:

Grandparents Royce and Edna Willis Councill, Marriage Certificate, June 13, 1925 in Chestertown, MD

Grandfather Robert Creeden to 2nd wife Hilda Kleinhenz, Marriage License
August 19, 1937, Certificate from Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, OH
Newspaper clipping says they were married on August 24, 1937 in Cleveland, OH

Great-grandparents Charles and Anna Niehaus Creeden, Church Record
November 27, 1907, Immaculate Conception Church, Celina, OH

Great-grandparents George and Mary Gast Pulskamp, Newspaper clipping of their 50th anniversary celebration on August 21, 1949, in Celina, OH (Marriage assumed to be August 1899.)

Great-grandparents Eugene and Pearl Chilcutt Willis
1930 census - 1st marriage for Eugene about 1904

Great-grandparents John Wesley and Ariana Sparks Councill
Feb 2, 1887, Maryland - Public Family Trees
1900 census says they were married 18 years, 1910 says 23

Great-great-grandparents Samuel and Susan Godwin Sparks
Index to Queen Anne's County, MD Marriage Records, July 16, 1849, Rev. Sumption

Great-great-grandparents Francis and Mary Ann Meredith/Merridith Councill
Index to Queen Anne's County, MD Marriage Records, July 8, 1840, Rev. Larkins

Great-great-grandparents Timothy and Mary Ann Matson Creeden, Marriage License and Court Record, December 10, 1868, Clinton County, OH

Great-great-grandparents George and Kate Covey Chilcutt
1930 census - 1st marriage for Kate around 1878
1910 census - Married for 34 years, placing year at 1876

Great-great-grandparents William Martin and Ruth Edna Adams Willis
January 25, 1859, Delaware Marriage Record

GGG-Grandparents Samuel and Ann Davis Godwin
Index to Queen Anne's County, MD Marriage Records, March 23, 1824, Rev. Crouch


Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.


  1. Beautiful full standing photo, sad that she did not live long but the picture is a wonderful keepsake.Thanks for sharing.
    Cheri Hopkins, Those Old Memories

  2. Glad you enjoyed the photo. Thanks for stopping by!