History: Couple wedded in Douglas Church

| Selected by Karen Larsen |
Here is a wedding announcement from the April 19, 1923 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. According to Waterville resident Paul Hinderer, the couple was his aunt and uncle, and after moving around the state a bit, they settled in Withrow. They have three children still living: Ramon Hinderer, Clara Lipp and Joan Eskew, all of East Wenatchee.

Viebrock-Hinderer Nuptials

At high noon on Sunday, April 15, 1923, Miss Mattie Viebrock and Mr. Christian Hinderer were united in the bonds of holy matrimony in St. Pauls Lutheran church in Douglas, Rev. S. Reimann performing the ceremony, using the double ring ceremony. They were attended by Miss Jennie Viebrock as maid of honor, and by Mr. Johnnie Viebrock as best man. A sumptuous wedding dinner was served in the afternoon to their many friends at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Viebrock, four miles southeast of Douglas.

The bride is the charming and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Viebrock and the groom is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Paul Hinderer, of Portland, Ore. Both these young people are well and favorably known and have a host of friends who wish them a long and prosperous married life.