This a notice of marriage between Jacob "Jake" Schuetz and Mary Herr, printed in the German-language newspaper published in Humboldt, Nebraska. Mary was Jacob's second wife. Jacob's first wife, Katharina, came from the Swiss family out of Canton Berne. Katharina bore her husband two children and died at the age of twenty-six.
Jacob Schuetz was born in the summer of 1870, the year when his parents Gottlieb and Anna Schuetz came to the United States from Switzerland. Remarkable is the English spelling of the his name in the newspaper that indicates the slow but steady Americanization of the immigrant communities in the turn of the century United States.
This clipping comes from the Family of Bill Dean collection, the fifth generation of Gottlieb and Anna Schuetz's descendants.
For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube Channel.