Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Marriage License for Galen W. Rote and Lulu Cruan

Today I found the marriage license application for my mother's parents, Galen Weiker Rote and Lulu P. Craun.

Detail of Marriage License Application for Galen W. Rote and Lulu Craun

I had previously determined the probably location (Toledo, Lucas, Ohio) and approximate date (sometime between 1911 and 1917) based on what I knew from other records, but I had simply come up with a blank when attempting to find the actual record with the date of the marriage. Of course, this is just the application, but it gets me much closer to the actual date. I also love that this record provides confirmation of so much information pertinent to my genealogical research, since in addition to the names and birth dates of the couple, it gives names, including maiden names, of both sets of parents.

Here's a transcript of the record:

No. 17199

Galen W. Rote and
Lulu Craun

} Probate Court, Lucas County, Ohio
To the Honorable Judge of the Probate Court of said County:

The undersigned respectfully makes application for a Marriage License for said parties, and upon oath states; that said Galen W. Rote
is 23 years of age on the 7th day of March 1911,
his residence is New Castle Penna,
his place of birth is Harrisburg Penna,
his occupation is Machinist,
his father's name is Alpheus Rote,
his mother's maiden name was Ella Ward,
that he was not previously married [and is (crossed out) ___] and that he has no legal wife living.

The said Lulu Craun
is 23 years of age on the 26th day of July 1911,
her residence is Toledo Ohio,
in said Lucas County, Ohio,
her place of birth is Butler Indiana,
her occupation is Clerk,
her father's name is Jesse Craun,
her mother's maiden name was Mary Beck,
that she was not previously married ____,
and is not a widow or divorced woman, [her mar-
ried name being (crossed out) ____]
that she has no legal husband living _____

Said parties are not nearer kin than second cousins, and there are no legal impediment to their marriage
That neither of said party is an habitual drunkard, epleptic, imbecile or insane, and is not under the influence of any intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug. It is expected that Rev Ballinger
will solemize the marriage of said parties. Lulu Craun (her signature) Galen W. Rote (his signature)

Sworn to and before me and signed in my presence this 29th day of August 1911
OBrian ODonnell (his signature) Probate Judge. C.L.Conlisk (his signature) Deputy Clerk Probate Court.

Note that information in square brackets has been used for text that was crossed out and parentheses indicate my notes regarding immediately preceding text.