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"Marriage Records for Alois "Aloys" Frank Eck and Elizabeth Vits"

Name of groom: Alois "Aloys" Frank Eck

Name of bride: Elizabeth Vits

Date of marriage: January 10, 1884

Location: Christian County, Illinois

Provided by: Sheryl Amilee (Gwin) Horinek

"Newspaper Article on Golden Wedding Celebration"

Publication: Newkirk Newspaper

Location: Kay County, Oklahoma.

Date of publication: January 1934

"Transcript of the above Newspaper Article"

Title: Golden Wedding is Celebrated, Mr. and Mrs. Alois Eck married Jan. 10, 1884.

The end of fifty years of married life was celebrated last week by Mr. and Mrs. Alois Eck, who were married at Pana, Ill., on January 10, 1884. A total of 54 relatives and friends were present at the home of a son-in-law. E. H. Schmidt of southeast of Newkirk, to help celebrate the event.

Mr. Eck is 84 and Mrs. Eck is 69. They have eight children, 25 grand-children and four great-grandchildren. A bountiful dinner was served to all of these present at the celebration. Those present were as follows:

Mr. and Mrs. John Behara and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thompson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eck and family, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Nelson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Schmidt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Buzzi and family, Misses Lena and Ellen Eck, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schuchman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ward, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. George Curry, Joe Specht, Mrs. M. Schmidt and daughter, Rev. Emil Ghysaaert, Miss Ghysaeert and J. P. Tipon.

Mr. and Mrs. Eck came to Oklahoma at the opening of old Oklahoma, getting a claim in Canadian county in 1889. At the opening of the Cherokee Strip they came to Kay county but failed to get a claim.

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