Family:Frederick Peters and Elizabeth Knight (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] 1 Apr 1902 Allen, Indiana, United States
Census[3] 1910 Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States704 Rockhill Street, ward 5
Divorce[2] 1914
16 Jan 1942

"In Society:

The sun burst forth yesterday morning after days of cloudy weather and was gladly welcomed by everybody and by those interested in the Peters-Knight wedding particularly. And in keeping with the brightness of the day, was the sweet wedding at the Knight home on Spy Run avenue. ... However, this is merely a preliminary to the account of one of the prettiest weddings at which the Rev. D. W. Moffat, D.D., has ever had the honor to officiate, and he has had countless ones.

To be exact, Miss Elizabeth Jayne Knight, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stuart Knight, and Mr. Frederick Christian Peters, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Peters, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at eight o'clock last evening by the Rev. Dr. Moffat. As the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march by Alexander's orchestra sounded on the air a hush fell upon the guests and four little ribbon bearers, Alice Knight, Helen and Bertha Peters and Blanche Reuss, dressed in white organdie, and with white ribbon bows on their hair, appeared on the stairway and entered the parlor where the ceremony took place took wide bands of white satin ribbon and marked the pathway for the rest of the bridal party. The ribbons were held in place against the wall by masses of lilies and smilax and were passed around two pedestals, whose tops were covered with lilies and smilax, and then carried to the library.

In the aisle thus made, entered the bridesmaids, Miss Katherine Hoffman, Miss Mary Knight, Miss Florence Barrett, Miss Vallette Rurode, Miss Flora Peters and Miss Alice Nelson, of Logansport. The maids wore decollete dresses of white and wore court veils that were held in place by ostrich tips. They carried bouquets of lilies tied with ribbon.

Following the maids came Miss Helen Knight, maid of honor. Miss Knight wore a white silk mousseline with trimmings of duchess lace. Her flowers were lilies and her hair was ornamented like the bridesmaids.

And then the bride -- graceful and almost stately in figure, clam, and with a sweet dignity of manner that was very attractive, she walked with her father and met the groom with his brother, Mr. Will Peters, at the place designated by a decoration of lilies and smilax, for pledging the nuptial troth. The bridal gown had white satin for its foundation, but over that hung an exquisite robe of point leion lace. Duchess lace trimmed the bodice which was cut low and filled in with tulle and the bride's bouquet was of lilies of the valley. The bridal veil was of tuile and enveloped the figure. It was fastened to the hair with ostrich tips corresponding with those worn by the maids. The "Evening Star" was played during the ceremony.

The guests from away included Mrs. J. C. Nelson and sons, Messrs. Allan and Coleman Nelson, the Messrs. Will Eliot and C. H. Keller, all of Logansport; Mrs. C. M. Knickerbock, of Hillsdale, Mich.; Mrs. George Willard, of Columbus, O.; Mr. John Hoagland, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Barnard, of Newport, Ky.; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Stuart, of Chicago; Miss Hoagland, of Indianapolis; Mr. R. D. Potter, of Toledo; Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Sale, of Indianapolis. [4]

  1. Indiana, United States. Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959.
  2. Carole Lombard, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  3. Allen, Indiana. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, ED 45, sheet 19B.
  4. Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. (Fort Wayne, Indiana), 6, 4 Apr 1902.