Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Peter's occupation is listed as "boat header" -- not sure what that means. Well according to Merriam Webster's dictionary it is " one that is in charge of a whaleboat or a small boat putting off from a larger boat in the cod or halibut fisheries; esp : an officer who stands in the stern sheets of a whaleboat and manipulates the steering oar and lances the harpooned whale".
The official at the wedding was an Art Joseph Buchensenmann and was listed as a rector. Theresa's sister Josephine was married to a Robert Buchensenmann. I wonder if they are related. Also, I find it interesting that they got married in North Dorr, rather than in her hometown of Byron Center. The witnesses were William Homrich (she had a brother named William) and Mary Homrich (she also had a sister named Mary).