Wednesday, March 25, 2015
THE 97TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY OF CHARLES AND THERESA
Earlier this week (Monday, to be exact) marked the 97th anniversary of my grandparents' (Charles Sherlock and Theresa Nebgen) wedding. I am not sure if they crossed state lines (from Illinois to Indiana) to get married because the laws were more lenient (my grandfather was 17 years old at the time) or because of the proximity. Crownpoint, Indiana What I have found from cursory research is that marriages in Crown Point were not publicly announced in Chicago. Something else interesting -- marriage certificates from Indiana were not recognized in Illinois, Why is it "the more I find out, the more questions that I have?"
I do know that their parents were not very happy when they found out about the marriage. In fact, they made each of them live with their own parents for a few years (and that is where they were found in the 1920 US Census -- living separately with their own parents. ) I don't know when they actually started living together or if they had some type of church ceremony later.
Charles and Theresa celebrated 65 years of marriage before Charlie's death in 1983. Happy Anniversary, Charlie and Theresa!