Facts and events
Source: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CATHERINE JOSS
Citation details: Chapter IV, My Wedding, Page 87
When he came to our house with the minister, I was in the yard cleaning and filling the lard oil lamps, of which we had many. They waited in the parlor till I was ready. The family and Scheurers all came over, and on the 15th of August, 1839,Ibecame the wife of John Joss, to the surprise of many, and no doubt to the regret of his mother, as she thought she had already made a match between her son and a wealthy Swiss farmer's daughter, as to all appearance he would farm and keep thehomestead, wherein she had a dower as long as she lived.
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