At eight o'clock, on Tuesday evening, at the residence of Z. Stover, at Lena, was performed the beautiful ceremony that forever united the hearts and destinies of Miss Lodisca Stover and Chas. M. Williams. The officiating clergyman was Rev. H. C. Haithcox, of the Lutheran church, and the attendants were Miss Sadie Wolf, of Freeport, and Mr. Harry Williams, a brother of the groom. There were in attendance a large number of the relatives and friends of the contracting parties, and the event was one of the most enjoyable ever known in the history of Lena society. The bride is known to be a young lady of most excellent qualities. And her friends are legion. Everywhere she is known, she is highly esteemed, and the prayers of all are for a future bright and joyous. C. M. Williams is a young man who was at one time connected with the banking house of S. Rising & Co., of Lena, and is a young gentlemen whom to know is to admire.
They are both popular, and they will always be happy. The midnight train took them to Chicago, to return in a few days. We throw our old shoe after Lodisca and Charley. May theirs be a life that will know no sorrow.
Source: Daily Journal and Republican, Freeport, Illinois, January 30, 1884
my relationship to Lodisca Stover: first cousin, 3x removed