June 24, 1950The Winona Republican-Herald, page 3. Richard Erwin Brennan and Clara Catherine Tibesar returned from their honeymoon after marrying June 7, 1950 in St. Charles, Minnesota.

Dick Clara Brennan Gregoria and Marcus Tibesar on Brennan farm in Eyota Minn July 1989

(L to R) Dick and Clara Brennan Gregoria and Marcus Tibesar on Brennan farm in Eyota Minnesota July 1989

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Richard Brennan, Bride Return From Trip

St. Charles, Minn. -(Special)- Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Brennan have returned from a wedding trip to northern Minnesota and Canada, and will be at home at 1121 Tenth street N.E., Rochester, after July 1. Mrs. Brennan, the former Clara Catherine Tibesar, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theophil Tibesar, St. Charles. Mr. Brennan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Brennan, Eyota. The couple was married June 7 at 9:30 a.m. in a double-ring ceremony and nuptial high mass at the St. Charles Catholic church. The Rev. H. L. McNallan performed the ceremony.

Sister M. Admirabilis was the organist and soloist. White lilacs, bridal wreath, lilies of the valley and pink and yellow tulips formed the decorations on the altar.

The bride’s gown of white bridal satin was fashioned with a fitted bodice, nylon marquisette yoke edged in wide Chantilly lace and long fitted sleeves edged in matching lace. The full skirt fell into a court train. Her veil of illusion edged with lace, fell from a crown of pearls and brilliants. She carried a cascade bouquet of pink sweetheart roses, stephanotis and lilies of the valley. Her only jewelry was a two-strand pearl necklace, gift of the bridegroom.

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Lee (Leola Anna) Tibesar, Hollywood, Calif., as maid of honor. Her gown was of pink marquisette fashioned with a yoke edged with Chantilly lace, fitted bodice and full hoop skirt trimmed in lace. She wore a picture hat and elbow-length gloves of matching marquisette. Her pearl earrings and pearl choker were gifts of the bride. She carried a bouquet of white daisies centered with pink daisies.

Bridesmaids were Miss Florence Tibesar, sister of the bride and Miss Virginia Brennan, sister of the bridegroom. Miss Tibesar wore a yellow marquisette gown with picture hat and elbow-length gloves to match. Her bouquet was of white daisies centered with yellow daisies. Miss Brennan wore a pale blue marquisette gown with picture hat and gloves to match. She carried white daisies centered with blue daisies. Their only jewelry was pearl earrings and pearl chokers, gifts of the bride.

Karen Ann Kreofsky, Plainview, niece of the bride, as flower girl, wore a white marquisette dress with picture hat and elbow-length gloves. She carried a bouquet of white daisies centered with Shasta daisies, and wore a pear choker, gift of the bride. The ringbearer was Larry Kreofsky, nephew of the bride.

Richard Coleman, Rochester, cousin of the bridegroom, served as best man. Donald Ellis, Rochester, cousin of the bridegroom and Robert Madden, Eyota, were groomsmen. Henry Kreofsky, Plainview, and James Brennan, Austin, were ushers.

Mrs. Tibesar, mother of the bride, wore a navy silk dress with navy and pink accessories and a corsage of pink sweetheart roses and stephanotis. Mrs. Brennan, mother of the bridegroom, wore a navy sheer dress with navy accessories and a corsage of pink sweetheart roses and stephanotis.

A wedding breakfast was served by the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Louis Kronebusch, Conrad, Mont., to the bridal party at the home of Mrs. Edward Kronebusch, aunt of the bride. The wedding dinner was served at St. Ann’s hall to 80 relatives. Serving were Mrs. James Goodrich, Mrs. Lowell Junge, Mrs. Maurice Diderrich, Mrs. Cleon Tibesar, Mrs. Darrel Scanlon, Rita Guenther, Cecelia Foley and Mrs. Ellsworth Ihrke. In charge of the dinner were Mrs. Rudy Schmidt, Mrs. Rose Guenther, Mrs. Edward Kronebusch, Mrs. Ralph Gathje, Mrs. Louis Wegman, Mrs. Thomas Small, Mrs. W. S. Drewry and Mrs. Joseph Diderrich.

A reception for 250 guests was held at the home of the bride’s parents from 3 to 5 p.m. The wedding cake was cut by the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Michael Koenig, Conrad, Mont. Mrs. Rose Guenther and Mrs. Edward Kronebusch, aunts of the bride, poured.

Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Brennan entertained at a bridal dinner June 4 at their home in honor of the couple. A wedding dance was given by the bridal couple at the Rainbow pavilion at Eyota June 7. For travel – the bride wore a beige suit with brown accessories. The bride graduated from St. Charles High school and the bridegroom from Eyota High school.


Clara Catherine –> Theophil –> Jean “John” Baptiste –> Pierre –> Michel –> Philippe Tibesar