Edward P. Hoevet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Hoevet, of Lowell, and Miss Bernice C. Rudolph, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rudolph of West Creek were untied in marriage by Elder John Bruce at his residence in Lowell, Sunday, November 9, 1913, the beautiful ring ceremony being used. Miss Sylvia Rudolph, sister of the bride, 12 years old, acted as ring bearer. With the bride and groom came to witness the wedding ceremony George J. Hoevet, Otto M. Hoevet, August Guritz, Ida Guritz, Arthur Rudolph, Sylvia Rudolph and Carrie Bruce. The Misses Ida Guritz and Carrie Bruce acted as bride's maids and Messrs Arthur Rudolph and August Guritz as the groom's best men. Mr. Hoevet, the groom, has been a resident of Lowell for several years, and is known as an industrious young man of good habits, has the respect and good will of a large circle of acquaintances. The bride is one of West Creek's highly esteemed young ladies, and is well and favorably known in Lowell. After the wedding ceremony the bride and groom with their company returned to the home of the bride's parents where a bountiful wedding dinner awaited them, of which 98 guests partook. That happiness and well being may accompany them on the journey of their married life is the wish of their many friends. The newly wedded couple will make their home on West Main Street.
The following February 26, 1920, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 6:
Friday evening, February 20th, about sixty neighbors planned a surprise on Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hoevet, as they are soon to move to their new home. The evening was very pleasantly spent in games, music and social chat. At mid-night a delicious luncheon was served as the guests brought baskets filled with good things to eat.
In the wee small hours of the morning the guests departed; thanking Mr. and Mrs. Hoevet for the pleasant evening and wishing them success in their new home.
The following unidentified newspaper articles, hand-dated 1938, were found in a scrapbook owned by Harriet Hoevet Bennett:
MARRIED 25 YEARS
On Saturday evening, November 12th, 65 relatives and friends gathered at the Sheridan community school house to help Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Hoevet celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Upon entering the room, blue and silver decorations and chrysanthemums met the eyes of the guests.
Various games of pinochle, solo, star checkers, cross-word Lexicon, cootie and bunco were in order.
Tallies of blue with silver bells and ribbon added to the decorations.
Later in the evening the following presented a clever mock wedding:
Bride, Martin Hoevet
Bridegroom, Mrs. Howard Smith
Best man, Katherine Hoevet
Bride's maid, Lawrence Langhorst
Ring bearers, Leon Hoevet and Donald Langhorst.
The bride was attired in a white lace dress, long veil, carrying a bouquet of vegetables, with asparagus fern, with the bridegroom wearing black, and swallow-tailed coat. They descended the stairway to the strains of a wedding march played by Miss Ruth Langhorst, followed by the best man and bridesmaid who was attired in yellow with hat to match. The ring bearers carried the neck-yoke ring in on an auto cushion.
Then there was group singing, stressing the songs "Silver Threads Among the Gold" and "When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver," proved entertaining.
At 10:45 the celebrates tuned in Station WWAE to hear the request numbers for the occasion. After the appointed time, waitresses, wearing attractive aprons, served tasty refreshments with a large wedding cake cut in 65 pieces.
To top the evening, the folks joined in a "Glow Worm Dance," with Miss Pearl Hoevet at the piano. Everyone left, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Hoevet continued wedded bliss for another 25 years.
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ATTEND CONFIRMATION ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY
Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Hoevet and family and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rudolph attended the 35th anniversary confirmation reunion of the St. Lucas Evangelical and Reformed church at Beecher, Ill., Community hall, Sunday night, June 5th. Mrs. E.P. Hoevet being confirmed in the year 1907 and Arthur Rudolph in the year 1913. During these 35 years there were 350 confirmands, of which only nine have passed on to their heavenly home.
Rev. G. Horst, pastor of the church, had a splendid program arranged, and when he had the roll call it was a great honor to see how many of the confirmands were present.
The hall was beautifully decorated with flowers. After the program was concluded, the Ladies' Aid served a dainty lunch in the large dining room, where many old classmates met once more, speaking of the years that had passed and renewing acquaintances. Late in the evening all departed with the thought the pastor had spoken of 'Tis good to be here.
The following newspaper article, hand-dated March 17, 1940, was found in a scrapbook owned by Harriet Hoevet Bennett:
Several relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hoevet on St. Patrick's day to honor Mrs. Hoevet's birthday and little Miss Phyllis Anne Miller's birthday which was the next day. Both were remembered with nice gifts.
Those present to share the pretty birthday cakes and luncheon were: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rudolph, Mrs. Charles Rudolph, Mr. and Mrs. William Hamman, Mr. and Mrs. George Hoevet, Miss Pearl Hoevet, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Miller and little daughter Phyllis, Miss Jean Hoevet, Miss Lena Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hoevet, Harriet and Clayton Hoevet and Miss Eunice Reichers.
The following unidentified newspaper article, hand-dated July 1945, was found in a scrapbook owned by Harriet Hoevet Bennett:
"Our house is on fire!" These were the astonishing words I heard when I went to the door one Friday early this month. They were spoken by a boy, Ray Patton, who was out of breath from running. He lives with Mrs. Bernice Hoevet. It was her house.
I called the Lowell fire department and as I went down the road I looked at my watch. It was 20 minutes after one o'clock. When I saw that great cloud of smoke going up in the air, it did not look as through the house could be saved.
But it was saved -- and here's how: Mrs. Hoevet was baking pies in her summer kitchen, using an oil stove. She went into the house to do some work and when she went back to look at her pies she opened the door. A blast of flamed set her clothing and hair on fire and severely burned her face and arms. She rolled on the grass to put out the fire in her hair and clothes and called Ray Patton who was down in the field, "Run to Metz's and tell them the house is afire."
Mrs. Hoevet kept her head and Ray did exactly as he was told. The Lowell fire department got on the job. And there was SOME WATER IN THE CISTERN. If any one of these four things had been left out, Mrs. Hoevet would not have a home today and she might also have lost her life.
When the fire was out I looked at my watch. It was ten minutes to 2 o'clock. But it does not always come out so well.