|part of pages 228 and 229 from church register of Immanuel Lutheran Church (right hand side), Basco, Hancock County, Illinois; marriage entries from 1915-1917; digital image, Archives.com|
The church register makes no mention of the time of the marriage, but an entry in the Quincy Daily Journal from 10 March 1916 mentions the ceremony as having taken place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. I never really gave much thought to the time of day the ceremony took place although spring marriages during this time period were fairly common.
The newspaper account indicates the couple were "favorably known" and would take up housekeeping on the William Schuster farm, two miles east of Basco. That would not have been far from where Ufkes grew up which was also east of Basco. A plat map hopefully will confirm the location.
In fact, Fred grew up in the shadow of the Immanuel Lutheran Church as indicated in this picture of him taken on his parents farm some time before his marriage.
I've mentioned the picture before, but if one looks closely an outline of a church can be seen in the background on the left hand side "above" the fence. That's the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
But that's another story.