I thought that a 1972 wedding announcement with a lot of information would yield a real family tree for the bride or groom, but I have not been able to find a home for the newspaper item that I found.
In the The Argus-Press published in Owosso, Michigan , Saturday, July 1, 1972 I found this item:
Since I was unable to find a Family Tree Owner to whom I could send the item, I decided to create a family tree with the information I found in the newspaper announcement.
While working on the tree, I was able to confirm the groom’s father’s death date so I went to my News Archive Collection for the state of Michigan and found an Obituary for the groom’s father (John Sperl).
In the obituary there were new names which I thought would lead to a family tree but I still was unable to find one. Here is the new names and relationship:
John Sperl 1921-1974
son-in-law: Donald W Mulder
wife: Margaret Porubsky
step-sister: Hildegarde Machuta
I was able to get a hint for a family tree for the Porubsky family but I was unable to confirm the names or dates because most of the family is living.
In Ancestry.com any living person’s information is not visible to the public so all I see on someone else’s tree is “Living”. I sent a message to that family tree owner and sent him the information I had.
I also put all the information and newspaper items on to the Message Board of RootsWeb.
With all the messages and postings maybe someone in the family will see the items and contact me so that I can send them the information which should be on Belinda’s and Kenneth family tree.
The information I got from the original newspaper item:
Bride: Belinda Easlick of Elsie, Michigan
Groom: Kenneth Sperl of Elsie, Michigan
Date of Wedding: 24 Jun 1972
Parents of Bride: Mr. & Mrs. Robert Easlick Sr.; of Lask Road, Elsie, Michigan
Parents of Groom: Mr. & Mrs. John Sperl ; of Island Road, Elsie, Michigan
bridesmaids: Patty Sperl, sister of groom, Mrs. Mike Kadlek twin sister of bride (Belinda)
of Ovid, Michigan and Mrs. Robert Easlick Jr. sister-in-law of bride of Owosso, Michigan
Ring Bearer: Scotty Easlick of Owosso, Michigan
Grandmother of bride: Mrs. Lily Simpson of Apple Valley, Calif
[Apple Valley, San Bernardino, California]
Link to Created a Tree on Ancestry.com: named: Belinda Eastlick wed Ken Sperl June 1972 Family Tree