October 16, 1918: Local Girl Travels to Japan to Be Married by Local Pastor at Local Friend's Home


October 16, 1918: Margaret Gotshall is “Going to the Other Side of the World to Marry” reads the headline in the Democrat. She will join her fiancé Isaac Stauffer, and they will be married in Yokohama.

The religious service will be performed by a Reformed minister from Reading, who is a missionary in Japan, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stoudt. Mrs. Stoudt is Margaret’s friend Alma Rinker, from Boyertown.

The happy couple will make their home in Java. (Going half way around the world to marry a man from Boyertown at the home of a friend from Boyertown, and going all the way to Reading to find a minister.)

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