Monday, February 14, 2011

Invitation to 1903 Wedding of Grace Dean Capen and John Martin Bieler, at Eastport, Maine

Invitation to the wedding of Grace Dean Capen and John Martin Bieler, to be held Wednesday afternoon June 17, 1903, at the Central Congregational Church, Eastport, Maine.

Grace Dean Capen was born 8 May 1876 at Pembroke, Maine, the daughter of David Ross Capen and his wife Sarah A. (Dean) Capen, born in Eastport and Pembroke respectively.  Her paternal grandparents were John and Sarah Lydia (Leighton) Capen.  I haven't yet found the parents of Sarah A. Dean.

John Martin Bieler, a minister, was born about 1873 in Germany.  His parents' names appear on his marriage license but they are hard to decipher: perhaps Conrad Muhlbaurn and Christina Bauselder.  Perhaps Conrad's last name was Bieler but this was assumed and not entered on the license.

I found the couple with their daughter in the 1920 Census of Machias, Maine, where John's occupation was listed as Clergyman.   I found a reference where John Martin Bieler graduated from the Hartford Theological Seminary in 1901.

Visit the page at Maine & Maritime Canada Genealogy network for the page of Grace Dean Capen and her husband John Martin Bieler.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented here, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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