d/o Henry and Susanna Houtz
q/o Albert L Eicher
m/o Ralph Jacob Eicher, Harry Valentine Eicher, Susan Eicher, William O Eicher, Treva Ruth Eicher
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. October 9, 1888. p5. A Canton Couple Elopes
CANTON – Oct. 8 – (Special) – Albert Eicher, a prosperous young dairyman residing east of the city, has eloped with a handsome daughter of Henry Houtz, living in the same neighborhood. Eicher had been keeping company with the Houtz girl for some years, the girl's father being much opposed to it. He objected to Eicher's visits, but the girl paid no attention to her father's objections. She was guarded at her home by members of the family, while the elder Houtz kept Eicher at a safe distance. During the absence of the old gentleman, Eicher passed with his milk wagon and told the young lady to pack up her duds and skip. He hurriedly drove to the city and they then left for parts unknown. The Houtz family is quite wealthy. The runaways are supposed to be in Cleveland.
The Canton Repository, Canton, Ohio. November 16, 1888.
Married: At the residence of Mr. D. Rolly, 35 Lafayette street, Mr. Albert L. Eicher and Miss Mary E. Houtz, the immediate relatives and friends of the bridegroom only being present. After the ceremony which was performed by Rev. J. B. Rust, of the German Reformed church, the happy couple received the congratulations of those present. A bountiful supper was then partaken of. Following are some of the presents received: Jacob Eicher, father of the bridegroom, $100 in gold; Jacob Eicher, sr., clock; John Eicher, rocking chair; Mrs. G. Eicher, table cloth; Bertha Eicher, towels; Misses Emma Eicher and Louisa Hoeland, stand; Amelia Eicher, table cloth; Ida Eicher, silver table spoons; Mrs. Rosa Tennler, silver tea spoons and glassware; Florence Tennler, lamp; Ed. Eicher, clock; Lizzie Ritze, toilet set; Mrs. Ritze, flint glass goblets; Minnie Ritze, fruit dish and pepper holder; William Archinal, rocking chair; Harry and Charles Archinal, oil painting; Mrs. Fred Wenger, napkins; Mrs. Charles Gilgore, table cloth; Mrs. Jacob Eicher, jr., Marseilles spread; Anna Eicher, silver tea spoons, and others. Mr. and Mrs. Eicher will make their future home in Canton.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. November 20, 1888
Canton, Nov. 19 – [Special]—A curious case has been brought to light here within the past few days. The PLAIN DEALER gave an account last week of the marriage of Albert Eicher and Mary Houtz, a couple who had eloped in a milk wagon from the home of the girl's father some weeks ago. It is now said that Houtz objected to Eicher's attentions to his daughter because he was a Democrat. The girl did not approve of her father's objections and planned the elopement, coming to this city, where she remained until Eicher and herself were married a few days ago. The strange part of the story as that Houtz is a soninlaw of J. H. Brenner, a staunch Republican and president of the Farmers' bank. Houtz was formerly a Democrat, but Brenner would not consent to the marriage with his daughter unless he changed politics. Houtz did this to get his wife. Now he has tried to have Eicher turn for the same reason. It is also learned that Houtz wanted his daughter to marry a cousin named Hearshey living in Iowa, he being a man of wealth. Hearshey came here the day the couple were married to claim his bride. When the old man Houtz changed his politics to gain the hand of Brenner's daughter his father disowned him. Eicher voted the Democratic ticket as usual this fall.
Henry Houtz (1843 - 1916)
Albert L Eicher (1867 - 1947)*
Ralph Jacob Eicher (1889 - 1918)*
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