Henry and Katie's marriage was recorded in Jefferson County, Ohio, Probate Court, Marriage Records Volume 19, 1905-1906, page 207. The image is available on FamilySearch.
The State of Ohio, }
Jefferson County, SS. } In Probate Court.
Personally appeared Henry W. Kropp and made application
for a marriage license, and being duly sworn, says that he
is 36 years of age, a resident of Steubenville, County of Jefferson,
and State of Ohio; his place of birth is Germany;
his occupation is Gardener[;]
his father's name is Carl Kropp; his mother's maiden name was
Sophia Meinsen; that he was--not--previously married ----
That Miss Katie Spahn is 25 years of age, a resident of
Steubenville, in this county, her place of birth is Germany;
her father's name is John Spahn;
her mother's maiden name was Anna Zirkel; that she was--not--previously
married. That they are not nearer of
kin than second cousins, and that there is no legal impediment to their marriage.
That Rev. Shear is expected to solemnize the marriage ceremony.
Henry W. Kropp [signature]
Sworn to and subscribed in my presence, this 22 day of November 1905
Frank H. Kerr Judge.
The State of Ohio, Jefferson County, SS:
I Hereby Certify, That on the 22nd day of November 1905
Mr. Henry W. Kropp and Miss Katie Spahn
were legally joined in Marriage by me, a Clergyman at Steubenville County of Jefferson,
and State of Ohio.
Cristel Shaer [signature]
A marriage announcement appeared in The Steubenville Herald-Star on Thursday, November 23, 1905.
At the parsonage of the Zion’s Luth-
eran church Wednesday afternoon at
4 o’clock occurred the marriage of
Miss Katherine Spahn to Mr. Henry
Kropp. The ceremony was performed
by the Rev. Schaer in the presence of
only the attendants who were John
Spahn, brother of the bride, as best
man and Mrs. Minnie Schutte as ma-
tron of honor. Mr. Kropp is a well-
known and prosperous young farmer
and dairyman on the Market street
road. The bride is a popular young
lady who has been making her home
with her brother John Spahn, the well
known dairyman. After a short wed-
ding trip Mr. And Mrs. Kropp will
make their home on the farm.
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