1902 Blue Wedding Dress

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1902 Wedding Dress of Jennie Nuffer Zeeb

Jennie Nuffer married Charles Zeeb on  December 19th, 1902 at her parents home near E. 550 Road and N. 1400 Road (now part of Clinton Lake).  Jennie was deaf at the age of 3 or 4, probably from a fever.  Her parents spoke German, but Jennie later learned to lip-read English.  Her husband Charles attended Lane University in Lecompton, KS for a short time.   In this photo, Jennie is wearing her beautiful blue wedding dress with cream-colored lace and a cream silk front.

Jennie Nuffer married Charles Zeeb on December 19th, 1902, not too far from Lecompton, KS.

Jennie Nuffer married Charles Zeeb on December 19th, 1902, not too far from Lecompton, KS.

This summer, Jennie and Charles’ granddaugher, Norma Damm Lynch, donated the wedding dress to the Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton.  Norma’s mother, Mabel Sophia Damm, was the daughter of Jennie and Charles Zeeb.   Photo below is of Norma with her grandmother’s wedding dress, taken November 2015, in the “art” room of the museum.

Jennie's granddaughter, Norma Damm Lynch.

Jennie’s granddaughter, Norma Damm Lynch.


3 Comments on “1902 Blue Wedding Dress”

  1. Sheryll Roonan

    Would love to find out more about this family and if they were somehow related to me. My name is Sheryll Nuffer Roonan and my grandfather’s name was Lee Nuffer. He lived in El Centro, CA. If anyone is interested in reaching me my email is sherylldnr@aol.com

  2. Zach Thalman

    I didn’t know that people had colored dresses in the past. I think that would be a huge surprise because the wedding dress trend is to have an all white dress. I wonder if that trend is going to change anytime soon. It would be interesting to see what happens.

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