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Shirley Lea Troxell Bride of Robert Rorhbauch

Sunday, March 14, 1954: White spring flowers and lighted tapers formed a bridal setting for Miss Shirley Lea Troxell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Troxell, Emmitsburg and Robert Lee Rorhbauch, son of, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Russell Rohrbaugh, Gettysburg Rt. 2, who wedding vows last Sunday afternoon a three o'clock in the Elias Evangelical Lutheran church, Emmitsburg The pastor, Rev. Philip Bower, officiated, assisted by Dr. Howard S. Fox, pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Gettysburg.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white taffeta gown embroidered with silver. The tight-fitting bodice was fashioned with an illusion neckline, the full skirt extended into a chapel train and the long sleeves tapered over the wrists. Her fingertip veil of illusion net was attached to a white lace cap and she carried white camellias and stephanotis and a white Bible from which fell a shower of satin ribbon streamers. The Bible was a gift of the bridegroom, Her jewelry included rhinestone earrings a matching necklace.

Miss Jean Troxell Emmitsburg, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. She wore an aqua colored gown of satin brocade fashioned with a full skirt and a fitted bodice with scalloped neckline. She wore a matching aqua hat and mitts. Her colonial nosegay was composed of shell pink carnations and sweetheart roses.

Mrs. Doris Troxell, sister-in-law of the bride, and Miss Katherine Rohrbaugh, sister of the bridegroom, were the bridal attendants. They wore lavender satin brocaded gowns. They also wore rhinestone earrings and necklaces, gifts of the bride.

Charles Rohrbaugh, Rt. 2, cousin of the bridegroom, was the best man. The ushers were Gary Troxell, brother of the bride, Thurmont James Sanders, Emmitsburg William Boyd and Robert Harner, both of Gettysburg.

James Rohrbaugh, Littlestown. Pa., nephew of the bridegroom, was the ring bearer, and the flower girls were Patsy Zentz Thurmont, cousin of the bride, and Beverly Hartlaub, Hanover, Pa., niece of the bridegroom. The girls wore white taffeta gowns similar to the bride's and carried miniature nosegays of camellias and stephanotis. Their Bibles were gifts of the bride.

Jack Wantz, Emmitsburg who presided at the organ, played traditional wedding music and accompanied the soloist, Richard Frock, who sung: "Because," "0' Promise Me" and Schubert's "Serenade."

The bride's mother wore a beige street-length dress with black accessories and a corsage of shell pink carnations. The mother of the bridegroom wore a rose and navy street-length with navy and rose accessories and a similar corsage.

A reception' was held in the church parish house a after the wedding. Afterwards the couple left on a honeymoon of unannounced destination. 'they will reside on the John Rohrbaugh farm just south of Gettysburg.

The bride, who was graduated from Emmitsburg High School in 1953, is employed by the Emmitsburg Mfg. Co. here. The bridegroom who was graduated from the Gettysburg High School, is engaged in farming with his father.

The bride's going-away ensemble was a lavender gabardine suit trimmed with purple and she wore pink accessories. Her corsage an arrangement of canailles.

Out-of-town guests were from Baltimore, Frederick, Gettysburg Hanover, Littlestown, Hatboro, Blue Ridge Summit, Thurmont, Fairfield, and Waynesboro.

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