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