JEFFERSON COUNTY, WI–“When I got married for the second time, the ceremony was in front of a cliff,” regaled the deputy sheriff as a local couple passed through security on their way to the County Clerk’s office to apply for a marriage licence. “Interesting choice of venues,” observed the future groom.
After successfully producing the necessary documentation of birth, parentage, residence, social security and non-marital status, as well as a cash payment of $90, and then waiting the statutory five day cooling off period, a local couple was granted a license to marry by Jefferson County Clerk, Barbara A. Frank. “Our visit to the Jefferson County Courthouse was perfect,” the bride to be reminisced. “The County Clerk could not have been more pleasant or helpful,” she added. “Good omens,” noted the groom, “the clerk was cheerful and wished us well, and the deputy sheriff survived his leap of faith.”
The license was delivered by the United States Postal Service on Saturday, August 20th and remains valid until mid September. The couple will be married at St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Fort Atkinson on Saturday, August 27th at 4:00 p.m sharp by The Very Reverend Andrew Hanyzewski. A reception on the family farm will follow at 6:00 that evening.