The Russell County probate court issued this marriage certificate to my grandparents on May 10, 1938. It lists the groom as Albert James Ross of Hays, Kansas age 29 and the bride as Rosalia Lang of Ellis, Kansas age 24. They were married May 18, 1938 in St. Joseph's Church in Hays, Ellis County, Kansas by Reverend Father Valerian Brungardt.
My grandparents in their engagement photo. Circa 1938.
Father Valerian (Paul) Brungardt, who married my grandparents
*Picture of Paul Brungdart from: The Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush Counties, Kansas. August 31, September 1 and 2, 1926 http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/ethnic/german-russian/jubilee/antonino.shtml. 1999.