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Catalog Number 10106-1-(1-2)
Title Dress, 2 Piece, Wedding; 1883, Green Silk, Sarah Kokjer
Object Name Dress, Wedding
Description Two-piece green silk Wedding dress.
COLORS: green, Orange-Tan on the Inside
Date 1883
Year Range from 1883
Year Range to 1883
Culture Danish
Material silk
Made Hansen, Ane Marie
Place of Origin Denmark
Used USA: Nebraska (Merrick), Clarks
People Kokjer, Malina (Hartwell)
Event Wedding
History Malina Hartwell married Hans Kokjer in 1883 in Clarks. Kokjer came from Denmark to America in 1874, and opened a blacksmith shop in Clarks in 1879. His sister, Ane Marie Hansen, a dressmaker in Denmark, made the wedding dress, corresponding by mail with measurements and ideas. The groom's brothers brought the dress to Nebraska for the wedding.
Hartwell and her parents were the first settlers in the Clarks area in 1865. They operated a ranch for stagecoach travelers
Credit line Meta Kokjer Key, Clarks (Merrick), Nebraska
Collection Key, Meta Kokjer