John Francis Campbell
Mary Catharine (Barkmeier) Campbell


The marriage of Miss Catherine Barkmeier, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Barkmeier, and Mr. John F. Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Campbell of Friend, Nebraska was solemnized at an 8 o'clock service at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter on Tuesday morning, November 25th. A great number of relatives and friends from this vicinity and Friend attended the ceremony preformed by Rev. E. Boll.

Miss Alice Ziska played the bridal chorus from Lohrengren for the processional. During the ceremony, Mrs. R. L. Clinton sang Luzzi's "Ave Maria." Vincent Barkmeier and Claude Becker were the ushers.

Miss Rose Barkmeier, cousin of the bride, was the maid of honor. She wore a french blue chiffon dress with accessories to harmonize.

The bride looked charming in a brown flat crepe silk dress, trimmed in lace. She wore accessories to match. She carried an arm bouquet of bride's roses.

Tom Campbell of Friend was his brother's best man.

A three course wedding breakfast was served by Mrs. Dolores Becker and Miss Marie Spitz at the home of the bride's uncle, August Barkmeier, and wife Anna, for immediate relatives. The color tone of pink and green was carried out in the dining room and on the table. In the center of the table was a huge bouquet of pink roses.

Out-of-town relative present at the breakfast were: Mr. and Mrs. Mike Campbell and daughters, Ellen and Jane, and son James of Friend.

Mrs. Campbell is one of Exeter's most popular ladies and has been employed at the J. H. Eller & Co. store until recently. Mr. Campbell is not a stranger to our city. He has been engaged in farming with his father at Friend for a number of years, but gave up farming to move to our city, where he and his wife have opened up a new variety store.

This young couple have a host of relatives and friends who join The News in wishing them and long, happy and prosperous life together.

After a short trip to Omaha, they will be at home in the Lane property after December 15th. The bride's going away outfit was a dark blue suit.

Fillmore County News
Exeter, Nebraska
November 27, 1930


Mary Catharine (Barkmeier) Campbell, daughter of George Henry and Anna Catharine (Wiszmann) Barkmeier, was born August 14, 1897 near Exeter, Nebraska. She married John Francis Campbell in Exeter, Nebraska on November 25, 1930. John was born in Friend, Nebraska on August 28, 1895. To this union were born three children, John "Jack" Joseph Campbell on January 5, 1932, Georgann (Campbell) Parr on October 7, 1933 and Mary Frances (Campbell) Parr on January 29, 1936.

John Francis died on May 25, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska. Mary Catharine died on  July 5, 1981 in Omaha.


Children of John and Mary (Barkmeier) Campbell

John "Jack" Campbell | Georgann (Campbell) Parr | Mary F. (Campbell) Parr