|Taken on their 70th|
My great great grandfather, Philip Roesch returned from the Civil War and to his sweetheart Helen Jennette Cardey. Three months later, on September 7, 1865 she and Philip were married, near Boise Creek in the town of Potosi at the home of the bride's parents. Coincidentally, September 7th is my my birthday.
Philip recalled in his memoirs, "It was a rainy day and there was no bridge over the creek. It took some time and effort, but finally I managed to get across and the wedding proceeded on time."
Years later, on their 60th wedding anniversary celebration with family and friends Philip concluded the event by saying, "So this is our 60th wedding anniversary. It rained the day we were married so one should dispel any significance in the omen that a rainy wedding day means bad luck."