Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Isabel Neilson weds Count von Ostheim

November 28, 1932

Miss Isabel Neilson and Count Hermann von Ostheim were married today in civil and religious ceremonies in Paris.  The civil ceremony took place in the 17th Arrondissement.  This was followed by the religious wedding at the Hotel Raphael, which was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Cochrane of the American Church, reports the New York Times.

Miss Neilson is the daughter of Francis Neilson, formerly of Chicago, and former Member of Parliament, and Mrs. C. O'G Neilson of Paris and London.

The bride was given away by her brother-in-law, Captain H.J. Melville.  She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Melville.  The Hereditary Prince of Hohenlohe-Oehringen was Count Hermann's best man.

The bride and groom and their families attended a luncheon after the wedding.  In the afternoon, the newlyweds departed on their honeymoon to Spain and North Africa.  They will return to Paris next spring after visiting Greece and the Dalmatian coast. 

Count von Ostheim is a third cousin of the late Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar, who died in 1923.  The Count's first marriage to actress Wanda Lottero, ended in divorce.

1 comment:

Dennis said...

The bride's stepmother was Helen Swift, daughter of Gustavus Swift, founder of an American meat-packing empire, Swift & Co., that was worth about $40,000,000 at the time of Helen's first marriage.