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It’s a date! Family’s wedding tradition goes back 100 years

Kyle Ray Angelynn Perchemeier stinside St. Willilam's Church Price Hill where they will get married Sept. 9 2011.  Perchemeier's

Kyle Ray and Angelynn Perchemeier stand inside St. Willilam's Church in Price Hill, where they will get married Sept. 9, 2011. Perchemeier's grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great grandparents were also married on that date.

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Updated: November 9, 2011 2:49PM

PRICE HILL, Ohio — Every wedding day is special — but Sept. 9 is particularly so for the Perchermeier family.

On Friday Angelynn Perchermeier and Kyle Ray were wed at a church in suburban Cincinnati — on the same month and day Perchermeier’s grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents had used decades earlier.

“There’s a lot of tradition and a lot of love in our family connected to Sept. 9,” Perchermeier said.

Her grandparents marked their 50th wedding anniversary. The date would have been her deceased great-grandparents’ 75th anniversary while it was 100 years after her late great-great-grandparents wed.

“This date is not just about us,” Ray said. “It’s about the people who got married on this day before us. And it’s about continuing this tradition. I hope our kids get married on Sept. 9.”

The family tradition skipped a generation — the bride’s parents were not married on Sept. 9. But they say that’s because the date fell on a weekday.

More than one person has suggested that the tradition exists to help the men in the family remember their anniversary date.

Gannett News Service

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