It’s a date! Family’s wedding tradition goes back 100 years
September 9, 2011 10:58PM
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.
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