- The newspaper article regarding the marriage of James and Nina reported: A very pretty, quiet, home wedding was celebrated at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sloan of Floris, Christmas day 1901 when their daughter was married to Mr. J. E. Hoffstatter of McFarland, Kansas. Just as the old clock marked the hour of 3:00 p.m. the contracting parties led by the officiating minister Eld. Downing, stepped into the parlor and in the presence of the invited guests the magic words that made them one for life were pronounced. The contracting parties received their nuptial vows gracefully. Nina is a member of the Baptist church, a sweet Christian girl, attired in a beautiful cream cashmere, trimmed in lace and ribbon to match, as she stood upon the marriage altar leaning upon the arm of the groom, she looked charmingly beautiful. Mr. Hoffstatter was dressed in the conventional black, is a Christian gentleman, a member of the Congregatonal church, comes to us with a good recommendation, has a good position, and we predict for this young couple a bright and happy future for their home in sunny Kansas. He is the grandson of E. S. Hoffstatter, our old time friend, who is familiarly known by everybody in the county as "Grundy" who is now living rather a retired life in the quiet little town of Floris, overlooking the beautiful valley of Soap Creek to the north.
The presents were many, useful, and beautiful as well, but for want of space we are compelled to omit them. Mrs. Sloan is an excellent cook, everything good and palatable, and the guests all did justice to the occasion, especially those from Eldon who ate as though they had been trained for the occasion. This Christmas day 1901 will long be remembered by Mr. and Mrs. Hoffstatter and may they, as they travel down life's pathway together, look back at this day with few regrets and many long memories. They will be at home to their friends in McFarland, Kansas.