Saturday Spotting – Sopatski, Polish Girl Stands Strong

Appeared on Wednesday the 4th of January in 1893 in the Worcester Daily Spy out of Worcester, Massachusetts

NOT HER VALENTINE.

A Young Girl Refuses to Marry on Her

Wedding Day.

  MERIDEN, CONN., Jan 3. – The parents

of Annie Sopatski, a comely Polish girl,

have tried to force her to marry a young

Pelander who hails from New Britain and

is known as Valentine. About two weeks

ago Annie met him for the first time, and,

yielding to the importunities of her

parents, agreed to marry him.

     The wedding was set for Dec. 20, but

when Valentine appeared the girl refused

to fulfil her part of the agreement. Val-

entine gave her two days’ grace and ap-

peared again on Saturday. The girl had

awakened to a realizing sense of the

“deal,” and absolutely refused to get

married.

     This so enraged her mother that she

burned up the girl’s wedding trousseau

and otherwise abused her. Annie sought

police aid, and her lover was ordered out

of town under penalty of arrest. Before

he went, however, he demanded recom-

pense for her failure to keep her agree-

ment, and the girl gave him $15 of her

hard-earned money.

(*above article found on Genealogy Bank website)

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