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There are some o rcamatanoes attending the marriago of Martin Luther whioh are qn ta romantic Catherine von Bora, a five woman of stately and grnclous preaenoe, was the daughter of a noble family of Melasen. Deserted by her family ahe lived for two years at Witten* bnrgh m the Loure of a burgonmaster named Roiohanbach, Luther, who seema to have thought marriage the best thing for women — whatever be had thought up to thia lime on the subject of marriage for the prieathood — had twice tried to obtain a husband for her sb he had boo- { oeaded m doing for several of her compantoDß. At laat the lady declared she * ould marry no mtm unless It were Lather or his friond Amsdorf, Lutber came to a rapid decision, although much astonished. Taking Louis Kranach with him he wont to won her, and was married then and there. He then made a weddinp feast for his triends, and the ci y of Wittenburgh made a present of wine for the occasion. The nnlrn seems to nave b,:en a suitable and h»ppy one, and Luther was a kfnd husband and tender father. Of hie wife he wrote to a friend : 'I am not paeei. nate'y m love, but bin very fond of her.' 'id err Kate,' as her hußbanri was w.iut to call her, we are t >ld, beosme a no able housewife Dnder the preßaure of c roaroßtanoes— • many ohlldren and a hasbard who was fonder of giving than rpcHvlng.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1982, 29 October 1888

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LUTHER'S WIFE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1982, 29 October 1888