The descendants of Ernst and Mary E. (Busher) Raker are planning a reunion picnic at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 30, at Lions Acres in Milton, Ky.
The Raker family came to America from Hannover, Germany, settling in 1888 in the Hunters Bottom area of Carroll and Trimble counties. The couple had eight children, who married into the Bulthaup, Obertate, Hoffmeyer, Diekmann, and Thieman families. Other descending family names include Bushman, Nordholt. Steele, Denny, Detmer, Schafer and Meier.
Mike and Jennie Mauser of Clarksville, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Mauser, of Carrollton to Eric Ferguson of Oldham County, Ky.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School. She is majoring in disaster science and management at Louisiana State University in Eunice, La.
The groom-to-be is the son of Leslie and Barry Ferguson of Westport, Ky. He is a 2005 graduate of Oldham County High School and recently was awarded an assistantship in the master’s program studying soil physics at LSU.
Diana Downey Mattingly and Timothy Davis announce their plans to wed at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the English Christian Church in Carrollton, with Brother Gary Cotto officiating.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Alice Downey of Carrollton and the late Jerry Downey. She is the mother of Amiee, Chelsey and Christopher.
The groom-to-be is the son of Jeanette and John Wolfe of Oaktown, Ind., and the late Jimmy Davis.
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. The couple will reside in Carrollton.
Jon Becraft, son of Bradley and Ethel Becraft of Sanders, was among 171 students who received bachelor’s degrees during Hanover College’s 178th annual commencement ceremony, held Saturday, May 28, at the Point on the college’s campus.
Becraft, a theatre major, graduated from Carroll County High School before attending Hanover.