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Melanie Hope Dunham & Peter Henry Wessels

August 21, 2015
Lake Placid News

Mr. and Mrs. William Putnam Dunham, Jr., of Belmont, Massachusetts announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Hope Dunham, to Peter Henry Wessels, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Wessels, of Bettendorf, IA.

About the Couple:

Melanie is a graduate of Charleston Southern University and in addition, received law enforcement certification at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Until recently she served as a Probation and Parole Officer for Charleston County.

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Melanie is the granddaughter of the late William P. Dunham, Sr. and Edith Williams Dunham. William P. Dunham, Sr. was a past President of the Ausable Club in Keene, NY, where they had Camp Little D at St. Huberts, NY, still owned by the family. He was also a past President of the ATIS and involved with countless Adirondack activities.

Melanie also visits the Adirondacks where her great-grandparents Mr. & Mrs. William Alan & Rosalie Putnam of Brooklyn-Southampton and Ausable Club discovered this special area of the world!

Peter is a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and received a Juris Doctorate degree from Charleston School of Law. He will practice with the Wessels Law Office P.C. of Rock Island, IL and Waterloo, IA.

Charleston is where it all started and so a Charleston wedding for Summer 2016 is being planned. For many family and friends in New England, Peter and Melanie will have a Cape Cod Celebration of their marriage.



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