On May 30, 1866, twenty-four-year-old Isabella Macdonald married Ross Alden. Ross (whose full name was Gustavus Rossenberg Alden) was a thirty-four-year-old seminary student.
Six months later, Ross was ordained by the Presbyterian Church, and they embarked on a life together of ministering to congregations and sharing their Christian faith.
You can read more about Isabella and Ross’s early years of courtship and marriage in these posts:
A Special Slice of Pumpkin Pie
A Gift for the New Minister’s Wife