A few days ago I wrote a post about the origins of Hand Fasting, about jumping over the fire and a broomstick laid on the ground.I mentioned this to one of my Pagan group, about people still living "over the brush" in Yorkshire. She said,"Not only in Yorkshire! All over Europe and the United States."
She said that there was once a popular song about it. So I looked it up, and there it was! Recorded by Brenda Lee, and many others.
"Let's Jump The Broomstick". It has lyrics such as "Let's jump the broomstick; let's tie the knot" and "Let's jump the broomstick, let's settle down".
So, it must have been an old custom in the USA, as well as Europe!