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Sisters Joanna MONTGOMERY (b:1855 Illinois) and Jennie (Nancy Jane)
MONTGOMERY (b:1861 Illinois) married TRAVIS men in Phillips, KS.
Joanna married Francis Marion TRAVIS in 1878 and had Essie Pearl in
Phillips, KS in 1880 and William Anderson in Pottawattamie, IA in 1883. Joanna died
in 1884 Pottawattamie.
Jennie married TRAVIS around 1878 and had Goldie (1878) and Sylvia (1881) in
Phillips, KS. She had Minnie in 1883 Pottawattamie or Crawford. She
married J Peter THOMPSON in 1887.
I had the names Essa (1881 Phillips, KS) and William (1883 Pottawattamie)
TRAVIS as children of Jennie, but couldn't remember where I found that. I know
1885 Soldier, Crawford has Jennie TRAVIS with Goldie, Sylvia, and Minnie. I
know in 1895 they are all listed as THOMPSON. Without full access to the
1885 census, I see that there are a matching Essa and William TRAVIS in 1885
but don't know what household they're in. Please lookup in 1885 for TRAVIS and
1895 for TRAVIS/THOMPSON.
I'm curious if Essa and William really were children of Jennie or if they
were nieces living with her after sister Joanna died.
Is anyone out there working on the names Tiarks (Anton), Behrens, Howard,
Brockman & Spetman??? Reason I ask is I found a couple of old newspaper
clippings in my Aunts (Ethel "Rethmeier" Knutzen) album of these folks, and thought
you might be interested in them.