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Roberts parents William Penn and Elizabeth Allan emigrated from Scotland in the 1880s starting off in Emmet County and then moving to Palo Alto. Robert their son married Ada , of German birth, and by 1910 was a barber in Estherville, 3rd ward, dist 88. He was still there in dist 11 in 1930 along with his wife and a daughter Ruth aged 16 years, said to be born in Nabraska.
i wonder if anyone knows anything of the Penns or if any descendants are still in the area.
I've just discovered that my great grandfather's sister Elizabeth ALLAN(1849) and her husband William PENN(1847) emigrated to Jack Creek in the 1880s.
They had 7 children: Isabella(1873)
The latter children were born in USA.
William had been a gardener in Scotland , but on the 1900 census has his own farm at Jack Creek.The older daughters don't seem to be with them and there is also a grandson George.
Could anyone help me find them on subsequent censuses. Are there Penns still in the area today? If so it would be amazing to hear from them.
Best wishes from chilly England!
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