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I took your challenge. :o)
First off, I checked Brown County MN Genealogical Society for the Haeska family since
Grace died there.
HAESKA, GRACE ESTELLA
Date of Death: 09/02/1920
County of Death: BROWN
There was a reference on the site that they came to the area from Belle Plaine, Iowa. So
off to Benton County I went.
1900 Benton County, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Grace and Fred have been married 14 years.
7 children born 7 survive. Charles seems to be missing from the Trees I saw on-line.
Fred b Feb 1862
Grace b Aug 1861
Charles son b Oct 1887
Serena daughter b Jan 1888
Lillian daughter b Feb 1890
Emma daughter Apr 1891
Mary daughter April 1893
Nellie daughter Nov 1894
Herbert son March 1898
All kids born in Iowa
I would check out this family, Teresa fits perfectly:
I think Teresa is married to Samuel Betz or Bety. Looks more like Betz but the listing on
Ancestry says Bety.
1900 they are living in Belle Plaine, Iowa also.
Samuel C. april 1862
Teresa b. Oct 1865 she is born in Indiana her father born in Kentucky and her mother in
Indiana just like Grace.
married 15 years, 3 children 3 survive
George son b oct 1885
Ralph son b Aug 1895
Mary daughter b May 1897
On the census a couple families down from Teresa is who I would check out for sister Mary
Her name is Mary M. Nemchek or Nemechek.
1900 in Belle Plaine:
James (?) Nemchek
Mary M. Nemchek b April 1868
She has four children listed under her from a previous marriage. The image is a little
fuzzy on my laptop and I can't make out all the names.
You mentioned you have Ancestry subscription so I won't attach the images.
I have no idea where you live but I would highly recommend looking through the court house
and church records in this
area for your Mann's. The dates fit for the girls and the parents pob match on the
census to your Mann's and being that Grace lived there is a good chance the
sisters/family did too.
I can't find much for cemeteries transcribed for the area. There are some, maybe the
historical society has them available.