Monthly Archives: November 2010

Frank Delos Tyrrell

Frank “Delos” Tyrrell was born in SD and moved to Seattle. He enlisted in the Army during WWII and was part of the European theater, including troops who went into Germany at the end of the war. He sent a … Continue reading

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Elwin Perry

James Perry moved from Vermont to Illinois and then Minnesota. He married Lydia Smith in Rockford IL, where their son Charles J. was born. They then moved to Minnesota, living at various times in Traverse de Sioux, Ottawa, Arlington, Sterling Center … Continue reading

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No specific genealogy post today. I want to give belated thanks to people. To my parents, who instilled and encouraged an interest in history and my family from a young age. All those cemeteries, all those courthouses, all those trips … Continue reading

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Bessie Nelings

  Aunt Bess Nelings wrote this story of her family. She is one of the women in these beautiful hats. [on back of paper] This is the Nelings Family My father was D.T. Nelings. This is a story I wrote … Continue reading

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Thomas Bescoby Tyrrell

Thomas B Tyrrell/Tirrell came to the US from Lincolnshire, England. He was born in 1854 and came to the US in approximately 1868. His family, including father Philip Tirrell and brother Phillip, lived in Illinois when they came to the … Continue reading

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Daniel T. Nelings

Daniel T Nelings was the brother of William and James, who fought in the Civil War. D.T. married Elmina Osborne in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin (Isn’t that “Prairie Dog, WI?). Mysteries: They both still lived in Iowa at the time, so I am … Continue reading

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Jessie Annette Jack Hooper

Born 1865 in Iowa, died May 8, 1935. Jessie Jack was the daughter of David Hayes Jack and Mary Elizabeth Nelings. David Hayes Jack, picture below, mustered into a unit from Iowa in the Civil War. When he returned to … Continue reading

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