Willie Nelings (1861-1921) sounded like quite a woman. In Bess’s note about the family, Willie was one of the sisters who remained behind in Iowa teaching and continued to teach when she moved out to Dakota Territory.
She married Frank Swale, an attorney from New Hampton Iowa. They moved out to Washington State. Eventually Willie’s sister Mary moved out to Washington State after her husband, Charles Suddaby, passed away. Then, after Willie died in 1921, Mary and Frank Swale were married in Whittier California with Mary’s sister Bertha and husband John Manning as witnesses.