Category Archives: Jack

Civil War Letter Oct 24 1862

This letter was sent from the James and William Nelings’ parents and siblings to the boys somewhere in Minnesota. Both James and William, and their cousin Daniel A. Neelings served in the 27th Iowa Infantry, Company E. The 27th was … Continue reading

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David Nelings Autograph book, part 2

David’s family was large, so here are more entries from his family: David “Dick” Tyrrell’s mother wrote a sentiment most mothers would have written. I wonder if this is a general statement or if she was reminding Dick of his … Continue reading

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Jessie Jack Hooper, pt. 3

From Notable American Women David Jack, Jessie’s father fell victim to a dishonest partner. She had an older sister, Jessie was a sickly child, was educated by a governess and spent several winters in the south. She studied art at … Continue reading

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More on Jessie Jack Hooper

The Oshkosh, WI Public Museum has a virtual exhibit on voting rights for women, including photos and ephemera of Jessie Jack Hooper. The museum also has a lot of papers and other items of Jessie’s in their collection. Who’s going … Continue reading

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Mary (Nelings) Jack–DAR

Rumor was the Nelings were traceable back to the American Revolution. Here’s support: (source)

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Jessie Annette Jack Hooper, pt 2

Going through emails I found a paragraph written by Helen Brannan, a retired professor in Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, on Jessie Hooper: “In the early years of the twentieth century, people in Oshkosh knew Jessie Jack … 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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