Category Archives: South Dakota

Bess L. Nelings Autograph Book

Anna Christian was 16 years old when she signed Bess’s book in 1893. In 1895, Anna was living in Banner Township in Beadle County, right over the county line from Osceola. Bert Christian, Anna’s brother, also signed the book. Birl … Continue reading

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Bancroft SD Registry List

Years ago, while visiting Bancroft SD, we found many books of city records in the Jail. Registry List Precinct County Election To Be Held 19 [On the inside, fold-out sheet of paper] Le Sueur July 1st, 1886 Town of Le … Continue reading

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David Dickie Nelings Autograph Book, pt 3

In addition to family, friends and neighbors also signed Dick’s autograph book. Mathilde Ulrich was a neighbor of the Nelings in 1895. Rose A. (Johnson) Kingdon was a resident of Broadland, a neighboring township. Roy Parks, who is currently unknown.

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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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David “Dickie” Nelings Autograph Book

One of the items gifted by my cousin was David “Dickie” Nelings’ autograph book. Autograph books were used to collect signatures, well-wishes, and addresses of school friends and teachers (http://www.ohiohistoryhost.org/ohiomemory/archives/2546). Usually, autograph books were kept by young women, in this … Continue reading

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Frank Delos Tyrrell. Somewhere in Germany. 13 April 45

Somewhere in Germany 13 April 45 Dear Sis and Family: Just a note to let you know I am O.K. I don’t have much time to write to anyone now days for when we are pushing we go night and … Continue reading

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Frank Delos Tyrrell. Somewhere in Luxembourg. 1 Nov 44

Somewhere in Luxembourg  1 Nov 44 Dear Sis, Geo and Kids: I have a Nazi flag all packed ready for mailing if I ever get the chance. It is rather large but only made out of cotton. I have been … Continue reading

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