Category Archives: Wisconsin

John Manning, spouse of Bessie Nelings

Linda posted a great comment on an early post that is so full of helpful info I want to make it a post all on its own. I am still working on genealogy although I recently went back to college … Continue reading

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Willie Nelings and the Blizzard of 1887

Willie Nelings was a schoolteacher during the great Dakota Blizzard of 1887. According to a newspaper report in Wisconsin, where her sister lived, Willie saved the lives of her students during the storm by tying them together and leading them … 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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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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Adah Jane Hazel Perry

Adah Jane Hazel Perry’s gravesite in Madison SD. Adah Jane Hazel was born in October of 1857 in Wisconsin. She moved with her parents and siblings to Blue Earth County in Minnesota sometime after that. She married Allen Perry, son … 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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