Michael Britt Kelly

Michael Britt Kelly (1808-1885)

This biography was created using the old “Story View” from ancestry.com.

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Here is an analysis of my nephew’s Y-DNA results. Many, if not all, of our matches descend from a David O’Killia, who immigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the mid 1600’s. A common ancestor with them is likely to be 12 to 20 generations back, so could go back to the 1400’s or 1500’s: Dean’s Y-DNA analysis

 

Here are a couple poems by a “T. Kelly.” I don’t know who he is, perhaps a brother or another son of Michael’s.

 

John M Cornett

John M. CornettJohn M Cornett (1873-1942)

This biography was created using the old “Story View” from ancestry.com.

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Charles Lemon Clifford

Charles CliffordCharles Lemon Clifford (1861-1931)

This biography was created using the old “Story View” from ancestry.com.

I just found more newspaper articles about the court cases that led Charles Clifford to be committed to Osawatomie Mental Hospital. I have the whole story here:

The story Charles L Clifford in Osawatomie

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Marie Margaretha Brocksen Reimers

Marie Brocksen ReimersMarie Brocksen Reimers (1859-1922)

This biography was created using the old “Story View” from ancestry.com.

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My husband and I visited Holstein & Ida Grove in October 2018. We found many real estate transactions by Claus and Marie Reimers at the Ida County Courthouse. Marie, especially, seemed to be the one that speculated in real estate. Included here is what we found with other information for context. We also found out from the librarian in Ida Grove that the local newspaper archives are searchable for free on the internet. I found several articles about our family when I got home. Following is a summary of the real estate transactions, businesses that they owned and places they lived:

The Reimers in Holstein

 

 

Claus Johann Reimers

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This biography was created using the old “Story View” from ancestry.com.

(It is a fairly large PDF file. It may take a little while to load, depending on the speed of your connection.

My husband and I visited Holstein & Ida Grove in October 2018. We found many real estate transactions by Claus and Marie Reimers at the Ida County Courthouse. Included here is what we found with other information for context. We also found out from the librarian in Ida Grove that the local newspaper archives are searchable for free on the internet. I found several articles about our family when I got home. Following is a summary of the real estate transactions, businesses that they owned and places they lived:

The Reimers in Holstein

Here is a conversation his sons: my dad, Dean Kelley, had with his brother Warren Kelley reminiscing about family stories. Claus Reimers was their grandfather: