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Mary Bresee b.1832, of Pottawattamie Co., IA,& Sheridan Co., NE, mother of five
Posted by: Marge Rice (ID *****3754) Date: June 05, 2008 at 22:17:11
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I have an original 8x10 photograph of Mary Bresee Winship and her five children, taken in Gordon (Sheridan Co.) NE, which Id like to get back to descendants or family members. Photo was taken in about 1910, and she looks to be about age 80 while the children are in their 50s to early 60s. Mary Bresee was b.1832 Canada, lived Pottawattamie Co., IA, and after her husband's death, married J. Winship, and they lived Sheridan Co., NE.

The children are:
1. Clara Bresee Hill, b.abt 1851 IL, of Pottawattamie Co., IA
2. Harriet Bresee Porter, b.abt 1853 IA, of Pottawattamie Co., IA
3. Frank Bresee, b.abt 1856 IA, of Pottawattamie Co., IA
4. Charles Bresee, b.Jan 1861, lived Pottawattamie Co., IA & Sheridan Co., NE
5. Geneva Bresee McDowell, b.Jun 1868 IA, of Sheridan Co., NE

I found the family in the 1860 census of Kane (Pottawattamie Co.) IA, with father David Bresee, age 30 OH; wife Mary A., 27 Canada; Clara, 9 IL; Harriet, 7 IA; and Frank, 4 IA.

The 1880 census for Savannah (Butler Co.) NE shows Mary as Marget, 47 Canada; Frank S., 24, IA; and Geneva, 11, IA.
By 1900, Mary had married Jefferson Winship (abt 1881) and her DOB in Canada is Sep 1832. Geneva Bresee lived with them in Gordon (Sheridan Co.) NE, and her DOB is Jun 1868.

In 1900 Rushville (Sheridan Co.) NE, Charles B. showed DOB Jan 1861.

The 1920 census shows Mary Winship, age 87 Canada, living in Long Beach (L.A.Co.) CA.

Get back to me at if you are related to this family.

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