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Re: Devers families in South Dakota
Posted by: Ruthi Barth Date: March 07, 2002 at 22:02:30
In Reply to: Re: Devers families in South Dakota by Garrett Cobarr of 199

Frank and Jessie (Burch) Devers lived in (now) Meade Co., South Dakota which was Dakota Territory until 1889. They came in Nov., 1885 and lived about
3 miles away from my great grandparents, John Erickson and his wife, Julia (Thompson) Erickson.

Jessie Devers was a midwife to all the pioneer ladies in the area for 40 miles around. In fact, Jessie Devers
delivered my grandmother, Eliza Erickson, born in 1885
in a home birth. Eliza Erickson was born on Morris Creek in then Dakota Territory...she being the dau. of John Erickson and Julia (Thompson) Erickson. Eliza grew up
and later married in 1910 in Meade Co. to Wm. Sullivan.

Ruthi (Sullivan) Barth


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