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Re: William Edward Jergins
Posted by: Cathey Cline (ID *****5183) Date: February 16, 2003 at 14:32:54
In Reply to: William Edward Jergins by Sherene Swanson of 18

Hi Sherene, It's your cousin again. Emma Zelma (Zuhn) Jergins was our Great-grandfather William's second wife. The Z on her tombstone stands for Zelma and the date of death on her tombstone is 1966. Since the stones match in design and weathering they were apparently made at the same time and when she died all they had to add was 1966. She outlived him by 36 years. She was a young girl about 18 when Susan, his first wife died. Emma had taken care of her during her illness, watched their 3 children, cooked and cleaned house. He married her about 2 years after Susan Marie died. The George Weldy who is buried next to Grandma Howard was her son. His full name was George Washinton Weldy and he died in 1977 from complications of alcoholism, including tuberculosis. Grandma's first husband was my Grandpa Joel Warner Weldy, who is buried in Lovington, NM. Karla knows a lot about W. E. Jergins' Lumber and Flour Mill, including the official name, so she's a good one to ask. The mill itself was portable and could be moved from job to job. I have a xerox copy of a photo that is on file in Cloudcroft, NM. It shows the Jergins saw mill in operation at the mouth of Curtis Canyon. Curtis Canyon was named for some Curtis folk who married into the Weldy side of my family. Hope this helps you Sherene, Cathey Cline

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