George Washington Story (1943 – 1900)

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     My second great-grandfather George Washington Story was born in August 1843 to Gilford Dudley Story and his second wife Nancy Jane Story nee Womack.  George was born in Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois, USA.  He was the fourth of Dudley’s and Nancy’s nine children.      George Washington Story married his first wife and my second great-grandmother Malinda Davis on November

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Amanda Isabelle “Mandy” Story

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      Many Zimmermans always believed my great-grandfather Parker L. Zimmerman was married five times.  However, Parker was married three times to Victoria Harris, Mellie Bollinger and Lydia Margaret “Dollie” Story.  It was actually Parker’ sister-in-law Amanda Isabelle “Mandy” Story, who was married five times.      Mandy was born in Illinois on July 16, 1877 to George Washington

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Herman Johannpeter (1878 – 1921)

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     When I started researching the family history, I only knew about two of my great-grandmother Caroline “Lee” Ellis’ nee Johannpeter’s siblings.  My grandfather told me a lot about his Uncle “Jules”, Julius Johannpeter.  Grandpa lived with Uncle Jules from the time he left Missouri Military Academy in 1932 until he married my grandmother, Alvina Ellis nee Mosblech in

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